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5 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

Some other really classy Tweet schemes too...............it would be the perfect subject for larger scales with its size IMHO

 

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Yep, the old fuel to noise converter, great Cessna concept............:hmmm:

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7 hours ago, Jennings Heilig said:

How many 1/48 RA-5C kits have you ever seen at shows? I can think of two in the almost 20 years that kit has been out.

 

Kits not being at shows doesn't mean anything......a quick Google search of 1/48 RA-5C pulls up dozens of them built. The PBY was the slowest seller? Why then did they release it as a -5, a -5A, in the Pro-Modeler line and in at least six different box tops? That's a lot of releases for a slow seller!

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Good idea. But I think sadly the only surefire way to sway a model company to do a model is to pony up $250k+/- to cover the R&D and production.

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3 minutes ago, The Dude said:

Good idea. But I think sadly the only surefire way to sway a model company to do a model is to pony up $250k+/- to cover the R&D and production.

 

This /\ right here.

 

While not even in the same monetary ball park, I've been asked by a half dozen people to print 1/18 scale decals for the Hobbyboss AV-8B. When I respond with "sure, just front the $1000 - $1500 for the print run and another $400 for placement guides and I'll get right on it", the silent response (or lack thereof) is deafening. 

 

Everyone's ideas are great because it's not your money that's at risk. 

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33 minutes ago, Dave Roof said:

 

Kits not being at shows doesn't mean anything......a quick Google search of 1/48 RA-5C pulls up dozens of them built. The PBY was the slowest seller? Why then did they release it as a -5, a -5A, in the Pro-Modeler line and in at least six different box tops? That's a lot of releases for a slow seller!

 

Gee Dave, let's see... if you have a slow seller that you've already done the tooling for, wouldn't you think you'd at least try to sell all of the versions you'd tooled?  Six different releases doesn't make it a runaway best seller.  And I have absolutely no reason whatsoever to believe that Ed Sexton lied to me about it.  Do you know something about Ed that I don't?

 

Edited by Jennings Heilig

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I reckon we all have our favourites, and sometimes they are well out on left field, or in the next paddock even. But if I was wanting to start another model company doing 1/32, I would be looking important types not covered to date, and with many users and colour schemes. Also small enough to ensure modellers want more , or can afford, than one of each (B-26 as example) Top of the to-do list would be a Griffon Spitfire or two (14, 18, 24) Seafire III, 15, 47, Vampire fighter, and later a trainer, perhaps even a Venom. Slightly bigger and the Beaufighter is still missing. All a license to print money.

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1 hour ago, wunwinglow said:

Learn CAD. Buy 3d printer. Buy lots of HIPS filament..... 

Even doing it the old-fashioned way!  The killer would be research.  Getting those cockpits, interiors (such as you want) and wheel wells right.  That's money right there.  Who's got good resources on the Foolhaven Fk-it 58?  I'm guessing not many...  or any.  Some dreams just have to remain dreams.

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3 hours ago, Gazzas said:

Scratch building, people!  So much knowledge here.  You wanna show stopper for the Nats or something else...  create it!

 

 

 

Tempted!

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You'd definitely have an issue with a guy like me if you want anything outside of WWII subjects kitted, as I have no interests outside of that time frame. As has been said, too many people with their own idea of what takes priority.

 

And little of it matching the priorities of the manufacturers.

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A-37?  How about a Jet Provost/Strikemaster?  I know that's not going to happen.

 

I'd be all over a Tamiya P-47, though, particularly a razorback, plenty of 8th, 9th and SEAC options for those of us with a British bias.

 

Nice idea with the poll, but sadly, you'll probably get almost as many different answers as participants.  But isn't that one of the strengths of this forum, the sheer diversity of opinion?

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Personally I'd prefer Tamiya did an early WW2 type- or German /Japanese fighter. Or a B-24- but I guess in 48 scale.

...or a 32nd scale SPAD? :lol:

Edited by Pup7309

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