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Old 11-11-2008, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I suppose you could say I'm new to collecting diecast models, but my interest stems from my love of aviation, and for a long time that's as far as it ever went, just buying the odd model here and there at various events - air displays etc. Funnily (or not funnily enough) most my most of the aircraft I have are all corgi.

It is just recently that I've become aware of the fact that there are lots more manufactures than Corgi out there, not only that, but airline die cast models are also available. (I saw them in the cabinet at modelzone and began drooling, but that's another story lol!)

As I'm wanting to continue extending the collection and probablly more often than I have been doing, is corgi really the best quality? or would you suggest changing to a different manufacture now before I get any deeper into the collection?

I also saw some Dragon models that looked really good from what I could see behind the glass.

How does dragon fair with corgi?

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Old 11-11-2008, 09:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends where your interests lie. Are you into military only, or are you branching into civilian airliners? What scale do you prefer? Personally, I've been interested in 1/400, 1/72 and 1/144, and getting more into military. Corgi is good, but from my inquiries Witty Wings, Century Wings and HobbyMaster are prime 1/72 military aircraft makers. Corgi makes more of the British aircraft you may prefer. Also, are you more into props or jets? Model aircraft collecting is a pretty broad field, look around and see what you like, buy it if you fancy it. That's pretty much the motto on this site. BTW, welcome to DAC.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Model aircraft collecting is a pretty broad field,
I think you've hit the nail on the head there! If I'm honest, military aviation is my main interest, particularly WWII (European theatre) and aircraft from the 70's and 80's.(that saw the likes of phantoms and lightnings)

I could put thousands of stories to a collection of 70's and 80's era of the Royal Air force as I'm forever talking to Dad about his time in the RAF.

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Old 11-12-2008, 08:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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For military aircraft, it seems that Hobby Master is the best out right now. I only collect 1:48 scale and they primarily make 1:72 scale with a few 1:48 scale. These two forums have a ton of info on the different manufacturers products with plenty of pictures, but they don't have much at all in the way of airliners.

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Yes, i highly recommend u go around the model hangar forum website and read all the post as much as u can, u can find what u want and need....

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I'm a commercial aviation collector and I buy primarily from Gemini. But if you go to the link below, you'll see some WWII planes in 1/72. I got several for a friend and personally I've never seen higher quality than in those models. I'm really hoping Gemini begins producing more military aircraft in 1/72, and not just WWII.

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