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...rich uncle dies leaving you $$$

  • Okay, so if your rich uncle dies leaving you a vast fortune on the condition that you start an aircraft model company, what three existing molds would you buy to get started while you developed your own and what would be your first mold developed?   I would buy the am tbm-1, the tamiya f4u, and the eduard mig-21 while developing  a grumman goose.

    Shepherd Book once said to me, "If you can't do something smart, do something right." 

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  • Buy:  Hasegawa 1:48 F-4J, Hasegawa 1:48 F-4B, AM 1:48 SBD-3 (or the AM 1:48 B-25 ...)

    Develop:  a 1:48 Martin Mariner ...

    Your new-tool Grumman Goose is a tasty pick, BTW.

    Flight deck:  Hasegawa 1:48 P-40E; Tamiya 1:48 A6M2 N Type 2 ('Rufe')

    Elevators:  Airfix 1:72 Grumman Duck; AM 1:72 F-4J

  • I say this now but if it actually happened it might be a different story...

    I would pass.  To be forced (even for a short time) to do something you do not want to do (in this case open and run a company) would be torture. I rather that money go else where than to me in a place I cannot enjoy it to my satisfaction.

    0.002%-er

  • Agree I would not buy a company at all...would hate to have anybody hate on me for anything.

    But if I did I would buy the Tamiya 1/72 Mustang, Revell HO 229, And maybe a good Fitter mold.


    13151015

  • interesting question.... need thinking time!

    On the bench: High Planes 1/72 IAI Nesher; Heller 1/72 Curtiss Hawk H.75; Airfix 1/72 Kamov Ka-25; Italeri 1/72 Su-22. And probably a cat when I'm not looking...

  • Echo139er

    I say this now but if it actually happened it might be a different story...

    I would pass.  To be forced (even for a short time) to do something you do not want to do (in this case open and run a company) would be torture. I rather that money go else where than to me in a place I cannot enjoy it to my satisfaction.

    Okay, I understand not wanting to be forced to do a thing, I do.  But - Wink - he said all I had to do was start a model company, and I would receive a "... vast fortune ...", so I took for granted that I'd be hiring an experienced executive to carry through on my creative vision while I flew my luxury jet aircraft down to Rio for the season ...

    Flight deck:  Hasegawa 1:48 P-40E; Tamiya 1:48 A6M2 N Type 2 ('Rufe')

    Elevators:  Airfix 1:72 Grumman Duck; AM 1:72 F-4J

  • Revellogram 1/72 B-36...........  then destroy it, so as to never frustrate another modeler ever again.

    Before man are life and death, good and evil, whichever he chooses shall be given him.  Peace be with you.

    On the Tarmac: 1/48 Monogram Do 335

    In the Hanger: Perhaps a bunch of Revelogram kits

  • Wow, a 1/48 mariner...that would be rather large.  I would be happy with a 1/350 to put next to a ship if I ever got around to building a diaroma.  Old Ordie is right  about not having to run the company, the intent of the question was more of what you like and what you would make if you had the resources to produce the mold ( and not have to worry about it turning a profit).  I was kind of saddened to see the comment about the b-36... Have one that i have been meaning to build for about 15 years, but i am not a big fan of fit challenged kits.

    Shepherd Book once said to me, "If you can't do something smart, do something right." 

  • 1/48 HB Demon, 1/32 Revell Ar 196A-3, 1/48 Tamiya Do 335. My first mold would be 1/48 super detailed Banshee .  Hmm

  • I'd probably buy the 1/32 Su-27 series molds from Trumpeter and retool them to be accurate, the 1/32 F-15 molds from Revell to make them more complicated (just for HvH!), and the 1/32 109 molds from Eduard to get rid of the seam in the oil cooler cowling (and because the world needs yet another 109).

    My first released project would be a 1/32 EA-6  with PE and resin bits.

  • Buy: 1/48 Eduard Mig-21SMT, 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire, 1/48 Hasegawa F-18. Develop: 1/48 SR-71 Blackbird.

  • Centerdeck2

    Wow, a 1/48 mariner...that would be rather large.  ...

    Yeah, and it would look great sitting next to my 1:48 PBY ... Wink ... (no, really, it would ... ).

    Flight deck:  Hasegawa 1:48 P-40E; Tamiya 1:48 A6M2 N Type 2 ('Rufe')

    Elevators:  Airfix 1:72 Grumman Duck; AM 1:72 F-4J

  • OK,

    Since I work for a model train company, when I win the lottery, I'm going to see if the owner's will sell to me, and expand our current N & Z gauge line to include all the Grumman aircraft in 1:48 and then go on to all the different flying boats & seaplanes in 1:48.

    Reid

    Grumman Iron Works Fan.

    "Don't sweat the small stuff.  And.... it's ALL small stuff, until you hear INCOMING!!!!!!"

  • include all the Grumman aircraft in 1:48 and then go on to all the different flying boats & seaplanes in 1:48

    Ahhh, grumman and seaplanes.  I feel that combo is the most underrepresented genre in modeling. Signifer had a pretty good selection at one point, but man do i hate resin.  

    Shepherd Book once said to me, "If you can't do something smart, do something right." 

  • If I would be the owner of a model company I would like the excisting molds to be good seller (cash is king, according to my accountancy proffesor) My picks would be Tamiya P-51, Hasegawa BF-109 and a DML 1/35 Tiger (eventough I am not an armor modeller, but I believe that 50% of the armor models build is german)

    The kit that I would like to develop is a 1/48 Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne.