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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-23-2015, 07:06 AM
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Posted By A-Holt
Re: Corgi Avro Vulcan B2 XL321 - 1964 617 Squadron RAF

Thanks for the info - be picking one up ASAP I think.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-21-2015, 02:40 PM
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Posted By A-Holt
Corgi Avro Vulcan B2 XL321 - 1964 617 Squadron RAF

So I haven't heard anything on the anti-flash white Vulcan I thought was due to hit the markets end of December this year. Quick google of 'corgi vulcan 617 sqn' and these came up from here:

Dora...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-01-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,062
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Corgi Catalogue July - December 2015

Been waiting for the anti-flash Vulcan so that's a definite here but if it turns out well, the Lynx may also find its way to my shelves.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-02-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Suggestions for a new theme of mine.

So I just stumbled across this. The caption reads: 'Local Arabs and their camels pass by Bristol Beaufighter Mark VIF, X8166 'E', raised by its tail while undergoing gun maintenance and harmonisation...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-02-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Suggestions for a new theme of mine.

Ha. On that premise should we just say that flight is modern?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-01-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Suggestions for a new theme of mine.

That sir, is a mighty fine collection.



Does anyone do a good Panzer IV then? Arch enemy of the M3 Grant and later M4 to a lesser extent. I think I'm right in saying there were a few Tigers in...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-30-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By A-Holt
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-30-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Suggestions for a new theme of mine.

I have thought about that myself, going to be asking some family members if any photographs are hiding away which may answer the question. Might be worth an email to William about the possibility of...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-30-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Suggestions for a new theme of mine.

Thanks for the suggestions Epap. I definitely need to add a Stuka as a priority but how do the offerings of Corgi and HM compare? HA0131 looks good on colours from HM.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-30-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By A-Holt
Suggestions for a new theme of mine.

So gents, I've just inherited a number of medals which belonged to my great-grandfather. I need to do some research to find out exactly where he served but from what I know thus far he spent WW2 as a...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-29-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,705
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Have 1/72 diecast model prices changed your collecting habits?

It hasn't, but it will. At the moment I largely back-collect and older releases haven't really changed in price on eBay but when HM release a Gulf War F-15, from a retailer, it will cost me £84 in...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-29-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,407
Posted By A-Holt
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-29-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,284
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Enola Gay, heroism or insanity?

Ethics is not a field in which religious institutions tend to excel. At any rate, this whole fued needs to be put to bed as a few members have now said.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-27-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,407
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Hobby Master HA4701 US Navy North American RA-5C Vigilante, RVAH-6, USS Kitty Ha

Oh I have no doubt we will. Only one for me I think though for the Vietnam collection. I'm planning on it being this one but if any more knowledgeable on the type have some potential future releases...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-26-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,284
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Enola Gay, heroism or insanity?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ0fs0PIHTk

Maybe something of interest for some.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-26-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,284
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Enola Gay, heroism or insanity?

Come on gents, keep it friendly.

The murder in wartime question is an interesting one to try to get ones head around. If a nation commits to a total war for national gain, does its total...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-25-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,407
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Hobby Master HA4701 US Navy North American RA-5C Vigilante, RVAH-6, USS Kitty Ha

Hobby Master have certainly delivered - good work by all involved.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-25-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,284
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Enola Gay, heroism or insanity?

I think it's hard to deny the simple truth that a continuation of conventional warfare through a land invasion of Japan itself would have been disastrous for all involved. However, perhaps the more...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-26-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,675
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Corgi Avro Vulcan B2, XH558, Return to Flight, AA27201

Another great review SKF, very much appreciate the time you've spent putting this together.

I was a little concerned seeing the early photos released but it certainly looks from these that Corgi...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,704
Posted By A-Holt
Re: 1:72 Vulcan

Better decision all around I think mate.

I was actually down at RAF Cosford a few weeks ago ogling the Valiant there, XD818. Those clean, elegant lines in it's anti-flash Christmas island scheme...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-17-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,225
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Corgi Buccaneer S2 XV361 Pre-pro

Great pics there Sniper, appreciate the comparison shots. Definitely be looking to pick this one up now. That also means I'll need to hunt down a reasonably priced Gemini Spey powered F-4...

Out...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-17-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,704
Posted By A-Holt
Re: 1:72 Vulcan

Unfortunate that they couldn't nail that grey but I'll be interested to see collectors views on the tooling itself. As I've said the one for me will be the anti-flash white which one would hope...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-13-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,704
Posted By A-Holt
Re: 1:72 Vulcan

It's the one I'm waiting for. Carrying Blue Steel of course.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-01-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,738
Posted By A-Holt
Re: New subjects to be done in 1/72?

True but perhaps there is some hope. The likes of Corgi's TSR-2 or CWH's Arrow are surely one offs and probably pretty limited in appeal too but they were made and seem to have sold well.

Maybe...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,738
Posted By A-Holt
Re: New subjects to be done in 1/72?

Couple of perhaps less likely requests?

Horten Ho 229

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/159/2/4/horten_ho_229_again_by_tr4br-d3icqeb.jpg
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,738
Posted By A-Holt
Re: New subjects to be done in 1/72?

What about the more modern Japanese jets already released by HM though. We already have the Kawasaki T-4, Mitsubishi F-1/T2 and Mitsubishi F-2. Gotta say as a Brit they hold no real appeal to me...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-23-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,738
Posted By A-Holt
Re: New subjects to be done in 1/72?

Definitely in agreement there. As well as gunships, AH-64 and Cobra would be my main requests, would there be any chance of a long fuselage Huey, UH-1D?

Unsurprisingly it's Russian airframes that...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-22-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,738
Posted By A-Holt
New subjects to be done in 1/72?

So folks with HM's F-35 (let's not revive the debates), brand new F-15 announcement and F-16 etc what are we still waiting on? Interested in what you guys have to say, trying to exclude desired new...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,153
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Falcon Models FA724012 Fieseler Fi-156 Storch BW+CA "Operation Barbarossa"

Operation Barbarossa did start in June but obviously it lasted a lot longer than expected once the Red Army proved much more capable than Nazi ideology had allowed - actually lasted 5 months taking...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,801
Posted By A-Holt
Re: My Humble Collection

It's made by Corgi (AA32413) and I picked mine up on eBay (uk), quite difficult to track down now being such an old release.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-09-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,801
Posted By A-Holt
Re: My Humble Collection

I'm thinking the top shelf will be a 50/50 split between Vietnam and First Gulf War, with maybe (after looking at some of yours) a little 1/72 armour to fill out the gaps. Got 'Thor's Hammer' on it's...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-09-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,801
Posted By A-Holt
Re: My Humble Collection

Thanks for letting me know, should be working now.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-08-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By A-Holt
Re: My USN Blue-Grays

It's an incredible skill you have there Epap, the weathering beggars belief.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-08-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,801
Posted By A-Holt
My Humble Collection

Hi chaps, thought I'd share with you the humble but growing collection of mine :D

Things look a little random at the moment until the themes get filled out but hey, it's a start :p

The pictures...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-01-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,471
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Hobby Master HA4401 Lockheed Martin USAF F-35A 461st FLTS, 412 TW, spring 2013

I would say yes, the engine nozzle does seem substantially smaller than it should be.

http://www.aviationweek.com/media/images/fullsize/Defense/Fighters/F-35AfromAbove-LockheedMartin.jpg
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-28-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,961
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Looking for the Iconic Birds of Vietnam and the First Gulf

Are they lightning bolts through a radar antenna?

The 390th ECS Insignia doesn't appear to be on 66-0016 in the Kevin Wheeler photograph Richard provided
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-28-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,961
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Looking for the Iconic Birds of Vietnam and the First Gulf

As far as I can gather the photograph was taken on arrival back in the US, one would assume it was just never changed after being applied during Desert Shield?

It can be seen on the far right of...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-28-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,961
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Looking for the Iconic Birds of Vietnam and the First Gulf

Is this the camel image you are referring to?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-28-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,961
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Looking for the Iconic Birds of Vietnam and the First Gulf

Apparently this is 66-0016 during Desert Storm as Richard has said.

And here's the man in question - Capt. Brent Brandon, presumably it's his aircraft he's with but the two don't seem to match up?...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-27-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,961
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Looking for the Iconic Birds of Vietnam and the First Gulf

Not sure where I pulled Iranian from :confused:

Brent Brandon's would surely have been a better release.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-27-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,961
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Looking for the Iconic Birds of Vietnam and the First Gulf

Did she take part in Desert Storm (and in that scheme)?

I must admit and it seems strange but I've never been a huge fan of the F-111, the EF-111 however looks fantastic :D

Surprised HM hasn't...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-26-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,961
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Looking for the Iconic Birds of Vietnam and the First Gulf

Not something I was aware of, makes sense though - thanks :D

Out of curiosity, was there a term coined to differentiate sorties which flew for instance just outside the USSR's air space over...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-26-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,961
Posted By A-Holt
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-25-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,961
Posted By A-Holt
Looking for the Iconic Birds of Vietnam and the First Gulf

Hi chaps, been a bit busy lately but I plan on steadily building up the fledgling collection from here on.

Had a quick look back over some of the advice you gave on the old thread and I've decided...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-13-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,665
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Night Light

May have to invest, cheers SKF
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-12-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,665
Posted By A-Holt
Re: Night Light

Do you have any issues with heating SKF, specifically from the top two central lights?

I recently got myself a cabinet for my (very) humble collection to grow into, I've noticed that the models on...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-27-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,726
Posted By A-Holt
Re: want to know why hm does not release the 1/72 bomber

By my reckoning the Hustler would have a wing span of around 9.5" by a length of 16.1", seems very feasible for corgi given it's previous/current larger model endeavours.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-27-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,726
Posted By A-Holt
Re: want to know why hm does not release the 1/72 bomber

Very true a B-58 would be a magnificent spectacle in 1/72 with it's incredibly sleek lines, presumably also be a big seller in the US market if not here in our green n' pleasant lands too.

The...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-27-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,726
Posted By A-Holt
Re: want to know why hm does not release the 1/72 bomber

To be honest I don't think that's really a very fair criticism, for WW2 heavies it's only recently with the Stirling that British heavies outnumbered US and that's only been because the B-29 is so...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-26-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,114
Posted By A-Holt
Re: New guy in need of some advice/suggestions

Hi gents, I just received HA1962 HMs Forrestal/Ark Royal Phantom, after reading through the various threads on here I had very high hopes and I must say I'm not in the least bit disappointed, a truly...
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