Carmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9126 times:
I'm a pretty new collector and would just like to ask for anyone's opinion on which of the three are better for the 1:400 series. personally like DW's and gemini's landing gear alot better, but herpa always feels more... correct? in terms of colour at least. and DW seems to be so detailed that it sometimes looks abit odd.
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4625 posts, RR: 38 Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8957 times:
I work at a little shop at the Airport here in Calgary (where Westjet is based). I have to say the Dragon Wings are better detailed than Herpa. But they are a little more expensive.
Dragon-wings: Yeah they did just bring out the Westjet 737-200 line. Also soon they will be starting Westjet 737-700's!! I can't wait for those to come in.
Are you a Wesjet fan? Your profile says you're from the U.S. Alot of Americans haven't even heard of Westjet.
Flyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1713 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8938 times:
Gemini Jets were the best when they first came out. Dragon have really improved, plus they have a much better selection. I have many 1:500 Herpas, but none of the 400. Most of the Herpa 400 series is a copy of previous Dragon, and Gemini models.
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4625 posts, RR: 38 Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8927 times:
Thanks for the link Dragon-wings!!!
I work tommorow and I'll check with my distributor if anyone makes 1:400 airports. I think I remember seeing one in my herpa catalogue but I'm not positive. Check back tommorow as I'll post what I find in this thread.
Carmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8913 times:
Thanks for the help Kris! It's a pity isn't it, that no one builds airports in the 1:400 range. I for one would love to have a little Changi Airport in my room, full of little SIA planes.
Nice link, Dragon-wings. But one of the best I've ever seen remains http://www.delftblue-daybreak.de. This guy has got one great airport, suprebly done photography as well. And to top it all off, argh.. he's got both SIA tropical Megatops in the 1:400 scale. I am SO jealous. hahaa.
Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3942 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 8894 times:
I have one Jet-X model so far, the Eva Air Caro MD-11 (it's one of my favorite MD-11 models I have) it has the same details as the Dragon Wings models, the only differnce is that Jet-X models are limited in production #'s like the Eva Air Cargo I have is limited to 1,500 models