Here you can find my 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.
Risesoon - new release:
CAL2018-028BZ China Airlines A350-900 Joint Livery with China Airlines and Airbus
(Federico - thank you for your support)
Herpa - coming soon (mentioned here before, just new pictures):
533133 777-9 House Colors - new mould
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
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)
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
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
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
Here you can find older news: