JC Wings: Are they Good?

The JC Wings collection is known for its ready-to-assemble diecast models of commercial and military aircraft that are extremely detailed. The JC Wings, as well as the stands that come with it, are really stunning. It’s reasonable to make a comparison between them at this time.

JC Wings Models are actually very good. Furthermore, they are made by using the diecasting technique, which uses metals in order to make their models sturdy. When talking about quality, JC Wings is excellent for their price since it is in line with their quality.

JC Wings Series diecast models of commercial aircraft are highly detailed and ready to build. But there are many important things to take note of. We will answer all of that here especially if their models are really good. We are also going to answer if they are truly diecast.

Are JC Wings Models good? 

JC Wings Models are good because they are made from high-quality materials. To be specific, they are made from the diecasting technique which not only makes fine details but also makes the models sturdy. Furthermore, most of their models are limited. Thus, considered collectibles.

For analysis of JC Wings Competitors, you may see this article: GeminiJets vs Herpa Wings

Since 2005, JC Wings produced is known as a diecast aircraft model manufacturer that has always pursued high-quality 1:200, 1:400, and 1:500, scale models.

JC Wings products are consistent with excellent quality.  For example, The JC Wings 737-300 is very impressive, as are the stands that come with it.

Model diecast airliners from JC Wings are available in 1:200 and 1:400 sizes, with a diverse choice of carriers and aircraft from around the world. With fresh JC Wings releases on the horizon, and extremely limited quantities making these diecast collectibles are scarce.

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Are JC Wings diecast metal? 

JC Wings Models are made from diecast metal. They are known for making commercial and military model aircraft. While diecast aircraft are very sturdy and good, it is currently not the best material to be used on models as newer diecasting techniques emerge.

One example of a newer diecasting technique that provides more attention to detail than traditional zinc diecast is the resin diecasting technique which I’ve made in a separate article: What is a Resin Diecast

If you’re interested in new technologies, you may visit that article.

In general, the JC Wings collection has ready-to-assemble diecast models of commercial and military aircraft that are highly detailed. JC Wings diecast airplanes have diecast metal structures, including wings and tail surfaces.

Furthermore, their panel lines, antennae, access panels, and surface details are all realistic. Unlike decals, markings and placards are printed on a pad so they will not fade or peel.

Plus, they are based on metal landing gear with permanently extended rolling rubber tires.

To give you a better understanding, here are features of JC Wings aircraft models relative to their scale. You can see here their features and materials.

JC Wings 1:144 Military Series

On the 1:144 scale, the JC Wings “1:144 Military” collection offers detailed, ready-to-fly diecast models of military aircraft.

The following features are included in the JC Wings 1:144 Military diecast planes:

  • The body is made of diecast metal with some plastic components.
  • Panel lines, antennae, access panels, and surface details are all realistic.
  • With exception of decals, markings and placards are printed on a pad that does not fade or peel.
  • Landing gear that is permanently extended and has revolving wheels.
  • Loads of authentic removable ordnance with placards.
  • Canopies and swing wings are examples of moving elements.

JC Wings 1:200 Series

On a 1:200 scale, the JC Wings “1:200” collection offers highly detailed, ready-to-assemble diecast models of civilian aircraft.

Diecast planes from JC Wings include:

  • The wings and tail surfaces are made of diecast metal.
  • Panel lines, antennae, access panels, and surface details are all realistic.
  • In comparison to decals, markings and placards are printed on a pad that will not fade or peel.
  • Landing gear made of metal with permanently extended rolling rubber tires.

JC Wings 1:400 Series

On a 1:400 scale, the JC Wings “1:400” collection offers highly detailed, ready-to-assemble diecast models of commercial aircraft.

Diecast planes from JC Wings include:

  • The wings and tail surfaces are made of diecast metal.
  • Panel lines, antennae, access panels, and surface details are all realistic.
  • Markings and placards, unlike decals, are imprinted on non-fading, non-peeling pads.
  • Metal landing gear with permanently extended rubber tires.

JC Wings 1:500 Series

The “1:500” series from JC Wings features highly detailed, ready-to-fly civilian aircraft on a 1:500 scale.

Diecast planes from JC Wings include:

  • The wings and tail surfaces are made of diecast metal.
  • Panel lines, antennae, access panels, and surface details are all realistic.
  • In contrast to decals, markings and placards are printed on a pad so do not fade or peel.
  • Metal landing gear with permanently extended rolling rubber tires.

JC Wings 1:72 Military Series

On a 1:72 scale, the JC Wings “1:72 Military” collection offers detailed, ready-to-fly diecast models of military aircraft.

The 1:72 scale military diecast planes from JC Wings include the following features:

The body is made of diecast metal with some plastic components.

  • Panel lines, antennae, access panels, and surface details are all realistic.
  • In contrast to decals, markings and placards are printed on a pad that will not fade or peel.
  • Landing gear with extendable or retractable revolving wheels.
  • Realistic detachable ammunition with placards in large quantities.
  • Moving elements include canopies, swing wings, and control surfaces.
  • The pilot and crew members figures are hand-painted and detailed.

How do I contact JC Wings?

Please visit aircraftmodelstore.co.uk to contact JC Wings with any queries or inquiries.

You can get out to the company by filling out the contact form on their website. It will be promptly emailed to them, and you will receive a response within 24 hours. If you have an urgent question, phone them at 0161 818 7300 and they will answer quickly; JC Wings prides itself on its customer service, so don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Returns: Please contact [email protected] with any inquiries about returns.

Note: This article is not sponsored by JC Wings or any company related to them. I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for putting their contact here. I just find that a lot of people are having trouble contacting them so I decided to include it in this article.

Conclusion

The products from JC Wings are consistently high-quality. The JC Wings 737-300, as well as the stands that come with it, are really stunning.

The 1:400 Series has diecast models of commercial and military aircraft that are extremely detailed and ready to build. Antennae, lines, transmitter, and access panels are among the finer details. Landing gear with extendable or retractable revolving wheels.

Moving elements include canopies, control surfaces, and swing wings. The pilot and crew members are hand-painted and detailed.

Only the things I love.

So, here are the things I personally love when taking care of my Diecast Models.

Cleaning the Models

The first we are going to talk about is cleaning the models.

Removing Dust

  1. Air Brush – For me the is the best since it not just removes dust but you can use it in painting/clear coating.
  2. Air Duster – This is a good alternative to Airbrush
  3. Normal Brush – If you are short on budget, you can use a normal brush. However, make sure that the brush has soft bristles bacause there are some hard brush than can cause scratches. That’s why I recommended a good brush that can do the job properly.

Cleaning and Shining Hacks

Well, here are some of my cleaning hacks for removing scratches, oxidation, and so much more.

  1. Removing Decal Adhesive – Use Goo Gone on those hard to remove decal adhesives. It works fast and works like charm!
  2. Waxing and Polishing – Here is the something a lot of people don’t know. A wax protects the clear coat and paint while polishing shines the model. Instead of buying it separately, use a 2 in 1 to save money. Get this instead.
  3. Beginner Wax – The wax I recommended earlier is good and provides the best results based on my experience. But a beginner might have a problem especially if they’re not good at applying wax. Solid wax reaching hard to reach surface can he hard to remove. You have two choices here. One is to use a qtips to reach those surfaces, another is to use a liquid wax I recommended.
  4. Cleaning Wheels, Rubber, Plastic – Do not forget that rubber and plastic surface are quite different especially on the cleaning process. Just wiping it down won’t do the job. That’s why I use the Meguiar’s Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner and Conditioner. Works like charm!
  5. Make the Wheels Shine! – Making our models look good won’t be complete without tiny details such as shiny wheels! Do not forget this because however small this is, the difference can be as big as night and day.
  6. Remove Scratches Easily – Tiny scratches are not the end for your model. Here is a simple trick I’ve been using to make my models look scratch free even without repainting. Use T-Cut.

Painting the Models

Painting Tools

Make sure when you paint models, have these ready.

  1. Tape – A tape is important if you are painting a straight line. Furthermore, it will prevent you paint to scatter on other parts. I recommend Tamiya Tape since it is really made for models. Furthermore, they stick really well preventing paint splatters.
  2. Brush (Beginner) – Find a good set of brush to paint your models. Of course you can opt for an airbrush but it’s quite expensive.
  3. Airbrush (Intermediate/Expert) – This will yield a significantly better result than ordinary brush because you can easily spray the paint evenly. I recommend this if you know what you’re doing.
  4. Stand(Optional) – Stands are good because it can be hard to manually hold the models while painting. It is optional but in my opinion, the price is well worth it for the comfort it gives.
  5. Drop Cloths – Drop Cloths will protect your surroundings to the paint.
  6. Primer – The most common beginner mistake I see is painting models without any Primer. A primer will prevent imperfections such as bubbles or paint not sticking to your models. It is a small price to pay for quality results.
  7. Clear Coat – A clear coat will protect the paint of your models. This will make the paint last longer. Also, it is the one responsible for making your models shine.

Paints

Of course, you can’t do painting properly without paint. So here are the ones I recommend.

  1. Acrylic PaintGood for beginners because it dries quickly. However, it doesn’t produce results as good as enamel paint.
  2. Enamel PaintProvides good quality finish and longer lasting paint. However, it takes long to dry and requires expertise to use.

Model Maintenance

Model Storage

  1. Simple Wood Cabinet – While it doesn’t let you display your models, wooden cabinets are a good storage for these models. For one, they are not heat conductors which means that the temperature inside will remain constant and remail cool. Furthermore, they prevent light reaching the models which can cause oxidation.
  2. Clear Cabinet with Lock – If you want to display your models, then I recommend this. It closes so dusts won’t easily get to your models. I also recommend you to don’t put more than 1 model in each compartment since metals are good conductors of heat.

Model Photography

So you want to show off your models to others? Well, I got you covered.

Here is my beginner-friendly model photography tutorial that teaches everything from taking pictures to the editing process.

You will also see me doing hands-on photography on that tutorial.

Here is the link: How to Take Pictures of a Diecast Model or Model Kit | Helpful Illustrated and Video Guide

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