Now I know that many collectors, especially Western ones, have no interest in Chinese releases, however there's no doubting the size of the local collector market and Chinese airlines are both diverse and often colourful. It is something of a shame then that recently both NG Models and HYJLwings have been so conservative with their Chinese releases sticking mainly to the Big Three.
NG Models themselves have been primarily making China Eastern A330s/A350s and Air China/China Southern 737-800s, while HYNLwings produced some Air China / China Eastern A321s and Xiamen 737-800s. Needless to say these are some of the biggest airlines in China and many of the smaller airlines are rather under-represented (Kunming Airlines, Lucky Air, Air Travel, Ruili Airlines all being good examples).
Anyway that isn't changing with the latest HYJLwings announcements, which all focus on China Southern Airlines or Air China.
For China Southern there are a trio of A321s (1 NEO and 2 CEOs). At least B-1625 wears the rather attractive China International Consumer Products Expo scheme. Stay tuned for an inferior Phoenix releases coming soon no doubt. Obviously this HYJLwings/NG Models mould is far superior.
HYJLwings have already made 8 other China Southern A321s, which included 3 NEOs (one with a German test reg) and 3 CEOs in Skyteam colours. This is however their first CEO without Sharklets in the standard colours.
Also announced is HYJLwings first usage of the NG A350 mould for a CZ example:
Lastly there are a pair of standard Air China 737-800s - one with one without blended winglets.
Even as a diehard Chinese airliner collector I am struggling to get interested in these releases but I will probably pick up the colourful A321 and maybe even the standard colours CEO to replace an old Phoenix version.
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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