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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-13-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Hobbymaster February 2022 releases

I'm interested in the Black Lions tomcat. I don't think I've seen this particular low viz livery in diecast yet.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-01-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,512
Posted By BlackAces
Noel Lee has been terminated from Calibre Wings.

I just read through the Calibre Wings Facebook Group that Noel Lee has been fired and the management company that is controlling the group (Univest) is either seeking a replacement or running the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-10-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Calibre Wings F-14A Tomcat, USN VF-111 Sundown

I love the Top Gun movie cats. they have an absolutely gorgeous color palate and the weathering effects are gorgeous. I hope they can make more with this substantial detailing in their classic cats...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-31-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,683
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Corgi in deep stall mode

It seems like Corgi is slipping in the quality department, but these are usually $35-$75 planes so you get what you pay for. Its not like their quality is as bad as Roadchamps, Motormax or Zylmex....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-20-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

Thanks for all your help BB. I'll take this into consideration. I need to use this font for the pilots names under the canopy, which are mere milimeters in height, but I'll take what I learned from...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-19-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

Well that at least helps how to determine the font size. But do you know what the exact name of the font is? My best guess is new courier but I may be off
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-18-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

So I have gotten my shipping notifications for the remaining Top Gun F-14's from Calibre and the MiG-28's from hobby master, but I've got some Code 3 work ahead of me now with some custom decals and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-26-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Any fans for more calibre Pukin dogs?

I would love a low viz Pukin Dogs and Grim Reapers from Cal-W
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-24-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,996
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Large 1/72 scale diecast bombers? possible?

That doesn't seem very large for 1/72 scale. 35 cm is what...13.5 inches? Thats not really all that huge. Didn't these bombers dwarf the F-14 during the cold war by an extra 100 ft or so? I can't...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-05-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,878
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Wishes for hobby master

Don't get me wrong, I'm not unhappy that I had to get the Corgi A-4, because it still technically fits within the framework of the movie. Maybe not 100% but at least 80%. My inital goal was to...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-04-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,878
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Wishes for hobby master

Speaking of the A-4 Skyhawk, does HM ever do rereleases? Because I missed out on the Miramar A-4F when I was scooping up all these jets for my Top Gun collection late last year and had to settle for...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-03-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,352
Posted By BlackAces
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-29-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Worst Diecast Colour Fidelity

I bought one of the FM 1/100th scale F-14's about 20 years ago and just turned my nose at that stupid thing when it arrived. It just had so many inaccuracies. nonexistent panel lines, fixed wings, no...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-01-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

No thanks. I still hate hi-viz liveries with the fires of a thousand raging suns
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-31-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

Yeah I ended up rewatching the movie myself and best I can tell, there is one shot of the two planes before the final dogfight commences but the tail insignia looks exactly like Maverick's. Almost...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-26-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

I've spoken to some of the people at CalW on their facebook page and it doesn't look like they will be reproducing an F-14 for Hollywood and wolfman or Cougar and Merlin. I decided to buy extra...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-23-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,064
Posted By BlackAces
Re: HOBBYMASTER November 2020 POSTER

Sorry to break it to you but I had no idea there were two versions of these planes that were used in filming. Also I don't speak any languages outside of English, so I'm not sure why you would think...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-23-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,064
Posted By BlackAces
Re: HOBBYMASTER November 2020 POSTER

So I just ordered 5 of the "MiG-28" fighters (split between the "UB" version and the "S" version) because I'm trying to put together a Top Gun shelf, and I'm kina curious about the differences...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 10-21-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 869
Posted By BlackAces
Is Wark Wings a reliable seller?

I just came across this sellers website in a google search last night while looking for corgi models. Are they legit? Looks like they have a shop based in the UK
Forum: STS: Military Model Aircraft 10-20-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By BlackAces
Re: HM Doughlas A-4 Skyhawk "TopGun" HA1421

Nevermind. I found some Corgi A-4's and those will do the job. You may disregard this message.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-20-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

Isn't the Lightning Fist 104 F-14 just up for pre-order though? American distributors aren't supposed to even get theirs in until after January. Unless these pre-order windows overseas are just...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-18-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,313
Posted By BlackAces
Re: HM Weathering Advice Needed

I just use the black and oiled earth acrylic washes from Vallejo on my HM planes. it works beautifully
Forum: STS: Military Model Aircraft 10-16-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By BlackAces
HM Doughlas A-4 Skyhawk "TopGun" HA1421

Hello. I'm looking to buy two of this model from a fellow collector(s) if possible. As close to retail price as possible because I'm trying to set aside a budget for an entire TopGun ensemble. Thanks...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-15-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

I have to admit its a nice looking bird, but I still prefer real squadrons.


I don't know...if Calibre wings is committed to the full lineup and we can expect at least 7 planes before the next...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-07-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,066
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Best manufacturer for military models

If you are looking for a nice F-15, I would recommend the F-15E from the 391st TFS from Hobby Master. It comes with a TON of ordinance if you are into that kind of thing. For the F-14 I would...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-25-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Hobby Master December poster

Slight price hike on that F-15E. TFM is selling it for $119.95 instead of the usual $107.95
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-15-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,458
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Most desired F-4 Diecast

The only Phantom I know of off the top of my head is the plane that was piloted by Robin Olds when he came out of retirement to command the 8th TFW after I learned about him some years back after...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By BlackAces
Re: calibre wings 4th qrt f-14 releases

I'm in the same boat. I would have thought that the trend would have run its course in the late 00's after Century wings produced about a dozen of VF-84 and VF-103 but nope. I would prefer to see...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-18-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

I clarified in my post that the Mig-28 I was thinking of was produced by Herpa
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-18-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

Well if it wasnt Corgi, some company made some in 1:200 scale for one of those commemorative postage stamp collections. I assumed it was Corgi because they used to make a lot of other fictional craft...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-16-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

I heard the company didn't do so hot after the first top gun models materialized. Lots of delays in production, factory flaws upon release...it was a clusterf*ck
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-16-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

No we've gotten some of those. I believe Corgi made some "Mig-28's" before. and I think TSM made some as well.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-15-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

Yeah the markings were quite nice. I think they had a low viz paint and livery scheme but the modex numbers and the squadron insignia were trimmed in gold if my memory serves me right. All I can...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-15-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By BlackAces
Re: diecast weathering

Ah okay. the only picture I saw was the box art. This looks cool but still heavily digitally airbrushed. Doesn't even look like it was weathered by hand or by machine.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-14-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By BlackAces
Re: diecast weathering

I kinda need to see more than just a digital painting before I making that determination
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-13-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Century Wings Vf-103 F-14B AA101 (CW-001626)

Aiken's Airplanes has one in stock for $159


https://www.aikensairplanes.com/f-14b-tomcat-usn-vf-103-jolly-rogers-aa101-uss-dwight-d-eisenhower-1998/
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-13-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

Me being me, I don't even like the century wings VF-213 because of the light blue stripe and high viz markings. My first introduction to the 213 was from the Carrier: Fortress at Sea documentary that...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-13-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,283
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

Y'know despite my blatant love for Top Gun, the fact that it turned me into a bonafide fan of aviation and the F-14 in general....I can't say I've ever desired the fictional squadron markings from...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-08-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,826
Posted By BlackAces
Re: F15 with ASAT missile

HM did release a 318th FIS Green Dragons F-15A but it did not include the ASAT missile system. I have seen conversion kits though for weapons so they could produce a stand alone missile just for this...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-07-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Custom Tempered Glass Display Box

Dude do yourself a favor and read Black Aces High by Robert Wilcox. I read that book when I was in college and I've been a lifelong fan of the Black Aces ever since
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-07-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Custom Tempered Glass Display Box

Seeing that Hobby Master Black Aces F-14 in your custom display case makes me want to cry happy tears. **** dude....:o


Since you are kind of new I guess I should mention that I was the guy who...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-20-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,652
Posted By BlackAces
Re: What themes have you collected

My desires are usually pretty niche when it comes to this hobby, but I will try to catagorize them as best as I can.



From ages 3-10 I collected mostly 1/350 scale US military fighter planes...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-10-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Questions about HM-HA5227 VF-2 Bounty Hunters

They do. And I don't see the ejection handles in this picture either.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-10-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Questions about HM-HA5227 VF-2 Bounty Hunters

Thanks but I wasn't looking to buy one. I was just astonished at the speed at which it sold out on places like Flying Mule and Aikens Airplanes
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-05-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Century f-14 wing warp

That happened to my Century Wings Pukin dogs aircraft and my VF-41 1981 pair as well
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-12-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 69,607
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Ideas for Hobby Master releases

These were exactly the responses I got from William before he made the F-14A VF-41 Black Aces Delores and the F-15A 318th FIS Green Dragons I requested. So I expect good things on your end.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-12-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,520
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Low Observable Paint Schemes

whoa holy hell. That thing looks like an early 90's virtual reality sprite that is nothing but polygons. If you spun that plane around like a top then you could probably cause someone to go blind.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-05-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Calibre Wings customer service

If you had anything shipped to you from East Asia via EMS, prepare for significant delays of up to 3-4 months. That notice came down from JapanPost about 2 weeks ago that EMS has been suspended to...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-26-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Two questions re Calibre Wings!

Not only that but Hobby Master has a lot more variety when it comes to F-14's. Century Wings has been making Jolly Rogers liveries almost exclusively for nearly the last 20 years. Out of 42 F-14...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-20-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,878
Posted By BlackAces
Re: Wishes for hobby master

Probably because there is a difference between official and unofficial responses from William. Officially he cant make these planes without a license to do so, but unofficially if he releases a few...
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