HERPA and others.

JENNYJET

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I collect Herpa at the 1:500 scale. I have a decent collection but lack the space to display them. I am constantly looking for display cabinets or other methods without much success and lack of home space prevents me from creating a diaorama. All space is occupied with clutter and as such is precious. I start this space to generate discussion and ideas and hopefully gain some inspiration!

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Can you believe it, I'd never heard of Herpa before now.
 

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Following on, other makes include STARJETS, BIGBIRD and Gemini Jets but I restrict myself to 1/:500 scale for future useage.

EBay is my usual arena as some models come very cheap but sometimes very expensive, according to the market. The Antonov 225 was a find but the small BA jet beside the BA A380 was hideously pricey because it was limited production.

Collecting is fun and is a pleasure that only hurts my bank.
 

Kevin Farnell

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Nice, I also collect them. Love Herpa, especially the 1/500 scale with new generation wheels.
Hello AvGeek and welcome to the forum. I'm sure that you'll find many like minded people here.
I've got several airliner models that I bought on the flights that I travelled on, but I'm not sure of their make. I think they are 1/200th scale and my best is a Singapore Airlines A380 (it wasn't cheap!). I've also got several Airfix (and other makes) of airliners to build, again mostly aircraft that I have flown on. Two of my favourites being a DH Comet 4B in BEA AIrtours colours (my first flight, at 6 years old) and a B737-200 in the original Britannia scheme, with the single blue stripe along the windows (the second trip I made by air as a small child).

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Kevin
 

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Herpa was a bad start because the wheels were appalling. I got a few Starjets and was converted to HerpaWings went they New Generation. More accurate wheels made them the go to model at 1:500 scale. Have built up a fleet of A350k of BA to replace the 747 fleet( apart from the heritage jets). My next job is to create a diorama a base for my aircraft.
 

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I have been thinking for awhile about making a herpa airport model, then mounting it on a wall, so you are looking at it birdseye when you stare at the wall. I happen to have a wall that is impossible to get close to or lean on (or otherwise damage a 3d airport model).

Anyone know what large type of board to build it on? I assume I will be buying a lot of super glue :D
 

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I assume you would be applying Superglue to the aircraft directly or perhaps fabricating a cradle for glueing these occasionally heavy but delicate models?
 
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