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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2019, 10:20:20 PM »
Should not be too long before the local retailers have theirs.....  I hope

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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2019, 01:29:43 AM »
Buy many!!! Puts $$ in WNW pocket for something I want!! ;)

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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2019, 02:03:08 AM »
Buy many!!! Puts $$ in WNW pocket for something I want!! ;)

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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #48 on: June 12, 2019, 05:40:08 PM »
Gotha G.I and Gotha UWD officially released on June 12th!

Awaiting the info from tracking system that the G.I's trip to my place has truly started :-)
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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2019, 07:49:38 PM »
Yes!

I've preordered mine (seaplane version) from local hobby shop. 10% discount on preorder and another 10% for another promo, and no delivery costs, quite a bargain  ;) :D

Waiting for it!

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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2019, 10:13:25 PM »
That is a deal Andrew.

I enjoy purchasing directly from WNW, but the shipping can be quite expensive.

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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2019, 08:19:23 AM »
Looks like these are now in stock at the WNW website and also Sprue Brothers in America.

I'm on the fence about this one.  It's definitely interesting and impressively big without being so large that it is impossible to display. 

But it's also kind of weird!


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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2019, 11:35:28 AM »
Looks like these are now in stock at the WNW website and also Sprue Brothers in America.

I'm on the fence about this one.  It's definitely interesting and impressively big without being so large that it is impossible to display. 

But it's also kind of weird!

I think Sprue Brothers is still at the pre-order stage.  I'm waiting for my UWD from Section 8 Hobbies.

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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #53 on: June 14, 2019, 05:40:30 PM »
Mine arrived this morning :)

That is unfair!  ;)
It is unfair that some resides so close to the source!  :D

But seriously, how is the kit? When I Halberstadt fell into my hands, I had a feeling that "sharpness" of kit elements is worse than in earilier WNW releases. Could you comment on it with respect to Gotha?
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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2019, 07:32:55 PM »
Iíve only had a quick look; overall it seems like a nice kit on a par with their other releases but oddly there is some flash on some parts, and some parts like the engine control rods seem a bit Ďfatí. Interestingly all but the engine sprues are copyrighted 2016 and came moulded in a dark grey plastic, individually bagged, then sealed inside another big bag; the engine sprues were bagged separately and moulded in a much lighter grey and they do seem a little Ďsoftí. As theyíre the same sprue Iíll pull out an original issue W29 engine sprue and compare them to see if thereís any discernible difference (maybe the odd colour is fooling my eye). The bags each contain a piece of paper with the product code on it - reminds me of HK Models (?). Thereís no rib tape, just a line; Iím yet to do my research but Iím guessing the G1 had batons rather than tape. The instruction booklet isnít bagged, so you can just pull it out and read it (excellent!). If I can justify the cost somehow Iíll probably use Boís carbonite bombs; like all Wingnuts munitions the kit ones seem a little simplified. The Becker cannon is cool though.

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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #55 on: June 14, 2019, 07:44:31 PM »
Many thanks, Justin, for your time and this extensive information.
Looking at the photos of completed Bugan's model in WNW site I indeed noticed the "fattish" look of engine control rods. The rib tapes - interesting, now I see it, too. But in the info on the kit, WNW clearly state 'Fine in scale rib tape detail', as usually in their kits descriptions. I hope they did their homework here, as we grew to expect from them.
And yes, it is that light grey plastic making the "softish" impression that stroke me so much in Ha;berstadt sprues. Let us hope it disappeares when elements are assembled and painted - both, here and on Halberstadt.
Once more - many thanks. I hope to have my Gotha in 2 weeks, however the post tracking system still does not see my parcel... :(
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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2019, 11:33:08 PM »
How big is the box?

Is it the Felixstowe size?
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Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2019, 02:18:15 AM »
With reference to the "thin lines" being referred to on the wings of the Gotha G.1, keep in mind that this is an early war aircraft and the Germans used batons on many of their early war aircraft, such as the Fokker Eindeckers and other such period aircraft.  If I'm not mistaken, French aircraft, such as the Caudron G.3 had batons instead rib tape, too.  Bottom line: there is no reason to think that WNW have begun to slip in their research.  I would imagine the look you see is accurate.
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