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      Post #3043, posted on 01-05-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      I just had a good look at the Herpa American 727-100 in the old "Astrojet" livery, and it looks WAY too detailed to be a metal die-cast. This model even has a tail skid & transponders. Could this be a case of "bait & switch"?


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      Post #3065, posted on 01-06-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      Without having seeing the actual model, I would have to say no, probably not. I think what's called "diecast" these days is not really 100% diecast anymore. Most have plastic parts and are extremely detailed for their size. Some of the stuff is really hard to believe in that size.

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      Post #7947, posted on 11-03-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello Astrojetman.
      To answer your question about the Herpa AA 727; it is mostly a die cast model w/some detail plastic parts. I got one of them from "Skys The Limit" as soon as they became available. It is an outstanding model! I hope to see some 1/200 scale Braniff 727-100s soon (HINT-HINT to Herpa and InFlight).

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      Post #18666, posted on 10-10-2007 GMT-5 hours    
      I have this model and it's pretty much all diecast save a few small detail parts, primarily the landing gear, antennas and maybe the engine nacelles. The fuselage, wings, tail, and stab are metal. Very nicely done model if you can get your hands on it.