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Old 04-24-2019, 12:29 PM   #16
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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

Air France.
Looking at this spectacular model i discovered to love the B737-500 (the same for the B757-200 and Iberia). Eurowhite, yes, but this Herpa model is a masterpiece!

Air France B737-500 F-GJNF arrived in 1992, then it has become Yamal Airlines VP-BRS.
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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

I'd vow for a Ukrainian 737-800 by the way!
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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

Nice looking models Ale.

I still need a -600 for my 1:400 collection.
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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

Olympic Airlines.
When Olympic Airlines was a great major and not just a mere regional subsidiary of Aegean, they were flying the B747, the A340-300, the A300 and B737-300/400 narrowbodies.
Herpa B737-400 SX-BKD arrived in Olympic fleet in 1991, leaving in 2003.
This beauty has been painted in Athens 2004 Olympic Games special livery.




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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

Two B737's are remembering me Herpa lost an immense occasion to restart the production of this wonderful civil aviation workhorse:


British Airways B737-400, especially used for leisure flights until its last flight at the end of 2015




Aviolet B737-300, used for airSerbia charter/leisure flights
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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

I wonder how is it possible that UK collectors did not make a "class action" asking (shouting!) for a British Airways B737-400 in 1:500 scale (in 1:400 the model exists and is wonderful) while an Italian collector, very far from "English" mind and culture desperately want this model still believing in a miracle!!!
I still hope to wake up Monday morning and to read

"Herpa will restart the B737-300/400/500 production, starting from British Airways and US Airways B737-400 and Aviolet B737-300!!!"
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"A new manufacturer of 1:500 scale, they will start with the B737-300/400/500 production!".
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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

Leaving dreams and hopes away from my mind, another Herpa masterpiece:
CSA B737-500 "80 Years Birthday" special livery



This airplane joined CSA livery in 1998, leaving in 2011 for Armavia as EK73772.
It was painted in this special livery marking the 80 years birthday of Czech airline.
What to say? One of the most beautiful Herpa models ever, and it is a B737-500!!!
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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

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I wonder how is it possible that UK collectors did not make a "class action" asking (shouting!) for a British Airways B737-400 in 1:500 scale (in 1:400 the model exists and is wonderful) while an Italian collector, very far from "English" mind and culture desperately want this model still believing in a miracle!!!
I still hope to wake up Monday morning and to read

"Herpa will restart the B737-300/400/500 production, starting from British Airways and US Airways B737-400 and Aviolet B737-300!!!"
or
"A new manufacturer of 1:500 scale, they will start with the B737-300/400/500 production!".

I am not British either, but I share your dreams and vision. In so many ways Herpa has served us well, but to give up COMPLETELY on a plane type used quite extensively and say arrivederci to the 737 Classic series due to broken molds or whatever, is really bad for us serious collectors. I pray that Herpa is listening and has a change of heart
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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

Thanks as usual Pete.


Look at this wonderful B737-300, Norwegian.no LN-KKJ "Sonja Henie".
This B737-36N has been delivered in 2002, leaving the airline in 2015. The beautiful tail is a tribute to Sonja Henie, a Norwegian ice skater and actress.
Herpa produced a masterpiece!



The second B737-300 produced has been LN-KKM "Thor Heyerdahl", a B737-3Y0 delivered in 2003 and leaving Norwegian fleet in 2014.
Thor Heyerdahl has been a Norwegian anthropologist and explorer, famous for exploring Pacific Ocean from South america to Polinesia on the Kon-Tiki raft.


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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

But Herpa, clearly, has forgotten many of its masterpieces!!!
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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

When Herpa did not have all the current problems in releasing LOT models...
LOT B737-400 SP-LLC "Golden livery", a tribute to LOT 80 years.

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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

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When Herpa did not have all the current problems in releasing LOT models...
LOT B737-400 SP-LLC "Golden livery", a tribute to LOT 80 years.

My regret is: having produced this beauty and having the opportunity to produce LOT models (Herpa produced LOT B767-200, B767-300, B737-500, B737-400 old generation) why not to continue to "beat the iron until is hot" (as we say in Italy) releasing


LOT Charters B737-400



LOT-Centralwings B737-400 (hybrid livery)



LOT B737-400 new livery



LOT B737-400 old livery but new generation



LOT changed livery in 2011/2012, so maybe Herpa has had the possibility to produce more models, without reducing our LOT 1:500 fleet to a B787's production while the pruduction of narrowbodies seems to never have a good end.
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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

Beat the Iron while it's hot sounds fair, but might end up being very one sided releases. For example; KLM and Lufthansa both developed new colourschemes over the past year(s). Dedicating one slot for KLM and one for LH in every release batch until all models are covered would leave less space for surprises. I think the change of mentality in the LOT management is very unique, and shouldn't be representative of their wider production line.
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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

Claerly not so many fans of the B737 classic, except for those real "conoisseurs" collectors, so i decided to quickly pass away this thread posting the remaining loved B737-300/400/500: i will remain in contact with Herpa hoping for a change of mind and different choices about these wonderful models.



























































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Re: My loved B737 classic: B737-300/400/500.

I am only sad the great majority of collectors complains about some clearly impossible to correct small mistakes while seem not to understand (or they don't want to understand) that without unity and a single voice Herpa will never know our need of more B737-300/400/500.
But maybe the majority of collectors don't want these models focusing their collection in the usual, flag/major airlines widebodies...boring, really boring.
The sad thing is that all these collectors don't reflect on the fact that Herpa decision to close B737-300/400/500 production is the end of an era and of a great part of 1:500 scale that only Herpa has been able to write.
The mystery is "how is it possible that an Italian collector, very far from countries where the B737-300, B737-400 and B737-500 filled the sky as flies, want them in 1:500 scale while collectors of those countries don't care about them".









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