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mmp-ace 04-10-2017 03:55 PM

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Hello @ all,

from time to time I want to share some pictures of my collection with you here.

First of all I need some tips. Do you think Photobucket is the best for uploading pictures here? And do I have to resize the Pics? Thank you!

DutchCollector 04-10-2017 04:45 PM

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Look who finally decided to join the party.

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Originally Posted by mmp-ace (Post 996674)
First of all I need some tips. Do you think Photobucket is the best for uploading pictures here? And do I have to resize the Pics? Thank you!

I use photobucket, I think most of the collectors do too. Mine resize automatically, but post some and we'll see if yours do too.

Charter 04-10-2017 05:48 PM

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Ciao and welcome in the club, finally.
I use Photobucket and i am really satisfied; i resize the pics when i work them with photoshop and then i upload them on Photobucket.

LeoMuse747 04-10-2017 08:45 PM

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Nice, can't wait to see your collection rock and rollin' all night and partying every day :lol:

I also use Photobucket but I always resize my pictures to 1024px or 800px before posting here.

mmp-ace 04-11-2017 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Leonardo Mello (Post 996721)
... rock and rollin' all night and partying every day :lol:

That gives lots of cudos my friend!! :punk:

So here is the first pic and the first question: Which one is the LR? ;)

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2019.49.33.jpg

DutchCollector 04-11-2017 02:43 PM

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Easy, the left one. The right one looks like Delta cramped all 291 seats between doors 1 and 2.

LeoMuse747 04-11-2017 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by DutchCollector (Post 996994)
Easy, the left one. The right one looks like Delta cramped all 291 seats between doors 1 and 2.

:lol: :tt2:
exactely!

Herpa NG1 777 is so much better than Herpa NG2 777!
The only good stuff about the NG2 are the better detailed GE90 and the laterally inserted wings.

DutchCollector 04-12-2017 11:32 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Leonardo Mello (Post 997066)
better detailed GE90

I also love the increased detail of the PW4000 & Trent 800 engines! Oh wait...

getifero 04-13-2017 01:18 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mmp-ace (Post 996970)
That gives lots of cudos my friend!! :punk:

So here is the first pic and the first question: Which one is the LR? ;)

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2019.49.33.jpg

This is an excellent picture that makes very clear how important details are. The front gears of herpa or hogan labelled 1:500 scale B777 were always too slim. herpas latest B777-toolset (I don’t want to speak about »new generation 3« because I see no mould evolution) has furthermore too tiny front gear wheels and a slightly too short front gear. IMHO the JC-Wings (Sky500) B777-toolset reproduces the heavy front gear of the real B777 much better. The Aero500 gears are pretty good too. They are slightly too short but all-metal and even rolling. I don’t see why herpa can’t pay more attention to right scaled and right positioned gears. These gears issues run through nearly all of herpas model lines (among others Airbus A320-family, Airbus A330/A340, Embraer-family). After all right scaled gears were originally the trademark of »new generation« herpa wings.

Galmleader 04-13-2017 02:24 AM

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Originally Posted by getifero (Post 997418)
This is an excellent picture that makes very clear how important details are. The front gears of herpa or hogan labelled 1:500 scale B777 were always too slim. herpas latest B777-toolset (I don’t want to speak about »new generation 3« because I see no mould evolution) has furthermore too tiny front gear wheels and a slightly too short front gear. IMHO the JC-Wings (Sky500) B777-toolset reproduces the heavy front gear of the real B777 much better. The Aero500 gears are pretty good too. They are slightly too short but all-metal and even rolling. I don’t see why herpa can’t pay more attention to right scaled and right positioned gears. These gears issues run through nearly all of herpas model lines (among others Airbus A320-family, Airbus A330/A340, Embraer-family). After all right scaled gears were originally the trademark of »new generation« herpa wings.

Stop being so picky over every little detail and be glad we are getting the models we are. Don't like them? Don't buy them. Some of the stuff I've seen complained about is so small it really shouldn't matter.

Oplarut 04-13-2017 03:41 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Galmleader (Post 997434)
Stop being so picky over every little detail and be glad we are getting the models we are. Don't like them? Don't buy them. Some of the stuff I've seen complained about is so small it really shouldn't matter.

exactly, sometimes I dont even see the thing people are complaining about, when I put them in my diorama I dont even see such tiny tiny mistakes.....:rolleyes:

DutchCollector 04-13-2017 05:14 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Galmleader (Post 997434)
Stop being so picky over every little detail and be glad we are getting the models we are. Don't like them? Don't buy them. Some of the stuff I've seen complained about is so small it really shouldn't matter.

But he does make a valid point. While the nose gear's width is not something of my concerns, I can certainly notice my recent B777-200ER purchases are angled downwards. With Herpa's ever-increasing prices, one has the right to complain about these issues. I am extremely bothered with the €32 pricetag on the Delta 777-200ER, which doesn't even feature the correct engines.

LeoMuse747 04-13-2017 07:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Galmleader (Post 997434)
Stop being so picky over every little detail and be glad we are getting the models we are. Don't like them? Don't buy them. Some of the stuff I've seen complained about is so small it really shouldn't matter.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oplarut (Post 997466)
exactly, sometimes I dont even see the thing people are complaining about, when I put them in my diorama I dont even see such tiny tiny mistakes.....:rolleyes:

If we all weren't picky, Herpa would still be selling OG models today :rolleyes:

I agree with Getifero, but actually the NG1 777 gears (the 777-200LR) are simply fine in my opinion. I don't like metal gears at all (plastic is much easier to fix if broken and the always seem to be better shaped) and I find Sky500 777 gears to be the most poorly-done gears of all :lol:
I agree that the NG2 (there's no NG3 as far as I know) have several problems, and one of them is the landing gear set: front nose gear is indeed too short and slim, the wheel is too small, the main landing gears should be a little bit shorter too. All these gear problems make the 777 have an unlevel fuselage, with nose down and tail up, and this problem wasn't present on NG1 777.

getifero 04-13-2017 08:11 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Galmleader (Post 997434)
Stop being so picky over every little detail and be glad we are getting the models we are. Don't like them? Don't buy them. Some of the stuff I've seen complained about is so small it really shouldn't matter.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oplarut (Post 997466)
exactly, sometimes I dont even see the thing people are complaining about, when I put them in my diorama I dont even see such tiny tiny mistakes.....:rolleyes:

Better is the enemy of good and herpas current B772 could easily be the least good 772 with »scaled gears« in 1:500. If you can’t tell the differences or simply idealize your beloved models that in your eyes look perfect on your little diorama its fine with me. I’m not criticizing you and your models and I’m not giving anybody any advises what models to buy or not to buy. I love my models too, but I am able to compare and look beyond the horizon of herpa wings and 1:500-scale. That herpa more than any other manufacturer in the past had been compelled to make mould and printing corrections shows clearly that cost and quality control had not always been coordinated carefully enough. And I’m firmly convinced that without critical customer-feedback some of those quality corrections would not happened at all.

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Originally Posted by Leonardo Mello (Post 997602)
If we all weren't picky, Herpa would still be selling OG models today :rolleyes:

I agree with Getifero, but actually the NG1 777 gears (the 777-200LR) are simply fine in my opinion. I don't like metal gears at all (plastic is much easier to fix if broken and the always seem to be better shaped) and I find Sky500 777 gears to be the most poorly-done gears of all :lol:
I agree that the NG2 (there's no NG3 as far as I know) have several problems, and one of them is the landing gear set: front nose gear is indeed too short and slim, the wheel is too small, the main landing gears should be a little bit shorter too. All these gear problems make the 777 have an unlevel fuselage, with nose down and tail up, and this problem wasn't present on NG1 777.

You have to be pretty brutal to break metal gears. From time to time I buy 1:400 models. Gemini Jets have quite a poor quality in terms of assembly control. New out of factory models come with loose wings or wrongly pasted gears. But those gears are very easily to remove and replace correctly. And if an even in 1:400-scale still very tiny CRJ700 or E190 has much better detailed metal gears than a herpa made A330 or a B777 in 1:500-scale nobody can tell me that herpa is trying their hardest. The purpose of plastic gears is not to be easier repaired but to reduce production costs.

Oplarut 04-13-2017 08:38 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Leonardo Mello (Post 997602)
If we all weren't picky, Herpa would still be selling OG models today :rolleyes:

I agree with Getifero, but actually the NG1 777 gears (the 777-200LR) are simply fine in my opinion. I don't like metal gears at all (plastic is much easier to fix if broken and the always seem to be better shaped) and I find Sky500 777 gears to be the most poorly-done gears of all :lol:
I agree that the NG2 (there's no NG3 as far as I know) have several problems, and one of them is the landing gear set: front nose gear is indeed too short and slim, the wheel is too small, the main landing gears should be a little bit shorter too. All these gear problems make the 777 have an unlevel fuselage, with nose down and tail up, and this problem wasn't present on NG1 777.

I totally agree with you on the 777 btw, it should be straight, not like a a330 :confused:.
But I was also refering to other posts in threads that were about the smallest mistakes (e.g. no doorhandles printed, a mistake in arabic text) that do not break the immersion of the model, but are just noticed by the veteran-collectors. And some put it like it was a major screw up by Herpa or that it is "the worst model ever", and that kinda bugs me sometimes... ;)

mmp-ace 04-13-2017 02:50 PM

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Both Delta 777 are a piece of gold if you compare it with this this for exapmle:

https://www.aviation-center-berlin.d...p3/iI92ciL.jpg

Lets hope they change it before it comes out...

LeoMuse747 04-13-2017 02:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mmp-ace (Post 997849)
Both Delta 777 are a piece of gold if you compare it with this this for exapmle:

https://www.aviation-center-berlin.d...p3/iI92ciL.jpg

Lets hope they change it before it comes out...

Isn't the Delta B777-200ER release similar to this Alitalia?

Nose down, pointy nose, skinny nose gear, huge GE90 engine almost touching the ground... That's the NGII 777.

This Iraqi Airways was the worst i've seen. The crooked engines are the cherry on the top of the cake!
https://www.aviation-center-berlin.de/p/527484

mmp-ace 04-15-2017 10:05 AM

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If you are asking, who is this stupid guy who buys all these LH A380 with different registrations... It's me... :D


http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2014.38.07.jpg

Frankfurt, München, Berlin, Hamburg, Tokio, Wien, San Francisco & New York })
http://www.wings900.com/vb/<a href=h...2014.38.07.jpg

Peter Joshua 04-15-2017 11:01 AM

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LOL, at least I'm not alone in thinking about the same thing for my collection :lol:
Although, you have a head start on me. :envy::envy:

My original plan was to collect LH A380s named after cities I've been to. Yikes, I quickly realized that means NYC, SFO, FRA, HAM, BER, MUC, TYO and VIE. Revised plan is to add NYC and HAM.

Charter 04-15-2017 03:33 PM

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Beautiful fleet of Lufthansa A380's! There are many crazy collectors around...:lol:.

mmp-ace 04-18-2017 04:33 PM

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Nice addition with the WiFi Antenna and, thats even better, nice 787 engines...

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2022.26.46.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2022.26.26.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2022.25.54.jpg

arbappy 04-18-2017 05:51 PM

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Nice 787. I will wait for my first 787-9 when Qantas will receive it's first one and when Herpa will release that :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by mmp-ace (Post 999497)


mmp-ace 04-18-2017 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by arbappy (Post 999505)
Nice 787. I will wait for my first 787-9 when Qantas will receive it's first one and when Herpa will release that :)

Oh yes I want this too. And I love the "new roo". Very well done. })

DutchCollector 04-19-2017 05:16 AM

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Now that's a well done model with the increased detail of the Wi-Fi dish and the engine teeth fixed.

mmp-ace 05-28-2017 06:12 PM

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A new kid on the block. I'm still thinking to complain about the front doors. Not that nice.

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2000.06.45.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2000.07.02.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2000.07.22.jpg

getifero 05-29-2017 05:10 AM

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Yes the front passenger doors are tilted somewhat forwards and downwards (if this is what you mean; the printings of both front passenger and exit doors look a bit blurred on your picture). But otherwise I am pleased with my Hawaiian A332 (since she landed with intact gears and without fragmentary printings).

solicitor82 05-29-2017 09:32 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mmp-ace (Post 998577)
If you are asking, who is this stupid guy who buys all these LH A380 with different registrations... It's me... :D


http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2014.38.07.jpg

Frankfurt, München, Berlin, Hamburg, Tokio, Wien, San Francisco & New York })
http://www.wings900.com/vb/<a href=h...2014.38.07.jpg

Wonderful fleet my friend...you're not the only one who collects LH A380s...I have AIMA, AIMB, AIMC, AIMH, AIMI, AIMJ, AIML and AIMN ;) in both scales, ofcourse!

DutchCollector 05-29-2017 02:45 PM

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Oh Herpa... You might be better off buying decals and apply them instead of the original door!

mmp-ace 06-04-2017 05:25 PM

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New model, B737-200 LH old colors.

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2023.15.36.jpg

-200 & -100
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2023.16.15.jpg

-200 & 727-100 (Schuco Star Jets)
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2023.17.21.jpg

Nice printing!
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...2023.18.00.jpg

Altoz1 06-04-2017 06:05 PM

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Beautiful!

LeoMuse747 06-04-2017 08:28 PM

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Great model... just needs a trim at the nose gear doors and white nose wheel hubs.

mmp-ace 07-19-2017 05:46 PM

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New Reg.: Johannesburg, now with SAT dome

http://de.share-your-photo.com/img/a3da5f9be0.jpg

http://de.share-your-photo.com/img/1a585cb26c.jpg

New "Roo":

http://de.share-your-photo.com/img/4c4900c16e.jpg

Three different "Roos"

http://de.share-your-photo.com/img/3104d281a7.jpg

LeoMuse747 07-19-2017 08:25 PM

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Photobucket is not working anymore... time to leave them! :o:cry:

mmp-ace 07-20-2017 11:48 AM

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Mmmh, hard to find a good hoster. Now its a little too big I gues... :D

Anglojet 07-20-2017 01:01 PM

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Just use the 'attachments' option.

mmp-ace 08-02-2017 04:24 PM

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My news: }) }) })

Very nice printing, but the red stripe and the windows are much too low. Sad, but still a nice model.
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1501704550

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1501704550

LH's A350 now with town name "Nürnberg".
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1501704801

A normal Lufti with nice printing and a grey sat dome. Btw the new A346 has a grey one too.
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1501704801

One of my favortite Herpa models in a loooong time, the really wonderful A330 Oman. Great model and great livery.
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1501704801

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1501704801

And last but not least a nice Norwegian model, but it has, again, a different type of red, so the three released 787 (2x -8, 1x -9) have all different red color.
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1501704801

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1501704801

DutchCollector 08-02-2017 05:27 PM

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Great photos of the new arrivals! Could you perhaps compare the 787-9 with the other Norwegian models? Perhaps the 737 or the other 2 787-8s?

mmp-ace 08-12-2017 03:23 PM

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Yes sure, here you are:

B789 and B788 (right)
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1502565441

B789 and B738
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1502565455


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1502565465

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1502565473

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1502565504

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1502565504

DutchCollector 08-12-2017 05:19 PM

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Thanks! The difference with the 737 is huge, I hope for a 737 re-release. Perhaps with Irish registration. Which 787-8 did you use for the comparison? LNA or LNB? LNA has a 'better' shade of red.

mmp-ace 08-13-2017 02:24 PM

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Yes, it is LNA... :-)

mmp-ace 09-06-2017 04:07 PM

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Some beautiful news arrived today:

The beautiful Air Seychelles fits very good to the A330. I like the new mold.
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1504727902

The very impressive and well made AN-22:
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1504727923


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1504727928


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1504727936

Swissair DC-10



http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1504727957


The DC-10 and the Schuco Star Jets MD-11
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1504727947


New and old:
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1504727987


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1504727997


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1504728008


A "standard" 787-9, but still very very nice and well done.
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1504727976

DutchCollector 09-06-2017 04:13 PM

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Wow. The difference is huge on the Lufthansa A321s. I'm impressed Herpa.. You've come a long way. Excellent additions and thanks for sharing!

LeoMuse747 09-06-2017 05:04 PM

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The difference between the LH A321 moulds is indeed impressive!
The new one is so much better.
Even if I find that horizontal bar at the nose gear very weird. It's too big.

The DC-10 cockpit windows are better than the Starjets MD-11 ones, which are too big.
While the DC-10 mould looks pretty nice, the gears are simply too high. Really unaccurate... Aero500 DC-10 wins! :D

Anyway, great models and great pictures! Congrats on your new arrivals! :envy:

mmp-ace 09-06-2017 05:19 PM

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Thank you @ both!

LeoMuse747 09-06-2017 07:03 PM

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Are the landing gears of the NGVII A321 made of plastic? Or they're made of metal?

mmp-ace 09-06-2017 07:09 PM

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Definitely plastic... ;-)

Charter 09-10-2017 09:42 AM

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Thanks for sharing your news and fleet. The An-22 is really beautiful and well done and i agree with your about the Oman Air A330-300 (waiting for the B737-800WL).
Nice also the Air Seychelles A320, while i agree about the much better nose section of the A320 family new version.
Sadly Norwegian models have different shades of red: it is a red-red (to say that it has not shades, it is a normal red!) so i don't understand why Herpa is not able to reproduce a normal shade of red on the nose section of these models!
It seems that Herpa DC-10 and StarJets MD-11 have about the same nose section/cockpit windows, the MD-11 has a shorter nose landing gear.
Thanks again to find the time to share your fleet and you beautiful pics and comperisons, positive rep. added.

mmp-ace 09-18-2017 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Charter (Post 1038225)
Thanks for sharing your news and fleet. The An-22 is really beautiful and well done and i agree with your about the Oman Air A330-300 (waiting for the B737-800WL).
Nice also the Air Seychelles A320, while i agree about the much better nose section of the A320 family new version.
Sadly Norwegian models have different shades of red: it is a red-red (to say that it has not shades, it is a normal red!) so i don't understand why Herpa is not able to reproduce a normal shade of red on the nose section of these models!
It seems that Herpa DC-10 and StarJets MD-11 have about the same nose section/cockpit windows, the MD-11 has a shorter nose landing gear.
Thanks again to find the time to share your fleet and you beautiful pics and comperisons, positive rep. added.

Thanx for your nice words! })})

mmp-ace 10-06-2017 04:54 PM

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I received some news today and there's rain and sunshine. I looooooove the new Air Canada, which is really perfect. And the Nepal Airlines is beautiful too. BUT: I was REALLY loking foward to the A332 Iran Air, because I like the design and I can see it at Hamburg Airport.

The nose is much too much too much pointy and the cockpit windows are much too high. We had this already with models which have a printing under them. A name or whatever. I have to admit I am really angry about that look. I will definatley send it back. :(

Take a look:
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1507322792


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1507322785


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1507322777

Okay it's not that sharp but it's about the ugly pointy nose.
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1507322769

DutchCollector 10-06-2017 05:09 PM

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I agree. Will be interesting to compare the Iran A330 with the KLM A330.

mmp-ace 10-06-2017 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by DutchCollector (Post 1046698)
I agree. Will be interesting to compare the Iran A330 with the KLM A330.

Yes that's true. But I didn't buy the KLM. What I can say is that the A333 are much much better at the moment. For ex the Oman A333 is a real beauty.

DutchCollector 10-06-2017 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by mmp-ace (Post 1046706)
Yes that's true. But I didn't buy the KLM. What I can say is that the A333 are much much better at the moment. For ex the Oman A333 is a real beauty.

I hope mine drops by somewhere next week. While I don't think the nose will be different from the Iran Air, perhaps the window line is. At least the Iran A330's windows aren't placed as high as the Sky500 Air Transat A330-200.. That was horrible!

mmp-ace 10-06-2017 05:42 PM

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Another, better, Pic of my Pinocchio:

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1507326078

LeoMuse747 10-06-2017 06:01 PM

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That A330 looks bad indeed. Nose too pointy and cockpit windows too high.
The one they got at ACB seems to have a correct cockpit window position... the nose is still pretty pointy though, but that's a mould related flaw.

https://www.aviation-center-berlin.de/p/530569

mmp-ace 10-06-2017 06:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by LeoMuse747 (Post 1046762)
That A330 looks bad indeed. Nose too pointy and cockpit windows too high.
The one they got at ACB seems to have a correct cockpit window position... the nose is still pretty pointy though, but that's a mould related flaw.

https://www.aviation-center-berlin.de/p/530569


Yes. So true. BUT: This one is from ACB too. I really believe Herpa is using at least two different moulds and it's luck or bad luck what you will get. Maybe one mould was broken and they fixed it bad. We had that problem with some 747-400 some years ago. I will check some of them in Hamburg next week. THIS ONE goes back to ACB.

NKLSP 10-07-2017 12:50 AM

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Loving the Nepal A320! Can't wait to get one.
But yes, such a shame on that pointy nose! :(

DutchCollector 10-07-2017 04:50 AM

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Originally Posted by mmp-ace (Post 1046778)
Yes. So true. BUT: This one is from ACB too. I really believe Herpa is using at least two different moulds and it's luck or bad luck what you will get. Maybe one mould was broken and they fixed it bad. We had that problem with some 747-400 some years ago. I will check some of them in Hamburg next week. THIS ONE goes back to ACB.

I'll try to scout the differences next time I'm at the Megastore.

mmp-ace 12-04-2017 06:10 PM

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Here are 2 new widebodies which arrived at my collection. I really love the Kuwait. And you can see the different grey with the 2 Qatar A350 and B787

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1512428866

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1512428873

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1512428883

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1512428891

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1512428898

elite_lima 12-04-2017 06:46 PM

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Both models look great! Thanks for sharing!

LeoMuse747 12-04-2017 07:00 PM

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Nice looking models! The Kuwait Airways 777 is great. I don't like very much this new huge cockpit window Herpa is using for the 777, but it doesn't ruin the model :)

DutchCollector 12-05-2017 08:51 AM

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Both models look great! I love the Qatar A350 with the wingbox prints, while the Kuwait 777 is also a colourful model!

mmp-ace 03-29-2018 04:09 PM

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Some news today for me and a little time for quick pix:

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353282


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353299


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353311


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353319


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353328


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353337

Somehow I like the Maritius nose more than the Thai one and can't really explain why.
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353344

I am VERY disappointed about the Emirates. The nose is much too pointy AND the cockpit windows are not straight but look upwards. I will definitely send this one back. What still is soo sooo strange to me: ACB's preview pics look okay and my last 777, the Ukraine, is not that pointy. It really looks like Herpa uses at least two moulds.
http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353353


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353361


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353371


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353446


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353383


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353418


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353427


http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522353435

LeoMuse747 03-29-2018 04:14 PM

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Herpa's NGII 777 mould is a mess now.

Noses are really pointy, cockpit windows are too big or even misplaced (just like yours).
GE90 seems to be too big, or at least to sit too low.
Main landing gears too long, makes the plane look like a Kangaroo ready to hop.
Nose gear too thin and often inclined forward (A320/MD-11 style).
And finally: GE90 only option! :evil::evil::evil:

NGI mould (see British Airways 777-200ER) was perfect. The only drawback were the wings, which weren't laterally inserted.

NGII at the beginning was also very nice (see TAM 777-300ER release), but nowadays is really bad.

Charter 03-29-2018 04:24 PM

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Thanks for sharing and for the comments, but what about the TUI UK B757-200WL?

mmp-ace 03-29-2018 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Charter (Post 1099681)
Thanks for sharing and for the comments, but what about the TUI UK B757-200WL?

I didn't buy it. It's an unimportant model for me... })

sheepxs 03-29-2018 05:40 PM

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nice pictures, haven't had the time to unpack mine :)

DutchCollector 03-30-2018 10:01 AM

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Great Mauritius A350, interesting release without the 50 Years sticker.

mmp-ace 04-04-2018 02:16 PM

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A older model but new for me since today:

http://www.wings900.com/vb/attachmen...1&d=1522865756

DutchCollector 04-04-2018 04:03 PM

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Back when the 777 mould still looked like a darn 777. I miss these!

mmp-ace 06-01-2018 05:21 PM

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Some news arrived today. All three are beautiful:

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1527887827


DC-10 and MD-11 (Schuco Star Jets)

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1527887871


Very nice:

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1527887871


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1527887871




-001

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1527887871




Comparison of the red. New is of course on the left.

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1527887871

LeoMuse747 06-01-2018 07:21 PM

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Great models! The Icelandair 757 duo is really wonderful. The Norwegian 737 looks very nice too, finally with the bright red :)

American DC-10 is not bad, but I really would prefer the Aeroclassics mould.

jerry850506 06-01-2018 09:34 PM

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Nice models!!
I would get both Icelandair and Norwegian, too.
But, are the nose gears of two Icelandair 757 in the opposite direction?

LeoMuse747 06-01-2018 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jerry850506 (Post 1108704)
Nice models!!
I would get both Icelandair and Norwegian, too.
But, are the nose gears of two Icelandair 757 in the opposite direction?

The Hekla Aurora gear is backwards :lol:

DutchCollector 06-02-2018 11:38 AM

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Looks like they A. corrected the nose gear on the 757 and B. the colour on the 737. Great additions to anyone's fleet, and excellent photgraphy as well.

mmp-ace 06-03-2018 02:52 PM

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Thanx for the nice comments. I already knew about the Hekla front gear. Herpa needs some weeks to change it...

mmp-ace 06-16-2018 05:56 PM

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Some news arrived today. I am very disappointed about the El Al 787-9, they messed up the cockpit windows, they are much to low and the 787 has a really strange look now. I will send it back.

The Thai is beautiful as always and the Air Canada Rouge is gorgeous!


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1529185750

What a strange look! :-(
https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1529185866

Herpa 787 & Schuco 777
https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1529185866


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1529185866


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1529185866

Here you can see it, Thai 787 windows as always
https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1529185866


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1529185866

Beautiful!
https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1529185866


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1529185866


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1529185866

DutchCollector 06-17-2018 05:43 AM

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You gotta give it to 'em. That's one big f*ck up on the El Al 787.. Your pictures are wonderful as always, and I can say the same for the Air Canada Rouge 767 and Thai 787.

TherealKeU 06-17-2018 10:44 AM

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Pity on the 787.
But the Air Canada Rouge 767 looks great.

LeoMuse747 06-17-2018 02:13 PM

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El Al 787 looks bad indeed :cry::cry::cry:
AC Rouge 767 is awesome, and Herpa is also debuting a larger cockpit window.

Kmonaghen 06-19-2018 03:37 PM

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Do we know for a fact that its all the El Al 787s produced or just this individual?

mmp-ace 06-19-2018 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Kmonaghen (Post 1109790)
Do we know for a fact that its all the El Al 787s produced or just this individual?


We do know. All of them have this. ;-)

Kmonaghen 06-19-2018 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by mmp-ace (Post 1109800)
We do know. All of them have this. ;-)

I just got mine today. I can tell its lower but it doesn’t look that bad as compared to the one on this post. Ill get pictures later.

Kmonaghen 06-21-2018 01:15 PM

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Again, I can tell mine is wrong too but It doesn't look too bad in my opinion. Especially from a distance. Here it is compared to the gorgeous Qantas 787-9.

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5vpdhqtq.jpg

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...psuc2cq6uc.jpg

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...psen7ncwbd.jpg

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...pskrcjswfw.jpg

mmp-ace 08-03-2018 04:36 PM

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Okay folks, here are some news which arrived today.



They are all quite nice, but take a look:



https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1533328214


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1533328214


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1533328214


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1533328214


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1533328214


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1533328214


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1533328214

Herpa against Schuco / StarJets
https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1533328214

Herpa against Schuco / StarJets
https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1533328214

DutchCollector 08-03-2018 06:40 PM

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Some nice additions. The A320 mould has come a long way from where it was, as evident in your airberlin photo.

LeoMuse747 08-03-2018 06:59 PM

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Starjets 747 beats the sh*t out of that Herpa/Sky500/Netmodels mould :cool:

getifero 08-04-2018 01:53 AM

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Thanks for sharing. The Air Berlin is my favourite (as it is the only one with regular livery).

mmp-ace 08-05-2018 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by LeoMuse747 (Post 1112770)
Starjets 747 beats the sh*t out of that Herpa/Sky500/Netmodels mould :cool:


It REALLY does... :D


Thanx for the comments. })

TherealKeU 08-06-2018 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by mmp-ace (Post 1112834)
It REALLY does... :D
Thanx for the comments. })

Lovely additions.
Any idea which has the correct window scale?
Noticed that both have a noticeable difference in window size.

mmp-ace 08-17-2018 05:17 PM

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Arrived today; I like it:

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1534540577


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1534540577


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1534540577

DutchCollector 08-17-2018 05:27 PM

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Looking nice, too bad Sky500 re-released an Etihad A330 EXPO livery along with this.

mmp-ace 08-17-2018 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by DutchCollector (Post 1113636)
Looking nice, too bad Sky500 re-released an Etihad A330 EXPO livery along with this.

Really bad. "Of course" I didn't buy this one.

elite_lima 08-17-2018 07:37 PM

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Not bad model by Sky500. Might consider getting one... Disappointed with the Etihad release though

mmp-ace 08-31-2018 04:32 PM

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Some new news and two old news arrived today:


The A310 is made quite well, maybe the stripe a bit too high, but it's okay, here in comparison with the Aeroclassics DC-10; I think the blue is better on Herpa's.

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746743


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535747695


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746756


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746761


Somehow I thought I need this model and livery, but I stilll don't know why. It's quite ugly, isn't it????

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746767


VERY beautiful AND important!!!

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746774


Quite nice but Herpa forgot the thin lines on the wings. The normal livery with the white wings (-001) has it. This one should have it too.

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746784


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746792


A true beauty and the highlight for me in this batch. :tt1:

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746800


Which one is the shorter one? Yes, an easy question.

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746809


And two Finnair I finally found for a good price.

https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746821


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746829


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746837


https://www.wings900.com/vb/attachme...1&d=1535746846

LeoMuse747 08-31-2018 05:38 PM

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Nice new models! Your KLM A310 looks nice, better than the one showed at ACB website.
Your A310 seem to have a nice nose section. And it's a great classic release.

The Joon A320 is an ok model. The livery is so simple and boring... but we can't blame Herpa :lol:

Charter 09-01-2018 07:52 AM

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Great arrivals, thanks for sharing.

TherealKeU 09-01-2018 08:57 AM

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Great adds!

DutchCollector 09-01-2018 10:55 AM

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The KLM A310 seems to just have missed the sweet spot on the cheatline, a shame but then again knowing Herpa it could be worse. I love the KLM Asia, great release that'll surely fit my collection.

The Joon A320 has indeed an ugly livery, and I love it. The Alitalia A320 looks very good, Herpa has had difficulties with glossy paint in the past. The highlight I think is the beauty that is the Qatar A350-1000. Great mould, a step up from the old A359 mould.

captainflynn 09-01-2018 11:58 AM

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Oooh very nice additions! Love the KLM A310.

solicitor82 09-01-2018 03:52 PM

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WOW, really like your Qatar and KLM birds...so stunning!!


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