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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, March 05, 2018 12:49 PM

Would love to see a Beech Stagerwing in either 1/32 or 1/24, but don't know how much call there would be.  Also Cessnas is 1/32, either singles or twins.

A 1/24 Phantom would be a beauty, either F-4E or RF-4C.  Lot of potential for super detailing, but would be a monster consideringthe 1/32's out are around 24" overall length.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 05, 2018 1:06 PM

Only 1 for me. 1/72nd Ju 87C.

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Posted by qlabs on Monday, March 05, 2018 1:10 PM

Great suggestions, I too like the staggerwing and Cessna's idea.

A Phantom in 1/24 would be impressive for sure! I built a 1/24 Spitfire years ago and that was big enough. A 1/24 F4 would be a show stopper!

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Posted by qlabs on Monday, March 05, 2018 1:13 PM

Yeah I've never seen a Ju-87C. Come to think about it I'm not even sure I've seen a conversion for one.
Nice suggestion!

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 05, 2018 1:17 PM

qlabs

Yeah I've never seen a Ju-87C. Come to think about it I'm not even sure I've seen a conversion for one.
Nice suggestion!

 

hasegawa did a 48th kit. I have been looking for years and never found a kit or conversion in 72nd. When FSM used to put out the survey for kits we wanted, that was always at the top of my list.

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Monday, March 05, 2018 1:30 PM

I would love to see a really nice and accurate 1/144 757-200.  The Minicraft kit just isnt any good.

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, March 05, 2018 2:33 PM

Because of space limitations, I do mostly 1/48 scale single engine fighters. So far the only deviation from that has been the 1/72 scale Monogram F/P-82 Twin Mustang. I'd really like to see a decent early Twin Mustang in 1/48 scale. And since my dad was an AAC flight instructor, I'd like to see more trainers in 1/48 scale. Yeah, there are the Revell PT-17 Stearman and the Monogram T-6 in 1/48 scale, but what about the PT-19, the BT-13/15 and a Kinner powered PT-22. So there ya go. That's what I'd like to see if'n I had my druthers.

OK. On the bench:

MENG 1/48 F-35A dedicated to my late brother Buzz.

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Posted by qlabs on Monday, March 05, 2018 2:48 PM

Nice list, I know there has been a 1/48 Cornell, the Canadian RCAF version of the PT-19. Not sure how available it is, but I'm sure a new kit would be nice. There is a flying example at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum so it'd be fun to do variants in US and RCAF markings. PT-22 would be neat as well. I like the trainers idea.
http://www.warplane.com/aircraft/collection/details.aspx?aircraftId=17

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Posted by ChrisJH666 on Monday, March 05, 2018 3:09 PM

I work in 1/48 scale, so my list would be Bristol/DAP Beaufort, Martin Baltimore (a good one!), Vultee Vengeance, AW Albemarle, and how about a Curtis Commando?

In the queue: 1/48 Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), P43 Lancer (RAAF), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b

 

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Posted by Greatmaker on Monday, March 05, 2018 3:43 PM

Bish

 

 
qlabs

Yeah I've never seen a Ju-87C. Come to think about it I'm not even sure I've seen a conversion for one.
Nice suggestion!

 

 

 

hasegawa did a 48th kit. I have been looking for years and never found a kit or conversion in 72nd. When FSM used to put out the survey for kits we wanted, that was always at the top of my list.

 

Hey Bish I did a little searching and found this 

http://www.klueser.eu/kit.php?index=480&language=en

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 05, 2018 3:49 PM

Greatmaker
 
Bish

 

 
qlabs

Yeah I've never seen a Ju-87C. Come to think about it I'm not even sure I've seen a conversion for one.
Nice suggestion!

 

 

 

hasegawa did a 48th kit. I have been looking for years and never found a kit or conversion in 72nd. When FSM used to put out the survey for kits we wanted, that was always at the top of my list.

 

 

 

Hey Bish I did a little searching and found this 

http://www.klueser.eu/kit.php?index=480&language=en

 

I have not seen that but but have seen anotehr one, i am thinking thats the way i will have to go. The surgery is simple enough, its cut straight along the kink in the wing. Its just adding the detail for the wing fold.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, March 05, 2018 3:59 PM

I’d love to see a F-84F_Thunderstreak in 1/32 scale! 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, March 05, 2018 5:27 PM

I also usually build 1/48 scale. I realize there's a 1/72 kit that was (is?) available but I'd love to see a 1/48 Consolidated TBY-2.

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Posted by bigjsd on Monday, March 05, 2018 5:51 PM

I'd love to see a new tooling of a 1/72 B52 bomber. Revell and Academy both had kits in the past but neither one was a really great kit. It's a pipe dream but it's what I'd like to see. Even a 1/72 B1 Bomber would be great to see retooled.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 05, 2018 7:09 PM

In 1/48 I’d like to see:

AH-1G Cobra

F-82G

B-45

B-26A

AH-56

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 05, 2018 7:22 PM

1/144 Blohm & Voss BV 238

1/48 Blohm & Voss BV 138

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Posted by deattilio on Monday, March 05, 2018 9:45 PM

In 1/144:

Avro Shackleton

Handley Page Hastings

In 1/72 and/or 1/144:

Douglas C-117

Douglas B-23 Dragon 

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 6:47 AM

There is a very nice Staggerwing by Roden in 1:48.  I think a good 1:32 would be a good seller.  There is a 1:32 L-19 which could probably be built as a civil plane.  The Cessna that is really needed is the 190/95, and 1:32 would indeed be a great scale for that.  The latest (new mold) 1:48 kits from Minicraft are very nice, 150 and 172, though they are tail heavy and require a lot of nose weight to sit on nose gear.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 7:43 AM

Colin: Just curious but what scale is your Pietenpol Air Camper going to be in? I'd never heard of it and had to go look it up. I've always thought building your own aircraft to be a pretty cool idea- sorta a 1/1 scale aircraft kit. And she's a neat looking plane. Looking forward to more details on your work! 

 

I'd list something but everything I can think of is so strange, off-the-wall, or impractical that it'd be a bear to produce and only sell poorly. 

For example: 

The Nakajima G10N Fugaku, a giant aircraft designed to take off from Japan, cruise over the Pacific, overfly the US and Canada bombing any target desired, cross the Atlantic, and then land to refuel and rearm in Germany. Fujimi has a nice kit in 1/144th but I wish someone made one in 1/72nd to go with the rest of my big bombers. 

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Posted by Timdude on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 9:06 AM
Colin, How about half a kit? I would like to have a good 1/48 P-47B. The main differences between a B model P-47 and later, lets say early D models, is that the B is about 8 inches shorter. Which you can actually see in panels lines of models were Republic add to the fuselage. It has the fewer cowl flaps like the C model. It has a shorter draft on the belly. A forward raked antenna mast behind the cockpit and fabric control surfaces. There might be other smaller changes, I would half to look through my notes. If you could create just the fuselage that used a donor Tamia kit for the wings, tail, gear ect..... The control surfaces would be easy enough to sand down and make look fabric. Now, on to a money maker. WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE A GOOD QUALITY 1/48 SCALE P-38!!!! I mean really, it is only one of the most iconic aircraft of all time and all there are no high quality kits of it, only marginal to down right crappy versions. thanks, Tim
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Posted by Jay Jay on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 9:12 AM

I would like to build ;

a good "Tamiya quality " 1/48 B-26 ,the poor Monoville is the only game in town

a good 1/32 OS2U Kingfisher

a 1/48 or 1/72 Martin M-130 China Clipper flying boat. it's only available in a poor Glencoe 144 scale

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by qlabs on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 9:45 AM

Wow a lot of great replies! Thanks for the suggestions guys, keep them coming.

I'm making a list of everything suggested and will setup a poll in a few weeks.

The Pietenpol will be 1/32 scale and include 3 engine versions, 3 wheel versions, 2 landing gear configurations and the single and 3 piece wings along with the optional folding centre section and cut-out centre sections as well. It should be available mid to late summer.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 10:21 AM

Many years ago, I had a small model (1/72?) of a Rockwell Aero Commander, circa 1960, a civilian light twin that I took many business trips on, which my employer owned.  Took my earliest informal flight lessons in it, too.  I have always had a soft spot for that airplane, and would love to have a 1/48 or 1/32 model. However, there would probably not be much of a demand for that model....

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 11:20 AM

qlabs

Wow a lot of great replies! Thanks for the suggestions guys, keep them coming.

I'm making a list of everything suggested and will setup a poll in a few weeks.

The Pietenpol will be 1/32 scale and include 3 engine versions, 3 wheel versions, 2 landing gear configurations and the single and 3 piece wings along with the optional folding centre section and cut-out centre sections as well. It should be available mid to late summer.

 

Thanks! Sounds cool, I may just have to pick one up! 

 

And yeah, wouldn't mind seeing a new 1/48th B-26 either. The Monogram kit isn't bad but neither was their P-61 and I picked up the Great Wall P-61 for Christmas and it blows the older kit away. A new technology Marauder could be amazing. 

Same with a P-38, crazy to me that there are four kits in 1/48th and they're all fair to middling in quality. I really wish someone like Tamiya would do a new tech kit. 

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Posted by qlabs on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 12:07 PM

I'm actually working on the old Mongram 1/48 P-61 right now. The fit is less than desireable, so I totally agree that a really good version of that would be good to have out there.
The mold maker I have has assured me that the quality will be excellent. I explained that I need to be able to see subtle fabric detail at 1/48 scale and they have assured me that it is possible, so fingers crossed we can bring some new modern tooled kits to market.

I'm loving all of these suggestions so far!

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Posted by qlabs on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 12:08 PM

Cadet Chuck: What a fantastic aircraft. I am a big fan of civil kits as there aren't that many out there and those that are, aren't the best quality by a far stretch.
Thanks for the suggestion!

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 1:17 PM

I'd be in for the Aero Commander in 1/32, with Bob Hoover's markings.  Watched his show at Reno one year, amazing finish to it.  Now that he has passed on, I think it might have a following.

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Posted by bstarr3 on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 9:46 PM

With all the cool heavy bombers coming out now in 1/32, I wish someone would do a new tool B-17 and B-24 in a more manageable scale. Tamiya 1/48 B-17!!!

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 1:01 AM

Pretty content with the 1/48 scale aircraft.  Here's what I'd like to see:

1/200, 1/144 or 1/72 scale air tankers (fire)

And IF we added cars/trucks:

More 1/20 early F1 or GP cars

1/24 or 1/25 brush rigs

54 dodge power wagon

2013 Boss 302 ls in 1/24 or 1/25 (its pesonal)

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 6:31 AM

keavdog

 

And IF we added cars/trucks:

More 1/20 early F1 or GP cars

 

 

Me too!  The old front engined cars.  I'll take them in 1:24 o4 25 too.

 

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Posted by Timdude on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:36 AM

[quote user="goldhammer"]

I'd be in for the Aero Commander in 1/32, with Bob Hoover's markings.  Watched his show at Reno one year, amazing finish to it.  Now that he has passed on, I think it might have a following."

 

I totally agree. I would do Bob Hoover's Aero Commander in 1/48 scale. Just make sure it comes with the liitle glass of water on top of the insterment panelCool 

One other suggestion to go along with the earlier Pan-Am flying boat is the classic 314 Clipper.

Also, as long as vehicles were brought up. I would like to see cars made in 1/48 to have as companions to aircraft in diaromas. Mostly 1950s and 1960s to go with the classic jets of those eras. You could also supply some much needed cars to the albeit dwindling O gauge model railroad folks. Many of whom are moveing beyond the classic "transition" era into more 1960s and 1970s era depictions.

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 9:17 AM

Ran across an article on the Vicker's 161 last night.  Was a '30's bi-plane, mid engine pusher, with an upward (at 45*) firing 37mm cannon.  Was to be a bomber inteceptor. Only one built before the project was done in.

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Posted by qlabs on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 2:11 PM

Retired in Kalifornia: Ohh now that is nice!

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Posted by qlabs on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 2:14 PM

Can you give me some examples of any specific air tankers?

I'm mainly focusing on aircraft for now, maybe expand to cars and other items in the future but for now the goal is specializing in aircraft.

 

keavdog

Pretty content with the 1/48 scale aircraft.  Here's what I'd like to see:

1/200, 1/144 or 1/72 scale air tankers (fire)

And IF we added cars/trucks:

More 1/20 early F1 or GP cars

1/24 or 1/25 brush rigs

54 dodge power wagon

2013 Boss 302 ls in 1/24 or 1/25 (its pesonal)

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 2:24 PM

Good starting point

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerial_firefighting

Thanks,

John

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Posted by ACESES5 on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 4:36 PM

Well lets see so many  B26 Marader not Revelle or Monogram, 1/48 Short Sterling,1/48 Hudson 1/48 Halifax 1/48 Martin Baltamore.2 cents                 ACESES5               

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Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 5:29 PM

I'll echo the 1/48 B-26 Marauder. Staying on the US medium bomber theme, a new tool Douglas A-20 in 1/48.

Others, B-32 Dominator in 1/48, Mitsubishi G3M "Nell" in 1/48, and a Messerschmitt Me264 in 1/48.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:32 PM

Some other 1/48 types I’d love to see:

1/48 RF-8

1/48 F11F, long and short nosed

1/48 C-46

1/48 CG-4A

1/48 AS-51 Horsa

1/48 C-119

1/48 B-32

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:47 PM

Now that Airfix has released a better Valiant, and a better Victor, how about an improved Vulcan?

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, March 08, 2018 6:30 AM

[quote user="Timdude"]

goldhammer

 

Also, as long as vehicles were brought up. I would like to see cars made in 1/48 to have as companions to aircraft in diaromas. Mostly 1950s and 1960s to go with the classic jets of those eras. You could also supply some much needed cars to the albeit dwindling O gauge model railroad folks. Many of whom are moveing beyond the classic "transition" era into more 1960s and 1970s era depictions.

 

There are quite a few cars available in 1:43, and a fair number in 1:32.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 08, 2018 11:04 AM

1/48 F-86A

1/48 F-86H

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 08, 2018 12:06 PM
Oooo how fun! The Pietenpol would be great. I scratcbulit one for RC several years ago.
Let’s see…..
How about a Bombardier DHC-8 Dash 8 for the civil realm? There have been terrible kits in the past and Nazca currently makes a 1/144 resin of it, but for $40 + I want more to glue together than a chunk of resin for the fuse, two chunks of resin for the wings and a chunk for the tail. The decal options for this reginal liner are staggering. So, you can see there is a demand for it.
How about something from Beechcraft? The King Air or Baron?
Oh man this is like Christmas. Let me think on it for a little while.

Steve

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, March 08, 2018 12:18 PM

Hi,

It would be kind of nice to see a model of the Convair Charger COIN aircraft, but since it was only a prototype it might not be on the top of anyones list to make a kit of it.

Charger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_Model_48_Charger

Additionally, I just stumbled across another prototype yesterday called the Gregor FDB-1 that could also be interesting, just because its kind of different.

FDB

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Car_and_Foundry_FDB-1

Pat

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Posted by seasick on Thursday, March 08, 2018 12:33 PM

All the planes I'm going to list exists but I'd like them to be done in plastic or have a better designed kit.

Yakolev Yak-28P  this bomber design turned into an interceptor is just plain ugly. That's why I want it. Existing kits are poorly reviewed.

Northrop YF-17 the half sister of the F/A-18 Hornet originally designed for the light weight fighter competition. It exist in resin but I'd prefer plastic.

Chasing the ultimate build.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, March 08, 2018 12:39 PM

IIRC the YF-17 was done in styrene, have seen it around once in awhile.  By Revelle I think.

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Posted by rangerj on Thursday, March 08, 2018 1:14 PM

Lockheed Vega in 1/32 and a Lockheed Model 10E in 1/48 and/or 1/32.

Winny Mae and the Earhart Vega and Model 10. The flying boats from Boing and Sikorski,aka the "China Clippers". A 1/32nd scale Jenny and a few other 1/32 scale "yellow wings" from the "golden age of aviation". 

Ditto on the Bob Hoover demo aircraft. I had the good fortune of meeting him and I asked him "what is the secret to doing what you do with an airplane. Answer, "You need three things, airspeed, airspeed, airspeed". He was indeed magnanamous, and one heck of a pilot.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 08, 2018 1:23 PM

GMorrison

Now that Airfix has released a better Valiant, and a better Victor, how about an improved Vulcan?

 

It would not surprise me if Airfix are working on that right now, people have been asking for a new Vulcan for a while. My guess is it will be out in time for 2022.

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Posted by BrynnWryttur on Thursday, March 08, 2018 1:27 PM

I'd also like to see a good 1/48 P-38 lightning, 1/48 AH-G Cobra, 1/48 B-26B Marauder, and 1/48 BV 138. I think the Cobra would be the greatest! :)

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, March 08, 2018 1:48 PM

Bish

 

 
GMorrison

Now that Airfix has released a better Valiant, and a better Victor, how about an improved Vulcan?

 

 

 

It would not surprise me if Airfix are working on that right now, people have been asking for a new Vulcan for a while. My guess is it will be out in time for 2022.

 

More like 2032, the 50th Anniversary of the Falklands War.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 08, 2018 1:55 PM

qlabs

Hi everyone, I'm wondering what's on your aircraft never been made or out of production wishlist?

I'm starting an injection molding business and am just about ready to do an inital run of my first aircraft, a Pietenpol Air Camper. I'll post up details on where to get it when it's available.
I'm looking at what I can do next and am looking for something that either hasn't been done before or something that is no longer available that could use a new modern production kit. So I figured what better place to find out than here. Bring what everyone wants to life.

Leave a reply and let me know what's your must have kits that either aren't made or aren't in production/hard to find/old bad kits and I'll add it to the list.
If one seems doable and gets a lot of comments asking for it I'll make a design for it and it'll go off to be milled and molded.

Cheers,
Q

So, you must be independently wealthy, to start up an injection-molding business.

OK, you're asking for kits we'd like to see.

A C-46, a B-32, and a B-18, all in 1/48 scale.

 

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Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, March 08, 2018 2:00 PM

So many civilian airplanes of decades ago are being forgotten today, they contributed so much to modern aviation development, it would be great to have models of them now.

Howard DGA

Stinson Reliant

Any of the Waco biplanes

Cessna 195

Fairchild 24, (radial and inline engines)

Curtis Robin

There are several more, for their time they performed well and were made with reliable structural strength. Classic airframes that "just looked right."

Here's hoping.

 

 

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 08, 2018 2:03 PM

PFJN

...Additionally, I just stumbled across another prototype yesterday called the Gregor FDB-1 that could also be interesting, just because its kind of different.

FDB

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Car_and_Foundry_FDB-1

Pat

Yeah, that would be cool to see as a whiffer in USN yellow wings markings.  Interesting story behind that one, but ultimately a design that was obsolete on the drawing board.

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Posted by learmech on Thursday, March 08, 2018 2:16 PM
I agre with the new tool B-26 Marauder in 1/48. Would also like to see a 1/48 C-46.
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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 08, 2018 2:25 PM

GMorrison
 
Bish

 

 
GMorrison

Now that Airfix has released a better Valiant, and a better Victor, how about an improved Vulcan?

 

 

 

It would not surprise me if Airfix are working on that right now, people have been asking for a new Vulcan for a while. My guess is it will be out in time for 2022.

 

 

 

More like 2032, the 50th Anniversary of the Falklands War.

 

 

I don't think they will wait that long. The new Victor K.2 due out in June includes markings for Black Buck, they already have the new tooled Sea Harrier and Harrier GR.3 which already have sutable markings so would be easy re-releases. The 40th anniversary is just begging for a new tooled Vulcan.

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Posted by MKelley on Thursday, March 08, 2018 4:53 PM

1/48th B-47 and a 1/48th B-66. Someone mentioned the B-45 that would be one that I would get. 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 09, 2018 6:46 AM

rangerj

 

Winny Mae and the Earhart Vega and Model 10. The flying boats from Boing and Sikorski,aka the "China Clippers". A 1/32nd scale Jenny and a few other 1/32 scale "yellow wings" from the "golden age of aviation". 

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The Boeing clipper is available from Minicraft.  A so-so kit but it can be built into a decent model.  I sure second the Jenny!  Only kits I know of now are 1:72 and Lindberg's sorta Jenny in 1:48.  A 1:32 version (if it is accurate) would be great!

 

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Posted by deattilio on Friday, March 09, 2018 7:31 AM

qlabs

Can you give me some examples of any specific air tankers? 

 

Got one for you.  I've been trying to cobble/kitbash an overlooked bird that is proving to be a real bear and I much would prefer a kit out of the box vice all the puttying and cursing.

1/144 B-50 Superfortress.  

In addition to the refueling variant, there was also weather, reconnaisance and of course the bomber variants.

 

 

 

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Posted by qlabs on Friday, March 09, 2018 9:59 AM

Wow, I'm not sure I expected this level of response. Fantastic!
Thanks all, some really grerat suggestions and I'm starting to see some trends.

I now have 2 and soon to be 3 CAD designers working for me, I'll post some links to the website once it's all completed to show some of the designs.
Right now we have a Pietenpol in 1/32 under development.

Here are the top requested planes off the growing list just from this thread. It'll get cross referenced to a few other lists I have and put up for a poll when done. But here are the top contenders from you guys. Once we do a design we can do any scale, for big aircraft like bombers I don't think I'll exceed 1/48 scale. I don't even want to think how big a 1/32 scale B-32 would be! Let alone the cost!

Martin B-26 Marauder1/48 & 1/72

Lockheed P-38 Lightning1/48 & 1/72

Curtiss C-46 Commando1/48 & 1/72

Aero Commander – Bob Hooover Markings1/48 & 1/32

Consolidated B-32 Dominator1/48 & 1/72

Oddly enough I came across two of these in 1/72 the other day that were very old, Frog kits I believe, at a local IPMS meeting and then down at Value Village. The Aero Commander and the B-26. They were pretty rough though. Something that could definately use some new tooling that's for sure. The Aero was snagged before I got my hands on it and the B-26 was incomplete.


I also picked up a few old gems to one day build. Few dollars a kit.

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Posted by GAF on Friday, March 09, 2018 12:57 PM

qlabs

Wow, I'm not sure I expected this level of response. Fantastic!
Thanks all, some really grerat suggestions and I'm starting to see some trends.

I now have 2 and soon to be 3 CAD designers working for me, I'll post some links to the website once it's all completed to show some of the designs.
Right now we have a Pietenpol in 1/32 under development.

Here are the top requested planes off the growing list just from this thread. It'll get cross referenced to a few other lists I have and put up for a poll when done. But here are the top contenders from you guys. Once we do a design we can do any scale, for big aircraft like bombers I don't think I'll exceed 1/48 scale. I don't even want to think how big a 1/32 scale B-32 would be! Let alone the cost!

Martin B-26 Marauder1/48 & 1/72

Lockheed P-38 Lightning1/48 & 1/72

Curtiss C-46 Commando1/48 & 1/72

Aero Commander – Bob Hooover Markings1/48 & 1/32

Consolidated B-32 Dominator1/48 & 1/72

Cheers!

 
qlabs,
 
I think your first three choices will pay for themselves if you can do good, quality casting (especially that P-38) that will go together easily.  The last two I view as not exactly high on a wish list.  Just not a big market for them.  The popular aircraft will pay the bills.  Perhaps a new tooled B-17E?
 
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Posted by fritzthefox on Friday, March 09, 2018 9:51 PM

I second the vote for a good 1/48th scale Twin Mustang. I would also like to see a 1/48th scale A-10 that is worthy of the planes popularity. Four 1/48th A-10's on the market, and none of them make an accurate hog out of the box. 

 

Would also like to see more 1/48th scale pilot figures for the cockpit. 

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Posted by murph on Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:28 AM

A 48th scale F-86E Sabre / Canadair Sabre 2 with the "V" shaped front windscreen and wing flaps.  A 32nd scale of this icon, with similar options, would be nice too.

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:43 AM

After flying on EAA's Ford yesterday (see my thread up in the Ready Room), I'd like to see a good 1/48 scale Ford Trimotor with a number of options for markings. I know Monogram offers the Ford in 1/72 scale, but that's just too small for my old eyes and nubby fingertips.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:46 PM

Another civilian aircraft that would make a nice model would be the Cessna 310,circa 1950's.  It's a low wing, light twin, with wingtip fuel tanks.

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Posted by rangerj on Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:12 PM

Ditto the Ford Tri-motor in 1/32nd scale. I got to fly in one when they were doing the Lake Erie Islands and it was an experience. I would also like to see a nice Bell X-5 in 1/48th or 1/32nd scale. This was developed from the Messerschmit P1011 if I recall correctly. It is the first "swing-wing" (variable geometry)aircraft that I know of.

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Posted by SteveCB on Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:48 PM

I'll second the B-47, multiple variants, in 1/48 and 1/72.  Also F-111 in all variants A-G, plus the Sparvark and FB-111.  1/48 and 1/72

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, March 11, 2018 11:00 AM

How about an F7U Cutlass in 1:48.  Only one I know of is the Lindberg, and the subject cries out for something better.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:12 PM

Don Stauffer

How about an F7U Cutlass in 1:48.  Only one I know of is the Lindberg, and the subject cries out for something better.

 

 

There is also one by Hobbycraft for certain. And I believe there is a resin one by Collect-aire. But yes, a nice, new tool and affordably priced Cutlass would be nice!

 

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Posted by seasick on Sunday, March 11, 2018 4:37 PM

The Lindbergh F7U was in 1/60 IIRC.

As far as retooling a kit, I've always thought that there are a lot of kits out there that only need some modification and if instead of a resin set a single sprue set of replacement parts could be produced to be shipped with and/or sold aftermarket to modify the existing kit.

The first that comes to mind is the 1/72 scale B-52D kit. A single sprue with a bomb bay, bombs, and a few other detail parts would be nice. 

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Posted by seasick on Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:14 PM

goldhammer
IIRC the YF-17 was done in styrene, have seen it around once in awhile.  By Revelle I think.

Do you know what scale it's in?

 

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Posted by seasick on Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:25 PM

The Me p1011 never left prototype stage. They didn't solve the wing root problem.

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:37 PM

Never paid attention, but I think maybe 1/48 from what I remember of the size of the box.  Haven't seen it for around 8-10 years

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:53 AM

Another possibility could be the Martin Sea Master.  Was leaps and bounds ahead of it's time. - 1/72, in 1/48 would be a monster.  Sadly no examples left, doubt much of specs either from what I've read.

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Posted by ps1scw on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:03 AM

1/32 PB4Y-2 Privateer

1/48 B-25D

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:10 AM

goldhammer

Another possibility could be the Martin Sea Master.  Was leaps and bounds ahead of it's time. - 1/72, in 1/48 would be a monster.  Sadly no examples left, doubt much of specs either from what I've read.

 

Mach 2 does a 72nd kit. Saw one built up a few weeks back, it is a biggy. Would be nice if a more mainstream company did one.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:38 PM

seasick

 goldhammer

IIRC the YF-17 was done in styrene, have seen it around once in awhile.  By Revell I think.

 

Do you know what scale it's in?

 

 

The only one I know of is in resin from Anigrand.

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Posted by WZ2 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:21 PM

I'm goin' in - I'll say a 1/48 B52 and Peacemaker.  Need to build a bigger house !!!

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:59 PM

I was going through Route62's mega-stash earlier today. Last month I got a 1/48 scale B-24D from him and today I was looking at the Revell 1/48 scale B-17F Memphis Belle kit. I might bring that kit home later, maybe next month. It occurred to me, after the fiasco of trying to build a B-17D in 1/72 scale, that a B-17B/C/D kit in 1/48 scale might be a good deal. With my nubby fingers and old eyes, a 1/48 scale version of these early B-17's would be a lot easier to build than the smaller 1/72 scale.

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Posted by rangerj on Thursday, March 15, 2018 9:50 PM

Back in the late 50s or early 60s Revell did a 1/48th scale F-102 with a lot of moving parts and features, e.g. engine. I would like to see this kit retooled and reproduced again. that goes for the Aurora X-13 kit as well. Anyone know if those molds still exsist?

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Posted by Aggieman on Friday, March 16, 2018 11:53 AM

Would also like to see A F-11 Tiger in 1/48

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, March 16, 2018 3:01 PM

rangerj

Back in the late 50s or early 60s Revell did a 1/48th scale F-102 with a lot of moving parts and features, e.g. engine. I would like to see this kit retooled and reproduced again. that goes for the Aurora X-13 kit as well. Anyone know if those molds still exsist?

The Revell H-282 F-102A kit molds are lost.  I have one in the stash and also the reissue without the ground equipment.  It is 1/49 scale.  I wish the ground equipment set with it were available again, but I would use it with the current F-102 or any other Century Series airplane.  As I did with the F-101B.

I don't know about the X-13 but I'd like to have one to build along with the original kit I have in the stash.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, March 16, 2018 3:35 PM

Okay , you asked for it !

 D.C.6-B , D.C.7C , PiperTri-Pacer ,Piper Tail Dragger ( Just before the Tri -Pacer ) Super"G"Constellation Pan Am Version . Beech Staggerwing and let's see How about A Cessna182 and 180 With and without floats ? How about a Taylorcraft and a Beech Bonanza and and Ercoupe . How about a Beech "Super 18 " twin . And maybe a few " Ag - Cat " farm spray planes . Do you want me to continue ? Here's a good one , a 1954 Stinson Voyager .

 I would like to see the Pipers ( High Wing and Cessna's  ) done in 1/24 /Why ? Well I have built some in paper and with the engines showing  and doors open , and everyone wants to know what they are .I would also like really good De Havilland Beavers and Otters in both twin and single in 1/48 . Darned good planes those . 

 Now here's some modern ones I would like to see .How about a Dassault Aviation Falcon 10 and 20 in 1/48 scale . Fed Ex started with those as their first jets . Besides a salute to a plane that engineering wise is a work of art  . Lears just don't cut it for me .

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, March 16, 2018 3:40 PM

Don ;

 You mean to tell me you haven't nabbed the old Revell one at a vendor at a show .They're Still out there .

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Posted by David2080 on Friday, March 16, 2018 5:35 PM

I would be happy to see the Monogram B52 reissued.  My grandfather bought me one back in the day but i didnt do it justice.

Also would like the Revell 1/48 B-1 reissued.  Missed it last time it came out.

 

New kits, I think we need an updated B-36 Peacemaker in a larger scale, and an updated XB70 Valkyrie.  The sole example at Wright Patterson is one beautiful aircraft

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, March 16, 2018 8:29 PM

David2080

...I think we need an updated B-36 Peacemaker in a larger scale...

Did you know that HpH Models in the Czech Republic issued a 1/48 B-36 kit?  It's fiberglass and resin:

http://www.hphmodels.cz/hph/b-36-peacemaker/?lang=en

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Posted by 40.mm on Sunday, March 18, 2018 5:57 PM
I would love to build an IL-28 Beagle in 1/48th !

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Posted by Putsie on Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:20 PM

Hi folks !

I work in 1/72 scale.  How about some air racers such as the Laird Solution, or Travelaire Mystery Ship.  Injection moulded would be nice.  The resin GeeBee I built was a bear.

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, March 25, 2018 4:08 PM

Geez, I just thought of another good example for 1/48 scale: the North American, and later Ryan, Navion! NAA had hoped the Navion would capture nearly the same excitement of the P-51. So many paint schemes to choose from, military and civilian.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:13 PM

Double post.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:15 PM

Well, there is always the Lindberg kit.  Only took me about 20 years to find one!  And yes, it will need a little rework.  Like windows.  And an interior.

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, March 26, 2018 12:13 PM

Did not know that there was a Navion kit out there.

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Posted by qlabs on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:38 PM

Haven't had a chance to check back in till now.
Some fantastic suggestions and a great discussion. Thanks everyone for chipping in your ideas. I'm adding them all to my ever growing list.

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:38 PM

Geez! Another kit that would be great in 1/48 scale! The XP-40Q. The last of that long line of fighters.

A pretty nice looking fighter plane. I know Planet Models had a resin kit of this airplane years ago. From what I've seen online, if you can find the old Planet kit, it'll cost you close to $90.00. If you can actually find one.

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 9:12 PM

1/48 scale Fanjet Falcon 20. 

1/48 scale Saberliner. 

2 birds my Dad logged many hours in that are limited production out of production kits. 

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Posted by Blackpowder1956 on Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:52 PM

1/48 scale C-123 Provider.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:39 PM

Accurate 1/144 DC-8 or 707

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Posted by Phil_H on Friday, April 27, 2018 12:52 AM

A new Buccaneer in 1/72. All we have are the ancient Revell (ex-Matchbox) and Airfix kits in styrene. There is the Czech Model kit, but something a little more affordable would be nice.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 27, 2018 1:53 AM

Phil_H

A new Buccaneer in 1/72. All we have are the ancient Revell (ex-Matchbox) and Airfix kits in styrene. There is the Czech Model kit, but something a little more affordable would be nice.

 

I'll go for that. Hopefully its on Airfix's to do list, just hope its not to far off.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, April 27, 2018 4:41 AM

Bish

 

 
Phil_H

A new Buccaneer in 1/72. All we have are the ancient Revell (ex-Matchbox) and Airfix kits in styrene. There is the Czech Model kit, but something a little more affordable would be nice.

 

 

 

I'll go for that. Hopefully its on Airfix's to do list, just hope its not to far off.

 

I'll be in line 

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, April 27, 2018 11:58 AM

Did I also suggest in 1/48 scale a Cessna 190/195 Businessliner?

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, April 27, 2018 12:23 PM

GMorrison

Accurate 1/144 DC-8 or 707

 

With the DC-8, maybe have an option to make it into a stretched 8, since alot of us were herded onto one for our SEA vacations.

Second on the 707, was a great bird that ushered in the passenger jet age.  Granddaddy to everything today.

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Posted by ridleusmc on Friday, April 27, 2018 3:59 PM

I'd love an accurate/modern F-100D Super Sabre in 1/48.  I looked at the Trumpeter offering online, but the reviews ripped the kit a new one for accuracy issues.   

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Posted by B-36Andy on Friday, April 27, 2018 8:21 PM

How about the Boeing Dash 80 in any scale! There was a old comet kit of it in the 50s.

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:45 PM

Stuff I'd like to see will probably not sell well, like the Fw Triebflugel, Convair Sea Dart, the M2F2/X-24A&B, the LeDuc ramjets, Nord Griffon II, Snecma C.450, Douglas Skyshark, XB-46/48/51, Hughes XF-11, Vultee XP-54, McDonnel XP-67, Saunders-Roe SRA.1, BAC-221, Bristol T.188, Republic XF-103,  Rockwell XFV-12A, RB-57F, and those wacky tilt rotors like the X-22, XC-124, and XV-15, all in 1/72.  These look like candidates for MPM or Meng.

Stuff I think might sell include P-82 Twin Mustang, B-26 Marauder, A-26K Counter Invader, Canberra/B-57 series, Saab Viggen, SR-71 series, U-2 series, all in 1/48.  The CA Canberra is hard to build.  I have one on the SOD and the Airfix one, while easy to build, is Bantha podu.  We could do better than the Tarangus Viggen, and Modelcraft's P-82s, well the less said the better.  The Monogram B-26, Italeri Blackbirds, and Hawk/Italeri U-2s are past their "sell by" dates.  Oh and a 1/72 Vulcan.  Giddiyap Airfix, Trumpeter is up to something here!

Although not on my wish list, we do need modern 1/48 kits of the Kingfisher and B-17.  Plus Hasegawa should revisit their large 1/72 kits like the B-47, P-3 Orion, P2V Neptune, and Marlin, Mavis and Shinmeiwa flying boats with new tools.  Oh yeah, and where is the modern 1/35 kit of the AH-1G Vietnam-era Cobra?  I thought that a strange omission, considering it was the first of the purpose designed gunship helicopters to go into action.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 28, 2018 1:28 PM

Real, Huma did a 1/72nd Triebflugel. If you can get hold of one, its not to bad a kit. Would be nice to see some one like Special Hobby or RS do one though.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:03 PM

Mach 2 made a pretty decent A2D. In fact it's one of their better kits.

If you can find one it's worth building.

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:52 PM

Bish - Yeah the Huma Triebflugel was the first limited run kit I built, and it was shockingly bad!  But it was the start of my Luftwaffe 1946 craze, before it became mainstream.  But I want a new, modern Triebflugel for the masses to enjoy!  Amusing Hobby announced a new 1/48 injection kit this year, but I want one in the "official" Luft 1946 scale.  Smile

GMorrison, I have a number of Mach Poo kits, and I do not wish to add another!  I'd like someone else to do kits in their catalog, to a modern standard.  A lot of subjects I want are in their range, but in all the years in existence they have not really improved. You are brave and quite skilled to finish a Mach Poo kit!

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:10 PM

I actually rather liked the Huma kit. Had to through in some AM for the pit, but i thought it built up nicley for a Huma kit. But ye, a new one would be welcome. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw one at some point.

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Posted by Reasoned on Saturday, April 28, 2018 5:14 PM

Excuse me if already listed:

1/48

Bf 109 (I know right?) A-D "although I hear the new AMG offering is okay"

Do-17Z

Ju-88A-1

P-38 ALL variants

 

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Saturday, April 28, 2018 5:58 PM

I want to see Tamiya quality 1/32 scale civilian aircraft like Cessnas, Beechcraft Bonanzas, Waco's and Staggerwings. 

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, April 29, 2018 4:59 PM

The awesome Rivet Clamp thread reminded me - we need a fresh tool C-130 in 1/72, from A to J and beyond.  You could have a dozen models, each a different version in a different paint scheme flown by different operators.

General aviation planes in 1/32 sounds reasonable, as I feel 1/48 is a little small.  Revell Germany makes gliders in 1/32, so why not?

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Posted by JJFlyer on Sunday, April 29, 2018 7:42 PM

would like to see

1/48 bf-109z

 

1/48 Heinkel Lerche

 

1/48 Blohm & Voss 141

 

a retooling of a 1/48 b24D

 

a 1/48 A4 Skyhawk (uss kitty hawk, Vietnam war groud attacker please)

 

and finally a 1/48 me 163

current projects:

1/48 revell stuka tankbuster

1/48 tamiya F4U-1D

 

on deck:

1/48 revell bf109g10

 

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Posted by JJFlyer on Sunday, April 29, 2018 7:54 PM

oh one I forgot to add was the diamond da40

current projects:

1/48 revell stuka tankbuster

1/48 tamiya F4U-1D

 

on deck:

1/48 revell bf109g10

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, April 30, 2018 2:08 AM

Real G

The awesome Rivet Clamp thread reminded me - we need a fresh tool C-130 in 1/72, from A to J and beyond.  You could have a dozen models, each a different version in a different paint scheme flown by different operators.

General aviation planes in 1/32 sounds reasonable, as I feel 1/48 is a little small.  Revell Germany makes gliders in 1/32, so why not?

 

I agree with you on the C-130. I'd like to do an RAF C4 but just not sure about getting the Italeri kit.

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, April 30, 2018 8:36 AM

B-36Andy

How about the Boeing Dash 80 in any scale! There was a old comet kit of it in the 50s.

 

Been/being restored at Boeing.  So is still around to get data for.

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Posted by German Armour on Monday, April 30, 2018 8:42 AM
I would like, if in production: 1/48 F2G, 1/48 Ta 183, 1/48 Fw 190C, Ha-1112

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Posted by Liegghio on Monday, April 30, 2018 11:07 AM

I didn't run my stopwatch, but I think one of those stretch 8's out of Travis AFB gave me the longest take-off roll of my life  when I was traveling to the SEA War Games, 2nd Place Finish. I think it was actually around 45 seconds. (Although as I say when asked about the outcome: "I don't know what happened, we were still winning when I left.") 

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Posted by Grade on Monday, April 30, 2018 8:39 PM

If we are voting a B-36 Peacemaker is on my wishlist. Don't care what size. I just want one on my shelf. B-1 is another close contender as I haven't found many at my normal venues. Best of luck on your business venture either way though!

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Posted by German Armour on Monday, April 30, 2018 8:43 PM
Add to the list P-40Q.

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Posted by F-8fanatic on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 9:12 PM

Don't see it mentioned anywhere, but a larger scale OV-1 Mohawk would be a MASSIVE opportunity for show-stopping cockpit mods, and more.  Did anyone ever make an OV-1 in any scale?  I do not recall ever seeing one.  I'm a fan of the O-birds, and now that we have a decent OV-10, a 1/32 scale Mohawk would pair up nicely.  

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 9:16 PM

F-8fanatic

Don't see it mentioned anywhere, but a larger scale OV-1 Mohawk would be a MASSIVE opportunity for show-stopping cockpit mods, and more.  Did anyone ever make an OV-1 in any scale?  I do not recall ever seeing one.  I'm a fan of the O-birds, and now that we have a decent OV-10, a 1/32 scale Mohawk would pair up nicely.  

 

Roden does the OV-1 family in 1/48. I have the OV-1A in my stash but haven’t built it yet. Looks good in the box. I can’t comment about fit.

 

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Posted by F-8fanatic on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 7:56 AM

How about a 1/32 scale RF-101C?  That would be sweet, and would probably sell well.  It's a well enough known subject but underrepresented in plastic modeling.  I'd love to have one to put next to the 32 scale RF-4.  Even a good 1/48 scale kit would be great, as I hear the Kitty Hawk kit is a real bear to put together. 

The F-4D Skyray in 1/32 would be cool too.

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Posted by Blackpowder1956 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 11:25 AM

How about a decent 1/48 scale B-45? The 1/72nd scale Mach 2 kit is sorely lacking.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 11:35 AM

A new tool 1/48 F11F Tiger. 

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:13 PM

A good 1/48 H-43 Pedro helicopter, hu-16 Albatross, YO-3, TF-102, and a RF-101C.

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Posted by DesTROYer on Monday, May 07, 2018 7:08 PM

Easy, 1/32 F-111C 

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Monday, May 07, 2018 9:10 PM

I'll throw my 2 cents worth in.

All 1/48, unless noted.

Vietnam vintage OH-58, OH-6 and AH-1 Cobra

OH-58D and the AH-6 Little Bird

FH-1 Phantom

F-84F

F2H Banshee

A4M Marine Skyhawk

A new F-7U Cutlass

C-46 commando

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 1:55 AM

DesTROYer

Easy, 1/32 F-111C 

 

Now that would be a beast, be nice though. Some new 72nd 111's would be welcome, the hase kits are not easy to find.

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 9:40 PM

I'd like to see a De Haviland Puss Moth in 1/72. I have the Guillows stick and tissue kit, but something smaller in plastic would be great. 

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Posted by F-8fanatic on Saturday, May 12, 2018 1:05 PM
I'd jump on big time for a 1/32 F-111. I was also about to say that a 1/32 F7F Tigercat would be really nice....then, I saw the HPH offering on ebay for $417......!!!!! WOW....guess I won't be building that one for some time.....
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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:27 AM

Did I mention earlier: a good P-51H in 1/48 scale?

OK. On the bench:

MENG 1/48 F-35A dedicated to my late brother Buzz.

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Posted by JJFlyer on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:56 AM

Grade

If we are voting a B-36 Peacemaker is on my wishlist. Don't care what size. I just want one on my shelf. B-1 is another close contender as I haven't found many at my normal venues. Best of luck on your business venture either way though!

 

 

wonder how big one of those would be in 1/48.

current projects:

1/48 revell stuka tankbuster

1/48 tamiya F4U-1D

 

on deck:

1/48 revell bf109g10

 

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:38 PM

JJFlyer
 
Grade

If we are voting a B-36 Peacemaker is on my wishlist. Don't care what size. I just want one on my shelf. B-1 is another close contender as I haven't found many at my normal venues. Best of luck on your business venture either way though!

wonder how big one of those would be in 1/48.

As I mentioned previously, HpH brought out a 1/48 B-36 last year.  You can see more about it here:

http://www.hphmodels.cz/hph/b-36-peacemaker/?lang=en

It's yooge.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:39 PM

So, what's the status of this project?  The last update that talked about any action was back on March 9-some CAD designers were beginning to work on designs.  How far are you from producing sprues?

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, May 25, 2018 9:23 AM
A family of P/F-82 Twin Mustangs. 48th and 72nd

 

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, May 25, 2018 3:16 PM

Hi,

I ran across something on the internet today that I had about before but forgot about till now, the Goodyear Inflatoplane:

AO-2

AO-3

As I understand it, these planes were originally concieved as a "rescue plane" for downed aviators.

Pat

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, May 25, 2018 6:35 PM

Ya know, I hope that the manufacturers are following this thread...

OK. On the bench:

MENG 1/48 F-35A dedicated to my late brother Buzz.

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Posted by Reasoned on Friday, May 25, 2018 10:58 PM

JJFlyer

 

Grade

If we are voting a B-36 Peacemaker is on my wishlist. Don't care what size. I just want one on my shelf. B-1 is another close contender as I haven't found many at my normal venues. Best of luck on your business venture either way though!

 

 

 

 

wonder how big one of those would be in 1/48.

 

Not sure, but having the 1/72 hanging from my son's BR ceiling I can tell you it would take a significant amount of styrene...and even more patience...a LOT more.

Science is the pursiut of knowledge, faith is the pursuit of wisdom.  Peace be with you.

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:34 PM

fotofrank

Ya know, I hope that the manufacturers are following this thread...

 
There's at least one who should be-the original poster.  He said he is starting up production of injection-molded kits, and so, he created this thread as a poll.  That's why I asked in my latest poll about the status of his project-we haven't heard from him in a while.

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Posted by ridleusmc on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:30 PM

I'd like to see more of the ships of Jutland in 1/350 in plastic.

Seydlitz came out last year from Hobby Boss or Trumpeter.

ICM makes some Konig class battleships.   

I would like to see HMS Iron Duke or HMS Lion.  

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