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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2015, 02:31:44 pm »
Revell Chance Vought Regulus II wished I had picked up a couple when they re-released in the 80s

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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2015, 06:44:17 pm »
I'm amazed that no-one re-popped the Otaki C-5. It's been OOP for decades and it's not a bad kit at all, it's just that there's not enough of them.
My understanding is that the tooling mysteriously vanished--tales conflict between scrapped, dumped in Tokyo Bay in a last act of spite by bankrupt owner, and other similar fates...

That might also explain the rarity of the awesome 1/24 Otaki Wheel & tyre sets which include the best Big & Little 5 slot mags (AKA Fentons, Jelly Beans etc) in scale.
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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2015, 07:36:17 pm »
For you guys who want Revell to tool up a new C-5, you might toss an upvote on here:
http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/item/124/
and/or
http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/item/944/
. Between my page and Scooters that's only 500 votes--and I've asked them to merge the two pages. Problem is, the heavy-hitters are running north of 10,000, some upwards of 50,000 votes...

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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2015, 10:09:19 am »
Voted for your C-5's Diamondback, been on my grail list for along time. Otaki also released it as the civvie L-500, both Revell & Testors reissued it. Revell was in European One scheme. Still kicking myself for not buying a Revell issue about twenty or more years ago in Wonderland.
Very surprised to see the Andromeda Ascendent & Slip Fighter from the Andromeda TV show have over 7300 votes each! Didn't think there were that many fans of that show on this whole planet!
Edit:- Forgot to say I voted for a load of Star Trek Shuttles on there too, all on my Grail list in 1/72nd.

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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2015, 10:54:27 am »
For you guys who want Revell to tool up a new C-5, you might toss an upvote on here:
http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/item/124/
and/or
http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/item/944/
. Between my page and Scooters that's only 500 votes--and I've asked them to merge the two pages. Problem is, the heavy-hitters are running north of 10,000, some upwards of 50,000 votes...


That's still running?  :blink:

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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2015, 12:18:16 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.

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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2015, 01:08:21 pm »
For you guys who want Revell to tool up a new C-5, you might toss an upvote on here:
http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/item/124/
and/or
http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/item/944/
. Between my page and Scooters that's only 500 votes--and I've asked them to merge the two pages. Problem is, the heavy-hitters are running north of 10,000, some upwards of 50,000 votes...


That's still running?  :blink:
Surprisingly, yes. As is a similar site with LEGO, though I don't know why the latter's even bothering--they're bordering on blatant about playing favorites with one particular designer for demographics while thumbing their nose at anything big or challenging no matter how much fan-demand there is. They've never tried to rebut it when we in the community have made the observation...

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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2015, 02:22:23 pm »
Always wanted to get to the bottom of this one. The most reliable info I've come across is that several molds were lost whilst in the care of Revell (incl. 1/32 Ki-61), lost at sea when the container ship sank...anyone else know if this is true.

Maybe not the actual ship itself, but just the container?

There are instances all the time of these things being lost over the side... too tall a stack, a large wave, and bye-bye...

Or, maybe they were part of the Train Wreck Loss and are rusting away in some swamp somewhere?

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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2015, 02:03:08 pm »
Jeese, forgot that Revell were still doing that, I've submitted the AH-56 Cheyenne in 1:48 / 1:72 and the Bugatti 100p in 1:72 if you want to, please could you give me a few votes, here are the links below :)

http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/item/6187/

http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/item/6186/
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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2015, 02:55:31 pm »
Now I think about, so have I, sort of.  I wanted an Aoshima Airwolf  for many years, but they were difficult find and even harder at a reasonable price.  Then they brought out a completely new kit, I bought one (paid a little over the odds due to procrastinating, that's another story) so I got a different kit, but better. :thumbsup:  I've also got a couple of Academy Hughes 500's as the ubiquitous bad guys.

Just got to pick up the courage to build as being a holy grail kit, I don't want to mess it up.  :banghead:  I particularly want to do it all dirty as in the scene at the end of the pilot movie where Hawke smokes Moffett.

IIRC the only Aoshima Airwolf kit is the one they released in 2009, the AMT/ERTL kit from 1984 was re-boxed/cloned by Idea/Kitech.
Was it also re-boxed by Aoshima?

I have the AMT/ERTL kit and what I like is that it can be built as a regular 222, which is what I'm doing.  :thumbsup:

Yes.  I remember checking the box and putting it back in disgust knowing it was the AMT kit for an extortionate amount.

I'm also sorry to say that the newer Aoshima one, despite the detail and beautiful moulding may well still have the too fat look due to an incorrect angle of the camera fairings above the Turbo Thrusters, an impossibility to fix.

And the Miku Cheyenne was definitely resin, as Van883 of this parrish can attest, as it is he who bought it from me.


Cheers both. Yes, AMT kit, brain malfunctioned for a while.
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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2015, 05:40:43 pm »
HBM Models No 315 Douglas XB-19 Hemisphere Defender

HBM does short run resin aircraft models in 1/200th scale.  Also some submarines and armored trains. 

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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2015, 05:05:45 am »
A(nother) Hasegawa F5U in 1:72. Had one, many years ago, but it was squashed under a dictionary...  :-\

I'd like another one (and make a fictional service aircraft from it. Maybe two, for a dark blue USN version and a grey/white USMC attacker ), but they were never re-issued since the 90ies, and if you come across one the prices are irrational.

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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2015, 12:06:35 pm »
A(nother) Hasegawa F5U in 1:72. Had one, many years ago, but it was squashed under a dictionary...  :-\

I'd like another one (and make a fictional service aircraft from it. Maybe two, for a dark blue USN version and a grey/white USMC attacker ), but they were never re-issued since the 90ies, and if you come across one the prices are irrational.

Good stuff, a cracking kit and very Whiffable of course.  :thumbsup:
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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2015, 01:23:36 pm »
HBM ? 200 scale ? Off to have a look thanks !

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Re: "Holy Grail" model kits
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2015, 07:33:15 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

Just found and ordered the F-19 on Amazon.  :thumbsup: It's the old 1/72 scale Monogram kit.  :cheers:  :drink:
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