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Old 07-26-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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Hi all

Who is doing the most accurate/details Boeing 777's in 1:200 in non die-cast? I it Hogan, or does Herpa do a better one although they don't seem to have a big variaty on them?

Just also to ask, is there a diecast with removable landing gear by any chance?

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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IMHO, Herpa is the worst. It uses the old Lysia mold.

Risesoon and Hogan are pretty much tied, with preference varying from person to person. Both have their good points

I prefer Hogan due to better paint and graphics. I've had the paint peel off a Risesoon when I masked to paint. I also think the new Hogan landing gear are far superior due to the hub detail and strut detail. Also, the gear on Risesoon models are fixed in place on most models, while Hogan gear is easily removeable for 'in flight' display.

I believe all die cast 777's on the market have fixed gear, although I won't buy one because the poor engine molds. The inaccurate 'generic' engines are the real draw back from any diecast 777. That and the weak and crooked main landing gear.

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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Many thanks Charlie Alpha. Your take on it is pretty much my view as well. Say, how do I do I identify Hogans with the updated landing gear?

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Say, how do I do I identify Hogans with the updated landing gear?
Agree with Charlie Alpha re: HG vs. RS.

The old-style landing gear on Hogan models is very obvious because the hubs/tires are all metal and the hubs are printed with lug nuts. But if you like a Hogan 777 which originally came with the old style gear, you can update the model easily. New gear packs are available for purchase separately.
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Cool, that is great.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
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I think all of the new 777's come from Hogan with the new style gear.
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Hi:

Yes, I also support Charlie (Chris). Hogan is the most accurate mold out there but recently they have made models with a bare level in details like the ANZ "All Blacks" but they still the best models I think.

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Old 07-26-2013, 03:45 PM   #8
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The Hogan 777's, particularly the 777-300ER's are IMHO some of Hogan's best models. And I think Hogan 777's are some of the best 777 models available.

Yogurtlite's TAM and Thai 777-300ER are truly beautiful!
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Hogan without doubt !!
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:21 AM   #10
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Agreed. Definitely Hogan. I may change my mind when Gemini/JC finally changes their mold to make the correct engines. To me, the 777-300er is all about the engines.
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hogan's 777 mould is the most realistic replica of the actual aircraft no doubt!!!
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Imagine, just imagine, if Hogan ever decided to go into the diecast metal model market. They would leave JC wings and Gemini behind in sales. Personally, they have the most realistic shape and size for their Airbus A320, A330 and A340 and Boeing 777's.
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Imagine, just imagine, if Hogan ever decided to go into the diecast metal model market. They would leave JC wings and Gemini behind in sales. Personally, they have the most realistic shape and size for their Airbus A320, A330 and A340 and Boeing 777's.
I'm not sure about this. I think that is very difficoult to replicate in metal the accuracy and correct shape of plastic moulds.
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Imagine, just imagine, if Hogan ever decided to go into the diecast metal model market. They would leave JC wings and Gemini behind in sales. Personally, they have the most realistic shape and size for their Airbus A320, A330 and A340 and Boeing 777's.
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Great line up there...

I agree the Hogan version wins hands down. JC wins in the metal category.
Herpa unfortunately has too many issues.....
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:52 AM   #15
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thank you all for your valuable feedback and nice photos!
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:58 AM   #16
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pity about the issues mentioned here about the Herpa 777's as they are the only one offering Cathay Pacific, correct?
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