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Old 02-04-2016, 05:07 PM   #16
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Re: Q&A with Stephan Kuelgen (Herpa product manager)

There's something about 737-300/400/500. I presume the answer was no.
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Re: Q&A with Stephan Kuelgen (Herpa product manager)

Nice to here about the KLM fleet strategy, would be nice to have the -EZX since I've logged the reg. I hope for the Norwegian 737! Let's get that CZ A380 re-release in here as well!
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There's something about 737-300/400/500. I presume the answer was no.
It was sadly. There was apparently not enough demand for classic 737's
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There's something about 737-300/400/500. I presume the answer was no.
They need a new form, the old one is not good enough anymore. Too many damaged planes. But maybe we will get a new form, a "new generation II" for classic 737 - but not at the same time Lufthansa will phase out classic 737.
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Re: Q&A with Stephan Kuelgen (Herpa product manager)

I wish I knew German... That chat is useless to me... Haha
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Re: Q&A with Stephan Kuelgen (Herpa product manager)

I have been flying on QantasLink 717 so many times lately and really looking forward to have that in my collection . Working next to Canberra Airport at this moment and see 717 everyday and thinking of the model...
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Re: Q&A with Stephan Kuelgen (Herpa product manager)

Mr Kuelgen mentioned CS100:

CS100 in 1:500? Hier warten wir noch etwas ab, ob noch mehr "Big
Player" Bombardier mit Bestellungen beglücken. Derzeit gibt es noch
wenig Futter an Bemalungsvarianten, mit denen wir die Formkosten
amortisieren können. Gerade bei den kleineren Modellen müssen wir hier
vorsichtig sein.

Can Robin translate that for us? Thanks!
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Re: Q&A with Stephan Kuelgen (Herpa product manager)

No demand for 737 Classics, no demand for Qantas 717, no demand for Sudan A300...

...oh, but they do have demand for a barn and a small hydroplane from 1916!

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Re: Q&A with Stephan Kuelgen (Herpa product manager)

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Mr Kuelgen mentioned CS100:

CS100 in 1:500? Hier warten wir noch etwas ab, ob noch mehr "Big
Player" Bombardier mit Bestellungen beglücken. Derzeit gibt es noch
wenig Futter an Bemalungsvarianten, mit denen wir die Formkosten
amortisieren können. Gerade bei den kleineren Modellen müssen wir hier
vorsichtig sein.

Can Robin translate that for us? Thanks!
They are waiting for more airlines - especially "big players", there are not enough painting variants. Currently the yield will be too low.
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Re: Q&A with Stephan Kuelgen (Herpa product manager)

It's a shame that no Ryanair or Easyjet will be realised but I am still hoping for more Charter Airlines and other 767, maybe that one of Austrian in the new livery or others. Last year I was lucky and found in Italy the 767 of Delta. Maybe they can do more in that way
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No demand for 737 Classics, no demand for Qantas 717, no demand for Sudan A300...

...oh, but they do have demand for a barn and a small hydroplane from 1916!

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I guess the Museum of Flight (Boeing Field, Seattle) was the driving force behind the Boeing Centennial Set (as it was the request of Air France Museum that made herpa realise many Air France classics in the past). Moreover only the tools for the »barn« had to be developed from scratch.

If any airline, museum, retailer or other customer should be able to order a certain model at a cost covering quantity herpa should give a damn about the »demand« for that model at other places.

Mr. Külgen did not explicitly say that herpa sees no demand for 737 classics in 1:500. He only stated that their current 737 classic-tools are outdated and wasteful and that a new 737 classic mould to acknowledge the phasing out of LH 737 classics would not have been finished on time.

Of course the phasing out of 737 classics was as foreseeable as herpas past production bottlenecks were unwelcome. But that’s a different story and in a world of contradictions: who cares about some rash statements in a live chat?

What Mr. Külgen IMHO made clear is that herpa is trying to consolidate their 1:500-output on contemporary »bestsellers« and among these he sees no longer the 744 or the 737 classic. Even a fascinating new airplane as the CS-100 faces an uncertain future. Why herpa released it first in 1:400 (where it quickly sold very well), a market segment where herpa has a much weaker position? Don’t ask me.
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What Mr. Külgen IMHO made clear is that herpa is trying to consolidate their 1:500-output on contemporary »bestsellers« and among these he sees no longer the 744 or the 737 classic. Even a fascinating new airplane as the CS-100 faces an uncertain future. Why herpa released it first in 1:400 (where it quickly sold very well), a market segment where herpa has a much weaker position? Don’t ask me.
Because the mould was already there (JC Wings)
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Is there not a cheap way of scaling down an existing unlicensed companies 737 Classics? Herpa don't seem to mind this method nowadays.
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Because the mould was already there (JC Wings)
Ok a JC-Wings developed CS-100 mould was there. And somebody at JC-Wings persuaded Mr. Külgen to sell JC-Wings manufactured 1:400-scale CS-100 under herpa label?

Let’s hope that JC-Wings (or other Chinese) die cast mould developers will remain prolific and continue to confront herpa (or any other 1:500 distributor) with new moulds that go beyond the current 1:500 repertoire.
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Is there not a cheap way of scaling down an existing unlicensed companies 737 Classics? Herpa don't seem to mind this method nowadays.
Aeroclassics has a great B737-300 mould!
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