DA.C - Search Results
 

Go Back   DA.C > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 50 of 85
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Uzair
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-18-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 19,641
Posted By Uzair
Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage CWH005 Avro Canada

225 CAD is a fair price especially if shipping is included. Since the latest RL-204 release took so long to sell out, it is quite unlikely CWHM will do another release any time soon, if at all. The...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-07-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,379
Posted By Uzair
Re: Pictures Calibre Wings F-14A VX-4 Black Bunny

I think its worth emphasizing that one of the outstanding plus points of CalWings' Tomcat lineup is (was?) their proper matte painting with subtle weathering wash. A welcome change from the recent...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-05-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,379
Posted By Uzair
Re: Pictures Calibre Wings F-14A VX-4 Black Bunny

To me the most disappointing aspect of this release is the glossy paint. As BB has pointed out the actual aircraft looks matt, to the point of looking dull. The candy-gloss sheen Calibre has applied...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-23-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Uzair
Re: Hobby master f-14 vs others?

Sorry but I don't agree. The panel line on the HM/CW are too deep and wide. At the moment the best tooling for the F-14 is from Calibre Wings, with JC Wings also producing excellent models based off...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-26-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,645
Posted By Uzair
Re: Big Trouble in Little Calibre

While I would love for Calibre to start WW2 stuff, so far they've done only jets and I suspect that's what they will stick to. When it comes to jets I'd like just a couple, not obscure but rather...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-30-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Uzair
Re: ME-110 CORGI vs HM

I own a few of Corgi's Bf 110s and having compared with photos of HM's 110 one thing that strikes me is that that Corgi has correct cross sectional profile for the vertical stabilizers. HM's look...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-26-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,851
Posted By Uzair
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

Absolutely! Your (Richtofen's) posts are always a HUGE joy to read - informative and entertaining like nothing else! Thank you for all your excellent work and please keep writing and sharing with us...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-01-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,645
Posted By Uzair
Re: Big Trouble in Little Calibre

Completely agree on all these points! While I have not bought the Su-24 (and have no intention of doing so in the future) I have several CalWings Tomcats. The soft plastic/rubber pitot tubes are my...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-09-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,391
Posted By Uzair
Re: Hobby Master vs Witty Wings Super Hornet Compa

Correct! Most HM's have plastic noses, I just stated it in a literal and obtuse manner :D


For each collector material choice may be a subjective preference, but from what I've seen the nosecones...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-09-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Uzair
Re: Small tip to JC/HM's Su-34

Could not agree more Ladia! I might be a bit of a heretic in saying this but JCW's latest F-14s are my favorite Tomcats ever thanks to the subtle lines, accurate rivets, and awesome wash, and put any...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-09-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Uzair
Re: Small tip to JC/HM's Su-34

I am in the "hate unrealistic panel lines" aka trenches that HM do. It therefore is an utter shame that JCW are choosing to go down the HM route with their very first tooling. At least the unpainted...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-09-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,391
Posted By Uzair
Re: Hobby Master vs Witty Wings Super Hornet Compa

Witty/JCW's subtle and far more realistic panel lines always win for me over HM. And HM's nosecones and jet nozzles often have a very plastic feel. When it comes to the super bug Witty/JCW are it for...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-21-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 19,367
Posted By Uzair
Re: Calibre Wings SU-24 Review

LOL ok point taken :cool:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-21-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 19,367
Posted By Uzair
Re: Calibre Wings SU-24 Review

Hmmm tampo-printed panel lines, now there's a thought I haven't considered before.


To be honest I would rather have such printed lines in combination with full moving aero parts (control...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-21-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 19,367
Posted By Uzair
Re: Calibre Wings SU-24 Review

CBL: In total agreement with you on this particular point. Some collectors seem to like deep and wide panel lines, I personally hate 'em and why I have decided to completely stop buying Hobby...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-21-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 19,367
Posted By Uzair
Re: Calibre Wings SU-24 Review

I completely agree with the points made by FortunateSon and Ukrainian_Falcons.


This is less a detailed review than a generic praise for the model. FS you were more diplomatic than I could be in...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-18-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,114
Posted By Uzair
Re: Calibre Wings Su-24 Fencer (Release ETA 2017)

I can respect someone for being ambitious and making bold statements of high quality, but Noel is extremely poor at communication with customers. Condescending and childish. I am very put off on...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-17-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,917
Posted By Uzair
Re: My 1:72 Scale Military Jets

These photos are definitely the best I have ever seen of ANY diecast (and I've seen my fair share of cars, construction, and airplane diecast). Simply astounding photography Tinpilot27!!! And thank...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-24-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,645
Posted By Uzair
Re: Big Trouble in Little Calibre

Overall a good and fair assessment FortunateSon. Having acquired two of these (Ghostriders and Jolly Rogers) I concur with all your pros and cons, in particular the silver painted plastic (or...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-19-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,645
Posted By Uzair
Re: Big Trouble in Little Calibre

^^ Man I hate these soft material pitot tubes so much! Rubber or soft plastic to represent metal components and on an otherwise solid chunk of metal is very offputting as far as I'm concerned. I know...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-30-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,645
Posted By Uzair
Re: Big Trouble in Little Calibre

Hear hear tker! :cool:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-30-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,645
Posted By Uzair
Re: Big Trouble in Little Calibre

Thanks UF.


I should clarify that what I meant by "If high detail in the parts and the painting and tampos and finishing requires more time, then I am perfectly willing to pay for that" I meant...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-30-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,645
Posted By Uzair
Re: Big Trouble in Little Calibre

C'mon fellows, you're the senior guys here, it is disheartening for junior guys such as myself to see this discord. I value and respect your opinions here since you are obviously passionate and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-29-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,645
Posted By Uzair
Re: Big Trouble in Little Calibre

CBL and Ladia, I agree with both you gents on most points :) In particular on voting with our wallets. If collectors keep buying flawed models the manufacturers have no compunction to improve.

...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-29-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,645
Posted By Uzair
Re: Big Trouble in Little Calibre

Hah CBL! I also called them "toys for big boys". Whether they are collectable or not is subjective, but I would argue that expensive models that are meant for display and ideally passing on to the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-29-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Uzair
Re: Surprising Dumps / Surprising Sold-Outs

Yep - it seems we can't hotlink from HMC. Perhaps you could simply provide the HMC page links?


http://hobbymastercollector.com/files/HA5216-3.JPG
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-29-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,645
Posted By Uzair
Re: Big Trouble in Little Calibre

That's the thing, they are not toys. Or at least cheap toys for children. They are toys for big boys. Expensive collector's items. And as to these CalWings models, CalWings have made big claims and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-12-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,634
Posted By Uzair
Re: Things I've noticed between various brands

All excellent points FortunateSon, but wouldn't you agree that Corgi's new tooling for 2017 the English Electric Lightning is a superb model? I have some of their bomber heavies and and find them...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-04-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,218
Posted By Uzair
Re: Century Wings CW001625 SR-71 Blackbird "Charli

Agree with you both, I have experience with TSM's 1/18 race car models and while considered good, I find their finish and internals to be a bit too plasticky and crude. I know from these forums that...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-21-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,433
Posted By Uzair
Re: I've solved the problem of my 1/72 Tomcat storage.

Holy moly that is the largest acquisition I have seen any collector make in any of the diecast forums I frequent. Congrats on buying such an uber-impressive item, surely you now need a large museum...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-18-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,851
Posted By Uzair
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

You're on a roll with these frequent updates! I thoroughly enjoy reading your narrations, so wonderfully crafted and one can't help but smile from the very outset, such is your humor.

I am...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-30-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By Uzair
Re: WHY....No diecasts of Bell X-1 or X-15

I think the X-15 is one of the coolest aircraft ever flown, and have requested William of Hobby Master to consider it. He said it is something they will analyze manufacturing, but of course the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-29-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,434
Posted By Uzair
Re: Century Wings 001623 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird USAF 9th SRW, Night Hawk #61-7979,

The Blackbird is my 2nd favorite subject in warplanes, and Century Wings is supposed to have the best diecast model of it, but when I bought my first CW SR71 I was quite disappointed that the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-23-2017, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By Uzair
Re: Corgi He-111H-6 torpedo bomber -Attack on Artic Convoy AA33715 photos

Thanks for clarifying Craig, you gave me and apparently a few others here some concerns about Corgi!

The model looks decent enough and that it has tampos makes it a good buy in my opinion. I...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-22-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By Uzair
Re: Corgi He-111H-6 torpedo bomber -Attack on Artic Convoy AA33715 photos

Sticker? You mean it has decals instead of tampos only? That would be a total deal breaker for me!

The model does look nice, but yeah there is large gap between the cockpit section and the rest of...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,944
Posted By Uzair
Re: Modelcollect 1/72 B-2 Bomber

That thing looks downright massive, and scary, in 1/72 form. I'd give anything to have it in proper diecast form. Must be in the minority though otherwise Corgi or someone else would have released it...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-14-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,851
Posted By Uzair
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

Hey Richtofen, glad to have you back! I hope that all remains well with you, and I look forward to continuing reading your superlative war stories and insightful if brief reviews on the models in...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-30-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Uzair
Re: Photobucket Pulls The Plug

Photobucket sucked in general, and now it sucks even harder. Opening a photo is an ad-laden mess. And now you tell me they are CHARGING you to continue using their services?

I've always...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-22-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,053
Posted By Uzair
Re: F-117A Nighthawk HA5801

I really hope HM have created their own tooling rather than re-using Sun Star's. IMHO Sun Star is a "budget" player and their tooling would not be as sharp and detailed as HM's.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-17-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,331
Posted By Uzair
Re: HM July Poster

HOLY CARP this is the single greatest forum post I have ever read, anywhere! You must have spent well over an hour drafting that beast of a reply tker :eek:

If nothing else, your patience and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-15-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,577
Posted By Uzair
Re: Caliber Wings (Actual photos)

You are quite right Andy. I come from a diecast motorsports collection background, and while that hobby is split among diecast (metal) and plastic (resin) sectors, the fully opening diecast models...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-08-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,389
Posted By Uzair
Re: CW F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Roger (Landing Configuration) CW-001619

I am very happy to report that the dealer has offered a terrific solution to this bum CW AJ200.

I am NOT so happy to learn that this is a relatively common problem on CW's F-14s. That is really,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-04-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,389
Posted By Uzair
Re: CW F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Roger (Landing Configuration) CW-001619

So gents, my disappointment with CW's F-14s continues. The second one I have purchased (after the Black Aces) was this AJ200 JR, and I was taken back at the finish on the nosecone. It is very rough...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-17-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By Uzair
Re: Quality of HM current releases compared to CW/AC

Thank you guys for the detailed replies! I didn't know HM were so close to CW, but it seems as if CW's paint is still the best.

Shame about Corgi starting to use decals. I will have to be doubly...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-15-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By Uzair
Quality of HM current releases compared to CW/AC

As a rank newbie who only has a few Corgi bombers and just acquired my first Century Wings F-14, I can see the maximum range of modern jets is mostly available from Hobby Master, with only a couple...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-09-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,031
Posted By Uzair
Re: Calibre Facebook Tomcat pics

So, what is the verdict so far on these Calibre Wings F-14s? Are they better than Century Wings' usual models? I can't tell much from these preproduction photos, having only seen one CW F-14 in...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-08-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,189
Posted By Uzair
Re: Excited newbie let down by Century Wings quality control! (F-14A Black Aces AJ100

FortunateSon, Eagle_Flyer, and Ukrainian_Falcons: you guys have given me a veritable treasure trove of information which I had no clue about. so you have my deepest thanks.

Not that things you...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-07-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,189
Posted By Uzair
Re: Excited newbie let down by Century Wings quality control! (F-14A Black Aces AJ100

Ah ok, thank you for clarifying your comment.

So - bummer then, we new collectors get shafted on both quality AND QC! Is it therefore correct to say that if I hunt down older CW F-14s (and SR-71s)...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-07-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,189
Posted By Uzair
Re: Excited newbie let down by Century Wings quality control! (F-14A Black Aces AJ100

So are you saying that models 10 years ago weren't as good as they are these days? That sounds perversely satisfying, since those of us starting now have to pay much more for models than even a...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-07-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,189
Posted By Uzair
Re: Excited newbie let down by Century Wings quality control! (F-14A Black Aces AJ100

Yes Ladia, I had gone through Skruffy's post (https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/military-model-aircraft/231841-cw-f-14a-tomcat-vf-84-jolly-roger-landing-configuration-cw-001619-a.html#post2131985)...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 85

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 AM.

Latest Threads
- by Big Al
- by MDC11
 

Models of the Week
 



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.