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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-24-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,209
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Corgi Aviation Archive 2021

I would absolutely love to see a CalW F-35, but it will be several years before one could possibly see the light of day. They have a lot of other projects right now. The soonest one could be on the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-22-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,209
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Corgi Aviation Archive 2021

A B-47 would be absolutely awesome.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-19-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

I am very glad to hear that it is progressing. I do not have much of a relationship with anyone at HM, but I do hope you continue to critique their work if you are providing the input yourself. If...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-18-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

I have not spoken to HM at all about the subject. I believe I talked to Mr. William around October about the A-C model was happening, and when. I know the CalW CADer who was previously assigned to...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-10-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Dassault Aviation Store

All I know is that they are not worth what people sell them on Ebay for... $200... I nearly got the F.1, but I would say the quality is not quite the same as HM. Still wondering what happened to...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-30-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,012
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM Weathering Advice Needed

Yes, I don't know how red or bright green would fit in. Major hydraulic leak haha
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-30-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,012
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM Weathering Advice Needed

That is correct, it is a Witty A-7. I did end up wiping off all streaks with a wet wipe. The only thing that is left is the pen ink in the panel lines. If I ever have time I will attempt to use some...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-23-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,012
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM Weathering Advice Needed

It had been sitting in a box somewhere for years. Pylons glued on cause they would not stay on the model. Missing the gear panels. I didn't have much to lose. Its a fun canvas. I am going to try to...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-21-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,012
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM Weathering Advice Needed

Here is a small update. I used the pilot pen technique and got the following results. I will admit I probably over did it a bit, but I was try to get down the method.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-21-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,012
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM Weathering Advice Needed

I was really glad that CalW started weathering models, but I was sad to see the communities response. I guess I will have to learn it myself. Some historically awesome models just seem wrong...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-18-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Die-cast Helicopter wishes?

FoV needs to bring back the V-22 yooling bad! Word is they will, but this time with folding blades and wings.

I would agree that helos have not gotten the love the deserve. I think SpecOps birds...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-18-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,820
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM New Releases FEBRUARY 2021?

That Tonka is kinda tempting. the IDS is the HARM shooter right? Or is that the other ECR? I can't remember.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-14-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: The New Force of Valor

The V-22 will have completely folding wings and rotors. It will be far superior to the one that was released back in 2016 by Unimax. It will beat the long dead AF1 1:72 tooling by leaps and bounds...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-14-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By pilot_paul_r
The New Force of Valor

Greetings all,

Force of Valor (FoV) is simply the model brand to watch in the coming years. They are under new ownership (Waltersons) that plans on turning the brand from a toy company into,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-24-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

I know I have said this before, and I also know this isnt on topic with the U-2, but I really wish the 1/72 Helo market was tapped into a little bit more by HM. CalW has zero desire to enter that...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-24-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,923
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Hobbymaster JANUARY 2020 RELEASES POSTER

Just watching the U-2 getting kicked further and further down the road by both companies because neither can get the mold right... *singular salty tear

I don't blame them either, the U-2 is gonna...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-23-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

I have trouble seeing CalW going down that road. I would never say it is 0 %, but Century has had the SR market tapped for a long time. Their mold could use some love though. If they got rid of that...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-18-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,012
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM Weathering Advice Needed

Thank you all very much for the wonderful advice. I look forward to trying my hand at this. I will probably try it on a cheaper plastic model, then work my way up to one of my beloved HM A-10s. Thank...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-18-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,012
Posted By pilot_paul_r
HM Weathering Advice Needed

Hello all,

I could not figure out what was bothering me about the HM A-10C, but then I realized it is because the Hawg is just simply too clean. I am beginning to think I should try to add my own...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-08-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-23-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,980
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Hobby Master December poster

The A-10 is going to be a must have for me, I do not know if I will get the WW Viper though with CalW second wave coming soon.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-17-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: calw f-16

They are making a B-57?? Or was that just a typo? I got really excited, but I am pretty sure you meant the Hustler
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-31-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

That is correct. That exact plane. In the load out seen in the video. It's gonna be good.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-30-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

There will be a clean and dirty variants. The Dirty bird is going to have the exposed metal and faded paint in places just as the actual aircraft was at Fairford in March of this year. It is really...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-28-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

Well said, and agreed! I hope they eventually include other nose configs for their R/Ss. I don't think I will be disappointing by either. I just have different expectations for each respectively, and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-26-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,081
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HOBBYMASTER November 2020 POSTER

Yeah, I think the CalW U-2 is going to be leaps and bounds above the HM in terms of detail and tooling. I am waiting for CalW.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-22-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

The tail, and the nose look kinda funny to me. So does the cockpit. I can't say much since it is only a prototype.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-01-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,208
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: forces of valor mh-47g

Good luck. I have been trying to ask them questions for a year now about their long gone V-22 and this model. They never respond, and if they do respond it is usually only in yes or no answers....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-01-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,208
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: forces of valor mh-47g

I think it needs to be slightly darker, but I can live with it. It is just FoV after all.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-25-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,294
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2A/C Coming Early Next Year

I was very surprised as well.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-22-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM announcements made mid-July 2020

I just check HM, the "clean" one will have 2xASRAAMs and a center line fuel tank.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: calibre wings 4th qrt f-14 releases

I think I am the only person in the world of military aircraft that just really does not like the F-14 as a whole. Forgive me, but I just don't get the appeal of the Tomcat.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-20-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,294
Posted By pilot_paul_r
HM U-2A/C Coming Early Next Year

Assuming the world is still rotating during this apocalyptic year by the beginning of next year, we should be seeing a U-2A/C from HM. For those who are begging for the "short nose" U-2 like the one...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-19-2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By pilot_paul_r
I bet you're wrong. ...

I bet you're wrong.
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I believe you all will be very impressed by the CalW U-2R/S. It’s going to be, hopefully, one of the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-10-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

I got the details on this bird. It is 80-1088 from the 95th RS/17th RW & 99th SRS/9th SRW - Taif, Saudi Arabia in the 1990s.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-04-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Is There a Desire for Special Operations Model

Okay, you got me. That is pretty awesome.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-03-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Is There a Desire for Special Operations Model

If carrying scientists, fuel, and dry cargo around for decades constitutes SF then I would have to agree with you, but I believe you are in the minority on that one.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-03-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Gemini 200...KC 46... nicely done..

Does the gear have a retracted option?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-02-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

I am pretty positive that plastic mock up does not represent the future model. I believe CalW is going to do a FANTASTIC job with the Dragon Lady. I am sure it just a proof of concept object.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-02-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,259
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Air Force 1 - General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper UAV,

Hate to revise a thread that has not seen the light of day in nearly 6 years, but I wish I would have gotten the chance to get my hands on one of these back in the day. I wonder if they will ever...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-29-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,043
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Hobby Master F-15E Strike Eagle

*Takes 15,000 ft of runway to get airborne.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-28-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,428
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: calw prop aircraft

I wish the F7F would have been a little quicker in development. I wonder how well it would have done in WWII. Otherwise, it saw very little combat correct? Maybe just a bit in the Korean War, any...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-26-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Is There a Desire for Special Operations Model

They may not have cleared the shelves then, but they are worth 200% of their original value now, people go wild for those things. I have seen two sell for nearly $200 in the last two weeks. I was...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-26-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

Here is your U-2 fact of the day. Very shortly into the U-2 overflights of the CCCP it became very apparent that the aircraft could be easily tracked by Soviet Radars. Consequently, the CIA created...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-26-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Blast from the Past - The Price is Right

Well... that is unfortunate.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-26-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

Reminds me of this https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28073/company-teases-new-f-16-flight-sim-after-developer-ends-up-in-jail-over-buying-usaf-manuals
Of course, this guy was selling manuals and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-26-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: Is There a Desire for Special Operations Model

I have a great respect for the MC Hercs they carry everything and anything the sof guys need, all while fueling the Hellos. I have always been fascinated by the Combat Talon II, the predecessor to...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-26-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

I have heard it is basically like having a coms sat directly over head for hours at at time for boots on the ground. It is crazy the info that is public.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-25-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,582
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Re: HM U-2 Coming Soon... Maybe

Ha ha, I was referring to the fact that the CalW is going to happen still despite the obvious competition. I am guessing you got this from a primary source.

I am hoping we have the option between...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-25-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By pilot_paul_r
Is There a Desire for Special Operations Models?

I hope this finds you all in good health,

I wanted to ask the communities opinion on Special Operations models. To me this seems like a largely untapped market that few producers have any desire...
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