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rdt1953
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 04:45 PM UTC
Tell us about your fantasy kit - subject , scale , manufacturer , features etc.
Since this is wishing , let's keep it to subjects that are not currently produced .
( no 1/32 Mustangs , Spits etc - we already have those in spades )

As this is Aeroscale I suppose we should keep it to aircraft at the moment unless the Aeroscale family feels differently.

Come on dreamers ! Richard
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 05:40 PM UTC
Wellll....for continuity, all LSP (Large Scale Planes) in 1/32 to be retooled and produced in the dominate military scale of 1/35. At least the most common ones first. I think MRC has done this with some helicopters, and there was a resin 1/35 Bf 109 released a decade or so ago.

Barring that and being a P-40 and Pacific War fan, and getting old, I would like to see a 1/24 P-40 family and more Japanese subjects in 1/24.

Who would like to see a 1/24 P-39 , SBD, Avenger, and - wait for it... - O2U Kingfisher?

ME!!!!
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 07:28 PM UTC
Considering how well served we are in the subjects I can imagine ever getting around to building; I really don't have any.

For me 1/32 Or 1/24 aircraft are the wretched excess of cloud cuckoo land already. For me it is complete and utter fantasy that is beyond any want, need or even desire I could have. I just dont have a house big enough for the box, let alone a built kit.

If anything my fantasy would involve most manufacturers cutting their prices to 1990s levels. Sorry but $28 for a single engine World War II fighter is too much for me. I'm getting cheap in my advancing years.

Maybe some 1/32, 1/24, even 1/12 scale cockpits and partial fuselages for various large scale pilot figures. That I could Fit on the workbench and shelf.
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 07:57 PM UTC
A 1/48 scale A400M would do nicely.

And indeed, 1/35 scale planes going together with the rolling equipment would be atreat
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 08:57 PM UTC
I'd like to see someone churn out a 1/72 Douglas C-117D Super Gooney. They served the Navy and Marine Corps for many years and yet, the only option is the old vac-form conversion.
Kevlar06
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 08:58 PM UTC
For about 15 years, up until December 2017, my all-time fantasy kit was a 1/32 scale Sopwith Dolphin, but Wingnut Wings filled that order nicely so I will die a very happy modeler. Not wanting to be "too greedy" though, I have a few other large scale types that would be nice too see done by specific manufacturers, in no particular order:

1. A Breuget 14A2 by WnW
2. A Camproni C A2 by WnW
3. A Hanroit HD 1 by WnW
4. I personally think we have plenty of WWII types, but one that has really gone neglected is a new-tooled large scale F4F Hellcat. The Hasegawa one is long in the tooth, and the Trumpeter one is badly deformed, so if Hasegawa or Tamiya would release a new tool one, that would be great.
5. A large scale F-102 or F-106 (or both) would also be a sight to behold.

I agree with Stephen above about the sections of large scale fuselage or cockpits too--or even turrets and gun positions which would be fantastic. What we have now is woefully underserved. I had to resort to drastic measures to obtain something for my aviation figure collection:

http://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=3273

VR, Russ

rdt1953
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 09:17 PM UTC
One of my wishes is about to be granted this summer with FineMolds releasing a Babs in 1/48 .

Even though I build aircraft in 1/48 predominantly , I would love to see Tamiya do what they do so well in 1/32 - a state of the art Hayabusa accurate in shape and detail. Seems like a no brainier to me - it was second only to the Zero in numbers produced ( something over 5,000 vs 10,000 + for the Zero IIRC) - and it was more familiar to most Japanese during the war than the Zero.

And for real fantasy a state of the art large scale ( 1/24 ?) Waco YMF - my absolute favorite!

Keep em coming- this is fun ! Richard
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 09:44 PM UTC
1/48 B-17!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 10:02 PM UTC
Howdy,

1/32 Pfalz D-VIII or an accurate P-51B.

Brian Riedel
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 12:30 AM UTC
1/32 SPAD XIII
State of the art 1/32 P-38 Lightning
State of the art 1/32 P-51B (I know you said no Mustangs, but what we really have is a lot of Ds, not so many earlier ones.)
State of the art 1/32 Hurricane

I'm sure I have about 20 more I can't think of right now, but those'll do to be getting on with.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 01:19 AM UTC
1/72 de Havilland Venom FB.4
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 01:51 AM UTC
Richard,
Thanks for this opportunity to dream once again.
Aircraft while molded by Monogram a million years ago, a state of the art:
1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher.
1/72 scale HU-16 Albatross

Race cars:
I'd kill for and die a happy man if someone came out with a 1/24 or 1/20, and a 1/12 scale 1967 Gurney Eagle. And the same for a Porsche 908/3.

Joel
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c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 02:22 AM UTC
A mainstream 1/48 scale Sunderland MkV (or III) that's reasonably priced .... yeah I know something that big and reasonably priced don't go together but hey we're dreaming!!!!

Oh .... and a state of the art 1/48 He115 again reasonably priced .... yeah yeah I know I'm getting more and more like my Scottish ancestors .... short arms long pockets.
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 02:57 AM UTC
Buccaneer S.1 and S.2B in 1/72 with a good selection of stores (Martel, Sea Eagle, thousand pounders, ALQ119, Pave Spike and Paveway etc). I know someone did a resin kit a few years back but we are way overdue for a mainstream plastic. Come on Airfix!
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 03:11 AM UTC
I would love to see the following between the wars a/c (these are jut the US a/c) my short list in 1/48 scale:

Douglas T2D
Douglas DT
Douglas Y1B-7
Douglas C-1
Douglas O-43
Keystone B-3
Keystone B-4
Keystone B-5
Keystone B-6
Martin T3M
Martin T4M
Martin MO
Naval Aircraft Factory TS
Northrop BT
Vought VE-7
Vultee V-1
North American BT-9
Grumman FF
Fokker PW-5
Consolidated P2Y
Consolidated P-30
Boeing NB
Berliner-Joyce P-16
Curtiss A-8
Curtiss A-12 Shrike

Bob



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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 03:25 AM UTC

WNW - 1/32 SPAD VII & XIII and Nieuport 11 & 17...oh and a Dr1 Triplane.

Tamiya - 1/32 BAC Lightning F6 (I know, this WILL always be fantasy)

Tamiya 1/48 SR-71

Gary
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 03:44 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I would love to see the following between the wars a/c (these are jut the US a/c) my short list in 1/48 scale:

Douglas T2D
Douglas DT
Douglas Y1B-7
Douglas C-1
Douglas O-43
Keystone B-3
Keystone B-4
Keystone B-5
Keystone B-6
Martin T3M
Martin T4M
Martin MO
Naval Aircraft Factory TS
Northrop BT
Vought VE-7
Vultee V-1
North American BT-9
Grumman FF
Fokker PW-5
Consolidated P2Y
Consolidated P-30
Boeing NB
Berliner-Joyce P-16
Curtiss A-8
Curtiss A-12 Shrike

Bob






Bob-- actually the A-12 has been done by Special Hobby in 1/48, and the FF too, but I think in 1/72. But I agree, these are sorely missing.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 04:24 AM UTC
Russ, if you know where I can get an A12 let me know.

bob
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 05:06 AM UTC
A newly tooled PBY Catalina family in 1/72. I don't recall the last time I saw the Academy kit and the Airfix example should have been retired decades ago.

Sci-fi, would love a good sized of the Normandy SR-1 from the game Mass Effect. A beautifully designed starship.
And some ships from Babylon 5 like the Earth Alliance Cruiser, Destroyer and a Minbari Battlecruiser and Whitestar. The latter would be a challenge to airbrush!

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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 05:13 AM UTC
Some great models still desired so it seems.
I would like to see in 1/32:
Dornier Do17(come on Revell, you gave us a Ju-88 and He 111)
Caprioni Ca3, though I don't think WnW will deviate from their Anglo/German focus, so why not a
Handley Page HP O/400,

But mainly I would like to see Hong Kong models get their Lancaster out to the market.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 05:16 AM UTC
I'd love to have many on the 'tween wars list, but my MOST wanted is a FE2B fighter in 1/72 scale
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 05:50 AM UTC
RU-8D, RU-21, JH-1H Left Bank
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 11:14 AM UTC

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Russ, if you know where I can get an A12 let me know.

bob



Bob-- sent you a PM, but the short answer is I think Skyway Models in Seattle has at least one in stock. I'll get you the phone number.
VR, Russ
Delbert
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 01:11 AM UTC
The one I cannot get without shelling out a more dollars than I'm willing to spend.. ..

1972 Ford Pinto fastback style, not the hatchback version.... hoping it will someday be re-released....

Delbert