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My First Herpa Models  
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5127 times:

For my birthday the other day, I received my first two plane models, made by Herpa in 1:400 scale.

One is a US 747-400, N171UA, and the other is A Delta 777-232, N865DA.

I haven't really seen or held many models in my life, so I have little to compare it to, but I am impressed with their quality.

The 1:400 scale is a perfect size for you to see the plane well, and not take up too much space in your home if your collection grows.

Now I jsut want to get a 757-200, but ATA's 20th anniversary edition (N520AT), which I know my local shop has.

I really don't know what you folks talk about when you discuss models, but I'd love to learn and take any advice from you folks. What other factors in models do you enjoy that I should look into?


Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5061 times:

Hey bud check out this site its dedicated to that scale of models!

http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/



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User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 861 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5039 times:

Phil! Happy Birthday bro!

Huge fan of Dragon Wings models here, and Jet-X. Have about 20 of them now and really love the quality, down to the fact the landing gear trucks tilt the way they do in real life off the ground.

Check out "Commercial Airliners" at http://www.dragon-models.com/

Let me know what you think and fire me some email bro...
Ryan



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5017 times:

Here's a great site for Herpa aviation models:

http://www.collectorsaircraft.com

DC-10


User currently offlineMsh744 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 463 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5033 times:

check out The Airplane Shop for all kinds of models, from wooster and herpa to long prosper and desktop. That's where I've gotten all of my models.  Smile

-Msh744


User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5002 times:

Try these as well... There's a lot of people out there who collect these dang things...

http://www.wings900.com
http://www.airlinemuseum.com

Gemini Jets makes 1:400 scale models as does Herpa (which you have)
http://www.geminijets.com
http://www.herpa.de

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.)






Bonus animus sit, ab experientia. Quod salvatum fuerit de malis usu venit judicium.
User currently offlineAndrewAir From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4977 times:

I have 17 Herpa 1:500 the quality is good but could be better.

try http://www.jetwaymodels.com/ its a good website


User currently offlineSwissa330 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2002, 613 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4953 times:

Hi!

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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I have 1200 planes, I don't even want to start calculating how much I already paid, specially for some 'limited' models...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Have Fun, and get yourself a big home, start building an airport  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Patrick



swissair/+/ we care
User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4943 times:

As for building an full size airport keep in mind a 1:500 scale 8,000-10000ft runway is 20-25ft long.  Smile

Woodreau



Bonus animus sit, ab experientia. Quod salvatum fuerit de malis usu venit judicium.
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

Have Fun, and get yourself a big home

That's true. If you build an airport, you'll need a big home even with 1:500 scale models.

DC-10


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