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Wow, this is going to be a hit!
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Still hoping for them to re-release the Black Aces high-vis livery. Although even at $147 I could barely afford it, it still beats the insane prices they are selling for
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I'll take several, please.


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Oh my... Now we're going to have to see about getting this one!
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I am speechless... That one was very high on my wish list. Definitely going to get this
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Yes, First one in awhile I will absolutely purchase.

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Yeah, thats a good one.

I reckon this might be my first CW F14 for a while so quite pleased with this selection.

Although, I would not mind a low-vis one in the future.
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.....very tempting.....
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Finally, a red tailed VF-31 Tomcat!

NK101 from when VF-31 was aboard the USS Abe Lincoln would've been a better choice (as it'd have a bigger Felix art on the tail). But this Final Cruise version will do.
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OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!
I can´t believe it!!!!

Thank you Century Wings for this super super super good news!!!

VF-31 Tomcatters forever :-)
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Yup I like it
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Praise be unto Lord, who haveth the deciding vote that this shall not be unto kneeling version.
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Finally, a red tailed VF-31 Tomcat!

NK101 from when VF-31 was aboard the USS Abe Lincoln would've been a better choice (as it'd have a bigger Felix art on the tail). But this Final Cruise version will do.
Dragon Models 50208 is an excellent model which has the larger red felix. Despite owning nearly all of the CW tomcats, I still consider that dragon one of my favorites. I like that this CW model will be reasonably differentiated.

I wonder if this release will cause a decrease in demand for the sidewinders version. Maybe this is just a reflection of my personal biases, but I continue to think that one's rather dull looking. I'm still on the fence about it but leaning towards no now.
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Hoping CW do either of these in the future as well

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Or this one

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i have been begging for this one for ages:



The black aces that you want, UF, have more or less been done competently by FOV (not as good qualitywise as their swordsmen one, but the scheme IIRC is accurate). If you can still find one, do...
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I wonder if this release will cause a decrease in demand for the sidewinders version. Maybe this is just a reflection of my personal biases, but I continue to think that one's rather dull looking. I'm still on the fence about it but leaning towards no now.
Are you talking about the VF-102 Diamondbacks jet? I am reallly looking forward to this one since it has quite a combat history. The crew received the distinguished flying cross for their strafing passes.
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Finally, a red tailed VF-31 Tomcat!

NK101 from when VF-31 was aboard the USS Abe Lincoln would've been a better choice (as it'd have a bigger Felix art on the tail). But this Final Cruise version will do.
This one is much more significant, though.
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sorry folks... but i'm pretty sure cw's next release will be this:

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Are you talking about the VF-102 Diamondbacks jet? I am reallly looking forward to this one since it has quite a combat history. The crew received the distinguished flying cross for their strafing passes.
sorry indeed that's the one i meant. yes, the combat history might do it for some, but for me "combat history" is a mixed bag. Like, I'm sorry, but commemorating the "jastreb killer" f-16 is kind of a joke. And a DFC for a strafing pass against an enemy with no G2A much less A2A weapons? Look, I certainly appreciate that this is far more dangerous and heroic than me sitting here in an airport lounge having a coffee, but, that doesn't quite cut the mustard for me as far as needing to particularly memorialize this event. Moreso as I've read a few books now by "Enduring Freedom" aviators who act as little more than bomb trucks. As I am personally familiar with quite a few people who've risked far more in Afghanistan on the ground in both military and non-military capacities, I'm, again, while not dismissive of the fact that these guys played their role to the best of their ability, am a bit hesitant to particularly overmemorialize them.

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‘Moments later the combat controller requested that we check the
other road passes that led into Tarin Kowt to make sure that no one was
approaching the town from another direction, and to confirm that the
A-Team also had a clear escape route. Our wingman detached and started
to scour the area, while we continued to work over targets in the valley.

‘By now “Bossman” had figured out that more assets were needed
to stop the Taleban advance, and additional jets were vectored in from
CVW-1. We ended up handling six sections of Hornets and Tomcats,
and the AWACS even moved the duty tanker closer to us so that we had
less distance to fly when it came time to refuel. We provided more than
30 controls for jets dropping LGBs and Mk 83 airburst bombs (the latter
from F-14s), and expended 20 mm SAFHEI rounds in three runs.

‘The cannon was our weapon of last resort, as we had run out of
ordnance and there was no one available to relieve us on station. We really
didn’t want to strafe, but we had no choice, as the nearest jet with bombs
was still more than ten minutes away. We had been forced to use all our
LGBs in the early stages of the engagement when the Taleban threatened
to overrun Tarin Kowt. The next two sections of CVW-1 strikers on
station also did some great work, with their weapons being skilfully
buddy-lased by my RIO against some rapidly moving targets.

‘By then our wingman was also out of bombs, and with no other assets
close by, there was a lull in our attacks on the Taleban positions. Sensing
their opportunity, a handful of troops got back into their vehicles, and a
solitary tank, and made a dash for Tarin Kowt, forcing us to make
strafing runs on them. Despite the main valley pass being blocked, enemy
troops kept on remounting and taking to the scrub in an effort to get
around the destroyed trucks. The vehicles were full of fighters, who
would quickly get out when they heard jet noise. Bombs would then
destroy a vehicle or two, and as the jet noise decreased, the Taleban would emerge from the scrub, board the surviving trucks and drive another
quarter-mile until the next bombing pass was made. Then the whole
routine was repeated again. They were determined to get to Tarin Kowt.
‘Having spoken about strafing within the unit during our work-ups,
we had agreed that the gun would only be used as a weapon of last resort
in a danger close situation. With the tank clearly on the move, we went for
a classical forward quarter attack. My wingman strafed first, and his gun
jammed after he had fired just one burst. We then came in from the same
direction and made two passes, and although I am uncertain as to whether
we hit the tank or not, it stopped and a crewman got out. A third pass was
made on a moving half-ton truck, and it too was stopped in its tracks.

‘The ground controller was happy to let us handle the TACAIR assets
throughout this engagement once he realised that we had the training and
experience to ensure that our bombs would indeed hit their intended
targets. Aside from the strafing runs, we only had one other danger close
call during the sortie when we spotted dust being kicked up on the edge
of town. Thinking that we had somehow let a vehicle slip through the net,
it turned out that the dust was being created by dudes on donkeys!’
Both the maintenance officer and his RIO received DFCs for their
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sorry folks... but i'm pretty sure cw's next release will be this:
arguably the least popular dragon wings f-14 and in my book amongst the worst F-14 liveries ever (along with a few "Superheats" and "Bloodhounds" ones).
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I like the black lions but really don't like their light blue color scheme on the CAG birds. I'd rather have one of their low viz jets.
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sorry indeed that's the one i meant. yes, the combat history might do it for some, but for me "combat history" is a mixed bag. Like, I'm sorry, but commemorating the "jastreb killer" f-16 is kind of a joke. And a DFC for a strafing pass against an enemy with no G2A much less A2A weapons? Look, I certainly appreciate that this is far more dangerous and heroic than me sitting here in an airport lounge having a coffee, but, that doesn't quite cut the mustard for me as far as needing to particularly memorialize this event. Moreso as I've read a few books now by "Enduring Freedom" aviators who act as little more than bomb trucks. As I am personally familiar with quite a few people who've risked far more in Afghanistan on the ground in both military and non-military capacities, I'm, again, while not dismissive of the fact that these guys played their role to the best of their ability, am a bit hesitant to particularly overmemorialize them.
Wow, that's a stupid rant... The Diamondback jet isn't being billed as a "DFC" aircraft but I am certain a good number of the "real heroes" you know who fought in Afghanistan owe CAS pilots more than just a beer.
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sorry folks... but i'm pretty sure cw's next release will be this:

I hope you're right! Possibly my favorite Tomcat!
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Wow, that's a stupid rant... The Diamondback jet isn't being billed as a "DFC" aircraft but I am certain a good number of the "real heroes" you know who fought in Afghanistan owe CAS pilots more than just a beer.
maybe once you remove your mouth from the collective groin of the pilot community and clean yourself off and actually read my words carefully instead of just imagining what it is you think i said, you'll notice that my comment was that i was explicitly NEUTRAL about the DFC status of this aircraft. That is to say, the story was not compelling enough to affect my personal interest in this one way or another.

there's no doubt that CAS came in to save the day on multiple occasions. There's a book called "Harrier Pilot" by Ade Orchard where he describes the process of CAS in Afghanistan and while it's important for the people on the receiving end of the service, it's not particularly more heroic or noteworthy than a billion other things that people did, again, in that theater of operations to try to make things better. It's just more visible.

It's arguably a hell of a lot SAFER than, say, traveling out to some remote village as a member of a lightly protected technical assistance / institutional reform, humanitarian aid, medical aid, or similar team to try to help the country pick up the pieces was. But you know, then again, maybe I'm a little biased since my wife worked in country (far outside of 'safe' areas. though she was in the Serena a week before the attack if that suits your testosterine needs) with several of these:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=af...M6Wt7gadlYDYDg

Hundreds of Afghanistan contractor deaths go unreported - Salon.com

and if you must ask, she was working with judges and police officials trying to get some semblance of organizational stability there. this work also included some work with some very very very brave locals who worked as prosecutors and judges - a risky job as any in that country, especially when she was working with female prosecutors, several of whom are now dead.

again, because you seem to have a reading problem: everybody played their part. my personal view is simply that a basically RELATIVELY low-risk role in perhaps shooting up some vehicles with a cannon in a situation of limited risk is not particularly worth memorializing, at least in my book.

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I too like the black lions with the blue color.
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Not quite sure where Tomcatter got his information, Tomcatters is officially the next livery on the CW website:



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arguably the least popular dragon wings f-14 and in my book amongst the worst F-14 liveries ever (along with a few "Superheats" and "Bloodhounds" ones).
oh well... you can't please everyone. and if they do, at least firefighterpilot1, stein and i will be happy


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Not quite sure where Tomcatter got his information, Tomcatters is officially the next livery on the CW website
the one thereafter. anyway, it's not information... it's an intuitive wishlist. at least i hope it is
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well, I'm happy some guys like the black lions livery and i hope you get the liveries you like . my comment about it being popular from dragon wings stemmed from the fact that the DW Black Lions tomcat seemed to hang around forever on the secondary market and indeed may be still available from a small number of original retailers.

i also think that CW has adopted a more sane release plan - it knows its releases are by in large popular, so there's no need to flood the market with "most wanted" release after release - indeed, if i was them, i might use suggestions from people as sort of a guideline as to what not to release all at once .

For example, for all of our preferences for one basic USN squadron or another, i'm sure many of us would jump at the opportunity for a blue NSAWC tomcat better than witty's effort or a grey-camo Bedeviliers one.
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i have no idea why dragon's black lions hung around for like forever but i do know it's one of witty's rarer specie

looking at cw's recent releases, i'd have to disagree with the "there's no need to flood the market with "most wanted" release after release" statement. if you look at their inventory, it's pretty much filled with "most wanted". there's no other reason for the insane number of jolly rogers produced. then again, the phrase "most wanted" is subjective. "most wanted" by? but let's not split hairs... and coming back to topic, the tomcatters is without doubt my "most wanted"
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i have no idea why dragon's black lions hung around for like forever but i do know it's one of witty's rarer specie

looking at cw's recent releases, i'd have to disagree with the "there's no need to flood the market with "most wanted" release after release" statement. if you look at their inventory, it's pretty much filled with "most wanted". there's no other reason for the insane number of jolly rogers produced. then again, the phrase "most wanted" is subjective. "most wanted" by? but let's not split hairs... and coming back to topic, the tomcatters is without doubt my "most wanted"
you could be right - well, i think the "most wanted" tomcats (including the japanese market) are basically like this:

- anything VF-31 (Tomcatters)
- most things VF-111 (Sundowners)
- JR (VF-84 or VF-103)
- Unique base colors / liveries: NSAWS or adverary shemes, IRIAF for some.

though maybe i'm wrong a bit as the VF-111 tomcat hung around for a very long time on sale in the usa (I have three .

i don't think for example "Red Rippers" was anybody's "most wanted", but it was rather "nice enough to get." So I got it, and I think others got it for the same reason.


out of curiosity, would you get a tomcat like this?



these are spurious tomcat markings used in the film 'Top Gun'.
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i have no idea why dragon's black lions hung around for like forever but i do know it's one of witty's rarer specie

looking at cw's recent releases, i'd have to disagree with the "there's no need to flood the market with "most wanted" release after release" statement. if you look at their inventory, it's pretty much filled with "most wanted". there's no other reason for the insane number of jolly rogers produced. then again, the phrase "most wanted" is subjective. "most wanted" by? but let's not split hairs... and coming back to topic, the tomcatters is without doubt my "most wanted"
that's a rumor created by "some" to empty their shelves of the old and nasty ones firs ( and without putting a sale price on).
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out of curiosity, would you get a tomcat like this?



these are spurious tomcat markings used in the film 'Top Gun'.
Yes! It's the only reason I purchased the VF-1 Tomcat.
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that's a rumor created by "some" to empty their shelves of the old and nasty ones firs ( and without putting a sale price on).
if they wanted to sell "nasty" ones at full price, they'd claim that there are no more coming so you better take what you can get. at any rate, I'm not aware of any 'nasty' releases from CW.

(but am still hoping against hope for this

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It's a shame that CW stopped producing F-8s. There are some nice schemes left.
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maybe once you remove your mouth from the collective groin of the pilot community and clean yourself off and actually read my words carefully instead of just imagining what it is you think i said, you'll notice that my comment was that i was explicitly NEUTRAL about the DFC status of this aircraft. That is to say, the story was not compelling enough to affect my personal interest in this one way or another.

there's no doubt that CAS came in to save the day on multiple occasions. There's a book called "Harrier Pilot" by Ade Orchard where he describes the process of CAS in Afghanistan and while it's important for the people on the receiving end of the service, it's not particularly more heroic or noteworthy than a billion other things that people did, again, in that theater of operations to try to make things better. It's just more visible.

It's arguably a hell of a lot SAFER than, say, traveling out to some remote village as a member of a lightly protected technical assistance / institutional reform, humanitarian aid, medical aid, or similar team to try to help the country pick up the pieces was. But you know, then again, maybe I'm a little biased since my wife worked in country (far outside of 'safe' areas. though she was in the Serena a week before the attack if that suits your testosterine needs) with several of these:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=af...M6Wt7gadlYDYDg

Hundreds of Afghanistan contractor deaths go unreported - Salon.com

and if you must ask, she was working with judges and police officials trying to get some semblance of organizational stability there. this work also included some work with some very very very brave locals who worked as prosecutors and judges - a risky job as any in that country, especially when she was working with female prosecutors, several of whom are now dead.

again, because you seem to have a reading problem: everybody played their part. my personal view is simply that a basically RELATIVELY low-risk role in perhaps shooting up some vehicles with a cannon in a situation of limited risk is not particularly worth memorializing, at least in my book.
Who knew that a stupid rant could get even... stupid..er. Perhaps you should quit collectively stroking off your "hero" friends... I can only imagine the homecoming you gave those true warriors! I'm sure they were Brits, too! Nobody does heroism like you guys!

If you took your head out of your rear end you'd realize that the DFC is for Distinguished... wait for it... FLYING! It's not the Purple Heart or the Medal of Honor. Yes, it is a safer position than being on the ground but in no way does that diminish their importance or worth "memorializing". Given that easily 95%+ of modern aviators will never see a real dogfight and almost as many will never drop a bomb in war, why even make modern diecast aircraft at all?

As for the Witty/ Dragon VF-213 hanging around for so long, it's the same reason why all of them hung around for so long... because they're garbage replicas of F-14's!
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I'm sure they were Brits, too! Nobody does heroism like you guys!
Your assumptions on nationality - both mine and of those who I know, taken in general, are entirely wrong. I'll leave it to the British nationals to pour it on you for your insult of them however.

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Try to follow the bouncing ball here, sparky: if we followed your logic, in which diecast aircraft should be made and collected in direct proportion to their "combat histories", then the F-35, Mirage 2000, F-106, and any number of other aircraft have no business being made at all. All that I was saying, and see if you can get this through your thick skull - was that *the particular combat history associated with this aircraft* is NOT COMPELLING ENOUGH for me to buy it. I might buy this model because I like or don't like the the snake design for example. That's also a perfectly legitimate reason. All that I was saying, putting aside for a moment that it's not clear that the act of buying a mass produced chinese toy is in any way memorializing anything in any meaningful way more than a magnetic yellow ribbon does, is that this particular aircraft's story does not meet my personal criteria to make it a good purchase based oni its story. I'm sure there are plenty of aircraft that you didn't buy because you didn't find the story compelling.

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guys guys guys... no war has ever been started by one's passion for their diecast collection. let's keep it that way.we all have our criteria when it comes to collecting so let it rest. heroes come in all shapes and sizes and glorifying one does not mean it's at the expense of another. god forbid... we may even have to sacrifice our diecast collection in times of war.

in the wise words of simone elkeles, "opinions are like *******s, everybody's got one but everyone thinks everyone else's stink."
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in the wise words of simone elkeles, "opinions are like *******s, everybody's got one but everyone thinks everyone else's stink."
Yep, mine smells like strawberries and cream...
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Well today is the last day of HM's CNY holidays, hopefully they come out and announce something that will blow our minds coz this sort of conversation is imploding the forums

I personally try to collector models that have seen action, not to honour them, well only in the case of WWII models do I believe honour should be given but modern models, please, their is no more showman ship today so we buy a particular model because it dropped a bomb or fired a missile somewhere around the world, it makes for a much more interesting topic then say an aircraft which never saw combat and just flys for training purposes or only on alert but never gets called up, which is probably what most of the worlds airforce is really like

I will be getting this model, not because of the particular planes history but because the scheme is nice and the squadron has a vast amount of experience in combat

As for Dragon, there is nothing wrong with them, I bet senior collectors will agree that before HM came along, Dragon was the bees knees and collectors where grateful they made diecast models, how quick we are to forget that...
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I really like the dragon tomcats, or at least some of them. As I said - their red VF-31 bird just looks wonderful.

And after tall that by the way, I just went ahead and pre-orderd the diamondbacks tomcat based on what I call the "tomcat rule" - which is that I've not yet regretted eventually ordering any CW tomcat that I have been on the fence about but have regretted the one that I stupidly didn't pull the trigger on (still banging my head on the table about reomving the japan exclusive jr-84 'square logo' tomcat from my shiopping basket once) ha ha

it's the witty tomcats that I never liked and so only (iirc) have the one livery in that - the NSAWC blue that is unique enough to get even if the model is plain.

it occurs to me that there are at least 10 more tomcats that I'd get if CW made them.
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if they wanted to sell "nasty" ones at full price, they'd claim that there are no more coming so you better take what you can get. at any rate, I'm not aware of any 'nasty' releases from CW.

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The black aces that you want, UF, have more or less been done competently by FOV (not as good qualitywise as their swordsmen one, but the scheme IIRC is accurate). If you can still find one, do...
Ah yes oh are right, guess the chances CW doing it are slim but they could always do the tomcat that has the nose art and there is the serious lack of Desert Storm models on the market and CW did flood the market with Jolly Rogers, so why not Black Aces, they saw more action anyway
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they were probably stung by their last desert storm release. this one:

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Not doubt, it's not a bad scheme but it was the return home scheme rather then the active combat scheme, so it got poo poo'ed

The over weathering probably didn't help it's case either
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CW removed it from their site. I still hope they produce Felix 101 since it's one of my all time favorites.
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Pre-ordered mine on Petescollectibles last night. I expect CW will still be making them. I would love if they did a low vis Felizx with this one, would make it all the better. Really looking forward to this one.
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went to the Century home site, but didn't see this new release listed?
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