Originally Posted by jixer
This has been discussed loads both on here and the other forum. I guess it keeps coming up because individuals are so staggeringly disappointed when they get their mitts on an actual A310 or MD-11? But to cut to the chase, yes, HM need to put the same resource and commitment in to their civil jet line as they do to their military stuff. If they did then they might hoipe to actually be able to compete with Gemini, JC et al. The civil jet model game has moved on - and HM need either to radically up theirs or throw in the towel. It really is that simple.
As much as I applaud HM's efforts to bring us retro subjects that others don't seem to want to touch, I do find HM's execution to be one step up from Corgi's 1:144 Propliner range. Not that there was anything really all that horrible about Corgi's efforts -- I mean, they were what they were -- it's just they weren't anywhere as refined in execution as say, Gemini, who I would consider industry leader (faults and all).
HM really needs to step up their game in the commercial aviation area or just politely bow out.