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37 minutes ago, DennisTheBear said:

To be fair a manufacturer would need to decide between the Mk.I, the Mk. V, and the DAP Mk.23 1/2.

The real trouble is the crushed velvet interior soundproofing has to be extended to the outside loo on the last mentioned.

 

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6 hours ago, DennisTheBear said:

To be fair a manufacturer would need to decide between the Mk.I, the Mk. V, and the DAP Mk.23 1/2.

The real trouble is the crushed velvet interior soundproofing has to be extended to the outside loo on the last mentioned.

 

DennisTheBear

Not to mention reproducing the redbacks in that scale ...

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8 hours ago, DennisTheBear said:

crushed velvet interior soundproofing has to be extended to the outside loo

I think you'll find that up to the Mk.19¾ there was no lavatory, just outside urinals.

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....injection moulded prototype Spitfire.

 

The production versions are easily the most popular subject for a model in the UK, probably pretty popular the rest of the world too, but to my knowledge no-one has ever had a crack at producing a kit of the prototype.

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16 minutes ago, -Ian- said:

....injection moulded prototype Spitfire.

 

The production versions are easily the most popular subject for a model in the UK, probably pretty popular the rest of the world too, but to my knowledge no-one has ever had a crack at producing a kit of the prototype.

In that case I’ll suggest the prototype Hurricane.  It was noticeably different to the production aeroplanes and underwent a number of changes, some obvious and some less so, throughout its too-short life.

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I'm surprised that Japanese WW2 aircraft get overlooked a bit. A 1/48 Ki 67 Peggy or Ki 21 Sally would be nice. In 1/32, a Kate or Val would seem to be the thing to do. I was also surprised it took so long for a new mold Me 163 and B-18 to come out in 1/48.

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3 hours ago, Brad said:

. In 1/32, a Kate or Val would seem to be the thing to do. 

A 1/32 Kate and a Val were on the cards for a while. Wasn’t it to come from Silver Wings in their 2014 release catalogue. That along with a Gloster Gauntlet same scale. Sadly not appeared as yet but I hope they have not binned those three projects altogether. 

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22 minutes ago, spitfire said:

As well as the Kate and Val why is there no 1/32 scale Fairey Battle or Fulmar out there

 

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Dennis

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to some extent I get why no Battle or Fulmar.  Both nice planes and worthy but not ones at the top of my list to do as they are perhaps less mainstream and I'd have other types with more "priority" if I was a manufacturer looking to have a model range to market.

 

The Val and Kate I get as they would sell in Japan and USA as well as in Europe.  Perhaps the Battle and Fulmar much less so.  I'd love a Gauntlet but again thats into Fulmar territory perhaps.

 

On the other hand there are types that were pretty mainstream front line important machines.  Here I think Dornier 17 and Martin Marauder.  Another area is the general lack of WW1 battlewagons in the larger scales.  We have Bismark's, Hoods, etc so large scale warships do sell.  The WW1 "dreadnoughts" are quirky and imposing to my eye and yet there is hardly anything except in the small scales.  I say " hardly" but I think I am right is suggesting that should be "nothing at all"?   What I'd give for a 1/350 QE fast battleship in 1916 appearance.  Might even become a ship modeller.

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4 hours ago, JohnT said:

On the other hand there are types that were pretty mainstream front line important machines.  Here I think Dornier 17 and Martin Marauder.  Another area is the general lack of WW1 battlewagons in the larger scales.  We have Bismark's, Hoods, etc so large scale warships do sell.  The WW1 "dreadnoughts" are quirky and imposing to my eye and yet there is hardly anything except in the small scales.  I say " hardly" but I think I am right is suggesting that should be "nothing at all"?   What I'd give for a 1/350 QE fast battleship in 1916 appearance.  Might even become a ship modeller.

 

ICM do the Grosser Kurfurst ,Markgraft and Koning, Trumpeter do Dreadnought, Revell do Gangut, Zvezda do Sevastopol, there's a few others from those manufacturers I'm missing too. All in 1/350.

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The only car kit l would buy would be a 1/24 Ford Capri MK3 When l was younger the next door neighbour had a lovely MK3 which looked fast just sitting there on the street.

 

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On 6/17/2020 at 1:13 PM, JohnT said:

The WW1 "dreadnoughts" are quirky and imposing to my eye and yet there is hardly anything except in the small scales. 

Yes, the world needs an accurate 1:350 Liberté-class BB kit :wicked:

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21 hours ago, Robert said:

The only car kit l would buy would be a 1/24 Ford Capri MK3 When l was younger the next door neighbour had a lovely MK3 which looked fast just sitting there on the street.

 

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Robert

I'd go for the Alfa Romeo Montreal. A real problem to keep it going, but a neighbour had one on his drive just to look at - a real piece of artwork.

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On 6/19/2020 at 11:52 AM, Jo NZ said:

I'd go for the Alfa Romeo Montreal. A real problem to keep it going, but a neighbour had one on his drive just to look at - a real piece of artwork.

 

Glad to see that there's people with great taste ! The Montreal is one of the most beautiful thing ever made

 

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                               HI all ,

 

                       MOTOR MUSEUM in Miniature  "  rodian-nnin@hotmail.co.uk " ( Ian KNOTT )   have produced a 1/24 Morris Minor 1000 65gbp P+P free '

                       .........  AND a FORD CORTINA Mk. I ! ( Standard and Rally versions ) They are made of Resin and are without Donks ..... not for the Kiddies !

 

                                                                                                                 cheery "Modellin' " mumbas !

 

                                                                                                                                          Geoff

 

                                                                                                                                       F.T.G. 3156

 

                                                                                                              

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On 6/18/2020 at 1:37 PM, Robert said:

The only car kit l would buy would be a 1/24 Ford Capri MK3 When l was younger the next door neighbour had a lovely MK3 which looked fast just sitting there on the street.

 

A kit I would buy at least a couple of. I would add a 1/24 Mk III Cortina as well, or any Mk of Cortina in 1/24 would be nice. Always amazes me just how many Ford cars have been sold in this country alone, yet barely any kits to be had. I think I have half a dozen Transits, two XR3is and a Tamiya Sierra XR4i. That's all I can think of. I'd be the first in the queue for a Capri, Cortina, Escort, Granada of any sort. 

 

Steve

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39 minutes ago, fightersweep said:

 

A kit I would buy at least a couple of. I would add a 1/24 Mk III Cortina as well, or any Mk of Cortina in 1/24 would be nice. Always amazes me just how many Ford cars have been sold in this country alone, yet barely any kits to be had. I think I have half a dozen Transits, two XR3is and a Tamiya Sierra XR4i. That's all I can think of. I'd be the first in the queue for a Capri, Cortina, Escort, Granada of any sort. 

 

Steve

I got one of these sitting in the stash :whistle:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/bandai-6019-ford-capri-1600-gt--940763

 

 

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8 hours ago, fightersweep said:

Nice! I'm guessing that kit is worth more than a real Capri? 🙂 

 

Steve

I'll swap you for a decent one.

(actually I want an proper Classic Capri form the early sixties. Hard to find a good one at a sensible price, and even harder to get parts)

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14 hours ago, fightersweep said:

 

A kit I would buy at least a couple of. I would add a 1/24 Mk III Cortina as well, or any Mk of Cortina in 1/24 would be nice. Always amazes me just how many Ford cars have been sold in this country alone, yet barely any kits to be had. I think I have half a dozen Transits, two XR3is and a Tamiya Sierra XR4i. That's all I can think of. I'd be the first in the queue for a Capri, Cortina, Escort, Granada of any sort. 

 

Steve

 

Guess that most car modellers (and modellers in general) want to "live their dreams" when they build a model and this means race cars or proper sport cars. All other cars are of little interest and there are very few kits of everyday cars, at least in Europe (Japanese brands seem to be better covered by their manufacturers).

Ford is one of the most important brand in the world, but only a couple of their cars really made it into "dream" status, and even these have been minor dreams compared to the proper exotic brands.

This comment coming from someone who grew up in a family that owned two Taunus, a Granada, a Mk.IV Escort and a Focus and who himself owned a Mk.III Escort and a Fiesta... and Granpa even owned a Capri

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I've got an MPC boxing of the Airfix 1/32 Ford Capri:

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It was a shame that Airfix butchered the original to make the Krackle Kat.

 

BTW, this will be built one day ....

 

Dave

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HMS Hardy.

Lost at the Battle of Narvik in 1940. Captain was the first Gazetted VC of WW2.

If we can have Hotspur, also from Flotillla H and at Narvik, why not Hardy?

Surely Naval VC winners are as worthy as the other services?

(And Cpt Warburton-Lee was my Great Uncle)

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