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Old 06-14-2019, 06:55 PM   #1
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I’ve just bought a set of two 1/500th Cathay Pacific 747s in eighties’ livery, a -400 VR-HOO, and a -400F VR-HUH, and I’m not sure who they’re made by. The seller said Herpa or Hogan, but I don’t think they’re either, and I can’t find them on the DiMA database.
The only marking is an @ symbol on each belly.
BOX: plain white unmarked box, fits the two cradles well.
DISPLAY: they’ve got a round display-stand aperture, which wouldn’t fit Herpa, Hogan or Dragon spigots, and is a tight fit for BigBird.
FUSELAGE: undersides are silver coloured, not polished.
NACELLES: painted in the same pale green that appears on the modern Cathay livery, with stripes on the freighter nacelles.
WINGTIPS: both have CX markings.
WINGS: several red No Step markings, which don’t appear on any other of my similar models.
TYPOGRAPHY: when viewing both together from the side, the scale and spacing of the words Cathay Pacific appear narrower on the passenger model compared to the freighter.
CARGO DOORS: the freighter’s markings around the nose door, plus around and above the side door appear particularly exaggerated; above the side door one of the lines is the rain gutter, and whatever the other lines are supposed to be are barely visible on the attached close-up of the real thing on B-HUH.
I don’t know who made most of my CX models, all of which are 1980s colours. I’ve got a couple of 1/500th CXcitement models with no manufacturer’s name, and in 1/400th I’ve got 744 B-HUE and Tristar VR-HHL (both with polished bellies), whose green boxes are just labelled Cathay Pacific, but no manufacturer name, and I can’t find these on DiMA neither.
Someone mentioned a company called C&C, but I don’t know who or what they are. Any help gratefully received! Many thanks, David.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:33 PM   #2
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Netmodels is your answer I believe, I know nothing about them but the Symbol will show up if you search under Netmodels on the DIMA database
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Thank you, I found a couple of Netmodels Jumbos on Ebay with the @ underneath.
I'm glad that I can fill in a couple of gaps in my rather OCD spreadsheet.
I was particularly interested in the Netmodels pair, because I though the printing was inferior to my other Cathays, which all have CX-branded boxes, but no @ or other manufacturer name.
Actually I've just noticed that the Tristar has a JC Wings number on the side, which matches other JC Tris on Ebay (but not DiMA).
So if JC made the Tristar, maybe they also made B-HUE?
Anyone know who made the CXcitement models?
Thanks, David.
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Hi , i believe the CXcitement models were done by Herpa under licence, not 100% sure though.
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:46 PM   #5
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Thanks, that would make sense; they came with little black display stands that are identical to older-generation Herpa stands.

So that's another gap filled in the spreadsheet, just leaving 1/400th B-HUE:
QUALITY: better than my Netmodels and Herpa CX models, possibly slightly better than the JCW Tristar. Polished tummy with NO @ symbol.
DISPLAY STAND: no aperture at all.
BOX: green as below. CE certification mark but made in China. Disclaimers in German first, then English and French.
DATE: HUE still had her lettuce-leaf livery as late as '99, and the oldest boxed-brushwing photo of her that I found on jetphotos was '05, so maybe the model was produced in the early noughties?

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