Model collecting isn't always a friendly business, but at its heart 1:400 scale has a good community of collectors who are happy to go the extra mile for each other. I have made some great friends in my time collecting. Due to the tyranny of distance I don't get too many models from other collectors but just this week a box arrived from Oz so here I'll look at the contents and how you too can get hold of some rare models from the same source.
The advent of 3D printing has revolutionised the ability for individuals to get involved in making their own equipment and models for display with the professionally made aircraft produced in 1:400 and 1:200 scale. One of the newest additions to the growing area of ground service equipment is FantasyWings, who were gracious enough to give me an interview introducing themselves.
I buy a lot of 1:400 scale models but although I live in NZ I buy very few from New Zealand or Australia. Very rarely are they price competitive with China or the USA (even on shipping in the case of Australia). So it was a great pleasure to discover a new Australian source who has some rare models for sale at his eBay store.