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Old 08-29-2017, 07:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After a first orientation on the Brands not to be missed on modern military airplanes (thank to you members) I decided to start my collection buying three models of the principal brands.

Three different interpretations of the same model, the F-14, to make a comparison on the quality.
I will then make a video in which I compare the models.

I chose the F-14 because it has some specs that may emphasize some stressing characteristics that I usually look for, like movable parts (in these case big ones, like the wings) and heavy load of weapons or accessories.

I would like to compare them as for quality issues, but at the same time I don't want to start a collection with 3 models totally identical.
So I am going to buy 3 F-14 from 3 different brands, but not with the same "uniform".

Actually I chose 3 models that could fit my needs.
Three contenders for the Crown of BEST Diecast F-14.

For Calibre Wings:The VF-1 "Wolf Pack"



For Hobby Master: The VF-31 "Christine" "Tomcatters"



For Century Wings: The VF-9 "Vampiri Vandy"




Do you think they are 3 true contenders for the crown?

Do you have any other brand or specific model to suggest for an F-14, to claim the crown of the best?

I am really fascinated by the Vampiri Dandy, with its unique guise.
So I chose that for the one from Century Wings, even if I am attracted also by their VF-41 Black Aces and their VF-84 Jolly Rogers.

Then I Chose the VF-31 Tomcatters for Hobby Master, because as a Grey pattern, I like this design, with some small detail in acid green.
Second choice from HM was the VF-2 Bounty Hunters.

Finally, for Calibre Wings, I Chose the VF-1 Wolf pack, even though I preferred the VF-103 Jolly Rogers, but I didn't want a second grey F-14.
And I don't like the colors of the VF-142 Ghostriders, especially the tail colors.



PS: do you also have any european seller to suggest?

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Old 08-29-2017, 09:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The "Cristine" you find in Jetbreath (Australia). The CW Vandy will be very difficult to find. I believe that Hobby Master will manufacture it soon. Calibre Wings "Wolf Pack" you find on e-bay.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello Viperfritz, I just registered now to let you know that I have the CW Vandy F-14 for sale, would you be interested ? Please send pm, thank you.
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on the bay, vandy available from UK seller, if the price doesn't afraid you

CENTURY WINGS 1/72 F-14D TOMCAT U.S. NAVY VX-9 VAMPIRES VANDY 1 - 1999 MIB | eBay
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on the bay, vandy available from UK seller, if the price doesn't afraid you

CENTURY WINGS 1/72 F-14D TOMCAT U.S. NAVY VX-9 VAMPIRES VANDY 1 - 1999 MIB | eBay
Thank You, but I found a better one (159 GBP).

Yesterday there was also another one not new, but in mint conditions, from a private.

I stayed on the auction till 109 GBP, then I preferred to go for the New one.
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