Author Topic: "Holy Grail" model kits  (Read 17971 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline seadude

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 1412
  • Think "outside the box"!
"Holy Grail" model kits
« on: August 20, 2015, 07:42:17 am »
We all love to search for and buy model kits. But sometimes, there are models we don't have that are very, very old, difficult, rare, etc.  to get a hold of for various reasons that we wished we had them in our collections. What "holy grail" model kits are you looking for?

My two I'm still searching for:
Old Monogram 1/48 F-19 Stealth Fighter
Old Testors 1/48 Stingbat LHX Stealth Helicopter
Modeling isn't just about how good the gluing or painting, etc. looks. It's also about how creative and imaginative you can be with a subject.

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 28782
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 11:36:13 am »
I`ve got that F-19 Stealth that I`m prob never going to build......do I have to hide it so you can find it ?

 :thumbsup:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline joncarrfarrelly

  • Bertie Bassett
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 6928
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 12:03:45 pm »
I`ve got that F-19 Stealth that I`m prob never going to build......do I have to hide it so you can find it ?

 :thumbsup:

Geocache the bugger and start sending him obscure clues.  :wacko:  :cheers:  :thumbsup:
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline Steel Penguin

  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2615
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 12:26:58 pm »
that's cruel  :wacko:   but rather in the keeping of this place  :blink:
Redone 19/08/15  the things you learn, give your mind the wings to fly, and the chains to hold yourself steady added 07/10/18   take off and nuke the site form orbit, nope, time for the real thing, CAM and gridfire, call special circumstances.   wow, its like freefalling into the Geofront

Offline RAFF-35

  • Makes own decals
  • ***
  • Posts: 549
  • Failure is always an option
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 01:24:41 pm »
Not one, but two Miku 1:72 AH-56 Cheyenne would be the only kits I'd want, worthy of a mention here
Don't let ageing get you down, it's too hard to get back up

Offline The Wooksta!

  • Resident Soup Dragon
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 6414
  • Would you risk it for a chocolate biscuit?
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 01:35:15 pm »
Oddly, I had both the Italeri 48th Stingbat and the Miku Cheyenne but sold them on to other members of this 'ere parrish.

The latter was a copy of the Aurora Cheyenne, which I suspect is a lot easier to find.  IIRC, Anigrand have done a resin one which is superior.

My holy grails:

Titan Find Blake's 7 "Scorpio" - never had the money but when I did they'd finally sold out.

G-Modelle (v.obscure German cottage outfit) Blohm und Voss Bv 142 Airliner.
"It's basically a cure... for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac... the potential market's enormous!"

"Now then, Butch Harry. Tell us about Fulham."

The Plan - a Blog
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34762.0.html

Offline Steel Penguin

  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2615
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2015, 01:44:12 pm »
wooksta,  id say keep an eye on titanfind, there doing a run of the London at the mo according to the members of the Horizon site  http://www.blakes7online.com/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=454&rowstart=40      apparently  at least one of the folks there have got one
Redone 19/08/15  the things you learn, give your mind the wings to fly, and the chains to hold yourself steady added 07/10/18   take off and nuke the site form orbit, nope, time for the real thing, CAM and gridfire, call special circumstances.   wow, its like freefalling into the Geofront

Offline JayBee

  • Won't go back to Hull again
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4079
  • "Aquilla non captat muskas"
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2015, 02:02:58 pm »
Way back, MAP Publications (in co-operation with IPMS UK, so they say) produced the fifth edition of "Scale Plastic Kits of the World 1971."
This came free with Scale Models magazine, you had to cut it and join it. Mine i9s sewn together.

One kit is featured in it which I have never heard of anywhere,but

I would love to know if it really existed,
and
if it did I want one, or maybe two.

OTAKI    Lockheed U-2    1/100 scale.
Alle kunst ist umsunst wenn ein engel auf das zundloch brunzt!!

Sic biscuitus disintegratum!

Offline sandiego89

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2553
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2015, 02:06:22 pm »
Otaki C-5 Galaxy 1/144, but I'm not paying the crazy prices when one pops up.  Way over $100 for a cheap, small injection kit- no way. 
Dave "Sandiego89"
Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 28782
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2015, 02:19:42 pm »
Geocache....that would be fun !

As per the original query, not really sure. Prob somat I saw when I was a kid as my father used to have a pretty good collection of RCAF aeroplanes.
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Online PR19_Kit

  • Closeted Take That fan
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 28727
  • Whiffing since the 70s
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2015, 03:21:59 pm »
Way back, MAP Publications (in co-operation with IPMS UK, so they say) produced the fifth edition of "Scale Plastic Kits of the World 1971."
This came free with Scale Models magazine, you had to cut it and join it. Mine i9s sewn together.

One kit is featured in it which I have never heard of anywhere,but

I would love to know if it really existed,
and
if it did I want one, or maybe two.

OTAKI    Lockheed U-2    1/100 scale.


It was, I was one of the team members that compiled it, and a right pain it was too!

I have an idea a friend of mine has a 1/100 U-2, I'll ask him if it's an Otaki.

Otaki C-5 Galaxy 1/144, but I'm not paying the crazy prices when one pops up.  Way over $100 for a cheap, small injection kit- no way. 

I have one of the Otaki Galaxies in The Loft, but I wouldn't say it was small, it's the same size as a 1/144 747, which means it's 1/72 Lancaster size.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Offline sandiego89

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2553
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2015, 04:13:58 pm »


I have one of the Otaki Galaxies in The Loft, but I wouldn't say it was small, it's the same size as a 1/144 747, which means it's 1/72 Lancaster size.

Lucky you!  Agree it is not small- bad choice of words, I just can't justify the expense to myself, or if I did buy one Mrs. Sandiego89 might get some ideas and have to buy something to counter it  <_<

- Dave
Dave "Sandiego89"
Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

Offline Diamondback

  • Kitbasher
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2015, 08:57:46 pm »
Ditto on the 1/48 Monogram F-19 and 1/144 Otaki C-5. :) Resin scares the living crap out of me.

Offline McColm

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 7360
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2015, 11:44:35 pm »
I would have said the 1/72 Monogram F-16XL until one came up for sale on eBay. It's the single seater, not too sure if Monogram did the two seater kit.

Then there is the Airmodel vacform 1/72 HS Nimrod with the upgrade Mk2 conversion kit. Got my paws on one of them as well, so it must be the vacform 1/72 VC-10. Which I'm still waiting to be delivered.

Offline Thorvic

  • Evil Kit Finder Git General
  • Administrator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 11361
    • Album
Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2015, 11:53:42 pm »
I would have said the 1/72 Monogram F-16XL until one came up for sale on eBay. It's the single seater, not too sure if Monogram did the two seater kit.

Then there is the Airmodel vacform 1/72 HS Nimrod with the upgrade Mk2 conversion kit. Got my paws on one of them as well, so it must be the vacform 1/72 VC-10. Which I'm still waiting to be delivered.

No Monogram just did the single seater F-16XL kit in 72nd.
Fomaplane did the HS Nimrod MR1, Aircraft in Miniature re-issued it with the MR2 conversion set (Although can't think why as the Airfix kit is far easier to work with )
The Airways VC-10 is due for re-release by RAM Models later this year, and the rest of the former Airways lines are likely to follow
Project Cancelled SIG Secretary, specialising in post war British RN warships, RN and RAF aircraft projects. Also USN and Russian warships