Wish List

This is my list of model kits that are NOT made, that I wish were. I know many that I mention are available as expensive resin lits of varying quality, and as expensive limited-run plastic kits of “experienced modelers only” quality. So don’t bug me with “You can get…” emails; I know, I know. What I long for is high-quality, superbly accurate injection-molded styrene kits with exquisite detail of the kind put out by companies such as Hasegawa, Tamiya, Trumpeter, Eduard and Dragon.

 

AIRCRAFT

An aircraft kit series featuring U.S. military aircraft proposals and prototypes that didn’t make it to production, from WWII to the present. Each should feature a detailed cockpit with open/closed canopy parts and phot-etched seat harness, detailed landing gear wells, and weighted tires. Parts should be included to produce any prototype that was actually built, plus parts for a  speculative production version (such as armament and ordnance, including detailed weapons bays). Decals should be included for any prototypes built, plus speculative markings for a production airplane in a contemporary active duty squadron. I favor 1/48 scale for fighters and either 1/72 or 1/144 for bombers, depending on their size.

 

World War Two Prototypes and Concepts

Name

Scale/Size

Image

Bell XFM/YFM Airacuda

1/48

Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose

1/48

Curtiss XP-55 Ascender

1/48

Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet

1/48

Republic XP-47H

1/48

Republic XP-47J Superbolt

1/48

McDonnell XP-67 Moonbat

1/48

Republic XP-69

1/48

Republic XP-72

1/48

Bell XP-77

1/48

Northrop P-61E/F-15

1/48

Consilidated B-32 Dominator

1/72

Lockheed L-133

1/48

Republic XF-12 Rainbow

1/72

Postwar to Present Prototypes and Concepts

Republic XF-103 Thunderwarrior

1/48

North American XF-107 Ultra Saber

1/48

North American XF-108 Rapier

1/48

Bell “F-109” (D188A) VTOL

Features: Rotating VTOL engines

1/48

Chance Vought V-371 (1951)

1/48

Lockheed CL-288 (c1954)

1/48

Republic AP-100 Supersonic

VTOL Interceptor (1959)

1/48

Republic VTOL Project (Early 1960s)

1/48

Convair NX-2 Nuclear-Powered Bomber (Mid-50s)

1/144

North American System 110-A “Floating Wingtip” Bomber (1955)

1/144

Boeing Model 724-16 “Floating Wingtip” Bomber (1956)

1/144

Northrop N-176 (1956)

1/48

North American NA-236 (1955)

 

North American WS.300A (1955)

1/48

Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster

1/48

Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster

1/48

Martin XB-51

1/72

Lockheed CL-1200 Lancer

1/48

North American Rockwell XFV-12A

1/48

Fairchild Hiller (Republic) FX

1/48

Northrop F-20  Tigershark

1/48

Northrop YF-23 Black Widow II

1/48

Grumman A-12 Avenger

1/48

Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne attack helicopter

1/48

General Dynamics F-16XL-1

Single-Seat Version

Massive amounts of operational stores

1/48

General Dynamics F-16XL-2

Two-Seat Version

Also massive amounts of stores

1/48

“Luft ‘46”

(Advanced German WWII proposals that didn’t make it to production)

My favorite subject! There are too many to list them all, and I basically want all of them in quality styrene versions, 1/48 for fighters and 1/72 for bombers. I won’t bother to list them, since it would take up pages and pages. See the kit catalogs of Planet Models (resin), Special Hobby (limited plastic), Huma, Sharkit, et al, for an extensive but incomplete list. Visit www.luft46.com for examples. Here are just a few popular favorites:

Messerschmitt P.1101

1/48

Messerschmitt P.1111

1/48

Focke Wulf Treibflugel

1/48

Focke Wulf Flitzer

1/48

Junker EF 128

1/48

Horton Ho XIIIb

1/48

Blohm & Voss P.212

 

Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomber

1/72

Horton Ho XVIII B-2 Amerika Bomber

1/72

Gotha P.60C

1/48

Sanger Silverbird Antipodal Bomber

With booster & launch ramp section

1/72

And many more!

Unlimite Racing Planes

Unlimited racing planes are are WWII fighters converted for racing, many of them with extreme modifications to increase their speed. They meet at Reno, Nevada and scream around a closed course of pylons at 400+ MPH. Most of them have been racing for decades, and their look has changed often, both modifications and paint schemes. Multiple models kits could represent these planes in several of their incarnations (in 1/48, of course). I can’t name them all, but here are some examples:

Rare Bear (Grumman Bearcat)

1/48

Red Baron (P-51 Mustang)

1/48

Strega (P-51)

1/48

September Fury (Hawker Sea Fury)

1/48

 

 

SCIENCE FICTION

There’s a ton of sci fi models available in the form of resin garage kits. While many of them are outstanding models, they’re still very expensive, disallowing the opportunity to buy multiple copies to make multiple versions and kitbashes. As with my airplane wish list, I want the following models in mainstream injection-molded styrene form, with painstaking detail.

 

Star Trek

Name

Scale/Size

Image

Daedalus Class

1/1000

Daedalus Class

Features: Detailed hangar deck w/shuttlecraft

1/350

SS Botany Bay

Features: Additional cargo pods to make full compliment; decals for SS Botany Bay and SS Woden

1/350

USS Reliant

Features: Optional parts and decals for Reliant, Saratoga (DS9), Lantree (TNG), Saratoga (ST:IV), Majestic (DS9)

1/1000

USS Reliant

Features: Complete hangar deck interior w/several shuttlecraft

1/350

USS Enterprise NCC-1701

Detailed hangar deck; clear windows and engine grilles for lighting; detailed bridge with removeable dome

1/350

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B

Seriously better than AMT/Ertl’s attempt

1/1000

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C

Clear parts and windows cutout for lighting

1/1000

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D

Features: Hangar deck #1 interior; cutout windows for lighting; Seperable saucer; Optional nacelle phaser upgrade and decals for USS Odyssey.

1/1000

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Dreadnought Refit

Features: Hangar deck #1 interior; pierced windows for lighting; Seperable saucer

1/1000

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E

Nemesis version

1/1000

Note:  All Enterprises are desired in 1/1000 scale. The 1701 and 1701-A in 1/1000 already accounted for by Polar Lights, as is the refit and NX in 1/350. A 1/350 1701 is in the works, but in the meantime, I’ll keep ‘er listed here.

USS Jenolin

1/1000

USS Grissom

Features: Decals for various canon ships;

Optional torpedo pod

1/1000

USS Grissom

Features: Decals for various canon ships

1/350

Work Bee

Features: Complete interior; pilot figure; opening hatch; cargo train modules and optional waldoes

1/24

Class F Shuttlecraft Galileo

From The Original Series

Features: Complete interior; figures of Kirk & Spock seated at controls; Impulse engine suitable for lighting; Decals for galileo, Columbus, Starbase 4…

1/24

Assault Shuttlecraft

From Star Trek V

Features: Complete interior; figures of Kirk & Spock seated at controls

1/24

Type 7 Shuttlecraft

From Star Trek: The Next Generation

Features: Complete interior; figures of Picard, Yar, Worf and Troi; decals for several names

1/24

Captain’s Yacht

From Star Trek: The Next Generation

Features: Complete interior; removable top half; figures of Picard and Data

1/144

Type 9 Speedboat Shuttlecraft

From Star Trek: Voyager

Features: Complete interior; figures of Janeway and Tuvok

1/24

Delta Flyer

From Star Trek: Voyager

Features: Complete interior; figures of Paris, Torres, Kim, 7 of 9

1/48

Danube Class Runabout

From Star Trek: Deep Space 9

Features: Complete interior; optional sensor pod; figures of Sisko, Dax, O’Brien, Kira

1/48

Vulcan Ti’Mur class cruiser

Fram ST: Enterprise

1/1000

NCC-1701 Bridge

Complete late series Bridge with all figures; clear button and screen inserts in all console suitable for lighting

1/24

NCC-1701 Refit Bridge

Complete ST:II Bridge with all figures; clear button and screen inserts in all console suitable for lighting

1/24

NCC-1701-D Bridge

Complete late series Bridge with all figures; clear screen inserts in all console suitable for lighting

1/24

Babylon 5

Babylon 5 Space Station

Features: Rotating Section; Extensive decals for paneling

1/12,000

(Approx.

26.4” Long)

Earth Force Star Fury Fighter

Features: Detailed Cockpit; Decals for Sinclair, Sheredin, Ivanova, Garibaldi;

Underwing missiles

Launch cradle stand

1/48

Earth Force Thunderbolt Fighter

Features: Detailed Cockpit

1/48

Minbari Whitestar

Approx. 18” Long

Omega Class Destroyer Agamemnon

Features: Rotating Section; Decals for several canon ships

 

1/2500

(27” Long)

Minbari Sharlin Cruiser

18” Tall

2001: A Space Odyssey

Orion Shuttle

Features: Full interior, cockpit and cabin w/figures

1/144

Space Pod

Features: Full interior and crew figure

1/12

Moon Bus

Features: Full interior and crew/passenger figures

1/24

Discovery

Features: Pod bay interior, cockpit interior, moveable antenna

1/144

Aries I

Features: Full interior and crew/passenger figures

1/48

Space Station One

Features: Option of finished or in-construction;

In-scale Aries and Orion ships

18” or 24” Diameter

Star Wars

Juggernaut

Features: Full interior with figures

1/144

(13.5”)

Rebel Blackade Runner (Tantive IV)

Features: Detailed cockpit

1/350

(20”)

A-Wing fighter

1/24

B-Wing fighter

Features: Folding wings, rotating cockpit

1/48

Y-Wing Fighter

1/48

Luke’s Landspeeder

Features: Luke figure driving, engine detail

1/12

Nebulon-B Medical Frigate

Includes in-scale Millenium Falcon and docking tube

1/700

(16.8”)

Republic Gunship

Features: Open door option, figures for Yoda, Mace Windoo, crew and a squad of troops

1/48

(13” wing span)

AT-AT

Features: Complete Interior & Cockpit

Crew figures, squad of soldiers, speeder bikes

1/48

(12.3” Tall)

---

1/35

(16.8” Tall)

AT-ST

Features: Complete Interior & Cockpit

Crew figures + two dismounted troops

1/35

(9.6” Tall)

Sandcrawler

Features: Opening ramp w/ partial interior

Jawas. Tiny Jawas.

1/144

(10” Long)

TIE Bomber

1/48

Snow Speeder

Features: Complete cockpit and crew figures

1/24

(8.6”)

Sith Infiltrator

1/72

(14” Long)

Naboo Royal Yacht

Features: Basic cockpit

Landing gear and boarding ramp optional

1/144

(20” Long)

Naboo Royal Starship

Features: Basic cockpit

Landing gear and boarding ramp optional

1/144

(25” Span)

Gerry Anderson Vehicles

Fireball XL-5

Includes launch Trolley and Ramp section

Features: Seperable Fireball Jr.

Openable Interceptor Launch Doors

Optional Landing Gear

1/144

(25”)

Captain Scarlet:

Angel Interceptor

1/48

UFO:

Skydiver

Features: Separable Sky 1

1/72

UFO:

Moon Base Interceptor

1/48

Space: 1999

Eagle Transporter

Features: Separable pod w/interior

Optinal parts for several on-screen versions

1/48

Space: 1999

Hawk Fighter

1/48

Thunderbird 1

Features: Optional landing gear; Vertical launch trolley

1/72

(19”)

Thunderbird 2

Features: Separable pod w/alternate interiors; Landing gear optional; In-scale Mole & TB 4 vehicles

 

1/144

(21”)

Thunderbird 3

1/144

(24”)

Other Sci Fi Vehicles

Forbidden Planet:

Robby the Robot

Accurate, posable and suitable for lighting

1/6

Conquest of Space:

Mars Ship

Features: Jettisonable fuel tanks; optional landing gear on wing; return rocket pivots to launch position.

1/288

(18.75” Wingspan)

And many other 50s movie spaceships!

Tin-Tin’s Moon Rocket

Features: Removeable side with detailed interior

1/144

(17”)

Jonny Quest’s SST

1/144

 

Lost in Space:

Robot B9

Accurate, posable and suitable for lighting

1/6

Firefox:

MiG-29 Firefox

1/48

Blade Runner:

Police Spinner

With Edward James Olmos and Harrison Ford figures

1/12

Farscape:

Moya

Features: Moveable starburst booms; Fiberoptic lighting set

18”

Farscape:

Talyn

Features: Moveable starburst booms

Same Scale as Moya

Farscape:

Peacekeeper Prowler

Features: Aeryn Sun pilot figure

1/48

Farscape:

Farscape 1

Features: Detailed cockpit w/John Chrichton pilot figure

1/32

Firefly:

Serenity

Features: Detailed flight deck and cargo bay; cargo door open or closed; rotating engine nacelles; separate shuttles; landing gear up or down; optional parts for TV or film version

1/144

(16”)