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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-12-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Corgi 2020 Catalogue........

Hello mmarsh. Its a G mate.

Production block number
B-17G-10-BO

Short History

Delivered Cheyenne 16/10/43; Vandalia 26/10/43; Des Moines 1/12/43; Denver 2/12/43; Cheyenne 11/12/43; Kearney...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-11-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: HM APRIL 2020 Poster

First RAAF 452 SQN Spit. Paddy's mount as well. The only defo purchase of the lot.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-11-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Calibre Yak-130 and B-58

Just to add to the discussion above. Just because the YAK130 designers have released photos of the thing carrying a 'supposed' warload, does not make it an effective attack aircraft.

The...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-10-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Calibre Yak-130 and B-58

Interesting. Oh I am reading the same thread,...perhaps we have different aircraft in mind.

The Soviets cancelled the YAK131 program,...all its YAKs are trainers. I'm not quite sure how many...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-05-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By Light Fire Team
Corgi 2020 Catalogue........

...will be announced 0600h, 6 Jan 2020, Blighty Time.

Enjoy. :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-19-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Christmas Past.....

Indeed,...quality!! :cool:

Thanks for posting photos of the diorama.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-17-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: A 2019 Seasons Greetings...Gifts Awaaaay..HOHO

Merry Christmas lads,....and I hope 2020 is a great year for you all.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-17-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: HobbyMater HA7743"c" Code 3 P-51D "Fighting La

Nice,...….perhaps a picture showing us the flank of the model would be nice. I can barely make out the artwork on it.

But nice code 3 nevertheless. As a owner of a number of Code 3 P51s,...its...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-17-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Calibre Yak-130 and B-58

Potential?!?! Trainer,.....a new modern one with some cross nationality appeal vs the B58,..arguably the most spectacular jet ever produced.

Old markets (Anglo-Saxon/US) vs new markets. Its...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-10-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,556
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Gemini 200 December Releases

What's happened to the Gemini P8 tooling??
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-10-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Calibre Wings, Wave2 SU-24 - Production photos

LOL

Coming from you,......that's hilarious!!!!!

One of your best Toby. :rolleyes:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-08-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Hobby Master HA19011 F-4EJ Kai

It is magnificent and extremely striking!! :cool:

330498
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-08-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Hobby Master HA19011 F-4EJ Kai

Could not agree more. A bit surprised HM have not already taken advantage of this one.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 12-07-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,227
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Canada moves toward buying 'used' Australian F

And yet, the US (all three services), United Kingdom (RAF and RN), Australia, Israel, Turkey (subsequently now cancelled by the US), South Korea, Japan, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-07-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Hobby Master HA19011 F-4EJ Kai

I'm sure if HM thought they would make some dough out of the scheme,..they would be all over it.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-07-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,883
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Hobby Master HA5309 MIG-23MLD, Big mistake

All good,..thanks for the sentiment.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-07-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Calibre Wings, Wave2 SU-24 - Production photos

I really was only intending to have the one Russian scheme. So keen on some Soviet SU24s,..preferably Camo types.

But this latest release, with that cool scheme really is the goods.

I might...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-07-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,883
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Hobby Master HA5309 MIG-23MLD, Big mistake

Not directly. But the smoke in the Sydney basin has been pretty awful on occasion. Its keeping me busy at work too.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-07-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,883
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Hobby Master HA5309 MIG-23MLD, Big mistake

Perhaps I misspoke. It was added to the Oct release schedule in Aug,...after the poster was released. Posters is a term I utilise with HM like catalogue for Corgi.

Sorry for the confusion.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-07-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,883
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Hobby Master HA5309 MIG-23MLD, Big mistake

It was not on the initial release poster,...but was added to the Oct 19 poster in Aug 19 and was added to Hobbymaster collector and was a news item on that website in Aug. :)

Still,...its an odd...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-06-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Hobby Master HA19011 F-4EJ Kai

As in many things in our hobby,..its subjective, which is what makes it so diversely wonderful. I personally don't think much of "Amigo". :envy:

Apparently HM cannot replicate that extraordinary...
Forum: Manufacturers 12-06-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Shoutout to Hobby Master

It really is the only manufacturer that engages with the collectorate and forumites,...assuming you speak politely and decently with them (some apparently are unable to heed that lesson). I think...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-06-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Hobby Master HA19011 F-4EJ Kai

That's actually a pretty good point FTS. I have not bought the most recent anniversary release,...although I will be tempted by the more blackish release,....and hence the matching pair will be...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-06-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Hobbymaster HA8220 Corsair "Midnite Cocktail"

A very rare Corsair indeed. Not many of the F4U-2 were even produced,......just over 30. Its a bit of a 'odd man out' type of release that requires some mods.

If they do half a decent job of it...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-02-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Unbranded bi-plane models

Yeah,..very nicely done. :cool:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-02-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Fellow forum member in need of help

Nope,..happy for it to be right here as Mike is a good member of the forums way back when.

But its always great to see your constructive, fair minded and decent contribution Toby. LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-01-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Herpa 580038 F-15 Eagle Expensive?

No,...I was having a tongue and cheek poke at Sarcasm. I don't recall him ever saying something nice about HM. LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-30-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Herpa 580038 F-15 Eagle Expensive?

Or you could buy what you like,...regardless of the cranky members who don't like a model for whatever reason. LOL

Some releases are better than others,..regardless of the manufacturer.

Pick a...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 11-29-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,004
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: When are you done with your collection?

Yeah,..that pretty much sums it up for me.

However, I am lucky (and I think you are too SKF) all my models are on display.

For those who have limited display space and swap their models everyso...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 11-29-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,227
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Canada moves toward buying 'used' Australian F

Is this true??

http://macdonaldlaurier.ca/files/pdf/20190502_MLI_COMMENTARY_Shimooka_FWeb.pdf

What an obscene disgrace. And even only half is true,....how can anyone even try to suggest this...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-29-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Herpa 580038 F-15 Eagle Expensive?

The JC vs HM F15 debate is an interesting one. In fact,...I made the mistake of buying both the JCWings and HM 33TFW F15C and I did a comparison photo shoot of both types on a thread,...in that other...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-29-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Are you a happy collector?

I love the Hobby,...I love the history surrounding the Hobby and I love collecting and displaying my models..

Its as simple as that.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-28-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Die cast B-17 question

Thanks for the correction. Either way,..I still don't think much of it.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-25-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Die cast B-17 question

Have to say,...I don't think much of "Flak Bait",...but it will probably do well, so what would I know?? LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-25-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Die cast B-17 question

Have to pretty much agree with you there. Although I think they are slowly getting better,...and smarter. Mind you,....with only one release a year,...how would you know??
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-25-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Die cast B-17 question

You were not on you own there FTS. In fact I recall a certain "automatic pilot" driver LOL talking about LMM a few forums ago.

That would be over a decade ago.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-25-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: New FOV

FoV have been taken over by a company called Watersons. Apparently they have built a new factory and other than the Chinooks, they are releasing schemes from existing toolings. As you have alluded...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-22-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

The problem with BREXIT,..is not the exit itself. The lack of certainty and therefore market uncertainty is due to the process being dragged out over two painful years.

Once the dust settles and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-22-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

I'm sorry but I went through both links and 10 pages (then I gave up) of the second link and I did not see any of the aircraft I have mentioned. There is a couple Amercom V Bombers,....but I did not...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-22-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

Not specifically you mate (although certainly one of the lads I am referring too),...just the plethora of collectors who speak to William regularly and get on fine with him and occasionally get some...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-22-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

Not true. Simple as that.

The rest of the post is based on no evidence or even reasoned opinion.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-21-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Die cast B-17 question

And that's the rub mate. Are Corgi's efforts worth $60+USD more than AF1s. Its subjective and each collector has to make his own mind.

As has been alluded,...some Corgi B17s are a bit meh....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-21-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: JC Wings P-51D

Its an old Witty tooling. It has a fixed down landing gear. I cannot remember if JC has added a up/landing gear option? The most recent is the Carmichael release,....which I have been meaning to buy....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-21-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

It is an interesting thread,..notwithstanding the bunfight and the cerebral nature of it,..apparently a bit tough for another (unsurprisingly).

Mate,.....I have been saying for years,...since the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-20-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

I think margins across the Hobby are a lot less than what it used to be. Particularly HM,...but they make up for it in volume. The Hobby has certainly changed over the past five years but I think it...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-20-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Die cast B-17 question

They have now hit the Asian retailers at around $100-105USD. That's compared to $180ish for the Pooch Flak Bait.

Both schemes that AF1 have chosen are good ones, better than Flak Bait in my view. ...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-20-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

There are a couple of notable considerations that perhaps are not mentioned in your interesting post.

1. HM and others (notably CalWings) are utilising shorter runs,......but as part of a split...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-20-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Sad and alarming

OK,...I just got some context regarding this issue.

Sometimes you receive what you give. I know at least 2 dozen lads who communicate with HM. None have ever complained about the tone of response...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-20-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Military Call Sign List

Yes well,...I just realised I made a mistake. Its actually not Firedrake,...its Shelldrake.

My apologies. I was going off memory.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-20-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Light Fire Team
Re: Military Call Sign List

I guess I can add to this,...but Ill make it interesting. The following are Australian Army (and British Army for some of them) Call/signs and nicknames. They are easily interpreted,...so have a...
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