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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-14-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

This image best sums the model up... pretty much 'diecast perfection' to this collector ;)

Condolences to anyone who shelled out the big bucks for the TSM / Witty version :neutral:
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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-14-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,240
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

Collectors have started to receive theirs, photos up on MHIII & FB etc.

There is only one version & it comes with a standard 'wash'. Initial photos are looking great, everyone who has one seems...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-02-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,317
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Calibre Wings Su-24MR Fencer-E, Russian White

What a ludicrous statement, Noel has been very responsive to suggestions & I suggest he cannot reply to each and every one. No doubt he is being bombarded by the usual nutters but what he is quick at...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-01-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Samauri blue

Nice addition to the hangar Steve, it's a real looker! :cool:
Forum: 1:200 Models 09-21-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-09-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Removeable gears - an overview

**Minor rant alert** LOL

There is no 's' after the word 'gear' when referring to landing gear. My other pet peeve is adding an 's' when describing more than one aircraft.
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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-04-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Inflight RAF A330-200 Boris Force One

Personally I'm waiting on Gemini's version ;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-04-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,922
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: P-8 Poseidon

I totally agree with the points raised in the above post: I'd happily pay a few extra bucks to have the Harpoons included & if the civvie 737-800 models can be made with a gear-up option I cannot see...
Forum: STS: Military Model Aircraft 08-14-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Hm1925 1:72 f-4e iriaf

Shoot me a PM ;)
Forum: 1:200 Models 08-06-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Gemini 200 Qatar A380

Just concluded the deal with Kris & pleased to say this beauty will be winging its way 'downunder' very soon. Another 'holy grail' scratched off the list! :D:cool:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-31-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Gemini 200 August Releases

Fantastic to see another P-8!

Will wait for a RAAF version, hopefully with Harpoons :cool:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-21-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: 49 years of Qantas Boeing 747's

Superb mate!

Qantas have had some bonza schemes over the years and we are very fortunate to have had a good number of them produced in diecast :cool:

My first flight in a widebody was a Qantas...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-21-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,288
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: anyone recently bought from medy on ebay?

@Wildpig - this would be like the literally dozens of previous threads on Waffle that have been closed. In the end it ends in tears as he has a good number here who are loyal customers and many who...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Wich 1:72 Lancaster or B-17 should I get

The upcoming Corgi B-17 is the one to go for, steer clear of the AF1 version.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: calibre wings 4th qrt f-14 releases

I think you just might be the only person! LOL

but in all seriousness it would be a boring old world if we all shared the same tastes. I love the F-14 & it's now the biggest aircraft type in my...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-20-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: QANTASLINK FOKKER 100 by Gemini200 JULY2020

A couple of pics from my flight & as mentioned earlier the release from GJ was well timed as I love to collect actual aircraft types from the airline that I've flown in :cool:

It felt great being...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-18-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Century Wings Vf-103 F-14B AA101 (CW-001626)

MOOO :D

Century Wings does not use the same mould as HM. CW's first few 'Cats were made in HM's factory but they began producing elsewhere many releases ago & HM developed their own mould. This...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-18-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: calibre wings u-2r/s wave 1

CW hasn't announced one ;)
CalW has though :D

If they come out as good as I hope at least one will join my collection, likely 'Scud Hound' but possibly a Senior Span release. Won't be going near...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-18-2020, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Gemini 200...KC 46... nicely done..

Like the poster above I'm far from convinced this is a good release, the online reports of multiple damaged models is far from reassuring. Why the fixed gear Gemini?? We've had optional gear on 1:200...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-18-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,240
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Attention mugs who bought TSM 1/72 Top Gun Tom

"Corgi made some MiG-28's before"

:eek: That would be a resounding 'no' :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-09-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,914
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Inflight200 September Releases

That's a good point, the colours on the JC release stood out like dogs bollocks alongside the other's in the Air NZ fleet!

Thanks for the input lads & re Inflight's releases dates vs announcements...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-09-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,914
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Inflight200 September Releases

That's interesting - just looked at some online pics of the JC example (which I have tucked away somewhere) & it looks remarkably similar to the IF200 piccie above.

What are the differences mate?...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-09-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,398
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Best f-4

Air Commander gets my no.1 vote closely followed by Gemini however these are the UK Spooks & long out of production. Them HM & lastly (but only if you're desperate) Corgi :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-09-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,266
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: F15 with ASAT missile

Tis a nice model, I have one in storage :cool:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50092429357_5acc0476c3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jjuN48)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-06-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: QANTASLINK FOKKER 100 by Gemini200 JULY2020

I'm flying up to Broome next week (from Perth) for a wee holiday & see I'm scheduled to be on a Fokker 100 going up & a 738 coming back. That being the case I'll 'need' one of these - thanks for the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-04-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: CalW F-14D Super Tomcat #CA721411 prototype.

Yes. You wouldn't create a tooling for just a prototype when there's so many fantastic -14D schemes to be done. This great news but bad for my bank balance!
Forum: STS: Military Model Aircraft 06-24-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Herpa 1:72 Australian Army Porter

Shot you off a PM mate ;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-29-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,276
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Ideas for Gemini 200...

I've pretty much given up on a C-5 being made by Gemini200...

Not quite given up on the C-141 dream either but hey, here's something very do-able thanks Gemini! :D

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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-27-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,515
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Aero Classics AC2ZKNZF Air New Zealand

Mine arrived just over a week ago, my first Aeroclassics model to join my hangar.

Wow! I'm blown away by this, what an absolute beauty of a model. The shape, detailing etc all look absolutely spot...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-30-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,515
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Aero Classics AC2ZKNZF Air New Zealand

Well said mate and thanks Andrew for your reply to my post.

Here's some detail on the 'Mighty 8' in Air NZ service:

Air New Zealand's first DC-8-52 ZK-NZA performed its maiden flight from Long...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-29-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,515
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Aero Classics AC2ZKNZF Air New Zealand

Still waiting for these to be listed from my regular UK / Aus / US dealers & now it seems they never received stock?? My first time attempting to add an Aeroclassics model to my hangar & it would...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-25-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: April Aeroclassics 1/200

At long last, an Air NZ DC-8 in 1:200 diecast. Thanks Aeroclassics for stepping up - a dream come true :cool:
Forum: 1:200 Models 04-21-2020, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Phoenix Air New Zealand 777-300ER ZK-OKO Smaug

Congrats mate!

Just curious, was it through eBay or via a lead on here? Did it cost you an arm & a leg? :D

Reason I ask is that I had one, a bona-fide "keeper" however I had an offer too good...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-01-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,515
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Aero Classics AC2ZKNZF Air New Zealand

Nothing on their FB page, Google search brings up zilch. No dealer has listed.

But a day late for April fools day.... hmmm :confused:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-31-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,606
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Gemini 200 May Releases

Nothing for me although the SA 744 is a little tempting...


Was hoping for another P-8, oh well maybe next month ;)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-31-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: F-35B USMC Iwakuni HA4611 Luneberg Lens

I'm now (after a slow start) pretty fond of the F-35 but I still prefer to be without one in diecast due to HM's poor decision to make it a braille model.

They had a chance to redeem themselves...
Forum: 1:200 Models 03-29-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: GJ200 B747-400 NORTHWEST „Blowing Shoe“

Perhaps you could edit your title.... 'Blowing Shoe' err.... blows!! :D


It's a gorgeous scheme, hoping it gets snapped up at that price.
Forum: 1:200 Models 02-18-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Gemini Jets Qatar A380

Good luck with your quest mate, it's a model that I'm REALLY REALLY hoping GJ will re-release;)

I think only a couple of hundred were ever made and I know other members here are keen on scoring...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-11-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,345
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Which B747 is your absolute favorite?

This is tougher to pick than a broken nose! :eek: :D

I gotta go with my Herpa Premium Air NZ 744... my first HP Jumbo & she's sweeeeeet :cool:

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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-01-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,399
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: GJ 763 suggestion...

I'll add this to my "C'mon Gemini... you can do eeet" list :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49471210243_1a0917880b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2inATfK)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-01-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,399
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: GJ 763 suggestion...

Nuff said!! :D

It's a great source of mystery to Air NZ collectors why a stock standard ANZ 763 has not been produced. Sure, we had the LOTR release (gratefully received) but why no love from the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,118
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Gemini 200 February Releases

That's another 'yes' vote from me... I have the Herpa version but frankly I'm a diecast snob and want one in metal :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-23-2020, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: 200 Aviation/Inflight200 Help

I have one of these and it did not come with an extra nose gear. I can only suggest your seller sourced another knowing the one on the model was broken... & left it to a new owner to fix!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-23-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Feb 2020 IF200 release NSW fire service DC-10

Heard in the past 2 hours - sadly it appears the Coulson Herc was lost today along with its 3 US crew members :sad:

I'm very keen on the DC-10 taker release and will very likely pull the trigger...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-18-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,118
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Gemini 200 February Releases

Dear Lord... yet another QF 738??!! :neutral:

Still no more P-8 releases, c'mon Gemini ;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-04-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: A380 Etihad YEAR OF ZAYED 2018 has landed.

Congrats on the new arrival mate - she looks right at home with your excellent line up of EY models :cool:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-30-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: JC200 HiFly A380

Saw this beauty at Farnborough last year :cool:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49300791693_124edc08e9_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i7xrKT)
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-12-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,746
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Holiday Purchases

Agree - great haul Turbochop, you've done well mate!!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-12-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: Air New Zealand 777-300s (IF200 vs JCW)

My thoughts exactly... it sticks out like dogs bollocks & would annoy me. Like the IF stand though but overall I'd steer towards the JCW version.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-09-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,758
Posted By 11Sqnldr
Re: What 1:200 model is impossible for you to find

:eek: - Gasp... sticker shock!

A beautiful model and one I'd love to have but not at that price :neutral:

Thanks for the link.
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