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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-22-2015, 12:18 AM
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Posted By tripoli
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

"Let's not comment first based on photos taken under poor light condition"

The photos I posted were the final photos posted on Hawks site under the best of lighting conditions. ;)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-20-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tripoli
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

"Seriously. I wouldn't notice most of these "issues" if they weren't posted with close ups."
That is true, many of the details we put up here are "under the microscope" in terms of enlarging and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-20-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By tripoli
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

Yes: Line added to show the offset better.

http://s8.postimg.org/czhlo0kvo/HA5201_FP_8.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-20-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tripoli
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

"It looks like the "twist" is an artifact of the focus in the macro setting, or that the plane is slightly raised up from the styrofoam and tissue on the right side of the picture. Compare the focus...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-20-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tripoli
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

http://s12.postimg.org/kml5r567h/image_jpg1_zpsyhurtmfk.jpg

HM's quality control seems off on this one. Same issue you see on The final prototype page, graphics on the nose is skewed to one side....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-21-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tripoli
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

From what I see, look pretty nice. Looks like the potential for HM to knock it out of the park.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-15-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tripoli
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

I Asian countries, black holds a significant respectful meaning. CW's boxes are for sales there a marketing tool to show they are the best of the best.

If Hobby Master IS going to price their...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-31-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tripoli
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

Competition is always good for consumers, it keeps manufacturers on their toes to keep up quality or be surpassed by others.
I think HM's issues are most likely with high growth right now and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-22-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tripoli
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

There would only be one reason to keep the price low and that would be to strike at CW a bit harder. It's obvious William is taking that tact, so it's possible these could start off low ans gain...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tripoli
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

That's a straight on shot at CW. It will be interesting to see how HM does with this.
I thought HM would do an incredible job with the F-15, not too hard to do but they have flubbed it big time...
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