Is 1:500 the right scale for smaller props planes....?
I've just joined today. I know nothing about collecting diecast airlines models yet but is very interested.
Last week during a very brief visit to Vietnam I bought two diecast airline planes. I don't know the brand and don't know the scale. But it has a table stand. One ia a VietJet which has no wheel. The other one is a more expensive and heavier model of Vietnam Air with wheels (which is BTW very fragile and easily got broken). VietJet was bought at a Dept store in the city. The Vietnam Air at the airport store which I think is pricier by more than twice if bought in the city.
After reaching home, found out that indeed the more expensive one has better metal construction, better detail and heavier. That got me into thinking that if I want to start collecting diecast airlines, best that I study them first and look for infos on the nets, groups and forums.
To cut short, I've been so intrigued by propeller planes models. I think they have more intricate details and the propeller is what makes it so attractive. But since these planes are smaller, would a 1:500 still make a nice lovely collection? One that is beautiful to look at, hold, touch and feel and to display and have alike collector friends to brag about. Of course I do look importantly in the livery as well.
So far my selection has been downed to Herpa Wings models. They are easily available locally here and I think so far as I can see it over the internet... it is acceptably excellent. But pls do advice me on anything.
So should I go ahead with the 1:500 props airlines. My choices are the ATR72s. Bombardier Q400, the DC4s, etcs.
Thanks and Best Regards,