Herpa Finnair A340-300 1:500 Angry Birds Special
Wings900 Reviews Commercial Aircraft
Written by jkwan12345
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
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.
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Part Number: 523202
| || 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.
| || Angry birds - crisp and sharp|
the A340 mould is pretty nice
Livery printed well
| || DETAILS! especially on such a blank model!|
Finnair livery. It's BORING
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