China Airlines A350-9 "Urocissa caerulea," by JC Wings
JC Wings Part Number: JC4CAL728
Manufacturer: JC Wings
For starters, JC Wings has adopted a box style more like Phoenix lately. They used to provide open windows boxes with a nice clear film over the top providing a nice view of the cradled aircraft within. I like the China Airlines branded box that this model comes in except for one thing. The "I Love A350" logo is really cheesy looking.
This 1/400 model comes with four pieces added to the top, (two on the bottom) three antenna and a satnav dome. All are securely added and accurately placed.
A fair amount of changes have been made to 1/400 airplanes in the last 8 years or so. I don't like many of the "gimmicky" things, I could honestly take or leave the rolling wheels. One thing I do enjoy are engines with spinning turbines. I know there has been a lot of conversation on the matter but I tend to enjoy knowing they are in there.
Another successful detail is the shark-fin. I remember watching the first A350s roll off the line and I was immediately thinking that making them look right in 1/400 would be a big challenge.
I would really like to see more detail on the engine pylons. Looking at the real thing, there are a lot of well defined lines on this section of plane, printing on that surface should be doable.