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Old 05-27-2010, 12:47 AM   #1
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This is my first post. OK so I have the Skymarks Lufthansa A340-600 and the Risesoon Lufthansa A340-311. I thought the 600 is just the same fuselage but streched. Ive been comparing the two models and the 600 seems a little narrower. So my questions are has anyone else noticed this? Is this how the real aircraft are? Or should I sell the Skymarks 600 and get the Herpa one instead?

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Old 05-27-2010, 03:48 AM   #2
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Greetings. I do not have either but would offer the following. People can get carried away in respect to detail and will spot minor "issues" that others are quite happy to accept(or not even appreciate there is an issue). If you like your models as they are then thats fine (thats my philosophy). Don't be put off, or react, by small negative viewpoints that may arise from someone who is obsessed by detail. On the other hand if you feel something is seriously wrong(a manufacturing defect) then speak to your supplier with a view to getting it replaced. Another approach may is to buy the Herpa and do a comparion, then decide which one to sell. But first see if you can compare the models in question by checking the model data base on this site. Have fun.
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Welcome to the forum.

Does it seem narrower, or is it narrower ?
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:28 AM   #4
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It seems narrower. The reason is that the gray color on the bottom of the 346 is painted higher up compaired to the 343 and, for some reason, the windows on the 346 are also higher up. So this gives it a narrower appearance. The 343 model looks closer to the real 343 fuselage.
I don't think I should consider this a major manufacturing issue. Although I am going to paint the engine inlets and outlets of all my skymarks models silver like the actual planes.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:03 AM   #5
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I think I've found the actual problem! Risesoon didn't paint the bottom part of the a343 correctly. The gray is too dark and is not high enough on the front part of the fuselage. So the problem isn't with the a346, but with the a343. So its the a343 appearing too chubby lol! Luckily I just found Hogan A343, Lufthansa in the 1:200 scale on ebay. Just bought it!!! I trust Hogan with quality so well see...yay...I'm excited!!!!!!

Just in case anyone is curious, I found pics of the actual A343 D-AIBC online and of A346 D-AIHE
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