THINGS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN

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THINGS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN

Post by thatf14guy » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:41 pm

This is a forum for the things that we all wished would have been. Like the 1/18 F-4 Phantom. Maybe one day if we all keep throwing pennies in the wishing well.

skyworks you need this prototype!

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Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:57 pm

Yes, that was one that should have been. Had everything gone according to plan, we would have gotten the F-4 before the F-14 was ever thought of, though I don't see how 21c could have sold it for $90 and still maintained an acceptable level of QC.

Other items on the "could have been" list:
King Tiger
Jagdpanther
A-10
B-25
PBR
Sheridian Tank
WWII Government Building ruin
WWII Bridge
...and more!

It seems to me that someone (I think grunt1) once made a database of 21c prototypes that never saw the light of day.
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Post by Sabrefan » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:08 pm

Wow, I forgot how nice that F-4 model looks. I sure hope someone makes that one in the future. Give me a Thunderbirds F-4E. :D
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Post by NWarty » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:12 pm

A spot-less F-14 for starters.

Just sayin'....

Would have loved the A-1 Skyraider but somehow I don't think that's gonna happen.

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Post by Crazy Kraut » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:13 pm

I would like to see the Phantom too. Best way without colouring for some nice airbrush-Modells (red/black German Richthofen, Blue Angels and so on)
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Post by B-29 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:17 pm

tmanthegreat wrote:Yes, that was one that should have been. Had everything gone according to plan, we would have gotten the F-4 before the F-14 was ever thought of, though I don't see how 21c could have sold it for $90 and still maintained an acceptable level of QC.

Other items on the "could have been" list:
King Tiger
Jagdpanther
A-10
B-25
PBR
Sheridian Tank
WWII Government Building ruin
WWII Bridge
...and more!

It seems to me that someone (I think grunt1) once made a database of 21c prototypes that never saw the light of day.

Don't forget BBi's prototypes:

A-10
Mi-24
Rah-66
C-47
B-17

I really hope that the decide release some of these some day...
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Post by VMF115 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:23 pm

Don't forget about Admiral toys A-1 !
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Post by Light.Inf.Scout » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:24 pm

and the MIG 21
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Post by thatf14guy » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:31 pm

man a b-25 mitchell would have been a nice toy to play in 1/18! maybe i should get back into rc, but that cost soooo much money! I want a 1/18 f-111, f-22 and 1/18 f-117 nighthawk, now that would be pretty cool. Lots of possiblities thats for sure. Are you listening jsi, skyworks, allgo, we want more!! :wink:

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Post by Threetoughtrucks » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:30 pm

And how about this, long forgotten prototype -
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Heck, I even had a full price pre-order on the Dauntless for two years with one of our etailers before I just gave up.

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Post by YT » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:08 pm

B-29 wrote:
Don't forget BBi's prototypes:

A-10
Mi-24
Rah-66
C-47
B-17

I have never seen those, I would love to see pictures! I had no idea they made prototypes.

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Post by YT » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:10 pm

Sorry double.

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Post by Mitch » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:26 pm

The Phantom would have been a GOLD MINE...too bad these guys weren't
in tune with the real world.

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Post by normandy » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:28 pm

Things that should have been, some have seen the light of day and others we still hope for... http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/alb ... Ar?start=0

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Post by plasticboy » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:44 pm

Hope those kits are not going to be history or mystery issue, I was really excited to heard the 1/18 scale Phantom、MIG-21、B-25、SBD going to be release in the future but now it seems hopeless.

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Post by DocTodd » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:52 pm

Oh what could have been.
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Post by tko211 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:16 pm

Oh, seeing the old ads for the B-25 & Mig-21 bring me right back to the last days of 21c. I didn't know it then, but it was the zenith of the good old days. A few months after these announcements the un-expected Walmart rug got pulled from underneath us! Oh what could have been indeed!

As for the F-4... The mass retail support would have worked out just fine at 90-100 bucks. It's amazing how the picture changes when those support dollars are there, that and also the MOQ from china is no longer an issue. Oh well. Would have been nice.

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Post by tko211 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:20 pm

S2 on the Phantom was going to be the sundowners.

S3 was going to be Jolly Rogers. Just some fun info!

Then there was some talk of a foreign scheme for s-4. But it was not settled prior to the big blow up with WM which brought everything to a serious halt.

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Post by Beeavision » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:55 pm

Threetoughtrucks wrote:And how about this, long forgotten prototype -
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Post by VMF115 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:14 pm

Beeavision wrote:
Threetoughtrucks wrote:And how about this, long forgotten prototype -
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God I want that one so badly!!!
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Post by Beeavision » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:33 pm

Threetoughtrucks wrote:
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Heck, I even had a full price pre-order on the Dauntless for two years with one of our etailers before I just gave up.

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Post by Beeavision » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:25 am

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Post by snake » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:33 am

This is kind of a depressing thread. :cry:

Especially when you see the "prototypes".

The F-4 Phantom would have been a fantastic model, and the schemes that could be done are really numerous.This model tops my wishlist of things that could have been.But it is still behind the hopefully to be done JSI F-15, and Su27.

A-1 Skyraider would have been another great model.

Sad to see the box art for the B-25, and the Mig21 as well. :(

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Post by thatf14guy » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:32 am

well the f-100 is still up in the air, but you don't hear anything about it either.

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Post by grunt1 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:34 am

Beautiful birds.. Wish those girls had taken flight.

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