Releasing only 6 Tupolev Tu-134s in nearly 2 years is a pretty poor return and a disappointment for me, especially when it is often quite a while between announcement and delivery. Nonetheless, the latest trio of 134s are finished and look excellent.
Panda are playing it a little safe so far with their Tu-134 releases as obviously there are plenty of schemes to make, especially when you take into account that Panda have both moulds (Tu-134A with glazed nose and Tu-134B with radar nose). They could of for example made the standard Aeroflot colours as a Tu-134B at the same time in the same scheme, but oh well.
At least Panda have started to meander towards some of the major Eastern Bloc carriers with the Interflug model below. Hopefully there'll be more announced soon.
To get an idea of the range of releases possible see my wishlist:
The other model that is also finished is the Titan Airways Royal Air Force 'Boris Force Two' A321 G-XATW. Gemini Jets also just released this model but obviously the Panda mould is superior:
As far as I know that leaves just a single model in Panda's own backlog, although obviously there are plenty of other retailer exclusive models in the panda production backlog. The single remaining model is the Peach Air A320:
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