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Old 01-19-2019, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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See the pictures... I have each one of these Premiums in clean white condition...
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Old 01-19-2019, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So.... do you just keep them in the box then...?
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Whats that item on the horizontal stabilizer for?
I keep my premiums in the box as well. I removed the styrofoam though and replaced it with some tissue paper. I doubt the theory, that the styrofoam makes them yellow, but why take any risk.

I only take them out from time to time and display them for some days on my shelf.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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So.... do you just keep them in the box then...?
Yes..But, I do the same as Franzlhuber does, occasionally display them. I have a Herpa display hangar I use..

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Whats that item on the horizontal stabilizer for?
I keep my premiums in the box as well. I removed the styrofoam though and replaced it with some tissue paper. I doubt the theory, that the styrofoam makes them yellow, but why take any risk.

I only take them out from time to time and display them for some days on my shelf.
Oh, that is a piece of plastic bracket which came with the model when I purchased it a couple of years ago. The model was supposed to have the display case and the main reason to buy the model. But I was surprised when I received the Lufthansa model in a Herpa Premium box meant for a A300, and the plastic bracket was in the box...Long story!!! But the models clear white sheen is really admirable.
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That grey styrofoam theory....I have two LH 744 still white and have always been stored in their boxes, right next to that styrofoam. A couple of 727 slightlybyellowed though, but they were second hand purchases, so not sure the previous owner had them on display...my 733 in its clear plastic hangar is also white. So is my A300 LH. And its been a while since these were first released....how time flies....and these are still the most beautiful looking models ever! In terms of shape accuracy, and in the 747 case those amazing landing gears, that no other brand has ever reproduced to this day, in spite of all the amazing technology they boast about.



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Old 01-20-2019, 06:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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To my experience, only one and a half reasons exist for the yellowing of these models:

1.: The material itself: seems, that here is a big variation over all these models.

For example: the A300 Emirates was terrible. I bought one new in 2002. A year later, hardly displayed, it went completely yellow. I asked herpa to send a replacement, what they did. The second one came white again. I was even more coutious and took it out as less as possible. But after another years time the yellowing started again...
Otherwise I had the 744 ANZ, 732 Lh. The ANZ, treated the same way, never showed any yellowing. The 722 was almost as good and showed a very slight change with good handling.
Even worst: light grey plastic parts of Starjet modells went yellow within short time - stored most time in their box without foam...

So, depending on the material quality, the second reasons comes:

2. exposure to UV light.
Sensitive plastics seem to react strong to the slightest contact, even with non direct sun or daylight. (Neon light also absorb UV light).

So, only the second point can be influenced. If the first one is not given: sorry, hardly a chance, to avoid any alterings...

(I suppose thats one of the reasons, herpa lost its enthusiasm with the premium series for not to dissapoint customers of the most expensive models, as material reliability remained a risk...)

Good luck to all, loving these models!
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That grey styrofoam theory....I have two LH 744 still white and have always been stored in their boxes, right next to that styrofoam. A couple of 727 slightlybyellowed though, but they were second hand purchases, so not sure the previous owner had them on display...my 733 in its clear plastic hangar is also white. So is my A300 LH. And its been a while since these were first released....how time flies....and these are still the most beautiful looking models ever! In terms of shape accuracy, and in the 747 case those amazing landing gears, that no other brand has ever reproduced to this day, in spite of all the amazing technology they boast about.


Oh yes!!!! Excuse me for my attitude or call it pride when it comes to admiring the Premiums. All the the other models in the market look pale and best suited to be paper weights. I bought a 747 KLM Premium directly from Herpa at the time of the release. Yesterday, I opened it from the box and spent time checking out the details. No doubt, these are THE BEST models...

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Absoluty, they are great indeed. Bought two LH 747's premium and de yellowed them...those are two great models! Love the gears and see through windows..
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My ANZ B 747 and the PAN AM, United B 727s are still very nice , I keep them in a closed cabinet, no light at all.

The unpainted parts of my Emirates A 300 are yellow.

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Here are some pictures of my LH747 on display.. It has been on display for close to a year now. Yes there’s yellowing, but doesn’t bother me at all. The yellowing hasn’t increased over time. So, the LH747 will continue glowing my living hall...

See the contrast between the wings and fuselage...At a distance it’s hard to notice the discoloration.
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Hmm diff is quite large to be very honest...
Especially the 4th photo, it would be worth de-yellowing still.
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I guess I’m lucky. My Pan Am B-727 has been on the shelf for years in a closed display case with no sign of yellowing. It would be a shame to hide such a beautiful model in its box.
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I guess I’m lucky. My Pan Am B-727 has been on the shelf for years in a closed display case with no sign of yellowing. It would be a shame to hide such a beautiful model in its box.
It is a beautiful mould indeed....what a shame all these were discontinued


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Hmm diff is quite large to be very honest...
Especially the 4th photo, it would be worth de-yellowing still.
Well, First thing is I dont know how the de-yellowing works and how to do it
Second, the yellowing doesnt bother me much...The details on the model is what keeps me happy...

Is there a forum link which details how to de-yellow? Just curious.
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@ vnangli

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Thank you for providing the link to the De-Yellowing thread…I saw the video and for my thin patience level, I might end up ruining my model if I were to try it. Also it seems like some investment for UV light and such. It is an interesting method though…So, decided to keep my Lufthansa AS-IS…And call it TANNED version. My wife and kids think that I am a crazy guy who thinks that piece of airplane is too valuable…Well who do I have to keep happy? Myself….

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I am deeply sorry for all of the collectors out there who have spent booku bucks on what was expected to be the best of the best. I do not like the aspect of relying on a so called lottery to be fortunate to have received a non-yellowing model. That is profound quality control incompetence and extremely poor research/knowledge on the part of the factory.

Sure, my toys from the eighties that I enjoyed playing with both indoors and outdoors have yellowed (deservingly so) over the course of *cough* thirty plus years, but that's to be expected. But having a model turn yellow having stayed in its box since purchase, or in a light tight room is criminal.

...And to the member who said that the other brands' offerings are just paperweights, please don't talk that way again. You do a disservice to the manufacturers' time and effort to bring us these sought after models. Also, you unwittingly (or wittingly?) call the majority of members here lower-class.

If that was not your intent, then I apologize. But it sure sounded oddly so.
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...And to the member who said that the other brands' offerings are just paperweights, please don't talk that way again. You do a disservice to the manufacturers' time and effort to bring us these sought after models. Also, you unwittingly (or wittingly?) call the majority of members here lower-class.

If that was not your intent, then I apologize. But it sure sounded oddly so.
I am sorry, if I have hurt your or any collector's feelings…I would also be a lower class (wittingly or unwittingly) according to myself, as I have a good collection of diecast airplanes too…But those dont get such frequent attention the Herpa Premiums get...

And one of the diecast (Herpa Fanhansa) got stolen at work which I had proudly displayed on my desk.
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