Aeroclassics seems to be putting the finishing touches on its recent foray into the 757 side of the 1/400 market. After a total of 10 overall releases, collectors now have a good sampling of their efforts to convert NG built models into main-line Aeroclassics products. While the mould itself has very little to do with Aeroclassics, the paint, printing and overall look of the model are their responsibility. In this review I take a look at one of the four Aeroclassics Boring 757-200 models I've decided to purchase.
I chose this particular model because I have been slowly working my way into earlier paint schemes but I prefer later made aircraft. This 757 is a good marriage because it ticks both of these boxes. This particular aircraft is rather unremarkable. Perhaps it was a participant in Operation Solomon. The 50th anniversary logos are a nice touch and add a distinctly collectable feature.
I've been doing my best lately to not let March escape without at least one review to show for it. Life has been busy but I've finally finished my latest project. Back in December I committed to purchasing 2 NG Models (my first two and have since picked up another). A pair of 787-9s and wow, the hype for once has been well warranted. In this review of NG Model's China Southern "787th" 787, innovation and quality are paramount on NG's 10th attempt at the 787-9.
The aircraft itself is a brand new member of the China Southern fleet since December 2018 and is largely flying cross-continental flights in and around China out of China Southern Hub, Guangzhou. B-1168 is sporting the new scheme applied to most if not all China Southern 787s but has been given special badges that indicate its celebratory social standing as the 787th 787. The aircraft is wholly owned by Aercap and is on lease to the airline. This is the second 787 I've reviewed, the other, a JC 787-8 by JC. It has been interesting to take a close look at both and its impressive to see what NG Models (Next Generation Model) has accomplished.
As I've continued my foray into the classic world of 1/400, I've decided to take a look at the brand new Aeroclassics product, an 70's version of the DC-10-30, ZK-NZR. Poured into creation on the famed AC DC-10 mould at the end of 2018, this tri-engined jet did not disappoint. Air New Zealand took delivery of several DC-10s following the merger of two state sponsored airlines Union Airlines and Teal (Tasman Empire Airways Limited). As air travel in the 70s began to increase, so did the need for larger aircraft. The new DC-10s were used to phase out older smaller aircraft like the DC-8.
Many people don't know that these DC-10s were often used on sight seeing tours of the Antarctic. Infamously, flight 901 crashed into the side of Mt. Erebus. Following this accident and the crash of AA flight 191 the FAA withdrew the aircraft's type certificate and the planes were mostly grounded. There's so much more to the story of these DC-10s which helped bring Air New Zealand into the major world markets setting up to be a global competitor today.
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