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Old 05-14-2010, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,
This is my first post here. I just started to collect diecast models 2 days ago. I care about the accuracy of the model not brand. So I choose these moulds for different types and I still have some questions.

Phoenix: 777-300 (Question: Also good for 777-200 ? )
Phoenix: A380 (No question)
Herpa/Hogan: A340-600 (Question: Medal wings?)
Aeroclassics: All (Question: Really?).

Then which mould is the best for the following?
A330 (???)
A320/321 (Question: Phoenix?)
B757 (Herpa?)
B767 (???)
B747-400 (Dragon Wings?)
B747-SP(Herpa?)
B737 (???)

Big thanks for your help!!!.
Greetings from Germany.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Markshen,

Welcome aboard...

All questions you made are very particular but let me give my opinion

777-300: Phoenix and Hogan are the best mould out there. GJ has a good mould and JC Wings and DW Acceptable.

777-200: Phoenix and GJ are the best , JC Wings needs improvements (Wings anlge)

A380: Phoenix and GJ are well recognized, DW, in spite of plastic wings has good mould and JC same thing that 777-200 (something on wings angle wrong)

A340-600: Herpa and Hogan has the best mould , followed by Phoenix and DW

Aeroclassics is in my opinion the most consistency manufacturer (evebody has flaws...)

A330: GJ and Phoenix
A320/321: Aeroclassics
B757 : GJ
B767 : Aeroclassics
B747-400: Big Bird and DW
B737: Aeroclassics for -200 series Herpa and GJ for NG...

Just for your information, i only consider manufacturer/mould when I have a choice... For the rest of the orders I would say... YOU LIKE IT? BOUGHT IT!!!!
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the field!
hmm, no GJ in your list???? Are you sure you are in the right house?
just kidding.
I will vote GJ for 757
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Wow, big thanks to marccferr and Airport. You guys are so nice and helpful
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Any thoughts on Herpa 777s? I am considering the newly released official CX 77W
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Any thoughts on Herpa 777s? I am considering the newly released official CX 77W
They say the nose is not right? I'm not sure
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,
This is my first post here. I just started to collect diecast models 2 days ago. I care about the accuracy of the model not brand. So I choose these moulds for different types and I still have some questions.

Phoenix: 777-300 (Question: Also good for 777-200 ? )
Phoenix: A380 (No question)
Herpa/Hogan: A340-600 (Question: Medal wings?)
Aeroclassics: All (Question: Really?).

Then which mould is the best for the following?
A330 (???)
A320/321 (Question: Phoenix?)
B757 (Herpa?)
B767 (???)
B747-400 (Dragon Wings?)
B747-SP(Herpa?)
B737 (???)

Big thanks for your help!!!.
Greetings from Germany.
In my view, Phoenix makes the best 777s of any sort - 200, 300, 200LR, 300ER. I have 16 777s in my collection, 14 of which are Phoenix. Others point to its poor cockpit window shape (although Phoenix seems to have fixed the issue - the recent SQ 9V-SWD has very good cockpit windows) and incorrect engines (for the 200LR and 300ER), but aside from these weaknesses, I don't think there's anything wrong with Phoenix - it's as close to perfect as any 1:400 777 I've seen.

I'd say Gemini Jets and Herpa/Hogan come very close as equal second, though. Neither Phoenix nor Gemini Jets seem to have the correct engines for GE90-11xB series - while Gemini's 777 engines look like RRs, Phoenix's look a bit like GE90-77 or 94. Neither have curved fanblades. I haven't seen a P&W engined 777 by GJ, but Phoenix seem to have correct engine pylons for all versions.

What would be ideal is if there was a 1:400 777 with a GJ nose and cockpit windows, Herpa wings and engines and Phoenix everything else - landing gear, fuselage, stabilisers, tailfins, exit markings, windows, detail.

Phoenix also make the best A380 and B787.

A345/A346 - get Herpa. I'd say that extends to A343 as well. And yes, they do have metal wings, aside from the CXcitement series.

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Any thoughts on Herpa 777s? I am considering the newly released official CX 77W
I think the nose is not quite right on Herpa 777s - cockpit windows are too vertical. Herpa could also do with a bit more detail in the landing gear and the addition of overwing exit markings on the wings. It is otherwise fantastic. Engines are indeed the most accurate for GE90-11xB series, although I'm not sure if they have curved fanblades.
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