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Herpa Finnair A340-300 1:500 Angry Birds Special  Hot E-mail
Wings900 Reviews Commercial Aircraft
Written by jkwan12345   
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Editor's rating
5.5
out of 10
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 Description
  The flag carrier of Finland, Finnair has recently changed it's livery from a classy grey and cobalt blue to this new, bland, billboard of dark blue. This particular model is of Finnair's temporary Angry Birds livery.
Model Details
  Manufacturer: Herpa 

Airline: Finnair
Make: Airbus
Model: A340-300
Scale: 1:500
Part Number: 523202


Model Review
  Mould and Assembly: Again, a NGII A340-300 from Herpa
As mentioned before, this is overall a pretty nice mould. While some A330's look a bit wacky, Herpa has refined the A340 to look really good. The shape of the nose is done really well, more so than the Aerolineas Argentinas - the cockpit windows are placed well. The window line is again bordering on too high. Moving back, the wingroot is acceptable, but the wings themselves are gulled far too high - they look like they're in inflight configuration. The engines of the NGII are thankfully better than ever - nice and hairdryer esq, like they should be. Finally, the tail is done well. The landing gear is actually pretty good, although the main landing gear tires could be larger.

Livery: Finnair's new livery hasn't been controversial; it's almost universally disliked. Compared to the old livery, it's now a simple billboard.

That being said, Herpa has done a great job with the livery, and the extra Angry-bird details. The finnair titles are in the correct place - just above touching the wing box. And the blue is a nice match.

Like the real jet (and a bizzare decision) the Finnair F has been painted only on the insides of the winglets - I guess it's for the passengers view only?

Finally, the angry bird details are incredible crisp - look at the pictures for extra clarification.

Details: Details, even on the special model, are lacking. Noteworthy details:

-The registration has been printed on top of middle two cockpit windows. Otherwise...nothing, nada. there are no extra lights, no strobes, nothing. For such a disapointingly white livery, I wish Herpa could have compensated with details.


Pluses
  Angry birds - crisp and sharp
the A340 mould is pretty nice
Livery printed well

Minuses
  DETAILS! especially on such a blank model!
Finnair livery. It's BORING
details again.

 Photos
Editor review: Special livery, Special model, but not that specia
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful

Overall rating
5.5
Mould and Assembly
9.0
Livery
7.0
Details
2.0
Overall Impression
4.0
This is a special release by Herpa. It's such a boring, plain livery, even with the Angry birds. They're probably angry there's so little detail around them. Perhaps a good model for Scandinavian collectors?
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