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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.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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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.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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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.

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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!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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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.

Kits
Cheers!

GAF
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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?
 
Oh, and if you need another 3d CAD person who works cheap, let me know! ;-)
 
Gary

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