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Old 05-13-2020, 12:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All. A while back I asked for help sourcing AC gen 1 photos and wow you guys came through big time. Together with assistance from Andrew Klein himself I present to you the history of Aeroclassics Generation One including photo galleries for each of the gen 1 moulds. A special thanks to David Fidler and his amazing collection of Gen 1s:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/g...e-history.html
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Fantastic retrospective on the early days of 1/400 collecting. The Northwest Baby 9 is one of my keepers.
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Fascinating review - those early models are certainly worth having, they demonstrate the development of the hobby. Great care was put into the early models even if inevitably they don't meet the accuracy of more recent methods of manufacture.

Very interesting.
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An excellent well researched piece of work Rich, congratulations
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Richard is taking the hobby full circle. A complete history including its beginnings lend credence and appreciation to the craft. Well done and greatly appreciated. Doug
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Great read and very interesting. I'm sure the following chapters will be equally interesting, you should consider doing a book too.
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.... you should consider doing a book too.
It would become a standard reference.
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Great article and pictures. Seems like yesterday starting to collect those little gems.
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Very interesting history. I don't have much time to comment now, but will note that I too think a book would be a good idea.

I have a few AC Gen-One DC-9's, and am proud to have early AC in my collection!

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Excellent work, Richard. It is like a flashback to the past when DragonWings and GeminiJets emerged (or invented) the 1/400 scale market for us collectors, and AeroClassics coming through the door in order to deliver what the "big players" would never ever do. And yes, Rich, go ahead and put a book together... it will be a hot seller.

As for the topic of this issue, I was much a fan of the early jets (VC-10, Convair Jetliners), although AC never met the quality standard delivered by DW or GJ at that time. The moulds were okay, some with rather huge seams and rudimentary printing, the early ones had stickers (which reminded of Schabak 1/600s), and no details were on the horizon; I am not talking about antennae or multi-tampo printing, just simple printing details beyond simple cabin door outlines and the like. It was a good and honorable effort - but AC did not succeed in delivering what many collectors (me included) expected quality- and detail-wise. Nonetheless, later and today's AC models would just not be if they had not started out as they did in the early 2000's.

Thanks for all the background info and photos which are bringing back memories. Great work!
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Dear Richard,

Thank You for Your articles, to me You have a real presence here in the 1/400 forum.

What an effort, when decals were used. That is what I guess, because of the experience I have made with my custom made models. And of course the aeroclassics have much higher quality compared to Schabak. Had Schabak done also diecast models in 1/400.

For the Condor grey livery I like their sets, because non of those birds were ever made in 1/400, perhaps Condor in old livery is not too much popular. Hm, but here were releases in 1/500 of the Lufthansa and Condor grey DC-10s done by Aeroclassics, ... but now I am too far off the topic.

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What an effort, when decals were used. That is what I guess, because of the experience I have made with my custom made models. And of course the aeroclassics have much higher quality compared to Schabak. Had Schabak done also diecast models in 1/400.
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Just to prevent any misunderstanding coming our way: I just said the decal-technique reminded me of Schabak 1/600s. Schabak never made it into 1/400, they even failed in competing with Herpa in 1/500 and, finally, left the market forever. However and just as a side note, even Schabak switched over to tampo-printing technique in their final years (continued by Schuco for a certain period of time). Whatsoever, I never compared AC's early models to Schabak's, I just stated they reminded me of them (since tampo-printing was state-of-the-art back then already (Herpa had somehow introduced tampo-printed scale models (in 1/500) and made decals with all their ageing problems a technique from the past.
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Thanks for the kind words guys. I like the idea of a book but I don't think it is likely. I have no experience in print media and as I understand it writing a book is a good way to lose money not make it. Unless anyone has any pointers about how to go about it I think the website will have to do.

In terms of Schabak I spent a good chunk of my earlier years collecting and way too much time cataloging all the variants out there. In fact, I am keen to use my substantial fleet of Schabaks to do a series on their development too. They get a lot of flak and the production method (using German grannies) was highly variable but they still have a huge amount of charm. The later Schuco tampo printed ones were pretty decent.
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In terms of Schabak I spent a good chunk of my earlier years collecting and way too much time cataloging all the variants out there. In fact, I am keen to use my substantial fleet of Schabaks to do a series on their development too. They get a lot of flak and the production method (using German grannies) was highly variable but they still have a huge amount of charm. The later Schuco tampo printed ones were pretty decent.
Well, we shared the same hobby until 1/600 went down. Sounds interesting, will be another flashback. I am one of those who never went into 1/500, I came from 1/600 (and all the plastic snap-together stuff in 1/200 and 1/250 (plus the 737s in 1/180 ) and switched to 1/400.

BTW, taking into account how they produced their models, Schabaks wasn’t as bad as some say today.
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Just to prevent any misunderstanding coming our way: I just said the decal-technique reminded me of Schabak 1/600s. Schabak never made it into 1/400, they even failed in competing with Herpa in 1/500 and, finally, left the market forever. However and just as a side note, even Schabak switched over to tampo-printing technique in their final years (continued by Schuco for a certain period of time). Whatsoever, I never compared AC's early models to Schabak's, I just stated they reminded me of them (since tampo-printing was state-of-the-art back then already (Herpa had somehow introduced tampo-printed scale models (in 1/500) and made decals with all their ageing problems a technique from the past.
Actually IIRC it was the other way around. It was Schuco first and later Schabak. Had a few of those back in the day.
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Actually IIRC it was the other way around. It was Schuco first and later Schabak. Had a few of those back in the day.
It was actually both ways. Schuco until about 1982. Then Schabak from 1982 to about 2006. Then Schuco again from 2006-today. The are still made but bear little resemblance to the original moulds since all the originals were lost in a factory move about 2008ish. The latest moulds are inferior in my opinion.

There was only one model produced by Schabak with Tampo Printing but all the later Schucos were tampo printed.
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Actually IIRC it was the other way around. It was Schuco first and later Schabak. Had a few of those back in the day.
As Richard already pointed out, it was both ways - in a certain meaning. However, when talking about mass production of 1/600 models, we are referring to Schabak as kind of a “pioneer” in producing 1/600 scale models for promotional purposes in high numbers between 1982 and 2006. Schabak began as a distributor for toy models in the Sixties, and later continued early Schuco 1/600 aircraft scale models and expanded the very limited production range quickly. Schuco, traditional toy manufacturer founded as early as 1912, had been sold to a UK enterprise in the mid 1970’s, and that UK company went bankrupt in 1980’s. The brand continued in the scale models market (cars), and was finally sold to toy manufacturer Simba-Dickie, which eventually acquired Schabak in 2006.

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Just read this now. Very interesting indeed, brilliant work again, really enjoying these articles. Thank you for all the effort you are putting into doing them.
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As Richard already pointed out, it was both ways - in a certain meaning. However, when talking about mass production of 1/600 models, we are referring to Schabak as kind of a “pioneer” in producing 1/600 scale models for promotional purposes in high numbers between 1982 and 2006. Schabak began as a distributor for toy models in the Sixties, and later continued early Schuco 1/600 aircraft scale models and expanded the very limited production range quickly. Schuco, traditional toy manufacturer founded as early as 1912, had been sold to a UK enterprise in the mid 1970’s, and that UK company went bankrupt in 1980’s. The brand continued in the scale models market (cars), and was finally sold to toy manufacturer Simba-Dickie, which eventually acquired Schabak in 2006.

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I think that's what I said. As a kid traveling Europe in the 60s, I and my brothers bought 1:600 Schuco airliners. That was before the Schabak name was ever on them.
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I think that's what I said. As a kid traveling Europe in the 60s, I and my brothers bought 1:600 Schuco airliners. That was before the Schabak name was ever on them.
Ahh, those were the days!!! Lots of fond memories. I remember my first Schuco models, found in FRA over in Area A of the terminal. I still have them!!
When I joined Lufthansa in 1980, there was the entire LH fleet on the LH base in a shop. Of course I bought one or two of each, including Condor 707 & 721, and still have those too. They're still treasures, because they're part of the hobby's history. I still have Techno Caravelles and DC-7s, Dinky Toys, and all the original AeroMinis from Japan. Wrong scale, I know, but treasures none the less!!
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My two cents:

Schuco launched their line of 1/600 scale models in 1969 and were slowly expanding their range until 1976 when they were taken over by the DCM group. Remaining stock was sold until 1982 but AFAIK no new models or liveries were released.

In 1982 Schabak was founded and started with several Schuco moulds. They may have acquired all of them but put only some of them to use. Schabak added a great variety of new moulds over the years. Their end came in 2005 and the new Schuco company (refounded in the late 1980s/early 1990s) acquired all of their existing moulds. Some were lost, others were modified.

I agree with Richard that the new Schuco moulds are not on par with their Schabak counterparts. In 2020 Schuco cancelled their line of 1/600 aircraft models.


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Loved the glossy brochures, although I always thought Schabak showed perfectly-decaled models there which was not accomplished on many of the models I received back then.

Nonetheless, as Andrew said... those were the days.
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Anybody own the battery operated Schuco Radiant Vickers Viscount? I had a KLM back in the day and my Oma from Germany gave a Lufthansa one to my dad in the 50s. Alas, they are gone now.
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I don’t. Was well before ‘my time’.
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Nonetheless, as Andrew said... those were the days.
True indeed. And even in their brochures they made some mistakes. On page 2 the edition above shows a JAL 747-300 (nc) decal on a 747-200 mould.
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Even the LUXAIR 747SP seems to be on the same 747-200 mould :-D
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Great article Richard and pleased you where able to make use of my photos.
But what I want to know is, where have the other 399 gone?
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I have 11 of the BOAC VC10's Mike in the numbered box, 4 of them being the early silver wing white engine models, the remainder are the grey wings white engines models. I have another 4 in unmarked boxes. Still looking for the grey wing grey engine version, envy the guy who has the one-off BOAC G-ARVC!

I have 5 of the British Airways Negus G-ARVM Gen1 models including one of the 62 released with silver wings rather than the grey wings that were withdrawn. The model box for the silver winged model shows 600 of 600! You'll gather I have a passion for these early Gen1 VC10 masterpieces!

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