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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-20-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,622
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Wishes for hobby master

That’s the only F104 that I have and the only one that I’d want.

One, or at most two, liveries per aircraft is good enough for me. I’ve come to realize from looking at pics of glass cases crammed...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-20-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,360
Posted By American Werewolf
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-30-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,606
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Corgi in deep stall mode

I bought the “Snake Hips” B-17. What’s wrong with that one? Haven’t opened it yet...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-25-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,822
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Why EBAY Sucks...

That may or may not work. The buyer can simply send back a broken version and keep the new version.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-25-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,822
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Why EBAY Sucks...

How would that help when the buyer has the model?

If you have a certain standing as a seller, you should not be so quick to bend over. You have some degree of seller protection. Contact Ebay and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-22-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Hobby Master vs. Century Wings F-14's

If the low end prices for CW were $400 would you pay it? Do you smell what I’m steppin’ in?
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-22-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,822
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Why EBAY Sucks...

Well, as others would say, eBay been berry berry good to me. Most of my collection been from eBay. I have never had an issue from an eBay seller. Maybe it’s because with my PayPal payment I include...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-21-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Hobby Master vs. Century Wings F-14's

I just can’t justify to myself paying $200, so CW is out in my book.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-24-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Dragon Wings Substitutes Recommendations

Pretty, but a little too spicy for me, livery-wise. Besides, I’m not exactly made of money. I’ll hold on to the Dragon Wings one for now since I haven’t yet damaged that one.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-24-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Dragon Wings Substitutes Recommendations

I'm looking at these, although I haven't pulled the tigger yet. I've always preferred simpler, more drab liveries (I think they better emphasize the aircraft shape), and w/ a direct historical...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-23-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Dragon Wings Substitutes Recommendations

Yes, and no tax, so for me in California, that’s another 9.5% to 10% savings!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-23-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Dragon Wings Substitutes Recommendations

Thanks! The donkey has a couple of nice pre-orders I am considering, at 20% off!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-23-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Dragon Wings Substitutes Recommendations

Thanks, I appreciate that! I was just looking at the HM Collector site. Do you know at what point HM switched to the new mold for the gear? Something about more realistic gear w/ out ribs.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-23-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By American Werewolf
Angry Dragon Wings Substitutes Recommendations

So, (unfortunately) I have the following DW jets that I have had displayed gear-down for many years:

F-14B Tomcat 50207
F-15E Strike Eagle 50176
F-16C Falcon 50006
F/A-18E S. Hornet 50194
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-17-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Corgi 1/72 Raf Halfax Coastal Command AA37207

You mean the auditorium floor joists.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-13-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Corgi 1/72 Raf Halfax Coastal Command AA37207

Love the look of the Halifax, hate its association with England’s appeasement Earl of 1940, the Foreign Secretary of the same name. Shoulda named it the Churchill!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-29-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: CORGI AA39501 RAF Stirling Macroberts Reply 1/

Love Brit bombers, but due to space restrictions I can only really consider a Lancaster as my token British bomber of bombers.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-29-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: FM SBD-3 Radio Mast

Not at all. It is clearly at 90º to the central wing axis (as it is to the fuselage length axis). Thank you for this excellent photo!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-29-2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: FM SBD-3 Radio Mast

The Franklin M Dauntless models that I see online, as well as the SBDs on the Hobby Master Collector website (below), and the few that I possess, all have the antennas as they should be: not leaning...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: FM SBD-3 Radio Mast

You are showing models that are unfortunately both flawed, with the antennas constructed at wrong angles. There is supposed to be no visual tilt forward or to starboard on the real thing:
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,823
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: New JC Wings F-14/F-15

I really don’t understand this mentality of accepting a “brand new” item, and paying the price as dictated by the seller as a “brand new item,” only to accept flaws, damage and missing pieces on the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: FM SBD-3 Radio Mast

I'll settle for a 1/72 of each those! Skymax makes a 1/72 Devastator—can anybody speak to the quality of Skymax as compared to HM?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: FM SBD-3 Radio Mast

Are you kidding? Trust me, it's not supposed to "tilt." By no means does that model show a "centerline" to anything—kinda like a bridge to nowhere. :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,958
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: HM 1/72 P-40N & others on the way, & possible

Still hoping for that HM 1/72 Wildcat promised by William almost 5 years ago. :rolleyes:

The Dragon ones are hard to find and way overpriced!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: FM SBD-3 Radio Mast

Yeah, I love the Dauntless divers, especially within the historical context of the Battle of Midway! I'm torn between sticking w/ 1/72 (Hobby Master) or adding a few of my fave planes such as this...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: FM SBD-3 Radio Mast

Hmm, well, it is my judgement that buying an item on Ebay as "new," means just that. It should be in the same condition as buying it from the manufacturer, with the possible exception that the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-26-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: My Wish for Gemini Jets: Trump's Cessna Citati

Yes, I suppose it’s largely a pipe dream.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-26-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By American Werewolf
My Wish for Gemini Jets: Trump's Cessna Citation X

...or Herpa...

Hate Trump or love 'im, this would be one hot jet! Me wants!

CESSNA CITATION X JET
1:200

The Trump Cessna Citation is another very special feature within the Trump Aviation...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-26-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: 1/100 HACHETTE A-10C Thunderbolt II Michigan A

Yeah, I cannot go into another scale unless it’s for a huge bomber or something. 1/72 offer plenty to keep me happy.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-24-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: FM SBD-3 Radio Mast

So, what do you mean the seller “made good on the issue”? Clearly it isn’t new.

And it doesn’t matter that you buy something on the secondary market. If you purchase something as new and it isn’t,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-23-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: FM SBD-3 Radio Mast

It was likely broken off and glued on by the previous owner. Did you buy it as new or used?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-21-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,348
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Corgi Douglas C-47 Skytrain USAAF D-Day AA3821

I wouldn’t know where to look. Do you know of any reputable modelers to commission?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-20-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,348
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Corgi Douglas C-47 Skytrain USAAF D-Day AA3821

By the way, I know this is a discussion for Diecast models but this is an absolutely fascinating video of a plastic kit build that made me drool and pant:
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-20-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: No/5 Bomber Landed

Yeah, having only a Doolittle B-25 I started out planning only on adding a B-17 which I have on pre-order. Then I decided to hunt for a B-24. Then I added a B-29 (1/144). Then I thought, give a nod...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-18-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: North American B-25J "Betty's Dream"

Much better! I'd still put it on a stand, that's just me.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-18-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: North American B-25J "Betty's Dream"

I’d just put this puppy on a stand and be done.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-17-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: North American B-25J "Betty's Dream"

Steve, in all seriousness, maybe a silly Q but do you have the wing gear all the way in? That butt should not be sticking up in the air that much. Looks like she’s in heat...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-17-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: North American B-25J "Betty's Dream"

Yeah, there's something not quite decent about that stance. Maybe "Betty" is dreamin'... LOL
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-16-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,065
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Hobbymaster June 2021 Releases

If indeed you get what you pay for then definitely quality: HM
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-16-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Best Atomic B-29

Yeah, I hear ya, one of any mold is normally enough for me.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-15-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Best Atomic B-29

However, on second thought the second bomb mission is the one that officially ended the war. So, my thinking is, display the Enola in flight, and display Bocks wheels down as it displays today at the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-15-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,065
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Hobbymaster June 2021 Releases

Yes, not to mention a B-17 pre-order, a Lancaster pre-order and my want for the DW "Enola Gay." If you feel this is hypocritical of me, well, that's your 'blessed-cotton-socks' prerogative, as well....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-15-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,065
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Hobbymaster June 2021 Releases

Well, I don’t look askance at anyone for their collection but nonetheless, I personally cannot separate the tools of an evil man from the hands that wield them. You mention Russia’s unconscionable...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-14-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Inflight200 Caravelle

I definitely see a "bulge" there. And not to pile onto the Battle of the Bulge but also, the area circled shows an abrupt/steep transition creating a different bulge. The taper should have started...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-14-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: When You Have A Room Full of Models & Drink To

Wow, impressive indeed! Great place to relax with a cold brewski!

Are those all custom cabinets? I have IKEA bookshelves with glass doors but alas they are not dust-proof by any means as they have...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-14-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: When You Have A Room Full of Models & Drink To

Nice!!! Is that your man-cave or are you unmarried?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-14-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,065
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Hobbymaster June 2021 Releases

I just noticed your comment. And yes, I agree. But in fact that is exactly why I do not and never will collect WW2 German, Japanese and Soviet war machines!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-14-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,065
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Hobbymaster June 2021 Releases

Nothing at all for me.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-13-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,716
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Tolerance for Model Finish

Yup, I would do the same thing.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-13-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,716
Posted By American Werewolf
Re: Tolerance for Model Finish

Yes, I forgot. Carry on. All the best.
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