Hello Richard! I visit your site from time to time,its very helpful!
Anyways my view on 2019 is as follows: Again my view from my own collection or what i have seen!
Brand of the year 2019: Winner is NG.
NG have made some excellent models this year.Their Tristars are exquisite and packaging the best! Reminds me of A380's from WittyWings back in the 2012/13 period when they were around! However i do feel this award from me could be shared jointly with AV400 as of the Brillant A350's they do! Though as of long waits and NG being quite promptly from release news,they deserve the title! Maybe 2020 it will go to AV400 as models that are 6 months over due will now be reviewed and seen in the UK in this year!
Model of the year: NG Tristars.
The Tristars from NG have been exquisite! Make Aeroclassics look a joke frankly and avoid anyone their models! As said if AV400 had been delivered on time back in October and August,then it could have been a different story as their A350's are worthy of the title! My view !
My Positions are for 2019!
1)NG Tristar 500 Delta Retro livery.
2)NG Tristar 500 BA Landor livery. > Though AV400 A350-1000 Virgin Atlantic would have been placed here if it arrived before 2020!
3)BigBird B747-200 Alitalia blue livery.Limited edition BACI.
4)NG A330-300 Singapore Star Alliance All white livery. Better than even Panda version.
5)NG B787-9 Virgin Atlantic. Best white paint so far for Virgin special paint job! Only thing that let this model down was the red being matt like nail Polish not metallic!
Best 1:200 was JCwings GulfAir current livery! 2nd Inflight200 Etihad F1 B787-9.
Best model 2018 was Phoenix A340-300 Hi-Fly Black Swiss livery! One of the Best Phoenix models ever done i feel!