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 Post subject: My order arrived today!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:38 pm 
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4 of 4 each: F-14, F-5, F-86, MiG-15.
They look great.
Now I just need to clean off some "sprue" and get them painted.
Between the 1/350 plastic models, shapeways, and these, I have a pretty good set for 4 vs 4 matchups.
MiG-19s, MiG-23s, MiG-25s, F-104s, F-15s, and F-16s would fill in nearly all the US vs USSR gaps.
But Mirages and Saabs would be nice too!


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 Post subject: Re: My order arrived today!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Could you photograph them with the sprues? And then after?

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 Post subject: Re: My order arrived today!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:44 pm 
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Too late, used an x-acto razor to clip them off.
I could probably use a nice file or some sandpaper to clean up any remaining bumps/edges, but they all look pretty decent now.
The F-5Es were the worst with something like a 1/16" x 1/16" x 1/8 to 3/16" stub sticking out of the nose.
Carefully sawed my way through with the knife, leaving a little excess, then slowly shaved down the remaining bump.

There is also some kind of "dirty" residue, especially on the F-14s.
I will try to clean them up before painting, but I have too many things going on to even start painting.
The F-5E's are going to be painted first.
With their completion, I already have a decent plane set for Top Gun and Red Flag scenarios.
Just need some F-15s and F-16s to complete the set.

It would be nice if there were some decals available, or at least web links to suitable ones.
!/350 naval aircraft decals can be had fairly easily (though possibly expensive).
USAF markings are much harder to come by.
As I understand it, I can buy some fancy decal printer sheets and make my own.
As with computer models, good paint and decals make them look tremendously better.


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 Post subject: Re: My order arrived today!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:52 pm 
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Just got mine as well. Also a 4x4 order...

F-14s - no flash, but the left wing on every plane was bent. 3 of the 4 went back into shape with no trouble. #4 started to crack.
F-86 - All 4 had minor flash on the nose and a bent wing. Flash was minor and came off just by peeling, wings bent back into shape easily.
MiG-15 - Minor wing bends (again, reverted with no trouble) and heavy flash on the nose - similar in size to what Stephen reports on his F-5Es.
F-5E - Minor nose flash, peeled off by hand. Only planes which didn't have bent wings.

Beautiful figures, overall I am quite happy with my purchase.

Two minor notes:
1)The card in the packages claim that they are 1:50 scale. Just a minor typo, but worth correcting for the future.
2)They don't seem to be listed in the web store at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: My order arrived today!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:42 pm 
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Well I got mine back on the 2nd of October and didn't have time to do anything till I seen this conversation.

My four packs of two each F-14's generated: 2-Good, 4-Flash on the nose, 2-Bent wings

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My two packs of four each F-5E generated: 8-Flash on the nose

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The two packs of four each F-86 generated: 2-Good, 2-Flash on nose, 2-Bent Wings, 2- Flash on nose and Bent Wings

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The two packs of four each MIG-15 generated: 4-Good, 3-Flash on nose, 1- Flash on nose and Bent Wings

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