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Offline The Big Gimper

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Valom
« on: April 09, 2015, 07:30:26 AM »
I'm so happy!!!!





Got 32 on order from West Coast Hobbys.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2015, 07:48:44 AM by The Big Gimper »
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Re: Valom
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 08:34:22 AM »
I'm so happy!!!!<...>
So am I!  :-*

<...> Got 32 on order <...>
Yeah, maybe not that happy, though.  ;D
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Re: Valom
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 09:03:27 AM »
I'm so happy!!!!<...>
So am I!  :-*

<...> Got 32 on order <...>
Yeah, maybe not that happy, though.  ;D

Okay. Not 32.  Only two of the F-101Cs. One RCAF and one Flygvapnet.
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Offline kerick

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Re: Valom
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 09:17:19 AM »
Of course I have the update F-101C Voodoo sitting on my bench that I converted from a Hasegawa RF-101. Waaah!
Of course, now it will be easier to build another.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 01:35:44 PM »
We thank you for "taking one for the team", kerick!  :) Perhaps you would like to build and superdetail a Heller SAAB Viggen next, no?  ;D
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Re: Valom
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 08:04:04 PM »
Yeah, converting a kit to something that doesn't exist always motivates a model company to issue it a month later. Glade I could help!

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Re: Valom
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 11:55:26 PM »
I likely won't be purchasing one, not a big fan of single seat Voodoos, but if that RF-101C kit means that the Frog/Hasegawa monstrosity is on a one way trip to the styrene boneyard it can only be good news.
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Re: Valom
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 12:49:12 AM »
Does anyone have experience with this company? Can we expect quality? A straight up F-101C might be nice to build if these kits are decent.

I did replace the wheels and seat on the the one on my bench with parts from a Hasegawa Phantom. Its an improvement.
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Re: Valom
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 01:35:16 AM »
Does anyone have experience with this company? Can we expect quality? A straight up F-101C might be nice to build if these kits are decent.

I did replace the wheels and seat on the the one on my bench with parts from a Hasegawa Phantom. Its an improvement.


They are multimedia kits, so you can expect resin and PE parts in the mix. While they have made improvements to plastic molding over the past couple of years, they aren't "shake and bake" kits.

I built their Fisher P-75 Eagle a few years ago and it was a real fight, primarily because the styrene was thick, hard and needed to be cut off the sprue with a razor saw.

Their more recent kits, like the Fouga Magister are much better in such regards.

Here's reviews of a couple of their more recent releases:

http://www.hyperscale.com/2014/reviews/kits/valom72083reviewmd_1.htm

http://www.detailscaleview.com/2014/09/valom-172-vickers-wellesley-mki-african.html
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Re: Valom
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 03:51:07 AM »
Thanks for the information. If this is any indication their work keeps getting better so these F-101s might be decent. Now if the price is right......

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Re: Valom
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 10:20:29 PM »
I've built a few of their kits, the P.75 and Brigand among others, and as said they are definitely not shake and bake and require a level of skill and patience.

However I recently got their new tool Bristol Bombay and have started it. They do seem to have improved over their earlier kits. A better fit and it is going ok at the moment - touching wood.

Most companies improve with time (witness AZ and RS who improved their quality very quickly IMHO) but Valom seem to have taken a little longer then most

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Re: Valom
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2015, 02:39:28 AM »
So bright... so beautiful... ah, Precious.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2015, 03:51:10 AM »
Bah!  Wrong scale!
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Re: Valom
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2015, 01:37:59 AM »
Well, I'm delighted! ;)

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Re: Valom
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2016, 07:38:46 PM »
Through Rob Stevens at West Coast Hobbys, I leaned that Valom will be releasing a F-101A and RF-101A to complete their existing F-101C and RF-101C. Also a Fokker T.5.










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