Greetings to all,
I am back again with Modern Military stuff. Sorry, it has been a while since the last post.
From my last entry on the blog, I have mentioned how Warhammer has taken over in terms of models completed and done. While my net value of Warhammer figures have increased due to my interest in making new armies, My Modern Military Collection still holds a dominant position in terms of collectibles. Furthermore, I shall be stepping up the game by increasing my effort into making new models and also miniatures of the GHQ modern warfare series.
So this time round, I shall be featuring a rare collectible given to me from my dad. Quite a few years back, My dad had business dealings with the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAC) and Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. As such, he was given a few of these souvenirs due to business relations.
Knowing what an Avid Modern Military enthusiast I am, He gave me this gold-plated metal model of the J-11 or Su-27 Flanker Model Piece.
Stored in this Grey Colour Hard Box, this Su-27 model is made by Ning Bo Jiang Dong Le Li Airplane Model Printing Ltd.
Its body is made of alloy zinc with 24K gold-plating and has the iconic "August 1st" Red Star emblem of the PLA printed on its wings. Apparently, this model was made as a souvenir for the China Aeronautics and Astronautic International fair.
Unfortunately, being made in China, the English description slip of the souvenir is poorly written with many spelling and grammatical mistakes made in describing the souvenir.
There are also rubies (that might be faux) embedded in both side of the plane's inlets and pearls on the exhaust. It is pretty weird for such aesthetics to be placed on a souvenir but I can safely say it is a rare opportunity to have such a souvenir in my possession.
The Monetary value of such a collector's item is definitely in the hundreds but I am definitely not putting this for sale.
Speaking of things being made in China, it is quite evident that China has a big manufacturing sector that pretty much produce many products for the world. However, there are a sizeable proportion of products that still lack the quality that people can learn to trust.
And it is pretty embarrassing to see a rare souvenir of the Chinese Aviation Industry being flawed with BAD English. Then again, certain Japanese products also do have their fair share of bad English translation.
But it is definitely uniquely Chinese to see a certain amount of flaw in their products (Unless it is governed by MNCs)
Ironic isn't it? Hahaha but China does make so many stuff. So it isn't too surprising. All part and parcel of the Growing Economy that is China..