Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic - DA.C
 

Go Back   DA.C > Ground Control > 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 12-30-2016, 01:12 PM   #1
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chicopee
Posts: 15
Default Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Good Afternoon collectors! I'm new to collecting 1/200 models. I received my first 1/200 on Christmas Day it is a Gemini 200 Atlas Air 747-8. Its a nice looking model, its so nice that I kind of feel like getting rid of my 1/400s for 1/200s models! The next 1/200 model I'm thinking of getting is a Herpa TNT BAe-146. I did read somewhere that some Herpa 200 are plastic some aren't. My question is which ones are plastic and which ones aren't? also why don't they just do one material?
TonyBDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-30-2016, 01:21 PM   #2
Complete Wacko!
 
AIR FRANCE 340's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: 49°18'55" N 000°00'19" W
Age: 73
Posts: 3,377
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Some models are plastic and the others are die cast.

Just go to their website HERPA Miniaturmodelle GmbH - Online and you will have the answer to your questions.

BAe-146 or Avro RJ 85 are metal.

Welcome to this hobby and to the forum ...

Jean Pierre.
AIR FRANCE 340 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2016, 01:03 AM   #3
I ask a lot of questions
 
Sean's AA DC-10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: LAX
Posts: 293
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

This should probably be a sticky. I know Herpa Saab 340 is diecast. 707 as well, I presume. But a proper list is a great idea, op!
__________________
Please make!

Gemini:
USAir 757 and 767 polished AND dark blue
United 733 and 762 Saul Bass and gray
Continental MD-80 last scheme

JC Wings
United 742 Saul Bass large titles
America West 742

Inflight:
United DC-10 Saul Bass polished
United DC-10 gray (corrected) re-release
Sean's AA DC-10 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 12-31-2016, 02:50 AM   #4
Master Collector
 
Widebody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Over the rainbow
Posts: 637
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Fokker 50, 70 & 100 - metal
Q400 - metal
Saab 340 - metal
Dornier 328 - metal
BAE/RJ - metal
Most smaller single aisles and regionals are metal except for the ERJ-170/190

A319/20/21 and larger are plastic except for some of the LH 747s on the JC/Gemini mould.

The Herpa website is pretty good - it will say if the model is metal or plastic.
Widebody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2016, 04:07 AM   #5
Master Collector
 
alfly.200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Prato-Italy
Posts: 616
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

ATR42/72, AN-24 and Yak-40 are metal too.
alfly.200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2016, 05:28 AM   #6
Master Collector
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ETNG/LSZH
Age: 27
Posts: 943
Send a message via ICQ to 777-300ER
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

727's are metal as well. I think most of their props are metal. DC-3, DC-6, Convairs, Viscounts, Connie's etc.
777-300ER is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2016, 11:23 AM   #7
Senior Collector
 
D-AIHB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Oslo, NOR
Age: 47
Posts: 453
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

AN-2 and Mil MI 8´s are metal too :-)
D-AIHB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2016, 02:07 PM   #8
Rabid Collector
 
DouglasDC5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: East Bay
Posts: 148
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Herpa's Aero Spacelines Super Guppy is one hell of a heavy metal!
DouglasDC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2016, 03:26 PM   #9
Collector of Queens
 
Kelso49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: 234 Bath Road
Posts: 417
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

[QUOTE=. My question is which ones are plastic and which ones aren't? also why don't they just do one material?[/QUOTE]

I wish Herpa would make it easier to see which are metal and which are plastic. You have to look at each model one by one to see the material
Attached Thumbnails
Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-herpa.jpg  
__________________
Looking to buy
Cal Air International DC-10 SWD10CAL
Small World United Airlines DC-10-30 SWD10UTDS

Someone please make in diecast
America West 747 Canadian Airlines 747 Goose
Family Airlines 747
Kelso49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2016, 04:19 PM   #10
Master Collector
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ETNG/LSZH
Age: 27
Posts: 943
Send a message via ICQ to 777-300ER
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

The 747's you can identify with the price. Some of their plastic models are nice as well. I love their A320 family.
777-300ER is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2016, 05:19 PM   #11
707 and 727 desk flyer
 
HoRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Mulhouse, France
Posts: 365
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

727-100 was metal (mould is gone) and the 727-200 was plastic, but in the Lufthansa Modell Colection and Preimum range of products and is still in my opinion the best aircraft model built until now in 1:200 worldwide.
__________________
Collector of civil aircraft models in 1:500 and 1:200, mostly European
HoRad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 12:02 AM   #12
Raymond Lim
 
Dai Kong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: MALAYSIA.
Posts: 1,224
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Herpa models. All the bigger aircraft (wide body) are plastic except some Lufthansa models B747 there are die-cast model.

All smaller aircraft especially the the propeller type are die-cast.

Plastic models
A319,A320, A321, A300, A330, A340, A350, A380, B747, B777, B787, B767, B757, B737, DC-10, AN-12, AN-225.

Die-cast models
All B707 are die-cast and a few selected Lufthansa B747.

Smaller aircraft in die-cast
AN-2, AN-24, ATR 42/72, Catalina, Convair, Dash 8, DC-6, DC-8, Fokker , Saab 340, TU-144 and Vickers Viscount.

I may have miss out some of the models.

Happy New Year guys.

Raymond
Dai Kong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 02:06 AM   #13
707 and 727 desk flyer
 
HoRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Mulhouse, France
Posts: 365
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

B 727-200, B 737-300, B 747-400 and A300-600: Plastic with transparent windows, all as high end Herpa / Lufthansa Modell Edition and Herpa Premium models.

Raymond, you missed the metal B 727-100 and the Caravelle.
__________________
Collector of civil aircraft models in 1:500 and 1:200, mostly European
HoRad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 04:42 AM   #14
Raymond Lim
 
Dai Kong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: MALAYSIA.
Posts: 1,224
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Quote:
Originally Posted by HoRad View Post
B 727-200, B 737-300, B 747-400 and A300-600: Plastic with transparent windows, all as high end Herpa / Lufthansa Modell Edition and Herpa Premium models.

Raymond, you missed the metal B 727-100 and the Caravelle.
Hi Horai,
The Herpa Premium Edition which start of from the Lufthansa models in the 90's.

Raymond
Dai Kong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 07:18 AM   #15
Insane Collector
 
Baerke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Roermond, Netherlands
Age: 44
Posts: 1,736
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Dc8, constellation and starliner are metal too. A new starliner (TWA) is announced for march. For the plastic collectors; new toolings for the A330,350,380 and 747-8 are made with the additions of antennas on the fuselage. They are getting better now.
__________________
KLM fanatic, also Lufthansa, Air France, Delta, Pan Am, Swissair, Sabena etc.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Baerke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 08:46 AM   #16
Master Collector
 
planemark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 865
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

I know a lot of collectors out there are "diecast" or nothing in their thinking. I only have five plastic/resin models in my collection too, and three of four 1:200 scale are Herpa (the other is Hogan). They are outstanding. I would not ever hesitate purchasing a plastic Herpa. (I'm considering another one presently.) Plus, if you play with your models from time to time like I do, you will feel more secure holding a lighter model as it makes it's approach. My plastic Herpas as thus:

Czech Airlines 80th Anniversary B-737-500
Kulula (Comair) "Flying 101" B-737-800
Southwest "Shamu" B-737-700

My Hogan Air Tran 737-700 is of comparable quality and one other plastic (resin) model is a 1:100 SkyMarks Premium Southwest "Colorado One" 737-700.

One last comment on plastic: I love my Hogan C-17 and feels it stacks up against the Gemini Metal versions just fine.
planemark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 06:36 PM   #17
Insane Collector
 
Baerke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Roermond, Netherlands
Age: 44
Posts: 1,736
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

I bought the Herpa lufthansa A350 last week and it is a super fine model. Here in Europe the price difference between the Herpa and the gemini was 55 euros and between the Herpa and inflight one even 65 euros, for me that is a big difference!
__________________
KLM fanatic, also Lufthansa, Air France, Delta, Pan Am, Swissair, Sabena etc.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Baerke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 07:07 PM   #18
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chicopee
Posts: 15
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

That aero space line super guppy looks awesome! I just look up old pics from flying mule
TonyBDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 07:15 PM   #19
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chicopee
Posts: 15
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Do plastic models actually look good?
TonyBDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 07:16 PM   #20
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chicopee
Posts: 15
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Dai Kong thanks for the list! I appreciate that
TonyBDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 07:21 PM   #21
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chicopee
Posts: 15
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Are Herpa helicopters die cast? I like pics I've seem of their chinooks
TonyBDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 07:42 PM   #22
707 and 727 desk flyer
 
HoRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Mulhouse, France
Posts: 365
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Herpa metal model:



And two plastic ones:



and



Ok, these are Premiums, which are better than normal Herpa models. But yes, as most Herpa models are painted you can't tell which are made of metal and which of plastic unless you hold them in your hand.
__________________
Collector of civil aircraft models in 1:500 and 1:200, mostly European
HoRad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 08:40 PM   #23
Raymond Lim
 
Dai Kong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: MALAYSIA.
Posts: 1,224
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

[QUOTE=TonyBDL;2200441]Are Herpa helicopters die cast? I like pics I've seem of their chinooks[/QUOTE

Hi Tony,
Yes the Heli are die-cast and same goes to all the 1:200 fighter jets.

Raymond
Dai Kong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 11:40 PM   #24
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chicopee
Posts: 15
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Thanks HoRad, Those are some nice looking models! Also nice pics! I'm just starting to collect 1/200 models so if the plastic ones look just as good as the metal ones. I guess I'll be more open to buying some. Now the question is who's better hogan or herpa?
TonyBDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 11:41 PM   #25
Collector of Queens
 
Kelso49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: 234 Bath Road
Posts: 417
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyBDL View Post
Do plastic models actually look good?
Yes. Top is Herpa plastic, bottom is Inflight200 metal. Some of the standard(I mean non premium) Herpas do lack the antennas. The BA 747-8 cargo does have the antenna. I do like how the gear hangs.
Attached Thumbnails
Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-img_5453.jpg   Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-img_5454.jpg   Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-img_5455.jpg   Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-img_5456.jpg  
__________________
Looking to buy
Cal Air International DC-10 SWD10CAL
Small World United Airlines DC-10-30 SWD10UTDS

Someone please make in diecast
America West 747 Canadian Airlines 747 Goose
Family Airlines 747
Kelso49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 11:47 PM   #26
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chicopee
Posts: 15
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

I thought about collecting 1/200 fighters but I decided to stick to cargo airlines in the 1/200 scale, I really like the TNT BAe-146 from Herpa can't wait to buy it. I am thinking about getting two 1/200 fighter a F-16 Thunderbird & a F-18 Blue Angel and also I would like to get a Chinook. Thanks Raymond
TonyBDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 11:56 PM   #27
Collector of Queens
 
Kelso49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: 234 Bath Road
Posts: 417
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyBDL View Post
I thought about collecting 1/200 fighters but I decided to stick to cargo airlines in the 1/200 scale, I really like the TNT BAe-146 from Herpa can't wait to buy it.
There are some great options for cargo planes in 1:200. I have 60 of them now with most of them being 747s. Mostly metal, just a couple of plastics because there is no metal option. Recently Gemini and JC Wings have released some great models. Hope they keep coming. This Etihad is really nice.

http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/...0f-landed.html
__________________
Looking to buy
Cal Air International DC-10 SWD10CAL
Small World United Airlines DC-10-30 SWD10UTDS

Someone please make in diecast
America West 747 Canadian Airlines 747 Goose
Family Airlines 747
Kelso49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2017, 06:27 PM   #28
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chicopee
Posts: 15
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Kelso49, Yea that Etihad 747 is a nice looking model that livery is unique. Sounds like your a fan of the 747 the queen of the sky, Long live the queen!
TonyBDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2017, 01:22 PM   #29
CO - PM
 
N77014's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 15
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Quote:
Originally Posted by HoRad View Post
And two plastic ones:

Ok, these are Premiums, which are better than normal Herpa models. But yes, as most Herpa models are painted you can't tell which are made of metal and which of plastic unless you hold them in your hand.
Imo, LH modell edition B727 is still has best out there
N77014 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2017, 03:10 PM   #30
707 and 727 desk flyer
 
HoRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Mulhouse, France
Posts: 365
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Quote:
Imo, LH modell edition B727 is still has best out there
Same applies in my opinion to the LH Modell Edition / Premium B 747-400 and A 300-600. Only the B 737-300 has some flaws (its nose is not perfectly reproduced).
__________________
Collector of civil aircraft models in 1:500 and 1:200, mostly European
HoRad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2017, 07:39 AM   #31
Insane Collector
 
Baerke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Roermond, Netherlands
Age: 44
Posts: 1,736
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Some pics of recently released herpa models wich are imho very nice! With the addition of antennas they keep getting better and better!

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_131735.jpg

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_131803.jpg

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_131816.jpg

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_131829.jpg

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_131846.jpg

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_131904.jpg

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_131920.jpg

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_131950.jpg

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_132045.jpg

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_132234.jpg

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_132257.jpg

Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic-20170107_132319.jpg
__________________
KLM fanatic, also Lufthansa, Air France, Delta, Pan Am, Swissair, Sabena etc.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Baerke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 10:57 AM   #32
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chicopee
Posts: 15
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Nice pics! Baerke, I like you ramp area and the gse. If you had to choose a plastic model which is better herpa wings, Hogan or skymark?
TonyBDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 12:18 PM   #33
Senior Collector
 
billville's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Posts: 199
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

As everyone else has said here...when it comes to plastic, Herpa is the best. Hogan models sometime have the wing flex for in flight display, and lack the antennas all around. Whereas some Herpa models actually have the antennas built in. Skymarks, in my opinion, are okay. They have great details, but some just look very "plastic." The Herpa metal models are fantastic!! Great Herpa detail with all the benefits of it being diecast metal.

I personally will only buy Herpa models in 1:200 if they have the antennas, otherwise it's a no-go for me. I really wish though they would start incorporating jewel lights on the models. That would just add the finishing touch to their models.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
billville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 01:28 PM   #34
Insane Collector
 
Baerke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Roermond, Netherlands
Age: 44
Posts: 1,736
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Herpa is investing quite a lot in their molds lately, they keep getting better and I hope they will get even better in the future..Looking at their new A330 and A350 and B748 they are getting there...As for the dreamliner 787, there is still some work to do for herpa...
__________________
KLM fanatic, also Lufthansa, Air France, Delta, Pan Am, Swissair, Sabena etc.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Baerke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 01:33 PM   #35
Senior Collector
 
billville's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Posts: 199
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baerke View Post
Herpa is investing quite a lot in their molds lately, they keep getting better and I hope they will get even better in the future..Looking at their new A330 and A350 and B748 they are getting there...As for the dreamliner 787, there is still some work to do for herpa...
Yup! I'm really liking their 748's and will likely get quite a few of them. In particular the Cargolux 748 classic livery, as well as their fleet of Lufty's!!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
billville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 01:38 PM   #36
Insane Collector
 
Baerke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Roermond, Netherlands
Age: 44
Posts: 1,736
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

The new cargolux will be nice too with al the drawings on it!
__________________
KLM fanatic, also Lufthansa, Air France, Delta, Pan Am, Swissair, Sabena etc.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Baerke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 02:00 PM   #37
Senior Collector
 
billville's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Posts: 199
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baerke View Post
The new cargolux will be nice too with al the drawings on it!
Yes, I LOVE this livery!! I have it on JCW already, but am really interested in seeing the Herpa version, as they do a fantastic job with their printings
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
billville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 02:13 PM   #38
Insane Collector
 
Baerke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Roermond, Netherlands
Age: 44
Posts: 1,736
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

The JC is great too, stunning mold!
__________________
KLM fanatic, also Lufthansa, Air France, Delta, Pan Am, Swissair, Sabena etc.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Baerke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 11:40 AM   #39
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chicopee
Posts: 15
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Hmm so if its going to be plastic, Herpa wings is the way to go, Excellent. What is everyone's opinion when it comes to Inflight200? I keep seeing remarks about the paint being terrible on their models and that the prices seem high.
TonyBDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 05:59 PM   #40
Master Collector
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 573
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

I've been building and collecting models a long time. Nothing beats the quality, precision, and attention to detail of the Herpa Premiums.

I wish all 1/200 scale models were made of plastic, and to the quality standards of the HP's. I have some beautiful 1/200 L-1011's, but I'm afraid to put them on the glass shelves of my curio because they weigh 30 pounds each! I've always found panel lines are much crisper on plastic models as well.

MANY out there say plastic feels and looks cheap. I guarantee they've never seen the HP AA A300 in person. It is a work of art. It is hard to argue against the HP AA A300 being the best production, albeit limited, 1/200 model out there. Even the Delta 733 and 722 Interims are top notch (too bad they weren't widgets!). If A/C or Gemini Jets would produce a line of detailed 1/200 models (even ex-Starjets quality), I think it would be welcomed MANY MANY collectors, myself included!

Last edited by mt8667; 01-12-2017 at 06:02 PM.
mt8667 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 10:06 PM   #41
Private Pilot
 
SouthwestAirlines103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Flying W (N14)
Age: 27
Posts: 1,188
Send a message via MSN to SouthwestAirlines103
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Quote:
Originally Posted by mt8667 View Post
I've been building and collecting models a long time. Nothing beats the quality, precision, and attention to detail of the Herpa Premiums.

I wish all 1/200 scale models were made of plastic, and to the quality standards of the HP's. I have some beautiful 1/200 L-1011's, but I'm afraid to put them on the glass shelves of my curio because they weigh 30 pounds each! I've always found panel lines are much crisper on plastic models as well.

MANY out there say plastic feels and looks cheap. I guarantee they've never seen the HP AA A300 in person. It is a work of art. It is hard to argue against the HP AA A300 being the best production, albeit limited, 1/200 model out there. Even the Delta 733 and 722 Interims are top notch (too bad they weren't widgets!). If A/C or Gemini Jets would produce a line of detailed 1/200 models (even ex-Starjets quality), I think it would be welcomed MANY MANY collectors, myself included!

I'll back up everything you've just said. Also it's a shame Gemini cancelled their Plastic line after only one model. It seemed to me to be a promising line and the cost was comparable to hogan with a more starjet200 quality. I'm still hopeful that one manufacturer will pick up on this neglected section of model airliner market.
__________________
Gregory
SouthwestAirlines103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2017, 01:05 AM   #42
Insane Collector
 
Baerke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Roermond, Netherlands
Age: 44
Posts: 1,736
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

It is indeed a pitty that gemini stopped the plastic line...wonder why, the delta 737 sold out very quickly...
__________________
KLM fanatic, also Lufthansa, Air France, Delta, Pan Am, Swissair, Sabena etc.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Baerke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2017, 06:43 AM   #43
Master Collector
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 573
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Plastic models would also make it easier for manufacturers to include lighting, nav/strobes/position, if they ever decided to.
mt8667 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2017, 06:53 AM   #44
707 and 727 desk flyer
 
HoRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Mulhouse, France
Posts: 365
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Herpa did that 30 years ago. The models did have transparent clear, orange and red lights.
__________________
Collector of civil aircraft models in 1:500 and 1:200, mostly European
HoRad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2017, 09:15 AM   #45
Master Collector
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 573
Default Re: Herpa 1/200 diecast or plastic

Quote:
Originally Posted by HoRad View Post
Herpa did that 30 years ago. The models did have transparent clear, orange and red lights.
With the micro LED's available on the market now, integrating working lights on a 1/200 plastic airliner model shouldn't be a major engineering feat. You can pick up a micro drone at TJMaxx with small gauge wiring to multiple LED's and motors for $10, granted the production numbers are much larger.

However, and I think I would get some support here from fellow collectors, if a manufacturer made, even a starjets quality - for example - 1/200 plastic Delta widget 727-200 with working nav/position/stobe lights and the MSRP was $100-I'd order 2!
mt8667 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:11 PM.

Latest Threads
- by TONKA
- by Kelso49
 

Models of the Week
 



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.