I had a few Hogan Models, but mostly replaced them with other more detailed brands once I got into collecting more seriously.
For me the models do not have enough detail, but that is obviously reflected in a lower price.
Some hogan's are good, others as Maarlandair said are less. MD11 for instance is very good from them.
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Hogan are plastic display models. This usually excludes accessory details such as antennae etc.! Hogan has had the best and most accurate moulds among all 1/200 manufacturers incl. a very decent and accurate printing of windshield and cabin windows/doors as well as the airline livery. The undercarriage would be offered separately (not expensive). I still have a couple of Hogan models due to the perfect moulding (Lufthansa A340-300, A340-600 and a few others).
__________________ My 1/200 Wants List for 2019 Gemini:Martinair 767-300ER (1990's 'Martinair Holland' c/s), Condor 757-300 (1999 delivery cs.), Condor 757-300WL (2004 white/blue/yellow cs.), Hapag-Lloyd A310-300 Inflight:United A320-200 (post-merger c/s), Swiss A330-300 & A340-300 (both in 2003 c/s)
Very often Hogan models are basic but the shape of the aircraft is nicely reproduced.
Despite a very good Inflight A 340 which is the best die cast model ever produced of this aircraft, the snap fit Hogan model has still something more : a better stabilizer with an accurate dihedral.
That said, I have both models, I love them both and it is not a negative comment about the Inflight model.
In the past, Hogan made models exclusively for the Japanese market, I have an ANA B 747-400 bought during one of my visits to Tokyo some twenty years ago.
Simply gorgeous, very close to what we can see on a Herpa Premium model.
It all depends on what Hogan is requested to do, they are capable of the best.
I currently own a Hogan Lufthansa 748i in retro livery, and I mainly bought because I wanted a souvenir from visiting the Red Caboose in NYC.
It's a lovely display model, but the only gripe I have with some of the Hogan models, like this one, are the sweeping wings in flight mode. I think it might have been better if a non-sweeping option was available also, but as I mentioned, they do make great display models. Great value IMO.
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I have the AF, TAA, and China Airlines (soon to be PAL old livery "Love Bus") A300s; Delta (widget) and KLM MD-11s; Qatar and Kuwait C-17s. and a Continental 767-400. except for the 767 which I added strakes and antennas, these models come with landing gears, antennas and engine strakes. I am still ecstatic everytime I look at them.
I have several Hogan models and I think they have some of the best mould. Particularry A330/340 series remain for me the best. I have the whole Air France series, released in collaboration with Socatec, this remain a beauty for me, plastic or not plastic.