Aeroclassics welcomes the new year in stride. This month we get eleven 1/400 models and a singular 1/200 DC-8. Aeroclassics provides variety once again with eight different airlines from every corner of the globe.
In a rare move, Gemini has somewhat quietly released an exclusive 1/400 scale Southwest Airlines model. The model itself is the one of a kind, 'Louisiana One.' Gemini scarcely releases models in this way and the timing is interesting.
This month Gemini Jets bring us a flourish of moulds, some of which we haven't seen in several years. While the overall release is flashy on the front end, I break down why all isn't quite what it seems. Still there is something here for almost everyone. The headliners in my opinion are the C-32A "Air Force 1," the Southwest Illinois One, the Lufthansa MD-11F, and AN-124.
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.
For more thoughts on this months releases, click here.
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.