Expected October 2019
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Well the wait has been exhausting though worth the wait ,even so its taken 6 months from the scheduled date to arrive to retailers but hands down if this model had arrived before 2020 i think it would have beaten the NG Delta Tristar 500 to MY top place as model of the year 2019!
This Virgin Model is so much better in every way to the Gemini jets version of 2018 and that was a good model in its own right to a point!
This AV400 Virgin Atlantic A350 has the DETAIL! Its all about detail and getting the paint right!
The red is spot on,similar to Gemini Jets red,The white is similar to NG Virgin Atlantic white paint but with a smoother texture and most important of all the BillBoard lettering is indeed purple not blue as it looked like in pictures! I think it is close to the shade of Aubergine NG uses for Virgin lettering on their B787-9 and A330! Actually Av400 and NG look like they use the same paints or very similar and hard to tell who's is better as both excellent!
Its been a hell of a wait but when its this good i can let it go but they are going down and i HOPE NOT the JCWings route of release a model date and wait a year if your lucky and it MAY arrive?? Though finally it did and all i can say is the other 2 i have awaiting from the Av400 the Etihad and BA A350's liveries will be on a 'same par' and make all the other pretenders from Phoenix,JCWings and Gemini jets look 2nd rate models indeed!
What a way to start 2020 model wise and strange i got the last order first?? Was expecting the Etihad first! Either way it will be hard to choose from these 3 a favourite and i think even at this scale would make many 1:200 scale versions look 2nd rate actually!
Very Pleased indeed and a smashing model,well done AV400 or should i say Inflight200! Same company.
One last thing and its only a gripe, is its such a shame/pity that they do use cheap packaging? If only they could do what NG does or indeed what WittyWings use to do with their A380's boxes or even do one better and do what HYJL do with Tin Boxes and foam cradles,it would being the "Icing on the cake" and make it feel very special indeed! I just wished i could get them to realize this as some collectors would really appreciate it! I know i would as NG do it and it makes it feel that bit more special and secure as they are not cheap these models and i know it keep costs down but hey many collectors keep the boxes even so they may be in a display case! Thats my only gripe the cheap packaging other wise it would be ,well they are really now with NG the new WittyWings !