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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #165 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.
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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #166 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 !

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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #167 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.
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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #168 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.

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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #169 on: January 02, 2013, 04:20:36 PM »
Model companies:  be first out with a 1/72 M-4 Bison bomber.

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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #170 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.
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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #171 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.  ;)
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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #172 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.
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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #173 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!
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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #174 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.)

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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #175 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.
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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #176 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 !??!

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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #177 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.
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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #178 on: January 10, 2013, 09:34:27 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Dear Model Company, I would like you to release a kit of...
« Reply #179 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?

http://air.scale-model-kits.com/products/Myasishchev-3M-Bison-AMO72008.html


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 ---