For anyone who is unaware my collection now stands at just over 1,800 1:400 scale models with most major historic airlines represented by at least a couple of aircraft and many more represented by quite a few more! Anyway increasingly it is hard to find new spots for models but there is still room and usually with a little creative reorganising I can still slip new additions in.
A recent collection sale addition is this Air Zaire DC-8. It's always a struggle to find more space on the African shelf but I managed to slip her in next to her Air Congo forerunner:
With the addition of last month's Aeroclassics 757 I now have 6 AeroPeru aircraft plus the Faucett/Aeroperu Tristar:
November's UA 767 has proven more than an adequate replacement for the Jet-X model she replaced and sits nicely alongside 8 other aircraft wearing the Saul Bass tulip with small titles:
Another collection sale purchase this SABENA DC-10 is my first representative from Belgium in the 1980s and sits nicely among the Euro 1980s fleet, which has a decent number of A310s in it now. There is a SABENA 737-200 on the way to join this DC-10 soon.
My fleet of Mexicana and Aeromexico aircraft has rather exploded in the past year and this 757 sits well with the more recent end of the AM fleet. There is a DC-10 on order to join and fill one of the few remaining gaps in the fleet.
I admit to being disappointed by the cockpit placement on this model but otherwise it is nice. The 767 joins my rather beaten up NH fleet. The 747 was a scratch and dent buy from Waffle whilst you'll notice the 767-300 has no landing gear due to an unfortunate shelf collapse accident:
This model was another disappointment, although from the right side it looks fine. From the left the lines at the nose are a mess. Anyway it provides an example of the early 2000s livery in my Mexicana fleet:
I'm Richard Stretton, an aviation enthusiast and major collector of 400 scale model aircraft. This blog discusses ongoing events in the world of 400 scale.
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