It's been quite a long time since I've updated my stuff! I've finally taken some proper photos of my acquisitions. These are the planes I've managed to buy this year plus one I haven't taken photos of.
A Gemini Aces P-51B, I've posted a few quick shots when I got this way back March.
USAAF 355th FG, 354th FS, Henry Brown, RAF Steeple Morden, England, April 1944.
I've heard lots of praises for Gemini Aces' P-51B, and I was happy to have one ordered through a local seller. Plenty of nice details! Just look at those victory markings near the canopy.
Then I bought these two on impulse way back April. They were selling for cheap, so I snagged them! My only regret was not bringing enough money since there was another P-47 and Bf 109 at that time too. The Wildcat is pretty nice, not too many parts.
The P-47M is amazing. It's darn heavy! But I've had a broken landing gear and propeller while handling. But I still managed to fix them, so that's okay. I'd really recommend to display it with the stand because of its weight.
Dragon Warbirds 50206 F4F-4 Wildcat
Black 9-F-1 "Cat o' Nines" VF-9 USS Ranger, Operation Torch 1942
Dragon Warbirds 50089 P-47M Thunderbolt
61st FS/56th FG
And here's a gem for me. I preordered this limited edition item through Hobbiestock Collectibles, our local supplier of Inflight 200. My very first non-1/72 scale diecast model (it's in 1:200) and my first item from Inflight 200. A Philippine Air Force C-130H, and it's a limited edition of only 120 PIECES! I'm glad that I preordered it because I got a big discount for it.
As for the quality of the figure, there is a tendency for the propeller blades to be bent due to the nature of its packaging (you place the model over a sheet of plastic and into a styrofoam carved into the plane's shape) but a local collector here who has bought lots of C-130 models said it's a fixable issue. The camo is nicely done even if not totally accurate to the real plane (tail number is 4726). You've got the option to display with gears up or down, comes with a nice flight stand with a proper name plate for it. Really nice item!
Inflight 200 C-130H Philippine Air Force 4726 - Gallery