Hi everyone, I am new to this hobby. I purchased my first three planes today. Gemini 400s
But in the back of my mind, I am still very interested in collecting Herpas 500s. I am looking for some recommendations here. My house is rather small and space is an issue to keep all these planes.
Can we all tell me some positives and negatives about 400s and 500s?
Hi Sherman, welcome to the hobby! 1/400 continues to offer many great releases, the one that comes to mind is the new Air New Zealand 787-900 in the All Blacks livery, stunning aircraft, just like the 773.
Whats most important is that you enjoy what you collect. You will learn many things in these forums about your models, the moulds, the shapes and features of the airplane, and so on and so forth, and the needs of your collecting criteria will probably lead to what scale you want to mainly collect. With regard to Herpa 500's, i personally felt ripped off considering the price and the lack of details both in mould and printed details, and those old generation gear! but 1/200 holds a special place in my collection, because its where I began collecting... 1/400 scale has many offerings from a number of manufacturers, its not too expensive, and doesn't take up too much space. Since you've just started, i encourage you to check out (not necessarily buy) what 1/200 has to offer by looking at some Gemini Jets 1/200 unboxing videos on youtube.
If you are interested, I posted a blog about my collecting story. It might answer some of the recommendations you are seeking.