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Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 10-02-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Colins Foundation B-17 crash Bradley Airport 10/2

Pilot reported problem with only one engine, seems odd to me, as its well documented that a B-17 can return to base not on all four engines, and also with severe battle damage, such as part of a...
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 10-02-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: malicious popups this site on my iphone

Download and install a popup blocker.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-26-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,378
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Nurenberg 2019 - Herpa Convair B-58 Hustler 1/

No one here has purchased this Herpa B-58? anyone?............ lol
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-26-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Tourists fight over food on board aircraft

The Chinese are very serious about food.

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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-14-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Reading between the lines with Chris in some...

Reading between the lines with Chris in some email correspondence it seemed that although aware of this forum people like Chris shied away from this forum as didn’t really fit in with their hobby...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-14-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,378
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Nurenberg 2019 - Herpa Convair B-58 Hustler 1/

So has anyone purchased one? I'd like to see one in the raw (no sales photo) - warts and all.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-12-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Important note for Shed Models 1:200 customers.

Unfortunately Chris Sayer who ran what was know as "Shed Models" passed away a few days ago.
So Wojtek may be the best contact to see what is going on although he's not getting any younger.
-Helmet...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-12-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Important note for Helmet aircraft 200 custome

Unfortunately Chris Sayer passed away a few days ago.
So Wojtek would be the best contact.
Its a real shame that someone cannot take these models over.


Received this email today..............
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-30-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,378
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Nurenberg 2019 - Herpa Convair B-58 Hustler 1/

It's a piece of junk.
They deserve to loose money on the thing.
What is it with Herpa? they seem to employ people with no knowledge of market tastes.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-21-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,378
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Nurenberg 2019 - Herpa Convair B-58 Hustler 1/

It does not look to me like a fine 3D print therefore I suspect the model pictured is a trial run of the actual tooling with a coat of paint and some "to be worked out" artwork applied.
They have...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-03-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Cloudbreak 1/200 B-45 kit

For those of you who build 1/200 models Derek Barratt's North American B-45C has finally been released.

Its a really nice kit with landing gear and comes with RAF and USAF Decals.
Google it if...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-03-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,580
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: 1/400 B-52: Why doesn't it exist???

F-Toys make a 1/300 B-52, hope the photo shows up belowhttp://www.hobby-shop.jp/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/b52-3.jpg
Forum: Diecast Airplane 12-28-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Hobby Master Preorder News - Spring/summer 201

I wouldn't mind a "what if" Taiwanese ROCAF F-35. I remember seeing somewhere someone using Bestfong F-16 ROCAF decals on a F-35 plastic kit and it looked rather good.

I think it would sell...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-28-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
End of the Line: Bizjets to Beer Cans

Link to article
https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2017-12-26/end-line-bizjets-beer-cans

Company in the article is Dodson International Parts, Inc. and White Industries...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-26-2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,565
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Hobby Master RAAF CAC Sabre Mk 32, 79 Sqn, Ubo

Hobbyco like to jack up prices on the same model depending on paint scheme, some years ago I once queried some years ago why a USAF DC-4 model was priced higher than other other DC-4's which were...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-25-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,565
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Hobby Master RAAF CAC Sabre Mk 32, 79 Sqn, Ubo

I don't know what it is with Hobbyco, 100% lost their way, maybe the owner who would have to be in his 70's-80's just doesn't care anymore as nothing has come with their stockmarket float. Their...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 11-17-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,925
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
US Navy Penis Skywriting

Culture boys

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-17/its-bird-its-plane-its-giant-sky-penis-navy-forced-apologize-pilots-creative-sky-dra
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 10-31-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: China - Couple dragged out of aircraft

Okay thanks, it wasn't reported on the Liveleak site he was a soccer brat.
China has a well documented history of bad behavior by their "elites" which supposedly led to a crackdown....
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 10-31-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
China - Couple dragged out of aircraft

Not flying economy either, I'd say business or 1st class?
I'd say they are the grown up brat children of some communist party official or self made business "identity". Behavior unfortunately not...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 10-28-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Soyuz rocket and transport train

Anyone into rockets? I'm not but I have to have this, it could be a kit, but you never know as the translations on the 1999 website are not always true.

You have to preorder here.....


Soyuz...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 09-28-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
RIP Hugh Hefner

https://www.rt.com/usa/404834-hugh-hefner-playboy-dead/
Time for a another re-run of the Playboy Jet in diecast?
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Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 09-28-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,455
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Tupolev Tu-22M3 bomber overshoots runway

https://theaviationist.com/2017/09/27/new-video-shows-russian-tu-22m3-bomber-overshooting-runway-during-take-off-accident-at-shaikavka/

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Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 09-25-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,443
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Terracina Air Show accident eurofighter plane crashes

Too low to recover :eek:
Eurofighter pilot attempting loop-the-loop in front of his parents and girlfriend dies after crashing into sea...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-25-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Aeroclassics New GSE Sets: The Classics and the Modern

If you go searching on Shapeways you can find alot of 1/200 GSE, that is if you don't mind painting.
I always order in ultra frosted detail or extreme frosted detail.
they come with remants of a...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-23-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Aeroclassics New GSE Sets: The Classics and the Modern

I guess Andrew's thinking behind the Chinese GSE is they are aimed at Chinese mainlander collectors, who aren't really really the same scale ruler and prototype accuracy nitpicks with the same...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-17-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Full video of the An-2 crash on September 2nd

These 2 clowns broke multiple Russian aviation laws doing that stunt.
I was feeling sympathetic towards the victims involved in the accident, but now reading further, no longer, fortunately they...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-16-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Full video of the An-2 crash on September 2nd

Don't watch if you are easily affected by distressing videos like this.
He's too close to spectators for starters, the casualty list could have been much higher.

Video includes take-off and...
Forum: Custom Made Models 08-25-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,159
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: 1/72 Buffalo Airways C-46 C-FAVO

I like, unfortunately I have no room for large 1/72 twin engine models.

There is a flying C-46 for sale in South America.

I would like to see the 1:200 scale version in some military schemes.
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-25-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,930
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: stores in Guangzhou

Okay, thanks I will get one of my Chinese inlaws to track her down.

Stew??
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-17-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,930
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: stores in Guangzhou

do you get a card off her?, has she have a online store, email or wechat?
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-15-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
re: NEWS - Coup underway in Turkey

It is my understanding there was a long standing close relationship between the Turkish military generals and the State of Israel. - Until Erdogan gained power.
The Turkish military has always seen...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-15-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
NEWS - Coup underway in Turkey

This seems to be great news, unless you happen to be a extremist
The Military seen as long term guardians of the Turkish constitution and secular society within Turkey seem to overthrown the...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-15-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Nice truck attack

EU Moderation?? LOL
Forum: 1:500 Scale Model Aircraft 07-14-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,812
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: 377 stratocruiser's 377 stratocruisers

Better tie down or get those aircraft under cover. That hanger is closing in, :D
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-14-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Nice truck attack

Welcome to Hollande's France.

They haven't yet named the culprit

http://on.rt.com/7iwe

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Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-07-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
SME Regional Meeting and Plant Tour of Boeing 737 Assembly facility

FYI - I received this via a work email.
If you live in the region and want to talk your way onto the tour.
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-29-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,145
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: The Best Diecast Flanker

I wonder if Hasegawa will go after AF1 in China? Use the law, reminds me of a factory I visited down south, lots of 1/72 kits (Airfix, Tamiya etc) on the designers desk which they put thru a 3D...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-29-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Explosions at Istanbul Airport

Not surprised at all. That's what happens when the Turkish government aid and abet Muslim extremists in Syria and Iraq.
Russia Today news footage
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Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-26-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Valley of the Dolls remake? NAH, not quite

Well, they have thought of that too, the doll companies have a replacement for a husband

https://secure.realdoll.com/select-male-realdoll2/
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-25-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Valley of the Dolls remake? NAH, not quite

have you purchased one?, they seem to be very expensive to buy, not really my cup of tea.

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Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-25-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 9,042
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Brexit

I wouldn't say its a 100% rejection of socialism, more of a rejection of elitist politicians and political parties, the EU bureaucracy and multinational rent seeking corporate interests.
I wonder...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-24-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 9,042
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Brexit

Brexit : De Gaulle visionary
"England, as a great state and a self loyal nation, will never consent to dissolve in
any utopian entity".
De Gaulle was a strong opponent to a supra-national...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-24-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,338
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Hobby Master HL9019 USN Lockheed WV-2 Warning Star, VW-13, NAS Patuxent River

I purchased one today from Hong Kong, should arrive this Tuesday.
Video of warning stars in vietnam, but count the number of other types in this video,
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Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-20-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Yulin Lychee and Dog Meat Festival 2016

Yum, yum. :p Anyone going?
China?s Yulin Dog Meat Festival sees a butcher brandish a blood-stained meat cleaver | Daily Mail Online...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-19-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,338
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Hobby Master HL9019 USN Lockheed WV-2 Warning Star, VW-13, NAS Patuxent River

I wonder if they can do weathered boneyard versions? anyone interested?
http://www.dhc-2.com/141326_WV-2_USN_09091986_1280.jpg
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-19-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
360° Cockpit tour of Emirates Airbus A380

360° Cockpit tour of Emirates Airbus A380
-u can rotate and look around
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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-13-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,754
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: why retro models DO sell...

Would anyone like to see a better Lockheed Constellation? The Hobby Master version is looking a little tired?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-12-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: JC Wings production runs?

Witty Wings and Dragon used to do high volume. The former died and the later does not seem interested in diecast planes anymore.
I heard Herpa did runs of 1000+ for each paint scheme of those small...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-12-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,710
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: Moving overseas to Canada

I would avoid the current model Impreza. The ABS/hill start assist sensor always fails.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-09-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,148
Posted By Diogenes the Cynic
Re: MH 370 Search Update lost, March 8 2014

Bits of it are supposedly turning up on Kangaroo Island in South Australia if you know where that is
'Plane debris' found on South Australia's Kangaroo Island examined for MH370 link...
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