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Old 03-19-2005, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, if anyone has the Premium Delta 727 and a good camera and wouldn't mind posting some pics here, then please do. I'm thinking about maybe buying one of these, but I had read somewhere before that the paint on the wings wasn't accurate. Can anyone elaborate on this issue? Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2005, 04:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've got the HP 727 PanAm ... and the HP 737 Delta
Need pics ?

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Old 03-19-2005, 07:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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unfortunately i had to use a flash due to bad weather...

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Old 03-20-2005, 02:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Sascha. Nice model indeed.

Ethan, some pics of the Pan Am would be great. I'm fairly certain my next purchase will be a Premium 727, not sure which, though I'm leaning towards the Delta.

Any comments about the Premium 727s? Pros, cons, preferences? All info and advice welcome. Thanks.
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I have the Modell Edition Lufthansa 727-200 and the Premium Pan Am 727-200 (same mould, different white plastic) and they are the closest thing to a completely accurate scale model I've seen. I don't love the unpainted plastic, but the detail is unmatched. Except for a few StarJets200, I've stopped collecting 1/200 outside of Premiums and Inflights because they put everything else to shame, IMO.
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Old 03-20-2005, 05:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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RuttleFan, I know what you mean about Premiums and Inflights putting everything else to shame. I have the Premium KLM 747 and a couple of IF200s. They make my other 1:200 scale models look like toys. I think from here on out I am only going to collect Premiums and Inflights, as do you, RuttleFan. I know they are much more expensive and the selection is limited, but I certainly choose quality over quantity.
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RuttleFan, I know what you mean about Premiums and Inflights putting everything else to shame. I have the Premium KLM 747 and a couple of IF200s. They make my other 1:200 scale models look like toys. I think from here on out I am only going to collect Premiums and Inflights
Did you hear that GJ250 fans... HP Premiums and Inflight200s make everything else look like TOYS!!!
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Old 03-20-2005, 06:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just recieved my Alaska GEMINI 250 and the wing detail is much better than inflight and herpa premium. I have inflight DC-8 and 707's and I love the detailing on those too, I don't think I will have a problem collecting 1/200 and 1/250's now. For the size of the GEMINI 250's, I was very surprised at the attention to detail on the MD-80. The wing even has the wing icing monitor on the inboard wing and exit markings. The alaska is very sharp and detailed for a model its size. Look I didn't even mention the lower price (well I just did). I think GEMINI 250's is appealing to me along side my inflights. The herpa premiums are just too expensive, I had premiums but plastic just turns me off. I get real value from gemini 250's , all metal and very good detailing. I will still collect some inflights and some gemini 250's. Buy what you like, like what you buy, I am looking forward to the AA GEMINI 250 737 next month, I will collect inflights too, wish list for inflight, United SAUL BASS DC-8-62, TWA 707, American 707, and Western 707.

I had bought a United GEMINI 250 DC-8-61 stretch, and my biggest disappointment was the tail pipe on the engine, it was sealed, which made it look very very toyish, I sold it. But this MD-80 actually has a tailpipe you can see through, GEMINI 250 as finally done what collectors like I like to see, realism. I am very happy with the ALASKA MD-80...kudos gemini.

I had ordered a Pan Am 727 herpa premium a couple years ago , and when I got it the PLASTIC MAIN GEAR had snapped off, reminding me of the fragility of plastic models. I had to send it back very disappointed, shipping cost me an arm and a leg. I dawned on me gear detail is great, but considering the weight it has to support it can't manufacturers make it out of strong metal instead of plastic. herpa premium are great models, I just like metal better.

I would love to see GEMINI 250 do a HAWAIIAN 717 or an ALOHA 737-700 with winglets or without....preferably with winglets, these would be totally awesome in 1/250 AND have retractable gears....I see AMERICAN MD-83 or DELTA MD-88 ( its gotta be the widget version NO INTERIM PLEASE) around the corner given the way the ALASKA turned out.

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Did you hear that GJ250 fans... HP Premiums and Inflight200s make everything else look like TOYS!!!
Well, that was just my obviously exagerated opinion, TWALOVER. I was using hyperbole; exageration for effect. Besides, I have never seen a GJ250 for real so I really can't comment much on them.

Iokene, you know you could have just emailed Herpa and they would have sent you replacement landing gear free of chagre. It's easy to replace and doesn't even require glue.
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default So far, I like GJ250

Like 1/500, I'll collect them in limited qty's (only my favorite liveries), but so far they look impressive. I have the Conti 738 and love it -- I just wish it had a fixed, more realistic gear. I'm looking forward to getting an MD-80, and eventually a 727-100/200 and an L-1011 and/or DC-10. Size-wise it's a really nice scale.

What I don't like about 1/200, generally, is the preponderance of plastic, and that the wide-bodies just take up too much space.

Keep the 1/250's coming!
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What about the all metal 1:200s from Herpa? i ordered the Lufthansa and the American one, but don't have em yet. From what i saw and read about the Lufthansa 727 it's just great and the detail is fairly good. Off course, you can't ask the same amount of detail as from a Premium. The Convair looks great too.

As far as i know Herpa would like to do more in die cast in 1:200 but the weight is too high to ship. So much for a full size 747! Being located in Europe myself, Herpa is not that expensive for me. Anyway, from what i see, some shipments cost more in transport then the actual value of the plane!
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I have the metal Herpa Lufthansa 727 and for the price it is pretty nice. Not as nice as Inflights or Inflight200s, but the price differences reflect this. The only thing that bothers me about my LH 727 is the splotchy bare metal finish on the underside of the wings and fuselage; some discoloration here and there, and I understand this occurs on most of the models.

As for my Premium 727 purchase, I'm getting a mint Lufthansa Modell Edition for $175 from Javier. Check out his thread over in the Model Trader forum.
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:13 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Re. Herpa all-metal 727's, they look great in the pics. Just waiting for my favorite liveries.

If Herpa comes out with a Premium 777 in new United colors (or an LH DC-10 or Eastern L-1011 -- neither is likely), I'll get that. Otherwise, it's all metal for me from now on, whether that's 1/200 or 1/250.

Mike777 -- "I certainly choose quality over quantity." That's exactly how I see it. You'll love the ME LH 727 -- easily the nicest model I own. Goes perfect with the Pan Am Clipper Berlin (the Modell Edition LH is even nicer, despite the inferior type of white plastic). BTW, I ordered the UV-resistant hangars from Herpa for my small fleet of Modells/Premiums and keep the hangars covered during the day. They were worth it for the peace of mind. I'd hate to have models that nice eventually yellow (like my now-worthless LH 744 which I bought from Europe on eBay with no mention of asymmetrical yellowing -- the pics were from the good side).

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As for my Premium 727 purchase, I'm getting a mint Lufthansa Modell Edition for $175 from Javier. Check out his thread over in the Model Trader forum.
The Lufthansa 727 is without a doubt a very nice model. Here are some pictures of the "Mainz".

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Man o man, if the Herpa could make their new all-metal models look like their premium models, we'd be in business. Their premium models are the best looking in the industry.
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