Originally Posted by markshen
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?
A320/321 (Question: Phoenix?)
B747-400 (Dragon Wings?)
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.
Originally Posted by Cathay Pacific B-HKD
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.