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Old 04-25-2020, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Calibre Wings F-14D VF-31 Tomcatters AJ100

Hi. It just arrive at our local Hobby shop here . I would like to comments about the glove vane of this F-14D model, It is still there . The "D" model should not have the glove vane. It is there in the F-14A model, not "D" model. I look at this site, Primeportal.net . The walk around of F-14D model clearly show that model "D" indeed has no glove vane . I want to buy this model but when i look at this walk around and look in the internet of this real F-14D picture in flight ,there was no glove vane in the "D" model, makes me to reconsider of buying this model. I am not going to buy something which the mistakes is very obvious . I hope can get you guys opinion .
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Old 04-25-2020, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I won’t be buying either at their prices. I thought Cal Wings originally said they’d be bringing out a new B/D tooling.
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Old 04-26-2020, 02:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess you can also get the HM version?
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Old 05-04-2020, 05:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Does anyone in the UK actually own any Cal Wings planes? I've never seen any for direct sale over here- other than the Macross/Robotech fantasy F-14s, they are all still on pre-order, on every single UK site I could find. Even the earliest releases are not listed, not even as 'no longer available'. Can't get any of them on ebay or Amazon UK either.
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Does anyone in the UK actually own any Cal Wings planes? I've never seen any for direct sale over here- other than the Macross/Robotech fantasy F-14s, they are all still on pre-order, on every single UK site I could find. Even the earliest releases are not listed, not even as 'no longer available'. Can't get any of them on ebay or Amazon UK either.
https://www.myhobbyhouse.com/

That's Our local hobby shop in Malaysia. Both new Calibre Wings Tomcat have arrive there a week ago during this Movement Control Order (MCO) ,our version of lockdown. Maybe you can browse there. Our Ringgit currency is low now . I am not advertising anything here (is it? ,). But you can see the Calibre Wings Tomcatters there.
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Does anyone in the UK actually own any Cal Wings planes? I've never seen any for direct sale over here- other than the Macross/Robotech fantasy F-14s, they are all still on pre-order, on every single UK site I could find. Even the earliest releases are not listed, not even as 'no longer available'. Can't get any of them on ebay or Amazon UK either.
I own a single F-14A but it’s not the one I really wanted. Unfortunately they made the, from my point of view, really bad decision of selecting that for their first release, and rather predictably stuffing it up. I wanted an accurate early A with Phoenix and glove vanes, so Cal Wings were the only option. If they bring out a VF-2 CVN-65 release or a better VF-1 I may get another. Otherwise I’m done with A models, and not interested in pseudo-B/D models.
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Old 05-16-2020, 03:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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No point buying the Tomcatter or the Aggressor one. Those 2 batches had serious QC issues, the most notorious one being the cockpit glass wont close. Other than that, you have a high chance of getting loose stabilizer or dirty markings which could be anywhere on the model. The latest Ghostrider was said to have much better quality.
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Considering someone needs to own a private jet,a yacht, a big private mansion ( preferably with loads of bikini clad women walking about!), a few luxury cars and so on to be able to afford buying Calibre Wings products ( okay Scuze the sarcasm guys!), then surely they should have a 200% accuracy rate in the production of their models!! There's no bloody excuse to afford stupid mistakes if your company is prepared to charge collectors a damn fortune for your models!! Unforgivable!! Sorry!!
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