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Old 02-14-2019, 03:54 PM   #1
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This model has arrived in the US and is being sent to dealers. Mine is on the way but we all know my photos suck..If someone gets one please post pics...
Retailing for $265-$345. and nearly sold out..

I will be selling my sold out version from Fenwick 200 version once I have possesion of the Herpa. It is an awesome model with box with stand and gear..

$170.00 plus shipping (big box) family and friends if anyone is interested...
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Is that bad boy all metal or plastic? If it's like JC or Gemini I may have to get my hands on one
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Looks amazing, very nice..
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Is that bad boy all metal or plastic? If it's like JC or Gemini I may have to get my hands on one
made of RESIN.
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Looks amazing, very nice..
that is the Fenwick 200 vesion I have for sale, I am awaiting the Herpa..
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Is that bad boy all metal or plastic? If it's like JC or Gemini I may have to get my hands on one
as mentioned resin, rumored to be almost sold out..
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well ARD had 15 left out of 50 early January. no more once gone. 10% off if club member. worth £22!! if not club member, it only costs £10 a year. so you still save £12! easily cover u.k post.


www.aviationretaildirect.com/pre-orders/558716-herpa-wings-1-200-c-5m-super-galaxy-usaf-83-1285-9th-airlift-sqdn-proud-pelicans-spirit-of-old-glory-dover-afb-is-due-tbc/
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well ARD had 15 left out of 50 early January. no more once gone. 10% off if club member. worth £22!! if not club member, it only costs £10 a year. so you still save £12! easily cover u.k post.


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true for UK, but I am going by what the US Herpa distributor told me..
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made of RESIN.

Good idea diecast would weigh about the same or more than diecast A380 to ship! But it looks good CV next to all those heavy's Well done
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well ARD had 15 left out of 50 early January. no more once gone. 10% off if club member. worth £22!! if not club member, it only costs £10 a year. so you still save £12! easily cover u.k post.


www.aviationretaildirect.com/pre-orders/558716-herpa-wings-1-200-c-5m-super-galaxy-usaf-83-1285-9th-airlift-sqdn-proud-pelicans-spirit-of-old-glory-dover-afb-is-due-tbc/

No doubt there will be another one along in a while....camo?
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made of RESIN.
that is the problem for me, don't get me wrong this Herpa C-5M is a very attractive military model but RESIN is a no-no for me.. i don't understand why can't we see it in Diecast as well, i mean the C-5 is don't much bigger than say the JC Wings Airbus A380, which we have plenty of in all metal..
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Resin...bummer. Would have loved to see this in diecast but I'll take the resin version just the same.
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Have had this on order for a while, excited to see it in person.
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Boo on resin! Need it in metal! It does; however, look like a nice model!
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Resin is the reason I did not add the Russian beast to my collection.
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At least the nose/cockpit is an improvement on the PCM200/Fenwicks. But the cost.....
For a model similar in size and quality to the Herpa 747 yet its almost at Premium prices...
Start saving now, and become expert at sewing "them" back on....
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Very nice model.
I love large aircraft, unfortunately this one is out of my collecting criteria ...

That said, resin, plastic or die cast, when sitting in your cabinet, you don't see the difference ... unless you take it in your hands.

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That said, resin, plastic or die cast, when sitting in your cabinet, you don't see the difference ... unless you take it in your hands.

Agreed. I don't understand the closed-mindedness.
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As much as like diecast, I totally approve of this as resin. I find the handling of the A380's in diecast to be a little awkward.
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I like the heavy feel of when these collectibles are made in metal, just my closed minded opinion! Yes I do handle them from time to time. It is just like the feel of the L-1011s that used to be the lighter two halves instead of the weight of the current one piece METAL fuselage! Could you imagine if the DFM DC-8s were made of resin!
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Is is roughly the same size as a 1/200 A380?
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Exactly!

Isn't this "DiecastAircraftforum.com"

Take your resin and plastic elsewhere!
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Is is roughly the same size as a 1/200 A380?
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Exactly!

Isn't this "DiecastAircraftforum.com"

Take your resin and plastic elsewhere!
Here are the 1:1 comparisons between the A380 vs B747-8 vs C-5

Lengthwise Comparison:

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy: 75.31 m - 247 ft 1 in

Airbus A380–800: 72.72 m - 238 ft 7 in

Boeing 747–8 Intercontinental: 76.3 m - 250 ft 2in


Comparison by Wingspan:

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy: 67.89 m - 222 ft 9 in

Airbus A380–800: 79.75 m - 261 ft 8 in

Boeing 747–8 Intercontinental: 68.4 m - 224 ft 7in


Heightwise Comparison:

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy; 19.84 m - 65 ft 1 in

Airbus A380–800: 24.09 m - 79 ft 0 in

Boeing 747–8(F) Intercontinental: 19.4 m - 63 ft 6in

Based on the above numbers, just curious why a C-5 diecast metal model can't be rolled out? I have the Gemini 200 models of the A380 and B747-8. There is not 1 measurement unit (length, wingspan, height) where the C5 is at the top.

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Based on the above numbers, just curious why a C-5 diecast metal model can't be rolled out?
Perhaps it is simply a matter of economics. Maybe the diecast manufacturers feel it isn't worth the cost to tool it, given Herpa and Fenwick have already released models of it. Who knows?
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Perhaps it is simply a matter of economics. Maybe the diecast manufacturers feel it isn't worth the cost to tool it, given Herpa and Fenwick have already released models of it. Who knows?
Just want to high-light the 3 available models and the manufacturers:

- Gemini 200 A380 retails at $ 144.76 usd (metal)

- Gemini 200 B747-8 retails at $ 143.16 usd (metal)

- Herpa 200 C-5 retails at $ 319.99 usd (plastic/resin)

The resin Herpa C-5 costs $$$ more than both the metal A380 and the B747-8 combined.

I am thinking that if Gemini 200 were to roll out the C-5 Galaxy in metal with cargo doors that swing open, like they did with the C-17 and have it retail anywhere from $175 to $200 usd. They would probably sell out.

Hmm. A collector has a decision to make = spend $ 320 on a resin model or shell out $ 175 or $ 200 on a metal C-5? It's a tough one to make, but I will take the Gemini 200 C-5. Kind of a no-brainer, do you agree?
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What is the Difference Between Resin and Plastic?
Resins are more of a natural origin since we directly derive them from plant oozes whereas plastics are of synthetic polymeric nature. We mainly derive plastics from petrochemicals. Therefore, this origin is the key difference between resin and plastic. Moreover, another difference between resin and plastic is that the plastics are more stable, predictable and lack impurities, unlike resins in which we cannot avoid impurities.

Furthermore, plastics are slow in degrading and, therefore, causes environmental pollution. Also, various additives in plastics have toxic characteristics. Whereas, the resins, being purely natural, remain environmentally friendly. Hence, this is a noteworthy difference between resin and plastic. Apart from that, another difference between resin and plastic is their appearance. Plastics are hard and dense in nature, whereas resins are viscous and gluey substances.


Interesting differences between Resin and Plastic.

Now I see why this C-5 Resin model costs the big $$$$ compared to a similar sized or bigger metal A380 or B747-8 model.
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The plastic/resin Herpa C-5 costs $$$ more than both the metal A380 and the B747-8 combined.
And there's a listing on eBay now for $499.99 which is cray-cray. Nice looking model, though. Just not something I'd be interested in.

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I am thinking that if Gemini 200 were to roll out the C-5 Galaxy in metal, like they did with the C-17 and have it retail anywhere from $175 to $200 usd. They would probably sell out.
I'm curious if they would actually price them out at that. The C-17 is priced around $125; much less on the secondary market. But it would most likely sell out. It just depends on whether GJ (or any other diecast manufacturer) wants to invest in tooling.
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And there's a listing on eBay now for $499.99 which is cray-cray. Nice looking model, though. Just not something I'd be interested in.



I'm curious if they would actually price them out at that. The C-17 is priced around $125; much less on the secondary market. But it would most likely sell out. It just depends on whether GJ (or any other diecast manufacturer) wants to invest in tooling.
I only have 1 Resin model in my collection, and it is the 1/100 scale variety. The only 1/100 model the wife signed off on! Just realized, my 1/100 resin model is about $130 cheaper than this 1/200 resin model.

I threw out the Gemini 200 $ 175 to $ 200 range for retail, based on the current retail price points of the A380 and B747-8 metal models. I think more metal is used on the A380, based on it's wing span and double deck fuselage than the amount of metal that would be used on the C-5 IMO. Also, 2 versions in metal = Camo and Standard paint jobs would probably fly off the shelves.
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My bad. The model looks very good based on the photos posted by Kalibu; but I will take a pass on this resin C-5 model. Cheers! T7 (Kudos to those who are going to add this model to their 1/200 collection)
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I only have 1 Resin model in my collection, and it is the 1/100 scale variety. The only 1/100 model the wife signed off on!
What is it? I've owned two Virgin Atlantic 1:100 resin and a 1:144 scale Virgin America. And I've owned resin 1:24 model cars. They aren't cheap, either.
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Very doubtful we will see this in diecast. I do agree with the pricing being too high. Not sure how it is justified? Perhaps they feel that most people will buy one or maybe 2 and that would be it. So, to justify the cost of the tooling then have to charge 40% more to cover themselves??? Just a theory
I have one on order just to clarify. This will be my 3rd plastic model
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The cost of the C-5 is absurd. If an A380 in diecast can be bought for around $120, then I absolutely cannot comprehend this model to be nearly 3x the price. It doesn't look bad, but for that cost it should be on par with Herpa Premium quality.
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The 11th Special Forces was a reserve unit based at Ft. Meade, Maryland. We jumped from many different aircraft, and occasionally, some rare ones, including a few C-5s. These pictures were taken in 1995, and the C-5s were out of Dover AFB, Delaware, the jumps occurred at Ft. A.P. Hill, VA. I took these pix on the ground, and was not on the jump. I performed as the Safety on another C-5 jump at A.P. Hill, but in my 50 jumps with the unit, I never jumped the C-5. The 'Safety' is a jumpmaster function and assists the primary jumpmaster securing the static lines as the jumpers exit the aircraft. Awsome aircraft, especially flying nap of the earth 500 feet AGL, which the C-5 flew Dover to A.P. Hill. 'Death from Above' Doug.
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The cost of the C-5 is absurd. If an A380 in diecast can be bought for around $120, then I absolutely cannot comprehend this model to be nearly 3x the price. It doesn't look bad, but for that cost it should be on par with Herpa Premium quality.
Can only assume that's the lowest Herpa could go to covering cost and making some kind of profit. However, ultimately the judge is the market of collectors. A manufacturer can wheel out as many accountants as they want with credible evidence that justify the price but... if the majority of collectors feel the model is too expensive and pass... then the model simply wont sell.

I guess Herpa will just write off the loss and say "took a risk and it didn't pay off"

Alternatively the model does sell and I guess there is a market of collectors who don't mind paying 3x the price of an A380
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- Herpa 200 C-5 retails at $ 319.99 usd (plastic/resin)
I just got my invoice from EZ Toys for the C-5 and the price is $189.99, not including shipping.
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I just got my invoice from EZ Toys for the C-5 and the price is $189.99, not including shipping.
that is below wholesale..sounds like someone at EZ toyz messed up and much to your advantage..Is it possible he may try to make it up in shipping??? either way, Congratulations!
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that is below wholesale..sounds like someone at EZ toyz messed up and much to your advantage..Is it possible he may try to make it up in shipping??? either way, Congratulations!

Eztoys messed up again, price is now $320, bit of gouging going on?
Waffle offering for $250...
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:13 PM   #40
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How many units produced ?
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:14 PM   #41
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Checked with a retailer who said the retail was $400.00 and he would sell it to me for $275.00 if I wanted one, which I do not.

Doing a little research on the production process of resin over die-cast it is much more labor intensive, which would explain the cost.

A BIG PASS for me, even though it is a decent looking model!

I have 4 plastic/resin models in my collection. 2 are 1/144 Brad Shinn customs, a Piedmont DC-3 Atlantic (since no die-cast mfg. has made a decent one, have the ERTL), and a Pacmin Pan Am DC-10 because my wife found it for $40!
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Doing a little research on the production process of resin over die-cast it is much more labor intensive, which would explain the cost.
Is that saying, it actually cost more to make a model out of resin than it does out of metal?
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Yes, because of the process.
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What is it? I've owned two Virgin Atlantic 1:100 resin and a 1:144 scale Virgin America. And I've owned resin 1:24 model cars. They aren't cheap, either.
My apologies for the late reply. It's the 'Family Day' long weekend here and the past 2 days have been spending some fun time with our family friends/kids. I have a G100 A380 which came to around $250 with my discount. Cheers! T7
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Okay...so I kept looking at this model and Mr. "no resin, no way no how" ordered one, damit

$260 shipped.
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Okay...so I kept looking at this model and Mr. "no resin, no way no how" ordered one, damit

$260 shipped.
You caved! Congrats to you for picking one up. Please share some photos when it touches down on your air base. Cheers! T7
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Thanks! Yes, I wanted to see what all the hype is about (actually just afraid of getting hooked)

Okay, I will reach out if I have trouble as I have never posted pics. Should I check with Crownvic for posting instructions
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Okay...so I kept looking at this model and Mr. "no resin, no way no how" ordered one, damit

$260 shipped.
If it was me, it'll be a case of... well not likely anyone else will make one. Although I was looking at the database on the Gemini jets website and they have a 1/200 B-1 and C-5 on the dropdown menu. No models listed of course. Made me wonder if Gemini were planning to do those planes and in the end cancelled them.
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If it was me, it'll be a case of... well not likely anyone else will make one. Although I was looking at the database on the Gemini jets website and they have a 1/200 B-1 and C-5 on the dropdown menu. No models listed of course. Made me wonder if Gemini were planning to do those planes and in the end cancelled them.
Drop down menu is just repeated for both 200 and 400 scales.
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I hear ya Eagle Flyer, this was in the back of my mind. I recently added a Skyclassics C-141A Starlifter and love it, so the C5 will look nice next to it!

Russ, any instructions on posting pics?
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