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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7263 times:

I am looking to start collecting die-cast replicas... however I do not know which companies to choose, or what scale to get. I would like a scale where a 752 is about 8 inches long (about 21 cm). Could you please provide companies that are worth buying, what scale I should choose, and how much a/c of this scale typically cost?

PS - If possible, could someone include the price of 752s in other scales?

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User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7238 times:

Hey Kiwi!

You should either look at Dragon Wings or Gemini Jets.... I see no difference between them!

You can get a 1:400 scale for around $22 US (Gemini or Herpa)
You can get a 1:250 Scale for around $60 US (Gemini) See here: http://www.diecastairplane.com/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/27/products_id/1067

The website http://www.diecastairplane.com is helpful!


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User currently offlineKDALAggie From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7190 times:

It might also help to purchase one or two commercial aviation magazines that are published here in the States. They are chocked full of ads of companies selling these aircraft. Get online and get some of their free catalogs. I think one of them actually has a full page dedicated to the actual dimensional scale of several models that they offer.

It might not also hurt to visit some of the more well known collectors mentioned in the diecast aircraft forums, visit their pages and see what you come up with. The nice thing about this hobby is that people are not afraid to tell you what they think.

Hope it helps........


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User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7179 times:

I would go for 1-500 (Herpa,starjets etc etc). I know there only appx 4 inches long but thats also not such a bad thing when it comes to displaying them. Also the details is also excellent and you lose no quality on the markings.

Theres far more varity and you can get alot more for your money. Always good when your starting a collection !!!

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User currently offlinePronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7175 times:

Just for your info a 752 in 1/200 is 9 inches. Diecasts in this scale are pretty expensive, but the plastic ones in this scale are sturdy and are nicely detailed(and priced). For example, Starjets(757s) are around $36, and Hogans $22

User currently offlineCLEambassador From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7124 times:

I would suggest gemini jets, dragon wings, jet-x, aeroclassics etc in 1:400. Great models for the value.

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