Alitalia744
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Herpa 1:600?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:15 am

whats' up with this...

Herpa's coming out with 1:600? painting wise look better than Schabak, but what about that gear??

http://www.promotex.ca/catalog/pricelists/pl_hpa_wings_600_page01.html
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NWADC9
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RE: Herpa 1:600?

Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:43 pm

The plane looks JUST like Schabak's! The only thing different is the fact that there's no stickers. But now it's making me rethink of getting rid of my 1:600's Big grin
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DeltaWings
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RE: Herpa 1:600?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:34 am

Whatt??? Herpa is going all the way. 1:300 and now 1:600.

But if you look at the pics, the landing gear isn't that good, as with the 500s.


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RE: Herpa 1:600?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:32 pm

I see Schabak, which was so far the only 1:600 manufacturer, will have no chance now. Those paper stickers just can't compeete with good old Herpa quality.


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RE: Herpa 1:600?

Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:54 pm

Out of the several HUNDRED Schabaks I've collected in the past decade, I happen to have a few Tampo-print Schabak 1:600s, and they look MUCH better than the old ones from when Germany was stamped as "Made in WEST Germany" from right after they broke off from Shuco. I wish they would start producing more in the Tampos, but with Herpa Wings now starting to recap on the sorely overlooked 1:600 market, Schabak will HAVE to update the production line or face going out of business, again  Sad they're my favorite maker, not just cause I've been to the Headquarters and spoke with Wolfgang himself, not because when I left there I purchased 327+ US Dollars worth of 1:600s, not cause I have a copy of the old Schabak USA complete with the entire picture archive before they got bought out by Just Plane Fun, but also because of their rather convenient size for full airport mockups!  Laugh out loud I'll be sure to give Herpa a try on their 1:600s Hopefully the details will be as accurate & abundant as they are on the 1:200s. I agree about the gear though, that's the only downfall (IMO) to making them so small. The struts needed would be too frail to use anywhere but a display case.

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RE: Herpa 1:600?

Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:18 pm

Well, as a very huge collector of Schabak 1/600 models, I have to say that i have been waiting for another manufacturer to look into the 1/600 scale production. Herpa's 1/500 scale models have very good qualities, and while the landing gears are still not as picture perfect as you will see in the 1/400 scale models, it's the paint job, decal or whatever they use that matters to me. If Herpa's 1/600 models can reframe from turning yellow as does Schabak's, then I will be defecting much quicker than you can imagine. And Herpa would have a gold mine in sales since 1/600 models are smaller and cheaper than 1/500 and 1/400, with better quality, Schabak won't stand a chance. One question to all, can the orders be placed already, or do you have to wait untill they are released?
 
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RE: Herpa 1:600?

Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:14 pm

Did you know Herpa is going to bring out a 1:1000 scale? It will be this fall. Mark777300- something for you.


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RE: Herpa 1:600?

Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:09 am

WHAT!?!??!!?!??! 1:1000!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!? *plays that "Hallelujiah" anthem*
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RE: Herpa 1:600?

Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:13 pm

1/1000???!!!! Wow, and I thought that 1/600 was small! Good lord, I wonder what a CRJ or turbo prop would look like. It would probably fit on your finger tip! That might be too small for me, but Herpa going into 1/600 is the best news I've heard in years!
 
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RE: Herpa 1:600?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:01 pm

I present to you, Herpa's 1:600 Airbus A380-800! All pix are my own, and I must say that now owning it as well as the 777-300ER, the craftmanship of these models is WELL WORTH the elevated price when compaired to the traditional Schabak, albeit a ridiculously limited Herpa variety. Don't suppose that a few airlines will pull their authorizations for schabak to use their colors(ie DL,AA,& StarAlliance copyrights). if theres a few requests that come to recent fruition via Herpa, I hope its production of NW 319's & DC-9's, UA/US/HP/F9/JB Airbi, and the revival of models for the Cathay Pacific and ANA 1:600 fleets.












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