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User currently offlineAF 747 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 13 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8931 times:

I was thinking about starting to collect Herpa Models and display them in the airport Herpa makes. Could someone please tell me a little general info about these. One specific question I have is do you have to build them, and if so, are they difficult to build. Also, can you change the airport design and expand it. And, are there any other 1/500 airports other than herpa. Any comments will be welcomed. Thanks

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User currently offlineTexairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8790 times:

Herpa's airports are OK. They are a bit time consuming to put together because there are many small parts. You can expand and even create your own "designs" other than what is recommended on the Complete Airport set box. There is a guy that will design and build you a model airport (very expensive), but Herpa is the only Pre-fab manufacturer that I know of.

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8774 times:

I have the herpa airport. It took me about 2 hours total to build. It isnt too hard. I recommend it.


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User currently offlinePolaris From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1149 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8759 times:

Same here...I didn't have too much trouble and it didn't take too long. As Texairport said, you can expand it and create your own designs within the parameters of the product. I bought a base (tarmac) for it from someone in Toronto who makes them himself. It's a great way to display your collection.

User currently offline9V-SQA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8737 times:

I have a set of the Herpa Airport. But to date, I have yet to assemble it as I have no space to display it and my collection of 50 Herpa jets. Further more, I have no ideas whatsoever as to where can I get a "tarmac" in Singapore! The shop that I frequent told me someone here can design and build one but it will cost me a bomb and it can take as long as they like to build one.

I like the "airport" as I bought it without much hesitation. It is easy to construct and it is something like a snap-together model. All the above 3 replies are true and it is a worthy collection.


User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8647 times:

Hey

Herpa Airport are really expensive, I yet to have brought any Airport things for my Herpa 1:500 collection, But I intend to soon, I have only 17 models, But I have not been collecting long.

I only go for the new generations, But have 2 old generations, I might try to get rid of one day, Might see if I can swap them with a shop I buy mine from.


European
Jimmi


User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8638 times:

I only go for the new generations, But have 2 old generations, I might try to get rid of one day, Might see if I can swap them with a shop I buy mine from.

Do we care?

-SA006



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User currently offlineVSA346 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8629 times:


I care!!!  Big thumbs up

-Matti


User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8474 times:

Hey

If it doesn't consern you, don;t read and post.

European
Jimmi


User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8472 times:

If you don't have anything good to contribute, don't type.

Nice going European  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3447 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8472 times:

I'd reccomend to go with PiXelport, who produce a wide series of ground foils in 1:200, 1:400, and 1:500 scale, allowing you to construct whatever kind of airport you may so desire. The Herpa ground foils aren't all that realistic and there aren't really many ways to "customize" them to make an airport of your own design.

To see some photos of PiXelport foils being used with Herpa buildings, check out this topic.


User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8396 times:

Texairport,

There is a guy that will design and build you a model airport (very expensive)

Can you tell me how to get in touch with this guy? I may be thinking about getting a model airport built of my hometown terminal(JAX) and depending on his work and prices, he may be just worth it.


Thanks for your help.


Otto


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