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Old 07-22-2017, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I saw today, these Diecast F-14's from Robotech being introduced at Comic-Con....

Amazingly they are Not Transformers .... but standard configuration 1/72 Diecast F-14's with sweeping wings.....

I was not allowed to take them out of the clamshells....I was told they were prototypes.

If your into fantasy schemes...these may be for you....made by Calibre...

More info found on Robotechs Facebook page...

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Some are going to shake their heads at that but I guarantee, those will sell big in Japan.
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If they do that Jack-o-Lantern F-14 I'd buy it.
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Now with stylised cartoon teeth marks
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I was wondering how best to express this exact thought, but you just did it perfectly.

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IF .... and I say IF lightly... with a grain of salt.....and in a pinch....these may.....and I say may pessimisticly.....be candidates for an Extreme Schemeover Code 3 into something more realistic....IMO

Either way....it's definitely a PASS ......for me at least..

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These are a pass for me as well - but I bet they may get picked up for a few code 3's
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....Aaaaand I'll buy 'em both. I think they're cool.

I can finally have my 6-Phoenix loadout, without people contacting the manu to say it isn't realistic! You know despite the airplane being designed to do so.
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oh the abomination!!! this looks NOTHING like the vf-1 valkyries from the macross/robotech series. roy and rick did not fly tomcats, they flew valkyries. this is the pinnacle of diecast fantasy, if ever there is such a thing. it's not a scheme that flew in real life, nor is it an airframe that flew in the fictional universe of macross/robotech. anyway, for the uninitiated, this is what a vf-1 valkyrie looks like:
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In the science fiction, the design of the valkyrie spacecraft was derived from the F-14. Obvoiously, that "pre" connection is made with these models and I think given that, there will be a strong "want" of these models by that fandom collectors as well a cross over for some die cast collectors. Some personal collection shots have shown anime collections right along with the aviation die cast.

Either you like it or you don't but I would not diss those that you disagree with, it's just a personal interest after all.
Yeah, I would get that jack o lantern F-14 just because I like Halloween so much myself and it is a sharp design.


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....Aaaaand I'll buy 'em both. I think they're cool.

I can finally have my 6-Phoenix loadout, without people contacting the manu to say it isn't realistic! You know despite the airplane being designed to do so.
Perhaps the manu's were directed to the wiki page

"Operationally, the capability to hold up to six Phoenix missiles was never used"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F-14_Tomcat
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oh the abomination!!! .....this is the pinnacle of diecast fantasy, if ever there is such a thing.....
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Perhaps the manu's were directed to the wiki page

"Operationally, the capability to hold up to six Phoenix missiles was never used"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F-14_Tomcat
Because the US never actually went to war with the Soviets. Had they done so, and the bomber fleets vs carrier fleet battles had played out, then different story.

The capability was specifically designed for a reason, otherwise the wing pylons would have remained Sparrow/Sidewinder only.
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In the science fiction, the design of the valkyrie spacecraft was derived from the F-14. Obvoiously, that "pre" connection is made with these models and I think given that, there will be a strong "want" of these models by that fandom collectors as well a cross over for some die cast collectors. Some personal collection shots have shown anime collections right along with the aviation die cast.

Either you like it or you don't but I would not diss those that you disagree with, it's just a personal interest after all.
Yeah, I would get that jack o lantern F-14 just because I like Halloween so much myself and it is a sharp design.
the design was heavily influenced by the f-14, yes... but it WASN'T an f-14. by the way, there were f-15 design cues also (which i'm sure you would've realised too, monsieur trip). i'm not dissing anything. i'm just saying it's the pinnacle of diecast fantasy, which it is. whether it's something acceptable by collectors or otherwise, that's their choice, and a completely different argument altogether. and personally (emphasis added), being a collector of both the diecast tomcats and anime, this falls on neither side. yes, i'd love to get my hands on a good diecast vf-1 valkyrie... or a good diecast model of the tomcat, but a tomcat in valkyrie stripes? after all, there are so many real life schemes which in calibre wings' own words are "awaiting launch clearance". or mebbe there are more anime fans out there to appease? perhaps they'll do something like this next. i heard nipako is a very famous anime character too

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So they have a fantasy F-15 already planned ?? OMG get the real models right first before giving up
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This reminds me of another story...
I was trekkie in the 70's, went to all the movies when they came out and had some very good friends in that fandom. I was a fan of Bijo Trimble, a huge trekkie fan who started the petition that kept Star Trek on TV for another season.
Anyway, Bijo was in line at a theatre waiting for the newest Start Trek movie with a bunch of fans dressed up. The local new station came out to film and interview the fans and her. You could tell they camera man and interviewer thought poorly of the fans, which became evident when they asked if they felt silly dressing up in costumes for a silly tv show. The camera man was wearing baseball team cap and Bijo asked him if he was a fan of the team of the cap he was wearing. He answered yes and Bijo asked of he knew the stats on the team and again he said yes. At which point she asked if he felt silly watching a bunch of grown men playing a kids ball game and then remembering every thing they did. The guy immediately got mad and said "that is different!"

To each their own. Some people would feel the same way about this forum collecting a bunch of toy airplanes. Perspective is a funny thing.

So the gay gif and the dissing which is going on from some point of views, I guess I have a bit of trouble with. I am not a fan of the model pictured above, but I don't mind Calibre's decision for the valkyies and if it sells, more power to them. I respect each person here to have their own likes and dislikes, may not always agree but at the end of the day, I give due where due is deserved, and try let the rest slide to the side in the same due manner.
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In Macross, didn't the UN fly F-14s in the world war that happened after the SDF-1 crashed on earth? Which then inspired the design of the VF-1 Valkyrie?
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So the gay gif and the dissing which is going on from some point of views, I guess I have a bit of trouble with. I am not a fan of the model pictured above, but I don't mind Calibre's decision for the valkyies and if it sells, more power to them. I respect each person here to have their own likes and dislikes, may not always agree but at the end of the day, I give due where due is deserved, and try let the rest slide to the side in the same due manner.
Whoah whoah whoah, bro. Don't disagree with the Aussies, they're made men and we know how that works out...

Completely agree with you btw, except that I'm a small fan of the story/mecha/airplanes from Robotech/Macross, I just have a hard time cutting through a...very foreign...plot. The love story stuff is a bit much. Cultural differences and all.
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Watch it Jumper, the one rule about DAC Club is you don't talk about DAC Club
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In Macross, didn't the UN fly F-14s in the world war that happened after the SDF-1 crashed on earth? Which then inspired the design of the VF-1 Valkyrie?
correct. the f-14a+ kai, to be exact. they were flown during the un (unification) wars. the stripes featured on these models are however from vf-1 valkyries... but perhaps i'm just splitting hairs. what? weren't you fond of lynn minmay???
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Yeah, I would get that jack o lantern F-14 just because I like Halloween so much myself and it is a sharp design.
Dee udder jack O lantern is way wicked'er..... Boo

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Landing gears detailing & weathering - amazing! Simply amazing! Never seen such awesome quality on 1/72 diecast.....










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bring out the torch! bring out the pitchforks... because i disagree. look at the rough nosecone. look at that fuselage gap peeking from underneath noel's thumb. and are those scuff marks on the underside of the air intake lip? is this the final product? the weathering/detailing only appears in the gear wells? and no pictures of the port side? oh wait... that's where the gun panel is
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bring out the torch! bring out the pitchforks... because i disagree. look at the rough nosecone. look at that fuselage gap peeking from underneath noel's thumb. and are those scuff marks on the underside of the air intake lip? is this the final product? the weathering/detailing only appears in the gear wells? and no pictures of the port side? oh wait... that's where the gun panel is
So much for those improvements to QC and there only 10% defective or will every production run be like that





I guess there's slight improvement, the file marks have mostly gone from the wings and are now along the body of the model
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Happy that my post sparked such a vivid reactions and brought some life into the forum. Honestly - I´m happily leaving all these quality subjects to you, guys, as Macross F-14s are of markedly zero interest of mine - anyway I have to admit that after seeing your pictures you are probably right with their poor QC... (poor QC of normal CalW F-14s is of course well known)
Maybe it was misleading, but I wasn´t judging overall quality nor production issues of this Macross F-14 because I simply I don’t care about Macross F-14s. I was just commenting - and I dare to insist on this - that detailing & weathering of these landing gears is simply amazing in 1/72 diecast world. Its a shame that CalWings don´t make such weathering on their standard F-14s. I´m just hoping that one day Cal Wings will do the fully weathered JR F-14 version (from the new production batch, free of first releases issues) as seen on their facebook:


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Sorry, screw this and everything to do with Robotech/Harmony Gold.. They are trying to sue Battletech again, I sincerely hope they fail and go out of business. I wouldn't give Harmony Gold a penny now.
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Sorry, screw this and everything to do with Robotech/Harmony Gold.. They are trying to sue Battletech again, I sincerely hope they fail and go out of business. I wouldn't give Harmony Gold a penny now.
well i'm sure noel would've secured the licensing rights if he's actually promoting these models, right? right?? right???
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The gear weathering in a nice but pointless touch and as Shawn would say, no ones going to see those details when on display, in fact Calwings may as well scrap the F-14 because it has more issues then a 2013 HM camo model.

How many F-14 blanks were made with teeth marks? Could be years till they sort that out like HMs blue Eagles.
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the gear weathering is a nice but pointless touch and as shawn would say, no ones going to see those details when on display, in fact calwings may as well scrap the f-14 because it has more issues then a 2013 hm camo model.

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monsieur uf, i'm not sure whether this is a vindication of your critique with regard to calwings' plastic mecha stand... but it sure is surprising they didn't use one of their own for their photoshoot. or perhaps this is their "new and improved" stand?
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monsieur uf, i'm not sure whether this is a vindication of your critique with regard to calwings' plastic mecha stand... but it sure is surprising they didn't use one of their own for their photoshoot. or perhaps this is their "new and improved" stand?
Wow using a modified Witty/JCW stand, if I were JCW, I wouldn't be too happy.

Obviously even Calwings know that mecha stand is rubbish enough for them to ditch it for their fake marketing shots.
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Happy to own a production sample of the Type S, and personally hand weathered by Noel himself. I don't count rivets and choose to enjoy 2 of my favourite subjects in a single diecast model. Give them a break, they'll only get better and better.







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I'll really don't care about maccross,but the details is great.....seems good for the real stuff F14 to come.
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I absolutely love these models! Yeah, they're not Valks, but they look badass. I will always love Robotech/Macross. And especially Lisa Hayes/Misa Hayase.

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So much for those improvements to QC and there only 10% defective or will every production run be like that





I guess there's slight improvement, the file marks have mostly gone from the wings and are now along the body of the model
I'm curious, what were you circling, here?



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Does it really matter when the rest of the model would warrant a return back to the vendor ? But for your piece of mind, the vertical shot is of some poor casting, there's a line that kind of bumps up rather then be smooth and the horizontal shot shows off some lovely file marks along the side of the model.

But I guess you could say those are minor compared the the huge gap, scratches AND there still being teeth marks / careless casting along the wing gloves.
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Does it really matter when the rest of the model would warrant a return back to the vendor ? But for your piece of mind, the vertical shot is of some poor casting, there's a line that kind of bumps up rather then be smooth and the horizontal shot shows off some lovely file marks along the side of the model.

But I guess you could say those are minor compared the the huge gap, scratches AND there still being teeth marks / careless casting along the wing gloves.
Actually, I think you were trying to circle the gun vent panel but because you didn't even know what you were looking for/ were talking out of your @$$ (as usual) you went ahead and circled an area where the gun vent panel should be, only on the wrong side. I'm surprised you didn't just draw a big circle around the model and say "teeth marks" to support the completely BS claim that there are teeth marks along the whole body of the model.
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Actually, I think you were trying to circle the gun vent panel but because you didn't even know what you were looking for/ were talking out of your @$$ (as usual) you went ahead and circled an area where the gun vent panel should be, only on the wrong side. I'm surprised you didn't just draw a big circle around the model and say "teeth marks" to support the completely BS claim that there are teeth marks along the whole body of the model.
Cool story bro but it was your mate Shawn & Co who had an issue with your fixation with gun vents, I suggest you go back to Circle Jerk 3 and take it up with them.

Also not my problem your too daft to spot issues. Your post is nothing more then b!tching for the sake of b!tching because you're bored with / not welcome on CS3.

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Cool story bro but it was your mate Shawn & Co who had an issue with your fixation with gun vents, I suggest you go back to Circle Jerk 3 and take it up with them.

Also not my problem your too daft to spot issues. Your post is nothing more then b!tching for the sake of b!tching because you're bored with / not welcome on CS3.
How about you ask the old lady... (Rest removed due to misogynistic overtones). Maybe that will allow you to ... kept your comments to those it applies to. Dragging third parties into your BS is getting old. If there is any circle jerk (3), its here with you and your ... followers.

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Mate I don't need to drag you into it, you were the anti FFP fan club president, I CGAF about him and his gun ports
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for the uninitiated: http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/...opy-issue.html
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I'll paraphrase for the benefit of noob collectors like FFP:

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monsieur uf, i'm sure he's aware of that issue. he was more interested in the circled area and what seems to be the fault there. imo the other issues are quite apparent.
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monsieur uf, i'm sure he's aware of that issue. he was more interested in the circled area and what seems to be the fault there. imo the other issues are quite apparent.
Obviously not apparent enough for him

I mean he did say I didn't have a clue what I'm talking about despite the above image and OTHER flaws that were circled
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Obviously not apparent enough for him

I mean he did say I didn't have a clue what I'm talking about despite the above image and OTHER flaws that were circled
no, what he said was (emphasis mine):

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Actually, I think you were trying to circle the gun vent panel but because you didn't even know what you were looking for/ were talking out of your @$$ (as usual) you went ahead and circled an area where the gun vent panel should be, only on the wrong side. I'm surprised you didn't just draw a big circle around the model and say "teeth marks" to support the completely BS claim that there are teeth marks along the whole body of the model.
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no, what he said was (emphasis mine):
So what your saying is he's still butt hurt and touchy about his vents that he sees criticism even when it's not there
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