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WW1 Aircraft Modeling => What's New => Topic started by: Dave W on November 01, 2020, 12:39:45 PM

Title: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Dave W on November 01, 2020, 12:39:45 PM
Roden have advised that the first of their new 1/32 scale WW1 aircraft kits is being designed now and will hopefully be ready in February.

Roden President Vladimir Chumak says the first new kit for release will be the Spad XIII - the most wanted kit in our recent Forum poll. This influenced Roden to add it to their new WW1 production schedule, and it's now been promoted to first release status!.

Vladimir says the Avro 504K will follow the Spad, and then the Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter.

He says Roden are following our threads for suggested colour schemes for the kits and will be liaising with us on the choices.

I asked him about problems with Roden decals and he acknowledges they had problems with decals in the past but are working to improve their decals, which are produced in-house.

Roden are monitoring our threads here so Forum members are being listened to.

Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia

Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Pup7309 on November 01, 2020, 01:18:54 PM
Thanks Dave, and Roden! Awse! Feb release? - geez quicker than I expected  ;D
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: gcn on November 01, 2020, 05:39:13 PM
That’s very good news.

I’ll certainly be after a couple and hopefully it’ll give the aftermarket companies something to get their teeth into.
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: macsporran on November 01, 2020, 06:01:42 PM
Thank you Roden for resuming 1/32 WWI production - a genre pretty well defined by you in the modern era, until usurped by a now-defunct NZ operation.
I have several copies of all your existing subjects and will add the new ones as they arrive.
As a committed fan, can I make one constructive suggestion regarding strut anchor points. Here is an opportunity to improve location and strength with the new kits. This won't matter so much with the SPAD but quite critical for the Strutter and Avro.
If you have been, thanks for listening.
Sandy
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: rhwinter on November 01, 2020, 07:58:26 PM
Thank you Dave, thank you Roden/Vladimir for your effort! Looking forward to all three announced kits!
Richard
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: RAGIII on November 01, 2020, 09:31:45 PM
Thanks for the update Dave! I am certainly up for a couple more SPADS  8) Thanks to Roden for listening and leading , along with Copper State, the way to a New Beginning in 1/32nd scale WW1!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: loopyloop on November 01, 2020, 09:43:56 PM
Well well great news about the decals. I wait with bated breath.
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Jeff K on November 02, 2020, 01:20:51 AM
great news, even if the decals don't quite get there yet. they're trying to sort it out with a very limited budget. i know the feeling, from indie film.

director: "I envision a big battle scene"

me: "envision a squad-level raid with the budget we've got."

the only thing that could keep me away from these kits is if the shape's wrong, and Roden's generally been quite good about that (yeah i know about the short fuse on the Tripehound, but that turns out to be based on the prototype, an understandable error (compared to say, Trumpeter's B-team's weird choices).

i'll fully support Roden's efforts, and vote with my wallet. that said i've got to sort out some Copper State next, then Aviattic. just bought a ton of stuff from Pheon. Rowan's so good and they're such lovely people i bought a few i don't even plan to use just to support their work. this is my 'new normal.'
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: mgunns on November 02, 2020, 03:25:29 AM
Good news indeed.  I look forward to the release of these kits and will certainly vote with wallet.  They all sound great and fill that void.  Thanks Dave W. and Vladimir for keeping us in the loop.
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Mike 'Sandbagger' Norris on November 02, 2020, 06:39:39 PM
Hi all,
Yes this is good news.
I've built the rare Hobby Craft SPAD XIII but modellers have been asking for a new kit for a long time now.
I'll certainly go for the 504K and Strutter when they are released.
Way to go Roden  ;D
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Vickers on November 02, 2020, 07:38:41 PM
I still intend to build the lone HC S.XIII in my stash, but will definitely order this new one coming soon from Roden... the only question will be how many!
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Captain Slower on November 03, 2020, 01:35:05 AM
What I like about the Strutter is that it can be one of several offerings, British and French.  There is a reconstruction that flies in the Memorial Flight in France that should be studied.
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: bobs_buckles on November 03, 2020, 01:44:49 AM
They will sell bucket loads of Spads. Which helps fund future projects.
Win Win!

vB  ;)
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Edo on November 03, 2020, 05:14:36 PM
very good news indeed!
i am not an expert, but is there a way to “link” our purchases to let Roden know they come from forums member? it would be great to have some measure of how our support transltes in sales...
thank you Roden!
ciao
edo
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Jeff K on November 03, 2020, 06:53:12 PM
very good news indeed!
i am not an expert, but is there a way to “link” our purchases to let Roden know they come from forums member? it would be great to have some measure of how our support transltes in sales...
thank you Roden!
ciao
edo

this would be great, i'd like them to see how many i get. as i understand it we can't buy directly from Roden, so itd be great if we can let them know.
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Dave W on November 03, 2020, 07:02:40 PM
very good news indeed!
i am not an expert, but is there a way to “link” our purchases to let Roden know they come from forums member? it would be great to have some measure of how our support transltes in sales...
thank you Roden!
ciao
edo

Hi Folks

I'm not aware of any system to link member purchases to show Roden how many forum members bought their kits but there is one way we could do it.

Once the kits are released we could have a thread or members could PM me so we can gather numbers which I can then directly send to Roden. At the moment that's the easiest way I can think of.

cheers

Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Jeff K on November 03, 2020, 07:54:44 PM
This is a great idea. or maybe it would be easier to make a thread, members drop a pic of their newly acquired treasures, and you could ping Roden with a link?
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: coyotemagic on November 04, 2020, 10:00:32 AM
I'll have one SPAD, 2 Avros and 2 or 3 Strutters, thank you!
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: fruibal on November 04, 2020, 10:06:06 AM
I support that. which it's great to know the purchase trends of our members
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Pup7309 on November 04, 2020, 05:06:19 PM
I guess it would need full participation for accuracy?
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: KiwiZac on November 04, 2020, 07:47:10 PM
Fantastic news! I’d forgotten about the Roden 504K and was beginning to plan a scratchbuild - I think I may wait!
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: PrzemoL on November 04, 2020, 09:28:36 PM
Great news indeed!
I have to say, that having bought Roden's recent Stearman, seeing the high quality of its sprues causes that I can hardly wait for the announced Spad. Fingers crossed for its prompt release! I will buy one for sure and I will report it to Dave, as soon as I get it.
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: kensar on November 04, 2020, 10:26:44 PM
Great news.  I'll have to get a SPAD.
Guess they are waiting to see how high I set the bar on my 504?  ;D
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Dave W on November 04, 2020, 10:38:55 PM
Great news.  I'll have to get a SPAD.
Guess they are waiting to see how high I set the bar on my 504?  ;D

Well Ken I have actually sent Roden a link to your scratch build 504K, as well as a link to this thread . They're taking a real interest in forum activities so I am sending them links to all relevant Roden threads.

cheers

Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Fokkerfighter on November 04, 2020, 11:14:26 PM
I build strictly 1/32, but am up for a SPAD.
Title: Re: WW1 kit news from Roden
Post by: Pup7309 on November 06, 2020, 01:29:26 PM
I take my hat off to you guys who scratch- build. The amazing skill but also because every time someone starts usually an injection moulding announcement is not far off ;D So can someone please take one for the team and build a Macchi M5? I’d love to see this in kit form from CSM, Eduard, Roden or ICM  :D