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Posted By: Randall Olson
Posted On: Thursday December 7, 2017 at 12:46 PM
PIC - Heller, Faller....er...
Jacques and David, I have to admit to not knowing nor thinking much about Heller Models but your posts prompted me to do a quick search for them. From your photos and what I found on the net, I see why you like them. They are well-crafted and proportioned and a good price. Here's one that I like that appears to be a newer release?:

When you wrote about Heller, I actually thought about Faller. Similar sounding name, perhaps. I discovered this old name recently - they had an excellent line of already built models with opening doors and tight shut-lines. Not diecast metal but polystyrene (or could it be, resin?) bodies, they are worth a look.

Here's one of their's that I like (although door gap is more visible than most Faller examples I have seen):

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Pics; And more Heller 1/43 , great kits for the money by Jacques Roest #23409
Good looking models, Jacques. I'm working on the Citroen 11 CvL by David Holcombe #23409.1
PIC - Heller, Faller....er... by Randall Olson #23409.2
They are made of polystyrene with opening features. by Dick Browne #23409.2.1Moderator
Faller are known mainly for their HO scale buildings for model railways but ... by Chris Sweetman #23409.2.1.1
Yep, Dad has a lot of HO Faller buildings for his Marklin layout (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #23409.
Unfortunately, Randall companies release old kits in new boxes ….. by Chris Sweetman #23409.2.2
Right, Chris. Especially in diecast. Looks like it could be a nice model even second time out (EOM) by Randall Olson #23409.2.2.1
Great job with the mud splashing. (EOM) by John Quilter #23409.3
Pics: Faller are made of Polystyrene or ABS and were great looking too. by Jacques Roest #23409.4
Thanks, Dick and Jacques. Love the Ponton! Amazingly tight shut lines (EOM) by Randall Olson #23409.4.1
Heller and Herpa by Harvey Goranson #23409.5
Harv, don’t forget Kado who also did a couple of model cars in plastic ... by Chris Sweetman #23409.5.1
Chris, do you have pictures of the Kado models? (EOM) by Jacques Roest #23409.5.1.1
Not yet Jacques but I will take some images tomorrow. (EOM) by Chris Sweetman #23409.
Herpa Ferraris by Maz Woolley #23409.5.1.2
Pics: here my Ferrari Herpa's which I sold some time ago by Jacques Roest #23409.

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