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1/72 Aircraft

Post by sheepCrusher » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:53 pm

Just got this pre-order fulfilled and on the way.

F111G by Hobby Master
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Post by scalainj » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:32 am

That looks really good - nice addition

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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:52 am

Very cool!!! :o
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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by Gaban76 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:41 pm

A friend of mine got Century Wings F-14 which IMO, is Super-Nice.

Anyone of you guys collect Century Wings?

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Post by scalainj » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:37 pm

Did this turn up Scott.

Is it as good as it looks? Looks mighty

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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by David MG » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:05 am

Looks a cracker.
I only have a few RAF 1/72 diecasts.
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Post by sheepCrusher » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:40 am

Yes. It got here fast. It is great. I haven't bought any planes since it though. Would like to, but prices have gone up there as well and space is an issue now. Maybe I'll look into getting one. It's been too long.
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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by flyrr100 » Mon May 14, 2012 11:13 am

F111... sexiest aircraft ever made, except for the Boeing 727.
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Post by sheepCrusher » Mon May 14, 2012 11:16 am

I have a couple of Century Wings and they are great!
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Post by sheepCrusher » Thu May 17, 2012 10:56 am

I fully blame Ozmac for his earlier plane post. I've been wanting this for a long time and Ozmac reminded me how I love airplanes. Have to get the Russian Fagot so they can have a dogfight. Got this for $25 shipped. Great deal.

North American F-86F Sabre Diecast Model
USAF 18th FBG, 67th FBS, "MiG Poison", James Hagerstrom, Osan, South Korea, 1953
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Post by sheepCrusher » Thu May 17, 2012 11:07 am

This guy's collection is really outstanding! He has so many planes and military vehicles. I could stay at his house looking at his collection for a very long time.

http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... &start=100
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Post by Ozmac » Thu May 17, 2012 6:56 pm

I fully blame Ozmac for his earlier plane post. I've been wanting this for a long time and Ozmac reminded me how I love airplanes.
Glad/sorry to be of service. That guy you linked to is a classic example of what can happen if you go and buy that second plane. What an amazing collection! I know if I bought one extra plane, that there's actually a list of at least 20 or 30 planes, right off the top of my head, that I'd want. It was like that with cars. When I started collecting I had about 20-30 cars I could write down as a list of must-haves. And what has happened is that I keep on either reminding myself of other nice cars, or even come across really nice cars I hadn't known much about before, and now I have about 300 cars. I can see the same happening with planes (and I like trains, and I like buses and trucks, and military vehicles....)

The way I see it is that two things have to happen first, before I buy that second plane.
1. Win lottery
2. Have my darling girl be the one to idly suggest "why don't we get a bigger house?" (then it will always be her idea, not mine!)

After that it's plane sailing.

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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by sheepCrusher » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:20 am

Got the plane fever lately. Loved this one since I built a plastic version in my youth.

F-100D Super Sabre USAF 27th TFW, 416th TFS, Harold Comstock, Bien Hoa AFB, Vietnam, July 1966 by Hobby Master
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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by David MG » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:37 am

sheepCrusher wrote:Got the plane fever lately. Loved this one since I built a plastic version in my youth.

F-100D Super Sabre USAF 27th TFW, 416th TFS, Harold Comstock, Bien Hoa AFB, Vietnam, July 1966 by Hobby Master
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That is nice, One of my favourite planes. Small criticism over the intake but the what can you do ?
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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by scalainj » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:00 am

Don't post these. They are a bad influence. :lol:

I just added my third last week and am struggling to not add more but seeing that F100 makes me want to order it

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Post by GBOAC002 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:10 am

When I was 11 years old the ceiling over my bed was populated with various Airfix aircraft dangling at the end of cotton thread. When I tired of them they probably were crashed and in some instances burned in spectacular fashion. Polystyrene plastic burns with lots of black smoke!

Now I just have one Hogans Wings diecast metal Concorde and a Corgi Hurricane. Tempting as it is I refrain from buying model aircraft. Earlier this year I helped with the disposal of a deceased friend's 220 made up plastic kit aircraft collection which his widow donated to a local air museum. The aircraft ranged from biplanes to WWII plus a couple of commercial airliners which my 92 year old friend had carefully built and painted during the last thirty years of his life. Laid out on the floor of his garage the extent and variety of his collection was to be seen to be believed.

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Post by sheepCrusher » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:31 am

I also had a bunch of plastic aircraft hanging from my ceiling, but with fishing line. I even had a monstrosity made of a bunch of models put together. It was a Sikorsky helicopter with B-36 wings and god knows how many bombs and rockets on it. Wish I had a picture. They are now downstairs and awaiting their demise. Not sure whether to use BB Gun or fire or make them into one sculpture.
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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by sheepCrusher » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:33 am

Which planes do you have Andy? 1/72 scale I assume?

I think an F-105 is up next for me.
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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by David MG » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:34 am

BB is the definite route, what fun can be had 8-)
Burning is toxic.
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Post by GBOAC002 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:11 am

No 'elf 'n' safety in the sixties, but I agree burning plastic is toxic and should definitely NOT be done these days.

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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by David MG » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:19 am

sheepCrusher wrote:Which planes do you have Andy? 1/72 scale I assume?

I think an F-105 is up next for me.
Now, the 'Thud' was one hell of a plane. Probably, did more damage in Vietnam than the carpet bombing of B52s.
Here it is with a variety of ordanance..................

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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by scalainj » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:45 am

I also had many planes hanging from my ceiling - about 120

A dusting nightmare my mother used to say. I still have about 10 of the best ones left carefully packed in an apple box

Many were burnt too in a variety of exciting ways - bangers and petrol soaked cotton wool inside was quite spectacular

In terms of diecast - Bristol Beaufighter, TSR1 and Prince Williams rescue Sea King
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Post by sheepCrusher » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:05 pm

I'm not sure what I did, but I must have been a good boy somewhere along the way. Got back from break and ANOTHER big box was on my desk. This one is the right scale. 3 Spitfires celebrating 70 years of history. How fitting that I am coincidentally listening to Aces High by Iron Maiden at the moment. So the story is that Will said that his dead father would haunt him from the grave if he knew I collected planes and did not have a Stuka, a Mosquito and a Spitfire. Already had a Stuka. These were totally unexpected and extremely generous. I don't know what to say. The Spitfires are, of course, gorgeous. Guess now I better step up my airplane collecting game. I'm sill lacking a B-24 and B-25 and that is quite unforgivable for myself as a plane lover and ex-model builder. I have shamed myself in that regard.


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Re: 1/72 Aircraft

Post by David MG » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:25 am

Nice set.
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