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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-12-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,355
Posted By JetA1
Re: Herpa B-2A

[QUOTE=Kangaroo;1382762]So what's the general consensus in regards to quality and authenticity between the 1:200 Herpa, Italeri and also the 1:44 Motormax B-2 version? (price is not a factor)
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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-08-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,939
Posted By JetA1
Re: CODE 3 Canadian Armed Forces CF-104 Starfighter, 421 "Red Indian" Sqdn 1983

Collectors who don't have Dan's good fortune :) can obtain this livery in 1:200 (Herpa HE 554527) from the mule.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-06-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By JetA1
Re: Which airlines to start with?

If you are a casual collector, then buy aircraft with a livery that matches your sofa etc.

If you are passionate collector, they buy what ignites that passion. Ask yourself what interests you...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-29-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,129
Posted By JetA1
Re: Falcon Models FA722018 Canadian Armed Forces CT-133 (T-33) Silver Star, 439 Squad

Yes, the missing front landing gear/wheel was an issue with this particular model. It's an unusual livery, so if you like the model you have a couple of options:



Display wheels up.
...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-19-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By JetA1
Re: World's Cleanest Airlines

Exactly. Just the sheer number of people they claim responded to their survey(s) boggles the imagination.
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Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-19-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,800
Posted By JetA1
Re: 1:25 United Cut away 747 Classic WOW!

https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/attachments/forum11/119474d1432674329t-ac747-.jpg

Where did you get that awesome looking display cabinet from? Is it custom?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-19-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By JetA1
Re: For Love of Classic TriJets

I picked up the Gemini Trident 3B in BEA livery, reg G-AWZN, from a guy liquidating his 1:400 collection. Also got the rarer Tucanoline Balkan Holidays TU-154M, reg LZ-HMN. Both MIB and at a good...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-18-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By JetA1
Re: BEA Comet G-APME

Neil:

Thanks for the info. The owner provided a larger photo with a couple of HO scale train engines as reference (1:87), so the scale is closer to 1:72 than 1:100.

He also has a Vanguard and...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-18-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By JetA1
Re: World's Cleanest Airlines

I think it was a slow news day...

If you read the disclaimer, "Skytrax didn't take actual germ counts into consideration, but instead weighed survey responses from more than 18 million passengers...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-17-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By JetA1
BEA Comet G-APME

Found this gem. Wooden, approximately 1:100 (or larger). Pristine. London distribution agent.

Who made it and what is it worth today?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-02-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,109
Posted By JetA1
Re: Corgi Catalogue July - December 2015

Don't lecture me on political correctness. If Churchill, in his speeches and history of the Second World War, can use the term Russia, then so can I. Got it, mien gruppenführer?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-02-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,109
Posted By JetA1
Re: Corgi Catalogue July - December 2015

Amen to that brother! The last Ju88 scheme ( AA36709) can only be described as hideous, despite the torpedo suite.

Depending on your point of view, Italy and Libya were only sideshows during WW2....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-25-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,334
Posted By JetA1
Re: Enola Gay, heroism or insanity?

Dan is correct. It is easy in hindsight to judge the morality of the war using today's standards. Allied casualty estimates for an invasion of the Japanese home islands were based on the losses...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-25-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,599
Posted By JetA1
Re: Review

Note that the "McKnight's Hat Trick" painting by Michael Martchenko has the Port underwing in Sky whereas the HM model depicts it black.

The colour transition from the black/white recognition...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-10-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,394
Posted By JetA1
Re: Aeroclassics New Releases for April 2015 (Official)

Zareh at Airplane Replicas.Com is great to deal with. He's at the Toronto Toronto Aviation & Airline Collectibles Show this Sunday and recently back from Shanghai show.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-01-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By JetA1
Re: A Corgi Hawker Fury Goes To Spain

Fantastic! That mottled colour scheme must have take ages to paint...:)
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-18-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,902
Posted By JetA1
Re: Anybody bought from Collectable Jets recently

In my case they did process a refund for a prepaid model before they closed shop.

If you didn't get the same courtesy, contact Steve and the team at Diecast Model Aircraft/Pilotwear for...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-17-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,902
Posted By JetA1
Anybody bought from Collectable Jets recently

Anybody bought from Collectable Jets recently? The website is down and an email I sent bounced back.

I got a couple of order cancellations from them in mid February, but didn't pay too much...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-15-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,189
Posted By JetA1
Re: Hobby Master HA7733 RCAF North American P-51D Mustang, 424 Squadron, Mount Hope,

I only have a dozen a/c in 1:48, but Winterpeg* is one of them and has a place of honour in my overall collection. Wouldn't want to collect too much in 1:48, as the footprint is large, surpassed only...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-10-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,538
Posted By JetA1
Re: What models would you like to see done

Saw 2 entries for the Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 “Sparviero".

Next time you compile a list, run it by Dan 1st. he can weed out the dupes .:)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-07-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,538
Posted By JetA1
Re: What models would you like to see done

I'm in on the P-38 and SM-79. Plus a Avro Shackleton for good measure (SAAF please!) :)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-27-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,725
Posted By JetA1
Re: 1:200 WM Buffalo Airways C46 C-GTPO

As mentioned above, Aeroclassics produced C-FAVO and C-GTXW in 1:400. Western Models produced the above two plus C-GTPO in 1:200.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-21-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,849
Posted By JetA1
Re: Hobby Master HA 1011 CF-104

I had 3 at one time :). Gave 2 away to esteemed colleagues, including a retired RCAF pilot. The chrome finish is outstanding!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-20-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,725
Posted By JetA1
Re: 1:200 WM Buffalo Airways C46 C-GTPO

I've got all 6 as well, including a box signed by Joe, Mikey, the pilots and maintenance crew (available as a special request when ordering directly from Buffalo).

While iconic and a must have...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-20-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By JetA1
Re: My slowly growing collection

The "toothpaste" AC/Express livery takes a while to get used to...

Personally, I prefer the newer AC/Rouge colours - especially the dramatic, almost retro tail with the stylized Maple Leaf...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-14-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By JetA1
Re: Alitalia: Into the Jet Age

I've never been a Caravelle fan, but have to admit that the Alitalia 60's livery makes it look great!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-12-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,527
Posted By JetA1
Re: I may have a problem

The good news is that collection mania eases up over time. I added 300+ models in 3 years of collecting, but have now settled into a routine of buying only items that meet my collection criteria.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-10-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,578
Posted By JetA1
Re: Cf-100

In addition to Dan's comments about the earlier release, at $199, the price point is a major deterrent to all but the most avid of collectors. Most visitors to the museum want a souvenir, but not one...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-10-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,578
Posted By JetA1
Re: Cf-100

Falcon would have been my candidate for a likely manufacturer of a diecast CF-100, given their past history and success in stamping out the CT-133 and CT-155, but given their current situation we are...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-08-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,027
Posted By JetA1
Re: DeAgostini 1:12 scale Spitfire

Wow! Something I'd consider buying to build in retirement, but at $1,176 not cheap either.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 02-07-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By JetA1
Re: The addiction to models is real- do you have it?

I went from 0 to 300 models in under 3 years, so I am well acquainted with collection mania.

The key to controlling the "craving" (addiction is such a loaded word :D..) is to stick to certain...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-07-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,954
Posted By JetA1
Re: New Aero Classics!

Aeroclassics has been pumping out F-28s recently, which if you are a Canadian collector, is great. These 2 new releases make a total of 13 aircraft in the last few months. My favourites so far are...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-04-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,279
Posted By JetA1
Re: CWH/Hobby Master

The 1:144 Corgi Lancs aren't as detailed as the 1:72 offerings and have some noticeable idiosyncrasies, such as an unpainted cockpit canopy frame for AA47303. There's lots of debate about the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-01-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,603
Posted By JetA1
Re: Inflight 200 Royal Air Force E-3D SENTRY AEW1 (707-300) ZH107

I have the Aviation 200 EC-137D Sentry, 71-1408, USAF, Polished Metal Finish and am happy with it.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-29-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By JetA1
Re: Aeroclassics question

I rarely pay more than $35 USD for a single new release, but often buy in bulk and use online retailer discounts to get the price down to $25-30 USD each. Plus I often use retailers with fixed...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-24-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,335
Posted By JetA1
Re: Sea Hornet, finally

An underrepresented aircraft that is well executed by Oxford. Now if only they would produce the unique NF21 variant...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-21-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,698
Posted By JetA1
Re: Corgi AA35401 Jaguar GR1A 6sq RAF Coltishall

This type of branding also appears on Gemini 1:400 aircraft. Personally I don't find it an issue as the models are designed to be displayed upright.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-17-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,228
Posted By JetA1
Re: 777, small changes, big difference

Great question. My experience from collectible shows and swap meets is that 2nd hand buyers still want stock aircraft in the original box, unless the a/c was purchased from a retailer as a mod (i.e....
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-17-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By JetA1
Re: Newly addicted to 1:400 collecting

Collecting is an addiction (there, I've said it too :D ). Best way to control it is to focus on a specific theme (or airline) and try to stick to it. Easier said than done..

I too started out...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-16-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,621
Posted By JetA1
Re: Hachette To Make U.S., British And German WW2 Fighters

Agree that the mottling is horrible. Plus, as you've alluded to, the colours look incorrect for a 1943 era G6 aircraft, specifically the use of light blue on the fuselage, which is more typical of a...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 01-16-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By JetA1
Re: Insuring Your Collection

I would increase the value to include shipping, which outside of the US can approach 20-30% of the cost of the model. This is more reflective of a true "replacement cost".
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-11-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,502
Posted By JetA1
Re: Canadian Pacific: Canada's Second Force

Richard:

We all do :D. It's part and parcel of being an avid collector.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-09-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By JetA1
Re: Spring cleaning 50 models and cabinet.

5mm (3/16") is the minimum thickness I would use for supporting 1:200 models. Depending on the surface area and number of models displayed, you might also want to consider 1/4" glass.

I tried...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-09-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,275
Posted By JetA1
Re: Largest 1/72 Diecast Models?

Not in 1:72. De Agostini produced a mediocre 200C in 1:144. Still available for around $20.

Revell released a new tool plastic kit 1:72 FW 200 C-8 in 2006, complete with two Henschel Hs 293 guided...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-07-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,812
Posted By JetA1
Re: AeroClassics New Releases for January 2015

Ordered several of these. The Air Ontario F-28 is a must have. I have ten F-28s, including the Norcanair and Time Air from the earlier release, so it will have plenty of company.:D

I don't...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-06-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,702
Posted By JetA1
Re: Burma Banshees P-40 would be nice

Agree with the HM 1/72 prop assessment. They have largely ceded this space to Corgi.

However, getting Corgi to do anything that isn't UK centric or directly appealing to it's UK base these days...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-27-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By JetA1
Re: Rip Off New Zealand: HobbyCity Stinks

Richard:

Substitute "Canada" or "Australia" for "New Zealand" above and the story is sadly similar. Retailers will provide a host of reasons why their prices are higher (duty, taxes, fuel...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-06-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,064
Posted By JetA1
Re: Westerns Part 2 of 4 - IL-18, Breguet 763, KC-97, DC-3, DC6-B, Lockheed RC-121D

Liking the Breguet! - a certain je ne sais quoi chunkiness to it :).
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-02-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,339
Posted By JetA1
Re: Something of interest to a few of us who like certain 1950s jets...

Can't say if they made money on the Lanc, but at $199 CAD retail, with only a museum membership discount offered, it's not cheap or for the casual buyer. Despite that they are selling, albeit more...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-24-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,693
Posted By JetA1
Re: REVIEW: Corgi AA39704 RAF Hawker Hurricane IIc, No.34 Squadron, F/L Jimmy Whalen

As Dan mentioned, the close-up photos exaggerate the tail gap. Given the paucity of SEA WW2 schemes, especially ones with a strong Canadian connection, I too have no qualms about having this model in...
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