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Post by VMF115 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:09 am

Aferg Its to big.
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Let me hear your guns!
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: My what?
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Captain Wild Bill Kelso: [fires his airplane's guns] AHHHH!

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Post by aferguson » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:38 am

bah, you're too hung up on scale..

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Post by VMF115 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:47 am

aferguson wrote:bah, you're too hung up on scale..

:lol:
How do you look at all your mixed scale stuff without getting dizzy? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Let me hear your guns!
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: My what?
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Your guns! Ack, ack, ack, ack, ack!
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: [fires his airplane's guns] AHHHH!

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Post by aferguson » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:27 am

i don't mix scales, are you nuts? Too much chaos, nothing would make sense.

The handful of things that i have that aren't quite 1/18 i keep a towel over...
i never met an airplane i didn't like...

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Post by VMF115 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:31 am

aferguson wrote:i don't mix scales, are you nuts? Too much chaos, nothing would make sense.

The handful of things that i have that aren't quite 1/18 i keep a towel over...
You sound like Jeremy Clarkson or Capt Slow from Top Gear. :lol: :lol:
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Let me hear your guns!
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: My what?
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Your guns! Ack, ack, ack, ack, ack!
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: [fires his airplane's guns] AHHHH!

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Post by scbvideoboy » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:35 am

interesting, I've only bought 1 "custom" plane, the Me 163. I'd have to be employed before I send out big bucks.

Side note: Only one plane ever really looked great with the sharknose/teeth artwork and that was the P-40B. The rest look dorky. JMO

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Post by VMF115 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:44 am

scbvideoboy wrote:interesting, I've only bought 1 "custom" plane, the Me 163. I'd have to be employed before I send out big bucks.

Side note: Only one plane ever really looked great with the sharknose/teeth artwork and that was the P-40B. The rest look dorky. JMO

The F-14 looks good too!
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Let me hear your guns!
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: My what?
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Your guns! Ack, ack, ack, ack, ack!
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: [fires his airplane's guns] AHHHH!

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Post by Birddog » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:44 pm

I've heard $500 for the kit, $700 range for a fully assembled and painted one.
Go Ugly Early in 1/18!!

Still waiting and wishing for a 1/18 A-10 Warthog.

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Post by snake » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:54 pm

FAR TOO much for me. :shock:

I am not paying that for even a "custom" JSI F-14,in different squadron.

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Post by pickelhaube » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:09 am

Well my take on this is that from the pics I have seen of PWP 's work is that they are a little rough. I am not sure if they are building there prototype or start up . Or are they going by way of the 3-D pritinting that some are using now.

This may be the wave of the future.

But a lot of people get ideas of doing things and when it comes down to actually doing it , it is not as easy as first thought.

I suffer from this as well. I think that this may be a pipe dream project. If not . GREAT !!!

But it is too pricey for me even if it were at $100 just not a plane that I am personally interested in. :?
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Post by fightin » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:58 am

Way too expensive for me. But I'm waiting to see some pictures... :?
We still need more new 1/18 aircraft!

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Post by DocTodd » Tue May 18, 2010 9:52 pm

toyktdlgh wrote:The high dollar planes like this are really something. Its great to see someone doing stuff like this but as an average collector it will never be on my shelf. I was pushing it buying the F-14.
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F 100

Post by supersonicfifi » Wed May 19, 2010 12:39 am

Hello i was not here for a few weeks : where can i find some pictures of PWP project ? i really can't wait to see it !

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1/18 mirage 2000 & RAFALE should i say more ?

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Re: F 100

Post by VMF115 » Wed May 19, 2010 2:11 am

supersonicfifi wrote:Hello i was not here for a few weeks : where can i find some pictures of PWP project ? i really can't wait to see it !

:shock:
There are none and they don't have a website either.

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Post by scbvideoboy » Wed May 19, 2010 6:52 am

That's good for business! In today's world you need a website, it doesn't have to be fancy: a name, business description and contact info.

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Post by CW4USARMY » Wed May 19, 2010 7:46 pm

Not to start anything but who made the crappy mustang? was that PWP or skyworks? I cant remember which company used to mod 21st but would have bad seam lines etc.

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Post by mkxiv » Thu May 20, 2010 6:22 am

Crappy?
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Post by fightin » Thu May 20, 2010 7:36 am

Old Crow looks pretty sharp. 8)

I'd be interested in one of PWP's F-100s, but the possible price scares me a bit.
We still need more new 1/18 aircraft!

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Post by CW4USARMY » Thu May 20, 2010 8:11 pm

mkxiv wrote:Crappy?
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That one actually looks pretty good, but someone had posted a modded mustang awhile back that came from PWP or skyworks (dont remember which company) and it was horrible. Anybody else remember that post and who the company was?

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Post by King O' Fools » Fri May 21, 2010 12:04 am

CW4USARMY wrote:
mkxiv wrote:Crappy?
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That one actually looks pretty good, but someone had posted a modded mustang awhile back that came from PWP or skyworks (dont remember which company) and it was horrible. Anybody else remember that post and who the company was?
You're right. Chunks posted some pics of a Mustang and RAF Hellcat (IIRC) that are no longer available:

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Post by pickelhaube » Fri May 21, 2010 5:12 am

chunks wrote:Just a quick photo review of the PWP RN Hellcat ($400 shipped) I bought in Oct this year. For chuckles I've also included some photos of the Skywave P-51 ($800 shipped)that I'd bought before MTS started listing the brand.

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Post by mkxiv » Fri May 21, 2010 7:41 am

FYI for you guys: PWP and SkyWorks have had nothing to do with each other. PWP is owned by a good friend of mine who has without a question the largest collection of 1:18 and 1:6 models in the US. He started doing some customs to make some extra $$ to fund his collection. His early Hellcats were not great but His latest stuff has been quite nice.

Regarding the F-100: I should have the prototype in hand next week and plan to post pictures. It is looking like we will enlist the talented folks at Skyworks to produce the F-100. If all goes well you will see a super detailed F-100 with plug in metal gear, pitot tube, refueling probe, and a full set of weapons. At this point we plan to have it available as a kit and in finished form.

I find it a little unfair that some of you are so critical of early work by Skyworks and PWP. Customizing or modeling is all about progression.
If we look at Skyworks early work almost three years ago it is nowhere in the same ballpark as what they make today. Same goes with you Matthew, the progression of your work has changed quite a bit over the past couple years.

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Post by Airacobra » Fri May 21, 2010 8:02 am

Any idea what the pricing would be on the F-100 in kit form? I understand if you can't say anything yet, I just figured I would throw out that question.
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Post by mkxiv » Fri May 21, 2010 8:28 am

No idea really......Once we get it in Jacks hands we will have a better idea.

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Post by supersonicfifi » Fri May 21, 2010 9:14 am

this is why i am so anxiuous to see it :

The F 100 were based in DJIBOUTI (AFRICA) at the end of th 70's and i've heard some incredible stories of French Fighter pilots breaking the sound barrier over the town of N'DJAMENA to stop some riots and ripping their drop tanks in the desert by flying ultra low level !!!!!!

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1/18 mirage 2000 & RAFALE should i say more ?

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