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Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-27-2007, 05:27 PM
Last year Corgi released a four 'plane set to commemorate 50 years of business, satin lined boxes and a nice plinth with a standing pilot figure. A bit out of my price range at the time. Well today I found all four at a bargain price and snapped them up, along with a recently released Russian Spitfire and a Tuscagee P-47 (my first Tuscagee diecast - won't be the last).

So I finally have them - a little 'holy grail' I'd thought I'd never have. Malan's Spitfire, Townsend's Hurricane, Landers' P-51D 'Big Beautiful Doll' (one of my favourite schemes, looks truly lovely on the shelf), and the fourth one - that's where the problem sets in.

Let me take you back to the beginning of my little affliction a couple or more years ago when I spotted a 1/32nd scale Al Deere 'Kiwi' Spit in a local toyshop at a very low price. Little did I realise the dark forces I was unleashing as I soon found myself the proud owner of a couple more big Spits 'Just Spits,' I told myself 'don't get carried away'. Well, before I knew it a big Mossie landed at Lowflyer Hall, soon followed by a lot of 1/72nd Spits - the Mossie was so beautiful I forgave myself for breaking my Spits only rule. A nice Wellington later I told myself 'Just R.A.F. it is then'. Another Mossie in American colours should have warned me what I was in for. Lysanders, Gladiators, Swordfish, Tomahawks and of course more Spits landed on the glass runways I had lovingly erected where a bookshelf of 'chic lit' and 'Lilliput Lane' cottages had once held sway.

Then the Mustangs got hold of me, the Thunderbolts arrived and a Corsair - the Hellcats weren't far behind (not even Corgi - Dragon do a nice range, in fact their P-47's are the dog's danglies, I discovered as even my 'Corgi only' policy went out of the window), more Corsairs. So I resigned myself to an ever growing collection of strictly Allied WWII aeroplanes and re-arranged the furniture to accomodate them.

Which is where the fourth item in my new purchase comes in (I kidded myself with some justification I had to have it to complete the anniversary set). Don't get me wrong, it's a nice piece. Quite colourful - very popular with collectors. It's just now I find myself the proud owner of Von Hahn's Bf 109E. The floodgates have opened. Bring on the Heinkels. The Zero's can't be far behind.

Anyone else suffering from this cruel addiction?

VF-17_Jolly
10-27-2007, 06:04 PM
(stands up) i collect die cast airplanes
so far 3 Corsairs two Zeros Mustang, bf109 ah64 mh 60 f6f and a f4f

have you found a good wildcat?

MrMojok
10-27-2007, 06:23 PM
I have only four, in 1/72 scale.

However, daily I have to stop myself from logging on to the the Flying Mule or another such site and ordering more.

My weird thing with it is that having 4x 1/72 scale, I now want any future purchases to be in the same scale.

It just looks plain wrong to hold a 1/72 scale plane in one hand, and a 1/48 in the other, chasing each other around making airplane and gun sounds with one's mouth.

http://members.cox.net/f1dude/IL2Stuff/Rides.jpg

Schwarz.13
10-27-2007, 06:33 PM
Funny you should mention it Low_Flyer!

I don't actually have ANY yet but that is because i also suffer from an obsessive personality http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I would really like to put together some model kits but i have neither the time nor artistic skill/dexterity so i find myself wanting to buy a die-cast model (or two/three/ad infinitum).

I would love to see some pics though - the first one i set my heart on was a Corgi Legends FW190A of Horst Hannig:

http://www.flyingmule.com/img/prd/CG-US34309_04_lrg.gif

But apparently Corgi don't make them anymore http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-27-2007, 07:03 PM
So I'm not the only one. It'll sneak up on you guys - one day you'll find yourselves overrun with the little varmints. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Jolly, I like Dragon's Jugs & Hellcats. Have never seen one of their a Wildcats 'in the flesh', but I found these:

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/DM-50192

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/DM-50206


from the F4F Wildcat section here:
http://www.flyingmule.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen...=CAT_TYP_PRP_FTR_F4F (http://www.flyingmule.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SRCH&Store_Code=AV&Search=CAT_TYP_PRP_FTR_F4F)


These pics are pretty bad - taken on a mobile 'phone. Gives an idea of my collection a few months ago.
As you can see, pretty Spitfire dominated. KL-B is the one that started it all...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/LF2/Pictureplanes003.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/LF2/Pictureplanes004.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/LF2/Pictureplanes005.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/LF2/Pictureplanes006.jpg


This site has very good pics of just about every Corgi - one heck of a collection.
http://www.tricatus.co.uk/

MrMojok
10-27-2007, 07:10 PM
WOW, LF-- that is indeed a collection!

You may have inspired me here. I have had several things on my wishlist over at FlyingMule for a while.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-27-2007, 07:34 PM
There's no space whatsoever on the shelves now - more Jugs, Corsairs and Hellcats. Oh and the odd Spit. Some of them are perilously overhanging the edge of the bottom shelf. Glad there are no kids or cats in the house. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I'm going to try and re jig the whole lot tomorrow and give them a good dusting while I'm at it. Will try to borrow a camera while my whole air force is out.

Another problem is storing the boxes they come in - I justify my little addiction with the excuse that they're an investment which will one day pay for a pine box and a good send-off, if nothing else. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

MrMojok
10-27-2007, 07:39 PM
I store the boxes, too. When I move, they will be moving in those boxes. It's the only way I can think of to keep them intact.

of course, I only have four of them. Whereas you.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-27-2007, 07:48 PM
...indeed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Loco-S
10-27-2007, 08:56 PM
settle down on a single scale ( 1/72 or 1/48) release the birds of the scale you will not keep.

I had the same problem with airplane modelling, and after lots of deliberation, I settled on 1/48 scale, that saved me lots of head aches.

leitmotiv
10-27-2007, 09:09 PM
I have a passel of Corgis (glad I bought them before the dollar took a header): several RN Buccaneers, the Wellington IC (gorgeous), the Lanc VI (love that beast---too bad they didn't get the cowlings right), Suez Canberra, several B-52s, the white Victor and Vulcan set, and more. I ordered their special edition super Spitfire I in 1:16 scale and hope my stocks flourish to pay for the monster.

VW-IceFire
10-27-2007, 09:25 PM
Need to take some pics...but yeah I have the same problem. Have a few Corgi, a few Dragon, and one from another that I can't remember. I have ...hrrmmm Typhoon IB, P-51D, Spitfire II (Douglas Bader), F4U-1D Corsair (Bunker Hill), Bf109E, and Johnnie Johnsons Spitfire IX (JE-J).

gedunkman
10-28-2007, 12:17 AM
S!~
I have a few. Started with the Texaco series have all but 3 I think.I also have a De Haviland Comet and a C-124 Globemaster.

Fighterduck
10-28-2007, 04:43 AM
oh well...me got those...uhm..well its half of the collection...man i cant keep myself of buying those things ^^

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Fighterphone/CIMG2542.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Fighterphone/CIMG2540.jpg

Schwarz.13
10-28-2007, 04:59 AM
Low_Flyer: Very impressive collection but slightly offset by the ghastly wallpaper! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Yours is nice too Fighterduck.

One question, do you order them specially from your local model shop or buy them mail-order?

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-28-2007, 05:01 AM
Nice! A few birds ignored by most firms there. Who makes those? Can't place the manufacturer from the stands.

Yeah - that wallpaper has to go. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I was thinking of mirrors. Oh, the price!

I tend to get mine from local shops 'off the shelf'. Mind you, 'local' does encompass a much larger area than it used to.

Fighterduck
10-28-2007, 05:28 AM
mine are all from Ixomodels ( http://www.ixomodels.com/ixo/index.jsp)

the good of those models is that there a few planes that its hard to find in others metal planes collection. Like the Defiant NF Mk.II - , or Bloch MB-152 or the Henschel Hs 129 ( sorry i didnt took photos of them ). THe quality is good and the price also..indeed a good collection of planes.

i also buy from local shop..well i dont trust that much shipping method and then if a plane come damaged, its the shop that will send back and refound me directly.

bigbossmalone
10-28-2007, 05:35 AM
Great collections, guys!
LF, I'm surprised you don't have a Whirlwind - or haven't they made one yet? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif
I'm going to try not too get too 'into' this type of collection myself - I'm also one of those types who, if I start something, I won't/can't stop until I've got the entire set...and I just don't have that kind of dosh lying around! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Fighterduck
10-28-2007, 05:43 AM
Whirlwind
ixomodels colletction dont have it. And i didnt find it around my house.

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-28-2007, 05:45 AM
Funny you should mention that BigBoss:
http://www.pewteraircraft.com/RAF/WHIRLWIND/Whirlwind.htm

One for after a good day at the races, methinks.

Cheers, Fighterduck - I'll keep a look out for them, like you say, some lesser catered for types there, and good value. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ploughman
10-28-2007, 05:54 AM
I'm always very tempted by them whenever I find myself in a model shop. Just one or two you understand, to get started...

Fighterduck
10-28-2007, 06:01 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Just one or two you understand, to get started...


yes...i remember telling this myself months ago...

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-28-2007, 06:12 AM
Go on, take the plunge - you can pick up 'Corgi Legends' for around a tenner - time you've arsed about with cut fingers, glue in your hair and paint all over the kitchen table with an 'Airfix', it's a bargain. Mind you, if you're lucky you can find a nice 'Grumpy' Unwin 1/32 Spit for about 50 - fully detailed Merlin, cockpit, gun bays, working undercart...did I mention the big Mossies? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

You might get very lucky and stumble across a really rare one like the 'Donald Duck' Jan Zumbach Spit, the 'Aussie Mossie' (very rare due to a fire at the Corgi factory, so the legend goes) or the nightfighter Hurri. These dreams keep me going. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Feathered_IV
10-28-2007, 06:46 AM
Personally my obsession is for the macro.

1/144 FTW

http://i22.ebayimg.com/02/i/07/9c/f2/a6_1.JPG

http://i8.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/b9/c8/b82a_1.JPG

http://web1.aaacafe.ne.jp/~catalog/tiger/wing/l2/PICT0109p.jpg

http://web1.aaacafe.ne.jp/~catalog/tiger/wing/l/09040049p.jpg

http://homepage3.nifty.com/8bee/bf109f4t_s311.jpg

p1ngu666
10-28-2007, 06:55 AM
my dad signed up for some 1 bomber model a month(ish) thing that was in flypast/aeroplane spam leaflet thing months ago, there not too bad, quality varies alot tho. got crazy stuff like a die cast hampden, geirf(that burntastic german bomber) halifax, sterling, russian and italian ones too...

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-28-2007, 08:18 AM
Hampden and Sterling...what scale are they Pingu?

leitmotiv
10-28-2007, 09:10 AM
"Stirling, Hampden, and He 177, oh my!" said Dorothy to the Tin Woodsman.

Pretty little jewels there, F_IV.

Esel1964
10-29-2007, 12:55 AM
Though not as cool as the larger ones posted,have you seen Corgi's "Nose Art" collection?

http://www.corgi.co.uk/CorgiSite/pages/category/categor...ly=0&cookie%5Ftest=1 (http://www.corgi.co.uk/CorgiSite/pages/category/category.asp?ctlg=Corgi&ctgry=Nose+Art&page=1&listonly=0&cookie%5Ftest=1)

I've never seen the large ones available locally,but I see plenty of links above to hit. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Friendly_flyer
10-29-2007, 02:03 AM
I feel your pain Low Flyer. I myself have a touch of the bug. I'm of the model builder variety though. I used to stick strictly to 1:72 and Second World War.

Here the other day I went into a shop and realized my affliction had worsened quite a bit: I bought a X-wing set...

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-29-2007, 05:10 AM
X-Wings? You've got it bad, old chum. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

When I was very young, I remember jets flying low and slow over my junior school playing field. They had black and yellow stripes on their undersides. Sometimes a pair of them flying wingtip to wingtip, sometimes just the one. I wonder if that's where my interest in aeroplanes comes from? I can still see them now - so low and slow I felt I could jump up and touch them. It's a very vivid, happy memory from a time I won't see again.

Anyway, bearing in mind my latest strictly WWII only (maybe just a couple of Axis 'planes to keep sets complete) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif policy, can you guess what stripey bottomed 1960's jet Corgi have released? It's a conspiracy I tells ya.


http://www.tricatus.co.uk/Images10/34707st.jpg

http://www.tricatus.co.uk/Images10/34707us.jpg

ploughman
10-29-2007, 05:48 AM
Mon dieu! That is nice.

There's a 109 G, must be 1:48, that's just calling out to me.

Ken_Det
10-29-2007, 01:22 PM
I collect die cast too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
This kind though lol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TgCbDqAXSKSo*Q5ALVOQJwJ8y8*Xf5upLDqoxqEEtLrp7l*6B I4Xw!iAioCzbQBfmSEtuQ256G02c!CHDJfwSN*Z6Q24tM4rubH mi5DCg3!zt6w*6bG2XQ/P?dc=4675507822001010592

leitmotiv
10-29-2007, 07:01 PM
This is cruel and unusual punishment. Crashed dollar has put Corgis out of reach of Yanks!

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-29-2007, 07:13 PM
Ooh! Hot Wheels! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

That's a bummer, Leit' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

'Fess up Ploughman - you going down the Franklin Mint road? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

leitmotiv
10-29-2007, 07:22 PM
Franklin made a humdinger 1:48 B-24D which I nearly kept but for its size!

Schwarz.13
10-30-2007, 04:06 AM
THIS (http://www.diecastairplane.com/m32/GMP-Diecast/p5034/P-51D-Mustang-%22Big-Beautiful-Doll%22-Col.-John-Landers-(1:35)/product_info.html) site has some nice models.

nice pony (http://www.diecastairplane.com/p7569/P-51D-Mustang-%22Marie%22-Fred-Ohr-(1:35)/product_info.html)

I have to say i quite like the dioramas:

http://www.diecastairplane.com/images/gmp9004.jpg

http://www.diecastairplane.com/imagemagic.php?img=images/detail_G3502502_5.jpg&w=416&h=200&page=popup

http://www.diecastairplane.com/imagemagic.php?img=images/DRW50312.jpg&w=550&h=264&page=popup

ploughman
10-30-2007, 04:46 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkIX:
Ooh! Hot Wheels! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

That's a bummer, Leit' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

'Fess up Ploughman - you going down the Franklin Mint road? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Is that...bad? It's such a lovely thing, I've been desirous of it for nearly a year now. It has become...precious to me.

A 1:48 die cast B-24 would not only look great placed on a large but groaning shelf, but would also be handy for home defence. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

archermav
10-30-2007, 05:10 AM
I have a few, in 1:32 I have the mossie, 109, Spit, P51 and the best one of all, the damn fine Hurricane.

I think the Spit is the Grumpy Unwin one but I've put the box away.

Also got a few 1;72 prop jobs, including b24, then the jets, F4, F15 then the wife started buying tanks, when will it all stop!!!!

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-30-2007, 06:44 AM
Yep, lovely dioramas Schwarz13 - that 1/32 Big Beatiful Doll has been a target for some time. One fine day...

archermav - did your Spit come with a set of ground crew figures and a dog? That's the 'Grumpy' QV-H. The nicest Spit in Corgi's 1/32nd range IMHO. Very desireable amongst the really incureable collectors - even if it does have p-p-p-plastic wingtips. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

I've yet to aqquire a 1/32nd Hurri - just missed out a couple of times, but one fine day I'll have one - or two. Actually the Kieth Park cannon Hurri looks nice - better make that three. The Mossie - what can I say? A beauty. I've got the PRU blue one, and of course would snap up any others I spy on my travels. Ironic that the 'wooden wonder' should be done so well in metal.

And Ploughman, do I take it you've been flirting with a model in your local aeroplane boutique? You run the risk of going in there one day and finding it's gone. Then you're in the dark netherworld of realising that there's another collector in town. Sideways, suspicious glances at the chap next to you in the shop 'is it you? After that last Swordfish on the shelf are we? I'll soon put a stop to your little game, chum'(of course, it's probably not even him - such is the paranoia generated, but you can never be too safe in the cut-throat world of die-cast collecting)...adopting strange mantras like ' could you possibly put that back for me?' And as you've figured out yourself, there's that nagging thought that 'it's lovely - but wouldn't it be even lovlier with a companion piece? Say a nice 190 in the same scale ('cos I'm ever going to do WWII Lufty 'planes, me - I'm not going to get carried away)' Then, before you know where you are, you'll find yourself rummaging through the trade stalls at Duxford while the flying displays are on, 'cos it's less hassle. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

archermav
10-30-2007, 08:46 AM
Yep, it is Grumpys one then. The Hurri is Baders and the Mossie is the same as yours, the PRU blue one.

The 109 is a nightfighter of some kind.

I never noticed the wingtips were plastic, I feel cheated somehow.

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-30-2007, 09:56 AM
Yeah, I don't know why they did that - still their nicest big Spit though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ploughman
10-30-2007, 10:33 AM
That's right LF, there's an 'establishment' in Bath that I occasionally visit to see her, I've yet to commit, but she knows and is waiting for me (at least I think she is, if someone's bought her and she isn't the same one, grrr).

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

*edited: Muppet grammar.

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-30-2007, 10:44 AM
Bath, eh? That's borderline local now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

leitmotiv
10-30-2007, 02:46 PM
I cant stand it anymore AGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-AA37301

leitmotiv
10-30-2007, 02:50 PM
ARRRRRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-AA34015

Schwarz.13
10-30-2007, 02:57 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

(Horrible paint scheme on that B-24! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif)

leitmotiv
10-30-2007, 02:58 PM
EGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-AA36301

leitmotiv
10-30-2007, 03:01 PM
NOOOOO NOOOOOOO NOOOOOO

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-AA37201

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-AA37202

Schwarz.13
10-30-2007, 03:13 PM
Low_Flyer:

The one at the top would look great in your display cabinet:

link (http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/838/918091.JPG)

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

leitmotiv
10-30-2007, 03:58 PM
Buying this and then going into the Betty Ford Clinic for Corgi detox:

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-AA36801

Exactly right about that Franklin B-24 being just the ticket for home defense, Ploughman. Frisbee it at a "home invader" and the heavy metal will do the rest. How the police will write it up is an interesting question. "Subject incapacitated by flying WWII bomber replica thrown with intent to cause bodily harm."

archermav
10-30-2007, 04:23 PM
STOP RIGHT NOW, my credit card finger is itching and the kids may have to go without food for a week.

I really want a Stringbag!!Oh, and a P51B, oh and 190, oh and anything with four engines.

Get thee behind me Satan

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-30-2007, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by Schwarz.13:
Low_Flyer:

The one at the top would look great in your display cabinet:

link (http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/838/918091.JPG)

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

It's a fair cop. Got to be the greatest wallpaper faux-pas since that guy left his she-male vids folder shortcut on display for the whole interweb to see. Nobody's going to believe I didn't choose it, are they?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

You know Corgi are doing a voucher scheme for a free Halifax, don't you Leit'?

leitmotiv
10-30-2007, 06:01 PM
Huh?

Low_Flyer_MkIX
10-30-2007, 06:24 PM
I don't know if they operate the same scheme in the States - don't see why not, the packaging is the same, but it works like this:-

Buy ten cr@ppy 'Warbirds' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif and you've got enough vouchers to claim a free Halifax. Actually, now I think about it there was a voucher in my Russian Spit box - only need six blue (limited edition pay more for this one, you sad sucker) ones as opposed to ten red (no pilots - and my oh my, we've got some howlers slipping through quality control - see Polish Mustang for further details, but they're dirt cheap) ones.

This leads me to ask two questions. Are ten cr@ppy 'Warbirds' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif worth one Halifax? And - does this explain why I haven't seen a Halifax on the shelf yet? Are Corgi holding them all back in anticipation of a sudden rush of tokens?

Well that's really three questions - but I'm sure you get my drift. They seem to milking the 'collectability' of their stock.

Actually a fourth springs to mind. Would removing the blue token from said Russian Spitfire box - it's attatched via a perforated tab (new style colour outer sleeve), devalue it as a future investment?

Who'd be a die-cast collector? Bollocks! That's five questions.

leitmotiv
10-30-2007, 06:42 PM
Hm, I've haven't orgied on Corgis for about a year (I hold off, and then go amok, leaving my dealer purring like six cats)---I haven't seen this offer. Corgi investors are doubtlessly out there. The premium series with the Super Spit, Merlin, and prop was designed for them. I LOATHE hobby investors. When I was in school at UC Santa Barbara (Calif.) in the '70's, there was a model investor who rented a van several times a year and drove up and down the state clearing out hobby shops of their rare kits. He would wipe out the finest stock in my local which I could not afford to buy en masse. Used to infuriate me! Of course the sod never built the models, he hoarded them. @@!!##%@@!!!!!

Oh, to answer your question, NO! A bunch of lousies for one Halifax don't cut the mustard. Bad Corgis can be really bad---like the ones they fix to their stand so you can't have them on their l.g. But, the great ones (i.e., usually the RAF stuff, naturlich) are SOOOO GOOD.

SlickStick
10-30-2007, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by Schwarz.13:
I have to say i quite like the dioramas:


Me, too.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7357/b17adioramaov1.gif

My dad duplicated this diorama when I was a kid. It's still around this state somewhere. I'd just have to track down where my dad gave it to. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Monogram B17 Diorama (http://www.pacifichistory.net/MODELEERFILE/DIORAMAFILE/B17DIO.HTML)

I have to confess as well. As much as I love WWII warbirds, I do not have any die-cast planes. All I have are my Chevelles, 1/18 Scale.

1969 C.O.P.O. 427
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/347/69copo427zx4.jpg


1969 SS 396
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6893/69ss3962ae0.jpg


1969 Yenko S/C 427
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9219/69yenko427qw7.jpg


1969 Mustang - 1968 Chevelle SS
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6615/69mustang68chevssop3.jpg


1969 SS 396
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9897/69ss396xj8.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Ken_Det
11-02-2007, 11:54 PM
2 castings I like the most of my diecast collection http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
Not planes, but I like old school Hot Wheels http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TgBMGp8X9KSo*Q5ALVOQJ14tki!Z5iCyzCWt13RPjC3!cojmf yU9zkBfBQG4SJHVK2xYRX8LkQ2YVxoU411tFwiVzUKCCsCUmEl NcknOxj5YOtgsTXL4VA/P?dc=4675519633500074770
The Red Baron http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TgAMG5oXpqOo*Q5ALVOQJ5lwOnCc*YiqdLOY3igVQqv8I!k0C Xfct!7AQF5s7ZZFp7a4pvzw*N6hBMVxdT2dkVWH0OLro5M18uq j4hFIAdimqPquiopLDA/P?dc=4675601931875194270

gbremerton
11-03-2007, 12:12 AM
I think that I've seen a few of you fellas over at themodelhangar.com

gbremerton
11-03-2007, 12:16 AM
Originally posted by Fighterduck:
oh well...me got those...uhm..well its half of the collection...man i cant keep myself of buying those things ^^

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Fighterphone/CIMG2542.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Fighterphone/CIMG2540.jpg

That's a nice collection of IXO you have there. I still think that the IXO Typhoon is nicer than Corgi's.

carts
11-03-2007, 10:54 AM
Never mind the aircraft,whos the little fella taking a squat in the left hand corner! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Great collection,You ever catch yourself cackling "Fly,my pretties,fly"

Jagdgeschwader2
11-03-2007, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by carts:
Never mind the aircraft,whos the little fella taking a squat in the left hand corner! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif


Looks like one of the Dragon 1/6 figures.

Probably the SAS guy. My friend has a collection of these incredibly cool figures.
http://cgi.ebay.nl/NIGEL-SAS-CRW_W0QQitemZ180171704664Q...Z27294QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.nl/NIGEL-SAS-CRW_W0QQitemZ180171704664QQihZ008QQcategoryZ27294Q QcmdZViewItem)

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Fighterduck
11-03-2007, 11:33 AM
ehehe..yop its an SAS but its from bbi not from dragon. And its part of mine second collection...
here are some....
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Fighterphone/CIMG2516.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Fighterphone/CIMG2520.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Fighterphone/CIMG2531.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Fighterphone/CIMG2514.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Fighterphone/CIMG2529.jpg

Jagdgeschwader2
11-03-2007, 11:40 AM
Nice!

Have you seen this guy? I was thinking about getting him. USMC F-4 Phantom pilot. He would look cool in my display case.
http://cgi.ebay.com/1-6-HOT-TOYS-USMC-F-4-Phantom-Pilot...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/1-6-HOT-TOYS-USMC-F-4-Phantom-Pilot_W0QQitemZ260176878797QQihZ016QQcategoryZ2729 4QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Fighterduck
11-03-2007, 11:48 AM
looks good to me (HotToys are awesome)! but im not a pilots guy...the only one i bought its this one (U2 pilot)
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Fighterphone/CIMG2523.jpg

at the moment im looking for an MG german soldier from DID...they are awesome!

leitmotiv
11-03-2007, 01:32 PM
Fightrduck, "BBI"? Never heard of 'em. They are INCREDIBLE. Could you direct me to a seller? I have some of the Dragons (love the Sov anti-tank rifle soldier), but they look second best to those figures. Thanks.

Fighterduck
11-03-2007, 01:40 PM
here you are man...

http://www.blueboxtoys.com/p2/product_bbi.htm

on the page you will find the differents sellers that could be around in your country.
Personally i buy form here :
http://www.action-figures.ch/english.html
this is in switzerland, but i know he ship also internationally...

for USA in know there are bbi products
http://www.badcataviation.com/

sorry i dont know where you live ^^

leitmotiv
11-03-2007, 01:53 PM
MANY THANKS! I am in California, but what the heck!

carts
11-03-2007, 05:30 PM
Great figures!
Anyhoo,back to die cast
The Brits on this forum will have no probs,as long as they are over 40! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
What are these......
"I wish i was a spaceman,the fastest guy alive"
http://premium1.uploadit.org/cartsuk//fireball.jpg
"Anything can happen in the next halfhour,Marinville,I am calling Battle stations"
http://premium1.uploadit.org/cartsuk//stingray.jpg
Im a nerd,and proud of it!

archermav
11-04-2007, 07:00 AM
Good old Fireball, but what was the dog thingy called?

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 07:08 AM
I have a friend in Germany who's addicted to collecting these. When I'm at his house and his wife is present, he talks about how he finally kicked the habit. When his wife leaves, it's down to the basement to see his latest edition to the collection. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

carts
11-05-2007, 04:44 AM
Originally posted by archermav:
Good old Fireball, but what was the dog thingy called?
If memory serves,it was Zoonie the lazoon.I may well have spelt that wrong,but it sounds right.

SlickStick
11-05-2007, 11:58 AM
I forgot to mention to Low_Flyer and Fighterduck that those are some schweet collections! Now, that's hobby dedication. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Note to self, be sure to dust a little better before taking pics. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif