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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-15-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Corgi 2020 Catalogue........

That's three "old UF-class" insulting messages from Ladia in the last week or so.
Not clear to me why Ladia has become such an argumentative **** recently, but anyway, needless to say he's on my...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-15-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Corgi 2020 Catalogue........

i am just back from skiing, flying, working, etc. waiting for me here at home was the very nice corgi helicopter: Sikorsky SH-3A White 63 "Gauntlets" AA33422.

While in some sense 'nothing new'...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-15-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: HM APRIL 2020 Poster

I'll get the JASDF Phantom (I have them all plus several well built scale models), though it's not clear exactly to me why there's so much excitement about it as it's a pretty dull scheme, stencils...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-09-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Ideas for HobbyMaster - Fuel Bowsers, Fuel tru

in other words "i dont like your opinion, so stfu."

good luck in your fuel bowser dreams. im sure you'll get them soon. i'm sure they'll get right on it after they release the 1:32 brabazon.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-09-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: HA19014 McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II 1523

sorry, is ladia complaining about the tail which hm clearly shows they are aware of and will fix in the exact image that i posted? seriously? or is it the (gasp) lack of intake red that can be...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-09-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By FortunateSon
HA19014 McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II 152323,

Pre-pros for this phantom are now up. Looks about as good we can expect from HM for a US navy release, plus or minus the weird question mark tampos on the fuselage sides
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-09-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: HA2121 F-100D Super Sabre "MIG-17 Killer"

wrong shape or not, overall its a very satisfying little model. im happy to have several in my collection.

what gets me is how timid hm has been with releases in terms of schemes. the two recent...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-06-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Corgi 2020 Catalogue........

while it's slightly a let down that the corgi cat doesnt include any new moulds for post-ww1 collectors, overall the release list is reasonably well architected in terms of using the most of corgi's...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-06-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Ideas for HobbyMaster - Fuel Bowsers, Fuel tru

yes, it's (generally speaking) illegal for us government to 'partner with' for-profit entities in a way that could be construed to show favoritism or commercial advantage. the possible publicity...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-05-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Ideas for HobbyMaster - Fuel Bowsers, Fuel tru

Wow. Shockingly inappropriate and likeLy illegal use of brand names on us military equipment.

Fuel bowsers have been tried by hm. Get your bedford refuelers for gbp 3.99 at some point. Doubt hm...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-22-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Revell Diecast Tomcat

no intruder as far as i know but im pretty sure there was an F-16.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-22-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Revell Diecast Tomcat

The revell tomcats are ok for their age. The biggest flaw was the overly inward canted vert stabilizers. I tried to fix one and did a half assed job of it, put it aside, and that's the last i ever...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-21-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Aviation 72 AV7242007 SAAB JA37 Viggen SH37-01

Thanks for the pics! I saw this one on the site of a UK retailer recently and was quite surprised as I thought AV72 was dead as disco.

Your pics make this otherwise fairly poorly regarded mould...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-18-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: HobbyMater HA7743"c" Code 3 P-51D "Fighting La

thanks epap. i'll get some more photos when i can soon. i've redone some of the exhaust staining to be less bad.

next i will redo one of the yellow ones into 'talahassee lassie'. that should be...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-18-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Calibre Yak-130 and B-58

calibre has announced a tomcatters (vf-31) red tail. nice plane, but amazingly still around from century wings.

a black-tail-yellow-circle, yellow tail, or rainbow tail vf-31 bird would have been...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-15-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Air Commander F-4J CAG Bird

nice pics. it flatters this release. i have this release and opened it yesterday. it's easily the worst of the air commander / xplus birds i have (and i have basically all of them). plenty of QA...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-15-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Calibre Yak-130 and B-58

I'm aware of B58 having been announced a long time ago. I was simply reporting on the new 3d images.

With regards to Yak-130 yes I may have missed that this was previously announced. I also...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-15-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Calibre Yak-130 and B-58

https://media.giphy.com/media/sN3UqEngmgo48/giphy.gif
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-15-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By FortunateSon
Calibre Yak-130 and B-58

Yak-130 News:

Calibre Wings appears to have announced (if this is old news, I apologize) a 1/72 Yak-130. I don't know much about the Yak-130 other than it made an impression as a pleasant little...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-14-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By FortunateSon
HobbyMater HA7743"c" Code 3 P-51D "Fighting Lady"

https://i.ibb.co/QJ3t4N9/fl1.jpg (https://ibb.co/WH4jLyn)
upload (https://imgbb.com/)

Been waiting for this P-51 to do a code 3 on for a while. So, when it arrived, decals were ready (Hussar...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-12-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By FortunateSon
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-11-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master screw up? (HA7739 P-51 American B

so, I've always taken the HM picture labels of "pre pro" and "production model" with a huge grain of salt. often the "pre pro" has effectively been the production model and often what is listed as...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-10-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Calibre Wings, Wave2 SU-24 - Production photos

:: facepalm ::

guys, seriously: one is a su-24m, one is a su-24mr.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-09-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By FortunateSon
Hobbymaster March 2020 releases.

https://i.ibb.co/fdYJFTg/hm-mar-2020.png (https://ibb.co/d40ZMHT)

A mix of new announcements and previously announced stuff.

My take:

1/48 P-47 "Bonnie" = immediate pre-order.
F-15s -...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-09-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master HA19011 F-4EJ Kai

I've had my ebay radar on for this one for about a year now with no luck. It's out there, but at prices not worth paying. One of the "I feel stupid now for passing up on it" models. In fact, I...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-09-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master screw up? (HA7739 P-51 American B

if you turn this into an issue, them HM's eventual response would be to stop pre-pro pics. none of us wants this.

anyway, hm is the least to blame for this. the stuff that corgi puts on their box...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-09-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master HA19011 F-4EJ Kai

its great, but the problem is that the donor kai aircraft is now too hard to find. so, HM could easily do a split run of this scheme and a normal blue kai and i think it would be popular.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-08-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master screw up? (HA7739 P-51 American B

Good catch. I just checked mine has 4 as well. Not my favourite livery so I guess i rarely had it out of the box enough to notice.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-08-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Calibre Wings, Wave2 SU-24 - Production photos

the only news would be that calibre recently listed a t-shirt on facebook that they're selling or whatever and it has the su-22 listed, so it's probably still on. should be a great release if yes.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-08-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master HA19011 F-4EJ Kai

fair point.

i also realize that i forgot a jasdf phantom scheme probably better than most of those we've mentioned before:

https://i.ibb.co/LZ8Smd9/kai-octopus.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-07-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Calibre Wings, Wave2 SU-24 - Production photos

sure hope the ukrainian version comes 'dirty.' panel wash really adds a lot.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-07-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master HA19011 F-4EJ Kai

i dont think much of amigo either. i just think its so ridiculous that it's worth doing.

hm is claiming they can't do that scheme? "can't, or wont?" At any rate it makes me all the more happy...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-06-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master HA19011 F-4EJ Kai

LFT "good bye okinawa" is an interesting scheme. not my favourite, but interesting nonetheless.

In addition to the anniversary scheme I showed, I think the holy grail of JASDF for now anyway...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-06-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master HA19011 F-4EJ Kai

Cool. Mine should be arriving any minute.

That lakenheath phantom was selling for I think it was 25 or 30 euro at aviationmegatstore's black friday sale. Quite an unpopular bird, but not a...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-06-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobbymaster HA8220 Corsair "Midnite Cocktail"

So I havent touched a HM corsair in a while (in storage at another address), but basically HM's folding wings are "ok." This applies to all of their models with folding wings: 1/48 Panther, 1/48...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: HA6303 SU-34 „Oleg Peshkov"

Sorry to interject politics into this, but the plane is named after oleg peshkov, the su24 pilot that was killed in syria because his jet had violated turkish airspace (an overall action that russia...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-04-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By FortunateSon
Hobbymaster HA8220 Corsair "Midnite Cocktail"

https://i.ibb.co/hRww84K/corsairhmn.png

A new addition to the Feb, 2020 release list.

Quite an interesting choice. I was expecting HM to pump out "greatest hit after greatest hit" of the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-01-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Herpa 580038 F-15 Eagle Expensive?

So, I'm not sure if that comment about cranky members was aimed at me, but at any rate, I thought i'd clarify my comment on witty:

Witty F-15s are quite nice in some ways and in some cases have...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-28-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Herpa 580038 F-15 Eagle Expensive?

Hi Raptor,

Herpa's military range is generally seen as providing very very very poor value. The F-15 at TFM is based on the old witty mould that regularly sold for well under $20 years ago. The...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-26-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By FortunateSon
Next calibre wings tomcat announced via fb

https://i.ibb.co/VTfTxCY/008-A76-E6-4-CDF-4831-9034-A124-D48-EFEC8.png
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-25-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,169
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Die cast B-17 question

fair enough that it was a pretty obvious choice, though it became particularly so after 9-0-9 became rare and expensive.

still, corgi can never be accused of having done the obvious thing when...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-24-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,169
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Die cast B-17 question

I pushed on forums after forums for Little Miss Mischief for years. Glad corgi finally got the picture; i'm sure they are kicking themselves they didn't make just a few more.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-23-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

The current sales on yahoo japan, like those on ebay usa, typically only reflect recent releases. I dont know the full range of stuff available in 1/144 (i dont really collect anything smaller than...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-23-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

umm, I think you're overstating it. I live (part of the time) in britain and I study brexit intensely. The complete range of possible outcomes of brexit (including everything from a suspension of...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-22-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

F-16 is probably a good idea for a 1/48 release. But, remember, FM was flooded with em before they went under.

Brexit? Yes, britain is a big market and yes, that act of collective (17.4...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-22-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

Sorry its taken be a bit of time to catch up here. Are you sure that's right? In metal, we have the 1/144 magazine releases which i guesss were not great, but still there. However, more than that,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-22-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

This is an interesting idea. However, I wonder how much "user suggestions" contribute to profitability?

Or, to put it another way, for every good suggestion made with good intentions for overall...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-21-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Mig 29 HM

more photos of the mig29 now available on the HMC website.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-20-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

What's particularly funny is that you're so dumb that you can't even cite your own sources correctly. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/milktoast. There's the "milktoast" you used. Dictionary.com,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-20-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: The "Obvious" list and the end of the hobby.

It's spelled "milquetoast."

Thanks again for sharing. You have contributed much to this discussion, as I'm sure you do to the wider world around you.
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