Always been a huge fan of Soviet metal @JJ Skippy . .Developing robust aircraft to satisfy the kind of tough conditions they'd need to operate in. They were crude yes, but exceptional and often ingenious in their technical skill and advancements. Especially considering how isolated the country has always been. Tupolevs for me are special too - as a kid I first got obsessed by the 114s - simply incomprehensible! And then well, the rest followed. Panda has by now released (IIRC) 3 Aeroflot livery versions and the Aeroflot Moscow Olympics special scheme - I'd suggest that's a good place to begin with considering that the aircraft was essentially designed for Aeroflot, and adopted by former Eastern Bloc countries graduallyPretty good on those Tupolevs. I’m starting to develop a soft spot for them due to the interest expressed by a few collectors who I’m close friends with. I’m not sure which one I should start off with, but I’m going to start digging on those soon.
Yes, I am interested in Heart Two, already have Heart One.I'm sure 'Heart two' will go down well with the masses, but as per usual, Panda also delivers something different. Those TU-134s look incredible, the colours remind me of old British steam locomotives. As an OO scale railroad modeller, I approve! Unfortunately, there's nothing left in the wallet this month, but if they are still in stock in a couple of weeks I will buy both TU-134As. The 'Eastern Bloc bug' has well and truly got to me now!