Posted by Sean fisher on 15th Aug 2015
This is a very realistic and popular model and planning to get my second one soon only let down again is there are no antennas but despite that it's an amazing model love it hope Phoenix do a Thomson 737-800 with the new winglets
Awesome little model
Posted by Unknown on 11th Mar 2015
My first ever 1/400 purchase and so glad it was this. Excellent detail even down to the correct colours unlike other models. Only negative is the lack of antennas, painted on, probably down to its size I'd imagine. Other than that top notch.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Dec 2014
It is excellent and should not come with any defects
Posted by Jordan dye on 30th Oct 2014
It is a good model but I thought the model would ofbeen bigger it is about 6cm and I thought it would of been bigger from looking at the picture it looks bigger
Posted by Lee Marsh on 3rd Sep 2014
I have an abiding interest in aviation and a nasty habit of collecting examples of the craft that take me away on holiday. This model does not disappoint and captures successfully the look and feel of the full size version. Great job.
The Best 2013 release!
Posted by Adam Moore on 14th Jul 2014
Since collecting, it was my dream to have a Thomsonfly/ Airways) model in 1/400 scale. The closest I could get was the Gemini200 Thomsonfly 737-800. In 2013, phoenix released this beautiful model of the new 'Dreamliner' livery for Thomson Airways (G-TAWL). Although I believe this was released after the Gemini Jet's 787, the 737 was preferred to the 787 in my collection.
Phoenix did a superb job on the shade of blue's used. They certainly didn't go too dark like the Gemini Jets 787 release. The actual wave of blue looks to be in proportion with the aircraft itself, along with most other titles positioned correctly. I'm not overly picky about how model look, but as a general observation, the model looks close to the real thing.
The 737-800 is one of the aircraft types I have most of in 1/400. I noticed that Phoenix has made the winglets much thinner than earlier Gemini Jet's releases. They also seem to be a little higher (tall and slim as a general description). However they are made in proportion with the aircraft, or so it seems. The undercarriage does roll, however I certainly would not recommend pushing any model with 'rolling gears' on any surface as they can still break very easily (or so I can imagine). The undercarriage also seems to have rubber like tyres which adds that realistic touch. Unfortunately, no antennas are included on this particular model.
- Livery in proportion with aircraft
- Livery colours accurate
- Titles positioned well
- Realistic undercarriage
- Better winglets (compared to earlier GJ releases)
- No antennas
- Current Pricing
It would be great to see another Thomson Airways release. Having waited so long for this release, it would be fantastic to see the remaining aircraft in their fleet produced by any manufacturer as long the colour shades are correct.
A must for every UK collector
Posted by Nathan on 3rd Jul 2014
This release from Phoenix was one of my favourites of 2013. In fact, i was so eager to get it that i now have 3 in my collection :)
The detail is great down to the URL placement on the engines and the colours used seem to be pretty well matched.
Like many of Phoenix releases this model comes with rolling gear which adds to the realism. Unfortunately this was released just before Phoenix decided to add antennas on to the models. However, this is a highly recommended model for any UK or european collector.