Thanks to Minh Quân Nguyễn once again for alerting me to this
This is the 2nd time in only a few months that the NG Models (formerly Panda) ARJ mould has been used by someone else - the first time being Sebastian Model:
Unlike that model this one reproduces a livery/aircraft combination that has been made at least three times before - that of launch customer Chengdu Airlines. Is there really such demand for ARJs in China?
The model itself, numbered DDW0001 (although I doubt we'll ever see DDW0002), looks decent enough and is of B-3387, which at least is a rego not made before. There isn't a lot more to say really, although note the typo on the box. The model is available from a couple of stores on taobao and I doubt it will sell to many, if any, outside of China. Nonetheless, I like to keep an eye on the different brands being spawned out of China and perhaps NG should get better security to protect their moulds from being used?
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