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

Title: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Litvyak on December 18, 2011, 05:59:47 AM
Canadair Argus, Bristol Britannia, DHC-7 and Sikosrky CH-178 Cyclone, each in 1/72.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Maverick on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: tsrjoe on December 18, 2011, 08:25:19 PM
 1/72 C.17 Globemaster and Casa C.295  :D
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Feldmarschall Zod on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Geoff on December 20, 2011, 05:35:06 AM
An injection molded AMX in 1/72nd or 1/48th! :want:
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Alvis 3.1 on December 20, 2011, 03:59:02 PM
A 1/72 Avro Jetliner!

Alvis 3.1
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Litvyak on 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...)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 20, 2011, 04:04:34 PM
TWA.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: The Big Gimper on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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])
<...>


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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on December 29, 2011, 12:27:07 PM
1/72  Boeing B-15
Sent Airfix a message on that - no reply.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 29, 2011, 01:41:40 PM
As in this one?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/XB-15_Bomber.jpg)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: fulcrum on December 29, 2011, 03:07:51 PM
A 1:72 Mig-29M model with both western/american & russian weapon options.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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/))
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 30, 2011, 11:00:17 AM
Boeing Model 314 Clipper (C-98) in 1/48th scale would be nice. 

Oh...yes please! ;D
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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!   >:(
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Maverick on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Weaver on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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).
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.


Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Maverick on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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/)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Maverick on January 04, 2012, 10:50:23 AM
Thanks for the correction Greg.  They have some interesting stuff to be sure.

Regards,

John
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Weaver on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 05, 2012, 07:16:13 PM
A new 1/48 F-35 to replace the perpetual Panda kits would be nice!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Weaver on 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!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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? 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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 ???
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 08, 2012, 10:53:44 AM
What scale?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 09, 2012, 04:19:21 AM
What scale?

1/48th scale of course!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on January 09, 2012, 04:24:25 AM
Heh heh....I went back and edited my post after seeing Greg's inquiry.      8)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: phantomdriver on January 09, 2012, 04:27:43 AM
1/48 Gloster Javelin anyone?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: nils on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: beowulf on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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!

Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Maverick on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Stargazer2006 on 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... ».
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 11, 2012, 04:06:06 PM
Hear, hear!!!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Weaver on 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?)



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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...

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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: ???
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: The Big Gimper on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Maverick on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Paul Wagner on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 21, 2012, 12:07:23 PM
Must be the Testors one I am thinking of - glad I'm not going madder :-\
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on January 21, 2012, 12:35:14 PM

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


This indeed.   
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Weaver on 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!  ;))
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: The Big Gimper on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Roger the Cabin Boy on January 22, 2012, 11:57:00 PM
I have a folder with these as 3 views, maybe get round to doing some of them as resin masters as they're unkitted.  Scratchbiulding a one-off seems almost selfish...

SAAF

Gloster AS31 Survey
BA Double Eagle
Simmonds Spartan
Avro Avian

Waiting on Bladerunner for:

208 Caravan
Atlas XH-1 Alpha
Atlas Ace

Argentina -

Huanquero
Guarani I
Guarani II
Calquin
Nancu

Misc -

ENAER Pillan
PC-21

What else out there is wanted but unkitted?

Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 23, 2012, 02:30:02 AM
What scale?

I would definitely love a PC-21.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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? 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on January 27, 2012, 11:26:51 AM
A really well made 1/48 Wright Flyer, Bleriot, and Six Piston Merlinsyde would be great.   
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: jcf on 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?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on January 29, 2012, 02:17:44 PM
Quote
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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on February 02, 2012, 05:58:31 AM
Barling bomber in 1/72. 
So I can upgrade it, starting with the engines.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: jcf on February 02, 2012, 06:09:57 AM
...upgrade it ...
I think you'd be more into the realm of redesign with that drut.  ;D
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 02, 2012, 09:29:32 AM
1/48 HAL HF-24 Marut...even a Vacuform would be acceptable!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Stargazer2006 on February 16, 2012, 05:01:43 PM
I would LOVE a 1:48 model of the General Aviation GA-43 "Clark Airliner"!!!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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,
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on March 11, 2012, 02:54:04 PM
Oh that's nice.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: upnorth on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 12, 2012, 02:51:25 PM
That needs floats...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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.....
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Frank3k on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Stargazer2006 on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: upnorth on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Stargazer2006 on 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:

Quote
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:

Quote
"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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jacques Deguerre on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: gofy on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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. :(
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: arkon on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Stargazer2006 on 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!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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 ;)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: gofy on 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!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 14, 2012, 08:01:01 AM
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Feldmarschall Zod on April 19, 2012, 07:03:01 AM
T28
T29
T30
US built heavy tanks.

M4A1E8 Sherman.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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:
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: beowulf on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Mick Keenan on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: nils on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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).
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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! ;)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Old Wombat on August 17, 2012, 09:56:36 AM
Civilian vehicles (cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, etc.), both modern & historic, in 1:35th scale!!!!!!!! :icon_punal:
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: apophenia on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on 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  :/
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: mrvr6 on August 18, 2012, 02:24:13 AM
1/48 vulcan
1/32 tsr2

the end
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Old Wombat on 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:
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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).
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Stargazer2006 on 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!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Weaver on 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..... :(
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Diamondback on 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...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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 ---
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Diamondback on October 30, 2012, 03:05:44 AM
Though there is a second under construction, last I knew.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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:
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: LemonJello on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: LemonJello on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Diamondback on 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...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: The Big Gimper on 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).
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Stargazer2006 on 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...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: The Big Gimper on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: LemonJello on 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?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Litvyak on 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!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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 !
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: nils on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Diamondback on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on January 02, 2013, 04:20:36 PM
Model companies:  be first out with a 1/72 M-4 Bison bomber.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: The Big Gimper on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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.  ;)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Artoor_K on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Diamondback on 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.)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on 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 !??!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: The Big Gimper on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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 ---
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 10, 2013, 11:05:12 AM
Bah!  Sell a B-36 or three and you're on your way... ;)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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.
 :)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 20, 2013, 03:49:37 AM
Here, here. :)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on 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...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 03, 2013, 01:12:25 PM
I actually have a 1/48 SkyLancer...from Collect-Aire. 8)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Diamondback on 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.)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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).
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on 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...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on 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 :(
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: upnorth on 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!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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. ;)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Litvyak on 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?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on February 18, 2013, 12:06:30 AM
I take it theres something wrong with the Trumpeter one then ?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Litvyak on February 18, 2013, 12:40:33 AM
Actually, a good Swift in 1/72 would be something I'd welcome, too.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: upnorth on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: arkon on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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.     
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on March 06, 2013, 11:27:50 AM
Dear Airfix,
Please retool your 1:48 TSR.2. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Cliffy B on 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!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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 ?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Volkodav on March 09, 2013, 02:25:13 PM
1/72 P-8?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 09, 2013, 02:29:18 PM
Welsh Models has one available. (http://www.welshmodels.co.uk/MT72-06.html)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Logan Hartke on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 09, 2013, 02:35:43 PM
I'll take one then... ;)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Logan Hartke on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 09, 2013, 02:43:02 PM
Thanks mate...ask if they accept Paypal ;D
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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 ?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Litvyak on March 10, 2013, 06:08:05 PM
An F-35A in 1/72 already!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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.  :)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 11, 2013, 02:34:20 AM
My vote for 1/72 armour:

M41
Centurion
M18
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on 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 ?!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Litvyak on March 11, 2013, 08:30:37 AM
Armour - 1/35 Saladin, Saracen... (is there a Chaparral in 1/35?)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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. 


Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on 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 !
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on March 25, 2013, 05:17:35 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on 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...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)

Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: deathjester on April 03, 2013, 08:29:06 PM
Don't Anigrand do one?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Litvyak on April 03, 2013, 08:47:49 PM
1/72 Avro Anson Mk. V
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Weaver on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Weaver on 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)

Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Litvyak on April 20, 2013, 08:39:05 PM
A new CF-100 in 1/72 (Hobbycraft, are you listening?)...
A CH-148 Cyclone...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Volkodav on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: raafif on 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 :)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Rickshaw on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jacques Deguerre on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 24, 2013, 11:21:37 AM
There is a 1/35 Super Frelon
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on September 16, 2013, 06:12:22 PM
1/72 Martin 404
One has to kitbash a DC-6 to approximate it.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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 )
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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! 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Diamondback on October 14, 2013, 03:42:25 AM
Interesting... can we get a consolidated list for tracking the scoreboard?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on October 14, 2013, 04:55:55 AM
Still looking for someone to release a 1:35th IM Mastiff :/
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 20, 2013, 12:47:52 PM
Or a conversion set for the above...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Queeg on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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).
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Queeg on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on October 21, 2013, 12:26:17 AM
Addendum:  please also do the Ye-8 prototype and include extra bits for reasonable downline variations. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on November 03, 2013, 05:27:53 AM
Dear Airfix, how about a 1/48 dH-88?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Volkodav on 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)?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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".
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on November 25, 2013, 04:17:16 AM
1:48 XB-43, 46, and 48 kits would be nice.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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 ?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Silver Fox on 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. :)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Old Wombat on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChrisF on 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....
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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) :)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on December 16, 2013, 11:33:47 AM
Seriously!!  :)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on December 16, 2013, 12:15:17 PM
Dear Airfix, please upscale your new Hurricane fabric wing to 1:48. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 05, 2014, 03:18:00 AM
A variety of 1:35th scale HALO Warthogs would be nice. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Dr. YoKai on January 22, 2014, 01:45:01 AM
 A 1/35 ZSU-57 would be nice, a 1/72 one would be even nicer.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Dr. YoKai on January 22, 2014, 04:01:38 AM
 Ah?! So they do! ( And, mercy, a...a...Soviet TG-1! faints.)

Thanks for the tip, Greg!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 09, 2014, 04:48:29 AM
I would like a 1/48 Bristol Brigand

(http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/BARC/images/brigand-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: PR19_Kit on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on February 11, 2014, 12:33:48 AM
Hmmmmm...a Mirage V in 1:48 would be nice.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on February 17, 2014, 11:53:46 AM
Now this is pretty basic: a first tier F-35C in 1/48.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 17, 2014, 05:53:27 PM
Now this is pretty basic: a first tier F-35C in 1/48.

Here, here!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Diamondback on 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.)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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 --
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 11, 2014, 03:03:04 AM

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


Have one... 8)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Gingie on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Weaver on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: nils on 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,......
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: The Big Gimper on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Weaver on 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?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Weaver on 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).
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 24, 2014, 02:47:46 AM
Actually it is resin and metal - a heavy little box!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: raafif on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: nils on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.

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

There are some injection F-35C's done in 1/350 scale    ;)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 03, 2015, 04:47:43 AM
I thought they were resin?  Wish there was a 1/350 F-35B...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Volkodav on 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?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Daryl J. on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Martin@Freedom Model Kits on 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?
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on November 09, 2015, 04:49:38 AM
Still milling around smartly waiting for 1/72 XB-15
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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 !
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: LemonJello on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Frank3k on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: DFZ on 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...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Zaskar24 on 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
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Volkodav on 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!
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: upnorth on 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



Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Retired In Kalifornia on 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!


Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on November 01, 2018, 01:14:00 PM
Still, did I say still ? ? ?     Waiting for 1/72 B-15.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 08, 2018, 03:53:39 AM
Hmmm...Learjet 25 with cabin replaced by weapons bay and a pair of missiles...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on 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)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Old Wombat on December 13, 2018, 04:33:38 PM
Still waiting for my CH-53D in 1/35, Mr Model Companies! ::)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on December 13, 2018, 08:07:06 PM
Quote
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. 
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on 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.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Old Wombat on December 14, 2018, 04:42:43 PM
I'm kind of surprised Trumpeter haven't released one given they have done a bunch of other helicopters in 1/35.

Same here, especially as they've done little ones like Chinooks 'n' all. ::)

Might cost an arm & a leg but it'd be cheaper than both arms, both legs, kidneys, liver, spleen & corneas required to afford a resin version in 1/35. :icon_crap:
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Volkodav on December 14, 2018, 04:49:55 PM
A 1/1 from Boeing would be cheaper than a resin 1/35 kit.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on December 14, 2018, 11:26:42 PM
I wouldn't have classed a CH-47 as smaller than a CH-53.

Strangely, I have a 1/35 CH-47 in my stash --- and parts for a 1/32 one too. Plus a 1/48 CH-53
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on December 23, 2018, 03:10:13 AM
Still waiting for a 1:48th scale F-86H Sabre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_F-86_Sabre) and F-93 Sabre derivative (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_YF-93)...






***Edit to fix the html--jjf
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 23, 2018, 03:18:28 AM
It's rare and it's resin but it does exist:

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/5/3/9/167539-12123-pristine.jpg)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on December 23, 2018, 05:15:18 AM
@Greg/GTX - Yeah, I knew aboot the Collectaire F-86H but you apparently did not purchase enough of the Collectaire kits to warrant the development and production of an injection moulded F-86H :)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 23, 2018, 05:27:50 AM
but you apparently did not purchase enough of the Collectaire kits to warrant the development and production of an injection moulded F-86H :)

Hey, I did my fair share...
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on December 23, 2018, 05:43:33 AM
but you apparently did not purchase enough of the Collectaire kits to warrant the development and production of an injection moulded F-86H :)

Hey, I did my fair share...


Knowing you am sure you did more than your fair share !
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on January 20, 2019, 09:20:33 PM

1/72 Nakajima G10N  would be a swell kit !
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on January 20, 2019, 11:08:14 PM

1/72 Nakajima G10N  would be a swell kit !

Unicraft is supposed to be doing one -------   :o
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: tigercat on January 21, 2019, 05:30:28 AM
1/72 Flower Class Sloop please before it's too late to scan real life example and to raise awareness of her fate
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on January 21, 2019, 06:58:55 AM

1/72 Nakajima G10N  would be a swell kit !

Unicraft is supposed to be doing one -------   :o

Looked up - interesting - says to be released 2016  :-\
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on January 21, 2019, 07:03:19 AM

1/72 Nakajima G10N  would be a swell kit !

Unicraft is supposed to be doing one -------   :o

Looked up - interesting - says to be released 2016  :-\

Yeah, maybe Igor has bit off a bit more than he can chew   ;D
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 22, 2019, 01:12:03 AM

1/72 Nakajima G10N  would be a swell kit !


Bah!  Too small...This was supposedly 1/32:

(http://d13z1xw8270sfc.cloudfront.net/resize/123184/1433111399116_g10n.jpg/320/320/0/)
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Some Duck with an Ultimax on February 17, 2019, 03:42:11 AM
The one kit I’d love nowadays is a modern 1/72 Javelin. It’s just such an awesome-looking plane.

That and a 1/35 ferret at an affordable price....
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: finsrin on March 01, 2019, 06:30:05 AM
Hello model companies.  Are you even out there in internet browser-reader universe ? ? ?
Another year and still waiting for 1/72 B-15.  Tap foot - tap foot - tap foot - tap foot - tap foot - tap foot - tap foot - tap foot - tap foot - tap foot - tap foot.....
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 02, 2019, 01:05:47 AM
There is a 1/72 Boeing Model 314/C-98 available.  Technically that uses the same wing as the XB-15 which could provide the starting point for a 1/72 XB-15.  Maybe try contacting Anigrand directly regarding it.
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: tigercat on April 07, 2019, 03:30:46 PM
1\72 River class frigate , with variants of Tacoma class and Colony class frigate
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 07, 2019, 04:37:10 PM
@Tigercat - Sent you a PM with contact information for a guy that makes hulls in a variety of scales.  Not sure if he has a River Class FF available but you can always ask.  He is located in Gibraltar.  He also has a FaceBook page (Chistian Sheppard-Capurro).   
Title: Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
Post by: kitnut617 on April 07, 2019, 10:00:42 PM
There is a 1/72 Boeing Model 314/C-98 available.  Technically that uses the same wing as the XB-15 which could provide the starting point for a 1/72 XB-15.  Maybe try contacting Anigrand directly regarding it.

And Combat Models does a 1/72 vacuform kit of it too, might be a lot cheaper for kit bashing --- US$45 +US$20 for the detail parts.
Title: The February-March 1967 Scale Modeler Magazine Reader Survey
Post by: Retired In Kalifornia on July 22, 2019, 11:16:59 AM
Held over 52 years ago it was the largest specifically for non-flying scale modelers by any hobby news publication of the day, one I'd participated in as well. My ed. notes highlight several of the requested modeling subjects released since the survey including one the article author assuredly proclaimed: "...will probably never appear except as scratch built projects..." the Nakajima G8M Renzen "Rita", Hasagawa dutifully marketing it in 1/72 less than a decade later!

The Readers Speak Results Of Our Modeler’s Survey

The letters continue to pour in but out of the chaos that five thousand plus survey returns can produce, Scale Modeler has been able to draw several significant and far reaching conclusions.

First and foremost, is the informed caliber of today’s modeler [sic, ed.]  As we have pointed out before, he is neither twelve years old nor is he gullible. On the contrary, his knowledge of what he is modeling is usually extensive.

He is discriminating in his purchases and, if the kit warrants it, he is willing to spend quite a bit more to get something extra. Quality impresses him and he is quick to spot the hackneyed and the inferior. For this reason, the manufacturing of scale model kits has become a very competitive as well as hazardous business. Guess wrong or underestimate the modeler’s selectivity and a firm, even a big one, can go out of business fast.

Although our survey is only some six weeks along as this is written and we still are receiving letters at the rate of five hundred per week, a consensus has been building and it has taken the following form.

Fully half of those who replied to our questionnaire opted to write letters, going far beyond our brief listing. We appreciated this and we read them all. Preliminary among the comments after the perennial one that the survey was a good idea, was the thought expressed in many ways, that his was the first time the modeler had been asked about what he though and wanted and that it was hoped the manufactures would take heed.

We would like to reassure our readers that several companies, all of which well known, have already expressed interest in what they though and want to see the results of our survey as soon as it is completed. Two have already begun tooling up their plants for the production of models which, heretofore, they never realized were so wanted by the modeling public.

In addition to getting their thoughts of their chests, many readers also took the time to both praise and criticize some of the features in Scale Modeler [S/M, ed.]. A few issues back, we told you that S/M was to be your magazine, and you lost no time making your opinions known. We must add however, that the majority of your points were well taken and although you got us right in the ego, we will try to adopt as many of your ideas as possible.

Getting back to your kit selections . . . we found the following comments particularly noteworthy. In fact they were voiced so often that we feel there is a definite trend to the thing of our readers.

1.   Most modelers are tired of the same old standbys. Unless the kits are superdetailed [sic, ed.], much larger, or depict a different model previously unavailable, they would rather say bye bye to Mustangs and Zeros et. al.

2.   Every modeler who wrote to us generally admitted that he [single gender OK for the day here] would be willing to pay a little more to get a little more. All would rather have one or two well done plane, car, ship or armor kits than a hose of inaccurate, poorly researched models.

3.   Almost everyone evinced a keen interest in the neglected between-the-wars plastics which encompass the period 1920 to 1940 [arguably from 1919 as seen from today IMHO not counting the Spanish Civil War], and include military, civilian and racing planes.

4.   Our readers also wanted to see a section devoted to readers’ submissions, a feature we begun with our sixth issue [September 1966] and intend to sustain.

Before going into the selections chosen by you, one more market reaction was noted, possibly the most important one.

Every reader took the survey seriously. Many wrote us that they had tried repeatedly in the past to promote several kits that they wanted especially to see. Some have even gone so far as organize clubs [ed. emphasis] for the purpose. Unfortunately, their requests have been ignored or turned down with a polite reply. That is until now.

We at Scale Modeler take great pleasure in announcing that many of your requests will soon be in the works. The model industry is waking up. Competition from overseas has been a major spur [emphasis added; incredibly true after the Cold War ended in 1992 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 26, 1991. ed.], but the resounding response from readers like yourselves has made the big difference.

For too many years scale modeling was thought to be in the same category with “hobby toys”, particularly by the manufacturers themselves. It is only now that many manufacturers have learned that scale modelers are serious people. With the emphasis away from pleasing the kids and focused instead on building an authentic replica, we can expect to see great strides made in accuracy, quality and the range of models available. If Scale Modeler has done anything to further this trend, it would be gratifying indeed.

And now the results of the survey in order of preference [emphasis, ed.]:

AIRCRAFT

Kingfisher by Monogram in ¼ inch will be reviewed in next issue of S/M [June 1967 ed.]

First Place . . . tie between Vought Sikorsky Kingfisher and Douglas TBD Devestator.

The former will be out within a few months in 1/32 scale, the model, an OS2U-3 type was made from a three-view drawing appearing in our sister publication Air Classics. Meanwhile, preliminary work is underway on a model of the later.

Second Place . . . Martin B-10.

A fine aircraft ignored by manufacturers, no plans are in the works for its production, bet we have made contact with a forward looking firm which is giving the matter strong consideration. [i.e. Williams Brothers injected kit in 1/72 scale]

Third Place . . . Savoia Marchetti 79.

We knew this one was in production [i.e. Airfix 1/72 & Artiplast 1/50 injected kits] when we ran our survey and therefore omitted it. However, we got so many requests for it, we thought we would include it to prove that not all manufacturers are stuck on the same kits.

Fourth Place . . . Seversky P-35, another of the forgotten classics of the thirties, which many wanted super-detailed in 1/4” scale. [Williams Brothers 1/32 injected kit out first, wouldn’t be super-detailed but read on the Internet number of modelers have “improved” upon it over the decades, ed.]

Fifth Place . . . Curtis C-46 Commando, virtually submerged by the Goony bird’s publicity, this World War II workhorse was the biggest non-combat vote getter. [Williams Brothers again would be first getting their 1/72 injected kit out, ed.]

Sixth Place . . . Waco 10 . . . all respondents wanted a big, super-detailed model of this bird with moveable controls ala Monograms F3F and Gulfhawk. [Am assuming that’s been done over the ensuing 50 years, no? ed.]

Seventh Place . . . Bell Airacuda, also in quarter inch scale, although collectors of many models complained that 1/72 was the only to keep models from taking over the entire house. [Williams Brothers yet again got their 1/72 injected kit out first. So very little did the article author appreciate much less know that even as ink was drying monster-sized 1/72 kits never mind larger scale kits would soon be on the market ala the Monogram B-52D, development work for which was well advanced then. ed.]

Eight Place . . . Tie among Mitsubishi Ki 21 Type 97 “Sally,” Mitsubishi G4M “Betty” and Kawanishi H3K1 flying boat “Emily.”

The first two will eventually be brought out by L/S, the Japanese firm which did the Peggy that appeared in the issue Number 6 [i.e. the L/S 1/75 scale classic, ed.]. Since L/S and Nichimo are perhaps the two finest companies in Japan, these should be winners. [All were on the market before 1970 in 1/72 scale if memory serves right, ed.]

Ninth Place . . . Heinkel He 177 Grief . . . aircraft will be out next year by Faller, a German Maker, but may be hard to come by. [Beyond criminal Scale Modeler Magazine editors didn’t profess knowledge about Airfix coming out with their kit that very year – 1967. Did Airfix choose to keep this release Maximum Top Secret? Did the editors not want to act on rumors that it was about to be released, something else maybe? Primal screams of anger from this modeler still reverberating 52 years later! ed.]

Tenth Place. . . Curtis Shrike . . . again the call was for a super detailed model and readers called for extra parts to make model variations with, thus giving them a wider range of types, and were willing to pay more for same. [Have seen models of this bird over the years; super detailed ones with variations can’t say, those who know chime in. ed.]

Eleventh Place . . . Tie among Boeing F4B, P-12, P-26 all in quarter inch scale. It was felt the models now on the market of these ships were just too inadequate. Again super-detailing and size was the big feature, with lots of accessory parts for variation and prime attention paid to exacting detail. It was also found that in conjunction with these inter-war ship types Monogram’s treatment of the Grumman F3F should be extended to these classics also. [Was all this done over the ensuing 52 years, would love to know. ed.]

Twelfth Place . . . Lavochkin LA-5, included with these votes was the comment that most Russian WWII aircraft have been ignored by the manufacturers. [Airfix had the Yak 9D in 1963,  Ilyushin Il-2 in 1964, Petlyakov Pe-2 in 1968, FROG the Tupolev SB-2 in 1969, Lavoshkin La-7 planned in 1971 but not released till 1975 which I think was around when Italeri came out with their La-5FN kit. I just don’t remember seeing any La-5 kits other than Italeri’s during the 1970s. ed.]

ARMOR

[Professing blind ignorance for fear of being bashed to pulp won’t comment on this genera. ed.]

First Place . . . General Stuart M3A1 light tank used by British in western desert and christened “Honey”.

Second Place . . . General Grant with 75 mm gun also mainstay in western desert, early phase.

Third Place . . . German half track armored personnel carrier . . . sd.Kfz 250/1.

Fourth Place . . . American M-10 Tank destroyer with 76 mm gun.

Fifth Place . . . British Mk.I “Mother,” variation which first appeared on the Somme in 1916.[/i]

Sixth Place . . . Renault FT tank WW I. [This one I’ll comment on; why pray tell wasn’t there an injected kit on the market of this famous armor subject back then? ed.]

Seventh Place . . . Christie T3 Tank, pioneer of the early thirties and forerunner of Russian designs.

Eight Place . . . Russian T/34 76 [sic. ed.]. Only model of this type tank is T/34 [sic. ed.] 85 mm gun model by Revell which is no longer in production.

Many requests for Japanese tanks were received but these are now available from Japan in any store that stocks Japanese kits [Highlands Hobbies in North Highlands, California next to McClellan A.F.B. where I’d frequented in the late 1960s did stock them for sure. ed.]

SHIPS

First Place . . . RMS Titanic . . . the famous liner won by ratio of nearly three to one over its nearest competitor. Rumor has it that the Cunard White Star Liner would take dim view of a model being produced, as it would revive unpleasant memories. This seems a bit much when you consider the movies and best selling books written about this historic steamship. At any rate, two firms are definitely interested in this project, as a group of modelers who form the Titanic Enthusiasts of America (that’s the name) have collected all the photos etc. needed to do a comprehensive job. Model would be made in the three ft. overall class. [indeed they'd come out not long afterwards! ed.]

Second Place . . . German WW I sub (U-9) Kapitainleutnant Otto Weddigen commanding. Early sub sank three British battlecruisers in first weeks of WWI. Readers asked for clear plastic hull-half to reveal detailed interior. One firm has already undertaken the project. [Will have to do Internet research meantime y’all welcome to enlighten me. ed.]

Third Place . . . Carrier Enterprise Big “E” a scratch built model of which appeared in previous issue of [Scale] Modeler [November 1966 ed.]. Kit will appear early next year. [Who’s I ask? ed.]

AUTOMOBILES

Of the thousands of questionnaires received all but a handful checked Hitler’s Mercedes Touring Car [ed. emphasis], which was the biggest single vote getter in any category. Of all the models available the car manufacturers offer the widest range. Therefore, many classics ignored in other fields are already available in the car category. However, in addition to the Mercedes, numerous requests were made for Craig Breedlove’s “Spirit of America”. [ed. emphasis]

In closing, we wish to tank all those who took the time to write to us. Time and space do not allow us to reduce all your requests and it must be noted that particular aircraft such as the McDonnell Moonbat [ed. emphasis] and Japan’s Rita [ed. emphasis; i.e. Nakajima G8N], a four engine bomber will probably never appear except as scratch built projects [How disgustingly presumptuous, wanna hear cat calls from our forum modelers right now! ed.]. However, many fine models which are out were requested by readers who in all probably, did not know that they were available. We are speaking of the Douglas A-20 Havoc, the Me. 410 [ed. emphasis] (reviewed in last issue) [November 1966 ed.] and now the Arado 196. [ed. emphasis. How so very true then in 1967. Decades before the Public Internet y’all only had print publications & word of mouth to go by. ed.] Others will be coming out shortly and if your local hobby store does not carry them, write to any of the specialist outfits which advertise in S/M; chances are they’ll have what you want.