Czech company Master-X has become the first kit company to release an Embraer KC-390. CHRIS CLIFFORD investigates.


Efforts by Brazil’s Embraer in the mid-2000s to develop a medium-sized jet transport resulted in the KC-390 Millennium, which is now in service with that country’s air force, as well as the Portuguese Air Force. Orders from Hungary and the Netherlands have also been made. While no styrene kit of the KC-390 is available, Czech boutique firm Master-X has taken the plunge with an all-resin offering in 1/144 scale, available in two boxings. First there’s the Brazilian version (MX 14401), but here we focus on the ‘Portugal’ kit (MX 14402). Major parts comprise full fuselage halves and a one-piece wing, with separate vertical and horizontal stabilisers. Also provided are combined engine nacelles/pylons, plus a full undercarriage array with doors, and the fixed aerial refuelling probe.

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active Key Model World subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all Key Model World content
  • Exclusive product reviews, latest news, builds and highly detailed layouts
  • Read 5,300 articles, in a fully searchable archive of modelling content growing daily!
  • Access to read the official Hornby Magazine and Airfix Model World online, brought to life with video and additional imagery
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below