American Airlines 777-300ER: N736AT
For starters this month, there's good news. Gemini must be aware that they are the main show in town that focuses on American Airlines. The new livery looks great in person and in 1/400 scale. Many of the recent hits from Gemini have been American Airlines in the updated colors. With this model being offered in two configurations, it signals the use of the superb JC Wings 777-300 mould. Interestingly, no one besides Gemini has made an attempt at the American 777-300. That is until now. Phoenix models has shown some recent life lately, and they are scheduled to bring one to market in the coming weeks. It should be at least a notable contender to what Gemini has planned.
Emirates 777-300ER: A6-END
A ten-year-old Emirates 777 gets its first 1/400 treatment and once again, the alternative flap settings illustrate the likelihood of the JC Wings mould. It has also been sometime since a standard Emirates scheme has been made on a 777 and that actually grabs my attention as none of the other twenty three-300s that have been made are on such a high quality chassis.
Lufthansa Cargo 777-200F: D-ALFA
As has been pointed out by many, this is the first 777 Cargo Luffty that's been made. The issue I have, is that this model isn't currently wearing the new livery. It's understandable why Gemini chose this particular registration, the aircraft's company name is "Good Day, USA." It is sadly however a missed detail that once again begs the question, who is doing the homework for Gemini?! The upside is that this model will be for sure on the dynamite JC mould and perhaps could end up being accurate if the 1/1 version of this airplane is repainted to look like the 1/400. Until that happens though, this is essentially a fantasy model and won't be joining my collection unless someone gave it to me!
We've certainly seen better from Gemini Jets, but we've seen worse as well. As is usually the case in the early 2020's for Gemini, it really comes down to two things. Which wide body moulds will be used, and can the factory stay free of mistakes. Of course, you need to give your production team good information to work with, and the incorrectly liveried Lufthansa 777 is a bigger issue. I am most looking forward to the AA triple seven. The Frontier is promising, and the LATAM, and Emirates have some promise as well.
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