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McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo 17450, No.410 Squadron, RCAF Station Uplands, early 1960s

Review on June 9, 2014 | Hobby Master Diecast Model 1/72 Scale

Basic Information

Hobby Master社製ダイキャストモデルです。商品の概略は以下のとおり。

This is a ready-made diecast model by Hobby Master Limited. The specifications of this model is as follows.

Product MakerHobby Master Limited.
Product Series1:72 Air Power Series
Product NameItem No:HA3709 (Not Limited)
McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo 17450, No.410 Squadron, RCAF Station Uplands, early 1960s
Model Scale1:72
DimensionsLength:310mm / Width:170mm / Height:80mm
Release DateNovember 1st, 2013 (in Japan)
Price9,072 yen in Japan
Notes *Ready-made display model (painted and assembled)
*Die-cast body with some plastic parts
*All markings by tampo printing
*Landing gears can be removed for flying position (gear covers included)
*Canopy can be displayed opened or closed
*Two figures included
*Display stand included
*I got this model at Feb. 2014 in Japan.

Shape, Painting and Markings

アウトラインは良好です。塗装やマーキング類も素晴らしい出来栄え。特に気に入った箇所は、主翼上面において金属の質感の違いを塗装で表現しているところ。キャノピーフレームのゴールドラインも同様に芸が細かいです。たんねんに実機を調べ製品化しているな、と感じました。

The outline is good. The painting and markings are excellent. I especially love the contrast of natural metal and other metal on main wing top, and gold line of canopy frame. I felt this model was made carefully with special studying of real plane.

Gimmick

本モデルは実機同様、ウェポンベイが回転します。下の動画をご覧ください。

Voodoo has rotary weapon pallet. This model has movable bay too. Please see video below.

need to correct

とりたてて欠点と呼べる箇所はないのですが、よりよい商品にする為、メーカーに修正してほしい箇所を以下に記します。

※フロントギアが前傾して取り付けられていました(この問題は自己解決しました)。
※トルクリンクとオレオストラット間にすき間がありません。ここは別パーツにしてもらえないでしょうか?
※キャノピーオープン時のストラットがほしい。

I think this model don't have bad points. However, in order to make better product, maker should correct the following points.

*Correct the nose gear setting angle. My model has tilted forward gear. I wonder this owing to individual differences. I corrected this problem myself.
*There is no hole between torque link and oleo strut. I want front gear which is separated parts.
*I want strut for canopy opening.

Expectation

本モデルは素晴らしいモデルでした。ダイキャストモデルとしてはパーフェクトと言っていいでしょう。このクオリティで「RF-101C」をモデル化して欲しいところです。それはきっとすべてのミリタリー・モデルファンが待ち望んでいること。ありがとう、ホビーマスター。

I'm glad that I got a awesome model! It's a perfect model as die-casting made. Next time, I hope that HM release the "RF-101C" same as this model's quality. Every military airmodel fan demand it surely. Thanks Hobby Master.

Reference

[Books & Magazine]
*FAMOUS AIRPLANES OF THE WORLD No.101 F-101 VOODOO Published by Bunrindo Co.,Ltd.
*WARPAINT No.47 McDonnell F-101 VOODOO Published by Warpaint Books Ltd.

[Web Site]
*F-101 Voodoo Supersonic Fighter - YouTube

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