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Old 04-08-2016, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just noticed on the Aviation Center Berlin website, Herpa will release the 1:400 scale Icelandair "Hekla Aurora" Boeing 757 August this year. Great news.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good news, and a better mould than the Gemini too.
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Great news. Do Herpa tend to take ages to release stuff or can we expect this soon?


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Due August apparently, Herpa don't do anything fast...
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Now if Herpa would just stop using plastic wings, tails and stabs. These parts should be all metal. Herpa's moulds are decent, if not stellar, and their gear properly detailed. But their models need more metal.

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If you can afford Herpa pricing. They are the most expensive in any scale.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Waffle is listing the 1:400 Herpa Icelandair 757 for $47.95. Are the Herpa people on crack? Nearly $50 for a model that's mostly made out of plastic? When vastly superior 1:400 Aeroclassics models are far more reasonably priced? Keep it, Herpa.

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Waffle is listing the 1:400 Herpa Icelandair 757 for $47.95. Are the Herpa people on crack? Nearly $50 for a model that's mostly made out of plastic? When vastly superior 1:400 Aeroclassics models are far more reasonably priced? Keep it, Herpa.

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Compared to here in the UK, retailers are listing it at £39 which is $55. I am not sure why Herpa are pricing the model so high. I can pick up 1/200 scale models at that price instead!

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Looks like a case of cashing in on a model that's been eagerly anticipated since the Hekla Aurora was first revealed. Who knows, maybe Icelandair are looking for a cut too...?
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Seeing as Gemini have done the 1:200 model - will they not do a 1:400?
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I believe they will release it as well. Going to buy both probably.
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My guess is that Herpa sees a good opportunity and is taking advantage of it. I want one, so first to market will probably get my $.
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Looks like a case of cashing in on a model that's been eagerly anticipated since the Hekla Aurora was first revealed. Who knows, maybe Icelandair are looking for a cut too...?
Exactly. Icelandair's cut is likely significant. I have the Pacmin 200 version,and I am happy with that.
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I believe they will release it as well. Going to buy both probably.
I'll probably just buy the Gemini one larger and cheaper
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Seeing as Gemini have done the 1:200 model - will they not do a 1:400?
1/400 from Gemini coming in May/June so I hear.



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Looks like a case of cashing in on a model that's been eagerly anticipated since the Hekla Aurora was first revealed. Who knows, maybe Icelandair are looking for a cut too...?
I heard today that Herpa used 175 different Tampo prints on it hence the price.
If this is true then I expect to see it pretty close to the real things graphics wise unlike Gemini200's attempt.


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I heard today that Herpa used 175 different Tampo prints on it hence the price.
If this is true then I expect to see it pretty close to the real things graphics wise unlike Gemini200's attempt.


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Indeed so, and that amount of effort would make it worth the extra. I saw the release pic of Gemini's 200 effort and thought "oh oh". I've seen the real thing up close at GLA lots of times and the detail in the paint job is awesome. I guess it would be a tricky one to replicate.
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Just pre-ordered the Herpa at ARD, with my club discount and shipping it comes in at £38.01
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I see a lot of talk about this model being (mostly/partly) plastic? Can someone confirm this? I have two Herpa 757s in 1/400 and they both have metal wings and stabs.
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Only the engines are plastic, everything else is metal. Very pleased with the Herpa 757, best I guess to post a picture.

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I have the Herpa Austrian A332 and the SN Brussels A333. I'm going from memory. Both are buried deep in my 00's-decade display section and I don't have time to remove them today and inspect them closely. I could reach the SN tail, which feels plastic to me. If I made a mistake, please note.

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I have the Herpa Austrian A332 and the SN Brussels A333. I'm going from memory. Both are buried deep in my 00's-decade display section and I don't have time to remove them today and inspect them closely. I could reach the SN tail, which feels plastic to me. If I made a mistake, please note.

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I do have a Herpa 747-400 with plastic parts, but the Herpa 757s that I have are all metal except gears and engines, just like r3500vdp's.
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Having climbed into the attic to inspect the one Herpa 757 I have, (Continental 757-200W) I can say it's all metal bar the gear and nacelles. The gear isn't fantastic in it's detail but it is definitely a better and more realistic looking size when compared to the Gemini alternative.
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