Discussion in 'Air Warfare' started by fovcollector, Aug 20, 2005.
If you had to choose, aircraft only, what would be your top picks to have made in die-cast? Thanks
a B-17 and a me 929( i think thats what its called. the german jet)
Practically all of the WW2 aircraft already exist in die cast. The trick is finding them in the scale that you want.
a me 929?
what the heck is that plane?
i can not find any plane with that number, nothing between 410 and 1099, :-? :-?
or perhaps you are refering to the me 262?
if this is the case, count on me on this one!!!!
There was more than one German jet, Me262, Ar234, He162, He280 are all possibles, but definitely not the Me929...
The thing is as has already been stated there are many die-cast models already available in various scales from the likes of Corgi. I'd probably want to see something a bit more unusual like the Ryan FR1 Fireball, P-80 Shootingstar, Miles M.20 or one of the many Luftwaffe projected planes (See www.luft46.com for some of the wierd and wonderful planned for beyond the end of the actual war).
wait the buffalo that things fat old bird i think
You would choose the Buffalo??
Why not? Modelled in Finnish colours (For example) it could make an interesting subject. Although not suitable for sale or display in Germany.
Would I commission it or buy it myself? Probably not, I'm not a great fan of die-cast or pre-painted models (Such as Revell's "Pro-finish" range), I'd rather have a model with a botched paint job that I'd done myself than a pristine paint job done by a machine in a factory.
Um, because I got confused, and thought this was a 'which would you choose to fly' topic.
I pick the Corasir. Of course, I have actually seen the F4U in die cast, so I have an advantage there! :wink:
what is die cast????
Metal cast models, such as many toy cars are made out of. Many companies produce them (The likes of Corgi in the UK for example), usually with some plastic parts such as propellors for the planes.
They're usually well painted and historically accurate, but for the reasons I gave above they just don't appeal to me.
J 8A. (Gloster Gladiator ) It´s such a great plane, in the Ace Expansion Pack (IL 2 Forgotten Battles). I can shoot down every russian fighter ace
in the multiplayer. The Gladiator rocks, lovley plane.
...and that's one reason I'm a bit sceptical of most flight sims. In CFS1 I've got my best scores in a Hawker Hurricane, doesn't mean it's get my vote for best fighter of the war though...
In all seriousness though, the Gladiator was good but I'm sure I can remember reading that the Fiat CR42 was superior in most respects except armament, even by British pilots who'd flown captured examples.
If I was to buy die-casts or "Pro-finishes", I'd only really be tempted by some of the Italian paint schemes of the sort that I'd never feel confident attempting, but as I'm not a huge fan in general of the Italian planes themselves I'd still probably give them a miss.
what is die cast ?
Die cast are the metal models produced by the likes of Corgi.
I'd choose the bristol beaufighter , and the bristol blenhiem.
Doesn't anybody favour either the Grumman Tigercat or the De Havilland Hornet ? These two shipborne fighters were arguably the most gorgeous prop.driven aircraft ever .
A man after my own heart, (but it's a small "d" for de Havilland :grin Definitely one of Sir Geoffrey's better efforts. That or the F8F Bearcat, the F7F doesn't look quite "right" to me.
Why not complete the trio with the Beaufort too? Good choices.
I like the Hornet too, and I do like the Tigercat, it has that mean solid purposeful look.