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by snake
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Product Review: Air Force 1 1:144 B-29
Replies: 7
Views: 2570

Re: Product Review: Air Force 1 1:144 B-29

Pretty terrible effort from AF1, and extremely disappointing.

A real blemish on the brand, and does not bode well for future releases.

Not much else to say.
by snake
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Product Review: Hobby Master E-2C Hawkeye in 1:72 Scale
Replies: 4
Views: 2112

Re: Product Review: Hobby Master E-2C Hawkeye in 1:72 Scale

Thanks for the review tman. Excellent as usual.

Model itself looks good, but passing on this release due mainly to the gaudy scheme.

Will wait for a more standard USN scheme before pulling the trigger.
by snake
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Soviet Fighter
Replies: 7
Views: 2384

Re: Soviet Fighter

Nice pickup kreiglok. 8) I am also surprised at the lack of Soviet aircraft, in Soviet markings. :?: While it is great to have the "satellite" and other countries markings, the lack of USSR markings seems strange. Wish they would do more. HM even did a Mig 21 in Mongolian Air Force markings. :shock:
by snake
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: REVIEW OF THE 1/18 scale Harrier AV-8B
Replies: 130
Views: 22469

Re: REVIEW OF THE 1/18 scale Harrier AV-8B

Thanks for your review of the new Harrier, Aviatornut. And with pictures as well. Glad and relieved that this has finally hit the shelves after much trial and tribulation. Overall, I think it looks good, and has a surprising amout of detail. But really disappointed that they couldn't line up the " M...
by snake
Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Merit Fw190a
Replies: 25
Views: 8177

Re: 1/18 Merit Fw190a

No idea why the Focke Wulf 190 didn't sell back in the day ? And to be honest, don't think it had aything to do with it being a Dora version. In my opinion, the Dora looks better than the A model, and has better lines, with a more powerful/ faster look to it. My opinion. I personally think it had to...
by snake
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Any Scoop on the new 1/18th Scale Harrier...?
Replies: 136
Views: 28792

Re: Any Scoop on the new 1/18th Scale Harrier...?

After this long, what's a few more weeks? :arrow: Got to keep in mind it's the "only game in town". We're beating up the one and only source that's even attempting to mass produce ANYTHING new in 1/18 planes and anything new since their fine Dauntless. For what they are putting into these, they cou...
by snake
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?
Replies: 40
Views: 13102

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Snake ...well.... Have you seen the price of paint lately ? I am sure I can not find a paint color off of the shelf to match so I need to match my own . After sanding and priming then final painting you are looking at about a half of days work spread over 3 days. Then the price of paint on top of t...
by snake
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: [1/18] Handcrafted F-16 Figurines
Replies: 12
Views: 3078

Re: [1/18] Handcrafted F-16 Figurines

very nice. Do you offer the unpainted pilot version ? I need couple pilots for my F14 and these won't work. I'm interested in the US Navy F14 pilots for my Jolly Rogers F14. It would be nice if you also offer them unpainted for collectors who can do their own painting.[/quote] And painted, for thos...
by snake
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?
Replies: 40
Views: 13102

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

So it looks like 5 guys have interest. For those guys who are on the fence I am thinking around $35 and for you all who would want them ( matched ) custom painted , an additional $35. Plus shipping Double the price to paint, Matthew ? You know I am not one to complain, but does seem a little pricey...
by snake
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?
Replies: 40
Views: 13102

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

normandy wrote:They give the plane a very different look, great idea Matthew. 8)

Hey TKO, good to see you posting!! How have you been?

And great to see you posting as well, TKO.

Been far too long since we saw you last, my friend. :D
by snake
Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: IXO "Junior" Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: IXO "Junior" Question

Not much to add, and the important facts have been posted.

But I like mine, but only went for the more unusual ones. Do 335, He 219, Arado 234, HS 219, Skua.

Quality does vary, and best to check for images of the model you might be interested in.
by snake
Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: NOBODY posted about a brand new HM 1/72 Tomcat ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3767

Re: NOBODY posted about a brand new HM 1/72 Tomcat ?

Basically an exact copy, and the price is only marginally cheaper. I have always been a big Century Wings fan, and have their entire line up, except for a couple of the latest SR-71 Blackbirds. Not very happy that HM chose to do the Tomcat. Various reasons. Don't need anymore, and happy enough to pi...
by snake
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Merit Fw190a
Replies: 25
Views: 8177

Re: 1/18 Merit Fw190a

I THOUGHT THAT THE ADMINISTRATOR SPECIFICALLY STATED NO MORE REFERENCES TO THE HITLER VIDEOS,I GUESS RULES AND PROCEDURES MEAN NOTHING,LETS KEEP HARASSING THE MANUFACTURERS ,YAY Considering this has literally been YEARS in the making, and no further news than the same prototype kicking around, thin...
by snake
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: [1/18] Handcrafted F-16 Figurines
Replies: 12
Views: 3078

Re: [1/18] Handcrafted F-16 Figurines

Those look very good !

Nicely detailed, and I prefer the painted versions.

Think the price is very reasonable for what you offer.

Probably a good market for USN Tomcat F-14 pilots as well.
by snake
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?
Replies: 40
Views: 13102

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Think those conformal tanks are a great idea Matthew. 8) Definitely gives the Viper a different look. My modelling days are long over, so if they were already painted, I would definitely be interested. For the "standard" BBI F-16, simply two different shades of grey. An enthusiastic YES from me. :D
by snake
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Skunk Works U-2 successor
Replies: 1
Views: 1249

Re: Skunk Works U-2 successor

Great to see that the U-2 is still flying, and doing its thing 60 years on. 8)

And that they are giving serious consideration to developing an upgraded version.

Who would have thought that this "glider" would have lasted so long. :shock:
by snake
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Historicly Accurate Vs Aestheticl Pleasing Paint Schemes
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: Historicly Accurate Vs Aestheticl Pleasing Paint Schemes

Think most people would want historically accurate, unless that makes it look unsymmetrical, or "wrong" for some reason.

Even if it is accurate, if it looks off, the eye is instantly drawn to that, and no matter how much the brain says it should be that way, just doesn't look right.
by snake
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Retailer with more items for sale than 21st Century Toys had
Replies: 16
Views: 6347

Re: Retailer with more items for sale than 21st Century Toys

All pretty reasonable prices, including the 1/18 Tomcats.

Not sure about that "D" model though. Nozzles just don't look right at all.

Pretty impressive line up of 1/18 aircraft for sale.
by snake
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: USAF seeks A-10 replacement?
Replies: 1
Views: 1619

Re: USAF seeks A-10 replacement?

Thought the F-35 'wonderkid" was supposed to do this. :roll:
by snake
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye
Replies: 32
Views: 8126

Re: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye

Another good example of customer service from HM.

True, a big screw up, but they corrected it quickly, and have nothing but good things to say about their customer service end of things.
by snake
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Anyone Else get the Hobby Master RA-5C Vigilante?
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: Anyone Else get the Hobby Master RA-5C Vigilante?

Patiently waiting for mine, through my Canadian dealer. Shouldn't be much longer. This was on many peoples wish lists for a long time, and great that HM has gotten around to doing it. From what I have seen, looks like a very good model, but can understand Tmans minor complaints. Just one of those ai...
by snake
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: What is your Favorite WW 1 Plane ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4791

Re: What is your Favorite WW 1 Plane ?

Don't have the room for WWI, but a worthy time period, and shame that there aren't more options available.

The Corgi 1/48 series did seem popular, but other than that, I think it is expensive Kind & Country ?
by snake
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: BBi Bf-109G Glaring Issue.
Replies: 16
Views: 6424

Re: BBi Bf-109G Glaring Issue.

Does seem to be a fair amount of work, Axis, but hey, if you want to do it, and don't F it up, nice effort. :D
by snake
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Pickelhaubes Custom Updates ( Good News ??? )
Replies: 11
Views: 4396

Re: Pickelhaubes Custom Updates ( Good News ??? )

Sorry to hear that Matthew.

Also wishing you a speedy and full recovery.
by snake
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: early ridiculous tank designs
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Re: early ridiculous tank designs

:lol:

Those are something else. Zero chance of sucess, especially in combat. :roll: