Yes..there are a God...of Resin.. It´s so hard to believe injected kits makers can waste their time and money releasing dozens versions of Me-109, fw-190s,and just a couple of months another brand release a new "more acurate" state of art me-109 ..and the old one is a pile of trash.. They not see lilliputian market..of 1/144.. Well I think the release of C-17,C-141,XB-70, V-bombers, Nimrod..in 1/144 as injected kit is a dream .....damn..
a good set of v-bombers with V-fighters would be nice!!!
Aside Valkyrie(s), Globe & Cargomasters and Starlifters of all kindthere is a major subject mainmanufacturers have forgotten :SPACE CONQUEST. It looks as if, forthem, the end of aviation historywas WW2 aircraft, and particularlynazi planes. The fact is that, today, missiles and rockets are very politicaly incorrect : theyrepresent American glorious historywhich must be hidden to the rest of the world, who, for more than sixty years now, have been running after the American Dream...
each to their own view!?- Fantastic Plastic and Glencoe do "space" items.- There are number of kits for American rockets, - you can also find a lot of items relating to russion rockets, likge teh vostoks which they launched the worlds first satellite with and put a man into space with?- as for ther american space programme, you should see what NASA write about Von Braun. still you are correct how many countries would it have been possible to for this rehabilitation to happen!http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/Airfix do a Saturn Rocket in 1/144Revell do a number of Shuttles in 1/144Revell and others, do a range of ISS (international space station) kitsyou can get vostock and soyuz kits in 1/144i think i may have even seen an Arriane?magellen do a range of kitshttp://www.magellan-project.demon.co.uk/catalogue.htmor ninfingerhttp://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/models/sputnik_rvw.htmlyou can even get launch complexs!http://www.launchcomplexmodels.com/LC5.html
there is just about every rocket ever produced anywhere in the modern era here:http://www.realspacemodels.com/the following do a great series of NSCA and NASA decals!!!http://www.meteorprod.com/anderson models seem to do a good range of current, proposed and abandon projects!http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/models/quick_looks.html
I agree Saturn V is the most fantastic flying machine of all time, butit is also just a milestone in the great history of missiles & space crafts. With the Space Shuttle, it is one of the rare models made bythe main manufacturers, which issomething I deeply regret. Just tryto get from them an Atlas missile -the rocket that sent J. Glenn intoorbit - is absolutely impossible.On the other side of the market,cottage industry will provide you17 different versions of this important machine,thank's to Tom Kladiva(New Ware) and Glen Johnson (Realspace). But Atlas is also just another milestone in that story. Thenwhat's about these hundreds of lessknown missiles that paved the way to space exploration ? What's aboutthese hundreds of spacecrafts, fromExplorers and Pioneers to the interstellar rovers of today ? Can wehope grace the shelves of our collections with just a few of them ?
Well, if the TU-126 includes a Fencer and a Brewer then I'm in hog heaven. A-Model will someday release their Manchester/Lancaster/Lincoln kits and sell tons, and maybe one day someone will wake up and release a Spitfire or 7. A nice LA-5 would be good too, and an injected BAE Hawk.Oh, I wouldn't be surprised to see Sweet release another Me-109 after their FW-190D given the issues with their F-4....... :-O
the supply of fighers with the "bear" would have been a nice option (or maybe a RAF Tornada F3 or Dutch or norwegean F16 - given recent events?)i think anigrand have said that it will be other "AEW" planes? so think smallish AEW planes nad your more on track, i think there own "comaptibility" lis tmight give a fw clues, although they may be a bit larger as "bonus kits"(especially as they did some fighters with the "bounder".not knowling al ot about the TU-126 variants, but i assime the AEW version could be converted back to a "bomber" without too much work?A decent spitfire would sell nicely by all the feedback i get, a nice Plaztz or Sweet spitfire would sell well! sweet could pull of a coup with there double kit appraoch by providing an Mk.I or II and a later war version!? the bombers would sell, but perhaps not in so many numbers? you can fit a lot more fighters into the space and budget of a bomber?
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