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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg
    Corgi and Schabak
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Whoa Greg, Schabak. Now those were classics, very fragile in terms of livery but classics nonetheless. I remember the small Schabak collection I had as a wee elementary schooler. I havent see one in a store for ages!
    Yup, Schabak has almost disappeared. My collection (about 50 1:500's) used to have lots of Schabak's...but those were the good ol' days. The last time I saw Schabaks was this year at Zürich Airport, though. I bought there (all Schabak) a South African B747-400, the Air France Concorde and -believe it or not- an Aeroflot B777-200 with the new livery. Does that mean they're still not dead? I believe so.

    Regarding the ones I prefer the most, I go for Herpa. They make excellent birds and never got any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubana
    Yup, Schabak has almost disappeared. Does that mean they're still not dead? I believe so.
    They aren't quite dead! http://shop.schabak.de/flugzeug_suche_engl.asp

    I have bought Herpa, Herpa NG, StarJets and BigBird. Needless to say that Herpa NG beats the old generation hands down.

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    I love Flight Miniatures models.....they come in 1:200 scale.

    Plus they make a ton of RJ models in 1:100 scale.

    Awesome detail and precision.

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    I prefer the Herpa 1:200 scale models! great detail and they look vere exclusive!

    my collection of Herpa`s :

    Singapore Airlines 747-400
    United 777-200
    LTU germany Airbus 330-300
    BMI airbus 330-200
    Lufthansa A321
    Eurowings a319
    SAS 737-600
    Air Europa 737-800
    Hapag lloyd 737-800 (winglets)
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    Schabak!

    They're still alive...I've seen them sold at LGW, CDG (Relay Stores) & Hamsby's (the toy store near Piccadilly...I think that's its name) in London. Other than that, they're only available from model stores like The Airplane Shop, which is where I get most of mine.

    As for new planes, they recently came out in 1:600 with Deltaflot MD80s, 737-800s, 757s, 777s & I think 763s. I bought the first three, along with a Scandanavian A340 (nc) for my birthday, and got a BMI A330 & a Virgin Sun A321 in London. I also saw several easyJet models at LGW. They're not flooding out models, but they're still making them.

    I'd love to see them start making models from jetBlue, AirTran, or more US regional airlines (e.g. US Express, NW Airlink, UA Express etc.) I'd like a Deltaflot CRJ to add to my airport.

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    Also like both Gemini and DragonWings for 1/400s
    The 1/400 are for planes not avialable in the push-fits (or good ones !)
    But globally I favour push-fits, issued by LongProsper & Hogan
    I tend avoiding Wooster.
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    I like Revell the best. Of their 1:144 scale i have a Panavia Tornado, Condor A320 and an Airbus Industries A300-600ST. I've only got a small model store near me and it's Concorde stock has been going out of stock as soon as they come in.

    I also have a push fit Ryanair 737-800 which I bought inflight - not too bad , i think that's one for me to keep collecting - scale is 1.200 i think - don't quote me on it.

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    Revell-Germany, Hasegawa, Tamiya, Aeroclub, Classic Airframes, Welsh Models, Minicraft, Fujimi, Academy & Accurate Miniatures.

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    depends on the scale/size. too bad some companies don't do enough research before making a model. i've seen some that look terrible. wheels/tires too big, engines crooked, logo not in right place, etc etc.
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    herpa has problems with gears on the 1;200 scale, how much more for the smaller scales. the nose gears are so spaced apart and for smaller scales, the details are definitelyt lost, even the proportion of the wheels; they're too big for the scale.

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    I like Herpa Wings model (scale 1:500) & the snap together models.
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    I make my own models.

    As far as models that I buy, really only ever Schabak. I have a few plastic snap-together models and a couple Herpa models, but that's about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LH 340-600
    oops. I got the wrong scale. Actually most of my models are 1: 500.
    Uhh lets see, Big Bird, umm Star jets just to name a couple.

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    I like Boeing and Airbus most of the time. A340-500 is one of my favourite european airplanes. Actualty first place goes to 777-200ER. The longest favourite is the A340-600. My first post of all!! Regards fjki98
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    Quote Originally Posted by fjki98
    I like Boeing and Airbus most of the time. A340-500 is one of my favourite european airplanes. Actualty first place goes to 777-200ER. The longest favourite is the A340-600. My first post of all!! Regards fjki98
    Uhh yeah, this is MODEL AIRCRAFT not favorite AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER.

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    fjki98 wrote:
    I like Boeing and Airbus most of the time. A340-500 is one of my favourite european airplanes. Actualty first place goes to 777-200ER. The longest favourite is the A340-600. My first post of all!! Regards fjki98


    Uhh yeah, this is MODEL AIRCRAFT not favorite AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
    OMFG! LMFAO! ROTFF!!!








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    i'm confuised . Sorry about that
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    Quote Originally Posted by fjki98
    i'm confuised . Sorry about that
    no biggie, we just like to give new guys a hard time, welcome to JP.net

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    Yeah, fjki, they just like giving US a hard time...

    Sorry on my part...couldnt resist the laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjki98
    i'm confuised . Sorry about that
    Yeah, Welcome to jetphotos.net!...



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