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    The next WNW kit..? 3 wishes...

    DH-4 Halberstadt CL.IV/V Hansa Brandenberg CC seaplane ( Gottfried Banfield)
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    Is WNW nearing the end of its run?

    Have had no problems with quality control, damaged parts, or crushed boxes despite having 20 kits now, and they have been sent half way across the planet. Returning to the original question, -are they nearing the end of the run? No way in my humble opinion. I believe they have a few more tricks up their sleeves yet. We still have not seen the long awaited figures either, apart from the Easter-eggs in the recent Aces editions, Triplane, Albatros, Eindcker,DH-2. As to the subject of scale, I love 1/32 but if they re-issued some of the kits in 1/24rth, they certainly would be tempting.
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    'Grace' type two-seat Spitfire in 1:32

    Beautiful work Iain.
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    Most Wanted Poll / Wish List 2018 (and beyond)

    1/32 Jaguar GR1 please.
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    WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!

    Well, the internet is going to be alight for some time over this news. A total surprise out of stage left. Could WNW be testing our appetite for ultra large model kits perhaps? If so, maybe a 1/32 zeppelin is not so far removed from fantasy afterall? Back to the Dambusters Lanc for a second though......wonder if it will come with a 1/32nd scale labrador complete with censorred name tag?
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    First WnW: Albatros D.V Komplete 11/7/18

    Gaz, Flugzeugwerke aka Bo Monroe produces 1/32 replacement spinners plus fuel tank, wheels and wing radiator parts via shapeways 3d printers. I have all these replacement parts and they are verrrry nice. Especially the wing radiator which has all the louvres moulded integrally, and you can see through the air vents. Give them a go if you want some well researched accurate replacement parts for your albatros. Just go to flugzeugwerke1917.com PS- I have no affiliation but just a satisfied customer.
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    HK B-17G WIP Update 9/27/18 Guns and Small Bits

    You might also note the bullet-proof glass as provided in the kit for the rear Cheyenne turret is too thin and undersize, compared with contemporary photographs. I have replaced this with a thicker piece cut from Tamiya clear plastic sheet. Have fun with the rest of the build. P-t
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    HK B-17G WIP Update 9/27/18 Guns and Small Bits

    Hi, I am also building this kit. I echo Paul and reckon Alclad is the way to go. Try experimenting first on an old model or a credit card ( expired) to get the finish you are looking for before you commit to your expensive model. You can also get gloss grey and white undercoats from Alclad before you spray the nmf on top. This will affect the tone of the various panels. It’s all in the preparation. Take your time and give the undercoat plenty of time to cure and harden to minimise any issues with the top coat. Good luck with the build. You might also be interested that the G-model had both the turret you have used from the E/F model and the other style included with the kit. Note when the O2 bottles are fitted the turret won’t rotate inside the turret well without fouling the O2 bottles. Not really a problem unless you are intending to show the turret guns pointing off to one side. The guns in the nose turrets are almost always seen pointing 90° to direction of flight when on the ground or before takeoff- it was standard operating procedure to prevent any accidents!
  9. This kit looks great, I hope some company will do a set of accurate Royal Saudi Air Force markings? I went to school at the end of the runway at Dhahran Air Base and recall watching many F-5’s and English Electric Lightnings whizzing overhead in the 197o’s.
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    Only Three Short Weeks

    I really hope they do not release a Dr 1 cos it has already been kitted by other manufacturers. Would rather see other WW1 subjects that have not been released in 1/32 before ,which apart from the Sopwith Camel, was pretty much what WNW said they would do all along. The kits are to such a standard that they pretty much sell themselves to most of us anyway.
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    WNWs

    How about a WNW Zeppelin control car , and the engine pods?
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    Trumpeter Liberators on facebook

    Presumably the tail-gunner survived? The story you recount is certainly plausible, there is a well known photograph of a B-24 that has had the tail section chopped off after an attack by a Me-262. Whether anyone survived from this aircraft is unknown.
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    B-17G 132 decal sheets, Olive Drab theme

    Gerhard, why not build the HK Models B-17E/F? There were plenty of those aircraft finished in olive drab and neutral gray. Your model would then be historically more accurate rather than a fictional build. You can get decals via kitsworld as you have observed.
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    Poll: The New Wingnut Wings Announcement will be...

    Hope it is something new- which has not been kitted before by a different manufacturer.
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    HK B-17 G Sperry turrets

    Has anybody built a Sperry A-1B turret such as provided with the HK Models B-17G? Did you make any alteratiions? Very difficult to find any pictures of this turret in a complete state on the internet anywhere! Help.
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