Jetstream 61 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 69 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1835 times:
herpa aircraft are very high quality, very detailed die cast 1:500 scale models. They come in many types and colors. Although there are not as many available as Schabak, they are much better quality and Herpa makes a lot of special and limited edition models.
American_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
Just to add on to what Jetstream 61 said, the Herpa Die Cast Aircraft Models also are all painted on. They have no cheap decals that come off in 5 minutes. They're great aircraft. You can take a look at some at www.herpa.de. Good luck
Dan-air From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 614 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1933 times:
Take a look at the 1/200 scale herpa models, they are simply astounding in their quality. They are extremely accurate reproductions - they use cad/cam to create the molds. The detail is fantastic - and the quality far better thna you could achieve with a plastic model that was painted and decaled. These models are expensive, but worth it in my opinion.
I'm not a fan of the 1/500 scale herpas, they are too small and hideously scaled in some aspects (check out the undercarriage!) and for the most part bear a vague resemblance to the original.