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Scaback V/s Gemini, What Do You Think?  
User currently offlineAF330 From France, joined Mar 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 10176 times:

I have a collection of over 700 die cast planes. And was wondering which you here on a.net prefer between shaback and Gemini jets...

faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
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User currently offlineMark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 10131 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!!

User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10108 times:

Are you serious???

Thats like asking whats better for a passenger a cropduster or A340!!!

P.S. There is a forum called "Aviation Hobby"

User currently offlineRKDflier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10040 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.

I never profesed to be perfict
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10041 times:

just a thought here, maybe this thread belongs in the "Aviation Obsession" forum. lol.... 1000 models is overkill im my book!  Wow! i'd rather spend the $$ on flying!  Big grin

"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10031 times:

I've never seen a Shaback model so I can't really say. I would however say that Dragon Wings and Gemini Jets are the best in terms of quality and realism.

EmiratesA345 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10023 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

User currently offlineClewatcher From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10020 times:

"I've never seen a Shaback model so I can't really say. I would however say that Dragon Wings and Gemini Jets are the best in terms of quality and realism."

Schabak = Huge landing gear,
Gemini+DW= realistic gear.

Schabak = decals that can come off with the slightest touch
GJ+DW = printed colors.

GW+DW are better quality.
Its that simple

Schabaks are more common bc anyone can get them at any airport(all the shops here at CLE used to have tons of them)

User currently offlineSwissA330 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2002, 614 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10004 times:

What is a Scaback???

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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.

Greetings, Patrick

swissair/+/ we care
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