Mark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5107 times:
well, I have over 1000 Schabak 1/600 scale models and I'm still collecting them, but over the years, the quality has really gone down the tubes! I sarted to collect Gemini jets about a few years back and while they are much more expensive to by, the quality is absolutely amazing. Every model is simply a work of art and I already have over 200 of them. I also collect Herpa 1/500 and 1/400 scale models as well as Dragon Wings 1/400 models. But seriously, by far, Gemini jets have way better quality than Schabak. I just have way too many of them to stop collecting the 1/600 scale models and switch over completely to something else. One last thing, Schabak's customer service sucks!!
RKDflier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5016 times:
This IS the forum "Aviation Hobby"
As for Shaback or Gemini. Since I really hate Shaback because the qualitiy sucks,( I only own the original 3 that I unfortuantely baught), I'd go with the gemini. Though I am a dedicated Herpa collector.
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3236 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4999 times:
Yea, Gemini's quality is 100x better than Schabak. Just look at the price, an average Schabak plane costs $6, an average Gemini plan costs $20. Gemini is far more detailed and much better color quality on the model. I have about 85 Gemini Jets and Dragon wings planes myself
SwissA330 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2002, 613 posts, RR: 16 Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4980 times:
What is a Scaback???
You can't compare Schabak to gemini, they're just completely different. While GEminis are made for collectors, Schabak ar for kids to play with (at least in my opinion). Herpa are a bit of both, but they are certainly more collectable since they changed to the new generation.
Nevertheless I still own around 400-500 Schabaks along with 600-700 Herpas and a couple of genminis, Dragon WIngs and others...
Are there any other noteworthy models?
I have one 'net-jets' (1/500) model, they are really well done, and of course Starjets (1/500). Tucano (in 1/400) is also very nice.