Originally Posted by DutchCollector
Meanwhile I'm just wondering why Herpa keeps slapping GE90s under 777-200ERs and apparently P&W engines under Icelandair's 763s. Surely someone at Herpa must have proper intelligence and see this is unacceptable.
My point being, with mistakes such as my above mentioned problem, how can we realistically expect Herpa to pay attention to such a small detail when there are many more obvious flaws..
I think most 1:500-scale collectors can't distinguish a GE90 from a Trent 800 or a PW4000 on a B777. But the vast majority of 1:500-scale collectors will notice that the A320neo-family in spite of oversized and too tall gears has almost ground touching engines. Hence the A320neo-family engine/engine-pylon issue has a different quality.
herpas one fits all B777-engine-approach is more then 10 years old and if I compare the simplistic Trent engines of the NG herpa American Airlines from 2005 it is by far outperformed by the Aero500 version (from 2009). In other words herpas first generation B777 engines never were great and herpas subsequent one fits all-approach was not a major step back for the majority of collectors.
In case of the wrong PW-engines on the Icelandair B763 it is not a general B763 issue but a fault of the Chinese manufacturer or rather herpas lack of quality control. Again I think this error passed almost unnoticed and was not mentioned on herpas open house day live stream. A topic was rather herpas move to sell remainders as special models via additional imprint.
Originally Posted by TopJet
....Why are they making a drama out of nothing?
Perhaps to grab more understanding for their already over several years ongoing inertia.
Leo, we can't expect relentless openness (but maybe cleverer excuses).