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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-21-2015, 10:27 PM
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

as dan might say, "easy fix. just dip it in grey paint" :D not sure about the eagles though... would special glass filters help to reduce the blue tint? LOL



and what car might that be? a...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-21-2015, 02:47 AM
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

you'll need at least two... the trainer looks pretty cool :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-20-2015, 02:00 PM
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

oh dear, trip. hm sure seems like they're out to irritate the living daylights out of you! not only are they making you turn blue in the face, now they're making you twisted too! LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-20-2015, 12:26 PM
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

no... it's to prevent similar scuff marks you keep complaining about on the nose cone of your eagle LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-20-2015, 01:54 AM
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Posted By tomcatter
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-31-2015, 11:59 PM
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

yups... buy what you like and like what you buy :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-15-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

i'm guessing a hm-air commander repeat. more schemes at cheaper price versus fewer schemes but better make (less plastics). the quantity vs quality scenario... and like the spooks, they'll complement...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-15-2015, 05:34 AM
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

never judge a model by its box. would you buy an af1 model if they changed their boxes to classy black ones? :D

but yeah... the cw boxes certainly outclasses any other!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-15-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

falcons come in black boxes too LOL



if only hm came out with the price list like how af1 did, we'd be able to weed out the profiteers immediately :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-15-2015, 03:52 AM
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

more affordable? some sites seem to price them at around the same price as cw releases so they'll have to bring more to the table (variety?) to compete effectively with cw, me thinks.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-14-2015, 11:49 PM
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

yups... especially if they start releasing cw's holy grail models like the iriaf, freelancers and vf84 jr's.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-31-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

what's wrong with cheapie magazine/subscription models??? everyone has got to start somewhere, right? i know i did :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-31-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

ah well... we'll see if hm starts releasing the exact same scheme whenever cw announces their impending release. otherwise they'd probably complement one another to the benefit of tomcat lovers all...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-30-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

hobby master
what i like: bugs, thud, aardvark, new tooling (tomcat, superbug!)
what i don't like: qc slack (blue eagle, kill mark error), bland schemes

airforce one
what i like: new tooling...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-30-2015, 10:40 PM
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

same here... it's a mixed bag. some manufacturers have more epic fails than the others, that's all. again, buy what you like and like what you buy :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-28-2015, 12:36 AM
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

no... not a 48!!! there's only so much space for my displays :D

ah well... that's not the collector's but hm's headache, unless you're such a fan of the flying checkmates. someone did mention that...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-26-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

agreed.



agreed... again.

yups... i'm not a fan of the vigi either but it looks far more imposing to me than the other new toolings (don't flame me, this here's my personal opinion). and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-25-2015, 02:58 PM
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Posted By tomcatter
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-25-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

that's true... but cw's diamondbacks has met with similar fortunes in recent times. good luck finding one of their tomcatters, though :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-23-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

let's face it... the tomcats are more popular :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-23-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tomcatter
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-22-2015, 10:47 PM
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Posted By tomcatter
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-22-2015, 11:42 AM
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

true... but i doubt prices are proportionate only to cost. i do believe profit margins are getting wider. then again that's always the belief as a consumer.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-22-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

witty's tomcats were not that more expensive than their eagles and i'm therfore using hm's eagles as a benchmark rather than the vigi. don't forget... the tomcat is no bigger than the f111 which also...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-22-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

won't differ much from current cw prices??? please god, no!!! please let it be below $100!

yeah... while most squadrons had catchy decommissioning schemes, this one's so bleh. bring on brutus......
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-22-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

guess the 5 year countdown starts with the release of the first tomcat then...

LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-22-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

4-6 cw releases? they don't release that many tomcats annually but i'm guessing you're also collecting their other models...

well, if you're planning on sticking with cw, let's hope you won't be...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

whoa... that would be AWESOME (but again... not $150 superbugs!!! my bankers are denying me third mortgages already :D)



honestly... been there, done that. and then the eyes start to wander......
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tomcatter
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

"knowlegeable old dogs who remember cw tomcats retailing for $65"? hey, wait a minute... didn't you just "remember cw tomcats retailing at $65"??? LOL

it would've been a different story if u said...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

whoa... u just know hm is unto something when the old timers come out from hiding. :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2015, 12:06 PM
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Views: 22,842
Posted By tomcatter
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,842
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobby Master USN Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-211 "Flying Checkmates", 2004

they couldn't have chosen a duller scheme! at least put brutus on, for god's sake!!! :(
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