What ever happened to U.S. Navy and Air Force prototypes?

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What ever happened to U.S. Navy and Air Force prototypes?

Post by rschaap » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:01 pm

Does anyone know what ever happened to these 1/18 scale prototypes. It still amazes me that the Skyraider and Phantom never saw production. I know the story related to the A-10 and Skyworks. I was just wondering if anyone knew what ever happened to them.

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Post by normandy » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:47 am

I don't know, maybe the guys at Admeral Toys still have them (Skyraider and Phantom). It would
have been nice to see them produced.
Its a shame about the A-10 portotype. :salute:

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Post by Axis Nightmare » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:58 am

Might be wondering about the Merit FW-190A-F prototype some day....

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Post by YT » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:58 am

Didn't the A-10 proto sell on eBay a while back?
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Post by rschaap » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:48 am

I recall the A-10 prototype was loaned to Skyworks (long gone company) by All-Go" (also gone now) with the intention of having it reproduced. When Skyworks folded up shop overnight they kept the prototype. Attempts were made to recover it, to no avail. At one point Skyworks claimed the A-10 was their property and threatened to destroy the A-10 prototype if it's recovery was pursued. As far as I know the A-10 prototype never resurfaced.

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Post by A-10LOADER » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:05 pm

I'm still holding out hope for the A-10.
I wonder what ever became of this little gem ??? I could sure make one sweet Strike Eagle out of this baby.


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Post by supersonicfifi » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:34 pm

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I was waiting for this one :(
1/18 mirage 2000 & RAFALE should i say more ?

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Post by rschaap » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:04 pm

I also recall at one time their was even a F-100 Super Sabre that they had started the prototype on. I can't locate any pictures for that one. I just remember how after the teaser photo I kept waiting for the production model, but like the Phantom, Skyraider and Warthog it didn't happen.

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Post by Black_Dragon_One » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:04 am

supersonicfifi wrote:Image

I was waiting for this one :(
Spoke to rep at merit who sub contract with jsi who made this model...she was destroy when jsi went bc..what a lost
whats up doc....

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Post by A-10LOADER » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:46 am

I highly doubt that this got destroyed. I'll bet SOMEONE has it.


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Post by rschaap » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:58 am

A-10LOADER wrote:I highly doubt that this got destroyed. I'll bet SOMEONE has it.


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I am with you on that Steve. I can't see them destroying a model that they obviously put some work into. I'm sure it's on a shelf somewhere.

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Post by A-10LOADER » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:58 pm

On a shelf right next to all the others that never saw the light of day.


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Re: What ever happened to U.S. Navy and Air Force prototypes

Post by bobb428 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:04 pm

Wonder where the F-14 mold is?

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Post by rschaap » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:16 am

Does anyone have a picture of the F-100 prototype from way back when?

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Post by Warbird Kid » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:34 am

Is their a list somewhere of all the compiled 1/18th scale aircraft both production AND prototypes?
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Post by rschaap » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:39 am

This website shows some of them.

http://www.sshqdb.com/18/index.php

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Post by NWarty » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:30 pm

Black_Dragon_One wrote:
supersonicfifi wrote:Image

I was waiting for this one :(
Spoke to rep at merit who sub contract with jsi who made this model...she was destroy when jsi went bc..what a lost
went bc? What does that mean? Bankrupt?

Oh by the way, checked out Plonka's Linkedin the other day just in case y'all want to know where he's working now

(now back to my 1/6 figures while I die of old age waiting on the Anton)

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Re: What ever happened to U.S. Navy and Air Force prototypes

Post by rschaap » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:18 pm

Has anyone heard from Jason (Jason of Admiral Toys) at all. The last time he posted was in January of 2014. I know he might have some answers.

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