When Aeroclassics announced they were going to shake up their distribution model by leaving many widely known and followed traders, I was very doubtful that the venture would work out. I guessed that by selling via their own site, prices would have to go higher, and would in fact become too high for most people and that eventually, Aeroclassics would return to the aforementioned dealers. For the time being, it seems I was very wrong.
As the models went live at 7PM Eastern on Friday, December 11th, collectors moved quickly. I watched the new main hub of Aeroclassics, Aeroclassicsdirect.com every few hours and several of the twelve 1/400 scale offerings went from dwindling to gone before the day was done.
It seems that Aeroclassics in a way has reinvented themselves. A year or so ago, rushed attempts at model airliners like the 737 MAX 8 (Like the one here) or the "Lochness" L-011 coupled with poor paint application and less than precise features made AC feel stale.
But recently Aeroclassics has gotten back to what they're really good at. Classic titles on classic moulds. No doubt people are loving it as month after month, great models sell out fast.
It took NG Models a little while to roll out their Models from March... they arrived in May. But no matter because in typical NG fashion, they are phenomenal. The highlight for me is the Royal Nepal Combi. I choose 4 of the 14 choices this month and I've rated them based on my over all personal satisfaction. Read more here about my over all rankings for this month.
There was something for everyone this month from AC. I usually don't take this many models in a month but the variety offered was too good to pass up. The mail man delivered these on the last day in April, so I guess they still qualify as April releases but these took a long time to hit the market. Enjoy digesting my takeaway here.