I received my Etihad A340-600 F1 colours and noticed some differences between it and my Hogan/Herpa South African Airways A340-600.
I don't actually have an original Herpa A340-600 model to compare to, but to my understanding (from posts on this forum and research from other pictures) Hogan shares the same mould.
Excuse the picture quality, but I hope these can illustrate some of the changes:
Tail-to-tail height has changed
The Etihad nose gear is higher and lacks the detail of the South African, while the gear bay doors are different. The contour of the nose is also noticeably different.
Dihedral angle of the wings has changed, and the new mould has a larger winglet.
Compare the welding of the engine pylon to the wing to the Etihad below:
The new mould has a properly shaped engine, which squares off at the bottom and looks much closer to real RR Trent A340-500/600 engines.
I really like the Etihad F1, but I think the old mould comes out on top in every aspect except for the engines.
If Herpa has invested in a new 1:400 mould for the A340-600, does that spell further releases down the line?