For me it started with the Southwest 1:500's that Herpa makes, then I discovered all the other ones out there. I'm starting to like the 1:400's for more detail, but still small enough. (I've got over 500 of those darned things all over the house now.)
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Swissa330 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2002, 613 posts, RR: 17 Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3361 times:
I started when i was younger with some schabak 1/600 planes.. the quality was quite bad. So i switched to the 1/500 Herpas, which were much better, but not really detailed (the wheels were the main problem). Then i got some Dragon WIngs 1/400, which until today are my favourite Aircraft.
Meanwhile there are a lot of manufacturers, in 1/500 beeing Herpa, Schuco (starjets) and 1/400 Herpa, GEminijets (Schuco), Dragon WIngs and others, these are the ones I prefer.
Be cautious, this may get an expensive hobby I have 1200 planes, I don't even want to start calculating how much I already paid, specially for some 'limited' models...
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