Thanks to Leonardo Mello, Abi Zidni and Kenney from Airshop Diecast for providing me with the info for this post.
I have previously discussed Panda Models exclusive model releases in partnership with retailers from around the globe and tried to keep a master list of what has been made. Those pages can be found here:
2023 has brought further retailer exclusives to the market from both new and old partners. Airshop Diecast have previously financed a selection of Panda made customs including Garuda & Lion 737-300s, Pelita & Batik Air A320s, Sriwijaya Air 737-800s and the Indonesian Air Force 737-800.
Their latest pair of exclusves cover two more Indonesian examples - one Boeing and one Airbus. First is the retro-colours on the Boeing 737-800 PK-GFM. This aircraft was made previously by Gemini Jets but way back in 2011 on a very old mould.
This model is available now and can be purchased from Airshop Diecast. They can be contacted on Instagram or via their Facebook page.
The second model, which isn't yet completed will be the TransNusa A320 PK-TLA. TransNusa Air has been around since 2005 but didn't receive its own AOC until 2011. It was a regional airline primarily using ATRs in the 2010s but was forced to suspend operations due to COVID. It relaunched in November 2021 but as a LCC and the fleet noew consists of a trio of A320s and a pair of Comac ARJ21s for which it is the international launch customer.
Production of the new model is well underway and it should be available within the next month or so. Here are some production shots:
The third Panda exclusive recently announced comes from the Brasilian store Hilton Miniaturas (possibly in partnership with Air Tango). It is a Transbrasil Boeing 737-400 PT-TEL and is being branded as HK Wings.
The model can currently be pre-ordered here and I'm told will be available in Dec-Jan timescales.
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