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Old 01-10-2016, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dragon 1/72 Carrier Deck Display base

Anybody have one of these that can comment on the quality and detail..??

I picked one up BNIB for $50 delivered, and it looks pretty nice in the Mule photos. It includes a Bounty Hunters Superbug, which I hear aren't that great because of the incorrect air brake issue, but I figure the carrier deck alone was worth the price of admission, and it should make a nice display base/diorama for carrier based models.

Pics here.. Dragon Models 50302 - F/A-18 Hornet Diecast Model, USN VFA-2 Bounty Hunters, NE100: The Flying Mule
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Old 01-10-2016, 03:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No ordnance on that bird too. :/
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like it. The whole setup looks very nice. I think you got it for a very good price. I would love to have one for the same price that you paid.
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No ordnance on that bird too. :/
Yep, just the missiles on the wingtips. If you look closely you can see the ordnance pylons have little stubs for mounting stuff, and Dragon sold several different weapons sets for these birds, a way to get a few more bucks out of their customers who purchased these models I suppose. Anyway, I really don't care about the model, it's the carrier deck I was after.
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The Italeri kit is very good and quite easy to build.

Really good price as well.

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Old 01-10-2016, 06:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Those TSM flight deck and accessories don't look too bad either. Although obviously more expensive.

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That's very nice build of the carrier deck Midland2xrayfox. I've just ordered the same kit to build for my FoV F14 BK.
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Hi The deck itself is made from glossy card board and there is a gap between the two bases. The blast fence detail is good but the deck is average
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Hi The deck itself is made from glossy card board and there is a gap between the two bases. The blast fence detail is good but the deck is average
Thanks for the info, yeah I noticed that gap too, being as it's made from paperboard I'm thinking there may be a way to eliminate or narrow up that gap to a more acceptable degree with a sharp hobby knife. I'll see what it would entail once I've got it in hand.
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i built a carrier deck from italeri in 1/72 scale....... its not that difficult to get one assembled...just takes a couple of hors.....its a good looking flight deck....anyway, ill be waiting for one from TSM and probably getting it too......
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i built a carrier deck from italeri in 1/72 scale....... its not that difficult to get one assembled...just takes a couple of hors.....its a good looking flight deck....anyway, ill be waiting for one from TSM and probably getting it too......
I'm anxious to see what it will look like, and I might get one too. One thing that attracted me to the Dragon is that it is a bit larger than most of the bases you see for sale, I'm not a fan of the smallish bases and prefer to use the hi-res tarmac and deck images that were once circulating for free download on the internet, I can print those out on heavy card stock with my inkjet printer and mount them on foam board and use a large photo image for the background, the result is a very nice diorama that doesn't cost much to put together. I have the carrier deck images, just haven't gotten around to printing them off.
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