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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Wish List of Model Kits New and Re-issued


I received the email quoted below and started a string on the old discussion boards. I am copying here and I hope people will add to it. I think all model builders must have a wish list it is interesting to see which kits are the most wanted. A number of the old kits mentioned so far sure bring back pleasant memories.
Please add your wish lists in the comments.

"I would love to see some of the old kits re-released by the companies that made them or companies that buy the old molds can you please start a wish list string with this mail.
First on my personal wish list would be the re releasing of the Tillie The Toiler and Sky Sweeper anti aircraft guns that were around many years ago. I am not sure of the makers but I think one was by Renwal and the other maybe Adams."
Dave C. In Washinton State.

25 Comments:

At 1:32 PM, Anonymous big eagle said...

Boy I like this discussion because it lets you dream. I think top on my list would be an Ontos kit that was mentioned in another discussion string. Then I would like to see the old Adams, Revell or Renwal Hawk missile kits come back. More later.
Posted by Big Eagle in the mountains of Utah.

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger Peter said...

I like the dreaming part of this to. At the top of my wish list has been a 1/48 kit of the B-57. Now one is finaly out but at a price that makes it almost imposible to get. The kit is also of the British Canberra not the US B-57. I hope a company like Revell brings one out at an affordable price.
Peter

 
At 1:34 PM, Anonymous a6 guy said...

I wish that Revell would re-issue the A-6E and EA-6A kits. Monogram did it with their EA-6B so you never know it may happen.

A6 Guy Tampa Florida.

 
At 1:36 PM, Anonymous mark said...

I wish Monogram would re-issue that fine kit 1/48 of the SU25 Frogfoot and their Mig29.. Two kits from their Iron Curtain series.
Poted by Mark in San Juan PR

 
At 1:37 PM, Anonymous paul sclar tulsa ok said...

My top wish would be the re-issue of the Renwal Atomic Cannon. I had one when I was young and would like very much to have another to build. This string is a good idea Peter it is fun to see others wishes and yes it does bring back memories.

 
At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish some company would mass produce plastic buildings in 1/35 at a reasonable price not just corners and gates and such at prices way beyond reach. Building whole towns is now so costly that very few can do it. I hope this desire was clearly enough stated.

 
At 1:38 PM, Anonymous D berry said...

I agree the B-57 in 1/48 would be a joy to build and add to my collection. There was one around in vacuform for while but way beyound my modeling skills. My wish would be to see a company put out a 1/48 B-47. Granted it would be huge but I would love to have one. the new site is great Peter. I am proud to be in your war.
Major Berry, 32nd FS, IX FW, 1st AF Green Air Force

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Peter said...

Great to hear from you thanks for posting.

 
At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Tony said...

At one time Revell was re-issuing some of the old Renwal kits. I have several old Renwal kits in 1/32 from my younger days and bought two of those kits using the same molds from Revell. I am talking about the M47 and the Ontos kits. I sure wish that Revell or someone else would re-issue that Ontos kit again. The only place to find an Ontos now is on eBay and the prices are out of sight.
Tony D. Ontario Canada

 
At 1:39 PM, Anonymous track guy said...

Might interest you to know that the Revell kit of the skf 251 with rocket pods that was around some years ago is the old Nitto kit. The only difference is that the Nitto kit had rubber tread.

 
At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Major Shannon, 5th Air Force Greens said...

The twin engine jet bombers as a group have been ignored by the model companies in the larger scales. I would like to see 1/48 scale IL-28, B-66 (both Air Force and Navy versions), B-45 (never happen) and of course a kit of the B-57 that could be built in several of its versions. Well this is a cool place to put wishes but i'm afraid thats all they will ever be unfortunately.

 
At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Airfix should be applauded for bringing out the Buccaneer in 1/48 I am hoping they will eventualy bring out the Canberra.
T.Tomkins, London UK

 
At 1:42 PM, Anonymous Joe Smitt Roanoke Rapids, NC said...

One of the models on my wish list has just been released. I have obtained one from the Squadron Shop and can't wait to start it. It is the RF-5C Vigilanti in 1/48 scale by Trumpeter. I opened the box and the first thing that struck me was how big an aircraft it is. The molding looks clean, the instruction sheet is good and the decal sheet is very good. I will report back after I build it.

 
At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be very happy if Monogram / Revell would re-issue the WW II german armor models. They were great kits at a great price. It would be nice to see their U.S. half tracks again also.

 
At 1:44 PM, Anonymous P Maal said...

Another mold recycle is the old Hawk Banshee kit. Testors re issued it from the same molds with the same decals.
P. Maal
Dutch West Indies

 
At 7:57 PM, Anonymous CJ Nolan said...

Talk about re-issues I sure wish someone would bring back the old Adams / Life Like M40 SP 155 kit in 1/40 it was great.

 
At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Martinero said...

I want someone to release an IL 28 in 1/48 scale It would go well with the B-57 kit I am sure someone will come out with soon.. Well this is the place for wishful thinking (big grin).
B. Martinero Omaha Nebraska

 
At 7:05 AM, Anonymous Jerry Worshowski in bean town said...

Here is some info for M1 Abrams fans. The Hobby Craft of Canada M1A1 kits (there are three) are the Trumpeter kits right down to the instruction sheet. The Marine Corps kit has the parts for the Trumpeter M1A2. They have Hobby Craft decals which are really good but the boxs also have the Trumpeter decals.

 
At 6:42 AM, Anonymous J. Madison said...

Lindberg has reissued several of it's 1/32 ship kits over the years. The LCVP and now the PT 109 kit.
It would be nice if a company would put out a large scale war ship model. I know it won't happen and if it does the cost will be amazing but i can wish LOL.
The LCM models out are nice but I would like to see an LCT in 1/35.

 
At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing how wishes can come true. there are now 3 versions of the Canberra out by acurate miniatures.

Of course the price is also amazing concidering that they are mafe in the USA.

James from Seatle

 
At 7:41 AM, Anonymous Jerry Martin said...

The B-57 kits in 1/48 scale are by Classic Airframes and are made in the Czech Republic and yes they are way to expensive (smile)

 
At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Paul in Alaska said...

Not only are the Canberra kits to costly they are also made so simply that they reminf me of the kits put out 40 or more years ago. No real detailing and very heavy molding. Actualy I think the 50s Monogram aircraft kits were done better.

 
At 7:04 PM, Anonymous Peter said...

I completely agree the molding on the Classic Airframes B57 kit is like the early 1950s kits. But they do build up ok for my use in the Green Air Force. I had to sell my car to get a squadron thou.

Peter

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger Mannie Gentile said...

One of my all-time favorites was the Renwall twin 40mm "duster", with all of those opening hatches!

Mannie

 
At 10:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that all the old Renwal kits had fun operating features. The spring suspension on the M41 was very unique. Well Revell seems to own those molds now but I doubt we will see any at least until the economy gets better.

 

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