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Byteknight19 May 2018 8:48 a.m. PST

as discussed here:



Space Ghost19 May 2018 8:59 a.m. PST

Nice job! Also impressive you got so many models ready for the tabletop so quickly!

Detail looks pretty nice; did you find any bad mold lines or warping of the plastic?


Byteknight19 May 2018 9:05 a.m. PST

Thanks for the kind words.

A little bit of warping on the wings on some of them.. Not sure if they were like that out of the box, or I somehow put too much pressure touching them.

daveshoe19 May 2018 11:12 a.m. PST

How do you like the game/rules?

I read through the basic rules posted online. They didn't really inspire me to pick up the game, but it seems like they might work better with some of the advanced rules and missions.

Byteknight19 May 2018 11:43 a.m. PST

To be honest, I haven't read them yet. I only got the game last night.

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 12:09 p.m. PST

The decals that came with the sets I recently bought are the peel-n-stick type. The warping mentioned are in the wings. One wing is bent upwards a bit and/or being slightly twisted compared to the other wing. This warping was visibly present before I popped the planes out of their clear packing. I will try the hot water treatment to straighten them out.

Haven't played enough to say anything conclusive about the rules. The main thing is the game is not concerned with maneuver details of individual planes (such as banking, climbing, diving, doing a split-s and so on). The catch to the game system is how a particular plane relates to other planes. A given plane can be in one of three states which ranked from low to high are disadvantage, neutral, advantage. You must be at a higher state in order to shoot at another plane. So a plane in a neutral state cannot shoot at another plane in either a neutral or advantage state, but could shoot at a plane in a disadvantage state. Basically you can improve your plane's state, try to "outmaneuver" another plane into a lower state, move your plane (and possibly change the state of a specific enemy plane), and/or shoot at another plane if it is in range and line of fire. For example, if your plane is in a neutral state and move into a tailing position on an enemy plane in a neutral state that automatically changes the enemy plane's state to disadvantage and permits you to shoot at it. Pilot skill affects who moves first and being able to "outmaneuver" another pilot.

It takes a different perspective to play than a typical plane game like CY6.

miscmini Fezian19 May 2018 3:32 p.m. PST

If you prefer decals to stickers, I have a selection of 1/200 scale decals. Many recent orders have been from folks who wanted something more than what came in the box. 1st Class postage, domestic and international is $2.50 USD. On orders over $40 USD, I pay the the 1st Class postage.

1/200 scale, WW2 section of the web-store: link

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Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 5:56 p.m. PST

miscmini – I have enjoyed your past posts showing the various 1/200 scale aircraft models you have painted. Buying the Blood Red Skies kits have made me better appreciate that painting.

How many models of the same make/type can be done using a single 1/200 decal sheet? The starter kit comes with 6 Spitfire Mk I and 6 Me-109E models.

miscmini Fezian19 May 2018 6:23 p.m. PST

Gamertom, thank you. The more recent releases are tending to have enough images to mark five to seven models. The older sheets usually four. That's for 1/200 scale fighters. For larger aircraft it's generally three per sheet.

In addition to the pictures in the store I've been adding some information about the dimensions of some of the graphics and other details.


GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 6:59 p.m. PST

Is it me or are thlse decals a bit boig for the planes?

Byteknight20 May 2018 3:34 a.m. PST

Yes, a bit bigger.. that was my thought as well.. but I guess when they're 2, 3, feet away when playing, it's okay looking.

miscmini Fezian20 May 2018 4:56 a.m. PST

If you're concerned about the fit, please contact me and I'll gladly send a PDF with samples of the graphics. Those can be printed and test fit against your models.

Contact page:


Byteknight20 May 2018 8:46 a.m. PST

Just to clarify, I was referring to the decals from the core box that I put on the planes.

miscmini Fezian20 May 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

Byteknight, thank you for the clarification. The offer still stands though. Kevin

foxweasel20 May 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

're the stickers that come in the box. I was chatting to the Warlord demo bloke at Salute, he said the stickers are just for use on the unpainted planes, so you can play the game straight out of the box. Proper decals are in the pipeline.

Byteknight20 May 2018 4:15 p.m. PST

Now they tell me…

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