Well, I don't have grandiose desires for the likes of a B-29, B-36, or B-52
in 1/32 scale. I doubt any mfgr would tackle anything that large and, if
they did, I couldn't afford them.
I've already expressed my interest in a 1/32 scale Skyraider (either a tub
or single seat - or both). The B-26 (Marauder) would be nice in 1/32 but it
would probably be on the edge as far as size and affordability goes. The
A-26 Invader, or B-26K On-Mark would also be nice (would have been nice in
1/48 as well).
I know the old Hasegawa A-4 Skyhawk is still hanging around after 30+ years
and that probably precludes anyone doing a state-of-the-art version of it.
I also noted that Hasegawa is coming out with one that has been on my list
for some time, the P-47D. I have preordered one and have my fingers crossed
that Hase does a good job on it (I hope they didn't bone it the way DML did
with the P-51D).
I have an original Tony and Raiden in the basement as well. Both those kits
are decent, particularly for their time, and I'll probably get around to
building them eventually. It would be nice, though, for a state-of-the-art
1/32 kit of each. I also wouldn't mind seeing a Ki-45, a Val, and/or a Kate
The old 1/48 scale FineMolds Judy's never seemed to catch on all that much
when in production; price was probably one consideration. I bought a couple
of the various versions from a vendor at the Orlando IPMS Nats some years
ago - it was Sunday morning and he had them for sale at a price I couldn't
refuse. The molding was great but the cockpits were a bit on the basic
side. Since I have no references for the cockpit-gunner's areas of these
aircraft, I've held onto them all these years hoping someone might make
cockpit sets for them. Unfortunately I don't think they were ever
re-released and, at any rate, that never happened. I always liked the
rather sleek lines of this aircraft, particularly the in-line engine
version. It would be nice to see one of these in 1/32 scale as well. I
could go on with some more but I think this is enough
Cheers: Bill Woodier
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