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by snake
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: video: F-35 cannon test
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: video: F-35 cannon test

Find this kind of ironic. After some recent tests, it was shown to be no where near as maneuverable as the F-16 it was going up against. Supporters of the F-35 countered that it would never get into a dogfighting situation, that its stealth and missiles would get the job done. So, if that's the case...
by snake
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: My New Pick Ups
Replies: 33
Views: 9696

Re: My New Pick Ups

Nice new additions, Studly.

And that FAA Corsair looks great. 8)
by snake
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Great Deal on Hobby Master Harvard
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: Great Deal on Hobby Master Harvard

Aferg, I don't have the CF-18 Tiger meet. Only have a few Gemini Aces, and Witty's, and know that they do get trashed a little bit, especially the Witty's. But WW did give us some aircraft that were pretty decent, and a good option. Couple of Gemini Aces Phantoms, a RAF version, and a Royal Navy ver...
by snake
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Great Deal on Hobby Master Harvard
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: Great Deal on Hobby Master Harvard

Actually have this one already, and it's a good little model.

Perfect for a Canadian theme, and for only $19, a great deal.
by snake
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:17 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 ?

Found out yesterday, on an email from Pete's. Surprised to say the least, and the Pub was alight with the news. Some good, some bad. :lol: HM has been doing a lot of the modern USN aircraft lately, with the Hawkeye, Vigilante, Prowler etc. So the Tomcat seems like a logical choice, but completely un...
by snake
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: NOBODY posted about a brand new HM 1/72 Tomcat ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3767

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

Big news, in the 1/32 and smaller scale.

Hard to believe that there is no news of this at all on here. :?:
by snake
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Vulcan XH558
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Re: Vulcan XH558

Great display ! 8)

Shame this does seem to be her last season performing, as really sounds like she will be grounded. :(
by snake
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 F-14 Tomcat?
Replies: 9
Views: 3457

Re: 1/18 F-14 Tomcat?

Surprised that even the original "SpotCat" is going for these prices. :shock:
by snake
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Any Scoop on the new 1/18th Scale Harrier...?
Replies: 136
Views: 28783

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

Ordered! Waited too long for this baby. Putting my money where my mouth is! Can't wait to swoosh this bird around! :mrgreen: Good for you, Jolly Roger. I am going to wait till I see pics of the actual production model, but it is looking promising. Do hope it turns out as well as most hope it will b...
by snake
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye
Replies: 32
Views: 8124

Re: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye

Yeah, it is a big screw up, very noticeable { once pointed out }, and will affect sales. But nobody picked it up, partly because how many images of the top of this particular radar dish are there ? Like everybody else, just assumed the lettering was supposed to be there. Thought it was a little stra...
by snake
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Any Scoop on the new 1/18th Scale Harrier...?
Replies: 136
Views: 28783

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

Early days, but if there is price gouging going on, I will pass. Not going to spend $300US on this. Canadian dollar is 20+ % down the last couple of years, and factor in shipping, easily over $400CDN. And that is before potential Customs charges. No way I am spending that amount on a model that has ...
by snake
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Any Scoop on the new 1/18th Scale Harrier...?
Replies: 136
Views: 28783

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

For something that is supposed to be released in a month, was hoping for some better pics, showing features, details, weapons etc. Think it will be good, but need to see some pics of the actual production model. We all know how prototypes and production can vary greatly, so reserving judgment till t...
by snake
Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Saudi F-15SA Eagle
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Re: Saudi F-15SA Eagle

Didn't realize they were still producing any more Eagles on the production lines ? Or is this just an upgraded Strike Eagle, that has already been produced. Lots of new gadgets, including new engines, capable of producing 30,000 pounds of thrust each. 8) And the payload it can carry is significantly...
by snake
Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Airstrike Toys?
Replies: 17
Views: 3884

Re: Airstrike Toys?

On eBay there's one going for $200 ending today. I wouldn't mind getting it but I already bought some FAA markings from CANMILAIR for a custom Corsair I plan on doing. Well it was put up again and i managed to get it, so i am a happy camper. :D Cheers Greg Well done Studly. 8) Think you will enjoy ...
by snake
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye
Replies: 32
Views: 8124

Re: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye

who's your favorite Canadian retailer, Snake? Merritec. Scott runs it, and will give you great service. For a Canadian collector, makes much more sense going through him, than other US retailers. Save a bit on shipping as well, compared to US and Hong Kong. You want a new HM, CW etc, give him a sho...
by snake
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Has Dragon released any new 1/35 armour ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: Has Dragon released any new 1/35 armour ?

Pretty good job, for sure.

Actually the best, by almost a country mile.

Love my older FoV, but the Dragon stuff is just better.

Shame I can only get what I have. Panthers. Tigers, King Tigers, etc.
by snake
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye
Replies: 32
Views: 8124

Re: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye

actually i was referring to the RA-5C.....it's just been released. The HM Hawkeye won't be out for a few months yet. :lol: That too. :wink: Have the Vigilante pre ordered months ago, through my favourite Canadian retailer. Save close to $20 on shipping, and don't mind waiting an extra couple of wee...
by snake
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Has Dragon released any new 1/35 armour ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: Has Dragon released any new 1/35 armour ?

Thanks CplSlade, That is what I figured. :( I do miss quality larger scale armour, and seems to be on hold, at least for now. Quick question. Are you saying that Dragon had kit builders doing these pre assembled models from their line of unassembled kits? Think this would be very labour intensive, a...
by snake
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: EA-6B Prowler retired
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Re: EA-6B Prowler retired

Well, it had a good and sucessful run of 45 years.

Being replaced by the F-18 Growler, so not like the USN is losing the electronic warfare capability.

Always a shame to see an aircraft that has flown for many decades being retired, but the Prowler had a good run.
by snake
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: F-35 vs F-16 dogfight
Replies: 3
Views: 1848

Re: F-35 vs F-16 dogfight

Well, seeing as the F-35 is a done deal, one way or another, guess the US and many other countries are stuck with it.

Time will tell how "sucessful" it is, but it does seem over priced, and under performing.

Too big to fail, at this stage.
by snake
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye
Replies: 32
Views: 8124

Re: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye

in fact it has been released, at least some Hong Kong sellers have had them for sale for about a week now. It does look pretty good. Yeah. If you want to be the first in line to pick up a specific model, best to go through Hong Kong dealers, as they get their shipments far ahead of North America. C...
by snake
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Has Dragon released any new 1/35 armour ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Has Dragon released any new 1/35 armour ?

Don't think that Dragon has released any new armour in 1/35 for a few years now. Shame, as think their line was really great, although limited. With FoV apparently on life support, and given that their later armour releases were not up to the same standard as their earlier stuff, seems like options ...
by snake
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Tamiya 1:35 Panzer IIG
Replies: 9
Views: 3250

Re: Tamiya 1:35 Panzer IIG

Nice build Tman. Turned out very well. :D Panzer II is tiny, isn't it. :shock: Seems like Forces of Valor are done, and don't think Dragon have released any 1/35 in ages, though not sure about Minichamps. Would appear that getting any new 1/32 / 1/35 pre builts isn't going to happen anytime soon, so...
by snake
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye
Replies: 32
Views: 8124

Re: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye

2nd release is a JSDF scheme and third is French AF scheme. No new US schemes announced yet, though there will be several eventually. Well, those don't interest me much either, but I do applaud HM for giving international collectors these options. I can wait until a decent USN scheme is done, and i...
by snake
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye
Replies: 32
Views: 8124

Re: First pic of AF-1 Hawkeye

HM Hawkeye does look a very good model, and glad numerous small corrections were done, to get it right.

However, the first scheme is certainly not for me.

Hopefully the second release will be more to my taste, knowing the basic model itself is good :D