KiwiNanday
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Die-Cast Model Questions

Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:06 am

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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martinairyyz
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RE: Die-Cast Model Questions

Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:30 am

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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RE: Die-Cast Model Questions

Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:23 pm

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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RE: Die-Cast Model Questions

Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:20 pm

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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RE: Die-Cast Model Questions

Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:29 pm

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
 
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RE: Die-Cast Model Questions

Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:39 am

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

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