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Old 10-31-2016, 04:48 AM   #51
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If I go by the caption underneath the photo below.....same serial and year as the model....JR Skull And Bones looks to be positioned correctly straight up and down side to side.....I don't see a skew.


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Dont know if this is the same year and serial.....

From these images it looks to me that the design has been skewed relative to the vertical stabilizer so that it is 'straight' relative to the ground. If that's the case the HM one is correct (or at least my example is) and the CW one isn't.
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well most of pics i have seen has the tail skewed on right side!! some slightly more than others perhaps. but it could be the angles?.

well I think NORTON/UKBULKSALES are close to selling out. had more than 10 available on ebay last week even though 2 were sold. last night sold 3, but only 7 left. now, 4 sold ONE LEFT!! so must have sold a few through their site over the weekend. they have one on auction, currently £117.00 gbp with a 19 bids from 6 bidders. 32 people are watching the buy it now £129.95. Norton site price is £119.95.

AVIATIONRETAILDIRECT have just listed these £139.95 less 10% if member. a bit more expensive but maybe only ones available in u.k very soon at normal price! everyone else is out I think.
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Time to put Jack Ernie to bed and focus on other squadrons. Or let CalWings and HM take over the F-14 market.
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If I go by the caption underneath the photo below.....same serial and year as the model....JR Skull And Bones looks to be positioned correctly straight up and down side to side.....I don't see a skew.


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Dont know if this is the same year and serial.....

Don't think it's the same year, the US star and bars insignia in the second photo is a lot smaller than the first and the scheme color appears to be different as well - overall grey?

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NORTON + UKBULKSALES NOW SOLD OUT. apart from the one on auction, currently £119.00. lets see how high THAT goes.
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so this is how it showed up


huge canopy gap with scratch behind it


I could keep going but you get the drift.. Just dissatisfied with this release.

Could be this gap intentional?
On my copy the raised rear end of the canopy perfectly works for opening the canopy: if I press on the rear of the canopy, front of the canopy nicely opens with a slight "snap". It works so good that I wouldn´t be surprised if it was designed to work this way.
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Anyone found a way to modify the landing gear to an extended position?
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Anyone found a way to modify the landing gear to an extended position?
What exactly do you mean?
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I don't think so.. I have more than 10 CW Tomcats and none of the canopies fit like this one.. they all fit snug with no gap and look.accurate.. I'll try and do a side by side with some other F-14's to show the difference.
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From photo of F-14s landing, appears the struts on the gear are extended somewhat, compared to how the manus present normally the gear, which I suspect compress a bit on the ground.
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From photo of F-14s landing, appears the struts on the gear are extended somewhat, compared to how the manus present normally the gear, which I suspect compress a bit on the ground.
Yes I see.. perhaps a bit of an oversight by engineering at CW.. I'm not sure there is a way to correct that issue.. aside from searching the great depths of the Internet for a model or set of injection molded landing config. Gear.. which I doubt anyone will actually find. I'll ask around and look around as well.. if I find anything out I'll shoot you a message.
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More late photos of my new arrivals and seeing as SKF kindly posted this review A definite add to the collection considering the iconic scheme for a CW Tomcat



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Scruff ......I used your canopy gap pic....to zoom in right above the wing...see pic below....

Are those scratch marks or pit marks or masking tape paint pulls?

Did it come from the factory like that? If so....WOW...not good IMO.

Or since you do some Code 3ing .......was that you?

Just curious,

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Scruff ......I used your canopy gap pic....to zoom in right above the wing...see pic below....

Are those scratch marks or pit marks or masking tape paint pulls?

Did it come from the factory like that? If so....WOW...not good IMO.

Or since you do some Code 3ing .......was that you?

Just curious,

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They're scratches and bad qc.. yes it came from the factory like that.. this is how it looked straight out of the box. Not good at all..

I'm pretty sure that you've seen my code 3 work.. I wouldn't dream of sending a customer a plane in this condition.. so the answer to your question is no, that is definitely not from me.
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Just saw that the Museum of Flight in Seattle has the original one there. Still hoping to go there one day.
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I’d like to know from other members who own this model...do you actually trust the stand to put your model on it? Doesn’t seem very stable to me...especially with the jet nozzles that are not fixed.
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I’d like to know from other members who own this model...do you actually trust the stand to put your model on it? Doesn’t seem very stable to me...especially with the jet nozzles that are not fixed.
The CW (& AC) stand does have a tendency to 'wobble' in my experience, but it has always seemed solid enough.
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Saw this bird in Singapore a few days ago in the flesh & it was going for SGD 400 (Approx. US$281). The store do have a 20% Christmas discount. though. Still a lot of money to spend.

The bones & skull were off on the right side vertical stabilizer. It looked so weird. Could not spend with a major flaw like that. In the end, I settled for the HM version paying a lot less than this CW version.
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Saw this bird in Singapore a few days ago in the flesh & it was going for SGD 400 (Approx. US$281). The store do have a 20% Christmas discount. though. Still a lot of money to spend.

The bones & skull were off on the right side vertical stabilizer. It looked so weird. Could not spend with a major flaw like that. In the end, I settled for the HM version paying a lot less than this CW version.
You had a lucky escape IMO as they all seem to be riddled with QC issues; however, the skull n' bones are supposed to be a bit skewed, though not as skewed as they actually are..
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I’d like to know from other members who own this model...do you actually trust the stand to put your model on it? Doesn’t seem very stable to me...especially with the jet nozzles that are not fixed.
Yeah Checking, I didn't trust the provided stand. I had a Witty stand laying around, so I put some super glue on it to lock the swivel feature and it worked out well. Hopefully it stays in flight and not a crash and carpet burn with this setup.

You'll notice I also went the 6 phoenix missile route.... cause ya never know.....







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Have to admit, it does look very good on that stand!
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Yeah Checking, I didn't trust the provided stand. I had a Witty stand laying around, so I put some super glue on it to lock the swivel feature and it worked out well. Hopefully it stays in flight and not a crash and carpet burn with this setup.

You'll notice I also went the 6 phoenix missile route.... cause ya never know.....




Hi supersphinxman, was there any need to modify Witty stand´s upper part to accomodate CW F-14?


Swivelling feature:
I have never heard that the swivelling feature caused any problems. Did you experienced some issues with that?


On the other hand with Witty stands can happen - especially heavy models - that the tiny screw holding the upper part of Witty stand can get loose and rip out from its threads. So its good idea to superglue this screw, on DAC forum I´ve even seen that someone drilled the thread hole through and exchanged original screw with bolt and nut. I myself managed to screw-in a bit larger self-drilling screw with some force, since the stand alloy is quite weak - so far no problem (4 years).


CW/AC stands:
I believe CW/AC stands are quite weak in lateral direction (model can easily bounce right and left), but this doesn't matter at all. It can maybe look scary, unsafe and weak, but its just elasticity of plastic material combined with tall and slim column construction - nothing you need to worry about (maybe just leave a little more space around to avoid models touching). But what´s important - in the direction in which your model could fall down these stands are very rigid. So providing you press the stand correctly into the slot underside the model I don´t see any possibility how model could fall down.

Another story is that models usually look far better on Witty stands.
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Hi supersphinxman, was there any need to modify Witty stand´s upper part to accomodate CW F-14?


Swivelling feature:
I have never heard that the swivelling feature caused any problems. Did you experienced some issues with that?


On the other hand with Witty stands can happen - especially heavy models - that the tiny screw holding the upper part of Witty stand can get loose and rip out from its threads. So its good idea to superglue this screw, on DAC forum I´ve even seen that someone drilled the thread hole through and exchanged original screw with bolt and nut. I myself managed to screw-in a bit larger self-drilling screw with some force, since the stand alloy is quite weak - so far no problem (4 years).


CW/AC stands:
I believe CW/AC stands are quite weak in lateral direction (model can easily bounce right and left), but this doesn't matter at all. It can maybe look scary, unsafe and weak, but its just elasticity of plastic material combined with tall and slim column construction - nothing you need to worry about (maybe just leave a little more space around to avoid models touching). But what´s important - in the direction in which your model could fall down these stands are very rigid. So providing you press the stand correctly into the slot underside the model I don´t see any possibility how model could fall down.

Another story is that models usually look far better on Witty stands.
Hey Ladia. I didn't really trust it, so I glued it to help remove all doubt for my peace of mind. It just seems when I tilted & banked the model to the side prior to putting the glue in place it didn't seem to want to stay in place for my liking. With it glued though in the position in the photo, I felt fine leaving it in place.

I always use the provided CW stand with all the other Tomcats due to the engine nozzles already glued and secured on all their previous releases. With the provided clear stand that CW provides with this model, I definitely wouldn't want to put it on that (with the open nozzles). I mean it seems as if the part of the stand that latches onto the engine nozzles in the open position are too long but would catch onto the closed nozzles if you follow. I did not try the closed nozzles as I wanted to display them in the open position. Glue to the Witty stand was preferable than glue on the model for securing the nozzles.

With JC Wings about to release their reincarnate Witty stands, I will surely grab a few of those if CW continues with these "reborn" releases.
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I forgot to address this question earlier, but no, I did not have to modify it to fit the Tomcat. It was a tight fit once you get it snapped in place.
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Yeah Checking, I didn't trust the provided stand. I had a Witty stand laying around, so I put some super glue on it to lock the swivel feature and it worked out well. Hopefully it stays in flight and not a crash and carpet burn with this setup.

You'll notice I also went the 6 phoenix missile route.... cause ya never know.....

Certainly looks on the stand, good job with the setup. I started using super glue after one of my Witty stands gave way, luckily no damage was done to the model or at least none I could see.
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Whoah whoah whoah, pull over, this is the 6-Phoenix-payload-Police! I'll have you know the jet never did that ever despite the photos that prove otherwise! Fake like the moon landings!

I'll have to report you to Century Wings to have your model taken away, for posing it in such a irresponsible fashion.
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According to the UK distributor, more CW JR Tomcats are on their way - yay! or perhaps meh!

Here's a copy of the details they posted
Two more Jolly Rogers will be coming very soon just had the details from CW and limited to just 600 each

F-14A VF-84 JOLLY ROGERS AJ202 1978 1/72 SCALE(NORMAL VERSION) Item no: CW001621

F-14A VF-84 JOLLY ROGERS AJ203 1978 1/72 SCALE(NORMAL VERSION) Item no: CW001622


I believe those modex numbers have already been done in launch configuration.
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That's good news, as I won't need to get one of them... Gives my wallet a rest or I can get the AC Showtime instead.
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That's good news, as I won't need to get one of them... Gives my wallet a rest or I can get the AC Showtime instead.
Unlike me and several others who missed put on those early releases it's great news. Save having to spend a fortune on eBay inflated Prices!!
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just ordered BOTH of these from FLYING TIGERS!! @ £124.95! apparently there is ONLY A 7 DAY PERIOD to ensure to get one. Nothing yet on jumblies.norton etc.


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Great news for all who entered diecast world only after CW released their most iconic classical Jolly Rogers.


Speaking about current releases:
if here´s the choice between AJ202 and 203 modex numbers - is there any specific reason why to choose 202 or 203? Has maybe any of these numbers more interesting history? Or is one of these two numbers more „desirable“ among collectors?

202 or 203, that is the question.
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202 and 203 were the modex numbers chosen for the air to air shoots in the final countdown. That's why most of VF-84 birds wore the modex 202 or 203 at the nose during filming. There's a picture somewhere where you can see a lot of 202's and 203's parked next to each other. I'll try to find the link.

Edit: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1176097_.html interesting article about the shooting of the movie.

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Whoah whoah whoah, pull over, this is the 6-Phoenix-payload-Police! I'll have you know the jet never did that ever despite the photos that prove otherwise! Fake like the moon landings!

I'll have to report you to Century Wings to have your model taken away, for posing it in such a irresponsible fashion.

I don't know about police! Maybe hall monitor. People seem to get pretty emotional about realistic tints, colors, payloads etc. I happened to point out that 6 live Phoenix's were too heavy to be carried on the A during a cat shot. I even posted a quote from the book "Tomcat" from a former pilot who commented on this fact. I'm still waiting for that pic of an F-14A carrying 6 live missles operationally.

That being said......display your models however you want. And post pics so we can all see them.
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That being said......display your models however you want.
Amen to that! I honestly display as many as 8 Phoenix missiles on my Tomcats period. don't really care if it's accurate or not and even if the Miami police would visit my home, they could not even tell the difference if they saw one of my F-14 fighters on display...
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Stop the presses! Don't tell no one but I also display a few of my models in flight without pilots. Not that serious for me. haha
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I don't know about police! Maybe hall monitor. People seem to get pretty emotional about realistic tints, colors, payloads etc. I happened to point out that 6 live Phoenix's were too heavy to be carried on the A during a cat shot. I even posted a quote from the book "Tomcat" from a former pilot who commented on this fact. I'm still waiting for that pic of an F-14A carrying 6 live missles operationally.

That being said......display your models however you want. And post pics so we can all see them.
Not operationally, a few pics of them loaded for testing. I can also say, I haven't come across an F-14 model kit where 6 Phoenix's were included.
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('The UK will receive no more than 72 of each which is about 1/3rd of what we normally import, so this will be a in and out model.

All our regular CW Retailers will get some allocation, but not enough for open pre-orders so you need to be quick on this one, if this is your Bag.
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ONLY 72 of each!? about a dozen or so*each then! well FLYING TIGERS and JUMBLIES no longer show these on their sites.* glad I ordered mine the day FT listed them!
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Just compared these images to my HM version and I noticed that the HM version doesn't have the red stripes on the wings like the CW one does; could both still be correct or is one a mistake?
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Just compared these images to my HM version and I noticed that the HM version doesn't have the red stripes on the wings like the CW one does; could both still be correct or is one a mistake?
Not entirely sure what part of the wing you're referring to. The only red showing on the CW model is the exposed surface of the wing because the slats are extended. This wouldn't be seen on the HM model as the slats are retracted hence hiding the red.
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Ahh that makes sense. Missed that.
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