F-Toys New Releases - Page 2 - Wings900 Discussion Forums Wings900 - Model News

Go Back   Wings900 Discussion Forums > Wings900 Model Terminal > 1:500 Scale Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 10-11-2016, 08:43 AM   #16
Doctor Custom
 
PT-TAA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Age: 45
Posts: 5,266
PT-TAA is a top dogPT-TAA is a top dogPT-TAA is a top dogPT-TAA is a top dogPT-TAA is a top dogPT-TAA is a top dogPT-TAA is a top dogPT-TAA is a top dogPT-TAA is a top dogPT-TAA is a top dogPT-TAA is a top dog
Re: F-Toys New Releases

Quote:
Originally Posted by B747-enthusiast View Post
Sergio, could you post photos of a F-Toys 747, please?
Sorry, these two above are the only F-Toys I have.
__________________
Working to make Dreams come True


Always keep improving! 'The excellency of today will be future's mediocrity.'
PT-TAA is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-11-2016, 09:01 AM   #17
Student pilot
 
Malefiska's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Age: 21
Posts: 555
Malefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dog
Re: F-Toys New Releases

I have on I will post this week end.
__________________
Follow me on Instagram !
Malefiska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2016, 12:53 PM   #18
First Officer
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 894
B747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dog
Re: F-Toys New Releases

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malefiska View Post
I have on I will post this week end.
I look forward to seeing the photos.
B747-enthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 10-24-2016, 04:31 PM   #19
Student pilot
 
Malefiska's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Age: 21
Posts: 555
Malefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dog
Re: F-Toys New Releases

A bit late, but here is my 747 JAL from F-Toys:









And a quick (poor) overview of my fleet of F-Toys models, all bought last summer :

__________________
Follow me on Instagram !
Malefiska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2016, 04:51 PM   #20
Username approved by Matt
 
LeoMuse747's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Age: 21
Posts: 8,668
LeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dog
Re: F-Toys New Releases

Lovely models Pierre!
I wish F-Toys could also release models from airlines outside Japan

Can you please post pics of the JAL MD-90?
__________________
Did you know? You can contribute to a better world by simply stopping writing "ERJ-195" and "B747-800"
LeoMuse747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2016, 05:16 PM   #21
Student pilot
 
Malefiska's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Age: 21
Posts: 555
Malefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dogMalefiska is a top dog
Re: F-Toys New Releases

Yup Leo ! I wish too because I like the models they did. The MD-90 is really great, but also the little YS-11. The only thing I regret is that I couldn't find any ANA models, except the two YS-11. Here is the MD-90 Jal (the other I have is a JAS) !







__________________
Follow me on Instagram !
Malefiska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2016, 05:21 PM   #22
banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 185
SausageAndMash is getting startedSausageAndMash is getting startedSausageAndMash is getting startedSausageAndMash is getting startedSausageAndMash is getting startedSausageAndMash is getting started
Re: F-Toys New Releases

That 747 looks better than Herpa's current offering!
SausageAndMash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2016, 07:13 PM   #23
Username approved by Matt
 
LeoMuse747's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Age: 21
Posts: 8,668
LeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dog
Re: F-Toys New Releases

Thanks Pierre! That MD-90 is simply amazing. What a great mould. Wish they also released a MD-88, or at least any MD version (except MD-87) with screwdriver tail. I need a donor for a custom project...

Indeed, the 747 is also very nice. I also think it's better than Herpa's NG2
__________________
Did you know? You can contribute to a better world by simply stopping writing "ERJ-195" and "B747-800"

Last edited by LeoMuse747; 10-25-2016 at 12:22 PM.
LeoMuse747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2016, 03:15 AM   #24
First Officer
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 894
B747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dogB747-enthusiast is a top dog
Re: F-Toys New Releases

Thank you, Malefiska. I think F-Toys models are now better than they used to be. I consider buying one soon.
B747-enthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2016, 11:08 AM   #25
RJ Second Officer
 
Moons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 108
Moons is an excellent contributorMoons is an excellent contributorMoons is an excellent contributorMoons is an excellent contributorMoons is an excellent contributorMoons is an excellent contributorMoons is an excellent contributorMoons is an excellent contributorMoons is an excellent contributorMoons is an excellent contributorMoons is an excellent contributor
Re: F-Toys New Releases

F-Toys are Plastic Toys all models we used to have are Push Fit C-130, YS-11 Diecast airplane, Military car truck items in Dragon Wings store on eBay!

But if these models are made of metal they could be very interesting
Moons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2016, 04:46 PM   #26
Username approved by Matt
 
LeoMuse747's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Age: 21
Posts: 8,668
LeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dog
Re: F-Toys New Releases

Searching the web, i've found that F-Toys released also an A320, but in 1:300 scale!
I wonder why the A320 in 1:300 and why the 737 in 1:500!

Look how nice the mould is:

F-toys ????????2 A320 (??????) - ??????
__________________
Did you know? You can contribute to a better world by simply stopping writing "ERJ-195" and "B747-800"
LeoMuse747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2016, 05:57 PM   #27
Earning My Wings
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Age: 37
Posts: 7
Vickers VC-10 is flying under the radarVickers VC-10 is flying under the radar
Re: F-Toys New Releases

The A320 also exists in 1:500: RARE Neuf 1/500 F-Toys ANA Wing Collection 2 A320-200 All Nippon Airways | eBay
Vickers VC-10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2016, 06:49 PM   #28
Username approved by Matt
 
LeoMuse747's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Age: 21
Posts: 8,668
LeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dogLeoMuse747 is a top dog
Re: F-Toys New Releases

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vickers VC-10 View Post
Nice, great catch! Didn't know.
I wonder why also release it in 1:300...
__________________
Did you know? You can contribute to a better world by simply stopping writing "ERJ-195" and "B747-800"
LeoMuse747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 06:57 PM   #29
Earning My Wings
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 12
ragefury32 is flying under the radar
Re: F-Toys New Releases

Well, the F-Toys weren't bad even back in the days. Here's my beloved JA8197 (Boeing 777-281) from the first ANA Wing Collection dating back 10 years ago:



I mean, sure, the molding is kinda crap, and you can see lines of paint.

But then, it does have the ability to ditch those rather mediocre landing gears (yes, I broke the left fin), unlike some of the less detailed Herpa or Hogan models.



Which can result in a much more satisfactory product when used with the stand:



Personally, I consider them to be pretty good bang for the buck (550 Yen, or about $9 if you factor in shipping and handling overseas). An entire fleet of planes for the cost of one of the better Herpas.
ragefury32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 08:17 PM   #30
Earning My Wings
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 12
ragefury32 is flying under the radar
Re: F-Toys New Releases

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leonardo Mello View Post
Nice, great catch! Didn't know.
I wonder why also release it in 1:300...
That's because its not really as nice as you might think. Here's a better look at it - the A320 in 1:500 form.



And here's its modern equivalent in 1:300 from the recent F-Toys LCC airlines release - that one is 5 A320 and 1 Q400, all 1:500 scale.



There are 3 good reasons why the A320 is released in 1:300. F-Toys makes trade models in 3 size ranges - 1:144 for the fighter planes/WWII Warbirds, 1:300 for stuff like the C-130s, and 1:500 for the big airliners, and they usually sell them in a "blind box" within a tray of 10 models (the idea is that you keep buying models until you get the one you want, or trade with friends - hence, the term trade model). Here's how the 1:500 A320 fills up the box:



And here's how it fills up the box when the model is scaled at 1:300 - the boxes are exactly the same size.



Smaller models means lighter/rattlier box, so its easier to guess. The second reason is that smaller scale means smaller details, which pushes up production costs. It also mean that the ABS molding process fails more often, translating to more rejections at the factory. My guess is that someone in Osaka (where F-Toys is based) figured out that the A320 is easier/cheaper to produce in 1:300, and decided to scale it up so it'll look good next to the C-130s, the YS-11s and the Q400s.

Of course, it does not explain why they stuck with 1:500 for the Boeing 737-800, which looks ridiculously small coming out of the box...
ragefury32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
f-toys, japan, jasdf, models, plastic

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:44 AM.

Latest Threads
- by JyriC
- by Cal1736
- by bskc8th
 

Models of the Week
 


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

 

SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2