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Old 08-17-2020, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been getting a few messages asking when this review was going to be ready. Apologies for the wait but here it is - a detailed comparison of the new NG Models A350 against its nearest rival:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/ng-models-a350.html

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Old 08-17-2020, 06:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fantastic review Richard. Have NG given any indication when we will see a release?

Personally, I'd quite like to see Qatar a350-900 and Singapore. I'm unsure if I'll replace my av400 a350s yet but I'll have to see 🙂 🙂
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Fantastic review Richard. Have NG given any indication when we will see a release?

Personally, I'd quite like to see Qatar a350-900 and Singapore. I'm unsure if I'll replace my av400 a350s yet but I'll have to see 🙂 🙂
I think they said in the next month or two. I doubt I'll replace any of my AV400 A350s but the new mould certainly looks good.
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Old 08-17-2020, 07:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks good overall, although I'd argue that the curve on the cockpit region seems to be a touch overemphasized. Also sad that they decided to go with a single mould to represent both the old/new winglets.

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Personally, I'd quite like to see Qatar a350-900 and Singapore.
Qatar will likely be among the first batch of releases; they were asking about the WiFi logo found specifically on the A350 on their Instagram a few weeks ago.
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to me the nose still looks wrong. It is very pointed and has a slight concave curve up to the cockpit that the real thing doesn't have. It is quite bluff.

And it still does have the eyebrow above the cockpit.
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The undercarriage look better than on all previous releases. I assume we'll see the first release in september...?
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Amazing. It’s extremely well shaped.

I would just adjust the prominence of the bulge in the underside of the engine which seems noticeably thick while in the aircraft it is more shallow and ends in a thin chisel blade.

My current favorite mould is JC Wings’. Only bad printing/positioning of cockpit or other elements can keep NG from earning my favor. Hope to see the -1000 following soon after
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I might pick up an Aeroflot A359 if they ever get around to doing it.
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Many thanks, Richard for the detailed review!

I’m very glad that NG Models has produced a near perfect mould, plus the best one even better than the AV400. I’m happy to choose NG Models as the supplier for all my A350 models from now onwards.

Richard is right in that slight angular bump above the cockpit, although it is acceptable.

New NG Models Mould Review: Airbus A350-0bff18cb-fe48-4504-967f-49be12c52923.jpg

NG Models has also nailed it when it comes to the rear engine pylon shape, as Richard has kindly pointed out.

Just to supplement with more real pics, since this has been a AV400 weakness in having cavities & triangular-shaped one.

New NG Models Mould Review: Airbus A350-93794acd-51f6-45df-b460-fea6afd28849.jpg

I think the AV400 mould also has another weakness, in having an obvious upward slope to the vertical stabiliser, which is particular pronounced with the early-built A350-900 models & the latest A350-1000 AV400 releases.

The real thing is a flat top yet AV400 is not flat.



Finally, well done NG!!!!!!
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Old 08-18-2020, 02:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The Aviation400 A350 has a slight angular bump over the cockpit as well, and is quite noticeable because its nose is a bit too blunt.


If NG can reduce/eliminate the angular bump above the cockpit, they will be my go-to manufacturer for A350s going forward.
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Just wow! Really looking forward for models with this new mould. (EC-NBE...)
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Thanks for the review. I will say I disagree in several aspects. Namely, the nose is too concave in my opinion around the cockpit. Also, I actually find the turbine going in the wrong direction a massive error because of how it impacts the head on view of the aircraft. I have my first two AV400 A350's on the way in and obviously, I don't have access to the prototype as you do, and I know in hand is different than online. To me however, AV400 is still the one to beat. Especially with the aerials and such. Personally packaging is part of the model experience so I'll have to weigh that too into my considerations. I will add, NG continues to show it's not here to just play games. They are serious manufacturers.
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Thanks for the review. I will say I disagree in several aspects. Namely, the nose is too concave in my opinion around the cockpit. Also, I actually find the turbine going in the wrong direction a massive error because of how it impacts the head on view of the aircraft. I have my first two AV400 A350's on the way in and obviously, I don't have access to the prototype as you do, and I know in hand is different than online. To me however, AV400 is still the one to beat. Especially with the aerials and such. Personally packaging is part of the model experience so I'll have to weigh that too into my considerations. I will add, NG continues to show it's not here to just play games. They are serious manufacturers.
I'm another blade-spotter. They really do need to get this right, and I'm sure they will (surely they wouldn't produce them with opposite-spinning engines?)

They've literally got it half-right at the moment, but I wonder if that's because they are demonstrating they could model a potential future GEnx engine option as well as a Trent XWB?
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PS forgot to say, excellent review Richard.
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They’ve literally got it half-right at the moment, but I wonder if that's because they are demonstrating they could model a potential future GEnx engine option as well as a Trent XWB?
Well GE ended up the relationship with Airbus on the A350... since they added RR to the engine option of the A350, so GE cancelled the project. So GE + A350 will not happen.
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What a great review.. I am going to get NG Models A350´s and maybe replace the other brands I have.. Curious what the first airline will be..
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Thanks for the review. I will say I disagree in several aspects. Namely, the nose is too concave in my opinion around the cockpit. Also, I actually find the turbine going in the wrong direction a massive error because of how it impacts the head on view of the aircraft. I have my first two AV400 A350's on the way in and obviously, I don't have access to the prototype as you do, and I know in hand is different than online. To me however, AV400 is still the one to beat. Especially with the aerials and such. Personally packaging is part of the model experience so I'll have to weigh that too into my considerations. I will add, NG continues to show it's not here to just play games. They are serious manufacturers.
Agreed. Ironically, I feel that the nose/cockpit region of the first sample from earlier this year is better overall- it lacks the over-pronounced concavity and has a sharper, less upturned nose.
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Interesting discussion lads. Here's another short video looking at the mould to give you some more evidence:

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Hi Richard, thanks for your detail review.
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Good review indeed.
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Excellent review!! Can't wait to see NG's A350 wearing Iberia's livery.
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