Mkeflyer717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 431 posts, RR: 13 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
How many airplane models do you have and of which brand. Also what's your favorite model? My favorite is a A380 in airbus colors and a 717 midwest that i just bought yesterday at the Wisconsin State Fair.
FRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2316 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
I personally like Herpa the best. I collected Schabak for a while, but decided that Herpa was a better quality. I like the 1:500 in Herpa. I only have two in my possestion. They are a Qatar Airways A320 and A330. I have about 20 on order though including the Christmas 2004 model of the A380.
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LHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 6 Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
140 1/400 scale models. They are on my own airport which me and my dad built using the herpa 1/500 scale buildings. We have 40 gates, 9 remotes, 1 maintainance facility and a cargo centre and a runway to accompany it. The whole thing is lighted using LED's and fibreoptic cable. I will get some pictures soon.
My 5 favourite planes:
1= Continental 777-200 N77014 'Peter Max' Dream jets
2= JAL Cargo n/c 747-200 JA8913 Big Bird
3= Sky Europe 737-500 OM-SEA 'Pretty lady on the side' Phoenix Models
4= ANA 747-400 JA8098 Big Bird
5= Cathay Pacific Cargo (hybrid colourscheme) 747-200 VR-HVZ Big Bird
I'm hoping to get some more very soon (when the funds become avaliable), this will include UA 777 n/c, PIA 777 n/c and Delta 757. I only collect aircraft and airlines that fly into the London airports and Manchester. This is my way of stopping myself buying every model realeased!!!
DeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 19 Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Fraspotter wrote. I personally like Herpa the best. I collected Schabak for a while, but decided that Herpa was a better quality. I like the 1:500 in Herpa.
Exactly like me. I used to collect Shabak until I was about 14, but when i found Herpa I only stuck with them.I have about 30 Herpa plane models. My Shabak Models I would like to sell, does anyone know where you can place free ads to sell plane models ?
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FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Good Lord Concorde, that's quite a big collection (Hopefully when I move out I'll have a whole house full).
I mainly have the plastic varierty however I have now started on Die Cast (Personally I prefer Herpa but only have Gemini for now)
United 777-200 New Colours
Laker Sky Train DC-10-10
(I'm hopefully ordering the Monarch, BCAL and JMC DC-10s)
I have of plastic
Monarch (oc): 732,733,757,A321,A320,A300,DC-10 (Just need the A330)
Flying Colours: 757
Air 2000: 757+A320 (Very old Red & Gold), 767+A320 (Old Colours), 757 (New colours with AMM Titles)
British Asia Airways 744
British Airways: 757 (UJ),777 (Landor), 777 World Tails
My Travel: 757
Airtours: A320, A321, B757, A330, MD-80 (Origional Colours)
Dan Air London: 737-200
Inter European: 757
United: 744 (Old Colours)
United World Cargo: DC-10F
Caledonian: 757, DC-10, L1011
Britannia (oc): 757 (x2), 767
Britannia (Blue tui): 757
BA Go: 737 (x2)
Onur Air: A320
and of course PANAM : 747-200 (Billboard) - My First Model Plane
I also have a British Midland Fokker 70 (Larger Plastic) and also a KLM UK Bae 146 (Larger Plastic).
I know I'm forgetting some but most have been put away so I can refurbish my room.
I'm off to MAN tomorrow so chance is I'll come back with more!
EDIT: I forgot the Sabre 737
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Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2555 posts, RR: 14 Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Thanks, Concorde977, for shaing your fabulous collection. Thanks, too, for proving I am not alone (I just called wifey in to see your collection - she now has additional proof others share my 'disease').
I just packed up my collection for a household move (what a chore); about fifty Constellation variants, not including little guys such as the 1:600 die casts, that range from (approx) 1:144 scale to 1:50 scale. I built about half, others are cast aluminum travel agency-style pieces, display models and even a few old vintage Japanese tin toys, vintage Dinkey toys, Siku, etc. I still have about a dozen or so 1:120, 1:144 and 1:72 scale Connie kits I haven't even started. Hope my eyesight lasts.
I really like propliners and triple tails, so there are a few Breguet Dux Ponts, original DC-4Es, Airspeed Ambassadors, etc. mixed into the bunch. I'll try to post a couple of pics from a neighbor's computer (my scanner is shot). It's great you have display space; that 1:100 A380 must be a monster! Regards..Jack
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Despite having been interested in airliners for nearly 30 years now, I have only recently started buying aircraft models. Consequently I only have two (sorry, couldn't tell you the make) - both 737's - one of Estonian Air and the other Norwegian. They were both bought on board the airlines concerned, and have pride of place on my desk at work (gets me some strange looks from my colleagues, but what the hey). I have a strange feeling that the collection could start growing rapidly...!
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Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
I have all kinds of scales, ranging from 1/600 Schabak to 1/100 Wooster. I have about 30 Schabaks, just started with Herpa Wings 1/500, I bought some Dragon Wings and Gemini Jets 1/400 recently, and I have 15 plastic models in 1/250 till 1/100 scale. I have recently made an apron and am looking for Herpa airport terminals and accessories to go with it. When buying models, I stick to the airlines and types I´ve flown on myself.
CLEwatcher From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 243 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Heres my small collection:
Boeing 747-451 Northwest Airlines DW
Airbus A380 Malaysia Airlines DW
Boeing 737-83N American Airlines GJ
Boeing 737-83N American Trans Air GJ
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Delta Airlines GJ
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Delta Airlines GJ
Boeing 737-2H4(A) Southwest Airlines GJ
Boeing 747-131 Trans World Airlines GJ
Boeing 727-222(A) United Airlines GJ
Boeing 727-022C United States Postal Service SMA
Christian From Sweden, joined Oct 1999, 348 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
SAS MD-80 New painting
US Airways A-330,
SAS MD-80, New painting
SAS B-767-300 (Janne Carlzon painting)
Herpa SAS A-340-300,
Herpa SAS A-321,
BA B-747-400, Union flag and Waves and Cranes
Virgin B-747-400 (G-VFAB)
Britannia B-767-300, B-757-200, B-737-800 in new and old colors
All models are Snap together except the two SAS Herpa models
My favorite is the Thai 747, I think its looks absolutely stunning, and it has the reg HS-TGR which I hunted for 2 years at ARN.
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AA300B From Ecuador, joined Jul 2004, 103 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Here's my collection:
Boeing 744 JAL
Boeing 738 Delta
Boeing 738 AA
Boeing 777 AA
Boeing 744 British Airways -Colum
Boeing 744 Singapore Airlines
Md-11 Northwest Airlines
Boeing 762 UsAirways
Boeing 752 Aeromexico
Boeing 742 PanAm
Boeing 777 Delta
Boeing 752 AA
Boeing 727 UsAir
Boeing 744 Northwest Airlines
Boeing 744 Air Canada
Boeing 744 Virgin Atlantic
Boeing 752 TWA
Virgin Atlantic Concorde - Tinned
Virgin Atlantic 747-400 - Tinned
Virgin Atlantic A340-600 - Tinned
United 777-200 New Colors
I am currently looking for a shop to buy these models from in the Uk but i cant find anywhere, if you know anywhere contact me please at chris78cpr@Aol.com! Ideally shops around London or uk based websites! No ebay tho!
5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
Woodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 890 posts, RR: 7 Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
You're not alone with this disease...
I have over 500 1/500 Herpas, a still growing over 150 1/400 GeminiJets, and 10 1/200 Herpas... when I started collecting these buggers 3 years ago...
I've moved like 14 times in the last 8 years so it's hassle packing them up and unpacking them all the time. I've gotten six 24quart Rubbermaid ActionPacker cases to carry the individual airplane boxes. and the movers don't get a chance to touch the cases.
Wifey didn't understand it either. Now that we've bought a house, I'm hoping that I'll live in one place for more than a year, and that I get the two-car garage to build an airport. (Hey it's like model railroading)
For one of the recent moves, my wife had to pack all of the planes for me becuase I was out of the country, After packing the 50 or so 747's and 80 737's "Honey, I think I learned the difference between a 747 and 737. a 737 has 4 engines and that hump right?"
Woodreau / KMVL
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Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1895 posts, RR: 3 Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
I have a small collection - mostly Schabak propliners. I also have a few oldies, small single-engine jobs from the 1940s. My favorite, however, is an old Dinky BOAC Comet 1 I picked up on eBay. I also like my small clay model from Colombia, complete with people and livestock hanging out the windows and sitting on the wing. (The model does not resemble any particular airliner.)
Despite my lifelong interest in airliners, I prefer to collect model buses and have a collection from some 45 different countries.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Bmi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 321 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
My collection, a mix of model producers, mainly companies like wooster etc are:
British Airways Boeing 777-200 "Netherlands"
Debonair BAe 146-200
Embraer ERJ170 House Colours
Britannia Boeing 757-200 Classic Livery
Britannia Boeing 767-300 Classic Livery
Britannia Boeing 767-300 World Of Tui Livery
Go Boeing 737-300 "G-IGOE"
EasyJet Boeing 737-700
Air 2000 Airbus A320-200
Flybe. BAe 146-200
Flybe. Dash 8 Q400
British Airways op British Regional ERJ145 "Poland"
My Travel Airbus A330-200
Lufthansa CRJ200 "Little Europe"
bmi british midland Airbus A321-200
bmi british midland Airbus A330-200
british midland Boeing 737-500
bmibaby Boeing 737-300
Aer Lingus Boeing 737-400
Qantas Boeing 747-400
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Atlantic Airways DC3
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400
Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 (sim to the A380 in prev post its huge!)
British Airways Airbus A319
Airbus A300 Zero G House Livery
jmc air Boeing 757-200
jmc air Airbus A330-200
Icelandair Boeing 757-200
bmi regional ERJ135
Air Force One 747-200
Monarch Airlines 737-200
25 ILSApproach: Build and custom paint and decal in 1/144th scale. Mostly late 70's to early 80's stuff. Republic one of my fav's.........born and raised at MSP! I ha
26 MCOtoATL: I have about 50 models (mostly 1:400 metal models) that I am looking to sell cheaply as I prepare to get married (and need money for the ring.) Some n
27 Levent: Received my newest models today from Germany: - GeminiJets 1/400 Lufthansa A320 and KLM DC10 - StarJets 1/500 Lufthansa A340 and KLM 747-400 I especia
28 MADtoCAE: Curretly I only have 3 gemini jets: BA Boeing 744 1:400 Delta Boeing 767-300 in mid colors 1:400 Unites Boeing 777-200 in new colors 1:400 And I have
29 Levent: Hi MADtoCAE, Plane models seem not to be a very popular thing to collect here in Spain, unfortunately. I´m always on the lookout for them when travel
30 MADtoCAE: Thank you, Levent is shipping alot if you buy it from e-bay? Because sometimes it costs more than the plane itself.
31 Levent: That´s true but you can check the prices on the model manufacturer´s web site and compare with the price you´d have to pay including shipping. I wo