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Not A Vs. B, It Is H Vs. DW, Who Do You Collect?  
User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5094 times:

Model Collecting,

Just getting into this so I am not sure who is better here, Herpa, Dragon-Wings, and now Gemini in the 1/400 scale? Any and all info is appreciated, thanks.


James


Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
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User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5065 times:

If you plan to collect 1/400 scale, Dragon Wings and Gemini are definitely the way to go. With the exception of their recent 747-400 releases, Herpa's 1/400 scale models are of decidedly lesser quality. Some of the older Dragon Wings releases are so-so in presenting an authentic look of the real thing in miniature while Gemini Jets, without exception are, as they claim, "as real as it gets." However, I prefer the more recent Dragon Wings models over Gemini Jets by a slight margin when the same aircraft/airline/livery subject is available from both; I have a roughly equal number of models from both manufacturers in my 1/400 collection.

User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5062 times:

Thanks, I appreciate it.

James



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

I bought a Gemini Wings Emirates 773 the other day, and the quality is absolutely stunning! The only thing that isn't that detailed is the wing. I am also getting into this hobby with this model.

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5043 times:

Of all of the manufacturers, which have the stands included, and are there any where you can show them with wheels up and wheels down?

Thanks,

James



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5041 times:

James, To answer your question regarding stands, Dragon includes stands with all their models and give the option of removing the wheels or keeping them on. Gemini sells stands separately but their wheels don't come off.
Regarding who is the best manufacture, I had a poll last month on my website and 55% said they liked Dragon Wings models over Gemini, Herpa and Aeroclassics.

P.S If you want more answers to your model questions, I suggest you try asking them on the D.A.C forum. It's website is http://www.diecastaircraft.com



I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5031 times:

I collect both DW and GJ. Both are good. See the model for yourself and decide which is the one to your liking. About the DW, once the wheels are removed and you put the covers on, it is not possible to take them out again.

alvin



Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineJmacias34 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5013 times:

I own 4 Gemini Jets (1:400)
United N/C 727-200
jetBlue A320 Shades of Blue
jetBlue A320 Blue Skies
jetBlue A320 Bluebird
And 1 Herpa Wings (1:500)
TWA N/C B767-200

Also, I'm a member of DAC with this same username.


User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5006 times:

I collect Herpa Wings 1:500 scale. They are nice models.

Regards


User currently offlineMagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5003 times:

Herpa New Generation models are sweet....StarJets makes very nice 1:500s too.

Personally, I collect Herpa's....the non-new generation models have not-to-scale gears but the models are still very nice. For now I only have Herpa's (6 of them) but I might buy some StarJets and other brand, I haven't checked them a lot but I will in the future.

Magic


User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4998 times:

Thank guys.

I get my first model hopefully today or tomorrow, I purchased a CO B777 (dragon wings), and I am bidding on several Gemini Jets and other Dragon Wings to check em out.

Thank you for the site information.

James



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4998 times:

I collect Herpa Wings 1/500.

The quality is good, but not to compare with miniatures of Dragon and Gemini at 1/400.

Difference is that I can buy 4 Herpa's for 2 Gemini's.

Rgds
Frederic


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4991 times:

Jup, they are darn expensive... Big thumbs up!


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4978 times:

I collect Herpa Wings models and currently have 20(all old gen ones). My special ones are Nalanji Dreaming, Wunula Dreaming and Alitalia Baci.

9V-SVA



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