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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-13-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By dollfins
Re: JC Wings Su-27 Eritrean Air Force

I have a few of these. Not the best or the worst, but good value (from Hong Kong sellers). The colours are a bit 'bright', I like to imagine them as freshly painted examples. I also really liked the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-07-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,576
Posted By dollfins
Re: T-50

Upon reflection, you are most likely correct about them coming from the same factory. Given the range of brand names it is hard to know who the original manufacturer is. Maybe an independent...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-07-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,576
Posted By dollfins
Re: T-50

It looks like Herpa bought blanks from AF1 and did their own painting (nothing wrong with that). While I appreciate the difficultly of painting between the fuselage and tail planes, the AF1 model...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-05-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By dollfins
Re: The Bloodhound Gang

The scale is 1:76, which is a close match to my 1:72 plane collection. I have bought a few older releases locally. My latest batch were purchased directly from Oxford Die-cast in the UK.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-05-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By dollfins
Re: The Bloodhound Gang

A further update (for anyone who cares).



It looks like the Oxford Diecast model is not as bad as initially thought. While still not quite right, it appears that the missiles were fitted with...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-04-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By dollfins
Re: Calibre Wings F-14 VX-4 Black Bunny

Well done you, I am looking forward to mine arriving. Considering the extortionate postage cost, I hope it is soon.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-04-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By dollfins
Re: The Bloodhound Gang

Yes you are correct about the pointed nose cone, but I will be using these models as "background players", not as main actors.

Good call about the Airfix model, as it is also 1:76 scale (Review...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-04-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By dollfins
The Bloodhound Gang

Here are some quick pictures of my latest arrivals from Oxford Diecast, along with only British jet I had at hand. The models actually look better than the poor quality phone pictures would suggest....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-03-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By dollfins
Re: Calibre Wings F-14 VX-4 Black Bunny

Oops, I hit the wrong key and posted too soon when I tried to fix up the formatting. Basically, it looks like my order has been shipped, but I won't be able to track it. I will post again when it...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-03-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By dollfins
Re: Calibre Wings F-14 VX-4 Black Bunny

Sender
Tracking number No Shipment Tracking
Postal status Shipped
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-03-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By dollfins
Re: Calibre Wings F-14 VX-4 Black Bunny

I ordered mine directly from Calibre Wings and got this email notification through PayPal yesterday:
Calibre Wings Limited has provided the following postage details. Please note that the tracking...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-28-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By dollfins
Re: HA6402 J-15 Flying Shark

It turned up on a couple of Hong Kong sellers websites yesterday. The price is US $110, I think I will pass for the moment.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-27-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By dollfins
Re: HA6402 J-15 Flying Shark

For wildpig:
No the landing gears and ordnance are fixed, but at least they don't need to be trimmed to fit, or glued in. Also the models have a satisfying weight to them.


Without expressing...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-27-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By dollfins
Re: HA6402 J-15 Flying Shark

I have the Terebo version of this model, which I am quite happy with for the price:

...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-26-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,576
Posted By dollfins
Re: T-50

Yes, I am slowly getting the HM versions of the AF1/AVIC/Terebo/Live For Interest/UNISTAR, etc. models that I have. I am happy to have both, as they each have their good and bad points.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-26-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,576
Posted By dollfins
Re: T-50

Both of my T-50/SU-57's have now arrived. Despite the different brand names, they share the same mold and packaging. The AF1 example has the previously mentioned over spray at the base of the tail...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-07-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By dollfins
Re: F-14 with 6 AIM-54

I have the Soviet Stars Missiles & Bomb Set A to go with both of my SU-24's. I also have a couple of Calibre Wings F-14's and like the look of the Black Bunny edition. Does anyone know when it is due...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-03-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,576
Posted By dollfins
Re: T-50

I have both the J-20and J-31 in their prototype liveries. I am looking forward to getting models in operational liveries in the future.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-03-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,576
Posted By dollfins
Re: T-50

My T-50 has been ordered, but has not arrived yet, so I cannot comment on the over spray. I have the original "prototype" model with the fractal camo and the over spray is quite noticeable. Also the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-03-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,576
Posted By dollfins
Re: T-50

I jumped on this one straight away. While the model quality is lower, the price is reasonable and nobody else makes one. 520misslady is my first choice for AF1, AVIC and Terebo. I have bought many...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-05-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,305
Posted By dollfins
Re: Hobby Master Mirage 2000-5

I have looked at the Premium X Mirages before, but have been put off by the prices. The Dassault website said that they would be reopening their online store, but nothing has happened. I will just...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-05-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By dollfins
Re: Vietnam era Jeep

I have two of the S Model jeeps, one with each type of machine gun. I also have two of the M113's, one troop carrier and one ambulance. They are good models for the price and would work well in a...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-04-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,305
Posted By dollfins
Re: Hobby Master Mirage 2000-5

Thanks Wildblood, I should have Googled (or your preferred search engine) for Durandald's, my bad. Yes the loadout is a bit odd, but we don't have to equip them all if we don't want to. Apart from...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-03-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,305
Posted By dollfins
Re: Hobby Master Mirage 2000-5

Here is a better photo of the model. Even with more light and a better camera, I still had to adjust the colour temperature to get it correct. The camo scheme is definitely light blue and light grey....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-02-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,305
Posted By dollfins
Re: Hobby Master Mirage 2000-5

The colors of the model are darker than that. From my research they seem to be reasonably accurate. Sorry that my mobile's camera lightened them so much. Maybe I should have taken the time to...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-02-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,305
Posted By dollfins
Hobby Master Mirage 2000-5

My Hobby Master Mirage 2000-5 arrived today. It is the 'B' version which includes a sticker sheet of squadron numbers. I also ordered the other tampo printed version from another supplier, but it has...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-13-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By dollfins
Re: Japanese F-35A crashed. Who will find it first

Different perspectives. It is said that tragedy plus time = comedy. In this case not enough time for most people. I feel great sympathy for the family of the pilot, but I also accept that the risks...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-08-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,215
Posted By dollfins
Re: Flight Demonstration Teams - Collecting

I was at the Avalon Airshow last Sunday. It was a very hot day, so I didn't stay for most of the flying demonstrations. I did however manage to catch the Roulettes going through their paces.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-01-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,815
Posted By dollfins
Re: New 2019 Air Commander Phantom

Hi Jester13, I am in Geelong. If you or any other forum members are ever in the area let me know. I was thinking of going to the Avalon Airshow this afternoon, but it got a bit too hot (43 degrees)....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-28-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,815
Posted By dollfins
Re: New 2019 Air Commander Phantom

Hi jester13, try Hobbyco in the Queen Victoria Building in the CBD.
https://www.hobbyco.com.au/
The building itself is worth visit if you haven't been before.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-08-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By dollfins
Re: JC Wings SU-30LL

Most are better than this, but in this particular case the fit is indeed poor. I took the photo from the good side to make it look better, but you have caught me out with your eye for detail. Sadly,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-08-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By dollfins
Re: JC Wings SU-30LL

When I went back and looked at my list of models, I actually have 16 Flankers. They are a mixture SU-27's, SU-30's, SU-33's and SU-35's. There are more than I thought, as hadn't counted the SU-35's....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-07-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,793
Posted By dollfins
Re: Hobby Master F-35C

Unfortunately, I can't do a direct comparison as most of my collection is currently in boxes due to a lack of display space. I looked at pictures of the F-35 A, B and C models on the Hobby Master...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-07-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By dollfins
JC Wings SU-30LL

Here is my new JC Wings SU-30LL. While it is step below HM quality, I still like the livery and have a soft spot for Flankers. The extra bits like the landing gear doors, nose cone pitot tube, etc....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-07-2019, 03:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,793
Posted By dollfins
Hobby Master F-35C

Well it arrived. I am somewhat under-whelmed, but to be fair, I knew what I was buying. This is what comes of being an obsessive collector who needs one of each type. Yes, it still has the bumps and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-02-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,866
Posted By dollfins
Re: SU-27 & 30 Requests for JC Wings

My blue digital camo flanker arrived last week. I would have posted some photos, but I couldn't get the landing gear to fit. The JC Wings "strut" model is much more fiddly than the Hobby Master...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-29-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By dollfins
Re: HobbyMaster F117A "Gray Dragon"

Yes, grey schemes can be problematic, especially the light grey ones. Having said that, I have just ordered a HobbyMaster F-35C. At least it has a ****load of ordnance to distract me from the plain...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-29-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By dollfins
HobbyMaster F117A "Gray Dragon"

My HobbyMaster F117A "Grey Dragon" arrived recently. While the color scheme matches the real plane, it is bland in the extreme. Having now seen the model in real life, I much prefer the previous...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-25-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,894
Posted By dollfins
Re: Hobbymaster April 2019 Releases

As the Japanese would say, it is a "Chibi" fighter. So cute, I can't wait for a Hello Kitty version. On a more serious note, it looks like a really good light ground attack platform, much better than...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,938
Posted By dollfins
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

Adding more fuel to the fire. Something for the propeller heads.
https://www.animeherald.com/2018/12/06/kouya-no-kotobuki-hikoutai-anime-gets-second-trailer-1-13-2019-premiere/
I have really...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-20-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,938
Posted By dollfins
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

Maybe HM needs to look at how much business Hasegawa does with their kits. Japan is a big market for popular culture models and figurines. Just look at AmiAmi, HobbyLink Japan, etc. (they have taken...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-19-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,938
Posted By dollfins
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

Yes, a KC-135 or similar. I makes me wonder what we could have for Super Pochaco.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-19-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,938
Posted By dollfins
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

It's not uncommon for manufacturers to use profits from promotional tie-in products to pay for unprofitable high end products. I think, however, that most purchasers of "licensed" products would be...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-19-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,938
Posted By dollfins
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

As long as they are from the original Idolmaster and not the awful Idolmaster 2: Cinderella Girls. As for Strike Witches, it just never did anything for me. I think Super Sonico is more suited to...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-19-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,938
Posted By dollfins
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

The Japanese are big on this type of thing. For a few months last year there was a bullet train done in a Hello Kitty theme. Hugely popular and booked out well in advance.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-18-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,938
Posted By dollfins
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

I have seen pictures of the Idolmaster F-14 before. It's nice, but stretches the boundaries of my collection a bit too far. Now if they had a Racing Miku, I might be tempted.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-18-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,938
Posted By dollfins
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

I think that is a picture of a different model. To quote from the following site:



Scorched Earth Toys » Calibre Wings 1/72 F-14 Tomcat Die-cast Metal Models (http://anymoon.com/blog/?p=10731)...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-18-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,938
Posted By dollfins
Re: Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

Thank's, I will look it up. I am also a fan of Kantai Collection and Girls Und Panzer, among lots of other lesser known military anime. I could recommend so many, they have a level of drama that...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-18-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,938
Posted By dollfins
Possible New Models For Calibre Wings

One of the new anime series I have started watching this season is Girly Air Force. While not to be taken seriously by DAC members (or anyone else), I thought it could inspire some future releases...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-15-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 18,864
Posted By dollfins
Re: Calibre Wings SU-24 Review

I guess I am a lot more forgiving than most other collectors. I think we are so fortunate to have such a variety of models and manufacturers. To get the models I want in the configurations I want...
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