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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By tomcatter
Re: The 10 worst air forces in the world in 2018

yes, many elements come into play to make an airforce formidable, not just the latest tech and sharpest pilot. never discount the excellent mostly unseen work of the ground crew in maintaining and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By tomcatter
Re: I am in!

...and you're slowing down, mate! LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 27,118
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Calibre Wings SU-24 Review

now this becomes interesting. doesn't calibre know how many orders their distributors put in... or how many they planned to supply? strange that noel comes out with a "we are unable to firmly answer...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Oxford Aviation US Navy UC-45J Epeditor. Awes

were they mh3 exclusives? and did mh3 also call it an epeditor though? LOL
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,585
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Do you throw away your models boxes?

some of the box sleeves are works of art in themselves. well yeah, the model does lose some of its value without its accompanying box, but i think the reason why the boxes are as valuable as they are...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,994
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Su-33 Sea Flanker pics

you do realise that the hm corsairs suffer from the less than perfect colour matching because of the different base material used, don't you? no overwhelmingly so, but it's there. alternatively, they...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By tomcatter
Re: The 10 worst air forces in the world in 2018

because africans are too busy fighting themselves, that's why.
yeah, what's wrong with the superbugs anyway? i mean apart from it always being overshadowed by the uber cool tomcats LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,817
Posted By tomcatter
Re: HM F-16 Fleet continues to grow

well, the mould provides for removeable engines. as to whether they ALL come with removeable engines, or that's a separate accessory pack remains to be seen.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By tomcatter
Re: I am in!

oh no, even i picked that up from the master double poster ;)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,994
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Su-33 Sea Flanker pics

bendy wings gaicorp or fixed wing hobbymasters?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,817
Posted By tomcatter
Re: HM F-16 Fleet continues to grow

perhaps it's because witty's venezuelan is still warming shelves?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,022
Posted By tomcatter
Re: HM P40-B Pre-Pro Pics

i suppose it's a question of what takes precedence: the airframe, the operator or the scheme (or a combination). the white would be literally outstanding in the sea of green camos. it also has the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By tomcatter
Re: I am in!

race you to 10,000! ;)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By tomcatter
Re: I am in!

i do! i do! but apparently my best ain't good enough :sad:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,730
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

after all... who would have in their wildest imagination dreamt of a yak-130! :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By tomcatter
Re: The 10 worst air forces in the world in 2018

most of the world may be oblivious to what''s been going on, but the syrian civil war has been ongoing since 2011, not that anybody cares since syria isn't exactly a major oil producer. and that, my...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,730
Posted By tomcatter
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,730
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

well actually yeah... a representative model would be sweet. but that's about it. personally, it would be the same for the t50. the rafale, gripen and ef... now that would open up options. a sepecat...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,817
Posted By tomcatter
Re: HM F-16 Fleet continues to grow

my gripe isn't with the gimmick itself... i still like how aoshima did the landing gears on their zeros. my bone of contention is having to pay for something i don't need (and paying more for...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,203
Posted By tomcatter
Re: 1/18 SU-27 Flanker announced

i can only imagine how huge a flanker 4 times the size of my 72s are. imposing. the largest model i have in my collection is the 32 tomcat, and even that is huge!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,994
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Su-33 Sea Flanker pics

how do you know what calibre thinks? :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,730
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

could have gone down to licensing cost...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

you reckon it will actually come with the full load out, or you've gotto buy the accessory pack for that? :confused:

and your msrp guesstimate?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,203
Posted By tomcatter
Re: 1/18 SU-27 Flanker announced

why? you hoping to find one at dumpity dump price? LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,994
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Su-33 Sea Flanker pics

weren't you saying that the hobby was gonna go kaput in a couple of years... a couple of years ago? :confused:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,817
Posted By tomcatter
Re: HM F-16 Fleet continues to grow

on my part, no, i didn't sell my century wings tomcats when calibre wings came along with theirs. neither did i sell my hm's. but that's just me. the gimmicky wheel blocks and intake covers on their...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,730
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

yeah, go start that wishlist. i'm sure some nutcase is just waiting to down vote that thread LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Mig 23

damn! one post disqualified :sad:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

ooh... it's not exactly robotech, though. more like robotech-inspired. the macross, on the other hand...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Mig 23

you missed the most important bit. POSITIVE review regardless of apparent faults :rolleyes:


... or detached nose cones. sigh, $160 for a model and the nose cone drops off. wonder what they used...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

well, if he sells 10,000 units, the mould's spoken for. oh wait, it's the exact same f-14 mould :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Mig 23

...or throw in a freebie model :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

remind me again... who wanted those robotech fantasy models? :confused:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Mig 23

very much doubt it's gonna be, "we have a 50-strong research team who engages collectors on a daily basis and conduct product sampling regularly. another 12 are dedicated to researching the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

i'm just saying it as it is. here's the line up:

classic cats: 6 (in pipeline: 1 - black bunny)
robotech fantasy: 2 (in pipeline, for the longest time, because of licensing issue, perhaps?: 2 -...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

they probably got reasonably priced licensing rights for this. after all, they must have exhausted their licensing rights warchest for their robotech stuff from harmony gold :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,487
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Russian bird future best choice?

aww man... no love for the yak 130? LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Mig 23

it may be a good idea to include pics of what those schemes are, if you haven't already. they're definitely worth doing in numbers compared to airframes that find it difficult to take off just after...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

the japan and taiwan distributors do engage hm with regard to the finer details, so they pretty much get awesome replicas in the process. same goes with the regional exclusives... lots of engagement...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,730
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

calm down... calm down. no need to wet your pants just yet. it's only a cad rendition... probably out in 2035 (according to someone on their fb page, which will probably be deleted soon enough) under...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

therein lies the problem. such an ambassador should be neutral, and not promote four-scheme airframes, or schemes he thinks are popular. that kinda left us with a russian void way back when. and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Mig 23

it's a russian conspiracy, i tell ya LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

yeah, the 72 props has seen a pretty dry run. i guess that's what happens when you've got too many moulds, and introducing new ones.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,730
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

if they ever came to doing the cobra next...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

fixes and schemes are completely different ballgames. perhaps ladia should volunteer to be official scrutineer. there may even be a free model in there somewhere for the effort!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,730
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

lol... just thinking of what japan/taiwan wants, japan/taiwan gets. with extra detailing. so there! it may just be in the pipeline. after all... hm and im is just an alphabet away :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Mig 23

well, that's one way of bypassing the distributors LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-20-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

has hm finally decided to provide accurate travel pods though?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-20-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,444
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

phew! that's a relief!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-20-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,487
Posted By tomcatter
Re: Russian bird future best choice?

...and you get a full rack :D
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