Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby Typhoon01 on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 5:40 pm

Has anyone seen this? http://giantwarplanecollection.com/ I've just seen an advert for it, seeing a price of £1.99, but looked on the website to see thats only issue 1, issue 2 being £3.99 and all the rest being £7.99, personally, I think that's a bit naughty! But it still looks like a nice collection. Might take a bit out of my pocket money to get some!
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby Comet102 on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 6:12 pm

They always start the magazine collections with them prices I normally just buy the first one or two. I brought the magazine on Wednesday, the Lancaster is a BI coded YZ-J from 617 Squadron RAF in 1945.

The stand for it is a lot better than an old similar collection where I got a IFOR Sea King from, the model is good and light compared to a similar Corgi version and has the undercarriage down which is different.

Issue 1: Avro Lancaster
Issue 2: Junkers Ju290
Issue 3: Avro Vulcan
Issue 4: Boeing B-17
Issue 5: BV 222

Their is a similar collection for Military vehicles as well, with a nice MCV-80 Warrior in the second issue.
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby DanO1978 on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 6:56 pm

Just seen the ad on TV. Models look toy-like at best.
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby Typhoon01 on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 6:59 pm

The Lancaster doesn't look great, but I'm up for the Vulcan... Possibly the B-52, if they do an issue with one of them in...
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby DanO1978 on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 7:03 pm

Typhoon01 wrote:The Lancaster doesn't look great, but I'm up for the Vulcan...


The Lancaster looks like a re-issue of a similar partwork around ten years ago - which I was bought as a gift. That was by Atlas Collections (I think?) and was the bomber aircraft of WWII. The B-29 and Lanc were decent enough, but the rest were poor - B-17, Mosquito and Condor in particular.
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby Abingdonman on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 7:04 pm

I bought volume 1 and the Lancaster isnt that bad,what do you expect for £1.99! :grin:
I would rather have had a Lanc with all the gun turrets,but this model had to carry a 'grand slam'!
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Postby Typhoon01 on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 7:06 pm

The Lancaster looks like a re-issue of a similar partwork around ten years ago - which I was bought as a gift. That was by Atlas Collections (I think?) and was the bomber aircraft of WWII. The B-29 and Lanc were decent enough, but the rest were poor - B-17, Mosquito and Condor in particular.
You could be right, yet I'd have no idea. Just had a look at some of the models on the online shop, they don't look great, some look nice, E-3D doesn't look great at all! May get 3 at the most, won't spend too much money on them!
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby AndyXH558 on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 11:26 pm

The Vulcans ok but the front wheel assembly is in the wrong place. Just buying the Lancaster to add to my 1/144 collection of differenet marks of lancasters i am going to collect. Will get the Vulcan to strip and repaint into another vulcan, thinking XM603.
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby andrewman on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 3:15 pm

Purchased the Lancaster issue - will have a read of it tonight then decide if im going to get the rest of them. The model seems ok at the end of the day your not going to get alot for that price.
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby Lee606 on Sat 11 Jan 2014, 1:11 am

Such a shame at the quality of the Ju290,Tons of glue spots underneath and i mean loads,tailplane is bent,wheels are bent...
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby Fournier on Sun 12 Jan 2014, 3:07 am

Comet102 wrote:They always start the magazine collections with them prices I normally just buy the first one or two. I brought the magazine on Wednesday, the Lancaster is a BI coded YZ-J from 617 Squadron RAF in 1945.

Where did you bring it from?
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby Comet102 on Sun 12 Jan 2014, 1:21 pm

WHSmith but I know some Tesco Extra superstores sell them as well but I don't think normal Tesco superstores do because I've been in two since and not one had any.
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby Lee606 on Sun 12 Jan 2014, 5:17 pm

ASDA
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby Ian G on Sun 12 Jan 2014, 5:26 pm

Free binder with part one!
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby FTS on Sun 12 Jan 2014, 5:42 pm

Regarding the military vehicle collection which they've just started again; I started that collection in 2009. It finished 2 months ago after being combined with the Panzer collection! The PC models are very good, the MVC ones not so much. The early ones had build quality issues but improved as the collection went on.
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby craig.mason on Mon 13 Jan 2014, 1:14 pm

No need to purchase the magazine you can find the planes on eBay look for amercom and on there website http://www.amercom-hobby.com/index.php? ... &limit=100
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Re: Giant Warplane Collection - Magazine

Postby Vodka on Mon 13 Jan 2014, 1:59 pm

what do i expect from £1.99 . . .a bit of old Tat'!

Hence why i don't indulge in the rip off part-works


What was the one before christmas? build a spitfire, which worked out to be around £800

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