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Die cast "That's All Brother"

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  • Member since
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Die cast "That's All Brother"
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:20 PM

Just got an ad in the mail from Hamilton Collection for a 1/72 die cast of that C-47. 15 1/2" wing span, 10 3/4 long and 4 1/2 tall on the included metal stand. 

 

Here's the kicker.... 3 payments of $ 33.33 plus a total of $21.00 shipping and handling. Not really too bad considering the size.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:45 PM

I'm not sure you are asking for comment.

It's probably being sold as *** Cole, her pilot on 6/6/44; recently died.

You can find the old Italeri kit for $20 or so, same scale.

Alsaso not to be a "Richard" but the nose on the diecast one looks a little pointy.

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:48 PM

No, was just putting it out there for those that might be interested.  Panel lines are huge as well

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Sunday, May 19, 2019 6:45 AM

GMorrison

It's probably being sold as *** Cole, her pilot on 6/6/44; recently died. 

Cole was not pilot of Thats All Brother nor did he take part in Overlord. 

After Doolittle he returned to the China/Burma/India Theatre and flew the Hump.   Per his presentation a few years back when I met him and his Air Force Times obituary, in June 43 he joined Project 9/First Air Commandos which was also a CBI based unit 

The die cast C-47 release timing is rather due to the upcoming DDay anniversary.  The Commemorative Air Force’s That’s All Brother will be participating. 

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Sunday, May 19, 2019 7:47 AM

The first thing I noticed was the panel lines on the die cast model were far too fat and deep.  That makes it look more like a toy, than a scale model.  No thanks.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:51 AM

EdGrune

 

 
GMorrison

It's probably being sold as *** Cole, her pilot on 6/6/44; recently died. 

 

 

Cole was not pilot of Thats All Brother nor did he take part in Overlord. 

Too much wine with dinner...

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:42 AM

GMorrison

 

 
EdGrune

 

 
GMorrison

It's probably being sold as *** Cole, her pilot on 6/6/44; recently died. 

 

 

Cole was not pilot of Thats All Brother nor did he take part in Overlord. 

 

 

Too much wine with dinner...

 

 

LOL!

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:45 AM

Cadet Chuck

The first thing I noticed was the panel lines on the die cast model were far too fat and deep.  That makes it look more like a toy, than a scale model.  No thanks.

 

That is to be expected. Most die cast models do look like toys but to the average Joe who doesn’t know nothing about the hobby (not directly at you  goldhammer) would buy it.

I want to see pics!

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:44 AM

You're not missing much!  

Ooh, ooh, the propellers turn & there is a certificate of authenticity!

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:50 PM

ANNND...It's only $100, plus "Shipping and handling!"

Such a deal!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:53 PM

Like I said, it’s fine for someone who never done a model kit. $100 plus shipping is a lot for a die cast kit. But it’s not your money to spend. Let’s not bash him for it. If he liked it, God bless him for it. Enjoy it.

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:13 PM

No personal bashing intended.  I'm sorry if it came out that way.  

I was just mocking the advertising.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:16 PM

Not planning on buying it.  Got the ad because I donated to the restoration of the bird a couple of years ago.

I can use that $ to buy more headaches in the form of PE for stash kits.

Just posted it up if anyone was interested.  Sorry to have dumped the apple cart.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:55 PM

goldhammer

Not planning on buying it.  Got the ad because I donated to the restoration of the bird a couple of years ago.

I can use that $ to buy more headaches in the form of PE for stash kits.

Just posted it up if anyone was interested.  Sorry to have dumped the apple cart.

 

Just leave enough to make an apple pie or two.... LOL! 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, May 19, 2019 7:15 PM

Be glad to save you some Hood River's this fall but you are going to have to drop by to collect

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:29 PM

It must be accurate!  It has "recessed panel lines".  LOL!  Big Smile

Gary

 

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