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Old 08-25-2012, 05:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I notice that the 1-400 scale seems to be going the way of 1-500 and 1-600 and in some sort of decline in interest.

On the reverse side 1-200 seems to have taken off. Corgi must kick themselves that they adopted 1-144 scale. 1-250 scale which I always rather liked for aircraft up to Boeing 707 size is nowhere.

I am somewhat puzzled though as many of the 1-200 models are not as good as 1-400
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I notice that the 1-400 scale seems to be going the way of 1-500 and 1-600 and in some sort of decline in interest.

I am somewhat puzzled though as many of the 1-200 models are not as good as 1-400
I wouldn't quite say there is a decline in interest in 1:400, but rather a concurrent drastic increase in interest in 1:200. Just look at how many new releases in 1:400 Phoenix has been releasing the last few months...it seems like more and more each month!

I will completely agree however that many 1:200s are not as detailed or accurate as their 1:400 counterparts...GJ's 777s are a case in point...The 1:200s lack printed radomes where the 1:400s have them, and indeed the engines on the 1:200s make them look like toys, what with the chrome-look sharp engine intake edges and 'empty' look inside...you can see right through the engines if you look at them from front or rear...of course there are some real gems like the new 1:200 Iran Air and SAA 747SP, but the real gems are few and far between
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Is 1/400 really in decline? More and more seems to be released every month, so there must be a demand for it. Maybe collectors are being more chosey in subject matter due to quality issues and finances. I know I've curtailed my collecting recently due to money constraints, but still avidly collect 1/400 as its the perfect scale for me to display. 1/200 are just way too big!
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As for myself, I'm buying more and more 1:400 than ever. Most are early Jet-X planes from around 1999-2003. More stuff released then interests me, and some are pretty cheap on eBay (just got a Western DC-10 for $15). A few weeks ago, when Gemini released the Delta Widget L-1011 in 1:200, I considered getting it. But then I thought about all the 400's I could get with that money.

The one major change occuring is that many more classics that I'd love to have in 1:400, are being released in 1:200. They have 4-5 each month, and GJ will put out 1 if we're lucky. And we're not seeing to much exciting stuff out of AC anymore...
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Not to metion most collectors will hit the 1/200 wall- run out of space to store and display this sized model.
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I like and collect both, I like the heft and size of the 1/200, but see where there could be some improvement, but I also like the 1/400 as there seems to me to be many more choices and the price is about half or less. So I collect both scales for now.

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I am pretty much out of 1:200 and back to 1:400 scale. Reached about 300 1:200 scale models and it is just too much to display/store. I have kept the 1:200's that I have flown on and the rest I have sold.
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Is 1/400 really in decline? More and more seems to be released every month, so there must be a demand for it. Maybe collectors are being more choosey in subject matter due to quality issues and finances. I know I've curtailed my collecting recently due to money constraints, but still avidly collect 1/400 as its the perfect scale for me to display. 1/200 are just way too big!
To answer your question from my perspective; no, 1/400 is not in a decline, however, because certain entities to go un-named are flooding the market with 1/200 scale, a lot of it as pointed out in this thread with less detail than 1/400, there gives the impression that it's taking off.

I know it would be a great boost to sales if the government in the U.S. changes in November, as the U.S. economy has been in the dumps since 2008, with no improvement in sight.

Other markets are doing very well in 1/400, and those markets barely touch 1/200. There's just no room to display and store such big models. In those same markets, 1/500 is still in the game too!!
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I don't see the 400th scale is in decline as well. The 200th scale is popular for several years now and it picked up when other manufacturers came in with lower prices as compared when it started with IF200 releases. Imagine the price of a IF200 B747 model before was around USD 200, now around USD 170 or even less. A B777-300 sells even lesser than 100 bucks. The detailing on the 200th scale is also a selling factor that you wont see on the 400th model. Also the active discussions here on the 200th scale forum (without being clamped down when you give out your criticisms on the models and not on the individuals) gives the impression that the other models are in decline.
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1:400 decline?..not really. IMO many 1:400 collectors got bitten hard by the 1:200 bug. Having a nice heavy metal stretch 8, 747SP, 707, etc. is great. But as mentioned, these models are big, so fleet building requires much more space. This makes the 1/400 very attractive to purchase in multiples which, as mentioned; you get more bang for the $/£/¥, etc. .

(OT: I am disappointed though, that the market has not given the big Erj and Crj twins much play at any price). The 1/200 DL CRJ-900 is a miniature marvel. Releases like this get me to mix my scales any day. Spacewise a maple wing stretch or jungle jet take up about the same space of a 1/400 A380. There's also a scale/price overlap here that can also make a collector see-saw between scales.
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After amassing several hundred 1/400 scale models over many years I made the conscious decision to stop buying them a couple of years ago & concentrate on specific 1/200 scale models, a decision I have not regretted one bit. I just have to be strong willed & maintain my theme (Australian & NZ aircraft), even though there are always other temptations being released. I find the larger scale that much more "enjoyable" especially with smaller aircraft types.
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I notice that the 1-400 scale seems to be going the way of 1-500 and 1-600 and in some sort of decline in interest.
Since most collectors still wants 1:400 (and most of us built a large collection with this scale), if manufacturers abandon it, they'll be shoting their feet with a gun! Just remember most of us don't have room space (and budget) to build a large collection in larger sizes!

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I am somewhat puzzled though as many of the 1-200 models are not as good as 1-400
Thats because many of them are made by inflight. from DC-9's to 727's, 737's, and 747's. you'll see huge flaws such as the 1/400 scale nosegear that they put on their 737's, as well as the nasty winglets on the 7/8/9 series. Even worse, they are almost twice the cost of Gemini Jet's models which cut off many enthusiastic collectors who enjoy 1/200.

I hope that it will just be a matter of time before Gemini and other reputable manufacturers have their own moulds of the models we look for...
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks for coming back to me. I am pleased to hear that 1-400 is okay. For my part I continue to buy models that I like almost regardless of scale, though by accident of history I seem to have jumped from 1/250 (Siku, Aeromini) and 1/600 (Schuco/Schabak) to 1/400 and some 1/200 and 1/144 (Military is another story). I have the odd 1-500 but as Herpa initially only made models I already had from Schabak and Andrew Klein made his BOAC 747 in time to take me back to the 60s 70s in the late 90s!
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I don't see a decline in 1/400 scale. There are plenty of new ones being released, they are a nice size, not too expensive, and don't take up a lot of room. For those of us with several collections of different vehicles, that is a good thing.
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I wonder what this hobby will be like (in a few years ?) when we all have our own home 3-D printers ...
Will we then be exchanging source files for printing / making our own planes & liveries ?

What will happen with the makers of our current objects of desire ?
Will they be the originator(s) of our printer's source files ?

Change ... it will happen.

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Buddy, somehow I hope that never happens!! I still enjoy to hold these objects in hand.
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Well if you were to put better gears on your models like the DC8, then.....
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I wonder what this hobby will be like (in a few years ?) when we all have our own home 3-D printers ...
Will we then be exchanging source files for printing / making our own planes & liveries ?

What will happen with the makers of our current objects of desire ?
Will they be the originator(s) of our printer's source files ?

Change ... it will happen.

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But not for a LONG time. lol. with 3D printers..just imagine how the auto industry will change.
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"I notice that the 1-400 scale seems to be going the way of 1-500 and 1-600 and in some sort of decline in interest."

Sorry for that, but how? data? personal feeling? >_<
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Buddy, somehow I hope that never happens!! I still enjoy to hold these objects in hand.
We count on you and Phoenix to keep 1:400 scale alive for a long time!

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I wonder what this hobby will be like (in a few years ?) when we all have our own home 3-D printers ...
Will we then be exchanging source files for printing / making our own planes & liveries ?

What will happen with the makers of our current objects of desire ?
Will they be the originator(s) of our printer's source files ?

Change ... it will happen.

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I did a little bit of research 3/4 months ago, downloaded a design gave to a 3D printing shop, they converted to a printable file, but unfortunately least dimension of any part is 1/2" - so it isn't a reality yet, but I'm sure the technology will improve when we can make out own models. I was more interested in making helicopters and fighter jets which are too small to make good diecast models of, but would be nice for dioramas.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:37 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I was being a little narrow in my focus as I drew my observation from the stocks held by dealers at recent UK aviation and other fairs. Judging by the feedback on this thread I had misread the scene.

Good to hear from Andrew Klein, to whom my 1-400 collection owes its inception.

The main advantage to me of 3d publishing is that one could make models for which there is no demand from someone else- such as my BOAC Cargo version of British Airways G-Kilo and of course all those Boeing SST variants I keep hankering for.
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I'm not seeing that much of a decline in my spending on 1/400, so I guess we'll be fine for the foreseeable future. I did move away from Dargon and Gemini more and more and focus in AC and Phoenix now as they bring the more interesting models.

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In all honesty Ive.... YES!!! Another 4 years of Obummer will crush the US economy for generations to come.
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4 years of either of these two idiots will cost us. Another election where I'd wish voiting for the lesser evil wasn't the case.
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Ive seen the same but in 1/144 scale tanks. Both modern & WW2, came out in large numbers and then slowed down to a trickle and now nothing.

Where I paided under [email protected] now those same tanks are selling for $25.00. So who knows where the 1/400 market will go.........
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Certain manufacturers are flooding the market with 1/200 scale models as they can charge more for them and make more profit, but apart from a little more zinc alloy, they do not cost much more than a 1/400 model to make.
I have seen huge stocks of unsold 1/200 models on some dealers' shelves simply because supply has outstripped demand. I have never purchased a single 1/200 model because (a) they are overpriced and (b) I would quickly run out of space and want to display a good-sized collection. I started with 1/600 Schabak models in the '80s, then 1/500 tampo printed models came along and then 1/400 in the mid 90s. I sold off all my other scales and have been loyal to 1/400 ever since, being a compromse of the best detail in the smallest scale at an affordable price. Consequently I now have a very good collection of models portraying airline histories, without having to store any away in boxes that are not going to be seen and enjoyed.
Every week I see 1/200 collections being sold, as collectors quickly run out of space. I see a great future for 1/400 and long may it continue.
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Certain manufacturers are flooding the market with 1/200 scale models as they can charge more for them and make more profit, but apart from a little more zinc alloy, they do not cost much more than a 1/400 model to make.
I have seen huge stocks of unsold 1/200 models on some dealers' shelves simply because supply has outstripped demand. I have never purchased a single 1/200 model because (a) they are overpriced and (b) I would quickly run out of space and want to display a good-sized collection. I started with 1/600 Schabak models in the '80s, then 1/500 tampo printed models came along and then 1/400 in the mid 90s. I sold off all my other scales and have been loyal to 1/400 ever since, being a compromse of the best detail in the smallest scale at an affordable price. Consequently I now have a very good collection of models portraying airline histories, without having to store any away in boxes that are not going to be seen and enjoyed.
Every week I see 1/200 collections being sold, as collectors quickly run out of space. I see a great future for 1/400 and long may it continue.
Adrian; the solution is very simple; you buy a bigger house; then collecting 1/200 ceases to be a problem. Also with a bigger house it becomes more difficult to see 1/400s, especially at my age with failing eyesight.
So for me the larger scale makes sense and it's not until you get one for the first time do you realise that they are better value for money, especially for those smaller airframes and those with spining things infront of the engine.
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I have both 1/400 and 1/200 scale.

my 1/400 collection are the airlines / aircrafts I just like (fleetbuilding)

my 1/200 collection is much more defined
1. Models I have flown on (same registration and livery)
2. Dutch and South African models
3. Fokkers

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I think Phoenix is making some waves with the widebodies in 400 scales...at least with the addition of antennae its raised my interest in the 400s again.
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I also collect both 1:400 and 1:200, though very few of the latter due to expense and space constraints. (I have about 10 1:200s vs around 50 1:400s)

I still maintain, as Adrian said, that the 1:400 scale offers the best blend of detail and size and range and affordability and practicality.

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..... I'm pretty much through with 1/400. I haven't bought a new release since the first AN-225 the beginning of last year. Even back then it was a couple years without buying a new release. I know I spend much more on gasoline than model planes and you wouldn't believe how little I drive (about 1,100 miles last year... it's true! I find buying Silver coins a much better investment than in Zamak. More reasons...
  • the rise in prices hard to justify anymore
  • subject matter not interesting
  • models people, including me, would buy in a heartbeat seem destined never to be made.
  • once you have a 1/200, the detail on a 1/400 looks severely lacking
  • I've got too many now as it is (make me an offer?).
  • I'm just "collected out", burnt out, etc., etc. It's no longer enjoyable.
..... I'll probably think of other reasons after I post this.
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..... I'm pretty much through with 1/400. I haven't bought a new release since the first AN-225 the beginning of last year. Even back then it was a couple years without buying a new release. I know I spend much more on gasoline than model planes and you wouldn't believe how little I drive (about 1,100 miles last year... it's true! I find buying Silver coins a much better investment than in Zamak. More reasons...
  • the rise in prices hard to justify anymore
  • subject matter not interesting
  • models people, including me, would buy in a heartbeat seem destined never to be made.
  • once you have a 1/200, the detail on a 1/400 looks severely lacking
  • I've got too many now as it is (make me an offer?).
  • I'm just "collected out", burnt out, etc., etc. It's no longer enjoyable.
..... I'll probably think of other reasons after I post this.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:44 PM   #35 (permalink)
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  • once you have a 1/200, the detail on a 1/400 looks severely lacking
I disagree on this point Dave, most of the GJ and PHX 1:400s now have more detail than 1:200s...Comparing 777s for example: Printed radomes, correct engine types, correct satcom antennae...
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[/LIST]I disagree on this point Dave, most of the GJ and PHX 1:400s now have more detail than 1:200s...Comparing 777s for example: Printed radomes, correct engine types, correct satcom antennae...
Quite agree! Also the bigger the scale, the more obvious errors show up...and there are some big 'boo boos' on some 1/200 models that make me shudder at those innocent buyers that are not aware of them.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:17 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I agree. Another case in point: wingtip fences on most 1:200 A320 family aircraft are WAY too thick and lumpy looking...compare them to those on 1:400 Aeroclassics and there is no question the 1:400 looks more realistic! Minor errors show up so much more glaringly on the bigger scale than on 1:400s.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:05 AM   #38 (permalink)
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[/LIST]I disagree on this point Dave, most of the GJ and PHX 1:400s now have more detail than 1:200s...Comparing 777s for example: Printed radomes, correct engine types, correct satcom antennae...
..... Doesn't matter as I only have 3 1/200s and the detail on those three are far and away superior to the 1/400 model (P-3 to P-3). My other two 1/200s are both AN-2 so I have no comparison. Not likely to buy any more 1/200 either as my point, I'm "collected out". No if someone makes a 1/400 Ty-114 or Ty-95, I'll quickly reconsider.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:50 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Why do (some) 1:400 collectors feel the need to speak ill of other scales ?
Saying something positive about another scale does not reflect or detract anything from 1:400 ...
This is not a zero-sum game ...
Collect what you want ... Be happy.
There aren't 1:400 Crusades going on ... are there ?

Am I suddenly in danger (in the real world) because I collect both 1:400 and 1:200 ?

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The 1:400 scale to me offers the best of all worlds including sufficient detail, available space for displaying, pricing, etc. I do have all scales (1:400, 1:500, 1:200) though and really don't give it much thought. One thing I disagree with is that 1:200 offers so much more detail. It seems to me the opposite to be honest. Detailing doesn't keep pace with larger scales. Considering what is possible in automotive and rail diecast, I'd expect 1:200 to have retractable gears, all possible tubes and lights, hydraulic lines around the gears, modelled engines including all fan discs, etc. It gets worse in 1:144 scale and once you get to the travel agent models, the detail is completely absent.
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Why do (some) 1:400 collectors feel the need to speak ill of other scales ?
Saying something positive about another scale does not reflect or detract anything from 1:400 ...
This is not a zero-sum game ...
Collect what you want ... Be happy.
There aren't 1:400 Crusades going on ... are there ?

Am I suddenly in danger (in the real world) because I collect both 1:400 and 1:200 ?

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Why do (some) 1:400 collectors feel the need to speak ill of other scales ?
Saying something positive about another scale does not reflect or detract anything from 1:400 ...
This is not a zero-sum game ...
Collect what you want ... Be happy.
There aren't 1:400 Crusades going on ... are there ?

Am I suddenly in danger (in the real world) because I collect both 1:400 and 1:200 ?

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I would agree with you. Most 1/400th scale collectors diss the bigger scale and yet they don't collect them. I wonder why they are so threatened by the popularity of the 200th scale releases. I moved to 200th scale because it is better displaying them as compared to the 400th scale. It's a hobby and be happy what collection you have and quit speaking ill of the bigger scales model.

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Why do (some) 1:400 collectors feel the need to speak ill of other scales ?
Saying something positive about another scale does not reflect or detract anything from 1:400 ...
This is not a zero-sum game ...
Collect what you want ... Be happy.
There aren't 1:400 Crusades going on ... are there ?

Am I suddenly in danger (in the real world) because I collect both 1:400 and 1:200 ?

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Same here. 1:400 Ideal for fleetbuilding or single aeroplane type.
1/200 for one or two types in different liveries.
All models have faults, some more obvious than others, but joy to hold a Gemini Emirates 773 or Inflight BA 744.
thats where 400 just can't compare.

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Fascinating responses to my question and I have learnt a lot.

I am certainly not hostile to any scale. Reading this has reminded me of something where Corgi has missed a trick in 1-144 scale. Back in the 60s Frog made a BOAC VC 10 kit which could be built with working lights and retractable gear (and possibly moving surfaces). Corgi could have made a working model VC 10 either in 1-144 or bigger with such features and charged a premium. I think they did a Spitfire or a Lancaster like this.
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Why do (some) 1:400 collectors feel the need to speak ill of other scales ?
Saying something positive about another scale does not reflect or detract anything from 1:400 ...
This is not a zero-sum game ...
Collect what you want ... Be happy.
There aren't 1:400 Crusades going on ... are there ?

Am I suddenly in danger (in the real world) because I collect both 1:400 and 1:200 ?

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..... Nothing stops you from PMing me with an offer.
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I compromise and now only collect 1/300 scale. No problems regarding display space.
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