So far Aeroclassics have mainly focused on early series 200 operators. This has seen a few needy releases long sought after like Pacific Western, TWA and All Nippon but also other obvious airlines, mainly from the US majors. In theory they could spend quite a while putting out variations of United, USAir and other 767s that have been made already. I for one have relatively little interest in replacing my Gemini / JC Wings 767s so am not going to promote them in this thread as wishlist material. That rules out USAir, US Airways, Qantas, UTAir, Transbrasil, Air China and a few others.
I am keener to replace some of my Dragon 767s but even there the ones I own (Piedmont, Air New Zealand, Ansett) are pretty good and not high on the replacement list. As good as the Aeroclassics 767 is, in reality up to now it isn’t a big enough improvement over existing moulds (plus lacks aerials and top-quality printing detail) to necessitate replacements.
Having said all that there are lots of 767s that have never been made in 1:400 scale at all and deserve some attention. Here are my top 31 that I think should get into production in the coming year or two:
Until recently the lack of 1980/90s pre-Tui yuck Britannia was appalling. Now NG have made an excellent 757 it is surely time to get the 767-200 out. This is an aircraft that defined Britannia for over a decade. Oh and follow it up with some 737s as well!
Can premium airlines ever really work? Probably not, at least history suggest not anyway. On the UK side of the pond Silverjet found this out to their cost. Nice scheme though.
The A300/310 scooped up most of the orders in Europe but the 767-200 still wore the colours of several national carriers albeit usually in small numbers.
Not a national carrier but like PWA a small but important airline in its geographic zone that perhaps bit off more than it could chew with the 767.
Staying in Scandinavia and SAS also operated a few 767-200s alongside their series 300s. they regularly visited Heathrow:
The 767 proved useful for those Eastern European airlines that didn’t select the A310-300 and saw service with all of the following:
The 767 also proved a useful intermediate size as a replacement for old 707s with several smaller African flag carriers. The type looked particularly attractive in the following liveries:
In the early 2000s the Russian majors were trying to upgrade their older Soviet era equipment and 767-200s seemed fairly attractive. JC Wings has already made a UTAir example but these three would go nicely alongside it:
The 767 took its fair share of business away from the A310 in Latin America and there are several scheme variants available for Mexican and Colombian operators:
I’ll round this wishlist off with a random selection of other 767s from elsewhere around the globe including the US.
Last but clearly not least is the Boeing house colours:
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.