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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Today, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By RStretton
Re: Where are panda?

Aside from TAP who have you made licensed models for?

When will your next releases be announced and when will the new moulds be available?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By RStretton
Hope & Despair: Air Congo's Struggle

I love the history of African airlines, although I admit that is partly because they have so often been slow-motion trainwrecks and so are a lot more interesting for it. Few countries can claim the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-20-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By RStretton
Re: Aviation400 New releases!

Don't think so. I wouldn't expect to see these models until around December/January at least.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-17-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By RStretton
Aviation400: Sept/October Releases

AV400 have been justifiably getting some stick recently but they have just made some progress at reducing their backlog substantially with 10 models released in the past month or so, including the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-17-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By RStretton
Re: Where are panda?

Yep. They said they had retired it with the FedEx release. I don't know why really. It wasn't as good as the NG mould but was better than the JC and Phoenix ones.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-16-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By RStretton
Re: Where are panda?

They have certainly seriously slowed down their releases both in terms of numbers and frequency.


In 2017 they released 119 models so about 10 a month
In 2018 they released just 68 but did at...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-16-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 944
Posted By RStretton
Re: JC 400 November and future releases.

Some unusual releases there. An AA 727 is super unusual from JC, as is the Icelandair 737-400. Great choices.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-16-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By RStretton
Whisper It: A Bristol Britannia Wishlist

I'm generally considered something of a pessimist but you'd sadly have to be optimistic to expect anymore Bristol Britannias in 1:400 scale, which is a damn shame as the Whispering Giant deserves...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-15-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,951
Posted By RStretton
Re: October Aeroclassics: Your guesses....

I'd like a Southwest in the original colours with the full titles on the fuselage and tail:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-14-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,670
Posted By RStretton
Re: Detailed 1:400 Scale Model Reviews

There's a lot of competition for A330s in 1:400 scale but not many unique liveries to be made. JC Wings has found one with Lucky Air though, which is the subject of this week's review:
...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 10-13-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By RStretton
Far from the ORDinary Pt2: T3 to Take-off

Part 2 of my Chicago O'Hare visit takes me through T3 and then back to T1 for take-off:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/model-airport-blog/far-from-the-ordinary-pt2-ohare-t3-t1c-departure
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-13-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,951
Posted By RStretton
Re: October Aeroclassics: Your guesses....

Andrew said to me both releases were the same colour just one has the heart and one doesn't
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 10-12-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By RStretton
Far from the ORDinary Pt1: A Short Visit to Chicag

Last month I visited Chicago and had the pleasure of spending a few hours at ORD. Here's the first part of a 2 part series looking at what I saw there:
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-12-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,974
Posted By RStretton
Re: NG Model - 1:400 October 2019 Release

Hey kid not sure quite what you mean by your signature and header but I can't say I'm a big fan of it. Please change it.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-11-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,778
Posted By RStretton
Re: JC 400 February and Future Releases

The house colours MD-90 still hasn't shown up I think
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-11-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,974
Posted By RStretton
Re: NG Model - 1:400 October 2019 Release

The C919s don't even fly in China. There are none in airline service - yet
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-09-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By RStretton
Re: Full House: Manufacturer Colours Fleet Update

No sadly not. Hasn't come up at a Waffle sale yet ;)
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-09-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By RStretton
Full House: Manufacturer Colours Fleet Update

It's been about a year and a half since I last posted an update about my manufacturer house colours fleet and thanks to a bevy of great new releases it has come along way since. Here's an update....
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-08-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By RStretton
Re: Most Overlooked Aircraft in 1:400??

There are a stack of ignored MD-80s that have never been made for major European flag carriers - not even by Dragon Wings. I'm thinking such obvious and classic schemes as these:

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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-08-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By RStretton
Re: AV400 A350 Simply the best!!

As promised this week's review covers my latest AV400 A350 - in the China Southern scheme. Lovely model:

https://thediecastflier.com/china-southern-airbus-a350-941-aviation400/
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-08-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,670
Posted By RStretton
Re: Detailed 1:400 Scale Model Reviews

I'm a big fan of the AV400 A350 and since I've been reviewing they've improved the mould a couple of times. This latest CZ A350 is certainly a lovely model:
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-07-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By RStretton
Re: Block's Third Way: Air Holland

Waffle has sold 14 of them and has just 2 left and that is in the USA. There are at least 7 other sales recorded on DiMA.

So looks like it probably has sold quite well for a run of what I presume...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-07-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By RStretton
Block's Third Way: Air Holland

Prior to the internet and LCC revolution charter airlines were a major component of the European scene and competition was strong. Air Holland fought hard to forge a 3rd option in the Netherlands....
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-04-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By RStretton
Re: Keep it in the family Pt2: African Jumbos

Yeah I covered the series 100/200 in a mould review: https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/boeing-747-100200.html

The 300s probably follow the same pattern but not sure about Net Models. For the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-04-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By RStretton
Re: Keep it in the family Pt2: African Jumbos

This is the later Jet-X after its break with Dragon when they made BAE 146s, DC-9-10s etc. This SAA 747 I think uses either the BigBird mould or a copy of it (i.e. the BigBird mk2). The gear legs are...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-04-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By RStretton
Keep it in the family Pt2: African Jumbos

As the man Doug said a few weeks back in his thread (https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/1-400-scale-model-aircraft/311730-keep-family.html) it is great when the community pulls together to help...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-03-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By RStretton
Re: AV400 A350 Simply the best!!

I did this review a year ago between the 3 moulds. Since AV400 have improved theirs and recent JC Wings have a new nose but the cockpit printing isn't great:
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-03-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By RStretton
National Airlines Liveries 1946-1980

National were always one of the smaller trunks either under the irascible Ted Baker or the young gun Bud Maytag (both connected by commonly using nicknames but not a lot else). Anyway it is rightly...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-03-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By RStretton
Re: AV400 A350 Simply the best!!

I've got 7 of them and will be reviewing the latest probably next week. AV have made some improvements to the mould over time.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-01-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,670
Posted By RStretton
Re: Detailed 1:400 Scale Model Reviews

Actually if you read it I did discuss it, in the mould section, but in my opinion it is such a small issue and too long by such a tiny amount as to be of no importance. I don't deduct half marks. I...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-01-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,680
Posted By RStretton
Re: Yesterday's Airlines Newsletter

It's October 1st and its issue 27. Subscribe to find out what's coming up:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48824544538_cfdc48485a.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hosy53)October 2019 Newsletter...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-30-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,670
Posted By RStretton
Re: Detailed 1:400 Scale Model Reviews

I know it has already been discussed but it is a lovely model so this week I look at the Yananyi Dreaming 737-800:

https://thediecastflier.com/yananyi-dreaming-qantas-boeing-737/
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-27-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By RStretton
Karnali & Gandaki: The Nepalese 757s

I am particularly attracted to the histories of smaller national carriers and was super-pleased when NG released this beautiful Nepalese 757 as it a unique aircraft - the only 757 Combi. Click the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-27-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,497
Posted By RStretton
Re: Lovely releases

I am a big fan of this month's Aeroclassics and applaud them, and have 5 on order. However when will they work out that the tail and cheatlines onto the tail should align? The factory keep on making...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-27-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By RStretton
Re: KaiTak Wings Cathay Pacific Pre-order

Yeah it was. On the mould scoring I tend to knock a point off for each defect of any size. Hence for this mould it looses 1 for the engine join, 1 for the cradle mount and 1 for the general shape of...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-27-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By RStretton
Re: KaiTak Wings Cathay Pacific Pre-order

There's no fixing it without replacing the entire wing and by that point you might as well make a new mould altogether, which JC have been doing for an admittedly interminable amount of time.

The...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-26-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,262
Posted By RStretton
Re: Suggestions for Aeroclassics Boeing 737-200s

There are certainly a lot of good UK charter airlines I'd like and Orion is near the top of the list. Some of these have been mentioned already but would be superb:

Air Europe
Air UK Leisure...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-25-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By RStretton
Classic Airline Magazines Pt1: Airliners

The aviation magazine world is a lot poorer nowadays with many great titles gone. In part 1 of a new series I take a look at airliner magazines of yesteryear, starting with 'The World's Airline...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-23-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,670
Posted By RStretton
Re: Detailed 1:400 Scale Model Reviews

I thought that the criticism that appeared of NG's 787s last month was a little harsh to say the least, especially in comparison to the competition's models. Nonetheless nobody's perfect and this...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-23-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By RStretton
Persistence over Performance: Qantas Comet IVs

My recent acquisition of a bevy of great Aussie classics gives me the opportunity to once again delve into the history of aviation from across the ditch. Qantas was never a big fan of the Comet but...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-22-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By RStretton
Re: Biman Fokker F-28

Length is the main thing. I covered it in the mould review with images:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/fokker-f28f70f100.html
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-22-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By RStretton
Re: Biman Fokker F-28

Not for me. I'd prefer an older livery Boeing 707 myself if I was going to get a 2nd Biman.

Plus this is an F28-4000, which AC doesn't have a mould for. The difference between a 1000 and a 4000 is...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-20-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,497
Posted By RStretton
Re: September Aeroclassics speculations

What's the story with the CAL DC-10? Did they have an order that was cancelled - perhaps due to the type's issues? They never actually operated it did they?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-18-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By RStretton
Re: Which ERJ-145 is better, JC wings or Gemini Je

I've always struggled to know if there are really one or two moulds. Certainly some have silly long nosegear and look much inferior to others with shorter nosegear. It looks like there may be just...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-17-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By RStretton
Second-hand Additions in 2019

Any diverse collection of 1:400 airliners is going to feature a decent sprinkling of classics and therefore a lot of Aeroclassics too. Getting hold of these older models can be difficult but thanks...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-17-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By RStretton
Re: Lost Potential: A TU-204 Wishlist

Yeah I mistakenly thought they only operated the short body version.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-16-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By RStretton
Re: Phoenix October 2019 Releases

If Gemini finally get access to the JC Wings mould then that would be the one to go for but if they are still using the old cradle mount then its Phoenix all the way
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-16-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By RStretton
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-16-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,670
Posted By RStretton
Re: Detailed 1:400 Scale Model Reviews

It is certainly pretty decent in my opinion. Note I said newer not new :D
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-16-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By RStretton
Re: Anyone heard of “Albatros”? (New manufactur)

Look at the engine pylon/wing join. This looks to me like the old 747-400 just with a livery that disguises the old nose.
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