Who is better? Gemini Military collection or Hobby Master? Who makes better 1:72?


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Comment by AM on September 8, 2015 at 9:55am

My advise in Cold War planes is this:

For Harriers, Phantoms, and Skyhawks go for HM.

For Mirages, either go for HM or Falcon Models. There are other manufactures but their quality is below average.

For MiGs, the only good quality manufacturer is HM but it has only MiG-21 and MiG-15. You may find MiG-29s in Witty Sky Guardians but they must be rare now as they stopped production. For more variety, check out other manufacturers but again their quality is below average. Same thing goes for the Nighthawks.

Comment by DiecastAirplane.com on September 7, 2015 at 7:21pm

I agree with AM, that you are basically going to end up with a variety of manufactures in order to find the planes you want. If you visit this link you can see what happens when you narrow you search by plane types. We have over 1000 1:72 models available from about 30 different manufacturers, so it's really hard to say who is best because it depends on each individual collectors criteria. All the models list are diecast with the exception of the Easy Model brand. These are plastic.

Comment by Sherman Lee on September 7, 2015 at 6:54pm

Thanks, Ahmed.  I am a strange guy.  I would like to collect cold war jet fighters/bombers that are either discontinued or that are still in service.  Thus, Harriers, Phantoms, Skyhawks, Nighthawks, Mirages, MIGs, etc.  I am looking for good quality diecast ones.  The scale can be 1:72 or it can be a little bit bigger or smaller.

Comment by AM on September 7, 2015 at 1:58am
Sometimes it is not about all of that and it is just about the plane itself. If you want a model of a Su-35 for instance and you cant find it except in IXO you will buy it.
Comment by AM on September 7, 2015 at 1:56am
Depends on what you are looking for in terms of:

1- Category i.e. modern, wwii, etc.
2- Scale
3- Material diecast or plastic
4- Quality

Every criteria has its makers.
Comment by Sherman Lee on September 6, 2015 at 6:57pm

Steve, thanks for your input sir.  I have definitely become a bigger fan of military planes.  Any other producers in the military diecast plane market?  Or is Hobby Master the only one?

Comment by DiecastAirplane.com on September 4, 2015 at 11:22am
Both Gemini and Hobby Master make excellent 1:72 scale models with very comparable detail. The big difference is in selection. Gemini has only made a very few models in this scale (about 20) and probably have discontinued the line. Hobby Master is the strongest player in this market with many 100s of releases and many more coming.
Comment by AM on September 4, 2015 at 3:22am
I guess the one who has the most decisive answer is Steve ftom diecast airplaned
Comment by AM on September 4, 2015 at 3:07am
I do not own any Gemini Aces models. But judging from very detailed pictures and in comparison to similar HM models i own (say for the F-15E), the level of details offered by HM surely wins. I ct judge quality but i can judge the value-for-money. Gemini are too expensive and they dt compete with HM in military aviation. The same can be said about HM in civil av. Gemini 200 and jets surely wins.
Comment by Sherman Lee on September 3, 2015 at 6:36pm
Have you ever owned a Gemini warplane? How does the quality compare?

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