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Offline pepperman42

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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2013, 11:01:08 PM »
RB I agree with the batch production idea but Im sure WNW regrets not producing more W29's. It sold out inside of a year so its popularity or lack there of never got a chance to play out. Did they capture the entire interested population? Is the aftermarket demand strictly because its not available or do people want this kit? Will people buy the "special edition?" Its a niche market so they will really be guessing how they approach the re-release. We are not automatons that just throw money at anything. I missed out on the W29 so I will probably pick up an "S.E." but any of the other upgraded kits that come out eg Alby SE or DVII SE I will probably pass on......but its all just guessing init?

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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2013, 02:42:05 AM »
So what happens to the moulds after a production batch then? Are they melted down?

Wish I had bought the Hansa-Brandenberg Seaplane now, but I thought there would be a plentiful supply for years.

Fortunately I bought the LVG as soon as it was released.

I am a slow builder, over nine months now for my Hannover so far, caused by work interruptions and delays due to not having tools or materials available.

In future will have to buy the kits more quickly, even if they have to sit in storage for a while until the time is available to construct them.

Hope WNW have some interesting stuff for us to purchase very soon. :)

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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2013, 04:27:05 AM »
Yes the Hansa was on my next to buy list but WNW kept releasing other enticing things before I got there.... Evil!  ;)
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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2013, 09:44:36 AM »
Well, truth be told, I bought the LVG and Bristol on the chance the company might fold after a short time; I've learned a bit since then! My LVG bought on a fluke is now "collectable". I'll build it sometime, but sort of the same with the W 29, I just thought it was a cool kit. if and when WNW releases any high end kits, I guess we'll see what the price is, and which kits they intend to do.
 Dave, I'm sure the molds are crated up and stored carefully for potential re-use. But I too would like a few more of what is available, but as the budget allows. I'd really like to see some French stuff too.

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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2013, 10:17:36 AM »
This latest list show quite graphically the number of vacant kit numbers, there are at least another 27 kits to be produced so hopefully some of them will be French aircraft.

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32001 - Junkers J.1
32002 - LVG C.VI
32003 - SE.5a 'Hisso'
32004 - Bristol F.2b Fighter
32005 - Gotha G.IV
32006 - Pfalz D.IIIa
32007 - DH.9a 'Ninak'
32008 - Sopwith Triplane
32009 - Albatros D.V
32010 - Hansa Brandenburg W.29
32011 - Fokker D.VII (Fok)
32012 - RE.8 'Harry Tate'
32013 - Sopwith Pup RFC
32014 - FE.2b (Early)
32015 - Albatros D.Va
32016 - Sopwith Pup RNAS
32017 -
32018 - Fokker E.II/E.III (Early)
32019 - Pfalz D.XII
32020 - Sopwith Snipe (Early)
32021 - Fokker E.I
32022 - Roland D.VIa
32023 - Rumpler C.IV (Early)
32024 - Hannover Cl.II
32025 - FE.2b (Late)
32026 -
32027 - Fokker D.VII (Alb)
32028 - AMC DH.2
32029 - Fokker E.IV
32030 - Fokker D.VII (OAW)
32031 - Fokker D.VIIF
32032 -
32033 -
32034 - AEG G-IV
32035 - AMC DH.9
32036
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32037 - Rumpler C.IV (Late)
32038 - Salmson 2-A2/Otsu 1
32039 -
32040 -
32041 -
32042 -
32043 -
32044 -
32045 -
32046 -
32047 -
32048 - Fokker E.III (Late)
32049 -
32050 -
32051 -
32052 -
32053 -
32054 - Sopwith Snipe (Late)
32055 -
32056 -
32057 -
32058 -
32059 -
32060 - Bristol  f.2b Fighter (Late)
32061 - DH.9a 'Ninak'(Late)


32801 -
32802 - Fokker E.III & DH.2 'The Duellists'
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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2013, 10:57:47 AM »
I vote for a Halberstadt Cl.II.

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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #51 on: October 10, 2013, 09:15:17 PM »
Bring on the Be.2 - please  ;)

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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #52 on: October 10, 2013, 10:31:19 PM »
   Altho "hope springs eternal" etc. etc. I forecast that a great number of the vacant spots in the Serial/Product # List will be filled by the Special Kit versions of already released subjects. This not only makes good business sense but also could be related to the long delays in their Figures and to the economical use of the very expensive molds discussed earlier.
   I'd be ecstatic to see a Tripe/Camel release however I think it more likely that the Special Versions will dominate the news for the immediate future. Not all bad since I missed several of the two seaters in the past several years. So much to do................so little time and $ in comparison.  ::)
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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #53 on: October 10, 2013, 11:49:40 PM »
I have to say the reckoning that all the holes in the kit number series will be filled seems a little starry eyed to me. For all we know some of those numbers were assigned to projects that never will get off the starting blocks or fell out of favor, were shelved, or deemed impractical after initial study. If you have ever worked at a company that assigns numbers to projects you know what I mean. Not saying they won't make 27 more kits, but I'd be very surprised if all the holes in the current known range were eventually neatly filled up...

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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #54 on: October 11, 2013, 12:14:04 PM »
Well Bo, i'll add that i'd like to see them holes filled at least a little in the next few years, and at least one of the slots is filled with something big, green(ish), multi-engine, and British. If it takes two years, that gives me enough time to try to stock up on those bloody pricey Gaspatch bits. Damn near two full sets just to do the DH-9a.

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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2013, 05:17:17 AM »
Ok, I am stating my Personal Opinion here but....
1. There is No/NADA/Zero  Chance that the Molds will/would EVER be Destroyed! This is a characteristic of very limited run/low pressure molds. The Molds cost TOO MUCH and are worth even More as an Asset to be sold/rented/re-issued.
2. WNW has Told us that the LVG and or the W29 will be released as a Special Edition. As for the price/Value, the content will tell. How much are people laying out on E Bay for the Original kit? Now think about what the current Average Modeler does: Order HGW Parts, Seat Belts, Wood Grain Decals, Nail Decals, Engine Enhancements , Lozenge  Decals, and if you are into figures...... So if the price is higher and includes a good number of the aftermarket stuff we covet then the price will be worthwhile and probably better than what is being paid on E Bay for the original... JMHO,
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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2013, 06:49:42 AM »
I wonder if the explosion of aftermarket for their kits have maybe made them reconsider the special edition format? Given the huge amount of photo-etch, lozenge, alternate decal schemes, turnbuckles, etc etc maybe they dont see as much need for the special editions?

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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2013, 07:51:24 AM »
Wingnuts have had the PE sets for their special edition kits made long time ago, the figures have also been produced years ago, new decals are easy enough for them to obtain and they also have PE spoked wheels, so with new boxing Wingnuts will be all geared up ready to go with the Special Edition kits, they will know the right time to release them, could even be the special release for this year.

Bo, your comments have merit, but an interview with Richard Alexander some time ago revealed that they had 50 kits in development, there are only 27 holes in the above list so are we going to see another 23 new kit item numbers appear.

With the Billion plus dollars Sir Peter has grossed at the box office with his first Hobbit movie and another two movies to follow up I'm pretty sure that Wingnut Wings is going to be around for quite some time yet, I hope.

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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #58 on: October 12, 2013, 11:20:06 AM »
That's the stuff of happy dreams, Des. :)

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Re: Time for the annual Wingnuts speculation
« Reply #59 on: October 13, 2013, 12:19:57 AM »
50 kits in development!

Gulp! But maybe that means across different periods? Perhaps the gaps in the existing serials indicate what might be those for WW1?

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