It is something of a coincidence that this review coincides with the latest Phoenix announcements, which also include a pair of excellent Tu-154s. Phoenix are certainly having a great year and are getting a lot more of my business than in the past 6 years, but it is nonetheless the truth that with Phoenix there are often compromises that need to be made. Usually these are mould related and that is the case in this example, however it doesn't mean I regret the purchase especially since NG do not use their own Tu-154 moulds as well as I'd like them to.
By all accounts Phoenix are having a stonking good year with an excellent diversity of releases including a good number of both unmade and 'not made for a long time' classics. They have also been listening to collectors and taking that advice directly int