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Modelling => Ideas & Inspiration => : GTX_Admin December 18, 2011, 04:41:38 AM

: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin December 18, 2011, 04:41:38 AM
Hi folks,

What kits would you like companies to release?

To start with, I would like a 1/48 Ju288 + a 1/48 Tu-2.

What would you like to see?

Regards,

Greg
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: GTX_Admin December 18, 2011, 05:05:39 AM
I would also like someone to release a 1/35 conversion for some of the 140mmm tank prototypes:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/leopard2140mm4fsru1.png)

I would like then to be able to use this to upgun some tanks such as the M1 and Challenger.

Regards,

Greg
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: Jeffry Fontaine December 18, 2011, 05:40:12 AM
Not sure if it is mentioned in any kit review but the HobbyBoss Leopard 2A6 includes two muzzle end pieces for the gun tube.  One of these parts is noticeably larger in diameter than the other but both are still intended to fit on the end of the gun tube.  No idea why it was included in the kit but it is there and not used.  I was under the impression the part might be for a yet to be released variant of the Leopard 2 sometime in the future armed with a 140mm gun.
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: GTX_Admin December 18, 2011, 05:45:56 AM
Not sure if it is mentioned in any kit review but the HobbyBoss Leopard 2A6 includes two muzzle end pieces for the gun tube.  One of these parts is noticeably larger in diameter than the other but both are still intended to fit on the end of the gun tube.  No idea why it was included in the kit but it is there and not used.  I was under the impression the part might be for a yet to be released variant of the Leopard 2 sometime in the future armed with a 140mm gun.

Ok, you have me very, very interested now!
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: GTX_Admin December 18, 2011, 05:47:14 AM
Another to the list:  1/48 Mil Mi-8/17.

I can get one in 1/35 but prefer my aircraft in 1/48.

Regards,

Greg
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: Litvyak December 18, 2011, 05:59:47 AM
Canadair Argus, Bristol Britannia, DHC-7 and Sikosrky CH-178 Cyclone, each in 1/72.
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: Maverick December 18, 2011, 07:14:07 AM
For me, it'd be more exotic 72nd aircraft weapon sets or 35th scale firearm sets in injection plastic. 

There's a vast array of M16/M4 variants out there, for instance, but precious little difference in available weapons.  (Dragon are you listening? - their Quartermaster series are superb).

In a related vein, some modern troopies (also in 35th) other than US. (eg: ADF, Finnish, etc).

Regards,

John
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: tsrjoe December 18, 2011, 08:25:19 PM
 1/72 C.17 Globemaster and Casa C.295  :D
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: Feldmarschall Zod December 19, 2011, 08:15:13 AM
American tanks.
T28
T29
T30

British tanks
TOG 1- A 17lbr tank with a rhomboid suspension. It would be a great what if tank for the Blitzkrieg days.

T17 Autocar cargo halftrack.
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: GTX_Admin December 19, 2011, 11:31:15 AM
How could I forget this one?

How long must we wait to get a 1/48 Su-32/Su-34?  Even a conversion kit would be welcomed!  At this rate I might end up making my own master /moulds...
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: Geoff December 20, 2011, 05:35:06 AM
An injection molded AMX in 1/72nd or 1/48th! :want:
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: Alvis 3.1 December 20, 2011, 03:59:02 PM
A 1/72 Avro Jetliner!

Alvis 3.1
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: Litvyak December 20, 2011, 04:01:38 PM
A 1/72 Avro Jetliner!

Alvis 3.1

That'd rock. Ideally with decal options for TCAL, Northeast and/or TWA (whichever one Hughes owned at the time? I seem to recall reading he wanted the Jetliner...)
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: GTX_Admin December 20, 2011, 04:04:34 PM
TWA.
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: The Big Gimper December 21, 2011, 10:25:11 AM
In 1/72: McDonnell Douglas YC-15, DHC-5D Buffalo, The 4 engine NASA-Boeing QSRA, DHC-7R Ranger, Turbo Beaver, a reboot of the Avro Arrow (and derivatives) and CF-100 by Trumpeter or Hobby Boss.

A nice selection of pylons and hard points for the things that go under the wings.
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: ChernayaAkula December 21, 2011, 10:47:51 AM
I want Revell to release a 1/144 F-16 with all the bells and whistles. After their 1/144 F-14A/B/D, F-15E, F/A-18C/D and F/A-18E (with F and G almost certainly in the making), an F-16 would round out the series rather nicely.  Just 10 days left until the news for 2012 are announced on modellversium.de but I'm not exactly holding my breath just yet.

And I want Revell to do a 1/72 F-15E. After Fujimi effed up their chance (is actually a 1/67 snap kit), Revell should give it a go.

And a proper 1/72 Su-25 and MiG-29 by Zvezda would also be very nice.  :D

An injection molded AMX in 1/72nd or 1/48th! :want:


Then tell them! HERE'S (http://www.italeri.com/news_scheda.asp?idNews=93) Italeri's survey for 2012! With any luck and if enough of us do it, they might just listen and get a kit out before the type's retired.

 
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([url]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/leopard2140mm4fsru1.png[/url])
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What's that in the upper left of the picture? Some M48/M60 upgrade? At first I though it's the Super M48 upgrade, but it's not.
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: finsrin December 29, 2011, 12:27:07 PM
1/72  Boeing B-15
Sent Airfix a message on that - no reply.
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: GTX_Admin December 29, 2011, 01:41:40 PM
As in this one?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/XB-15_Bomber.jpg)
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: finsrin December 29, 2011, 01:50:11 PM
Right - that is the B-15.
Modernize with at least B-29 or B-50 engines and gun turrets.
Maybe turn it into an ALCM launch platform.

Bill
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: fulcrum December 29, 2011, 03:07:51 PM
A 1:72 Mig-29M model with both western/american & russian weapon options.
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: Jeffry Fontaine December 30, 2011, 10:02:08 AM
Boeing Model 314 Clipper (C-98) in 1/48th scale would be nice. 

Click image for larger view
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/Boeing_314_in_flight_c1941.jpg/800px-Boeing_314_in_flight_c1941.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Boeing_314_in_flight_c1941.jpg)
(Image source: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)/US Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3b37576/))
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: GTX_Admin December 30, 2011, 11:00:17 AM
Boeing Model 314 Clipper (C-98) in 1/48th scale would be nice. 

Oh...yes please! ;D
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: Jeffry Fontaine December 30, 2011, 11:19:35 AM
Boeing Model 314 Clipper (C-98) in 1/48th scale would be nice. 

Oh...yes please! ;D

In a town called Poulsbo which is located a few miles north of where I live is a tourist focused gift shop that has some interesting things.  One of which is a metal 1/48th scale model Boeing 314 with a huge price tag affixed to it.  While it would be tempting to acquire the model, I can not justify paying that much money for a model airplane. 

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

1/48th scale F-86H molded in plastic and not resin.
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: ChernayaAkula January 01, 2012, 08:08:59 AM
I want Revell to release a 1/144 F-16 with all the bells and whistles. After their 1/144 F-14A/B/D, F-15E, F/A-18C/D and F/A-18E (with F and G almost certainly in the making), an F-16 would round out the series rather nicely.  Just 10 days left until the news for 2012 are announced on modellversium.de but I'm not exactly holding my breath just yet.

And I want Revell to do a 1/72 F-15E. After Fujimi effed up their chance (is actually a 1/67 snap kit), Revell should give it a go.

And a proper 1/72 Su-25 and MiG-29 by Zvezda would also be very nice.  :D


THAT'S (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=235.0) one off ze list!   :D
Didn't work out for the 1/72 F-15E, though. Boo!   >:(
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: Jeffry Fontaine January 02, 2012, 10:08:31 AM
1/48th scale North American A-2 (AJ) Savage would be nice...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7c/AJ-1_in_flight_over_California_1950.jpg/300px-AJ-1_in_flight_over_California_1950.jpg)
Link to larger image (http://collections.naval.aviation.museum/emuwebdoncoms/pages/common/imagedisplay.php?irn=16007996&reftable=ecatalogue&refirn=16002493)
(image source Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)/U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3218 (http://)

Wikipedia - North American AJ (A-2) Savage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_AJ_Savage)
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: GTX_Admin January 02, 2012, 12:11:28 PM
Well Collect-Aire did have one out but those are rarer then Hen's teeth and you have to be willing to part with part of your anatomy to buy one when they do become available.  A new, injection moulded one would certainly be nice.
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: GTX_Admin January 02, 2012, 12:18:26 PM
Another I would like in either kit or conversion form would be a 1/35 Air Defense Anti-Tank System (ADATS) system:

(http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/adats-69.jpg)
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: Jeffry Fontaine January 02, 2012, 01:57:43 PM
Well Collect-Aire did have one out but those are rarer then Hen's teeth and you have to be willing to part with part of your anatomy to buy one when they do become available.  A new, injection moulded one would certainly be nice.

Given the option to acquire the Collectaire Savage or carve a model of the Savage from a piece of wood, I think the wood carving option would win.
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: Maverick January 02, 2012, 03:34:39 PM
ADATS would be nice, as would many ADV type vehicles.

For me, it remains decent, different 35th scale small arms or a wider variety of troopies in the same scale.

Regards,

John
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: Weaver January 03, 2012, 05:39:18 AM
Boeing Model 314 Clipper (C-98) in 1/48th scale would be nice. 

Do you want to model it or live in it?  ;)

1/72nd AMX

1/76th post war British AFV: FV432, Ferret, Fox, CVR(T) variants other than Scorpion and Scimitar, decent Centurion.

1/600th or 1/700th decent Leander class frigate.

Some more US and Brit paper-plane what-ifs: it seems like a German designer only had to scribble down the results of a bad night after too much beer and a dodgy bratwurst for it to be eagerly kitted, but you only get a smattering of the US and Brit ones that even flew, let alone the pure paper ones.
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: Jeffry Fontaine January 03, 2012, 06:10:50 AM
Boeing Model 314 Clipper (C-98) in 1/48th scale would be nice.
Do you want to model it or live in it?  ;)

Even in 1/48th scale that Model 314 is still small enough in size to fit in the back of my F-150 :)

It would certainly look nice as a Navy Patrol Bomber with the P2B designation all tarted up in the three colour camouflage for the Pacific or maybe in the RAF Coastal Command scheme with markings for some obscure RCAF squadron in the Atlantic.
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: ChernayaAkula January 03, 2012, 07:08:19 AM
1/72nd AMX


Said it before: Tell Italeri! HERE'S (http://www.italeri.com/news_scheda.asp?idNews=95) their survey for 2012!
It seems as if the C-27J turned out to be their best-liked kit of the last year. At least to those who answered their survey (which may or may not be representative of their clients). Which could mean that people interested in modern planes of Italian origin do have some pull.

They even ask which kits they should re-issue. I think I said ESCI AV-8A Harrier, YF-23 and V-22 (all 1/72).
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: GTX_Admin January 04, 2012, 03:42:52 AM
1/48 Ki83 would be nice - I'd even settle for a vacuform one!

(http://www.grumlinas.lt/lektuvai/Mitsubishi_Ki-83.png)
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: finsrin January 04, 2012, 06:10:11 AM
Some bling for the 314 would be two or three Harpoon missiles under each wing and cannons in the nose.
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: GTX_Admin January 04, 2012, 06:23:40 AM

For me, it remains decent, different 35th scale small arms or a wider variety of troopies in the same scale.

Regards,

John

MiAM seems to have some interesting stuff available.


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: Maverick January 04, 2012, 06:48:16 AM
Greg, who is MiAM?  I can't place the acronym and the 'net brings up some odd choices.  That said, I'm assuming they're resin?

Regards,

John
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: GTX_Admin January 04, 2012, 10:36:22 AM
Greg, who is MiAM?  I can't place the acronym and the 'net brings up some odd choices.  That said, I'm assuming they're resin?

Regards,

John


Sorry, my mistake - should have been MAIM (Modern Armies In Minature).  See here:  http://www.modernarmiesinminiatures.de/ (http://www.modernarmiesinminiatures.de/)
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: Maverick January 04, 2012, 10:50:23 AM
Thanks for the correction Greg.  They have some interesting stuff to be sure.

Regards,

John
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: Weaver January 05, 2012, 07:24:56 AM


1/72nd AMX

1/76th post war British AFV: FV432, Ferret, Fox, CVR(T) variants other than Scorpion and Scimitar, decent Centurion.

1/600th or 1/700th decent Leander class frigate.

Some more US and Brit paper-plane what-ifs: it seems like a German designer only had to scribble down the results of a bad night after too much beer and a dodgy bratwurst for it to be eagerly kitted, but you only get a smattering of the US and Brit ones that even flew, let alone the pure paper ones.

ohyeahand...

1/72nd or 1/76th M107 SPG, M110 SPG and M-578. For the puzzled, those are the "naked" predecessors to the M109, in 175mm, 203mm and recovery vehicle versions. I'd like them because they'd make great chassis for all sorts of whiffs, and I was most dischuffed to find they hadn't been kitted.

On the same principle:

1/72nd or 1/76th M18 Hellcat. Strange that this one's never been done in this scale, when Shermans and all the other US tank destroyers have been well covered.
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: GTX_Admin January 05, 2012, 07:16:13 PM
A new 1/48 F-35 to replace the perpetual Panda kits would be nice!
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: Weaver January 05, 2012, 08:20:19 PM
I've just been surprised to find out that there seems to be no kit of the Fw-187 Falke in production at the moment: that definately needs fixing, I mean, it actually flew and entered a (sort of) service!
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: Jeffry Fontaine January 06, 2012, 11:26:50 AM
A new 1/48 F-35 to replace the perpetual Panda kits would be nice!

I recall seeing some images of an F-35 JSF kit that was supposed to have included an engine and a few other features from some company that had displayed it at one of the past toy/hobby shows.  Wonder what happened to that company? 
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: finsrin January 07, 2012, 04:38:48 PM
Kit in 1/72 of whatever this is.
We can bash those original engines outa there and replace with ones from a C-130J or B-50/B-36 or B-52H or ???
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: GTX_Admin January 07, 2012, 05:08:32 PM
It is the Kalinin K-7.  Anigrand do one in 1/144:

http://www.anigrand.com/AA4047_K-7.htm (http://www.anigrand.com/AA4047_K-7.htm)
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: Daryl J. January 08, 2012, 10:51:05 AM
Dear Revell,
Please use your design and tooling team that made your brand new Ventura to do this:

(http://avionswwii.free.fr/images/avions/Handley_Page_Hampden/HandleyPageHampden_5.jpg)

one of these:
(http://content6.flixster.com/question/65/86/94/6586940_std.jpg)

and one of these too:

(http://aeropedia.info/birds/raf/Albemarle-1.jpg)

[Edit.  Thanks Greg]  In 1/48 scale. 
Kind regards,
Dr. J. 
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: GTX_Admin January 08, 2012, 10:53:44 AM
What scale?
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: Jeffry Fontaine January 09, 2012, 04:19:21 AM
What scale?

1/48th scale of course!
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: Daryl J. January 09, 2012, 04:24:25 AM
Heh heh....I went back and edited my post after seeing Greg's inquiry.      8)
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: phantomdriver January 09, 2012, 04:27:43 AM
1/48 Gloster Javelin anyone?
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: nils January 09, 2012, 04:46:39 AM
i would like it if they released an A400M in 1/144, and a C-160 transall (come on revell, stop all the odd scales and do 1/144 already)

i would also like it if Revell re-released the 1/72 Agusta A-109  8)
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: elmayerle January 09, 2012, 07:03:09 AM
In 1/35, a US T92 experimental tank (lost out to what became the M551 when amphibious flotation became a requirement as it was much more compact and "dense").

In 1/72, and possibly 1/48, a conversion kit to do an A3J-1 from an RA-5C.  I agree with the earlier poster who would love to see Italieri re-issue ESCI's 1/72 AV-8A (as well as the Harrier GR.1 and GR.3 variants) and 1/72 V-22.  Beyond that, I'd like to see some good kits of production F-35 variants (Fujimi's F-35B totally neglects the auxiliary inlet doors for v/stol operations).  I'd also love to see in both 1/72 and 1/48 some good weapons sets for European air-launched missiles and similar sets covering Israeli, South African, et al. missiles that just aren't normally covered.
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: beowulf January 09, 2012, 08:20:46 AM
plenty of 1/24 stuff id like to see......astons and jags, a decent mk1 or 2 escort rally car, some Rally Raid trucks (kamaz/tata/iveco etc)

tamiya need to do more 1/12 street bikes.....the cb750/katana/virago/etc have been in the range since Noah thought it looked like it was going to rain.....lots of more current bikes (and i dont mean sports bikes) make good candidates.......modern triumphs and beemers would be nice, harleys are out cos they want too much in royalties but i think revell had the right idea with their kustom choppers range but they could do with being more detailed methinks

airfix need to do the new 1/48 landies in 1/35

aircraft wise i cant think of any thing id really like to see  ;D
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: GTX_Admin January 09, 2012, 05:23:53 PM
Dear Revell,
Please use your design and tooling team that made your brand new Ventura to do this:

([url]http://avionswwii.free.fr/images/avions/Handley_Page_Hampden/HandleyPageHampden_5.jpg[/url])

one of these:
([url]http://content6.flixster.com/question/65/86/94/6586940_std.jpg[/url])

and one of these too:

([url]http://aeropedia.info/birds/raf/Albemarle-1.jpg[/url])

[Edit.  Thanks Greg]  In 1/48 scale. 
Kind regards,
Dr. J.


Fonderie Miniature do the Hampden in 1/48. It is somewhat rare though and thus pricey.

Would definitely also love to see the Albemarle...lot's of potential there!

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: GTX_Admin January 09, 2012, 05:24:52 PM
1/48 Gloster Javelin anyone?

 I have a Vacuumform one from Dynavector.  Would certainly like an injection moulded one!
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: ChernayaAkula January 10, 2012, 11:05:13 AM
In terms of armour, I'd like to see someone do an injection-moulded M103 heavy tank. 1/35 and/or 1/72. Trumpeter?

As far as helicopters go, will anyone please do a decent 1/72 AH-1G Cobra? And would Revell please do a 1/72 Bo 105/PAH-1.
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: Maverick January 10, 2012, 11:18:43 AM
I'd like Airfix (or anyone else for that matter) to do a proper Belvedere along with a new mould Rotodyne.

Regarding armour, I'd like to see some 35th injection SADF stuff (armour, weapons, troopies, wheeled vehicles, etc).

Regards,

John
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: GTX_Admin January 11, 2012, 02:41:03 AM
I'd also love to see in both 1/72 and 1/48 some good weapons sets for European air-launched missiles and similar sets covering Israeli, South African, et al. missiles that just aren't normally covered.

Have you tried some of the Skunk Models Work Shop stuff?  Limited I know, but it does touch on some of this.

Regards,

Greg
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: Stargazer2006 January 11, 2012, 07:21:22 AM
There are just too many types I wish the model companies would release... Now I would rephrase things in a somewhat different way, somehow:

« Dear Model Company, I would like you to stop releasing Spitfires, Mustangs, Hurricanes, B-17s, Me 109s, Fw 190s, Ju 88s, Zeros, and all those aircraft which already exist by the zillions in all their numerous variants. Please do us a favor: go for the unusual, take some risks, make us dream with aircraft that are more rarely seen. All prototypes aside, there have been production aircraft that were great but have too seldom been covered in plastic form. And also do more civilian types. Not every aviation enthusiast is a lover of military types and war... ».
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: GTX_Admin January 11, 2012, 04:06:06 PM
Hear, hear!!!
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: Weaver January 11, 2012, 08:50:14 PM
And also do more civilian types. Not every aviation enthusiast is a lover of military types and war...

And half the fun is turning them into gunships, AWACS and LRMPAs anyway..........  ;)

Seriously, I'd like to see more GA types in 1/72nd, particularly biz jets (surely if luxury cars are "sexy" enough to be modelled then private jets are?)



Posted by: ChernayaAkula
« on: Yesterday at 01:05:13 » Insert Quote
In terms of armour, I'd like to see someone do an injection-moulded M103 heavy tank. 1/35 and/or 1/72. Trumpeter?

Fair point, given the number of "paper panzers" they kit. How about a Conqueror while they're at it? come to think of it, an M103 and a Conqueror would go well in 1/76th alongside Airfix's JS-3...

As far as helicopters go, will anyone please do a decent 1/72 AH-1G Cobra? And would Revell please do a 1/72 Bo 105/PAH-1.

I'm surprised how thin on the ground AH-1G kits are.... As for the Bo-105, open goal: have you seen the scramble when an Airfix one comes up on ebay? :icon_surprised: ???
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: The Big Gimper January 12, 2012, 02:06:27 AM
http://www.italeri.com/news_scheda.asp?idNews=105 (http://www.italeri.com/news_scheda.asp?idNews=105)
http://www.italeri.com/news_scheda.asp?idNews=95 (http://www.italeri.com/news_scheda.asp?idNews=95)

Send your thoughts to: idea@italeri.com

They have 3 questions for you to answer:

1) Which are the three most preferred Italeri kits (based on 2011 catalogue)
1. 1/72 B-58 Hustler
2. 1/72 C-130A Gunship
3. 1/72 Spitfire VI

2) Which are the three model kits you would like to see in our line up in the incoming future.
1. 1/72 Canadair RCAF CP-107 Argus MK.2
2. 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter - Any version
3. 1/72 AH-1G  Huey Gunship

3) Which are the Italeri model kits of the past, not more available for years, that you would like to see once again in the new cataolouge
1. ESCI AV-8A Harrier
2. YF-23 with what-if decals and armament
3. ESCI F-5A/B Freedom Fighter
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: Maverick January 12, 2012, 05:04:40 AM
Given I'm a big fan of Italeri's products, I took the time to answer their questions thusly:

1) Which are the three most preferred Italeri kits (based on 2011 catalogue)
1. 1/72 XB-35
2. 1/35 SLC Maiale
3. 1/35 Biber Midget Sub

2) Which are the three model kits you would like to see in our line up in the incoming future.
1. 1/35 Troops in modern equipment of nations not represented by current manufacturers: eg: Italy / Australia / South Africa / Other European
2. 1/35 Weapon sets of nations not represented by current manufacturers: eg: Beretta / FN Herstal / Denel
3. 1/72 Fiat RS.14

3) Which are the Italeri model kits of the past, not more available for years, that you would like to see once again in the new catalogue.
1. 1/72 Gotha Go-242/244
2. 1/72 Supermodel G.55S Silurante
3. 1/72 AC-119K Stinger

Regards,

John
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Paul Wagner January 12, 2012, 11:10:53 AM
Tying in with this thread: http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=168.0 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=168.0)

...could we ask for a box of 1/72 pilots? The crew figures (in those italeri kits that have them) are excellent - so how about a big box of 1-piece, mixed era pilots?

Paul
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine January 21, 2012, 11:28:26 AM
1/48th scale injection molded plastic F2H3 (F-2C) Banshee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_F2H_Banshee).

1/48th scale injection molded plastic XP-67 "Moonbat" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_XP-67)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin January 21, 2012, 11:40:08 AM
1/48th scale injection molded plastic F2H3 (F-2C) Banshee ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_F2H_Banshee[/url]).


Well that's odd, I thought there was one already.  I just did a search though and can't seem to find one.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine January 21, 2012, 12:01:20 PM
1/48th scale injection molded plastic F2H3 (F-2C) Banshee ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_F2H_Banshee[/url]).


Well that's odd, I thought there was one already.  I just did a search though and can't seem to find one.


Colle˘taire has a couple of very expen$ive re$in Ban$h˘˘ kit$.

Hawk Models produced a very basic F2H-2 Banshee in 1/48th scale back in the good old days.  This was released again under the Testor's brand name and has been out of production for a very long time.

Don Fogal's Hawk (Testor's) F2H-2 Banshee at Hyperscale (http://hyperscale.com/2007/features/f2h2df_1.htm).
Steve Mesner's Hawk (Testor's) F2H-2 Banshee at Modeling Madness (http://modelingmadness.com/reviews/korean/mesnerf2h.htm)


Additional Banshee references:

Greg Goebel's Air Vectores: The McDonnell FH-1 Phantom & F2H Banshee (http://www.vectorsite.net/avbansh.html)
PDF File from Navy Historical Center: F2H-2 Standard Aircraft Characteristics (http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/hist-ac/f2h-2.pdf)
Joe Baugher's page on the F2H Banshee (http://home.att.net/~Historyworld/F2H.html)
Wikipedia: F2H Banshee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F2H_Banshee)
Boeing-MDD page on the F2H Banshee (http://www.boeing.com/history/mdc/banshee.htm)
Collect-Aire Resin's 1/48 Scale F2H-3/4 Banshee built by Fotios Rouch (http://hsfeatures.com/f2h34bansheefr_1.htm)
Three-view drawing of F2H-4 Banshee (1660 x 1130) (http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/usa/mcdonnel_banshee.gif) from the F2H Banshee page at the Virtual Aircraft Museum (http://www.aviastar.org/air/usa/mcdonnel_banshee.php)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin January 21, 2012, 12:07:23 PM
Must be the Testors one I am thinking of - glad I'm not going madder :-\
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin January 21, 2012, 12:18:26 PM
Would also love to see a 1/48 Bristol Beaufort:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Bristol_Beauforts_217_Squadron_in_flight.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. January 21, 2012, 12:35:14 PM

Would also love to see a 1/48 Bristol Beaufort:


This indeed.   
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Weaver January 22, 2012, 02:08:28 AM
How about an F-101A Voodoo in 1/72nd scale?


(Yes I know you can get a conversion, but I just want an easy option damn it!  ;))
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: The Big Gimper January 22, 2012, 08:18:45 PM
Bristol Beaufighter in 1/72 SVP. The Hase`s are selling for crazy prices on Ebay.

Maybe during a long weekend just after closing,  Dragon, Fujimi or Trumpeter could send some Modeling savvy Ninja`s into the Hasegawa factory, drop in via the sky lights, break into the secret room which has non-prod molds, steal the molds, and escape leaving no sign of them ever being there.  Make it modular (noses, engines) and we can get a family portrait.

Also a reboot of the missing fighters: P-35, P-43, XP-50, XP-72.

Oh and anything with contra-props. I just love contra-props.  ;D
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin January 26, 2012, 06:50:20 AM
1/48 Do31:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Dornier_Do_31_in_1968.jpg)

Would look great either in a diorama with a Harrier or possibly as a shipboard aircraft.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin January 26, 2012, 06:52:30 AM
Would also like either a kit or a conversion to allow creation of a 1/48 Mil Mi-24A:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Mil_Mi-24A_Hind.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine January 26, 2012, 11:45:26 AM
1/48 Do31:

Would look great either in a diorama with a Harrier or possibly as a shipboard aircraft.

Sentinel Chicken drew up some really nice Do-31 profiles a few years back.  Wonder if he would be willing to share those here on the forum? 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. January 27, 2012, 11:26:51 AM
A really well made 1/48 Wright Flyer, Bleriot, and Six Piston Merlinsyde would be great.   
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: jcf January 28, 2012, 05:24:27 AM
A really well made 1/48 Wright Flyer, Bleriot, and Six Piston Merlinsyde would be great.   

Which Bleriot?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin January 28, 2012, 01:41:47 PM
1/72 WW2 destroyer escort.  The two five inch gun version.  And yes it is long at 4ft 3in. 
May not be enough buyers out in model land to justify it.  However there would be market for at least one kit --- me.
Bill
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChernayaAkula January 28, 2012, 02:10:53 PM
Ship-wise, I'd like to see a new 1/700 HMS Rodney and Nelson. Surely there must be a market for that!
And an angled-deck Essex for operations off the coast of Vietnam. Crusaders, Skyhawks, Skyraiders,....
And some more Cold War and contemporary Russian stuff in 1/700. Would be neat if Trumpeter scaled down some of their 1/350 Russian destroyers.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. January 29, 2012, 02:17:44 PM
Which Bleriot?

XI


Dear Mr. Tamiya,
Please produce a Bristol Beaufighter in 1/72 scale and a Bristol Blenheim series and Beaufort series in 1/48 as well.   
Kindly,
Doc
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin February 02, 2012, 05:58:31 AM
Barling bomber in 1/72. 
So I can upgrade it, starting with the engines.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: jcf February 02, 2012, 06:09:57 AM
...upgrade it ...
I think you'd be more into the realm of redesign with that drut.  ;D
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 02, 2012, 09:29:32 AM
1/48 HAL HF-24 Marut...even a Vacuform would be acceptable!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: elmayerle February 02, 2012, 11:07:52 AM
1/48 HAL HF-24 Marut...even a Vacuform would be acceptable!
Once upon a time there was one.  I think Squadron may have also done a resin one.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 02, 2012, 01:52:29 PM
1/48 HAL HF-24 Marut...even a Vacuform would be acceptable!
Once upon a time there was one.  I think Squadron may have also done a resin one.

Ok, I will have to redouble my search efforts.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: elmayerle February 03, 2012, 12:24:00 PM
If we're going with stuff that's like to appear only in resin and/or vacform, I'd love to see a Helwan Ha-300 in any form.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: elmayerle February 03, 2012, 12:48:33 PM
The resin HF-24 was by Alliance Models.  Here's a review: http://www.internetmodeler.com/2001/august/first-looks/alliance_marut.htm (http://www.internetmodeler.com/2001/august/first-looks/alliance_marut.htm)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin February 16, 2012, 03:32:39 PM
Plastic 1/72 F-90.    Fair price not in resin unlike it is today.
Love to see one fly with two F-404s onboard.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Stargazer2006 February 16, 2012, 05:01:43 PM
I would LOVE a 1:48 model of the General Aviation GA-43 "Clark Airliner"!!!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 February 17, 2012, 12:36:57 AM
1/48 HAL HF-24 Marut...even a Vacuform would be acceptable!
Once upon a time there was one.  I think Squadron may have also done a resin one.

Ok, I will have to redouble my search efforts.

Looking in the PAK-20 book, it doesn't list a 1/48 kit of it Greg (two 1/72 kits though, Alliance and Warrior).  Of course that doesn't mean there wasn't one, just that the author never came across or heard of one.  Also as I don't have the Amendment Issues Books of this book I couldn't say if he ever did find one.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 February 17, 2012, 12:42:14 AM
I would LOVE a 1:48 model of the General Aviation GA-43 "Clark Airliner"!!!

There is 1 /72 kit of it:

Here's a list of Execuform kits which are available now (Moderator, if this is the wrong place for this please move it)

HERRILL’S EXECUFORM: mandmherrill@verizon.net; 760-961-6937

EXECUFORM KIT PRICE LIST, effective January 2010

Barkley-Grow T8P-1 ----------------   $17 
Beech A-10        -----------------   $14   
Beech Starship 1  -----------------   $15 
Bell XFL-1   ----------------------   $11 
Bristol Brabazon   ----------------  *$85 (available Apr.’10)
Columbia XJL-1 (amphibian)   ------   $16 (in 1/48 @ $28) 
Convair 240; 340/580 series   -----   $29 ea. 
Convair Seadart    ----------------   $ll 
Curtiss XP-31    ------------------   $ll 
Curtiss SNC-1        --------------   $11
Curtiss XP-46     -----------------   $12 
Douglas DC-4 (1/48 only)     ------   $55
Douglas 0-46     ------------------   $13 
Douglas DC-5    -------------------   $20 
Douglas XB-42; Douglas XB-43  -----   $16 ea.
Fairchild AT-21  ------------------   $15
Fairchild Super 71 (Canada, floats)   $25 (available July’10) 
Fokker F-32   ---------------------   $28 
General Aviation AF-15  -----------   $19
General Aviation GA-43 ------------   $15 
Hall XPTBH-2   --------------------   $20
Hughes Flying Boat    ------------- *$185
Lockheed XC-35   ------------------   $16 
Lockheed XP-58   ------------------   $18 
Northrop Alpha      ---------------   $16 
North American XB-28    -----------   $28
Pander S.4 (3-engine mail plane)---   $25 
Ryan FR-1; Ryan X-13   ------------   $11 ea.
Saunders Roe Princess  ------------  *$65 
Seversky BT-8  --------------------   $13 
Spartan 7W  -----------------------   $14 
Stinson SR-10/AT-19; Stinson L-1---   $14 ea.
Stinson 108   ---------------------   $14 
Timm N2T-1   ----------------------   $14 
Vultee V-1A; Vultee V-11/A-19  ----   $15 ea. 
Waco UC-72 ------------------------   $12 
XC-47C/Glider Conversions   -------   $19 
XC-99 conversion    ---------------  *$35 
RP-38E conversion  ----------------   $25
YRB-49A conversion     ------------   $25
YB-60 (conv. of B-36 to jet power)-  *$45 

Kits contain white and clear moldings, basic 3-view plans,
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 18, 2012, 11:51:36 AM
1/48 Fairey Spearfish would be nice...even in Vacuform...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/Fairey_Spearfish.jpg)
(http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/england/fairey_spearfish.gif)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. March 11, 2012, 02:54:04 PM
Oh that's nice.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. March 11, 2012, 02:55:15 PM
Dear Revell,
Please produce a 1/48 Northrop Alpha and Gamma to the level of your Rafale.
Thanks. 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: upnorth March 12, 2012, 02:29:31 PM
I want me a 1/72 Belphegor!
(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/la/m15/m15-3.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin March 12, 2012, 02:51:25 PM
That needs floats...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin March 12, 2012, 03:25:11 PM
YES - 1/72 Belphegor.   I second that.
Fix it up for ground attack.  In spirit of A-10, A-37, and such.....
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Frank3k March 13, 2012, 11:17:21 AM
With our luck, A-Model will put it out in styrene and we'll be sorry...

Why a single jet/turbofan on a cropduster? A turboprop might be more efficient at the low altitudes that this abomination (but in a good way!) flies.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Stargazer2006 March 17, 2012, 01:15:40 AM
Don't you dare to call a Myasishchev design an "abomination" in my presence!!!!  :icon_swat: :icon_twisted: :icon_punal: LOL
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: upnorth March 17, 2012, 06:22:09 PM
Don't you dare to call a Myasishchev design an "abomination" in my presence!!!!  :icon_swat: :icon_twisted: :icon_punal: LOL

The Belphegor isn't Myasishchev at all, if that's what you're refering to. It was PZL all the way.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Stargazer2006 March 18, 2012, 01:58:01 AM
The Belphegor isn't Myasishchev at all, if that's what you're refering to. It was PZL all the way.

I'm afraid you are sorely mistaken on this one. Only the Lala-1 demonstrator was a pure Polish product. Wikipedia says:

The Mielec M-15 was (...) manufactured by PZL Mielec in Poland for the USSR agricultural aviation.

That  says that PZL built it, NOT that they designed it! IT also says:

"The Soviet side insisted on using a jet engine in a new plane, and also participated in the design process."

Myasishchev was involved in the design process, hence the "M-15" designation.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine March 21, 2012, 12:10:03 AM
F-86H Sabre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_F-86_Sabre) and CAC CA-27 Sabre (aka Avon Sabre) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAC_Sabre) in 1/48th scale.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 March 21, 2012, 01:26:34 AM
CAC CA-27 Sabre (aka Avon Sabre) ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAC_Sabre[/url]) in 1/48th scale.


This work for you Jeff

http://www.hpmhobbies.com/products/High-Planes-CAC-%27Avon%27-Sabre-complete-kit-%28Kit-1%3A48%29.html (http://www.hpmhobbies.com/products/High-Planes-CAC-%27Avon%27-Sabre-complete-kit-%28Kit-1%3A48%29.html)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine March 21, 2012, 02:25:06 AM
CAC CA-27 Sabre (aka Avon Sabre) ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAC_Sabre[/url]) in 1/48th scale.
This work for you Jeff

[url]http://www.hpmhobbies.com/products/High-Planes-CAC-%27Avon%27-Sabre-complete-kit-%28Kit-1%3A48%29.html[/url] ([url]http://www.hpmhobbies.com/products/High-Planes-CAC-%27Avon%27-Sabre-complete-kit-%28Kit-1%3A48%29.html[/url])


Almost but not quite.  It is a conversion kit and not a complete kit in a box.  Oddly enough, I have a resin 1/32nd scale CAC CA-27 Sabre conversion that I found in the bargain box at Discount Models in Tacoma (University Place) several years ago.  It along with one of my Hasegawa 1/32nd scale F-86 kits will hopefully see it converted to the CA-27 unless someone offers a complete injection molded plastic kit as an alternative.  I would still prefer an actual kit of the CA-27 over a resin or vacuum formed conversion just for the sake of keeping my sanity. 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 March 21, 2012, 04:44:10 AM

Almost but not quite.  It is a conversion kit and not a complete kit in a box.  Oddly enough, I have a resin 1/32nd scale CAC CA-27 Sabre conversion that I found in the bargain box at Discount Models in Tacoma (University Place) several years ago.  It along with one of my Hasegawa 1/32nd scale F-86 kits will hopefully see it converted to the CA-27 unless someone offers a complete injection molded plastic kit as an alternative.  I would still prefer an actual kit of the CA-27 over a resin or vacuum formed conversion just for the sake of keeping my sanity.

Well it's an new injection fuselage and parts along with a complete Academy F-86
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jacques Deguerre April 12, 2012, 04:20:45 AM
In addition to the US heavy tanks previously mentioned, I would like to see the following, all in 1/35 scale and injection molded:

US T20 medium tank family, especially the T23 VVSS and T23E3(?) with torsion bar suspension. Similarly, the T25 with both HVSS and torsion bar suspension (T25E1?) would be nice.

US/UK T14 assault tank.

The one prototype/ "paper panzer" that seems to have been over-looked is the VK3002(DB), Daimler's very T34-ish Panther prototype.

I know there's a 1/35 scale resin version of the T23 VVSS on the way from Commander Models but I've never been a big fan of resin. The roughly $150 US price tag is also a bit more than I'd like to spend.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: gofy April 12, 2012, 11:19:52 AM
To the folks at Revell Monogram:
1:48 XP-40Q :) :)
1:48 XP-40 ( Belly intake)
1:48 Seafire 47
1:48 MiG 3
1:48 F-35
1:48 Me-309
1:48 Il-2 Sturmovik

??

Mr. Gofy
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. April 12, 2012, 01:30:47 PM
Dear Tamiya,
I would love to have a simple, yet reasonably detailed 1/35 1992 Range Rover LWB, a 2007 Range Rover, a 1994 Defender 110, and a Discovery 2.
Yep I would enjoy that.   
That and a scaled down to 1/48 and 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXc/e.
Kind regards,
A voice in the wilderness
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 12, 2012, 05:11:18 PM
To the folks at Revell Monogram:
1:48 XP-40Q :) :)
1:48 XP-40 ( Belly intake)
1:48 Seafire 47
1:48 MiG 3
1:48 F-35
1:48 Me-309
1:48 Il-2 Sturmovik

??

Mr. Gofy

Any reason why Revell Monogram?  You can get decent kits of most of these from other companies in these scales..except the F-35 that is. :(
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: arkon April 13, 2012, 06:35:35 AM
the USS TEXAS in 1/350 or 1/700. this ship has been in FSM's most wanted list for years but still no one makes one.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin April 13, 2012, 06:45:19 AM
To all model companies.
Any to all of these.

1/72  XP-67
1/72  XB-51
1/72  F-90
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Stargazer2006 April 13, 2012, 07:13:18 AM
To all model companies.
Any to all of these.

1/72  XP-67
1/72  XB-51
1/72  F-90

I wholeheartedly concur with the above. But please, let's toss in the Convair XB-46 for good measure!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 14, 2012, 05:26:26 AM
I've just been surprised to find out that there seems to be no kit of the Fw-187 Falke in production at the moment: that definately needs fixing, I mean, it actually flew and entered a (sort of) service!


MPM/HML did one in 1/48 Resin which can still be found occasionally (I know since I have one):

(http://modelingmadness.com/scotts/axis/previews/mpm/hml002bt.jpg)

I also understand that there are a couple of 1/72 ones produced by various companies.  Although maybe not in production right now, they are still available.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 14, 2012, 05:29:17 AM
I would love a 1/48 Boeing Monomail (the one with the trousers too!):

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/new%20one/221.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 April 14, 2012, 05:51:22 AM
I would love a 1/48 Boeing Monomail (the one with the trousers too!):

([url]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/new%20one/221.jpg[/url])


There was/is one done in 1/72 scale, injection moulded too.  By 299 Models out of the USA
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 14, 2012, 05:53:45 AM
Yeah, but that's 1/72...I know I am a lost cause, but I prefer 1/48 ;)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: gofy April 14, 2012, 07:56:44 AM
To the folks at Revell Monogram:
1:48 XP-40Q :) :)
1:48 XP-40 ( Belly intake)
1:48 Seafire 47
1:48 MiG 3
1:48 F-35
1:48 Me-309
1:48 Il-2 Sturmovik

??

Mr. Gofy

Any reason why Revell Monogram?  You can get decent kits of most of these from other companies in these scales..except the F-35 that is. :(

Revell is fairly cheap at Fred Meyers in Wa.  With the economy, 10$ models are great!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 14, 2012, 08:01:01 AM
Fair enough.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChrisF April 18, 2012, 04:50:00 AM
Dear Tamiya,

Your 1:32 Spitfire and Mustang models are wonderful.... Please pick a Hurricane next.

A MkIID would be especially nice

Chris Ferguson
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine April 18, 2012, 06:59:58 AM
To the folks at Revell Monogram: <snip>
Any reason why Revell Monogram?  You can get decent kits of most of these from other companies in these scales..except the F-35 that is. :(
Revell is fairly cheap at Fred Meyers in Wa.  With the economy, 10$ models are great!

Definitely a very good reason when you are looking at building your project in a larger scale. 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Feldmarschall Zod April 19, 2012, 07:03:01 AM
T28
T29
T30
US built heavy tanks.

M4A1E8 Sherman.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChernayaAkula April 29, 2012, 12:59:39 PM
Trumpeter! A 1/144 Tu-22M Backfire family? And some new Tu-22 Blinders in 1/72 and 1/144? Pretty please!  :icon_meditation:
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin May 30, 2012, 04:34:03 AM

To start with, I would like a 1/48 Tu-2.


Solved - see here (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1441.msg18904#new)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: beowulf May 31, 2012, 04:04:09 AM
vauxhall nova/citreon saxo/ford fiesta/renault clio in 1/24

i have a desire to do a chav mobile/barry boy motah   ;D
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Mick Keenan June 06, 2012, 09:45:17 PM

M4A1E8 Sherman.
x2
Hopefully Tasca will make a large hatch M4A1 soon enough, as they have announced a Hybrid-hull Sherman Firefly a month ago.  Anyways Tamiya has all the parts to make a M4A1E8 in their M1 and M51 kits that came out last year.
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: GTX_Admin August 04, 2012, 05:14:01 AM
A T-46 in 1/48 would be nice...

(http://dc124.4shared.com/img/NsSN1a6l/s7/Fairchild_Republic_T-46_eaglet.jpg)
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: nils August 04, 2012, 07:33:07 PM
i would like a revell 1/144 A400M (and dont point me to the resin ones that cost an arm and a leg)
furthermore, i would like a rerelease of the 1/72 Percival Pembroke (injection kit),
under the re-releases i would like:

Revell:
1/144 NH90
1/144 Hawker Hunter FGA.9
1/72 Agusta A-109
1/72 Sikorsky H-34 (better then the hobbyboss mould)
1/72 Piasecki H-21
1/144 KC-10 Extender
1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak
1/72 Heinkel He162 Volksjager

Airfix:
1/72 S.A.Bulldog
1/144 Nimrod MR.2
1/72 C-130H Hercules

on the new releases (injection molds) i would like:
-F-35A/B/C in all scales
-1/144 Harrier GR1/3
-1/144 C-160 Transall (revell, stop fooling us with the odd scaled ones)
-decent YF-23
-decent MIG-29 and SU-27
-1/144 T50 PAK-FA
-1/72 aermacchi M346
-decent and new 1/72 Alpha Jet and Fouga CM170 Magister
-more 1/72 Luft'46 models (either new molds or re-releases of old revell/dragon boxings)
-new 1/72 scale CF100 Mk.5 (and no hobbycrap, please FTLOG)

list still needs to be filled up.
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: ChernayaAkula August 05, 2012, 02:12:38 AM
^ A friend and I spoke to a Revell representative (their project manager, actually) at a model show and he said that there will be a 1/144 A400M in the future.  :)

I hear you on the 1/144 NH90!  :) Would like to see that one again, too. And their CH-53G/HH-53 in 1/144 (going for silly money on eBay).
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: GTX_Admin August 05, 2012, 02:43:28 AM
Bugger the 1/144 one...I want a 1/48 NH90.  I worked with the helicopter so I deserve it! ;)
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: elmayerle August 06, 2012, 12:21:43 PM
A T-46 in 1/48 would be nice...

([url]http://dc124.4shared.com/img/NsSN1a6l/s7/Fairchild_Republic_T-46_eaglet.jpg[/url])

Yeah, it was a nice and attractive concept but ruined in the execution.  When I was at Northrop, we had some folk who'd worked on the T-46 and there were some real problems that Fairchild's management had ignored or tired to "paper over".  It didn't work.
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: Old Wombat August 17, 2012, 09:56:36 AM
Civilian vehicles (cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, etc.), both modern & historic, in 1:35th scale!!!!!!!! :icon_punal:
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: Jeffry Fontaine August 17, 2012, 10:53:12 AM
Civilian vehicles (cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, etc.), both modern & historic, in 1:35th scale!!!!!!!! :icon_punal:

While not quite 1/35th scale you should be aware that Revell just released their old snap-tite 1/32nd scale cars again.  Camaro, Mustang, and a couple of others.  MSRP was around $9.00 here in the states.  These may have been released originally under the Monogram brand name before Revell bought them out. 
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: apophenia August 17, 2012, 11:05:02 AM
Bugger the 1/144 one...I want a 1/48 NH90.  I worked with the helicopter so I deserve it! ;)

But, of course, the kit with Norwegian decals would be running 6-7 years late  ;D

Does make me wonder though, why aren't airframe makers begging (bribing?) model producers to kit their products? To me, it'd seem like great publicity amongst the taxpayers of potential purchasing nations.
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: GTX_Admin August 17, 2012, 04:41:43 PM

Does make me wonder though, why aren't airframe makers begging (bribing?) model producers to kit their products? To me, it'd seem like great publicity amongst the taxpayers of potential purchasing nations.


To a degree their needs are covered by the display model industry often using wood.  For instance, here's a 1/40 scale display model of the NH90 available for purchase.

(http://planearts.com/images_solo/NH-90%20Solo%201.jpg)
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: ChrisF August 17, 2012, 07:30:40 PM
A new tool Victor ! we have great kits of the Valiant and Vulcan but no Victor now the matchbox one is gone  :/
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: mrvr6 August 18, 2012, 02:24:13 AM
1/48 vulcan
1/32 tsr2

the end
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: Old Wombat August 18, 2012, 02:22:04 PM
Civilian vehicles (cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, etc.), both modern & historic, in 1:35th scale!!!!!!!! :icon_punal:

While not quite 1/35th scale you should be aware that Revell just released their old snap-tite 1/32nd scale cars again.  Camaro, Mustang, and a couple of others.  MSRP was around $9.00 here in the states.  These may have been released originally under the Monogram brand name before Revell bought them out.

I've got a couple of 1:32 cars (Airfix Jag & Aston Martin racing double set) for a post-apocalypse diorama with 1:35 figures but there the scale difference becomes a Whif element in its own right. What I mostly want vehicles for, though, is to put in dio's with my armour & there 1:32 just doesn't cut it, it has to be 1:35 (even if they are Whif scenarios)!  :icon_swat:
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: ChernayaAkula August 27, 2012, 10:18:58 AM
<...>
([url]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/leopard2140mm4fsru1.png[/url])
<...>


What's that in the upper left of the picture? Some M48/M60 upgrade? At first I though it's the Super M48 upgrade, but it's not.


Thanks to the mighty Google, I've found out what it is. It's a Swiss upgrade for their indigenous Pz68 tank, equipping it with a 120mm L/49 gun. I've found only two further pics of this.

(http://www.massimocorner.com/afv/burgdorf/pz68_erpro.jpg)
(http://www.army-guide.com/images/pz68-88_MBT_ksjhfdk1.jpg)
SOURCE (http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/67371-pz-68-erprobungstrager/), with more info HERE (http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product1397.html).
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: Daryl J. October 29, 2012, 01:04:25 PM
It sounds rather simple but a 1:48 Sea Fury should have happened a long time ago.   Now a Scimitar and Meteor F.8 to match would be gravy.
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: GTX_Admin October 29, 2012, 02:47:48 PM
The Sea Fury is already produced in 1/48 by a couple of companies. 

(http://www.gosfordhobbies.com.au/shop/images/P/lge-1729.jpg)(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/Hobby%20Cra%20HC1532%20SeaFuryextd.JPG)

There are also 1/48 Meteor F.8s available.

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/rh/images/galleries/articles/195-294/9556/gallery_19097/photos_1223444063.jpg)

The only 1/48 Scimitar available is the Dynavector/Sanger/Nimbus Vacuform one though, so I agree with you there.  I nice injection moulded one would go down a treat.
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: finsrin October 29, 2012, 03:12:06 PM
Dear model companies,
On behalf of Greg and no doubt others he can name.
The following models in 1/48 scale are highly desirable: B-36, B-52, R6V, C-133, C-5B, 747, Hughes H-4
Best regards.
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: GTX_Admin October 29, 2012, 03:50:01 PM
You forgot the An-225 in 1/48 or 1/32...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/An-225_Mriya.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin October 29, 2012, 04:22:08 PM
Seriously though, if you want some big kits try these from RCM:

1/48 Northrop XB-49 (YB-29) Jet Flying Wing   
1/48 Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing
1/48 Blohm & Voss BV-222 Wiking   
1/48 Blohm & Voss BV 238
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: Stargazer2006 October 29, 2012, 05:33:11 PM
Dear model companies,
On behalf of Greg and no doubt others he can name.
The following models in 1/48 scale are highly desirable: B-36, B-52, R6V, C-133, C-5B, 747, Hughes H-4
Best regards.

Too funny!!!  ;D And don't forget the Antonov Mriya or the Myasishchev Bounder!
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: kitnut617 October 29, 2012, 08:58:59 PM
You forgot the An-225 in 1/48 or 1/32...

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/An-225_Mriya.jpg[/url])


That was actually in Calgary back in March this year ---

And I didn't get down to YYC to see it   :-X
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: Weaver October 29, 2012, 09:08:43 PM
You forgot the An-225 in 1/48 or 1/32...
That was actually in Calgary back in March this year ---

And I didn't get down to YYC to see it   :-X


When I was at Woodford, one of those actually visited to disgorge a Nimrod fuselage. Since I worked in an office in the middle of the factory with no windows, I needed somebody to tell me about it, which they did: the day after..... :(
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: Diamondback October 29, 2012, 11:42:32 PM
-Gulfstream V or 550 bizjet (PREFER 1/48 but any scale, as long as it's one that also has an F-14, a CH-53E and a Pave Low conversion kit available will do).
-Cessna Citation CJ3.
-A-6F Intruder II conversion.
-EA-6B ADVCAP/VEP conversion.
-Tomcat 21 conversion.
-Weapons sets with AGM-130 (be nice if Skunk would upgrade their GBU-15), GBU-28 "Deep Throat", Hellfire with quad-launcher, and Vertical Engagement Racks both straight and Canted (BRU-55/-57).
-1/48 civilian vehicles and figures.

That's a start...
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: kitnut617 October 29, 2012, 11:48:06 PM
When I was at Woodford, one of those actually visited to disgorge a Nimrod fuselage. Since I worked in an office in the middle of the factory with no windows, I needed somebody to tell me about it, which they did: the day after..... :(

There's only one Harold ---
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: Diamondback October 30, 2012, 03:05:44 AM
Though there is a second under construction, last I knew.
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: Daryl J. October 30, 2012, 09:56:59 AM
Regarding the Sea Fury, I was meaning good ones. ;D

Dear Airfix:   I would like a proper DH-112 Venom  :-* and a Javelin FAW.9 as well, both tooled to the level of the Sea Vixen.     And if Alley Cat Resins wouldn't be quashed, a decent Vampire would be great as well.   There must be a dozen What-if's I'd like to do of the Vampire  :-* :-* and it looks as though Trumpeter stuffed their soon to be released kit.   :-\


Edit:  When the above was written I had *no* idea about the Airfix Javelin and now that the Trumpott Vampire has been released, the kit reminds me of a couple of lines from ''The Life of Brian'':  ''Crucifixion?'' ''Crucifixion.''    :icon_crap:
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: elmayerle November 16, 2012, 02:28:24 AM
-Gulfstream V or 550 bizjet (PREFER 1/48 but any scale, as long as it's one that also has an F-14, a CH-53E and a Pave Low conversion kit available will do).
-Cessna Citation CJ3.
-A-6F Intruder II conversion.
-EA-6B ADVCAP/VEP conversion.
-Tomcat 21 conversion.
-Weapons sets with AGM-130 (be nice if Skunk would upgrade their GBU-15), GBU-28 "Deep Throat", Hellfire with quad-launcher, and Vertical Engagement Racks both straight and Canted (BRU-55/-57).
-1/48 civilian vehicles and figures.

That's a start...
I know that Oz Mods does a 1/72 GBU-28, not sure about any other scales.
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: Jeffry Fontaine November 16, 2012, 03:40:21 AM
-Weapons sets with AGM-130 (be nice if Skunk would upgrade their GBU-15), GBU-28 "Deep Throat", Hellfire with quad-launcher, and Vertical Engagement Racks both straight and Canted (BRU-55/-57).
I know that Oz Mods does a 1/72 GBU-28, not sure about any other scales.

GBU-28 was available in 1:48th scale from HighFlight (Mike Bishop/MB Models)in resin with metal control surfaces.  I have one of these sets in protective custody that was purchased from the American Eagles shop when it was located in Ballard. 
GBU-28 was included in one of the 1/72nd scale AMT-Ertl/ESCI F-111 kits.  Have seen this kit at Emil's off and on over the years. 
AGM-114 Hellfire was available from Verlinden in the resin and metal AH-64 upgrade kit for the Monogram Apache.  No quad launchers as they were in the Monogram kit but it did have some shiny bits for these same launchers.  The resin Hellfire missiles had photo-etched metal fins.
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: LemonJello November 26, 2012, 10:13:07 AM
Well, I'll throw my ideas out:

1/48 plastic:
B-2 Spirit
A-12 Avenger II
NH-90/Merlin
AH-1Z
UH-1Y
CH/HH-3 Jolly Green Giant

1/35 plastic:
MTVR
M777
AH-1Z
UH-1Y
civilian cars & trucks
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: GTX_Admin November 26, 2012, 10:19:58 AM
Well there is a Collect-Aire Resin A-12 in 1/48.  You can still find them from time to time (I have 2)

I seem to recall reading that Airfix are going to release a 1/48 Merlin.

Definitely agree with you re NH90

Italeri have released a 1/48 AH-1Z

I am pretty sure that Attic Aircraft released a 1:48 resin conversion For the HH-3 - you may still find one somewhere.

Agree with you re 1/35 M777
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: LemonJello November 26, 2012, 11:22:07 AM
Well there is a Collect-Aire Resin A-12 in 1/48.  You can still find them from time to time (I have 2)

I seem to recall reading that Airfix are going to release a 1/48 Merlin.

Definitely agree with you re NH90

Italeri have released a 1/48 AH-1Z

I am pretty sure that Attic Aircraft released a 1:48 resin conversion - you may still find one somewhere.

Agree with you re 1/35 M777

I'm eventually going to try and scratch an A-12, which will ensure its release in plastic just as I'm about done...

I'll have to check out Airfix for the Merlin, I've seen the Lynx kits and they look pretty sharp.

Is Italeri's Zulu Cobra really a Z, or is it a W with some obvious changes (4 bladed rotor)?

The M198 kit came out just as the triple 7 replaced it with the Corps, so I suppose we'll get a kit of the M777 when its replaced/retired.
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: ChrisF November 26, 2012, 10:40:29 PM
Airfix are definately doing a merlin i saw it at Telford..

However the price is pretty steep  :-\

http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/new-models-for-2012/aircraft-148-scale/a14101-agustawestland-merlin-hc-a14101/ (http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/new-models-for-2012/aircraft-148-scale/a14101-agustawestland-merlin-hc-a14101/)

Chris
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: Diamondback November 26, 2012, 10:45:17 PM
Did I mention a new-tool F-106 done to modern standards? One that ISN'T the stuff of a psychotic episode trying to make it fit together? Seriously, the Revell kit makes Eastern Car Works passenger railcars look like 'Shake The Box', and their warping problems are the stuff of industry legends...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChernayaAkula November 26, 2012, 11:26:08 PM
<...> Is Italeri's Zulu Cobra really a Z, or is it a W with some obvious changes (4 bladed rotor)? <...>

AFAIK, they changed more than just the rotors, but it's still miles away from an actual Zulu.
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: The Big Gimper November 26, 2012, 11:56:45 PM
Did I mention a new-tool F-106 done to modern standards? One that ISN'T the stuff of a psychotic episode trying to make it fit together? Seriously, the Revell kit makes Eastern Car Works passenger railcars look like 'Shake The Box', and their warping problems are the stuff of industry legends...

It would be nice to have all the remaining old-tool century fighters updated along with the unbuilts. IE (R)F-101 (A to H), F-106 (A, B, C, D and E), F-108 (styrene, not resin) and F-109 (styrene, not resin).
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: Stargazer2006 November 27, 2012, 07:26:22 AM
Did I mention a new-tool F-106 done to modern standards? One that ISN'T the stuff of a psychotic episode trying to make it fit together? Seriously, the Revell kit makes Eastern Car Works passenger railcars look like 'Shake The Box', and their warping problems are the stuff of industry legends...

It would be nice to have all the remaining old-tool century fighters updated along with the unbuilts. IE (R)F-101 (A to H), F-106 (A, B, C, D and E), F-108 (styrene, not resin) and F-109 (styrene, not resin).

Not to mention the first F-100B (ventral intake instead of dorsal), the F-103 (in styrene), the VTOL F-104...
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: finsrin November 27, 2012, 07:32:10 AM
Did I mention a new-tool F-106 done to modern standards? One that ISN'T the stuff of a psychotic episode trying to make it fit together? Seriously, the Revell kit makes Eastern Car Works passenger railcars look like 'Shake The Box', and their warping problems are the stuff of industry legends...

It would be nice to have all the remaining old-tool century fighters updated along with the unbuilts. IE (R)F-101 (A to H), F-106 (A, B, C, D and E), F-108 (styrene, not resin) and F-109 (styrene, not resin).

Not to mention the first F-100B (ventral intake instead of dorsal), the F-103 (in styrene), the VTOL F-104...

To model company(s) where ever you are; been waiting decades for 1/72 styrene F-90 and B-51
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: The Big Gimper November 27, 2012, 12:03:10 PM
Did I mention a new-tool F-106 done to modern standards? One that ISN'T the stuff of a psychotic episode trying to make it fit together? Seriously, the Revell kit makes Eastern Car Works passenger railcars look like 'Shake The Box', and their warping problems are the stuff of industry legends...

It would be nice to have all the remaining old-tool century fighters updated along with the unbuilts. IE (R)F-101 (A to H), F-106 (A, B, C, D and E), F-108 (styrene, not resin) and F-109 (styrene, not resin).

Not to mention the first F-100B (ventral intake instead of dorsal), the F-103 (in styrene), the VTOL F-104...

To model company(s) where ever you are; been waiting decades for 1/72 styrene F-90 and B-51

How could I miss the F-103. Slap me on the side of the head.  >:(

And all flying thingies VTOL, STOL and V/STOL.
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: LemonJello December 31, 2012, 05:09:56 AM
I would like a 1/35, plastic kit of the Chenowith Scorpion Desert Patrol Vehicle. We've got the RSOV and Land Rover Wolf kits, so why not the SEAL dune buggy?
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: Litvyak December 31, 2012, 05:16:27 AM
An all-new 1/72 CF-100.

Yeah and... good/better Belvedere and Sycamore in 1/72 as well!
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: ChernayaAkula December 31, 2012, 08:30:55 AM
I would like a 1/35, plastic kit of the Chenowith Scorpion Desert Patrol Vehicle. We've got the RSOV and Land Rover Wolf kits, so why not the SEAL dune buggy?

I think Hobby Boss did announce such a vehicle in their 2012-2013 catalogue. They released some stuff that wasn't announced in their catalogue in 2012, so I guess the buggy will come sooner or later.
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: finsrin December 31, 2012, 04:47:34 PM
Feels like its time for a new big airplane model that has been ignored by model companies.   >>>  1/72 C-133  <<<
1/72 B-15 would be welcomed too !
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: nils December 31, 2012, 07:20:42 PM
i wish Revell would stop re-releasing the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 over and over again every year.
 
when are they going to re-release other types like the Boeing 767 or A330, so i can finally make a decent tanker conversion that doenst cost an arm and a leg?

a decent 1/144 F-4E/F would be welcome, and as for airfix or revell, please re-release the 1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak and/or RF-84F Thunderflash.
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: Diamondback December 31, 2012, 07:37:38 PM
Heck, I wish Revell would just clean up and rework the badly-overaged tooling they use on their catalog-staple products... the Apache (I'm sorry, it's otherwise got the makings of a good kit but a decent AH-64 should NOT require surgery to get the side bulges to fit right!), the various Tomcat variants and the WWII and Century Series kits. About the only "add glue, drop together and paint" (which IMO is how a kit worth its production cost should be) release from them I've seen recently, at least Revell USA, is their Strike Eagle. Their Prowler dropped together mostly OK, but it still has a lot of the bugs of the Intruder its tool was modified from.

Their F-106... well, I'm only tackling the little nightmare for a prof, and even if a better kit cost $50-75 if one came out I would Sale/Trade List the bloody PITA in a heartbeat.
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: finsrin January 02, 2013, 04:20:36 PM
Model companies:  be first out with a 1/72 M-4 Bison bomber.
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: The Big Gimper January 03, 2013, 04:05:31 AM
Did anyone flag the Monogram 1/72 F-16XL? This is another uber over priced model when on eBay. Should also be made available in 1/48.
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: Jeffry Fontaine January 03, 2013, 04:33:37 AM
Did anyone flag the Monogram 1/72 F-16XL? This is another uber over priced model when on eBay. Should also be made available in 1/48.


Be careful what you wish for :)

There was a 1:48th scale "conversion" for the F-16XL available from someone doing business as Attic Models.  There were some "issues" with this model and it was apparently severe enough that this company is no longer in business.  No link provided as it would be like beating a dead horse at this point.  ;)
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: ChernayaAkula January 03, 2013, 05:32:11 AM
Oh yeah, Monogram's F-16XL is one I'd also like t see re-released.  :)
The less said about the Attic abomination, the better.  :uuu: Someone posted a few pics on ARC and the parts looked absolutely horrible.
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: Artoor_K January 03, 2013, 07:40:05 AM
Revell - please! 1:32 X-wing instead of announced 1:30 X-wing!
Hasegawa - 1:48 Macross YF-21 , VF-25 , YF-29.
Italeri or Academy - 1:35 RAH-66 Comanche , please!

Anybody...make these, pleeeaseee!
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/173/2/d/Looking_for_trouble____by_contrail09.jpg (http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/173/2/d/Looking_for_trouble____by_contrail09.jpg)

and of course styrene 1:32 Yukikaze's - FFR-31MR D and FRX-00
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: Diamondback January 03, 2013, 07:42:34 AM
Well, the Monogram XL had some issues... with a correction, I'd like to see it reissued in both 1/72 and new 1/48 single- and -two-seater versions.

Ditto the 1/48 "F-19", preferably with a mechanism added so you can have both wingtips synchronized in motion and stay in whatever position you put them in. (I know, it was never built, but it's such a cool-looking bird it shoulda been at least given serious study to.)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin January 08, 2013, 06:16:56 AM
Feels like its time for a new big airplane model that has been ignored by model companies.   >>>  1/72 C-133  <<<
1/72 B-15 would be welcomed too !

I see you but raise you to 1/48.
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: ChrisF January 08, 2013, 08:46:56 AM
A good Victor kit would be nice... We have Vulcans and Valiants from Airfix but wheres the Victor !?

Yes i know matchbox USED to do one... But wheres it now hmm !??!
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: The Big Gimper January 08, 2013, 07:22:06 PM
A good Victor kit would be nice... We have Vulcans and Valiants from Airfix but wheres the Victor !?

Yes i know matchbox USED to do one... But wheres it now hmm !??!

Yes, very good catch. The double raised lines raises some serious questions about the sobriety rules at Matchbox.
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: GTX_Admin January 10, 2013, 09:34:27 AM
Model companies:  be first out with a 1/72 M-4 Bison bomber.


Close enough for you?

http://air.scale-model-kits.com/products/Myasishchev-3M-Bison-AMO72008.html (http://air.scale-model-kits.com/products/Myasishchev-3M-Bison-AMO72008.html)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 January 10, 2013, 10:09:21 AM
Model companies:  be first out with a 1/72 M-4 Bison bomber.


Close enough for you?

[url]http://air.scale-model-kits.com/products/Myasishchev-3M-Bison-AMO72008.html[/url] ([url]http://air.scale-model-kits.com/products/Myasishchev-3M-Bison-AMO72008.html[/url])


To be fair, some of that kit is injection, most of it is fiberglass/resin (fuselage).  I've got the An-22 kit which is in this style and the high cost is associated with how it's made, laid in by hand ---
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin January 10, 2013, 10:28:22 AM
Model companies:  be first out with a 1/72 M-4 Bison bomber.


Close enough for you?

[url]http://air.scale-model-kits.com/products/Myasishchev-3M-Bison-AMO72008.html[/url] ([url]http://air.scale-model-kits.com/products/Myasishchev-3M-Bison-AMO72008.html[/url])


To be fair, some of that kit is injection, most of it is fiberglass/resin (fuselage).  I've got the An-22 kit which is in this style and the high cost is associated with how it's made, laid in by hand ---


Yes,,, Bison-B is fine.  So there is a kit !
Needs a 75% discount for me to consider buying.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin January 10, 2013, 11:05:12 AM
Bah!  Sell a B-36 or three and you're on your way... ;)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. January 20, 2013, 12:51:18 AM
Dear Model Company,
I would like 1:48 kits of the Supermarine Type 510 and Scimitar,  Hawker P.1121, P.1054, and P.1083.  A Northrop N-144 or N-126, Lockheed CL-288-1, and North American WS.300A would be cool too.
 :)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin January 20, 2013, 03:49:37 AM
Here, here. :)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChrisF January 20, 2013, 08:43:38 PM
Funnily enough i asked WhirlyKits at Telford weather they were gonna be upscaling the p1121 etc... There was a knowing glance but i dont think theres any immediate plans...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. February 03, 2013, 11:30:40 AM
Dear Eduard,
I would also like a proper Mirage IIIE.  And a Douglas Skylancer as it is the only Douglas fighter I have ever seen in real life.
Cheers from WA State,
Daryl J.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 03, 2013, 01:12:25 PM
I actually have a 1/48 SkyLancer...from Collect-Aire. 8)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Diamondback February 03, 2013, 07:03:35 PM
Replacement tool for the Otaki 1/144 C-5, preferably this time with working nose/tail hatches or at least capability to interchange "open" and "closed" components once built. (Maybe something's wrong with me, but $60US for the Revell C-17 is a tough sell, never mind the $100 for the Anigrand Galaxy--which uses PITA resin to build, and thus I have to factor in hours of psychiatrist time into the build cost.)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. February 09, 2013, 02:11:57 PM
Dear Airfix,
Please upstage the Academy-tooled Hawker Hunter.   I am a picky old cuss and dislike the existing offering immensely.   
Sincerely,
Doc
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 15, 2013, 07:41:57 AM
A 1/35 G6 please:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Denel_G6-45_Ysterplatt_Airshow_2006.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChernayaAkula February 15, 2013, 02:16:55 PM
A 1/35 G6 please:

Oh yeah!  :icon_ninja: And a Rooikat and a Ratel, while they're at it. I hope Hobby Boss or Trumpeter will do them (after they've discovered modern Italian, Japanese and French armour respectively). Maybe after bridging the gap with an AML 90/Eland? I also wouldn't complain if Meng did them (what with their fascination for the relatively obscure stuff).
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChrisF February 16, 2013, 08:19:09 AM
A Mastiff... In either 1:35th or the suddenly popular 1:48th

And this is coming from a aircraft modeller...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 16, 2013, 11:10:28 AM
A Mastiff... In either 1:35th or the suddenly popular 1:48th

And this is coming from a aircraft modeller...

I thought there was already a 1/35 one of those out...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 17, 2013, 03:44:11 AM
A 1/48 Mitsubishi Ki-83 would be welcome.  Who knows, I might even do it up as an American plane... ;)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/Ki-83-6s.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Ki-83-38.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChrisF February 17, 2013, 07:19:56 PM
A Mastiff... In either 1:35th or the suddenly popular 1:48th

And this is coming from a aircraft modeller...

I thought there was already a 1/35 one of those out...

I could only find a insanely expensive resin kit :(
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: upnorth February 17, 2013, 08:15:12 PM
Dear Revell of Germany:
Dust off the molds for Matchbox's 1/72 Provost trainer. I could use one for my alternate Austria storyline.

Dear Italeri:
A 1/72 SIAI SF-260 would go down a treat.

A Piaggio P.180 Avanti in 1/72 would also be appreciated

A 1/72 AMX in injection form is WAAAY overdue. Seriously, how many people have to tell you that?

Dear Meng:
Your 1/72 Fiat G.91 was well received. Don't stop now, follow it up with a G.91Y!

A 1/72 AMX seeing as how Italeri seems in no hurry to do one.

Dear Airfix:
Please pull your finger out and downscale your 1/48 Sea Vixen!


Dear anyone:
A 1/72 Rooivalk in injection form....please!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 17, 2013, 10:11:34 PM
A Mastiff... In either 1:35th or the suddenly popular 1:48th

And this is coming from a aircraft modeller...

I thought there was already a 1/35 one of those out...

I could only find a insanely expensive resin kit :(

Ah yes.  I knew there was one...didn't say it was palatable though. ;)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Litvyak February 17, 2013, 11:07:27 PM
1/72 Rooivalk is seconded.

I may have mentioned these before already, but it's been on my mind again lately. When will someone make a good Scimitar and a good Attacker in 1/72?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 17, 2013, 11:15:36 PM
1/72 Rooivalk is seconded.

I may have mentioned these before already, but it's been on my mind again lately. When will someone make a good Scimitar and a good Attacker in 1/72?

In 1/48 too...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChrisF February 18, 2013, 12:06:30 AM
I take it theres something wrong with the Trumpeter one then ?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 18, 2013, 12:20:50 AM
Errr..my fault.  Saw Attacker but actually read Swift as in Supermarine Swift:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/Swift2.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Litvyak February 18, 2013, 12:40:33 AM
Actually, a good Swift in 1/72 would be something I'd welcome, too.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 February 18, 2013, 02:40:05 AM
Actually, a good Swift in 1/72 would be something I'd welcome, too.


I've not heard anything too negative about the XtraKit Swift

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/XK72012 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/XK72012)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: upnorth February 18, 2013, 03:23:11 AM

I've not heard anything too negative about the XtraKit Swift



Actually, I didn't hear much about that kit at all one way or the other. It entered the market rather quietly and with little fanfare.

I wonder if having someone other than MPM do the tooling and molding had something to do with the quiet reception. As I recall, the Xtrakit Swift, Scimitar and Canberra were all done by Sword.

Sword did not pursue issues of any of those kits in their own boxing whereas MPM reissued several of the kits they did for the Xtrakit line under their Special Hobby banner.

Without Sword making their own editions of the kits and marketing them in the fashion that MPM would, perhaps the lack of market exposure undermined the kit.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: arkon February 18, 2013, 11:00:52 AM
a reasonably priced 1/350 or 1/700 or something i can afford. i know of the 1/350 Iron Shipwright model but at 325 that is a bit too steep. i also know of the little 1/2500 scale or so ships for war gaming but that is just to small and thestill want almost 30 bucks for those, just way to much to justify for me. as one of the most requested ship models in the fine scale modeler survey for the last ten years you would think some plastic companys would listen.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. March 02, 2013, 09:57:29 AM
Dear Airfix:

I'd like a new tool 1/48 Generation 1 Harrier series including the AV-8A because I'm a hopeless Yank.  :)  Yes, at the level of your lovely Sea Vixen and presumably the Javelin too.     
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: elmayerle March 03, 2013, 06:34:58 AM
Dear Airfix:

I'd like a new tool 1/48 Generation 1 Harrier series including the AV-8A because I'm a hopeless Yank.  :)  Yes, at the level of your lovely Sea Vixen and presumably the Javelin too.     
With optional bits for original and final AV-8S versions, including Thai markings.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. March 06, 2013, 11:27:50 AM
Dear Airfix,
Please retool your 1:48 TSR.2. 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Cliffy B March 06, 2013, 11:32:24 AM
Dear Dragon/Trumpeter/Tamiya/etc...

Please make all the ships here in plastic in 1/700 AND 1/350 scale.

http://www.hnsa.org/doc/plans/index.htm (http://www.hnsa.org/doc/plans/index.htm)

Whatever ships you chose Trumpeter, make sure you get the hulls correct!!!  98% of those plans are complete so no excuses!!!

Thank you!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin March 06, 2013, 11:53:51 AM
Dear Dragon/Trumpeter/Tamiya/etc...

Please make all the ships here in plastic in 1/700 AND 1/350 scale.

[url]http://www.hnsa.org/doc/plans/index.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.hnsa.org/doc/plans/index.htm[/url])

Whatever ships you chose Trumpeter, make sure you get the hulls correct!!!  98% of those plans are complete so no excuses!!!

Thank you!


And on the market by year end ?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. March 09, 2013, 05:08:27 AM
Dear Airfix,
I'd like to make a very reasonable request:   A Sea Vixen FAW.1 in 1:48. 
Cheers,
Daryl J.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin March 09, 2013, 05:59:10 AM
Dear Airfix,
I'd like to make a very reasonable request:   A Sea Vixen FAW.1 in 1:48. 
Cheers,
Daryl J.


Alley Cat do a Sea Vixen FAW 1 Conversion Set in 1/48:

(http://www.a2zeemodels.co.uk/ekmps/shops/a2zeemodels/images/sea-vixen-faw-1-conversion-set-5848-p.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin March 09, 2013, 02:17:05 PM
A 1/48 Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano would be nice.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Super_Tucano_at_URUBRA_I_exercise.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Volkodav March 09, 2013, 02:25:13 PM
1/72 P-8?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin March 09, 2013, 02:29:18 PM
Welsh Models has one available. (http://www.welshmodels.co.uk/MT72-06.html)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Logan Hartke March 09, 2013, 02:33:13 PM
A 1/48 Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano would be nice.

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Super_Tucano_at_URUBRA_I_exercise.jpg[/url])


We're getting at least twenty 1:1 scale Super Tucanos at my local "hobby shop" in the next few years.

Cheers,

Logan
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin March 09, 2013, 02:35:43 PM
I'll take one then... ;)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Logan Hartke March 09, 2013, 02:40:00 PM
I'll pop in when they get delivered and see what I can do.   :icon_ninja:

Cheers,

Logan
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin March 09, 2013, 02:43:02 PM
Thanks mate...ask if they accept Paypal ;D
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin March 09, 2013, 02:59:15 PM
Model companies - any of you read this thread?    Better yet, give consideration to what is said?

Its been a long time waiting for 1/72 XB-15 and 1/72 XP-67.

Hello model companies,,,  you out there ?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Litvyak March 10, 2013, 06:08:05 PM
An F-35A in 1/72 already!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChernayaAkula March 11, 2013, 01:33:02 AM
An F-35A in 1/72 already!

Both Italeri and Academy are working hard to fulfil that wish this year with models of their own.  :)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ysi_maniac March 11, 2013, 02:34:20 AM
My vote for 1/72 armour:

M41
Centurion
M18
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChrisF March 11, 2013, 08:10:07 AM
1/72nd i guess now 1/48th MODERN british/nato Soldiers... Preferably also in a suitable seated positions for hercules/merlin/v-22 whatever use...

We have enough choices of WW2 stuff what about something a bit more up to date ?!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Litvyak March 11, 2013, 08:30:37 AM
Armour - 1/35 Saladin, Saracen... (is there a Chaparral in 1/35?)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine March 11, 2013, 10:32:43 AM
Armour - 1/35 Saladin, Saracen... (is there a Chaparral in 1/35?)


If you are referring to the M730 Chaparral then, yes, there is a kit or was a kit available from AFV Club listed as the M730A1 Chaparral Air Defense Missile System (kit number AF3502)

(http://www.hobbyhq.com.au/images/medium/AF3502.JPG)

This kit has been out of production for a while but it can still be found on the shelf in some hobby shops and I have seen it here at Skyway Modelshop or Discount Models if you are serious about obtaining one I will provide you with their contact information. 


: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. March 25, 2013, 04:23:26 AM
Dear Airfix or ACE,
Could you do a British version of the Luft '46 trend and mould up a Hawker P.1216 in 1:48 to the level of the Rafale kits?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChrisF March 25, 2013, 04:32:16 AM
Talking of Hawkers and since im battling with the Vacform kit from Whirlykits.... Dear Airfix please bring out a new tool of the 1121 while your at it !
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin March 25, 2013, 04:51:36 AM
Dear Airfix or ACE,
Could you do a British version of the Luft '46 trend and mould up a Hawker P.1216 in 1:48 to the level of the Rafale kits?

Talking of Hawkers and since im battling with the Vacform kit from Whirlykits.... Dear Airfix please bring out a new tool of the 1121 while your at it !


Here, here on the P.1216 front.  A 1/48 injection moulded (or resin) Hawker P.1121 would go down just perfectly as well.

In fact, a whole line dedicated to post war prototypes etc would be much appreciated.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: elmayerle March 25, 2013, 05:13:51 AM
Here, here on the P.1216 front.  A 1/48 injection moulded (or resin) Hawker P.1121 would go down just perfectly as well.

In fact, a whole line dedicated to post war prototypes etc would be much appreciated.
Here, here!  I'll second this!

It's the wrong scale for our esteemed Administrator, but I'd love to see Anigrand collect some of their 1/144 extra kits to do a set of Hawker Prototypes:
P.1121, P.1127, P.1184, and P.1214-3
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. March 25, 2013, 05:17:35 AM
 :)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 March 25, 2013, 05:44:12 AM
Here, here on the P.1216 front.  A 1/48 injection moulded (or resin) Hawker P.1121 would go down just perfectly as well.

In fact, a whole line dedicated to post war prototypes etc would be much appreciated.
Here, here!  I'll second this!

It's the wrong scale for our esteemed Administrator, but I'd love to see Anigrand collect some of their 1/144 extra kits to do a set of Hawker Prototypes:
P.1121, P.1127, P.1184, and P.1214-3

Evan, P.1121 is done by Whirlykits in resin now, mine is a vacuform though. Fantastic Plastic do a P.1214 in resin and I have a P.1216 which was mastered by Martin Higgs (over on the What-If forum).  I think I've read somewhere that there's a new tool P.1127 kit coming out
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: elmayerle March 25, 2013, 05:59:34 AM
I was just looking at what Anigrand could do now with their existing molds.

I'm familiar with Martin's P.1216 (got one myself) and I intend to get the Fantastic Plastic kit come next overtime.  I've got at least one of the old Maintrack vac-form P.1121 kits in the remote southern stash (Whirlykits bought their molds). And I've got one of the Heritage pre-Kestrel P.1127's (not the first two prototypes that Airfix molded but not a full Kestrel, either) and I so want to get a Heritage trainer P.1127, or two, to do a TV-6B Kestrel trainer.  *chuckle* That pre-Kestrel P.1127 would look good done up as a VZ-12 in US Army testbed markings.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChrisF March 25, 2013, 06:36:12 AM
I have seen the resin 1121.. in fact i nearly bought one at Telford '12.. But the price put me off.. :/

Hence going for the more difficult but cheaper vacuform...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. March 30, 2013, 07:25:52 AM
Dear Revell,
Please commission ACE in S. Korea to tool up an OV-10 Bronco To the level of your/their Rafales so we 1:48 builders can have a proper kit.
Thanks.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin March 30, 2013, 10:10:39 AM
Dear Revell,
Please commission ACE in S. Korea to tool up an OV-10 Bronco To the level of your/their Rafales so we 1:48 builders can have a proper kit.
Thanks.

With the J85 to do the OV-10B(Z) variant.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: elmayerle April 01, 2013, 10:31:26 AM
And if someone is going to do a good 1/48 OV-10, can we please have an aftermarket manufacturer do the bits and pieces for the unbuilt CV-10?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 01, 2013, 10:46:31 AM
I assume that is the same as the OV-10T:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/12/OV-10T_Bronco.png)

: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 03, 2013, 05:31:54 PM
A 1/48 Consolidated B-32 Dominator...unless one exists already?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b1/B32.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: deathjester April 03, 2013, 08:29:06 PM
Don't Anigrand do one?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Litvyak April 03, 2013, 08:47:49 PM
1/72 Avro Anson Mk. V
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 04, 2013, 03:26:33 AM
Don't Anigrand do one?


Anigrand do one in 1/72 (http://anigrand.com/AA2083_B-32.htm)...I want 1/48.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: elmayerle April 04, 2013, 03:30:13 AM
I assume that is the same as the OV-10T:

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/12/OV-10T_Bronco.png[/url])

As far as I know.  The designation I saw was what I gave.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 06, 2013, 04:23:36 PM
A 1/48 Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano would be nice.

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Super_Tucano_at_URUBRA_I_exercise.jpg[/url])


Happy days, happy days....see here (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2908.0) :D
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 20, 2013, 05:20:16 AM
Would love to see a 1/48 M346/Yak-130 released:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9c/M346-2022.jpg/800px-M346-2022.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/58/Yakovlev_Yak-130.jpg/800px-Yakovlev_Yak-130.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Weaver April 20, 2013, 06:53:42 PM
Armour - 1/35 Saladin, Saracen... (is there a Chaparral in 1/35?)

I'm fairly sure there was a 1/35th Saladin, by Tamiya or Fujimi, but it hasn't been re-popped for ages so it's pretty rare now.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Weaver April 20, 2013, 07:03:02 PM
How about some more obscure armour in whatever scale (but I'd like 1/72nd or 1/76th)?

Brazilian Engasa EE-11 Urutu 6x6 APC (used by Iraq in 1991)
Brazilian Engasa EE-9 Cascaval 6x6 Armoured Car
Austrian Steyr 4K7FA tracked APC (also built in Greece as the Leonides)
Austrian Steyr SK105 tank destroyer (Heller could do this since it uses an AMX-13 turret)
Swedish Pbv-302 APC (natural partner for all those S-tank kits)
South African Ratel 6x6 APC (now used in peace-keeping all over the world)

: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Litvyak April 20, 2013, 08:39:05 PM
A new CF-100 in 1/72 (Hobbycraft, are you listening?)...
A CH-148 Cyclone...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Volkodav April 20, 2013, 09:12:37 PM
Armour - 1/35 Saladin, Saracen... (is there a Chaparral in 1/35?)

I'm fairly sure there was a 1/35th Saladin, by Tamiya or Fujimi, but it hasn't been re-popped for ages so it's pretty rare now.
Tamiya and they used the turret on their M-113 FSV as well.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 22, 2013, 03:36:36 PM
A 1/48 Saab 17 would be very nice.  I'm looking in your direction Tarangus... ::)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/Saab_B17A_Fv17239_1.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 25, 2013, 07:11:12 PM
Have your say:  http://apps.kalmbach.com/survey/default.aspx?sid=2022&auth=hLidcca7dH (http://apps.kalmbach.com/survey/default.aspx?sid=2022&auth=hLidcca7dH)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: raafif April 30, 2013, 06:39:29 AM
Armour - 1/35 Saladin, Saracen... (is there a Chaparral in 1/35?)

Saladin -- old & inaccurate Tamiya kit or 100%-good Accurate Armour resin kit.

Chaparral -- AFV Club plastic kit :)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. May 13, 2013, 09:39:09 AM
Dear Airfix,
I'd like for you to release a proper 1/48 Sea Venom.   I'd like to do a Canadian one with Sidewinders and a pair of Sparrows.   
Someday. 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin July 20, 2013, 04:11:58 AM
A 1/35 G6 please:

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Denel_G6-45_Ysterplatt_Airshow_2006.jpg[/url])


Mission accomplished!  Have in my mitts a 1/35 BaxMod Models G6 Rhino - see here (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3291.0) for more details
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Rickshaw July 30, 2013, 08:04:23 PM
Armour - 1/35 Saladin, Saracen... (is there a Chaparral in 1/35?)

I'm fairly sure there was a 1/35th Saladin, by Tamiya or Fujimi, but it hasn't been re-popped for ages so it's pretty rare now.

There was but they go for silly money nowadays on EvilBay.  There is also a resin one by Accurate Armour which costs slightly less.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jacques Deguerre August 06, 2013, 09:50:17 AM
What we REALLY need is a 1/35 scale injection molded Object 279 Soviet tank, preferably announced by three different companies simultaneously! ;D

But seriously though, I note that since my last post in this thread way back in April 1012, the VK 30.02(DB) Panther prototype is now available as a 1/35 scale injection kit from Amusing Hobby. I also note that none of the US armor I mentioned (various members of the T20 prototype medium tank family) are available in 1/35 scale, save for the Commander Models resin T23 with VVSS. So, at the very least, I would still like to see 1/35 injection molded kits of the T23E3 (version with torsion bar suspension) and the T14 assault tank.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin August 24, 2013, 04:44:00 AM
I would love to see a 1/48 Super Puma:

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u106/goat89/SDViewer0026.jpg)

and a 1/48 Super Frelon:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Super_Frelon_4.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 August 24, 2013, 06:53:52 AM
Heller did a 1/50 Super Frelon or one in 1/35 scale ---

Also a company called Mee did one and a Puma in 1/50.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin August 24, 2013, 11:21:37 AM
There is a 1/35 Super Frelon
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine August 24, 2013, 11:37:43 AM
Heller did a 1/50 Super Frelon or one in 1/35 scale ---

Also a company called Mee did one and a Puma in 1/50.
There is a 1/35 Super Frelon

I have one of the Heller 1:35th scale Super Frelon kits in the stash.  Used to have the 1:50th scale too but that has been disposed of.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin September 16, 2013, 06:12:22 PM
1/72 Martin 404
One has to kitbash a DC-6 to approximate it.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 September 16, 2013, 09:18:08 PM
1/72 Martin 404
One has to kitbash a DC-6 to approximate it.

Combat Models does one -- all for $39 (you get resin details too for an extra $15 )
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. October 14, 2013, 03:13:37 AM
It seems this group has pretty decent insight.   A quick scan of the 1/48 scale requests here now slated for production or have already been released are:   Tu-2, Javelin, Super Tucano, OV-10 series, AH-1Z, UH -1Y,  & Banshee. 

Nice! 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Diamondback October 14, 2013, 03:42:25 AM
Interesting... can we get a consolidated list for tracking the scoreboard?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChrisF October 14, 2013, 04:55:55 AM
Still looking for someone to release a 1:35th IM Mastiff :/
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin October 14, 2013, 05:05:51 AM
XP-67 Moonbat in styrene.
1/32, 1/48, 1/72   All three scales or any two scales or any one scale.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 October 14, 2013, 10:36:22 PM
XP-67 Moonbat in styrene.
1/32, 1/48, 1/72   All three scales or any two scales or any one scale.

Vacuform is classed as styrene right ?   I've got a 1/72 Rareplane vacuform plus all the white metal enhancing bits from Aeroclub
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. October 20, 2013, 12:44:15 PM
Dear Eduard,
I'd sure enjoy a  1/48 kit of the Mikoyan Ye-2 swept wing prototype done to the level of your Fishbeds.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin October 20, 2013, 12:47:52 PM
Or a conversion set for the above...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Queeg October 20, 2013, 02:00:04 PM
MBT70 and Conqueror, 1/35th in plastic. Meng seem to be the only company with any guts at the moment so they get my vote and hopes and dreams for these "must have" kits  ;D
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin October 20, 2013, 04:00:17 PM
I know they are resin and not exactly cheap, but don't forget that Commander Models do a 1/35 MBT-70 (http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/MBT70.html) and Accurate Armour do a 1/35 Conqueror (http://www.accurate-armour.com/ShowProduct.cfm?manufacturer=0&category=3&subcategory=8&product=41).
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Queeg October 20, 2013, 04:14:37 PM
I know they are resin and not exactly cheap, but don't forget that Commander Models do a 1/35 MBT-70 ([url]http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/MBT70.html[/url]) and Accurate Armour do a 1/35 Conqueror ([url]http://www.accurate-armour.com/ShowProduct.cfm?manufacturer=0&category=3&subcategory=8&product=41[/url]).


Yeah  :-[   That's why I'm hoping for plastic. I'll be dirt napping long before I'd ever manage to finish something like the AA Conq in resin.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. October 21, 2013, 12:26:17 AM
Addendum:  please also do the Ye-8 prototype and include extra bits for reasonable downline variations. 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. November 03, 2013, 05:27:53 AM
Dear Airfix, how about a 1/48 dH-88?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin November 03, 2013, 05:54:58 AM
I would live a 1/48 Ka25 and Ka27:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/59/Kamov_Ka_-_25_Helicopter.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/A_Russian_Helix_KA-27.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin November 10, 2013, 05:07:01 PM
A Bubbleship from Oblivion would be nice...looking in your direction Fantastic Plastic:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image_zps720dc7e7.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4d/Oblivion_BubbleShip.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Volkodav November 10, 2013, 05:30:46 PM
How about an injection moulded CAC CA-15 in 1/72 (oh and 1/48 for the heretics)?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin November 10, 2013, 06:08:45 PM
How about an injection moulded CAC CA-15 in 1/72 (oh and 1/48 for the heretics)?

Model company,,, if CA-15 does not work for you (though it should), replace the "CA" with "XB".
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. November 25, 2013, 04:17:16 AM
1:48 XB-43, 46, and 48 kits would be nice.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin November 25, 2013, 04:06:01 PM
1:48 XB-43, 46, and 48 kits would be nice.

Amen brother! 

There is a 1/48 XB-42 available now so maybe that could be used as the basis for a build?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin November 25, 2013, 04:12:18 PM
1:48 XB-43, 46, and 48 kits would be nice.

Amen brother! 

There is a 1/48 XB-42 available now so maybe that could be used as the basis for a build?

Have a link for that kit ?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin November 25, 2013, 04:21:36 PM
http://www.lonestarmodels.com/completekits.html (http://www.lonestarmodels.com/completekits.html)

(http://www.lonestarmodels.com/XB-42_1.JPG)
(http://www.lonestarmodels.com/XB-42_2.JPG)

I have one on order.  Will give more details once I receive.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Silver Fox December 04, 2013, 11:48:06 AM
My needs are simple:

1. 1/48 AVRO CF-100 Mk 4
2. 1/48 AVRO CF-100 Mk 5
3. 1/48 Dassault Falcon 20F

CAF 414 (EW) Sqdn rig and markings would be required for 1 and 2 of course. :)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin December 12, 2013, 03:12:00 PM
A 1/48 Blackburn B-48 Firecrest would be nice.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Blackburn_Firecrest.png)
(http://www.aviarmor.net/aww2/_photo_exp_a/_gb/b.48/b-48%20firecrest_3.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Old Wombat December 12, 2013, 05:51:34 PM
Surprisingly, for a Blackburn, that looks rather nice! :D

I can't remember if I've put them here before or not, so I'll do it (again?) anyway:

Everything listed in quality injection moulded styrene, thank you!

1/35 Australian Matilda, with 3" howitzer & hedgehog variants, OOB
1/35 Australian Valentine, with 3" howitzer variant, OOB
1/35 AC1 Sentinel, with 2-pdr & 6-pdr variants, OOB
1/35 AC3 Sentinel, 25-pdr variant
1/35 AC4 Sentinel, 17-pdr variant
1/35 CH-53D/E Sea/Super Stallion
1/35 CH-46A/D/E Sea Knight
1/35 UH-1Y Super Huey (Venom)
1/35 AH-1Z Zulu Cobra (Viper)
1/35 MV-22B Osprey
1/35 Australian troops sets, all arms, all theatres, decent combat & noncombat poses, 1914-2013

Who says I ask for too much? ???

:)

Guy
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChrisF December 13, 2013, 03:33:17 AM
How about an injection moulded CAC CA-15 in 1/72 (oh and 1/48 for the heretics)?

Im a heretic now ?! .... why am i quite happy at that description ?  ;D

That said i was once burnt as a witch at York dungeons....
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin December 15, 2013, 04:35:47 AM
A Bubbleship from Oblivion would be nice...looking in your direction Fantastic Plastic:

([url]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image_zps720dc7e7.jpg[/url])
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4d/Oblivion_BubbleShip.jpg[/url])


Proof (?) that model kit suppliers listen…maybe.  I posted the above in November.  Now looking at the Fantastic Plastic site I see the following announced for a future release:  BUBBLE SHIP from "OBLIVION" (2013) 1:48 (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/gift_shop.htm) :)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. December 16, 2013, 11:33:47 AM
Seriously!!  :)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. December 16, 2013, 12:15:17 PM
Dear Airfix, please upscale your new Hurricane fabric wing to 1:48. 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin January 02, 2014, 04:38:25 AM
To all model companies.
Any to all of these.

1/72  XP-67
1/72  XB-51
1/72  F-90

You know all of these are available in that scale from Anigrand?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine January 05, 2014, 03:18:00 AM
A variety of 1:35th scale HALO Warthogs would be nice. 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Dr. YoKai January 22, 2014, 01:45:01 AM
 A 1/35 ZSU-57 would be nice, a 1/72 one would be even nicer.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin January 22, 2014, 02:25:46 AM
A 1/35 ZSU-57 would be nice, a 1/72 one would be even nicer.


ARMO do one in 1/35 (http://www.jadar.com.pl/armo/35008/index2.html) - I have one. :)

and having just checked, they also do one in 1/72.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Dr. YoKai January 22, 2014, 04:01:38 AM
 Ah?! So they do! ( And, mercy, a...a...Soviet TG-1! faints.)

Thanks for the tip, Greg!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. January 25, 2014, 01:22:58 AM
To Whom it May Concern,
An all-new tool of the Su-7 series would be great!
Kind regards,
Doc, who does not coat his patients' teeth with Future
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 09, 2014, 04:48:29 AM
I would like a 1/48 Bristol Brigand

(http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/BARC/images/brigand-5.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: PR19_Kit February 09, 2014, 08:40:44 AM
Dear Mr Airfix, please shrink your Spitfire XII down to 1/72.

And yes, I KNOW there are some smaller manufacturers making a XII but your 1/48 one is wonderful.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. February 11, 2014, 12:33:48 AM
Hmmmmm...a Mirage V in 1:48 would be nice.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 11, 2014, 02:30:03 AM
Do you mean this one:

Mirage V (5):

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Mirage_5F.jpg)

or this one:

Mirage IIIV:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/19/Dassault_Mirage_IIIV.jpg/800px-Dassault_Mirage_IIIV.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. February 17, 2014, 11:53:46 AM
Now this is pretty basic: a first tier F-35C in 1/48.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin February 17, 2014, 05:53:27 PM
Now this is pretty basic: a first tier F-35C in 1/48.

Here, here!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Diamondback February 17, 2014, 09:06:59 PM
Dear Italeri, please reissue the 081 CH-53E... it keeps slipping through my fingers on eBay. (I know about and do not mean the MH-53E minesweeper, I mean the old-school drop-tank-packing version.)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 February 17, 2014, 11:05:12 PM
Yes, it took me ages to find another of those diamondback, needed it for the set of Presidential decals I have for it --
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin October 11, 2014, 03:03:04 AM

1/35 AC1 Sentinel, with 2-pdr & 6-pdr variants, OOB


Have one... 8)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Gingie November 22, 2014, 06:22:59 AM
Roland SAM
LAV-25 Coyote with mast
Ferret Recce Car
VW Iltis 4x4
Honest John SSM & Launch truck
ADATS :D
M-113 TUA :D
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin November 23, 2014, 01:57:11 AM
I'm with you on the Roland - and do it as just the launcher/missiles etc so that one can easily put it on many platforms!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Weaver November 23, 2014, 10:55:27 AM
I'd like to see many more of the tactical SAMs done in 1/72nd and 1/35th. It's not like they arn't aggressive-looking things with plenty of super-detailing opportunities, is it?

Original towed Rapier
Rapier Field standard C/Jernas
Tracked Rapier
Stormer/Starstreak vehicle
Original Crotale
Crotale/AMX-30
(AMX-30 DCA to with the above)
Chapparal
Hawk
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin November 23, 2014, 12:33:21 PM
In 1/35 you can get the AMX-30 DCA as well as the original Rapier, Chaparral and Hawk.  I know since I have them all.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: nils November 23, 2014, 04:40:44 PM
i would like to see some older brittish airliners/turboprops being released as injection moulds.
perhaps if airfix is listening, i would suggest, in either 1/72 or 1/144, the Bristol Brittania, Vicker Viscount, Hawker Siddeley HS748, Blackburn Beverley, Short Belfast,......
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: The Big Gimper November 23, 2014, 08:13:27 PM
i would like to see some older brittish airliners/turboprops being released as injection moulds.
perhaps if airfix is listening, i would suggest, in either 1/72 or 1/144, the Bristol Brittania, Vicker Viscount, Hawker Siddeley HS748, Blackburn Beverley, Short Belfast,......

May I add the Vanguard. From Canada, the DHC-5D Buffalo and DHC-7 / Dash-7.  Prefer 1/72.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Weaver November 23, 2014, 09:16:48 PM
In 1/35 you can get the AMX-30 DCA as well as the original Rapier, Chaparral and Hawk.  I know since I have them all.

I know there's an AMX-13 DCA in 1/35th but I didn't know there was an AMX-30 DCA: who makes it? Also, who makes the Rapier?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin November 24, 2014, 02:05:40 AM
Heller make the AMX-30 DCA - there are a few on ebay at the moment - look for this box art:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/KGrHqZpE8VkrBh00BPLu7S4CI60_57_zps6ff8eab9.jpg)

Firing Line do the Rapier:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Rapier_Missile_System_001_zps665ff2e4.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Weaver November 24, 2014, 02:38:06 AM
Nice one - live and learn. :)

The Rapier is resin though: I'd still like to see it in injection (goes for anything I put on here).
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin November 24, 2014, 02:47:46 AM
Actually it is resin and metal - a heavy little box!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: raafif May 02, 2015, 06:26:43 AM
some pix of a newly restored P-36 just unveiled at Chino ...

Would make great boxart for kits !

(http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o679/Mark_Allen_M3/P-40/P-40-2/POF%20P-36-4_zpsrtfpuqyl.jpg)

(http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o679/Mark_Allen_M3/P-40/P-40-2/POF%20P-36-5_zpsr7wyl0tx.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: nils May 02, 2015, 04:11:57 PM
my list from 2012, still mostly unchanged today, but with a few additions:

re-releases:

Revell:
1/144 NH90
1/144 Hawker Hunter FGA.9
1/72 Agusta A-109 (Announced by revell for May 2015)
1/72 Sikorsky H-34 (better then the hobbyboss mould)
1/72 Piasecki H-21
1/144 KC-10 Extender
1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak
1/72 Heinkel He162 Volksjager

Airfix:
1/72 S.A.Bulldog
1/144 Nimrod MR.2
1/72 C-130H Hercules

on the new releases (injection molds) i would like:

-F-35A/B/C in all scales
-1/144 Harrier GR1/3
-1/144 C-160 Transall (revell, stop fooling us with the odd scaled ones)
-decent YF-23 in 1/72 and 1/144
-decent MIG-29 (in 1/144) and SU-27 (in 1/72)
-1/144 T50 PAK-FA
-1/72 aermacchi M346
-decent and new 1/72 Alpha Jet and Fouga CM170 Magister
-more 1/72 Luft'46 models (either new molds or re-releases of old revell/dragon boxings)
-new 1/72 scale CF100 Mk.5 (and no hobbycrap, please FTLOG)

list still needs to be filled up.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin May 03, 2015, 01:17:54 AM

on the new releases (injection molds) i would like:

-F-35A/B/C in all scales - Done:  KittyHawk have done all three in 1/48.  OrangeHobby, Hasegawa, Italerli and Academy have all done various versions in 1/72.  Not sure about other scales.

: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 May 03, 2015, 04:33:49 AM
  Not sure about other scales.

There are some injection F-35C's done in 1/350 scale    ;)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin May 03, 2015, 04:47:43 AM
I thought they were resin?  Wish there was a 1/350 F-35B...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Volkodav May 03, 2015, 09:09:53 PM
Shapeways have a 1/285 F-35B, I wonder if it could be scaled down to 1/350?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: kitnut617 May 03, 2015, 09:19:22 PM
I thought they were resin?


Yeah -- you're right  ---- I thought they were injection   :-X

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/OrangeHobby-1-350-16-Lockheed-Martin-F-35-F-35C-Lightning-II-CATOBAR-Resin/1677265393.html (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/OrangeHobby-1-350-16-Lockheed-Martin-F-35-F-35C-Lightning-II-CATOBAR-Resin/1677265393.html)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin May 12, 2015, 05:20:29 PM
I would love a 1/48 Mirage 4000

(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/fig-1.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine May 13, 2015, 02:35:57 AM
I would love a 1/48 Mirage 4000

([url]http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/fig-1.jpg[/url])

Two seat Mirage 4000 armed with the ASMP or other weapons for strategic attack missions. 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: ChernayaAkula May 13, 2015, 06:09:06 PM
Wouldn't really get you a Mirage 4000, but how about taking a 1/48 Mirage 2000 body and swapping the forward fuselage for one of a 1/72 F-15 Eagle?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Daryl J. October 18, 2015, 12:11:45 AM
Dear Freedom Model Kits, now that you have produced a proper F-20A and F-20N, could we have a flat canopy, no radar, original intake F-4A prototype Phantom?  From that I'd take it to a single seater attack aircraft.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Martin@Freedom Model Kits November 08, 2015, 08:25:09 PM
Dear Freedom Model Kits, now that you have produced a proper F-20A and F-20N, could we have a flat canopy, no radar, original intake F-4A prototype Phantom?  From that I'd take it to a single seater attack aircraft.

Hi Daryl,

I'll send this on to HQ sir. I like the idea actually. Do you have some shots of the aircraft that you would like to build from?
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: elmayerle November 08, 2015, 09:36:54 PM
Dear Freedom Model Kits, now that you have produced a proper F-20A and F-20N, could we have a flat canopy, no radar, original intake F-4A prototype Phantom?  From that I'd take it to a single seater attack aircraft.

Hi Daryl,

I'll send this on to HQ sir. I like the idea actually. Do you have some shots of the aircraft that you would like to build from?
Falcon does a nice conversion for this one in 1/48 and ISTR that DB (DB Models?) did a resin conversion in both 1/72 and 1/48.  Search for pictures of the YF4H-1 and F-4A and you should find plenty of info.  If memory serves me correctly, one of these aircraft was part of the Sageburner low-altitude speed record effort.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin November 09, 2015, 02:41:51 AM
Dear Freedom Model Kits, now that you have produced a proper F-20A and F-20N, could we have a flat canopy, no radar, original intake F-4A prototype Phantom?  From that I'd take it to a single seater attack aircraft.


Hi Daryl,

I'll send this on to HQ sir. I like the idea actually. Do you have some shots of the aircraft that you would like to build from?


This gives you an idea of the changes necessary - I will post some more details later:

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/ghatherly/Michigan%20F-4C%20ANG%20Mig%20Killer/F4H-1sideview148scale_zpsf80b03ec.jpeg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BE8ReHttuHQ/Td7PcDCafCI/AAAAAAAABPA/pm9Rnk_Xxqw/s640/F4H-1+First+Flight+annotated.jpg)

Also look here (http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/early-phantom-iis-redux.html)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin November 09, 2015, 02:54:02 AM
Dear Freedom Model Kits, now that you have produced a proper F-20A and F-20N, could we have a flat canopy, no radar, original intake F-4A prototype Phantom?  From that I'd take it to a single seater attack aircraft.


Hi Daryl,

I'll send this on to HQ sir. I like the idea actually. Do you have some shots of the aircraft that you would like to build from?

Falcon does a nice conversion for this one in 1/48 and ISTR that DB (DB Models?) did a resin conversion in both 1/72 and 1/48.  Search for pictures of the YF4H-1 and F-4A and you should find plenty of info.  If memory serves me correctly, one of these aircraft was part of the Sageburner low-altitude speed record effort.


Cutting Edge has done 1/48 and 1/32 conversions I believe - you can see a write up on the 1/48 one here (http://abqscalemodelers.com/ASM_Jun09_Newsletter_0906.pdf) and one on the 1/32 and 1/48 ones here (http://www.hyperscale.com/2007/reviews/accessories/cec32189previewbg_1.htm).  That said, the Cutting Edge ones are well out of production and increasingly rare.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin November 09, 2015, 04:49:38 AM
Still milling around smartly waiting for 1/72 XB-15
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin November 19, 2015, 05:00:17 AM
Dear Airfix:  Please enlarge 1/144 Heracles to 1/72.
Used 1/144 as core kit for Slowly Jet. 
1/72 kit has super kitbashing potential.  Mild to major changes can yield interesting results.

1/48 kit could be bashed into large 1/72 build !
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: LemonJello December 08, 2015, 12:36:25 AM
Dear Hobbyboss,

Please either release the 1/35 SEAL DPV (at long last) or remove it from your catalogue. 

Thanks,
Me.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Frank3k December 08, 2015, 01:11:07 AM
Knowing Hobbyboss, the SEAL DPV will have delicate, weight carrying parts with tinny connecting pins, vague instructions and a sheet of PE full of microscopic parts that will be invisible after construction. One tiny PE part will be critical to the stability of the model, too.

(http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/snu_snu.gif)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: DFZ December 09, 2015, 01:35:00 AM
Dear Tamiya model company... or anyone else for that matter!
How about an up-to-date F-16E/F/I variant in 1/72?
We've got the Hasegawa and Kinetic F-16I, but the E/F variants have been forgotten in this scale... >:(
And how about an accurate YF-23? The F-23A would be even better but i'd be happy with a good 1/72 YF...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Zaskar24 January 11, 2016, 06:51:00 AM
I know that I would buy the following in 1/35 plastic if they were produced.

WWII era:
All of the American ones mentioned: T29, T30, T32, T34, etc.
T26E5 "Jumbo" Pershing that was going to be used for the invasion of the Japanese Home Islands.
M38 Wolfhound Armored Car.
A30 Challenger tank.
A43 Black Prince tank
A33 Excelsior tank.

Cold War era:
T92 light tank
Caernarvon tank
Conway tank destroyer
Saracen

Modern era:
Israeli Namer with Samson 30 mm RCWS option
Turkish Tulpar IFV
Turkish Altay MBT
ASCOD Pizarro/Uhlan IFV (I know Nimix out of Spain has a resin version)
Italian Dardo IFV
ROK K21 IFV
ROK K2 Panther MBT
Indian Arjun and Arjun MKII MBT
Jordanian Falcon Turret conversion or better yet complete plastic kit based on the demonstrator
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Volkodav January 11, 2016, 10:48:10 AM
I know that I would buy the following in 1/35 plastic if they were produced.

WWII era:
All of the American ones mentioned: T29, T30, T32, T34, etc.
T26E5 "Jumbo" Pershing that was going to be used for the invasion of the Japanese Home Islands.
M38 Wolfhound Armored Car.
A30 Challenger tank.
A43 Black Prince tank
A33 Excelsior tank.

Cold War era:
T92 light tank
Caernarvon tank
Conway tank destroyer
Saracen

Modern era:
Israeli Namer with Samson 30 mm RCWS option
Turkish Tulpar IFV
Turkish Altay MBT
ASCOD Pizarro/Uhlan IFV (I know Nimix out of Spain has a resin version)
Italian Dardo IFV
ROK K21 IFV
ROK K2 Panther MBT
Indian Arjun and Arjun MKII MBT
Jordanian Falcon Turret conversion or better yet complete plastic kit based on the demonstrator

Ditto!
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: upnorth April 02, 2017, 03:16:14 PM
Given Amodels' current leaning for commuter and corporate types in 1/72, I'd like to see the following from them in 1/72:

Dornier 228 (The Revell one is buildable but toylike in many ways)

Dornier 328

Saab 340

HFB-320 Hansa Jet

HS-125 family

Honda HA-420 HondaJet



: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin April 02, 2017, 04:18:47 PM
Dornier 228 (The Revell one is buildable but toylike in many ways):

It can be made to look good though:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg3_zps8xhmzwwa.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg5_zpsuiu0vcn3.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg4_zpsqvsqyykm.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg7_zps9zk6u9sa.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg2_zpsni1y2q1l.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg9_zpsjayuojul.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg8_zpscvsvmkm6.jpg)

Dornier 328:  kind of a model kit:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg5_zpsibccclv2.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg6_zpsako0yakw.jpg)

Saab 340:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg2_zps9dpfu1cy.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg1_zpsn3cyfaze.jpg)

HFB-320 Hansa Jet: 

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg3_zps09zo1ydb.jpg)

HS-125 family:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg4_zpsz5ikubgd.jpg)

Honda HA-420 HondaJet:  No 1/72 that I am aware of but EBBRO are supposedly doing a 1/48 one:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg9_zpspl0mn7b8.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image.jpg8_zpsjk9qwbdh.jpg)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Retired In Kalifornia October 29, 2018, 10:19:17 AM
- > A GOOD 1/72 Scale Macchi C.200 injected plastic kit series (AML's though OK still doesn't cut it)

- > A Whole Lotta pre & WWII Italian aircraft types not yet in plastic or resin.
- > A 1/72 Scale AVRO Manchester injected plastic kit series ala the near impossible to find Planet Models resins (Airfix told me they'll "never" do that  :icon_crap: )

- > Whole bunch other 1/72 scale airplane subjects I'd have to prioritize but for now would settle for a reissue of the Ki-21-IIb that's also near impossible to find!


: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin November 01, 2018, 01:14:00 PM
Still, did I say still ? ? ?     Waiting for 1/72 B-15.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: elmayerle December 07, 2018, 08:33:52 AM
How about a 1/72 and 1/48 Learjet 25?  in 1/48, either as a stand-alone kit or as a conversion kit for either the Testors/IMC/et al. Learjet 24 or the Hasegawa Learjet 35/36.  If you really wanted to do a full range, have both the early version with the oval windows and the later version with the rectangular windows.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin December 08, 2018, 03:53:39 AM
Hmmm...Learjet 25 with cabin replaced by weapons bay and a pair of missiles...
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: finsrin December 13, 2018, 04:28:17 PM
Douglas B-7 in 1/72 styrene.

Found resin kit:  https://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_26_28&products_id=77&zenid=krr18k3d6249bqskje3njpjaa2 (https://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_26_28&products_id=77&zenid=krr18k3d6249bqskje3njpjaa2)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Old Wombat December 13, 2018, 04:33:38 PM
Still waiting for my CH-53D in 1/35, Mr Model Companies! ::)
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine December 13, 2018, 08:07:06 PM
Still waiting for my CH-53D in 1/35, Mr Model Companies! ::)

There was an attempt made to produce a resin 1:35th scale CH-53/MH-53 kit many years ago.  Mostly hype but a lot of people were dropping money on pre-ordering the kit in hopes of getting in before the price and demand jumped.  Then it all folded up and disappeared like vapor ware and politician's promises.  A shame too as they were offering the Pave Low version as the first kit in the product line. 
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: GTX_Admin December 14, 2018, 02:22:10 AM
That was NightFlight Models wasn't it?  I'm kind of surprised Trumpeter haven't released one given they have done a bunch of other helicopters in 1/35.
: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
: Jeffry Fontaine December 14, 2018, 02:09:11 PM
@Greg - yeah, probably was NightFlight Models, the name alone should have been a tell as to the whole thing being a bit dodgy from the start.  A real 'fly by night' operation.