bigphilnyc
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My First Herpa Models

Fri Mar 21, 2003 3:12 am

For my birthday the other day, I received my first two plane models, made by Herpa in 1:400 scale.

One is a US 747-400, N171UA, and the other is A Delta 777-232, N865DA.

I haven't really seen or held many models in my life, so I have little to compare it to, but I am impressed with their quality.

The 1:400 scale is a perfect size for you to see the plane well, and not take up too much space in your home if your collection grows.

Now I jsut want to get a 757-200, but ATA's 20th anniversary edition (N520AT), which I know my local shop has.

I really don't know what you folks talk about when you discuss models, but I'd love to learn and take any advice from you folks. What other factors in models do you enjoy that I should look into?
Phil Derner Jr.
 
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RE: My First Herpa Models

Fri Mar 21, 2003 6:08 am

Hey bud check out this site its dedicated to that scale of models!

http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/
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RyDawg82
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RE: My First Herpa Models

Fri Mar 21, 2003 9:38 pm

Phil! Happy Birthday bro!

Huge fan of Dragon Wings models here, and Jet-X. Have about 20 of them now and really love the quality, down to the fact the landing gear trucks tilt the way they do in real life off the ground.

Check out "Commercial Airliners" at http://www.dragon-models.com/

Let me know what you think and fire me some email bro...
Ryan
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dc-10 levo
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RE: My First Herpa Models

Sat Mar 22, 2003 2:56 am

Here's a great site for Herpa aviation models:

http://www.collectorsaircraft.com

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RE: My First Herpa Models

Sat Mar 22, 2003 6:45 am

check out The Airplane Shop for all kinds of models, from wooster and herpa to long prosper and desktop. That's where I've gotten all of my models.  Smile

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RE: My First Herpa Models

Sun Mar 23, 2003 1:58 am

Try these as well... There's a lot of people out there who collect these dang things...

http://www.wings900.com
http://www.airlinemuseum.com

Gemini Jets makes 1:400 scale models as does Herpa (which you have)
http://www.geminijets.com
http://www.herpa.de

For me it started with the Southwest 1:500's that Herpa makes, then I discovered all the other ones out there. I'm starting to like the 1:400's for more detail, but still small enough. (I've got over 500 of those darned things all over the house now.)



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AndrewAir
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RE: My First Herpa Models

Sun Mar 23, 2003 11:06 am

I have 17 Herpa 1:500 the quality is good but could be better.

try http://www.jetwaymodels.com/ its a good website
 
SwissA330
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RE: My First Herpa Models

Mon Mar 24, 2003 7:16 pm

Hi!

I started when i was younger with some schabak 1/600 planes.. the quality was quite bad. So i switched to the 1/500 Herpas, which were much better, but not really detailed (the wheels were the main problem). Then i got some Dragon WIngs 1/400, which until today are my favourite Aircraft.
Meanwhile there are a lot of manufacturers, in 1/500 beeing Herpa, Schuco (starjets) and 1/400 Herpa, GEminijets (Schuco), Dragon WIngs and others, these are the ones I prefer.

Be cautious, this may get an expensive hobby  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I have 1200 planes, I don't even want to start calculating how much I already paid, specially for some 'limited' models...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Have Fun, and get yourself a big home, start building an airport  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Patrick
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Woodreau
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RE: My First Herpa Models

Tue Mar 25, 2003 1:46 pm

As for building an full size airport keep in mind a 1:500 scale 8,000-10000ft runway is 20-25ft long.  Smile

Woodreau
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RE: My First Herpa Models

Wed Mar 26, 2003 1:05 am

Have Fun, and get yourself a big home

That's true. If you build an airport, you'll need a big home even with 1:500 scale models.

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