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Old 05-18-2012, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, What do you all know about 1/100 LHS Models. Are they accurate & detailed and as nice as the PacMins or are they not even worth considering? Are they made of resin or what. Let me hear your thoughts and details on this brand.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have 2 LHS models, a 1/100 Ilyushin IL76 in Uzbek colours, and a 1/48 Gulfstream IV. IMO, they are extremely good. The finish is superb. You'll not find anywhere near the level of detailing on a Pacmin, but these two types of model, are aimed at very different markets. A detail I've not seen on any other Il76 models, is the correct 'off centre' positioning of the upper fuselage anti collision beacon, just as on the real aircraft. I worked with IL76s for many years, so I've been up close and 'personal' to them many times! Personally, I've never seen that attention to detail on a model '76 before. As everyone knows, the 76 has a very unique profile, and LHS have captured that very well indeed. These models have a good weight to them. I'm also a big Gulfstream fan, and as with the'76, the LHS guys have captured the look a treat. Summing up, great models, although others may disagree. I don't think you'd be disappointed with one.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was looking at one of their 747-400 moulds, just didn't know how they really stacked up to a PacMin. Is their 747-400 mould pretty accurate do you know of? I did a google search and didn't find to much info on this brand.
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The Aviationmegastore carries the line, but they appear to be out of all 747's at the moment. They look pretty good from the photos and pretty par with Pacmin, a little more detailed thou. I would take a chance and get one, eyeing their DC-8's.
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LHS = Luchtvaart Hobby Shop is former name of Aviationmegastore http://www.google.rs/search?sugexp=c...shop+amsterdam
Doubtless there is some connection between the name of the shop and "name" of manufacturer. These models under the name LHS produce God knows where, probably in China. Sounds very puzzling name LHS a same store sales, Premium Models and nearly identical LHS, in what is the difference, who would know? Here are photos of LHS 1:50 and 1:100 Adria Airways (Slovenia) A320s and Graphideco Adria A319s. I prefer US PacMin, UK Conquest/Space/Executive/Westway/AMI Phelps/Skyland Models, I would avoid LHS. The advantage of LHS, Westway, Graphideco is you can order A/C type and A/L livery you wish.

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The Aviationmegastore carries the line, but they appear to be out of all 747's at the moment. They look pretty good from the photos and pretty par with Pacmin, a little more detailed thou. I would take a chance and get one, eyeing their DC-8's.
Well, you can only speak as you find. I do like my LHS models, and I would buy one again. Both of mine came from the Megastore. I agree with you that their DC8s look good.
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After years of waiting to see if I could end up getting a PacMin Cathay Pacific 747-400 I finally gave up on the PacMin instead I decided to try out a LHS Model. My first thought comparing to the PacMin to the LHS is the PacMins's are always nicely finished. PacMin's have plenty of clearcoat and nicely buffed out. The LHS seem a little thin on the clearcoat as some areas wasn't finish off as nice as the PacMin's. Although the LHS are very nicely detailed through out. On thing I like on the PacMin's are the engine fan blades are actually able to spin and see through. Attached are some photos of the LHS for some of you connoisseurs to view.


























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A very nice model. I recently added an LHS 1/100 Iraqi Ilyushin IL76, I also have their Uzbekistan IL76 in the same scale, and a 1/48 Gulfstream, as you say, the detailing is amazing.
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Great models.... I have a few too. They are affordable and of a very good quality with detail. A great alternative to the wooden models!

It's a shame that the likes of Pacmin don't make for collectors!
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Is Pacmin models offer you all the extras as well...I mean antenna/collison light/sat comm...etc This LHS model is highly detailed and probably half price to Pacmin...will probably get one from LHS.....
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This LHS model is highly detailed and probably half price to Pacmin...will probably get one from LHS.....


This LHS Model I wished was only half the price of a PacMin. These aren't cheap either. When you convert the Euros to USD this cost me well over $300 shipped to the USA. Maybe here in the US PacMin's are at a better price than you guys in Australia since they're made here in the USA and we don't have to pay export pricing.

Like I said these LHS are very nice, but could use a little more attention to detail in clearcoat and better finish work. The detail here is close to the PacMin's, the detail on the wing flaps are decaled in as the PacMins are etched, PacMin has the better engines as their fan blades do spin and the LHS are just molded in, but the finish work isn't nearly as clean as a PacMin. I think the decal quality on a PacMin is second to none.

I would like to someday get a Conquest & a Westway model. By what I can see on their website the Conquest looks like they to exceed on the PacMin's in everyway, accuracy, detail & finish quality but getting one of those seems to be pretty hard as those are custom made one at a time from what I understand.

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Conquest models are indeed one of those at the pinnacle of the art of making these models. I understand however, that they are not very 'collector friendly' and are mega bucks price wise. Westway offer a very nice alternative, and are VERY collector friendly. I have two models made by them, 1/72 Tupolev 154A in CSA colours, and a 1/100 BOAC 747-100. Personally however, I think the best display models ever made, were done by the Executive Display Models company, founded by the late Brian Tompkins, it was later to become Collectors Aircraft Models, in turn suffering a somewhat ignominious end, under the stewardship of its final owner.
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I think the best display models ever made, were done by the Executive Display Models company, founded by the late Brian Tompkins, it was later to become Collectors Aircraft Models, in turn suffering a somewhat ignominious end, under the stewardship of its final owner.


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Executive Display Models company or Collectors Aircraft Models are they still in business? Who in today's market currently would you think is the best out there that has availability on these 1/100 scale models aside from Conquest? We know you can't get anything out of Conquest, so how would you rate all others that has availability?
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Here is my LHS Gulf Air TriStar. I picked it up at the AviationMegaStore at the 1st december.
Price: EUR 200,- > less then the half of a PacMin.

The nose of the TriStar is a special thing here i must say that the PacMin TriStar is the best including some details.

Enjoy the pix with a compare between the LHS Gulf Air and the PacMin ANA.

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LHS has some really good-looking scale models, the L-1011 is one of their less good releases. 1001markus already mentioned the nose secition. They are - in NO WAY - comparable to Pacific Miniatures or Space Models, though.

The Luchtvaart Hobby Shop guys (a.k.a. Aviation Mega Store) started this range with some KLM models, I think (as they do most of the time with their own scale model ranges, e.g. the recently released "Premium Models" range), and they are extending their product range with other carriers then.

On another note, MSR777, I would say Collectors Aircraft Models did a good job in the 1990's. They brought us some very, very interesting 1/100 scale models when this market was almost in its beginnings (concerning the collector's market) but their accuracy was quite limited. Nevertheless, many (me included) liked their variety although they had a very heavy core interest in UK airlines. They somehow trired to emerge the 1/200 market in the early 2000's, probably in an effort to compete with Bader Models, however, the exclusivity of their limited-numbered releases finally lost against the precise and detailed models by Herpa, Inflight, Gemini etc.!
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I had very little to do with CAM, after Brian's retirement. My dealings with him were predominately in the mid to late 80s, and were exclusively connected with his bespoke 1/100 and 1/72 scale airliners. His Executive Display Models company, provided many models to the airlines of the time. EDM was also commissioned by the cars owners, to make a large scale model of their Thrust 2 land speed record breaking vehicle. Also owned by Brian, and later his son, CAM, unlike EDM, dealt largely with more 'mass produced' display models of various scales and materials. EDM and CAM ran side by side for a time, after which the EDM line was discontinued. CAM continued to offer custom made biz jets, helicopters, and light aviation models, right up to the end. For their time, the EDM models were IMO, the pinnacle of the art of making display models. I recently heard, that the EDM moulds are now in the hands of another model maker in the UK. It would be nice to think, that these models might make an appearance again, sometime in the future.
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I've a few Executive Display Models. Two are in 1/72nd scale - British Midland 737-300 and DC9, and, one is 1/100 (Cathay 747-400) which i got at the Heathrow show a few weeks ago.

Anyone know 'who' made them? I always thought they were made by Space Models (or Space people)?

But, they had an all-in-one mould where the wings are attached. The stands are the same as space (with the metal underneath the wood).
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LHS have stopped customs as they haven't got the space On the waiting list for an EL AL plane but this won't be there for long...
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I've a few Executive Display Models. Two are in 1/72nd scale - British Midland 737-300 and DC9, and, one is 1/100 (Cathay 747-400) which i got at the Heathrow show a few weeks ago.

Anyone know 'who' made them? I always thought they were made by Space Models (or Space people)?

But, they had an all-in-one mould where the wings are attached. The stands are the same as space (with the metal underneath the wood).
Funny you should say that, these models were made by Doug at Westway models... Brian sold the moulds to Doug. This is what most of his models are made from. He has hundreds of moulds including an amazing 1/50 Twin Otter!!
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