Here you can find my older 1/500 news (2002)
from Herpa, StarJets, etc.
China Airlines oc 747 - will come with two different registrations
British Airways / Qantas 747-400 - with Denmark tail
SIA 747 - will come with two different registrations
Air Canada A 320 - Raptors
New Herpa model: Australia Asia 747SP de Luxe with registration VH-EAB and red stand
The next Netmodels - China Southern 747-400F
Another one for those interested:
Netmodels ANZ "All Black"
Another picture for those interested:
DreamJets Delta MD 11 Atlanta 96
Just for my friend Claus:-) A picture of the new Netmodels JAL Disney Tour (there will be two releases 747-200 and 747-300):
Schuco announced some old StarJets models for "Special Sale" (e.g. 9995001 L1011 Air Canada, 9995025 A 340-300 Lan Chile). These models and boxes are identical to the previous released StarJets models!!
Lufthansa Skyshop released some new models in new LH Edition box.
Here for example the box of the new 1666046 Vickers Viscount 814 D-ANAC:
The C&C homepage http://miniworldmodels.bizland.com/home/index.html has been suspended.
There has not been any update during last weeks.
A picture of new (and first) C&C A 330 Gulf Air, colorful, but the printing is of less quality!!!
A first picture of CX 747 Asia's World City made by Hogan/Herpa
There is a new manufacturer for blimps in 1/500: ZZ-Modelle from Germany! Until now four different models are released, a fifth model "Stuttgarter Hofbräu" will follow soon.
The plastic models are very good detailed. The printing is good. They were presented in a display box.
Here are some pictures of released models:
This one will be released soon:
This is the homepage of the real blimps made by WDL, Germany
Do you remember the little Airbus House Color A 319 with additional printing http://spares.airbus.com on the fuselage?
It was sold at Herpa eXtra shop for very short time some month ago with a normal Herpa box as it was delivered from Herpa to Airbus. But Airbus used this model as a gift at the "Airbus Materiel Symposium 2001", presented in a little very orange wooden box filled - besides the model itself - with excelsior:-)
By the way. The additional printing was done by Herpa at Dietenhofen.
First picture of forthcoming Christmas Beluga 2002:
Another new manufacturer for 1/500 models: netmodels
Two first free models are available for USD 10 s/h each:
More Boeing 757 limited to 999 pcs. will follow. Next release will be Air Holland 757:-)
New Schuco/StarJets-Releases announced for 05-08/2002:
Royal Australian Air Force Boing 707-300C "Windsor Town" A20-627 was released by Hogan. The box looks similar to the Royal Netherlands Air Force Fokker F 70 and Royal Air Force BAe 146:
Thank you Uwe for the information and the pictures:-)
International Toy Fair Nuremberg 2002 will take place 31th of January until 5th of February. Hope that I can tell you some news here on 3rd of February:-)))