Gemini Jets has taken a beating lately over a variety of issues. From its problems with quality control, bad printing, bad painting, and a rash of other problems, it's nice to see the model plane maker get a little redemption.
I was hesitant when I saw the mock-ups for Gemini's new scale model. The last 1/400 737 I bought from the Gemini line (Alaskan 737, 1000th aircraft) was the first in years and when I took it out, I was so disappointed to see all the plastic. I thought for sure, I'd get more plastic pieces with all the details needed to make this Max 8 correctly. Surprised I was when the stabilizers returned to metal. Surprised I was when I saw the detail in the finish, the detail on the turbine cowlings, the detail, and excellent construction from one end of the model to the other. While other moulds in the Gemini stable continue to struggle, this new Max 8 mould gives others something to strive for.
A few weeks before this 737 arrived in mail, I procured a Gemini brand A350. That particular model suffered substantial chipping of the paint as a result of no traceable amount of glue being applied to the wing joints. No such problems were found here. This was to my knowledge only the second Max 8 released by Gemini. I have to believe a little extra effort was put into these first few releases to make sure we consumers felt like we could depend on the quality. I can at least confirm that the effort was consistent. I bought a second copy of the model before you and just as the first was quite flawless in construction, so was the second. Well done and thank you Gemini!
Everything about this plane, including the model, is brand new as far as airplanes go. This particular frame first flew in March 2017, just over a year ago. It will be interesting to follow this awesome aircraft on its sure to be stored and impressive carer. Gemini's only competition in this aircraft right now is with Aeroclassics which doesn't put up much of a fight at all. It's nice to see Gemini show some initiative and some growth. Keep up the good work!
Manufacturer: Gemini Jets
It's always interesting to see what Gemini does when boxing up Southwest jets. The boxes are almost always unique from the normal primarily navy flip cover boxes. Like many Southwest boxes Gemini has made over the years, this one has no window and is set up more like Phoenix box. No masking what's inside though, this is clearly a commissioned Southwest product with the plane ant titles clearly and neatly printed.