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Re: If Roden resume production of new WW1 kits, what subjects would you buy?
« Reply #240 on: October 26, 2020, 05:37:39 PM »
Is there any projected timeline when the kits are coming?

Roden have previously stated the first 3 kits of the resumed WW1 series are due out in 2021. No firm release dates have been advised yet. The three kits are the Spad XIII, Avro 504K and Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter- all in 1/32 scale.

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« Reply #241 on: October 26, 2020, 06:00:43 PM »
Thanks Dave!
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« Reply #242 on: October 27, 2020, 11:25:07 AM »
 Apologies to Dave Wilson. I should have been more general in asking Roden to please include decals from a quality company outside of the Ukraine despite a slightly higher cost.

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« Reply #243 on: October 27, 2020, 12:19:33 PM »
Brands aside, I would like to flip the issue of decals back onto the aftermarket industry. Most aftermarket manufacturers seem to be very hesitant to throw their hat in the ring for us Great War modelers. Some kit manufacturer announces yet another 1/48th scale P-## or Bf/Me/Fw and before it even hits the webstores we see dozens of announcements for upcoming 'gotta have' enhancements from AIMS, Eduard, Quickboost, CMK, Montex, and a dozen or more decal companies. I'm thrilled with the WWI decals I've scored from Pheon, Lifelike, and Aviattic, but if more of them would just show us a little love then I wouldn't be ambivalent about what Roden may have in store for us in the future.
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« Reply #244 on: October 27, 2020, 08:09:09 PM »
I really hope all you dudes are happy with these future releases but it just leaves me a bit cold. Also don't fool yourselves because these choices will not be great sellers just look at the prices of Wnw's kits on Ebay, I think Roden should have included a better seller and then maybe specialist decal makers may respond.

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Re: If Roden resume production of new WW1 kits, what subjects would you buy?
« Reply #245 on: October 27, 2020, 09:10:06 PM »
I really hope all you dudes are happy with these future releases but it just leaves me a bit cold. Also don't fool yourselves because these choices will not be great sellers just look at the prices of Wnw's kits on Ebay, I think Roden should have included a better seller and then maybe specialist decal makers may respond.

Loopyloop... Roden are showing support for the hobby with their return to the WW1 market given the state of the world right now and the fact WW1 kits are a niche within a niche hobby.

You don't seem to appreciate too that Roden actually added the Spad XIII to the initial release group because it rated so highly in the wanted kits poll run by this very Forum. This is the first time anywhere I am aware of a model manufacturer responding so directly to a hobby forum's wishes. Please don't try to diminish what we have achieved here.

The releases may not excite you but many others will be very happy.

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Re: If Roden resume production of new WW1 kits, what subjects would you buy?
« Reply #246 on: October 27, 2020, 09:19:48 PM »
Apologies to Dave Wilson. I should have been more general in asking Roden to please include decals from a quality company outside of the Ukraine despite a slightly higher cost.
I too, since I brought it up, should like to specify that I didn’t mean Cartograf in particular, I used it as a metaphor for good decals. Sorry for being a bit off-topic, but I think it’s important to communicate this point to Roden as I think it might be more important - for sales - than whether the next release is a SPAD or Half-strutter. :)


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« Reply #247 on: October 28, 2020, 12:05:51 AM »
Like all manufacturers, some Roden's decals can give problems, many are fine. I didn't see the same level of virulent opprobrium being levelled at Wingnuts for the faulty decals in some of their kits - Camels for example.

I was tempted back into the hobby ten years ago when I visited Marionville Models in Edinburgh who were about to migrate away from scale model kits to RC cars. I offered the proprietor 30GBP for the two Roden 1/32 kits he had - a Fokker D.VI and a Dr.I. I used the kit decals and the Roden lozenges gave my dormant skills a challenge but eventually covered the D.VI perfectly satisfactorily. They didn't make me give up again although the colours, even under a toning wash, might not satisfy everybody.

Anyway their decals were good enough to start me buying and building all the Roden and WNW 1/32 kits I could find. Three cheers for Roden!!!
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« Reply #248 on: October 28, 2020, 11:43:32 AM »
That's the second Roden D.VI I have ever seen and it's a corker Sandy.  It's next up on my list.  I am going to use Aviatic decals and coax them on.  Should be fun.
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« Reply #249 on: October 29, 2020, 11:44:49 PM »
Nice DVI and for the record my virulent opprobrium only shows when I wear my dancing pants....When you got back into the hobby I suspect you just got the job done because you said - "This is what I have for decals - so be it" Its amazing what you can accomplish with the basics and patience.
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« Reply #250 on: November 19, 2020, 01:54:24 PM »
I really hope all you dudes are happy with these future releases but it just leaves me a bit cold. Also don't fool yourselves because these choices will not be great sellers just look at the prices of Wnw's kits on Ebay, I think Roden should have included a better seller and then maybe specialist decal makers may respond.
if you think a SPAD XIII won't be a 'better seller,' then i have to wonder what you think hasn't been kitted that would be?

the WNW kits will still go for extortionate prices on ebay due to FOMO, their reputation for quality, and (now) scarcity. if you think Roden would be better off kitting a Fokker D.VII, well... i doubt it sorry. i think there are a LOT of WNW Fokkers out there and a LOT of people who will STILL pay a mint for it. i don't think people will break toward a new D.VII unless it's a repop from the WNW molds.... and with the molds' fate uncertain, and maybe uncertain forever, to my eye a D.VII would be a bad bet.

i can't think of any surer bet than the SPAD. and the other two are likely to be steady sellers as the only kit in the scale of the subject ever released.

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« Reply #251 on: November 19, 2020, 08:00:40 PM »
I really hope all you dudes are happy with these future releases but it just leaves me a bit cold. Also don't fool yourselves because these choices will not be great sellers just look at the prices of Wnw's kits on Ebay, I think Roden should have included a better seller and then maybe specialist decal makers may respond.
if you think a SPAD XIII won't be a 'better seller,' then i have to wonder what you think hasn't been kitted that would be?

the WNW kits will still go for extortionate prices on ebay due to FOMO, their reputation for quality, and (now) scarcity. if you think Roden would be better off kitting a Fokker D.VII, well... i doubt it sorry. i think there are a LOT of WNW Fokkers out there and a LOT of people who will STILL pay a mint for it. i don't think people will break toward a new D.VII unless it's a repop from the WNW molds.... and with the molds' fate uncertain, and maybe uncertain forever, to my eye a D.VII would be a bad bet.

i can't think of any surer bet than the SPAD. and the other two are likely to be steady sellers as the only kit in the scale of the subject ever released.

I wish you guys would read my post and note some of the words like a 'bit cold' and @specialist decal makers'. I am a WW1 aviation and kit fan so it follows that I will buy one or two of these through the course of time it's just they are not the top of my list. Now as folk here have moaning about a lack of quality decals for 1/32 WW1 kits I just thought that maybe other subjects could have been chosen to cover this but lets wait and see. Just one last point and please don't be offended but the Spad x111 will never feature on my wants list

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« Reply #252 on: November 19, 2020, 11:41:40 PM »
I think it will help aftermarketeers like Aviattic etc to have as many Fokkers out there as possible. And a spade load of Spads. Just my humble 2 cents worth.
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« Reply #253 on: November 19, 2020, 11:55:47 PM »
Hi Mark, and anyone else interested in the Roden D6 kit, don't forget Aviattic do a very nice PE set and resin cowling for it. Also Fokkernutz do a great 3D print control column. Regards, Pete in RI

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Re: If Roden resume production of new WW1 kits, what subjects would you buy?
« Reply #254 on: November 22, 2020, 05:01:58 AM »
I really hope all you dudes are happy with these future releases but it just leaves me a bit cold. Also don't fool yourselves because these choices will not be great sellers just look at the prices of Wnw's kits on Ebay, I think Roden should have included a better seller and then maybe specialist decal makers may respond.
if you think a SPAD XIII won't be a 'better seller,' then i have to wonder what you think hasn't been kitted that would be?

the WNW kits will still go for extortionate prices on ebay due to FOMO, their reputation for quality, and (now) scarcity. if you think Roden would be better off kitting a Fokker D.VII, well... i doubt it sorry. i think there are a LOT of WNW Fokkers out there and a LOT of people who will STILL pay a mint for it. i don't think people will break toward a new D.VII unless it's a repop from the WNW molds.... and with the molds' fate uncertain, and maybe uncertain forever, to my eye a D.VII would be a bad bet.

i can't think of any surer bet than the SPAD. and the other two are likely to be steady sellers as the only kit in the scale of the subject ever released.

I wish you guys would read my post and note some of the words like a 'bit cold' and @specialist decal makers'. I am a WW1 aviation and kit fan so it follows that I will buy one or two of these through the course of time it's just they are not the top of my list. Now as folk here have moaning about a lack of quality decals for 1/32 WW1 kits I just thought that maybe other subjects could have been chosen to cover this but lets wait and see. Just one last point and please don't be offended but the Spad x111 will never feature on my wants list

no, not 'offended' about anything and hope you're not. at least i didn't intend to offend.

i got the impression that you were saying the SPAD XIII would not be a big seller. i disagree about that, regardless of your own interest (or mine). it's the last 'popular' kit that's still not currently kitted, IMO, and if they get it right it will be a hit, relative to WWI kits. regardless of whether you or i buy any.