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Herpa's unfinished collection series

Hi guys, have a good start into the new year everyone. Tonight I would like to write a little about unfinished collection series from Herpa. Most collectors don't like it when a piece is missing from a series. At least for me, that also applies to Herpa. I picked out five new topics, although you can argue about whether this is a series or whether it is not finished.
(I'm currently with my parents over Christmas and New Year and can't take any photos of the models myself.)

1. Thai AirAsia with Amazing Thailand liveries
I picked out five new topics, although you can argue about whether this is a series or whether it is not finished.
We got these models:
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And this plane is missing:
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2. Qatar Amiri Flight 747-8I
The 747-8I is probably the rarest aircraft at the moment. There are only three passenger airlines with the plane and Herpa only has the license for two. So if you want more 747-8I you have to fall back on the relatively large market of government aircraft. At Qatar Amiri Flight there is also the fact that every aircraft has a different paint job. A dream in itself. So far, Herpa has only realized 2 out of 3 aircraft as models.
We got these models:
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And this plane is missing:
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3. Year of Zayed 2018 models
2018 was the 100 year of birth of the UAE founder. A total of 6 aircraft types were painted accordingly for the occasion. Here I am not going on the Air Arabia and Fly Dubai planes. At least at the time, it was unknown whether Herpa would get a license. At least the first Fly Dubai model is now on the market. On the Emirates side, an A380 came out with the appropriate livery. You could go into it here. Then the 100th A380 for Emirates also had the livery, but was not taken. I would rather have seen the 777-300ER with the paint job. We get a lot of A380s from Emirates, but rather few 777s. On the Etihad side, I see this even more strongly. The custom paint job was my second Etihad A380. This also has been good. But what I would have wanted a lot more was the 777F. Herpa has never used an Etihad 777 freighter on the market to this day. Not even the 747-400F, which even had the current livery.
We got these models:
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The planes i want to see too:
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4. Hotel liveries from TUI.
In 2016 we received four models with the new hotel paintwork. Only Herpa apparently forgot an airplane. I really can't imagine TUI granting the license for four hotel chains, but not another one.
We got these models:
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And this plane is missing:
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5. Retro livieres from American Airlines
Also in 2016 Herpa launched three "retro paintwork" on the 737-800. Rather, it is paintwork from bought-up airlines adapted to the gray hull of American. In itself one could say that the series is finished. Then there are only these three liveries on the 737. So that's a bit of a wish list now. American Airlines did the same with four A319s. Unfortunately none of them was released.
We got these models:
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The planes i want to see too:
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For me the unfinished series are:

- TAP = A319
- Finnair = A319 (new livery)
- Alitalia = A319
- TUI World = TUi Airways and TUI Nordic B737-800W
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Piedmont, Allegheny, PSA and AWA are not even directly absorbed by AA but only via USAirways.
I like the idea American picked up to go even farther than the direct ones absorbed, but to select also the predecessors of the ones they absorbed.

I was about to say same thing like Ale. You only mention the "obvious" ones, which are special paint schemes.
But what about the standard ones missing. Refer to the thread Ale has opened (Unbelievable they werent produced).
You will even find a gap with Lufthansa, which is surely the most easy to produce airline for Herpa. But there are models missing, yes.....
THIS is even worse in my opinion than missing special liveries, if even standard models are not done. Or only special liveries at all and no standard.
That bothers more collectors than the other way round, believe me.

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Re: Herpa's unfinished collection series

While I like special liveries, the regular liveries are are of much higher to me.
Incomplete fleets include:
-Austrian (missing the A320 and A319)
-SWISS (missing A321 and A319)
-Eurowings
-Etihad (would love to see an A330 in the new livery!!)
-Turkish (A319, A320, 737-700, 737-800)
-Emirates (would love to see an A300 or A310 in NG!!)
and so on.

This has been discussed hundreds of times on this forum.

@mods: Shouldn't this thread be merged with "1:500 wishlist" or "unbelievable these models haven't been produced yet"?
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Piedmont, Allegheny, PSA and AWA are not even directly absorbed by AA but only via USAirways.
I like the idea American picked up to go even farther than the direct ones absorbed, but to select also the predecessors of the ones they absorbed.

I was about to say same thing like Ale. You only mention the "obvious" ones, which are special paint schemes.
But what about the standard ones missing. Refer to the thread Ale has opened (Unbelievable they werent produced).
You will even find a gap with Lufthansa, which is surely the most easy to produce airline for Herpa. But there are models missing, yes.....
THIS is even worse in my opinion than missing special liveries, if even standard models are not done. Or only special liveries at all and no standard.
That bothers more collectors than the other way round, believe me.

It is difficult for me to speak of a series for normal models. They are never closed per se. The special paints have a closed and specific limit. Of course, I also miss normal planes. Herpa has clearly started a series of special aircraft here, but never finished them.
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@mods: Shouldn't this thread be merged with "1:500 wishlist" or "unbelievable these models haven't been produced yet"?

In the wish list I packed my JetBlue theme. This is not a wish list here, but an overview of the collection series Herpa has not finished.
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While I like special liveries, the regular liveries are are of much higher to me.
Oh yes, I miss a lot of planes with the airlines.
Austrian: I've been wondering for a long time whether Herpa still has the license. No Austrian flight has been outsourced for over two years. At that time it was the E195 in an old paint scheme. There is simply no aircraft in a new livery.
SWISS: I am very satisfied with Swiss. I'm probably missing the A319 and A320, but the Swiss paint job isn't a hit either.
Eurowings: I would like to have more aircraft from Eurowings. A319, 737-800 and the A330-300. The A330 was also flying in the Lufthansa hybrid version. There are also a couple of A320s with advertising stickers
Etihad: Before Etihad, I miss most of it. A319, A320, A330-200, 777F and 747-400F in the new livery.
Turkish: Until the beginning of the year, I only had special paintwork for the Narrowbodies. One 737 and three A321. Only the A321neo now has the standard paintwork. On the long haul I'm completely served.
Emirates: I would like to have the A310, A340-500, 777-200ER and 777F. Either old or never launched.
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6. Expo Milano 2015
For Expo 2015 there were two special paint schemes, one from Etihad and one from Alitalia. Unfortunately, Herpa only brought out the Etihad aircraft as a model. The Alitalia variant was available from another manufacturer, but it couldn't convince me.
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I would like to add to my collection the third Thai AirAsia A320, it’s missing and maybe it will be produced in the future.... fingers crossed!

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It is difficult for me to speak of a series for normal models. They are never closed per se. The special paints have a closed and specific limit. Of course, I also miss normal planes. Herpa has clearly started a series of special aircraft here, but never finished them.
What do you exactly mean by “closed”?

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Austrian: I've been wondering for a long time whether Herpa still has the license. No Austrian flight has been outsourced for over two years. At that time it was the E195 in an old paint scheme. There is simply no aircraft in a new livery.
Since OS is fully owned by Lufthansa I guess it’s the same license. Same goes for Swiss, Brussels Airlines or Eurowings. But it seems Herpa has never been a huge fan of Austrian. Even in the old livery (with blue belly) the only narrowbody released was an A320 part of a set exclusive for inflight sales.

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but the Swiss paint job isn't a hit either.
What??? Swiss has one of the best liveries around IMHO. It’s remarkably classic and timeless

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Only the A321neo now has the standard paintwork.
No, Herpa released also an A321 and 737-900ER

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Emirates: I would like to have the A310, A340-500, 777-200ER and 777F.
The A340-500, 777-200LR and 777F have all three been released. The A310 was released in OG but looks really terrible
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What do you exactly mean by “closed”?
The finishes on a topic can be clearly defined as a group. There are a certain number of planes. You cannot say that with the standard paintwork.

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What??? Swiss has one of the best liveries around IMHO. It’s remarkably classic and timeless
The old Swissair paintwork was good. But today? Swiss in red on the fuselage and the red cross on the rudder. Otherwise everything is white.

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No, Herpa released also an A321 and 737-900ER
n each case not up to date with the current molds and not easy to get. I've never done it before.

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The A340-500, 777-200LR and 777F have all three been released. The A310 was released in OG but looks really terrible
All four were only brought out with the old forms. In the meantime the molds have gotten better and so have the printing. And if so, you only get them with yellowed areas.
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5. Retro livieres from American Airlines
Also in 2016 Herpa launched three "retro paintwork" on the 737-800. Rather, it is paintwork from bought-up airlines adapted to the gray hull of American. In itself one could say that the series is finished. Then there are only these three liveries on the 737. So that's a bit of a wish list now. American Airlines did the same with four A319s. Unfortunately none of them was released.
We got these models:
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The planes i want to see too:
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I believe the PSA plane was realized earlier when it still had the US Airways titles, and was actually a US Airways retro-jet rather than an AA retro-jet. But I agree that it would be nice to complete the collection, especially now that AA re-titled the USAir retros as their own.
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It is difficult for me to speak of a series for normal models. They are never closed per se. The special paints have a closed and specific limit. Of course, I also miss normal planes. Herpa has clearly started a series of special aircraft here, but never finished them.
I, too love regular liveries and see much value in them versus the special ones. But I have to agree with you that "normal" liveries are open-ended. Plus, they are subject to different criteria from the airlines themselves - sometimes airlines don't want certain types to be featured because those fleets are on their way out. Anyway, let's get back on topic...

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***One series that Herpa has stopped is the EK Football Club planes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X6wFttQHgM

The one missing is the AC Milan A380

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Emir...cvZ9I8hQ%3D%3D

According to Herpa, that particular club has not granted them permission.

***Also, there was a time that Herpa produced some LH experimental planes one after another. There was the 722 in all-silver, the 732 in yellow, etc. Would this "series" count? I believe there was at least an A310 as well!

***Air France Wold Cup planes. There's quite a number of A320s in that scheme and would be too much to produce. But at least make the 743 and A310! I actually miss the A310 mould! lol
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