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Old 11-24-2017, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Calibre Su 24 test photos

There are more on Facebook....here's some blurb...

"We thank our business partners, and importantly the collectors for bearing with us with the F-14 and now the SU-24.
We have made extensive modifications to both models since their maiden release and prototype premier respectively.
For the SU-24, we are now looking at refining the tooling based on observations and review from the initial test shot. We expect to have a better work flow and to have the 1st wave of models delivered by April 2018.
Final artwork and pre order details should be made available in Jan 2018.
We are continuing to "print" more F-14 models at the start of 2018 right after we deliver the 2nd wave of VF-14 & VF-142.
More accompanying products for these models are being planned and details will be made soon.
Look out as well for our latest F-16 Block 50/52 model in the coming month."

Thank you & Kaizen.
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I'm no expert, but it looks good to me. I wonder how much longer we'll really have to wait?
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, knowing CADibre Wings, it will take some time to get the first run out, which will be plagued with file marks, foggy canopy and missing parts, and the second run will be so far in the future it might not even exist at all.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It looks very good, I don't see any teeth marks where they would normally be on a Calwings model, hopefully this isn't more marketing trickery like the last time.

Release schedule is both annoying and good, annoying it takes some long, as bad as Air Commander but good that they aren't dumping stuff monthly like HM, also no excuses when you have this much time to get it right, especially given their bad reputation with both collectors and retailers.
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It looks very good, I don't see any teeth marks where they would normally be on a Calwings model, hopefully this isn't more marketing trickery like the last time.

Release schedule is both annoying and good, annoying it takes some long, as bad as Air Commander but good that they aren't dumping stuff monthly like HM, also no excuses when you have this much time to get it right, especially given their bad reputation with both collectors and retailers.
Looks pretty good. ETA around April now. Annoying for sure, but well worth the wait if the prepro version will be any indication of the production runs. Fingers crossed!
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The key headlines were they are considering magnetic landing gear (not sure if that's a good idea), and separate open/closed canopies (I am sure that's a good idea!). The pitot tube material is still being assessed, could be a softer PVC or harder plastic. There will be air intake/nozzle covers.

P.S- all the painted primer parts are metal.....which means most of it.
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The model look very good.....not sure also for the magnetic gear.
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Looks good.
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I think magnetic gears is a good idea, they need to be made to a tight tolerance so they should fit each time, no more sanding down plastic parts or lose fitting.

Good news about the metal content, I remember ppl were not happy with the plastic wings with the HM Flogger.

The stand still sucks though
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The model looks very good. If the painting comes out nice I am going to get it for sure.
I could not wait for it so I built one for my Russian collection few weeks ago.

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The key headlines were they are considering magnetic landing gear (not sure if that's a good idea), and separate open/closed canopies (I am sure that's a good idea!). The pitot tube material is still being assessed, could be a softer PVC or harder plastic. There will be air intake/nozzle covers.

P.S- all the painted primer parts are metal.....which means most of it.
speaking of primer, how come this pre-pro didn't come in primer? didn't the russians use primer for their aircrafts?

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Well, knowing CADibre Wings, it will take some time to get the first run out, which will be plagued with file marks, foggy canopy and missing parts, and the second run will be so far in the future it might not even exist at all.
what about wing sleeve pylons that need gluing in?
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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what about wing sleeve pylons that need gluing in?
Good point mate, although this is the least concerning issue with CalW F-14, as it can be very easily fixed :-)
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Good point mate, although this is the least concerning issue with CalW F-14, as it can be very easily fixed :-)
true that... but not something one would expect from a model with premium pricing, me thinks.
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There's probably at least four Su-24s in my future if the finish matches the mould.

- Ukrainian as announced
- Ukrainian digital camo as CalW suggested they would be keen to do
- Russian/Soviet standard scheme as announced
- Russian/Soviet "camo"

very happy to see that CalW is providing an open canopy option. One wonders why the same people who are rubbishing CalW aren't spending the same energy criticizing HW, who have infinitely more experience and resources, for providing more optional parts?
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speaking of primer, how come this pre-pro didn't come in primer? didn't the russians use primer for their aircrafts?



what about wing sleeve pylons that need gluing in?
Surely the primer will be applied the next shot, if they follow the same pattern as last time

I got my wingsleeve ‘Winders to stay in place sans glue when I put my Wolfpack out on display; that said it certainly was a massive PITA doing so

Will probably buy one of these, though I think it will be “one, because it’s a great plane and it’s such a great model” rather than a squadron, as is Russian types (unless VPAF operated) plan.

Be interested to see the Viper, Block 50/52(+) gives options for a lot of cool weapons, pods, markings/schemes. I don’t need or want any more F-16s, but if it’s significantly better than HM managed (which is actually pretty good) again I would buy to have a nice one.
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The key headlines were they are considering magnetic landing gear (not sure if that's a good idea), and separate open/closed canopies (I am sure that's a good idea!).
Both are GREAT ideas (IMO)
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New pics up on their Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/calibrewing...type=3&theater
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New pics up on their Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/calibrewing...type=3&theater

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they look ok. Not GBP 129.99 ($200) ok though.
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they look ok. Not GBP 129.99 ($200) ok though.
That's the MSRP? Guessing they want to pay for the R&D of this mould asap! I guess I'll do the Ukrainian and be done.
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I wish I knew Calibre were doing this, I would wait.
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I like the look of it, not so much the price. I will hang fire until an Iranian or Sudanese camo scheme is released.
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That's the MSRP? Guessing they want to pay for the R&D of this mould asap! I guess I'll do the Ukrainian and be done.
I wonder how much of that price is because of valued added tax and other wonderful fees our friends across the pond have to pay
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The Ukr version looks the best, no bias at all

That price is gonna be a killer, guess they don't want to last long in this biz, just gouge and grab, HM's feeling the pinch since the last few years of price rises, good luck to Calibre if they think they can survive.

Also I spoke to Noel the other week, apparently the RuAF Fencer colours will be darkened, they are going for a specific look, not sure who gives them advice but I think it's safe to say not many of us would prefer darker blue ?
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As much as I love Fencers, if the price is anywhere close to $200, I dont see myself buying one. Maybe an Iranian one IF it is absolutely perfect. This price puts them above corgi Catalinas, CW SR-71s and anything HM makes. Way too steep in my opinion.

I mean, compare them to the marvelous Sunderland from Corgi. Sunderland is basically the largest 1/72 scale diecast out there (together with Vulcans, but those are mostly plastic). The Fencer is nowhere near as big, neither is it that complicated compared to other sweep wing planes (F-111, F-14). There simply is nothing that in my eyes could justify the price.
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There simply is nothing that in my eyes could justify the price.
It's the price of entry to a Collector's Club that promises to be even more exclusive than Century Wings. Privileges include being able to boast about how outstanding your models are, how much their value has increased since you bought them, the superlative accessories such as chocks and intake blanks - and of course the excellence of the box and limited edition cards.

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It's the price of entry to a Collector's Club that promises to be even more exclusive than Century Wings. Privileges include being able to boast about how outstanding your models are, how much their value has increased since you bought them, the superlative accessories such as chocks and intake blanks - and of course the excellence of the box and limited edition cards.

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I'd like the nominate this post for the post of the year awards
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It's the price of entry to a Collector's Club that promises to be even more exclusive than Century Wings. Privileges include being able to boast about how outstanding your models are, how much their value has increased since you bought them, the superlative accessories such as chocks and intake blanks - and of course the excellence of the box and limited edition cards.

You will be required to take an oath to defend everything about them, including the price, on any forums that you're a member of.

Warning: the value of your "investment" may go down as well as up.

Well, I would love to laugh at that post, but I can't. Why? Because it is true. Also, let's wait for missing/broken off parts and file marks.
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