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Here you can find only the very latest 1/500 news from Herpa, Hogan, Inflight500, Sky500 etc.

If you need older news - take a look at the archives

For some reason I decided to convert the archive part of this website into a login system. 

If you still want access to those older information, you can get the password by email.

Monday, 04.02.19:

Herpa:

There will be no "Collection" catalogue this year, only the "News" leaflets

 

531313 Lufthansa Set - serially numbered Lufthansa plastic card - part of the 1000 sets exclusively made for Lufthansa, missing in the 300 collection sets

 

527347 Airport Amsterdam Schiphol Pier G Jetway-Set will NOT be released

(picture www.herpa.de)

 

Most likely there will be releases of 777-8 and Beluga XL in future

Probably there will be NO release of 777-9 with folded wingtips (parking position)

531283 Lufthansa 747-8 Intercontinental - registration D-ABYA "Brandenburg" (first release for Lufthansa) and 531979 Lufthansa Airbus A321 "Fanhansa Team Plane" - registration D-AISQ "Lindau” are the only releases wearing the "older" new colorscheme (darker blue) 

 

 

Herpa - next WingsClub releases:

531870 Wow air A321-200 – registration TF-DAD – reversed painting – WingsClub 1/19

531887 Air New Zealand DC-10-30 – registration ZK-NZN – WingsClub 2/19

 

 

Herpa - VIP-Meeting Dietenhofen:

Familiar meeting with the Wings Product Managers and the Editor-in-chiefs WingsWorld/Maßstab :-)

  

Visiting "Area 51"

Looking for some rare / never produced models:

 

 

 

 

 

... :-)

 

 

Herpa - Toy Fair News:

 

Herpa booth - Hall 7A - just models, no Herpa Toys :-)

 

 

TUIfly 737 MAX 8 (!) - new mould

 

 

Sample 737 MAX 9 - new mould

 

 

 

Cardboard diorama - Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles Airport - four sections: North Concourse, South Concourse, Great Hall, Midsection

 

 

Turkish Airlines / P.I.P - Professional International Promotion (not new, but not mentioned here before):

 

Turkish Airlines A330-300 - registration TC-JNH "Topkapi" - with stand, no gear (version with stand and gear mentioned here before in 2017)

(Thank you Thomas Grosser for your support)

 

 

Saturday, 26.01.19:

Herpa - new releases 05/06 2019:

530170-001 787-9 Norwegian - registration G-CKNA "Freddie Mercury" (re-release)

 

533065 A321neo Novair - registration SE-RKA

 

533072 A380-800 Lufthansa - new colors - registration D-AIMB "München"

 

533089 787-9 Juneyao Airlines - registration B-1115

 

533096 A320-200 JetBlue "Bluericua" - registration N779JB

 

533102 767-300 Icelandair - registration TF-ISP "Eldgjà"

 

533119 787-10 Etihad Airways - registration A6-BMA

 

533126 A350-1000 British Airways - registration G-XWBA

 

533133 777-9 House Colors - new mould

 

533140 A320-200 Allegiant Air - with sharklets - registration N256NV

 

533157 787-9 Air Tahiti Nui - registration F-OMUA "Fakarava"

 

533164 CRJ900 Air Canada Express - registration C-FJZL

 

533171 A220-300 Air Baltic "Latvia 100" - registration YL-CSL

 

533188 777F Lufthansa Cargo - new colors

 

533195 377 Stratocruiser Pan Am - Herpa 70th Anniversary Edition - registration N1028V "Clipper Flying Cloud“

 

533201 787-9 El Al "70th Anniversary Retro" - registration 4X-EDF "Rehovot“

 

533218 A321-200 Vueling - with sharklets - registration EC-MLD „don‘t forget to smile“

 

533225 A330-200 Condor - registration G-TCCF

(pictures www.herpa.de)

 

Herpa:

531283 Lufthansa 747-8 Intercontinental - registration D-ABYA "Brandenburg"

First release - exclusively for Lufthansa 2018 - on right hand, second release - collection 03/04 2019 - on left hand

 

 

 

The blue color on the rear part of the fuselage and on the tail of the first release (on right hand) is slightly darker. The second release and the model included in set 531313 wear the modified slightly lighter blue.

 

Second release - on left hand - box with additional imprint "Lufthansa officially licensed Product"

 

Sheets with the original Lufthansa colors - first release (on right hand) is slightly darker

 

 

Thursday, 10.01.19:

Herpa - now available (mentioned here before, but without picture):

531849 Air India 747-437 - registration VT-EVA - next (annual free) WingsClub release 09/18 - no stand included!

(picture posted by Dioramenbau Frank Meisen at www.facebook.com)

 

 

Sky500 - coming soon:

0811AE Alitalia / Etihad Airways A330-200 Expo Milano 2015 - registration EI-EJM - model was originally scheduled for release in August 2015 (mentioned here before)

 

0843AM Air Mauritius A340-300 - registration 3B-NBJ

(pictures www.scalemodelstore.com)

 

 

MGL-Convention:

These events are organized by collectors for collectors at Mönchengladbach Airport (MGL) - located just 30 km west of DUS. First event was 15th of March 2014, next event 30th of March 2019 (10 am - 4 pm):

 

    

On own account:-)

Still looking for those 1/500 models in mint/boxed condition.

If you have any of those for sale or trade please let me know:-) Thank you!

 

Looking for the following Risesoon 1/500 releases:

CAL50B773P01 XG5156 China Airlines 777-300ER B-18051 - with stand (2015)

CAL50A333P04 XG5080 China Airlines A330-300 "MASALU! TAIWAN" - registration B-18358 - with stand (2015)

CAL50A333P06 XG5091 China Airlines A330-300 "Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan" - registration B-18361 - with stand

CAL50A333P05 China Airlines A330-300 "Welcome to Taiwan" - registration B-18355 - with stand

Qatar Cargo A330-200F (2016)

CAL50B777P?? China Airlines 777-300ER - with stand and with Sat dome (2016)

XG5387 China Airlines A350-900 "Mikado Pheasant" - with stand (2017)

 

Hogan CX 777-300ER - Livery Launch 2015 - special box, brochure, bag

 

Unknown manufacturer Air New Zealand 777-300ER All Blacks (mould looks like 777-200)

(picture posted at http://hk.auctions.yahoo.com/hk by candyhk2)

  

 

Lysia/Aero Le Plane (?) AeroLogic 777F - registration D-AALA

(pictures posted at www.wings900.com by hongkongplace)

 

  

Still looking for those older 1/500 models in mint/boxed condition.

If you have any of those for sale or trade please let me know:-) Thank you!

- Aeroclassics Hughes HK-1 Spruce Goose - re-release 2004 with new box and "The Aviator" DVD

 

- Herpa CX 777-300 Classic Wing (!) Asia ’s World City

- Herpa Finnair Santa Claus MD-11 Herpa Cafe Box

- Herpa JAL DC-6 with booklet and stand with imprint

- Herpa Philippine Airlines Set 510134 747-400 + A340-300 - second release with stand

- Herpa Qantas 707-300 V-Jet - model known from Advent calendar 2006, just new Herpa Cafe box

 

 

- NM EADS/Qantas A380-800 - new box

 

- NM CX Cargo 707 chromed fuselage  

- NM Northwest 707 chromed fuselage

- NM Libyan 707 chromed fuselage

- NM PIA 747-300 Lahore golden fuselage

  

- 5Stars Gulf Air A380 golden fuselage

- 5Stars Qatar A380 golden fuselage

 

- Sky500 Hainan 767 golden - registration B-2490

 

- Hogan Dragonair A330 10th Anniversary with stand - B-HWK

- Hogan CX A330 10th Anniversary with stand - B-HLM

- Hogan FedEx A310-200F by Lysia for FedEx HKG (two versions)

- Hogan Dragonair A330 Red Box by Lysia - not sure whether this one really exists?

 

- H-T China Southern A340-300

- H-T China Southwest A340-300 with box (creme/rosa)

- H-T China Southwest 747-400  

 

- Lysia Singapore Airlines 747-400F

  (picture www.wings900.com)

 

 

 

- Herpa Sample Ju 52 Coca-Cola  

  (picture posted at www.wings900.com by UweP)

 

  

 

- Herpa Sample JAL Disney Sea 747-400  

 

  

 

- Herpa Sample Delta Olympic 2002 Salt Lake City 757

   

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