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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-25-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: I fell in to a large collection.. What do I ha

I can certainly see how somebody unfamiliar with the hobby might believe that to be a "large" collection ;) we are so pathetic
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-16-2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: New mold CW mig-31

I'm sure this mould will please some. I, on the other hand, would want calibre to do just about any other mould. The Su22 would have been great. Any western aircraft even better.
MiG31 is a...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-09-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: JCW Ukraine Mig-29 Digital camo.

Thanks for the photos.


Isn't this just the old witty mould?


While it might have some pluses for those who care about 'stance' or whatever, i'd gladly take a HM over the old witty mould just...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-07-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,874
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Noel Lee has been terminated from Calibre Wing

Calibre just released samples of wave4 of their su24s (russian flag one and IRIAF desert scheme) on facebook, so, that is still happeninng. In my view, anybody who buys the russian one (or the hm...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-07-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Mig-19 from Panzerkampf

I am absolutely thrilled to have Panzerkampf do these sorts of aircraft. A step above existing (mostly chinese generic and magazine) options that is allowing panzerkampf to improve their technique...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-30-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobbymaster April (?) 2022 Releases

yes, they should. they should also do the vaguely similar naval aviation centenniary hornet that witty did years ago. hm has already said they can't do the digital camo, but that's in all...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-30-2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobbymaster April (?) 2022 Releases

i have the black/white ones too and they're pretty toylike. the worst of hm's JASDF phantoms.

but, the blue/yellow and the blue/green pairs look much better.

incidentally - we're still...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-29-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobbymaster April (?) 2022 Releases

eh, no thank you. but, you know, whatever floats your boat.


i think cooler heads in both corgi and hm see that as the collecting based gets older, for single-engine ww2 subjects anyway, 1/48 is...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-29-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobbymaster April (?) 2022 Releases

Sorry - I copied and pasted that list from another source and didn't notice that. I suspect that's a misprint and it should be 1/48.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-29-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By FortunateSon
Hobbymaster April (?) 2022 Releases

I get confused by the release months. I think these are "April 2022"

HA6616A Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 ZK301/D, 1435 Flight, RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands, 2015...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-28-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master March 2022 Releases

I remember being told that HM previous French Mirage 2000s would be their last french mirages due to licensing issues.

but yes, weak month. The super skyhawks are actually really cool and i think...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-13-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobbymaster February 2022 releases

yes march sorry. But the aardvarks phantom re-release is a strange one. it was i guess more or less popular before, but not crazily so.

still so many good phantoms yet to do. they can be milking...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-13-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By FortunateSon
Hobbymaster February 2022 releases

The hobbymaster Feb 2022 releases have been announced for a few days via various retailers.



Nothing particularly interesting for me this time. A few re-runs or basically re-runs, a boring...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-12-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,553
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Wishes for hobby master

Gladly take a 1/48 kingfisher, but from a business standpoint a 1/48 vindicator makes more sense. Same basic liveries and operators as the kingfisher, but perhaps more combat and history.

back...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-12-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,553
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Wishes for hobby master

Not impossible, but I wouldn't hold my breath. The operating countries are high income countries to be sure, but it's not clear there's enough overall interest that the existing releases don't...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-12-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,553
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Wishes for hobby master

What siliness. Nobody's holding a gun to their heads, and even the gammonest of gammon wouldn't give a toss. Is this like blue passports?



Carrying on from another thread - I like oxford, I...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-12-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,553
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Wishes for hobby master

I have a soft spot for oxford, but that C-45 is one of a select few diecast that look worse in person than they do in the photos. It's not a very good model, alas.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-12-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,553
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Wishes for hobby master

hobbymaster did not too long go release a few devastators - but they were a plain scheme that kind of had the vibe of "they found a few extras in some boxes" about them.

skymax's F84s were really...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-12-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,553
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Wishes for hobby master

Rumor has it that HM has rejected this one being made before because it's too complicated, but I don't buy it. i think they'll make it before too long and I'll be happy to have one. I agree that...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-29-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By FortunateSon
Hobbymaster and Corgi 1/48 Diassembly advice wante

Looking for info how to:


1. disassemble HM 1/48 wings from fuselages so that i can better work on the cockpit 'from the inside'. Zero in particular, but a general question.


2. advice on...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-27-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,874
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Noel Lee has been terminated from Calibre Wing

Could somebody be so kind as to prepare a list of animals or whatever it is that we have to sacrifice to whatever gods it might be so that we get the F7F, Tracker, B58, and Su22 that Calibre was...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-27-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,504
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Corgi AA27901 Phantom FG.1 XT864

So, I finally got one of these as the chance to get one cheap came up and I took it.


Circling back to this long dead thread (and with an eye to a ... 111 SQN? one about to be released soon), I'm...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-18-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,005
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Dassault Mirage III

i think it's fair to anticipate that these mirage 3 models will be in similar quality to their mirage 2000. in other words, the photos may be ok, but they will in the end still be overpriced IXO and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-18-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,874
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Noel Lee has been terminated from Calibre Wing

Always begs the question "who or what is air commander?" Their website is (c) 2012, their only product was/is the F-4, and all the links on their website are dead except for one to email them.
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-01-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master September 2021 Releases

the next month's release has been leaked and includes plenty of props. even stukas! that was out of nowhere. Also, two 1/32 hellcats including Minsi II for those unsatisfied with Minsi III. :) ...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-01-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: 1/100 HACHETTE A-7E CORSAIR II USN VA-37 "Bull

Sorry man, but you're a serious collector who has shown us a lot of wonderful photos over the years from your balcony. I can't imagine why you waste your time with such low quality magazine junk in...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-29-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: HAWKONEVOODOO any news?

as stated elsewhere, work is proceding, albeit slowly, on the replacement site that i am vaguely involved with. I'm not around to manage it at the moment as I'm doing a lot of flying these days,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,553
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Wishes for hobby master

Ooh, are we playing "models that will never happen?"

I raise you 1/48 brisol brabazon and bonney gull.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-21-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,396
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master August 2021 Releases

why would you want this over calibre?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-20-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By FortunateSon
New HobbyMaster / diecast reference website

new reference website:


www.MetalWings.com


www.dauntless-soft.com/MetalWings
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-17-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Calibre Wings F-14A Tomcat, USN VF-111 Sundown

No fast eagles, please. When HM released them they didn't sell forever. Boring schemes, and overhyped incident. Plenty of other good tomcats out there to do, including low viz and alternate livery...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-24-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,396
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master August 2021 Releases

i was going to say the same, as i had peeked under my block of those people to see what they were on about, but then decided to just let them go.

as it were, the september releases are 'ok.' ...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-22-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,585
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master Collector refernce website

can somebody ask the site maintainer whether i can put it on a public server for all?

i might have to fix the links and such a bit, and i am fairly busy at the moment, but i do have servers for...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-22-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,585
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master Collector refernce website

yep, hobbymaster is absolutely insane for not funding this. i have not purchased at least a half dozen models that i migth have had the site not been down.

even more insane is noel, who, as much...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-18-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,585
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master Collector refernce website

As predicted, this site's evolution to a second generation iteration is a total disaster. No matter how much he tweaks it, it will be basically as slow and unresponsive as it is now. It's time for...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-17-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,032
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: PMA - New Tooling Horton Gotha GO-229

that'd stir up a hornets nest on a more active forum :)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-17-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,723
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Hobby Master Su-57

thanks for the great link.

on one hand, they look great. on the other hand, all of the models in the video, including the su-57, look positively toylike. in hand, i suspect the felon will be...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-02-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 612
Posted By FortunateSon
Hobbymaster's "Bronze Tiger" Typhoon is Orange.

HM HA6609 1/72 EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON BRONZE TIGER 30+09 TKTLWG 74 NEUBURG AB TIGER

is orange. Just flat orange with the usual hobbymaster all-around glosscoat on top.

The real thing is painted...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-17-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,282
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: CalW F-14D Super Tomcat #CA721411 prototype.

Finally got and opened this one. Absolutely superb. I can't imagine these being re-done by any manufacturer any time soon, so I strongly suggest anybody interested in one get one soonest.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-17-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,371
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: JC Wings F-18E Vertical and Horizontal Stabili

Why would you do this instead of getting the hobbymaster?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-16-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,061
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: calw f-16

Here's my review of Calibre Wings F-16. I have the first US release.

Calibre Wings F-16 is, hands down, the most ambitious massmarket 1/72 diecast model aircraft ever made. It represents a...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-14-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By FortunateSon
1/48 Model of the Year? Corgi F.2B

A very pleasant surprise: Corgi's Bristol F.2B

It's been a bit of a slow year for 1/48 so far. Basically, the only producer has been hobbymaster who has been dumping out their underwhelming...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-10-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,061
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: calw f-16

The underlying issue is that the costs associated with "shrinkage" in the diecast model business - basically, returns - is very very high. A return rate of 10% would likely be devastating to any...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-07-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,061
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: calw f-16

Going from panel washed to clean

Just like dragon wings before
Just like hobbymaster before
Just like century wings before
Maybe just like JC wings seems to be headed

And in all cases the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-29-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,371
Posted By FortunateSon
Calibre Wings "unfinished business."

https://i.ibb.co/PjrSB08/180274535-1880553725480006-7715420515759951601-n.jpg (https://ibb.co/5417qwV)

good stuff.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-12-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: Corgi 1/72 Raf Halfax Coastal Command AA37207

pretty much all the corgi halifaxes are lovely, and this is no exception. thanks for sharing.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-09-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,125
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: HM MiG-29SMT Fulcrum-E, Russian Air Force, HA6

thanks, but it's surprisingly easy. it took me under an hour. of course, i have high quality tools (and a magnifying loupe) which make it easy. you can't do it without the tools

on the 1/48,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-09-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,125
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: HM MiG-29SMT Fulcrum-E, Russian Air Force, HA6

https://i.ibb.co/KqcNNLL/29smt-2.png (https://ibb.co/3N5ffMM)
https://i.ibb.co/n0Tv9jk/29smt-1.png (https://ibb.co/qnzfKp1)

I dont know much about the 29SMT, but i ended up buying this model. ...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-06-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: My favourite Corgi British Bombers

I'll go with Halifax Friday 13th and Halifax TL-S. Both are stunning models and both are different enough with each other that it is certainly worth and justitiflable to get them both. Incidentally,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-31-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By FortunateSon
Re: CORGI AA39501 RAF Stirling Macroberts Reply 1/

I have one of these i should sell it. basically never took it out of the box.
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