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  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, March 26, 2018 12:13 PM

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

OK. On the bench:

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

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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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  • From: Winter Park, FL
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.

OK. On the bench:

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

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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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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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  • From: Newington CT
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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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, April 27, 2018 11:58 AM

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

OK. On the bench:

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

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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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  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
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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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
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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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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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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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
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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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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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

 

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

On the Tarmac: 1/48 Revell P-38

In the Hanger: A bunch of kits

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  • From: Washington State
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. 

Cheers, LeeTree Remember, Safety Fast!!!
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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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  • From: Va, USA
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 revell sbd1 dauntless

 

on deck:

1/48 revell bf109g10

1/48 Tamiya f4u-1d 

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  • From: Va, USA
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 revell sbd1 dauntless

 

on deck:

1/48 revell bf109g10

1/48 Tamiya f4u-1d 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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.

First test flight-Johnston rolled it over Lake Washington during SeaFair.

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
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

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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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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    April, 2018
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!

On Bench: Academy T-50B Black Eagle, Minicraft B-52, Academy B-29

Completed: Revell F-105 Thunderstick II, Airfix DeHavilland SeaVixen, Trumpeter MiG-23H

 

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Monday, April 30, 2018 8:43 PM
Add to the list P-40Q.

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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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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