Here is the link to my initial piece from August:
Since then there have been a few changes as HYJLwings releases now appear to be being branded as NG Models. There was also a fourth CRJ added to the initial Canadian lineup. All the models were made in very small numbers - either of 60 or 80 pieces.
So it seems that the first models were made for HYJL wings and it is possible that there has been a second run made by NG Models who say they actually own the mould - not HYJL wings.
One of the best things about the models is the boutique experience. These CRJs come in a wooden box complete with gate layout.
They also each come with their own collectors card and the trademark handling glove.
Of course no amount of presentation is worth anything if the mould sucks. Fortunately it does not. Let's take a look in comparison to the real thing:
The shape of the fuselage, wings and control sufaces looks excellent. the most obvious issue is the length of the landing gear. It's a bit too tall but actually probably makes the CRJ look better! The antennae look good although the above example is missing the underside one, whilst the below C-FVKM has its lower antenna.
Here are some more shots of the 3 releases that were originally announced. The fourth model (C-GXJA) seems a lot rarer and I have only seen shots from Threshold Aviation.
Unfortunately due to the very limited numbers the major Canadian retailer for these, Threshold Aviation, only has the Star Alliance version left in stock.
But wait it turns out that these weren't the only CRJs released by NG Models in November. In part 2 we'll look at the other four models released.
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.