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What Are Herpas?

Fri Jan 28, 2000 6:02 am

Until I ventured on this part of the forum I believed them to be a type of disease that you got from a brothel...

Could someone please help me here?

Thank you,

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RE: What Are Herpas?

Fri Jan 28, 2000 6:06 am

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.

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RE: What Are Herpas?

Sat Jan 29, 2000 10:42 pm

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

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RE: What Are Herpas?

Sun Jan 30, 2000 12:15 am

What are Decals ???
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RE: What Are Herpas?

Sun Jan 30, 2000 4:23 am

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.
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Mon Jan 31, 2000 11:45 pm

Decals are some kind of stickers, that most model makers use instead of real paint. That way, the sticker comes off after some time...and that sux.

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