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Old 09-26-2021, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am confused about the Phoenix ANA A380 models that were released recently.

My three Phoenix ANA A380s in the three colours have been on pre-order with Aviation Retail Direct since a long time; yet these are in stock at Aircraft Model Store in England.

The ARD website lists five different Phoenix ANA A380 models. There are two in green, two in blue and one in orange. I have included a screenshot for all of you.

The two green ones are at different prices with different item numbers, i.e. PH04387 and PH04387A. The same applies for the blue ones.

Are they different models or what? Can someone please help me before I blow my money. Thanks.
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Old 09-26-2021, 07:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I remember correctly, I think there were livery printing mistakes on the original releases - i.e. open eyes instead of closed eyes for the green livery.. and maybe something similar for the bblue - hence the price decrease.


The recent ones have corrected this. I myself got the green model solo and can confirm its stunning and correct.


Hope this helps and would also suggest checking with others too - youtube is also another good source where you can compare some of the older and newer ones
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Old 09-28-2021, 04:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Would be nice to know if these will ever actually arrive in the UK. The rest of the World always seem to get theirs first!
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Would be nice to know if these will ever actually arrive in the UK. The rest of the World always seem to get theirs first!



I think they are available at aircraftmodelstore
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I think they are available at aircraftmodelstore
Thanks for the info.

ARD's Suppiles are becoming very unreliable, so have Pre-ordered the Box set from AMS too.
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I think they are available at aircraftmodelstore
Thanks for the info.

ARD's Suppiles are becoming very unreliable, so have Pre-ordered the Box set from AMS too.
I gave up on my pre-order with ARD and have just purchased it from Aircraft Model Store. They have the box set in stock despite their website showing it as for pre-order.

I can’t understand how ARD would not have an item yet Aircraft Model Store would when both retailers are UK based and would supposedly receive their shipment at the same time.
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Just purchased JA381A via eBay, with a 10% discount. Its coming from AMS too but less than direct from their website?!?
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Just purchased JA381A via eBay, with a 10% discount. Its coming from AMS too but less than direct from their website?!?
I did the same.
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