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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

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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.

John

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