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Old 01-12-2017, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
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Canadian Armed Forces CF-101B Voodoo
416 "Lynx" Squadron, "Lynx One" #101043
60th Anniversary of the RCAF Special Scheme
CFB Chatam, New Brunswick, 1984

November 2016 Release.

When the Canadian Government tragically cancelled the Avro CF-105 Arrow in 1959, the RCAF had to act quickly to find a suitable replacement for the Avro CF-100 Canuck and the F-86 Sabre.

For Canada's NATO contribution in Europe the CF-104 was selected to replace the Sabre. For the NORAD role the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo was chosen to replace the CF-100. In 1961 the RCAF began to receive 66 CF-101Bs from USAF stocks (They were from the last production batch of 1959). Eventually five RCAF Squadrons were equipped with the "One-Oh-Wonder". In 1971, the now renamed "Canadian Armed Forces", traded the 56 surviving CF-101Bs for 66 updated versions (identified by the infrared seeker above the nose) which served until replaced by the CF-18 Hornet in 1984.

When the CF-101 was retired in 1984 from Canadian service all three active Squadrons had one of their aircraft painted in a special scheme to mark the occasion. The schemes included 409 "Night Hawk" Squadron's "Hawk One Canada"; 425 "Alouette" Squadron's "Alouette/Lark One" and the subject of this release - 416 "Lynx" Squadron "Lynx One".

The formation photo below shows all three special schemes plus the all black unique EF-101B in service with 414 "Black Knight" EW Squadron.





The model by Hobby Master turned out quite nice and is actually more attractive than I thought it would. All the features of the specially painted Voodoo made it onto the model. Pale yellow stencils on the forward fuselage, black and white striped pitot tube, silver ring where the radome joins the forward fuselage, correct antenna layout, yellow canopy sealant, and the air intake along the forward port side is correctly missing for Canadian Voodoos.

The paint on my model is flawless and all the parts fit together well. No quality control issues to speak of here.

Overall another Canadian model has been executed to a very high standard by Hobby Master.

Highly recommended.

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Below: Seen in company with previously released HA3704 "Hawk One Canada"
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Nice review and gorgeous CF-101B HM release.
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A good review and great shots. I would have never started my Canadian collection if it had not been for you doing them Dan. This particular model is a great piece. Tempting to say the least and now I know why the nightmare model was made. A good match to the hawk One.
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I'm not a CAF collector, but this really is a nice model. I'm trying my best to focus my collection as I've been purchasing all kinds of models from all kinds of air forces but models like this aren't helping me with that aim!
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Agree with the others, it is a smart looking livery although I wasn't sure at the time the art work was released. Looks like my Canadian collection is expanding... again
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That looks fantastic, nice model.
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Lovely model plane. I think I will pick this one up too.
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Bring on Alouette One!
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I am as proudly patritoic as the next man, but even as a Canadian I just don't get this release. Only keeners would even think of buy this release...

It's an ugly scheme of an ugly plane that never did us any good, of all the awesome jets out there why the %&*@ did Hobby Master make this one?

No wonder prices are up and quality down when they're wasting their time on this.

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Never mind.

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If you don't like the model, then you don't like the model. Doesn't mean other collectors out there don't, you just need to look at the earlier postings in this thread.

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I am as proudly patritoic as the next man, but even as a Canadian I just don't get this release. Only keeners would even think of buy this release...

It's an ugly scheme of an ugly plane that never did us any good, of all the awesome jets out there why the %&*@ did Hobby Master make this one?

No wonder prices are up and quality down when they're wasting their time on this.
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Are you sure you're not a troll?? WTF

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I am as proudly patritoic as the next man, but even as a Canadian I just don't get this release. Only keeners would even think of buy this release...

It's an ugly scheme of an ugly plane that never did us any good, of all the awesome jets out there why the %&*@ did Hobby Master make this one?

No wonder prices are up and quality down when they're wasting their time on this.
WTF......don't really care if you're patriotic or not. Don't buy if don't like it. It's just simple as that

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Flying Mule photos are up.

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Flying Mule should hire you as their photographer, Dan. Your photos are much nicer.
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Flying Mule should hire you as their photographer, Dan. Your photos are much nicer.
Thanks for the complement.

Yes, the Mule's photos are often no better than the manufacturer and doesn't always do a model justice as some others have claimed - not to mention that the Mule doesn't receive product until about six weeks after a model is released in Hong Kong.

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Speaking of TFM, and for those interested in RCAF releases, "Vicki the Vicious Virgin" is dumping on TFM right now at a heavily discounted price, as advertised in their latest email.

My advice to anyone interested in this release would be to hold your horses and wait for it to dump too; I am pretty certain it will in turn ended up being available at a decent discount sooner rather than later
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$115.99

Fantastic price for "Vicky" - an outstanding model.

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$115.99

Fantastic price for "Vicky" - an outstanding model.

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Yeah, it's a pretty thing. If the Sunderland gets discounted, let me know. I have the Halifax but have not picked up the Sunderland yet.
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Yeah, it's a pretty thing. If the Sunderland gets discounted, let me know. I have the Halifax but have not picked up the Sunderland yet.
sigh... i guess that's the way to go. i dare say all the rcaf i bought (with the exception of the bob bug) dipped in price thereafter
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sigh... i guess that's the way to go. i dare say all the rcaf i bought (with the exception of the bob bug) dipped in price thereafter
My RCAF sabre was literally dumped
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well, i thought the aete would literally fly off the shelves as it is one of the nicer schemes... but i was so wrong. i thought thought that collectors preferred their grey rcaf's so decided to wait and see with the bob bug... i was wrong again. rcaf sabre? it doesn't matter to me whether whether it gets dumped or otherwise as i don't plan on getting that. yeah... saw what you did with your rca sabre...
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If they weren't making any money off these birds, they wouldn't make 'em. But guess what? They do.
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If they weren't making any money off these birds, they wouldn't make 'em. But guess what? They do.
Didn't make a cent off me for that Sabre. There were only 500 made and they still struggled to sell. I mean no offence, just stating facts here.

They made a bunch of Turkish and Swiss aircraft and they didn't sell yet HM did how many Swiss F-5's ?
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Didn't make a cent off me for that Sabre. There were only 500 made and they still struggled to sell. I mean no offence, just stating facts here.

They made a bunch of Turkish and Swiss aircraft and they didn't sell yet HM did how many Swiss F-5's ?
the hobby store i frequent had that aete for the longest time... and i know he doesn't bring in that many anyway. he had a clearance sale sometime last year and still no takers for the aete. to be fair, neither were there any takers for the norwegian, danish and belgian vipers. let's not even talk about the smurf eagle. didn't make a cent off you? was it one of those buy one free one sales?
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Don't know about the Turks, but most if not all Swiss jets did sell very well in Europe, well maybe not for that last Patrouille Suisse F-5E they did.
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Don't know about the Turks, but most if not all Swiss jets did sell very well in Europe, well maybe not for that last Patrouille Suisse F-5E they did.
oh ya... that too. i think people hated the idea that you had to diy the model despite having to pay full retail. perhaps it's regional. i hardly think the rcaf would do on 'roo island... and neither would raaf models in maple country. unlike the general popularity of jasdf birds, most national af will probably only attract their patriotic collectors. i'd buy a malian fishbed with nary a doubt... but i'm pretty sure most of you guys won't. that's just how it is...
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Don't know about the Turks, but most if not all Swiss jets did sell very well in Europe, well maybe not for that last Patrouille Suisse F-5E they did.
Yes, you do need to take into account regional differences. Looking at your LHS isn't the best guide to gauging the sales of a particular model. A model may sell a lot better in one market than it does the other.

As for the TFM sale, it's been pointed out it's simply to reduce stock levels to make room for new arrivals.
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As for the TFM sale, it's been pointed out it's simply to reduce stock levels to make room for new arrivals.
in other words, it's a sale.

just had a look at TFM's sale as i'll be in the usa in a week or two for a few days.

a lot of the usual crapola there, but also some gems:

- as promised, HM P-51D missouri armada has dumped to 40% of (60% off) the RRP (after copoun). oh how i got flamed for predicting this. "passion wagon" (which i was involved in seeing to fruition) never did. that said, at the price, "missouri armada" is a lovely model and well worth getting.
- the corgi camel at the price isn't bad.. but i am speaking very broadly here as i dont know anything about that particular camel (sold off most of my ww1)
- not surprising that some oxford stuff isnt selling well in the USA, given that oxford insists on really marginal liveries of, say, the very nice dragon rapide rather than making a USAAF/D-Day version. if an oxford, dragon rapide, or dh88 is your thing, a good time to get one.
- only 20% (30%) off, but HA3712 is probably not so bad if you havent gotten a voodoo yet. there were better before, but there were also worse, and hm shows no signs of likely releasing a better usaf one any time soon (though who knows).
- ditto with the shamrocks F/A-18A+.
- SHOCKER - some underside color issues, but the "Eileen" P-47D I'd jump on at that price if i didnt already have one. Also the CBI yellow tail P-51 is an absolute stunner. Get both.

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in other words, it's a sale.
Presumably if TFM weren't expecting new arrivals, they wouldn't put on a sale as they don't need more room.
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... and they probably didn't expect the stock to linger on for so long either, eh?
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Presumably if TFM weren't expecting new arrivals, they wouldn't put on a sale as they don't need more room.
you think physical space is the issue? cashflow? maybe. physical space? highly unlikely. sometimes it's to reduce the number of SKUs, which is legit, but if physical space were the issue they should just put all that unsaleable 1/100 stuff in a skip.
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i think once people start giving these away for free, then you can be sure they're duds
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That's a lot of speculation on what might happen.

I can't think of a single model that has sold out immediately in recent times. Oh, except the RCAF Voodoo and the No Fly Zone CF-18. Everything else has been easy to get. The reasons for that are climbing prices, market saturation, and overall reduced quality control. My advice, if you want to support the hobby, buy the models you want and don't worry about the ones you don't.
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