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Offline James

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Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2018, 03:49:48 AM »
For me, it's at the wrong end of the war, I much prefer the early 'planes. It has no romance about it, it isn't a famous aeroplane, it isn't a reliable old slogger like the BE2, it isn't a quirky failure and there are plenty of those

The thing that is interesting is how WNW have represented so much of the internal structure. The rib framing for instance

So, not an interesting aeroplane, might be an interesting kit to present, can't feel my hand going into my pocket

Richard

Agree 100% Richard. It's an ugly aircraft and I too don't care too much for late war aircraft. I would rather have early war aircraft or a Friedrichshafen G.III.

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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2018, 07:04:53 AM »
Okay, so some of you/us aren't interested in this aeroplane while some are.

Me, I will never buy the Taube as it holds no appeal - but I am happy for those whose boats are floated by the extremely early stuff.

I can't believe my luck after getting a Dolphin that PJ has also kitted my next wishlist choice, the radical Junkers monoplane. I thought myself lucky to get a Blue Max one, back in my 1/48 days, last millennium - and I ask that the non-believers are as happy for me with the forthcoming WNW release, as I will be for them if they get a Friederichshaven or whatever, (which will never occupy space on my shelves).
Live and let live, chaps.
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Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2018, 07:13:28 AM »
Okay, so some of you/us aren't interested in this aeroplane while some are.

Me, I will never buy the Taube as it holds no appeal - but I am happy for those whose boats are floated by the extremely early stuff.

I can't believe my luck after getting a Dolphin that PJ has also kitted my next wishlist choice, the radical Junkers monoplane. I thought myself lucky to get a Blue Max one, back in my 1/48 days, last millennium - and I ask that the non-believers are as happy for me with the forthcoming WNW release, as I will be for them if they get a Friederichshaven or whatever, (which will never occupy space on my shelves).
Live and let live, chaps.
S

Well said, my friend. We all have different tastes, and I'm happy for everyone who wanted a Dolphin or Junkers D.1 and to top it off for them, Wingnut Wings did them. Couldn't get better than that. Myself, the Taube will be cool and I want one. It would be a boring world if we all liked or disliked the same thing/things.

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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2018, 09:56:06 AM »
No, everyone MUST like what IIIII like so IIII get EVERYTHING IIII want.....me me me....me me.....

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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2018, 10:22:25 AM »
You can't please everyone. Over on another forum people have been demanding a 1/350 scale Klingon K'Tinga from Star Trek. One is getting released and it looks great. Now people are griping its too big and are now moaning for a 1/1000 scale version.
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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2018, 11:37:59 AM »
Personally, I'm grateful for any WWI subject produced by any company in any scale.  We all remember when these kits were as rare as hens' teeth.  Now we're spoiled.  I used to build 1/48 scale exclusively, but now I've built 3 WNW kits and am working on a 4th.  Still no 1/72 scale, but who knows.  I've also never built armor before, but I'm close to finishing the CSM Lanchester.  I want to support their endeavor.  If sales are good, there will be more.  So, yeah.  Not crazy about this release, but I'm warming to the idea of buying one.
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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2018, 05:24:12 PM »
The Taube and Junkers really anchor the warís beginning and end. I have a Taube. I will be getting a Junkers.
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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2018, 06:43:45 PM »
I made a Roden 1/48th Junkers and liked its clunky appearance. The Wingnuts Junkers is a must-have and would make a perfect candidate for some speculative 'what if?" post WW1 steampunk scenarios too. Well done Wingnuts!

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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2018, 07:02:03 AM »
It's a cool aircraft and (imho) from a technical standpoint an important one, but were I to buy a WNW model it would be a Dolphin :)

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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #54 on: March 12, 2018, 08:25:31 AM »
Yes, definitively. Already pre-ordered it. Not my favorite but interesting and without the ringing will be a quicker build.

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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2018, 06:09:41 PM »
It's an interesting plane for many reasons...  But it ain't very pretty.  Got it's best service record flying for the Freikorps.  I firmly put it behind everything else I must have, but before all of those things I don't want.

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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2018, 01:13:17 AM »
D.I is not my priority so far, there are two or three other models on the wish listís top, but finally and it will be its turn. Why? It is, after all, an important project from the period of WW1. Whether it has an elegant shape and one, two or three pairs of wings - these are not important criteria. One, not more and not immediately after release.
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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2018, 06:36:47 AM »
It's neither here or there,better in a small scale.I have the 1/72 vac form and it doe's it justice.

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Re: Why will you buy, or not buy, the new Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1?
« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2018, 05:07:45 AM »
I'll get one for a couple reasons.  First, I like obscure aircraft.  I've sort of had my fill of Camels, DrI's, Albatri, etc.  A Junkers DI represents something a little different.  Second, I'm a relative newbie at WWI models, and the DI with it's minimal rigging is something I might be able to actually complete.