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Monday, 21.11.22:

Herpa - re-release:

515726 Antonov Airlines AN-225 "Mriya" - registration UR-82060 - re-release on right hand - model unchanged

 

Different box design and modified text on the inside of the lid

 

 

Tuesday, 15.11.22:

Herpa - Condor samples:

Condor A321-200 - "Sunshine" yellow/white strips - registration D-AIAD

 

Condor A330-900 - "Island" green/white strips - registration D-ANRD

 

 

Herpa - new merchandise / giveaway release:

 

365666 Helicopter Herpa

 

 

Monday, 07.11.22:

Herpa - re-releases:

519823 Departure halls half rounded - new box design (on left hand) without "Scenix Series" titles

 

519649 Departure halls - new box design (on left hand) without "Scenix Series" titles

 

 

Herpa - some more samples:

528672 Qantas A330-300 "80 Years" - registration VH-QPA - sample on left hand - missing silver stripe on tail edge

 

 

531375 La Compagnie 757-200 - registration F-HCIE - sample on left hand - just some minor printing differences

 

 

534833 Frontier A320neo "Wilbur" - registration N301FR - sample on left hand - completely different colors on tail

 

 

Tuesday, 25.10.22:

MGL-Convention - this saturday:

I would be very happy to see you there :-)

 

 

Herpa - latest WingsClub releases:

536462 Airbus A321-200 Royal Jordanian - WingsClub release 7/22 - "Centenary Anniversary" livery

536240 Lufthansa Cargo 777F - WingsClub release 8/22 - interims livery "I'm a natural beauty. Waiting for my Lufthansa Cargo make up" (already available)

536??? Condor A321-200 - WingsClub release 9/22 - white/blue "Sea" livery - with sharklets

536424 Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F - WingsClub release 10/22 - "Farewell - Thank you MD-11"

 

 

Monday, 29.09.22:

Herpa - new releases 11/12 2022:

528702-001 Qatar Airways A380-800 – registration A7-APG

 

531795-001 Qantas A380-800 – registration VH-OQB “Hudson Fysh”

 

533133-001 777-9 Boeing House Color – registration N779XY

 

536387 Jazeera Airways A320neo – registration 9K-CBB

 

536455 China Airlines 767-200 – registration B-1836

 

536554 KLM Cityhopper E195-E2 – registration PH-NXA

 

536561 Qatar Airways 777-300ER - 25 Years of Excellence – registration A7-BAC

 

536615 American Airlines A319-100 - Piedmont Heritage livery – registration N744P “Piedmont Pacemaker”

 

536622 Etihad Airways A350-1000 “Year of the 50th” – registration A6-XWB

 

536646 LOT Polish Airlines 787-9 Dreamliner – registration SP-LSG

 

536653 Lufthansa A350-900 “CleanTechFlyer” – registration D-AIVD

 

536677 French Air Force A330 MRTT “Phénix” - ERVTS 01.031 “Bretagne” - Istres-Le Tubé Air Base – registration F-UJCG / 041 - new mould

 

536691 United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 – registration N37522

(pictures www.herpa.de)

 

  

Monday, 01.08.22:

Herpa - new releases 09/10 2022:

536233 Saudia 777-300ER - 75 years Retrojet - registration HZ-AK28

 

536400 British Airways A320neo - registration G-TTNA "BA Better World"

 

536431 Delta Air Lines 767-200 - registration N102DA "Spirit of Delta"

 

536448 Varig 767-200 - registration PP-VNN

 

536479 USAF KC-10A Extender - 2nd Bomb Wing - Barksdale Air Base - Operation Desert Storm - registration 85-0034 "Louisiana Yard Dog"

 

536493 Asiana Airlines A321neo - registration HL8398

 

536509 Austrian 767-300 - with winglets - new colors - registration OE-LAY "Japan"

 

536516 DHL 757-200F - Servus/Hello Austria - registration OE-LNZ

 

536523 Iberia Express A321neo - registration EC-NIA "Lanzarote"

 

536547 Aegean Airlines A320-200 with sharklets - registration SX-DGZ

 

536592 Herpa Christmas 2022 A340-500 "Dasher"

 

By the way, the blue ITA Airways A320 EI-DTE "leaked" on other websites a few days ago is a SnapFit model in 1:200 (613651)

(pictures www.herpa.de / www.aviation-center-berlin.de)

 

 

Thursday, 09.06.22:

Herpa:

Airbus A220-300 - different nose shape (e.g. 535328 Air Baltic vs. 535991 Air France)

 

 



According to Herpa, the reason for the "rounder" nose on the Air France model is not a new mould! It is rather due to how much pressure is applied when polishing the fuselage parts.

Nevertheless - it will be checked by the Herpa quality management!

(Thanks to mmp-ace at wings900.com for the hint)

 

 

Saturday, 04.06.22:

Herpa - next WingsClub releases:

536172 Saudia 787-9 Dreamliner - “Year of Arabic Calligraphy“ - registration HZ-AR13 - WingsClub release 4/22

536189 ITA Airways A320-200 - “Born in 2021" - registratian EI-EIB - WingsClub release 5/22

 

Herpa WingsClub release - special release to celebrate the 25th birthdays of A330-200 and WingsWorld:

536530 Airbus House Colors A330-200 with imprints “More than 1000 A330 delivered” (left side of the fuselage) and "“More than 150 WINGSWORLD delivered” (right side of the fuselage) - registration F-WWCB - with display stand - WingsClub release 6/22

 

 

Wednesday, 01.06.22:

Herpa - new releases 07/08 2022:

536158 Air Canada A220-300 - Trans-Canada Air Lines retro livery – registration C-GNBN

 

536370 Embraer E195-E2 “Tech Lion” – registration PR-ZIQ – new mould

 

536196 American Eagle (Envoy Air) Embraer E170 - Heritage livery – registration N760MQ

 

536264 Croatia Airlines A319-100 – registration 9A-CTN “Osijek”

 

536257 Hapag-Lloyd Flug 727-100 – registration D-AHLM

 

536318 LOT Polish Airlines Embraer E170 – registration SP-LDH

 

536325 LOT Polish Airlines Embraer E195 – registration SP-LND

 

536271 Royal Jordanian A319-100 – registration JY-AYN “Shobak”

 

536363 Aer Lingus A330-300 – registration EI-EIN “St Dallan / Dallán”

 

536394 Cebu Pacific A330-900 – registration RP-C3900

 

536295 Eurowings Discover Airbus A330-300 – registration D-AIKA

 

536356 Air Europa 787-9 Dreamliner – registration EC-MSZ “JJ Hidalgo”

 

536288 Emirates A380-800 “Expo 2020 Dubai - Be Part of the Magic” – registration A6-EEU

 

536301 TAP Air Portugal A330-900 - 75 Years – registration CS-TUD

 

536349 10 Tanker DC-10-30 - new colors – registration N612AX / 910

(pictures www.herpa.de)

 

 

Monday, 25.04.22:

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

 

Turkish Airlines 777-300ER - registration TC-JJA - with brown stand, no gear - different red box without window

(pictures Murat Eti - Thank you :-))

 

(version in red box with crystal stand mentioned here before in December 2019)

(version in window box with black stand mentioned here before in June 2017)

(version in Globally Yours box with stand and gear mentioned here before in April 2013)

 

 

Herpa - Zeppelin news:

 

 

533447-001 Zeppelin NT ZF “Next Generation Mobility”

527385 Zeppelin NT "Zeppelin" - grey color - unmodified re-release

(information www.herpa.de)

 

 

Tuesday, 12.04.22:

Herpa - next WingsClub release:

535724 DAT - Danish Air Transport MD-83 - registration OY-RUE - red fuselage - WingsClub release 3/22

(picture www.herpa.de)

 

 

Herpa - ILA 2022 release:

536141 ILA 2022 set containing

- Air Berlin USA 737-200 - registration N491WC - Wien Air Alaska livery

- Air Berlin USA 737-200 - registration N2941W - Hapag-Lloyd livery (modified)

(information www.herpa.de)

 

 

Tuesday, 05.04.22:

Herpa - new releases 05/06 2022:

535786 British Airways A318-100 - red nose - registration G-EUNB

 

536066 Lufthansa A350-900 "Lufthansa & You" - registration D-AIXP "Braunschweig"

 

536073 Luftwaffe Flugbereitschaft A321neo (A321LR) - registration 15+10

 

536080 Olympic Air Dash 8 Q400 - registration SX-OBG

 

536097 Iberojet A350-900 - registration EC-NGY

 

536110 TUI Airways 787-8 - registration G-TUII “Mrs Patmore”

 

536127 United Airlines 767-300 - new colors - registration N676UA

 

536134 TUIFly 737-800 - "Mein CEWE Fotobuch" - registration D-ABMV

 

536202 Emirates A380-800 "50 years UAE" - registration A6-EVG

 

536219 Emirates 777-300ER - "50 years UAE" - registration A6-EGE

 

536226 SAS 737-700 - registration SE-RJX “Vagn Viking”

 

536332 Zeppelin NT "Goodyear" - “Wingfoot Two” – registration N2A

 

536417 Unloading facility building for Airbus Beluga - cardboard -  baseplate 40 * 40 cm included

(pictures www.herpa.de)

 

 

Sunday, 27.03.22:

Herpa - re-release:

519670 Airport Tower (re-release on right hand)

nearly unchanged except for the note "Exposure to direct sunlight …" on the box

 

Herpa - something is missing ;-):

 

535212 Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F - missing registration D-ALCO on the left side of the fuselage

(Thank you Ralf and Sebastian for this "special" release :-) )

 

 

Wednesday, 23.03.22:

Herpa - re-release:

520416 Passenger Gate (re-release on right hand)

 

nearly unchanged except for the note "Exposure to direct sunlight …" on the box

 

 

Tuesday, 15.03.22:

Herpa - re-release:

 

520553 Apron Boarding Station - box without "Scenix Series" imprints

 

 

Sunday, 13.03.22:

MGL Convention:

 


Yesterday the 16th MGL Convention took place. On more than 60 tables, visitors were presented models of all scales, but also many other aviation-related articles - as usual, of course, in the best weather and in a relaxed atmosphere.

The 17th MGL Convention on 29.10.2022 will again take place at MGL Airport, but in a different location. Details will follow ...

 

 

Herpa - coming soon:

 

Embraer E195-E2 „TechLion“ - sample shown at MGL Convention yesterday

 

 

Herpa - re-release:

518895 AN-225 Mriya and Buran

AN-225 Mriya is unchanged

 

On the back of the box the references to social media have been added (re-release on the left hand)

 

On the Buran there are some differences (re-release on the left hand), e.g.

- the print of the light honeycomb structure/tiles is much paler

- the position of some prints is different (e.g. black Buran lettering)

- the print of the cockpit windows

- the course of the border of the black tiles is partly completely different (e.g. at the nose) and seems to be a bit "variable" from model to model ;-)

 

 

Thursday, 10.02.22:

Herpa News - Instagram live stream with Stephan Külgen - some of the more concrete statements:

- Emirates A380-800 "Expo 2022" (and some more Emirates liveries) will be released – "Expo 2022" perhaps already in summer 2022

- Eurowings Discover models will be released – perhaps already in summer 2022

- Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 "Farewell - Thank you MD-11" will be released

- EasyJet, Ryanair (including Lauda Air) and Disney - no news

- 737-300 - no new mould planned

- a "lot of LOT" releases planned during next years ;-)

- ITA Airways models will be released in 2022

- Icelandair new livery will be released

- Beluga XL3 will be released

- Condor A330neo will be released

- Helvetic Airways Embraer E2 will be released

- Luftwaffe C-160 Retro Brummel - maybe ;-)

- Frontier - more liveries will be released

  

 

MGL-Convention - update / table reservation:

16. MGL-Convention Wings & More   12.03.2022

Hallo zusammen!

 

Wir - das Team der MGL-Convention - möchten Dir mitteilen, dass die 16. MGL-Convention wie geplant am 12.03.2022 stattfinden wird.

 

Die Convention wird gemäß der an diesem Tag in NRW gültigen Corona Schutzmaßnahmenverordnung stattfinden. Die endgültigen Maßnahmen werden wir kurz vor der Convention mitteilen.

 

Teile uns bitte bis Samstag 19.02.2022 mit, wie viele Tische Du benötigst. Tischreservierung bitte direkt an  info@mgl-convention.de senden.

 

Aufbauzeiten für Freitag 11. und Samstag 12.3.2022 werden wir zusammen mit den gültigen Corona Schutzmaßnahmen mitteilen.

 

In diesem Sinne alles Gute und man sieht sich hoffentlich am 12.03.2022 auf der MGL-Convention!

 

Viele Grüße                                                                                                                                   

 

Markus Kircher, Sebastian Steinbach, Peter Vosen und Ralf Wittekopf

 

QQQ

 

Hi, everyone!

 

We, the MGL Convention team, would like to inform you that the 16th MGL Convention will take place as planned on March 12th, 2022.

 

The convention will take place in accordance with the Corona Protection Measures Ordinance valid in North Rhine-Westphalia on that day. We will announce the final rules shortly before the convention.

 

Please let us know by Saturday February 19th, 2022 how many tables you need. Please send table reservations directly to info@mgl-convention.de .

 

We will announce construction times for Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th, 2022 together with the applicable corona protection measures.

 

All the best and we hope to see you at the MGL Convention on March 12th, 2022!

 

Greetings

 

Markus Kircher, Sebastian Steinbach, Peter Vosen und Ralf Wittekopf

 

 

Friday, 04.02.22:

Herpa - some more Toy Fair News:

Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS - new moulds of the E-3A, E-3D and E-3F variants with different engines, wingtips and aerial refuelling supports.

Airbus A330 MRTT - with tank boom at the rear and hose tanks under the wings

(information WingsWolrd / www.herpa.de)

 

 

Herpa- next WingsClub releases:

535694 Casino Express 737-200 - WingsClub 1/22 - "King of Diamonds" - registration N456TM

535700 Casino Express 737-200 - WingsClub 2/22 - "Queen of Hearts" - registration  N457TM

(information WingsWolrd / www.herpa.de)

 

 

Thursday, 03.02.22:

Herpa - Toy Fair News:

Embraer E195-E2 - new mould 2022

 

 

Airbus Beluga XL Unloading Center Toulouse - cardboard kit

(information Stephan Külgen / www.herpa.de)

 

 

Herpa - news:

504997-001 Boeing 747 Dreamlifter:

"The tooling for the 1/500th scale Dreamlifter has been badly damaged during relocation to a new manufacturing facility. A repair turned out not to be economical. Therefore we have decided to redesign and build some of the necessary moulds, including some improvements. First, however, we will cancel all existing orders. As soon as the new moulds are ready, we will re-announce the article."

 

530583 LOT E170 and 530576 LOT E195:

Originally announced as new releases for autumn 2017, but not produced until now. Based on new contractual agreements with the airline, production can now start after all. The models will be announced again in due time - probably with new article numbers!

(source www.herpa.de)

 

Sunday, 29.01.22:

Herpa - new releases 03/04 2022:

535991 Air France A220-300 - registration F-HZUA "Le Bourget"

 

536042 Air Macau "Macau welcomes you" A320-200 - registration B-MCI "Cidade de Macau"

 

535984 ATI - Aero Trasporti Italiani MD-82 - registration I-DAWV "Trento"

 

536011 Austrian Airlines Dash 8 Q400 "Pfiat di, Dash!" - registration OE-LGI "Eisenstadt"

 

536028 Austrian Airlines Dash 8 Q400 - registration OE-LGN "Gmunden"

 

535977 Swiss MD-83 - registration HB-ISX

 

536004 Northrop Grumman L-1011-100 TriStar Stargazer with Pegasus XL rocket - new mould 2022 - registration

N140SC

 

535960 Etihad 787-10 "Choose China" - registration A6-BMD

 

536059 Fiji Airways A350-900 - registration DQ-FAI "Island of Viti Levu"

 

535915 Kuwait Air Force C-17A Globemaster III - registration KAF-342

 

535946 Lufthansa 787-9 - registration D-ABPA "Berlin"

 

535953 Royal Thai Air Force A340-500 - registration HS-TYV

 

536103 Lufthansa Cargo 777F "Sustainable Fuel DB Schenker" - registration D-ALFG

 

536035 United States Air Force C-5M Galaxy - registration 87-0027 "City of San Antonio"

 

535939 Helicopter and Bizjet Set (2+2)

 

535165 Jet Blast Deflectors - new mould 2022 - 20 pieces (4 + 12 + 4)

(pictures www.herpa.de)

 

 

MGL-Convention:

Next MGL-Convention 04.03.2023

   

   

    

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 / Ever Rise 1/500 releases:

Risesoon CAL50B744P01 China Airlines 747-400 – registration B-18201 – with stand

Risesoon CAL50B744P02 China Airlines 747-400 Jimmy Love & Hug – registration B-18203 – Classic Wing - with stand

Risesoon CAL50B773P02 China Airlines 777-300ER Dreamliner livery B-18007 – with stand – with sat dome

Risesoon CAL50A333P?? China Airlines A330-300 – no registration – with stand – light blue box with window – Classic Wing

Risesoon CAL50A333P02 China Airlines A330-300 Butterfly Orchid – registration B-18305 – with stand – Classic Wing

Risesoon CAL50A333P03 China Airlines A330-300 Sweet (Taiwanese Fruits) – registration B-18311 – with stand

Risesoon CAL50A333P06 China Airlines A330-300 "Welcome to Taiwan" - registration B-18355 - with stand

Risesoon CAL50A343P02 China Airlines A340-300 – "Official Airline for Climate Monitoring" - registration B-18806 – with stand

Risesoon CAL50A359P04 XG5835 China Airlines A350-900 60th Anniversary – registration B-18906 – with stand

Risesoon CAL50A359P04 XG5835 China Airlines A350-900 60th Anniversary – registration B-18917 – with stand
 

 
 

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 https://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 FedEx A310-200F by Lysia for FedEx HKG (without display stand) - not sure whether this one really exists?

- 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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