The Boeing 757 is one of my all time favourite aircraft and so I was thrilled when NG Models appeared in early 2018 with a brand new and excellent 757 mould. The 757 has been the cornerstone of their production and, as of Mid-September 2021, they had made 157 models under their own brand name, as well as 15 for HYJL Wings and 2 for Dream Air. For a little while now I've been interested in how the usage of the 757 mould has changed over time so in this analysis I take a look at the usage it has received to date.
NG Models continue to make a big splash in the 1:400 pond. They are not content with being a niche manufacturer and apparently have both the funding and capacity to take on the incumbent occupiers of the scale. Their latest assault on the existing manufacturers is a new Airbus A350-900 mould. Do we really need one? Maybe not, but if your plan is to compete directly with Phoenix and JC Wings then you definitely do. Here I'll take a look at the first sample of the new mould.
This year has marked the twentieth anniversary of 1:400 scale and several manufacturers (notably Gemini Jets and Aeroclassics) have been celebrating their 20th year in business. Meanwhile relative newcomer NG Models has been slowly getting its Tristar production into gear, which gives an opportunity to compare some models from the dawn of the scale with some from recent month's.
I'm Richard Stretton, an aviation enthusiast and major collector of 400 scale model aircraft. This blog discusses ongoing events in the world of 400 scale.
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