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Your aircraft wishlist that's never been made or out of production?
Posted by qlabs on Monday, March 05, 2018 12:33 PM

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

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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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.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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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:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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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

 

Chris

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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.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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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! 

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

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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.

Mike

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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

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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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 

 

WIP:
School break - hobby on!

 

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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.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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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. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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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....

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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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. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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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)

 

Thanks,

John

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