I am a big fan of the HYJLwings A321 mould and own 17 of the 61 A321s they have made so far using it. Aside from some Lufthansa and Airbus house colours the HYJLwings A321 output is entirely made up of Chinese airlines. Often their releases have been made in small runs (60-150) often showcasing minor engine and livery variations of the same basic scheme.
Most HYJLwings models were made in the NG Models factory and HYJLwings also used the NG 757 of which 15 had been made. At startup they had also used the Panda A319, A320 and A330 plus the JC Wings A380 but only 13 models were made in total using these moulds in 2016 and 2017. In 1:200 scale HYJLwings created its own CRJ mould, which has also since been used by NG Models.
I had spoken with owner of HYJLwings a few times and he was a young student based in Canada, funded as I understand it by his family. The models were typically available via taobao sites and only in a very limited way in the West.
Releases were regular during 2018 but tailed off towards the end of the year. The last model made was the above Sichuan Airlines A321neo. I had assumed that HYJLwings had stopped production under their own name and when NG Models began using the A321 in 2019 it seemed that the previously exclusive usage rights to the mould had passed to NG Models.
Checking on my usual taobao sites this week alerted me to 3 new HYJLwings branded release announcements all with the usual structure for an HYJLwings part number. I assume this means HYJLwings are back properly and it isn't just NG Models using the name. This seems to be backed up by a trio of Chinese NG Models pre-announced at the same time on taobao that do not use the HYJLwings brand (two of which are also A321s).
All three new HYJLwings are A321neos and I look forward to seeing them and more afterwards. I am surprised not to see a Capital Airlines A321neo among the set so perhaps that will come soon?
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