best a-10 corgi or hobby master - DA.C
 

Go Back   DA.C > Ground Control > Military Model Aircraft

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 01-24-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 32
Default best a-10 corgi or hobby master

im about to purchase an a-10 but not sure to get corgi or hobbymaster thanks as i want to add to my collection

my collection so far

witty f-15 gorrila
witty f-18 tophatters
witty mig-29 russian knights
witty su-27
gaincorp su-47
gaincorp su-34 bort 43
corgi f-4 raf
witty tornado f.3 on pre-order


i also want to get an f-100, f-104, jaguar gr.3 or t2, tornado gr.4, a-10, mirage 2000, a-4, a-7, f-8, f-14, f-16. sr-71, us navy f-4, mig-15, mig-21, su-33, f-22, harrier gr.3, harrier av-bb the list is endless as i am new to collecting
tomw94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-24-2009, 12:07 PM   #2
Junior Collector
 
kingpin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 26
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

Welcome to the world of collecting. It can be an addiction.

Glen
__________________
Racers Den Collectables Inc.
Evansville,Indiana 47715
Century Wings, Hobby Master, and many more.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Proud Member Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter 6
kingpin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
Master Collector
 
Thunderbird 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 580
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

I have almost all the Hobbymaster A-10's and they are my favourite of all the manuafactuers. Not sure I'm happy with the lines on the mould, but happy with all else. As an A-10 fan, I almost went for Corgi but glad I waited for the Hobbymaster A-10.
Thunderbird 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 01-30-2009, 08:12 AM   #4
Junior Collector
 
Alain Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Philippines
Posts: 46
Send a message via Yahoo to Alain Lee
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

IMHO Hobby master
Alain Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 09:34 AM   #5
Senior Collector
 
Peter9R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 169
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

My choice is Hobby Master
But if you're really want to get the aicraft I'd recommned you waiting till April 2010.
Becouse HM will launch some new paint schemes...

I will waiting to buy one...

Hobby Master HA1311 - A-10 Thunderbolt II Diecast Model, USAF 23rd TFW, 75th TFS, Iraq, April 2003: The Flying Mule
Hobby Master HA1309 - A-10 Thunderbolt II Diecast Model, USAF 52nd FW, 81st TFS, Kosovo: The Flying Mule

ENJOY!

Sorry for my post I didn't know that autor wanted to buy it last year
Anyway, the new Aircrafts looks pretty good.

Last edited by Peter9R; 01-19-2010 at 09:39 AM.
Peter9R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 10:19 AM   #6
Master Collector
 
Thunderbird 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 580
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

Hobbymaster has the edge with the A-10. The lines are a little pronounced, but models are good. The two new releases have been retooled so it will be interesting to see the changes.
Thunderbird 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 01:10 PM   #7
Insane Collector
 
SuperKungFu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,928
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

The best A-10 out there in 1:72 scale would be HobbyMaster hands down. I recommend you pre-order the latest A-10 Killer Chick- I think that looks the best. All Grey and with the shark mouth- very iconic.

I also read on your list you are looking for an F-14. Well if you are ever interested in a Witty F-14, send me a private message. I have this one Mint in Box:
F-14A US Navy VF-103 "Jolly Rogers" WTW-72-009-009 Fantastic Flyers

Retail is close to $50 but I'm selling it for $29 + whatever real shipping cost. Let me know if you are interested.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SuperKungFu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 08:12 PM   #8
Junior Collector
 
Punks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Hamilton, Canada
Posts: 36
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

I have gone with Hobbymaster. Looks much better to me. Better ordinance.Better overall model. Cheaper! You can't do better than that!
Punks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 02:52 PM   #9
Master Collector
 
Thunderbird 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 580
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

Hobby Master A-10 releases since Jan 2010 are even nicer!
Thunderbird 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 08:30 AM   #10
Senior Collector
 
Peter9R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 169
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

Got the HA1309 Kosovo and like it.
Of course, the HA1311 "Killer Chick" is Okay too but that's not my taste...

Some pics:





__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Peter9R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 08:43 AM   #11
Master Collector
 
virtual_pilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 567
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

I am going for the choper popper
virtual_pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 06:26 PM   #12
Insane Collector
 
mar_ji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: the netherlands
Posts: 1,934
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

I like the camo on this latest A-10....will surely get it too
mar_ji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 05:46 AM   #13
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 13
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

I work on A-10s everyday (along with F-15s and F-16s). I think the HM has the best rendition though the lines are too pronounced as someone else mentioned. I would look for subdued markings too, unless you're going for an earlier period piece.

I wish a company would make an A-10 with opening side panels to show some of the artwork the crews put in them. Some I've seen included an homage to AD1 Skyraiders from Vietnam and a Viking looking guy on a warhorse. I think Frank Frazetta might have done the original painting. BUT the scale would have to be large and I have no idea what that kind of detail would cost.
zzzippper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 06:18 AM   #14
Master Collector
 
virtual_pilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 567
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

probably half a million. Since you worked on F-16's I wish you can send HM an email to convince them that the F-16 should be their next new mold.
virtual_pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 11:24 PM   #15
Collector
 
Badgat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 64
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

I have one of HM's A-10, the "Vultures". I try to get only one of each Air Force bird, especially the jets,but I don't always stick to that plan. Hey Kingpin,it is an addiction but with benefits, no brain damage, no heart damage and if you overdose, you can sell off your collection and get some return on your money, because we diecast junkies like bargains
Badgat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 09:23 PM   #16
Junior Collector
 
Nockers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 29
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

My Favorite is this one from HM

But I do have a few more as seen here


Now if only HM would do a Jaws one or the black and white Ak bird
__________________
My photo page


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Nockers; 08-09-2010 at 09:33 PM.
Nockers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 12:50 AM   #17
Master Collector
 
virtual_pilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 567
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

That one is my favorite too because it is desert storm, but I couldn't find it on sale anymore. You have collected almost every F-16 made by Witty & Dragon altogether, I love the F-16 myself. In fact, more than any other jet. If either HM or CW made an F-16 would you still be tempeted to buy it?
virtual_pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 01:39 AM   #18
Insane Collector
 
SuperKungFu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,928
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

There's lot of A-10 schemes to choose from, this is just to name a few....hope one day HM decides to tackle them. Like the JAWS scheme or the flipper.




__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by SuperKungFu; 08-10-2010 at 02:55 AM.
SuperKungFu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 02:35 AM   #19
Always votes for bush...
 
CitationDrvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Posts: 528
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

It's an A-10 extravaganza! WoooHooo! Don't forget about the YA-10 with two seats! She's proudly displayed at the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum on Edwards AFB, CA.
Attached Thumbnails
best a-10 corgi or hobby master-2300767651_c8d0301b7f_b.jpg  
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CitationDrvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 03:22 AM   #20
Warbird Diecast Collector
 
TF-104 Starfighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fortified Compound in Colorado
Posts: 72
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

Quote:
Originally Posted by zzzippper View Post
I work on A-10s everyday (along with F-15s and F-16s). I think the HM has the best rendition though the lines are too pronounced as someone else mentioned. I would look for subdued markings too, unless you're going for an earlier period piece.

I wish a company would make an A-10 with opening side panels to show some of the artwork the crews put in them. Some I've seen included an homage to AD1 Skyraiders from Vietnam and a Viking looking guy on a warhorse. I think Frank Frazetta might have done the original painting. BUT the scale would have to be large and I have no idea what that kind of detail would cost.
Don't forget a removable cannon and working speed brakes Warthogs, Vipers and Eagles everyday!. If you don't mind my asking are they F-15E or F-15Cs, the light-grays are my all-time favorite military jets. Please post some pictures.
TF-104 Starfighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 11:06 AM   #21
Junior Collector
 
Nockers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 29
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

Quote:
Originally Posted by virtual_pilot View Post
That one is my favorite too because it is desert storm, but I couldn't find it on sale anymore. You have collected almost every F-16 made by Witty & Dragon altogether, I love the F-16 myself. In fact, more than any other jet. If either HM or CW made an F-16 would you still be tempeted to buy it?
Yes I have a large number of 16's most of them Witty and some Dragon and the 1 Gemini.
I still have 6-8 more 16's i don't have room to display.
Would I buy An F-16 from HM ? Sure if they do different paint jobs than what I have
__________________
My photo page


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Nockers; 08-10-2010 at 11:10 AM.
Nockers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 12:51 AM   #22
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 13
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

Quote:
Originally Posted by TF-104 Starfighter View Post
Don't forget a removable cannon and working speed brakes Warthogs, Vipers and Eagles everyday!. If you don't mind my asking are they F-15E or F-15Cs, the light-grays are my all-time favorite military jets. Please post some pictures.
The are C models, mostly from Misawa and Kadena. I'd love to take pics, also of the Korean Air civilian planes that are in and out of here but they're pretty sensitive about picture taking.

In St. Louis I worked final assembly QA (prior to rolling out for gun, radar, ejection seats, etc.) on the E models for USAF and E minus (export versions) for Saudi and Israel.

I often saw A10s taking off in Kuwait for Operation Southern Watch prior to Gulf I but this is the first time I've been hands on with them. What a beast of an airplane!
zzzippper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 07:48 PM   #23
Warbird Diecast Collector
 
TF-104 Starfighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fortified Compound in Colorado
Posts: 72
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

Quote:
Originally Posted by zzzippper View Post
The are C models, mostly from Misawa and Kadena. I'd love to take pics, also of the Korean Air civilian planes that are in and out of here but they're pretty sensitive about picture taking.

In St. Louis I worked final assembly QA (prior to rolling out for gun, radar, ejection seats, etc.) on the E models for USAF and E minus (export versions) for Saudi and Israel.

I often saw A10s taking off in Kuwait for Operation Southern Watch prior to Gulf I but this is the first time I've been hands on with them. What a beast of an airplane!
Thanks for the info, the A-10 and Mudhen are exceptional attack aircraft, but theres something about those C models that just strikes me as exceptional. Bet you'd be a backer of some new diecast Eagles and Strikes Eagles on the market, hopefully from HM. I've actually held off on buying any Eagles from Dragon & Witty from what I've heard from other collectors. Guess I've been spoiled by HM and Century Wings. We'll if yor ever able please post some Eagle & or Mudhen pics.
TF-104 Starfighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 11:08 PM   #24
Junior Collector
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 13
Default Re: best a-10 corgi or hobby master

This is from an email I got today. I'm not posting all the pictures do to size but one shows damage to Chick Killer that I thought you guys might like.

I am not editing the message so don't blame me for typos or grammar.




First there was this gun...
It was developed by General Electric, the "We bring good things to life" people. It's one of the modern-day Gatling guns. It shoots very big bullets. It shoots them very quickly.
Someone said, "Let's put it in an airplane."
Someone else said, "Better still, let's build an airplane around it."
So they did. And "they" were the Fairchild-Republic airplane people.
And they had done such a good job with an airplane they developed back in WWII...
...called the P-47 Thunderbolt, they decided to call it the A10 Thunderbolt.
They made it so it was very good at flying low and slow and shooting things with that fabulous gun.
But since it did fly low and slow, they made it bulletproof, or almost so. A lot of bad guys have found you can shoot an A10 with anything from a pistol to a 23mm Soviet cannon and it just keeps on flying and shooting.
When they got through, it looked like this...
It's not sleek and sexy like an F18 or the stealthy Raptors and such, but I think it's such a great airplane because it does what it does better than any other plane in the world.
It kills tanks.
Not only tanks, as Sadam Hussein's boys found out to their horror, but armored personnel carriers, radar stations, locomotives, bunkers, fuel depots...just about anything the bad guys thought was bulletproof turned out to be easy pickings for this beast.
See those engines. One of them alone will fly this puppy. The pilot sits in a very thick titanium alloy "bathtub."
That's typical of the design.
They were smart enough to make every part the same whether mounted on the left side or right side of the plane, like landing gear, for instance.
Because the engines are mounted so high (away from ground debris) and the landing gear uses such low pressure tires, it can operate from a damaged airport, interstate highway, plowed field, or dirt road.
Everything is redundant. They have two of almost everything. Sometimes they have three of something. Like flight controls. There's triple redundancy of those, and even if there is a total failure of the double hydraulic system, there is a set of manual flying controls.
Capt. Kim Campbell sustained this damage over Bagdad and flew for another hour before returning to base.
But about that gun...
It's so hard to grasp just how powerful it is.
This is the closest I could find to showing you just what this cartridge is all about. What the guy is holding is NOT the 30mm round, but a "little" .50 Browning machinegun round and the 20mm cannon round which has been around for a long time.
The 30mm is MUCH bigger.
Down at the bottom are the .50 BMG and 20x102 Vulcan the fellow was holding. At the bottom right is the bad boy we're discussing.
Let's get some perspective here: The .223 Rem (M16 rifle round) is fast. It shoots a 55 or so grain bullet at about 3300 feet/sec, give or take. It's the fastest of all those rounds shown (except one). When you move up to the .30 caliber rounds, the bullets jump up in weight to 160-200 grains. Speeds run from about 2600 to 3000 fps or so.
The .338 Lapua is the king of the sniper rifles these days and shoots a 350 grain bullet at 2800 fps or so. They kill bad guys at over a mile with that one.
The .50 BMG is really big. Mike Beasley has one on his desk. Everyone who picks it up thinks it's some sort of fake, unless they know big ammo. It's really huge with a bullet that weighs 750 grains and goes as fast the Lapua.
I don't have data on the Vulcan, but hang on to your hat. The bullet for the 30x173 Avenger has an aluminum jacket around a spent uranium core and weighs 6560 grains (yes, over 100 times as heavy as the M16 bullet, and flies through the air at 3500 fps (which is faster than the M16 as well). The gun shoots at a rate of 4200 rounds per minute. Yes, four thousand. Pilots typically shoot either one- or two-second burst which set loose 70 to 150 rounds. The system is optimized for shooting at 4,000 feet.
OK, the best for last. You've got a pretty good idea of how big that cartridge is, but I'll bet you're like me and you don't fully appreciate how big the GA GAU-8 Avenger really is.
Take a look... Each of those seven barrels is 112" long. That's almost ten feet. The entire gun is 19-1/2 feet long. Think how impressive it would look set up in your living room. Oh, by the way, it doesn't eject the empty shells but runs them back into the storage drum. There's just so dang many flying out, they felt it might damage the aircraft.
Like I said, this is a beautiful design.I'm glad it's ours.
Attached Thumbnails
best a-10 corgi or hobby master-image005.jpg   best a-10 corgi or hobby master-image007-2-.jpg   best a-10 corgi or hobby master-image011-2-.jpg   best a-10 corgi or hobby master-image010-3-.jpg  
zzzippper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:09 AM.

Latest Threads
- by Wardair
- by immor
 

Models of the Week
 



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.