Way back in August 2018 I was able to announce that JC Wings were working on a new 747-400 mould and was even able to show some photos of a near finished mould. It obviously hasn't been a high priority for them as here we are in August 2020 and they've only just announced the first release using the new 'flaps down' version. Thanks to JC Wings and my friend JagT747 I have been able to access some new photos of the finished mould and here they are.
To see my original post and images click here:
I have to say the mould is looking impressive, whilst the addition of a flaps down version is an added bonus. Click below to see the enlarged images:
All photos courtesy of JC Wings via JagT747
Most of my old comments on this are still valid. Back in 2018 I said:
"So I for one and seriously looking forward to the new 747-400, which may finally oust some of my old Dragon Wings 747s (I missed all the first Aeroclassics and Big Bird series 400s). I only hope that JC Wings are able to use it and stray further afield than the usual bunch of Asian carriers. I especially hope it isn't used just for modern freighters but sees the liveries of airlines from the glory days of the big Jumbo."
Those concerns are still valid as the first announced model using this mould is of China Airlines, which is a little disappointing.
Sadly if JC stay true to form then the releases are likely to look something like this:
Very Likely: CI, CX, NH, JL, CA, SQ, EVA (mostly in orange boxes)
Likely: TG, GA
Possible: MH, BA, KL, QF, House Clrs
Not Likely: Other North/South American and European airlines
I hope I am wrong and they produce a wide range of models in reasonable timescales. I guess we'll see over the next year or so.
I'm Richard Stretton: a fan of 1/400 scale model aircraft and airports. This blog reports work on my model airport dioramas and discussion of the model manufacturers output.