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Old 03-10-2010, 03:49 PM   #16
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A big letter for Herpa

I have wrote a new e-mail to Herpa, asking some new questions and giving some impressions about the 1:500 models production. Here the mail:
"Dear Herpa...
i am writing a new e-mail to you because i think it is important to talk between manufacturer and clients (it is important to talk in each moment of our life too). Herpa is undoubtedly the biggest 1:500 airplane models manufacturer; i don't know what is the economic situation after the change of ownership, but we can say that Herpa lives thanks to the collectors and customers, thanks to the people who buy airplanes. So it is very important for you to understand which models and which airlines we would like to have, compatibly with licenses problems. I will write what are the most wanted airlines and airplanes between your customers:
EUROPE: Scandinavia (Novair A321; SAS B737-700/800, A330-300; Viking); Aer Lingus A320/A330-200; TAP A319/320/321; Europe Airpost B737-300; Air Malta A319/320; Cyprus Airways A320/A330-200; Aegean A320/321, B737; Olympic A319/320; Monarch A320/321/A330-200; First Choice A320/321/B757; JAT B737; Italy (Livingston, Neos, Eurofly, Blue Panorama); other TUI airlines (Thomson B737; Jetairfly B737; TUIflyNordic B757); Turkey (more airlines, Sky Airlines, Onur Air, FreeBird). More airlines from Russia and CIS with more Tu-134/154/204, Il-86/96 models and, why not, a Yak 42 new mould. There is a big enthusiasm for these russian models, but also try to produce russian and CIS airlines using western types aircrafts.
USA: Delta (narrow bodies); US Airways (narrow bodies); Frontier; Virgin America; Jet Blue.
SOUTH AMERICA: wide body but, especially, narrow body aircrafts! Aeromexico, Mexicana, GOL, TAM, TACA, TAME,COPA, Aerolineas Argentinas. Here you have had a good start with Mexicana B767-200 and Aeromexico ERJ-190.
CHINA MAINLAND: about China Mainland we can say that don't exist a 1:500 collection, with many many airlines and models to produce (narrow and wide bodies).
SOUTH EAST ASIA: Vietnam Airlines (A320/321/A330-200); India ( Air India A319/320/321, A330-200; Kingfisher A321,A330-200; Jet Airways B737-800, B777-300ER, A330-200).
ASIA: we need narrow bodies from Asia! Malaysia B737, Thai Airways B737, Korean Airlines A330-200, Philippine Airlines A320,A330-300; airlines from Japan different from JAL and ANA. Then you are focusing on Bangkok Airways, but there are beautiful "niche" airlines like Silk Air, Tiger Airways, Air Asia (and Air AsiaX).
AFRICA: Egyptair B737-800/A321; RAM A321/B737-800; Air Algerie; Afriqiyah; Tunisair; Ethiopian; Arik Air; Bellview; 1Time (what about the beautiful MD-80 club model?).
MIDDLE EAST: we need narrow bodies! Etihad A320; Syrian A320; Kuwait Airways A330/A320/B777. Here you have had a good start with MEA A321.

It seems to be a big request (maybe it is a big request) but, as you can see on Wings900 forum, it is enough to produce a new model and give a signal of change and we customers are happy as Christmas period! You are the only Airbus manufacturer (except Hogan), and this is your strenght: you must be strongest and strongest on this, producing more and better airbus models!
I remember what marvellous surprise when you have released Druk Air A319 and Myanmar B737, two "niche" airlines. I think you should come back and diversify the production, to catch more and more customers. About airplane models:
-start to produce A300 models;
-more A340-500 and A330-200/300;
-more MD-80 and MD-90 (Hello, Blue1, Eva Air);
-more B767-200;
-more ERJ-145/170/190;
-more DC-10 ( a model that seems to be stolen to Herpa by other manufacturers).
P.S. A prayer again and again: please change A319/320/321 mould or, almost, makes it with a better nose."

This is what i wrote and i wanted to share with you: perhaps i forgot some models and airlines, i am sorry. Probably some of you will be satisfied, many others will be no satisfied, others will not import anything...no problem, i wait (and hope) for an answer. Bye.
P.S. Now i understand i forgot Canada with Air Canada narrow bodies and Air Transat. I am sorry. Bye.

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Re: A big letter for Herpa

Nice letter ! But Hello Airlines will change the MD-90 to A320 during this year ;-)
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Re: A big letter for Herpa

I think someone at herpa will take heed of this letter and we may see some new airlines and types appearing, you've written a pretty convincing letter here. Well done, post the response once you get it would be good.

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Re: A big letter for Herpa

While there are a lot of points in this letter I agree with, it in part comes accross as a wish list. Everyone has a wish list, and everyones is different. Nonetheless ours have some models in common.

I mostly agree with need for revised A320s, or a return to the NGIII A320 mold. This is the first and most important thing herpa needs to be considering. Altough I strongly agree with the statement of increasing US narrowbody models such as Delta's, USAirways, Uniteds, Frontier and Vigrin Americas' A320 aircraft. I most certainly wouldnt like to see those models appear using the monstrosity NGV mold. I wish Herpa would refrain from producing horrible A320s until they get thier act togeather, listen to collectors, and replace that POS ASAP. Like the Air Berlin, Condor, and Alitalia A320s which recently came out, as much as I want those, I cannot see myself paying good money on something so bad. For now, those narrobodies need to wait until herpa can come up with something that does the liveries of the aforementioned airlines justice.

Herpa should give up on the DC-10 market, and leave it to Aero500, they are doing a terrfic job with it. I do strongly agree that Herpa needs to dedicate some time producing classic A300s and A310s as well as the until recently forgotten 767-200 which though dated, remains a beautiful aircraft which many a wonderful livery has graced.

My personal collecting style favors "Classic" liveries and aircraft. Most specifically from the 70s, 80s and early 90s. Though some older collecters will refrain from calling that time period "classic" its the period from my childhood where I was introduced to the hobby and began spotting. Whatever was in the air at the time, or was in my previous schabak collection is something I will put priority on while collecting.

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Re: A big letter for Herpa

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Originally Posted by Charter View Post
I have wrote a new e-mail to Herpa, asking some new questions and giving some impressions about the 1:500 models production. Here the mail:
"Dear Herpa...
i am writing a new e-mail to you because i think it is important to talk between manufacturer and clients (it is important to talk in each moment of our life too). Herpa is undoubtedly the biggest 1:500 airplane models manufacturer; i don't know what is the economic situation after the change of ownership, but we can say that Herpa lives thanks to the collectors and customers, thanks to the people who buy airplanes. So it is very important for you to understand which models and which airlines we would like to have, compatibly with licenses problems. I will write what are the most wanted airlines and airplanes between your customers:
EUROPE: Scandinavia (Novair A321; SAS B737-700/800, A330-300; Viking); Aer Lingus A320/A330-200; TAP A319/320/321; Europe Airpost B737-300; Air Malta A319/320; Cyprus Airways A320/A330-200; Aegean A320/321, B737; Olympic A319/320; Monarch A320/321/A330-200; First Choice A320/321/B757; JAT B737; Italy (Livingston, Neos, Eurofly, Blue Panorama); other TUI airlines (Thomson B737; Jetairfly B737; TUIflyNordic B757); Turkey (more airlines, Sky Airlines, Onur Air, FreeBird). More airlines from Russia and CIS with more Tu-134/154/204, Il-86/96 models and, why not, a Yak 42 new mould. There is a big enthusiasm for these russian models, but also try to produce russian and CIS airlines using western types aircrafts.
USA: Delta (narrow bodies); US Airways (narrow bodies); Frontier; Virgin America; Jet Blue.
SOUTH AMERICA: wide body but, especially, narrow body aircrafts! Aeromexico, Mexicana, GOL, TAM, TACA, TAME,COPA, Aerolineas Argentinas. Here you have had a good start with Mexicana B767-200 and Aeromexico ERJ-190.
CHINA MAINLAND: about China Mainland we can say that don't exist a 1:500 collection, with many many airlines and models to produce (narrow and wide bodies).
SOUTH EAST ASIA: Vietnam Airlines (A320/321/A330-200); India ( Air India A319/320/321, A330-200; Kingfisher A321,A330-200; Jet Airways B737-800, B777-300ER, A330-200).
ASIA: we need narrow bodies from Asia! Malaysia B737, Thai Airways B737, Korean Airlines A330-200, Philippine Airlines A320,A330-300; airlines from Japan different from JAL and ANA. Then you are focusing on Bangkok Airways, but there are beautiful "niche" airlines like Silk Air, Tiger Airways, Air Asia (and Air AsiaX).
AFRICA: Egyptair B737-800/A321; RAM A321/B737-800; Air Algerie; Afriqiyah; Tunisair; Ethiopian; Arik Air; Bellview; 1Time (what about the beautiful MD-80 club model?).
MIDDLE EAST: we need narrow bodies! Etihad A320; Syrian A320; Kuwait Airways A330/A320/B777. Here you have had a good start with MEA A321.

It seems to be a big request (maybe it is a big request) but, as you can see on Wings900 forum, it is enough to produce a new model and give a signal of change and we customers are happy as Christmas period! You are the only Airbus manufacturer (except Hogan), and this is your strenght: you must be strongest and strongest on this, producing more and better airbus models!
I remember what marvellous surprise when you have released Druk Air A319 and Myanmar B737, two "niche" airlines. I think you should come back and diversify the production, to catch more and more customers. About airplane models:
-start to produce A300 models;
-more A340-500 and A330-200/300;
-more MD-80 and MD-90 (Hello, Blue1, Eva Air);
-more B767-200;
-more ERJ-145/170/190;
-more DC-10 ( a model that seems to be stolen to Herpa by other manufacturers).
P.S. A prayer again and again: please change A319/320/321 mould or, almost, makes it with a better nose."

This is what i wrote and i wanted to share with you: perhaps i forgot some models and airlines, i am sorry. Probably some of you will be satisfied, many others will be no satisfied, others will not import anything...no problem, i wait (and hope) for an answer. Bye.
P.S. Now i understand i forgot Canada with Air Canada narrow bodies and Air Transat. I am sorry. Bye.

EUROPE: Scandinavia (Novair A321; SAS B737-700/800, A330-300; Viking); Aer Lingus A320/A330-200; TAP A319/320/321; Europe Airpost B737-300; Air Malta A319/320; Cyprus Airways A320/A330-200; Aegean A320/321, B737; Olympic A319/320; Monarch A320/321/A330-200; First Choice A320/321/B757; JAT B737; Italy (Livingston, Neos, Eurofly, Blue Panorama); other TUI airlines (Thomson B737; Jetairfly B737; TUIflyNordic B757); Turkey (more airlines, Sky Airlines, Onur Air, FreeBird). More airlines from Russia and CIS with more Tu-134/154/204, Il-86/96 models and, why not, a Yak 42 new mould. There is a big enthusiasm for these russian models, but also try to produce russian and CIS airlines using western types aircrafts.
Despite being from Uk i would pass on most european airlines,
I just bought a HW Cyprus Air A320, Are you looking for a updated colour scheme?
First Choice, Thomson, JetAiFly, Aegean, Olympic, Malta yes please
USA: Delta (narrow bodies); US Airways (narrow bodies); Frontier; Virgin America; Jet Blue. Only take Virgin us & JetBlue
SOUTH AMERICA: wide body but, especially, narrow body aircrafts! Aeromexico, Mexicana, GOL, TAM, TACA, TAME,COPA, Aerolineas Argentinas. Here you have had a good start with Mexicana B767-200 and Aeromexico ERJ-190.
I,ll take a GOL
CHINA MAINLAND: about China Mainland we can say that don't exist a 1:500 collection, with many many airlines and models to produce (narrow and wide bodies).
Shandong Airlines being overlooked by everybody , cmon
SOUTH EAST ASIA: Vietnam Airlines (A320/321/A330-200); India ( Air India A319/320/321, A330-200; Kingfisher A321,A330-200; Jet Airways B737-800, B777-300ER, A330-200).
Since when did S,E,A,sia only include India
ASIA: we need narrow bodies from Asia! Malaysia B737, Thai Airways B737, Korean Airlines A330-200, Philippine Airlines A320,A330-300; airlines from Japan different from JAL and ANA. Then you are focusing on Bangkok Airways, but there are beautiful "niche" airlines like Silk Air, Tiger Airways, Air Asia (and Air AsiaX).
Silk-Tiger- Air Asia- Philippines and Royal Bunei and more indonesian
AFRICA: Egyptair B737-800/A321; RAM A321/B737-800; Air Algerie; Afriqiyah; Tunisair; Ethiopian; Arik Air; Bellview; 1Time (what about the beautiful MD-80 club model?).
MIDDLE EAST: we need narrow bodies! Etihad A320; Syrian A320; Kuwait Airways A330/A320/B777. Here you have had a good start with MEA A321.
Agree with these and Add Air Bahrian A320 and Qatar A320
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Re: A big letter for Herpa

Excellent words to Herpa owners. I’m agree with iu for all your comments… please send a new letter with all in the forum that share your comments.!!

Excellent words to Herpa owners. I’m agree with iu for all your comments… please send a new letter with all in the forum that share your comments.fficeffice" />

I think the same that you in your initial words: So it is very important for you to understand which models and which airlines we would like to have, compatibly with licenses problems. I will write what are the most wanted airlines and airplanes between your customers”
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Until these are not released I have a large bunch of customs to make!!!
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Thank you CHARTER.
I only think you missed the TAP tristar and LAM DC-10

bring on the SEAsian narrow bodies
and the A300s 330s & the 345
the GOLs and the TAMs JetAw and the whole of CHINA
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Re: A big letter for Herpa

Thanks friends. I did not want to write a wish letter, i have mentioned models and airlines to makes Herpa understand that there are hundreds of airplanes and new airlines to release! But i am focusing on the importance of US COLLECTORS AND COSTUMERS for Herpa, and on the importance to change Herpa strategy on the way to release models and airlines because, as i wrote on this forum, many people are deleting (or they have deleted) their Wings Club membership.
P.S. Sorry if i did not mentioned the "classic" models like B707, Comet...
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About China mainland airlines, italian proverb says: "Only an idiot never changes mind (ideas)". This is to tell you that in my previous thread (about the airlines and models we have in our collection) i made a mistake about china mainland airlines we have in our 1:500 collection, because we have old airlines mostly with B757 airplanes. Today China mainland civil aviation is another world with new airlines and many different airplanes. So i hope, really hope, for new beautiful liveries (special liveries also) from China mainland!!!
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About China mainland airlines, italian proverb says: "Only an idiot never changes mind (ideas)". This is to tell you that in my previous thread (about the airlines and models we have in our collection) i made a mistake about china mainland airlines we have in our 1:500 collection, because we have old airlines mostly with B757 airplanes. Today China mainland civil aviation is another world with new airlines and many different airplanes. So i hope, really hope, for new beautiful liveries (special liveries also) from China mainland!!!
Beeing in China's mainland since 4 years and using their aircrafts I can say:
1) almost all are using for domestic flights: A319, A320, A321 and B737-700 or -800; all other is a margin, just few,
2) B757-200 is a history, here.
3) there is more and more special liveries: Beijing 2008 Olympics, Expo 2010, Hainan Airlines, end few more.

Yes, this part of China doesn't exist in any collections - MORE NARROW BODIES FROM CHINA !!!!
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I am fully behind you on the Air Canada narrowbodies pitch! We also could use some more Westjet/Sunwing Airlines aircraft. There is soo much untapped Canadian airlines potential!
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I agree with westjetguy, I mean they could make some air north, canjet's, a few Air Canada A319/20/321'S, maybe the air Canada jazz's Dash 8' s, CRJ 700 and even though they have gone out of service a skyservice A330 perhaps?

As for the far east I would like to see
Air Asia/ Air sia X (Air Asia with thai and malaysian reg)
regular liveries of the Bangkok Airways
Vietnam Airlines narrow bodies
Silk Air A320's
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