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Old 05-09-2018, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CW001627 Century Wings A-6E Intruder U.S. Navy

Nice to see CW are still releasing A6's....even if its not a scheme I want!
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could it be more unimpressive!!, by the way CW, the A6 served in Vietnam and had very colourful paintwork and insignia over some years....
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Could it be more unimpressive!!, by the CW, the A6 served in Vietnam and had very colourful paintwork and insignia over some years....
The CW is an E and didn't go into action til 12/71. A new tooling would be required for the A and B versions for Vietnam. I could be wrong??? This might be a nice model. Better wait for piccies.
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I think it's a nice livery for an E. But, I also think i've had my fill of A6Es, especially if the finish will be like the latest crusader.
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Yawn, low viz, last cruise... nuff said
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Only found one pre-order
https://www.flying-tigers.co.uk/prod...a-6e-intruder/

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Yawn, low viz, last cruise... nuff said
You can say that again....
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Prepro pics out at centurywings.com

I took a chance and had pre-ordered. Good news, it appears to have something like improved / washed panel lines and possibly a bit of weathering. Hard to tell from the LQ pics and certainly not to everybody's liking but I like it.

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I pre-ordered this, too. Happy to get my hands on a new 1/72 CW Intruder. I have the 1/144 CW Black Panthers. Agree it would be nice to see some Vietnam Intruders. But this is a decent scheme. Just hope the finish isn't as glossy as it looks in that pre-pro photo.
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Very cool model indeed but have too many military models already and have nowhere to put them all.. honestly i'm only waiting for another CW F-8 Crusader to complete my collection..
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Hopefully it'll look as good as the pre-pro pics! I love my VMA-533 one! It'd be nice to see more with the CBUs that were only on the VA-115.
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Hopefully it'll look as good as the pre-pro pics! I love my VMA-533 one! It'd be nice to see more with the CBUs that were only on the VA-115.
mine's on its way so will probably post some pics of it when it arrives. you've got the vma-533? did you have to pay a pretty penny for it, though?
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I must say, if that photo from TFM is what the production version looks like, it's a shame CW aren't going models like the Su-24, probably would of been released by now too.
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century wings has always been a company where reputation justifies their price, not price justifying their reputation. flooding the market with anniversary re-releases weren't exactly the smartest of move though (many still sitting on shelves). doubt they'll ever do a russian jet and their natural progression would be the hornets. but then they'd be late for the party...
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mine's on its way so will probably post some pics of it when it arrives. you've got the vma-533? did you have to pay a pretty penny for it, though?
About 20/30 dollars South of $200 . And I proceeded to code 3 the outer skrike carrying pylons to carry GBU-10, destroying it's resale value.
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About 20/30 dollars South of $200 . And I proceeded to code 3 the outer skrike carrying pylons to carry GBU-10, destroying it's resale value.
that's pretty fair value for something off the secondary(?) market, if you ask me. as for resale value, yeah, you probably destroyed that but hey, it's something YOU appreciate more and at the end of the day, that's what really matters. there are some models in my collection that could do with a little touch up to make them look awesome... but such efforts should never be by my clumsy hands
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Just got an email from the Mule, mine was shipped yesterday.
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if you're expecting proper weathering, this is not the model. yes, there appears to be attempts at weathering... but very very light and unevenly applied. most, if any, are concentrated near the wingtips... and around the wing fences. as can be seen on this model, some smudges are also evident along the fuselage just above the wingroot. it would otherwise be pretty 'fresh out of factory' otherwise. gaps are kept at minimal, but i suppose the mould is showing its age somewhat. fitment was excellent... except for the front landing gear on my model which was a bit of a tight fit. no complaints about the long tailfin probe... straight as an arrow. the refueling probe is however bent... as it should be
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The one I received has a gigantic gap on the right hand side above the air intake. The possible cause of this is the upward bending of the wing piece on the right hand side just above the air intake. I took the plane apart and filed down some places around that area, the gap reduced a bit, now it is only huge not gigantic.
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if you're expecting proper weathering, this is not the model. yes, there appears to be attempts at weathering... but very very light and unevenly applied. most, if any, are concentrated near the wingtips... and around the wing fences. as can be seen on this model, some smudges are also evident along the fuselage just above the wingroot. it would otherwise be pretty 'fresh out of factory' otherwise. gaps are kept at minimal, but i suppose the mould is showing its age somewhat. fitment was excellent... except for the front landing gear on my model which was a bit of a tight fit. no complaints about the long tailfin probe... straight as an arrow. the refueling probe is however bent... as it should be
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It looks as if they applied the weathering then changed their mind and tried removing it

Smudges aside, it still looks good for such and old mould.
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It looks as if they applied the weathering then changed their mind and tried removing it

Smudges aside, it still looks good for such and old mould.
it definitely is and it's good to see century wings reviving this line...

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The one I received has a gigantic gap on the right hand side above the air intake. The possible cause of this is the upward bending of the wing piece on the right hand side just above the air intake. I took the plane apart and filed down some places around that area, the gap reduced a bit, now it is only huge not gigantic.
oh dear! should've returned it for a replacement instead.
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I opened this model today.

I'm sorry to say that it is the worst piece of diecast from a serious manufacturer that I have seen in years.

There is very much wrong with it.

To start off with, the mould is obviously tired and the assembly of my example had serious issues including both horiz stabilizers barely in their sockets with a highly visible actuator.

The entire model is covered in thick paint reminiscent of some of HM's worst efforts in this regard. The nose gear has lost much of its detail and bellievability.

The model i got is physically dirty. There is what might be some attempt at some sort of weathering or wash, but it's only on one wing and only bits of it at that. Looks like rubbish.

The basic color I think is wrong -most photos that I see of this model show it to have a relatively light overall topcolor. The stock photo that I posted above is at the 'dark end' of what i'd consider to be acceptable, but the actual model in hand is much darker than that. Maybe this is the color that the aircraft had when it was new, but anyway, it just has that 'dipped in a bucket of thick paint' look about it. the tail is fine but done in a high gloss black that looks out of contrast with the rest of the model. The whole thing should have been done in flat or semi-gloss.

is this model salvageable? maybe. if a case can be made that the grey color is plausible (it's basically as dark as the grey seen on USAF ospreys and then with generous applications of weathering and wash then maybe it will look ok. as it stands, this is eaisly the worst of the series. Have a look at A-6E INTRUDER VMA(AW)-533 NightHawks ED405 1991 Desert Storm on cw's website and you'll see what i imagine this one should have vaguely looked like - this one is not even close.

CW's A6 is clearly done, and the time is ripe for HM or perhaps CalW, whoever is quicker and more industrious, to swoop in.

with this release and the recent crusader being both the worst in their lines, i wonder whether CW is done. They released those wonderful superb 10th anniversary tomcats which bombed in the market. This kind of made me think that they lost their mojo as part of this and are now just miliking the moulds for whatever they'll bear.

Had this one been done at the level of A-6E INTRUDER VMA(AW)-533 NightHawks ED405 1991 Desert Storm i'd be thrilled. as it were, it's not even close.

overall model score: 2.5/10.
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