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    vince14 reacted to Royboy in RAF Bentwaters   
    All museums require regular time to be spent on the exhibits, and most of all money! 
    I was a volunteer on the aircraft side of one of my local museums and it took a lot of all of those things I've just mentioned.
    These volunteers are unsung heroes who are trying their best with sometimes very limited resources to get things done.
    My message is go visit and contribute something to these valuable places! 
     
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    vince14 got a reaction from Gazzas in On The Bench, episode 85 "what happened to WNW"   
    There are no staff left at WNW save for a member of the Weta finance team who is holding the fort and no doubt waiting for instructions from PJ. They'll eventually fulfill all the outstanding orders, then sell off the remaining stock. After that WNW is gone unless PJ decides to re-open it or sell the molds on to another company - and even if that happens, it's likely that only a few of the kits (i.e. the single-seaters) would be profitable enough for anyone to consider.
     
    Lots of people still in denial that it's all over, though. Maybe they're waiting for a personal phone call from PJ himself before they'll believe it. 
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    vince14 got a reaction from Basta in On The Bench, episode 85 "what happened to WNW"   
    There are no staff left at WNW save for a member of the Weta finance team who is holding the fort and no doubt waiting for instructions from PJ. They'll eventually fulfill all the outstanding orders, then sell off the remaining stock. After that WNW is gone unless PJ decides to re-open it or sell the molds on to another company - and even if that happens, it's likely that only a few of the kits (i.e. the single-seaters) would be profitable enough for anyone to consider.
     
    Lots of people still in denial that it's all over, though. Maybe they're waiting for a personal phone call from PJ himself before they'll believe it. 
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    vince14 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in pre order viggen is a go   
    I'm in - confirmation email recieved!
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    vince14 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in pre order viggen is a go   
    It's on their Facebook page
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    vince14 got a reaction from Gazzas in WWII German or Japanese Aircraft Phobia: Is it just me?   
    It certainly wasn't. There are recorded cases of pilots shooting at men in parachutes from all sides of the conflict.
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    vince14 got a reaction from BiggTim in WWII German or Japanese Aircraft Phobia: Is it just me?   
    Would you build, say, a Spitfire or Hurricane in the markings of Douglas Bader then?
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    vince14 reacted to LSP_Ray in 1/32 Magister Test Shots by MikroMir   
    Oh, that's right. Mikro-Mir just modified it slightly.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Bill_S in LSP down.   
    They were compared to what WNW kits are selling for on Ebay right now!
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    vince14 got a reaction from LSP_Matt in LSP down.   
    The timing of the crash was unfortunate, to say the least. Hannants put a load of WNW kits up for sale (all with damaged boxes) but I couldn't log on to tell anyone - they're all gone now, they all sold within a couple of hours.
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    vince14 reacted to RLWP in WNW   
    There was an awful lot going on in Longbridge at the time, that car is an example
     
    It was a successful car in India, and Tata were very proud of it - understandably as it was a cause of pride over there. It was a disaster for the UK due to the level of equipment and the quality of the build. MG Rover knew it and told Tata - who didn't want to hear. The biggest problems in that project were cultural rather than engineering. Most of them seem to have become MG-R manager's wives cars, not that there very many in the first place
     
    If you want to seriously scratch your head, try and work out why we fitted Rouch V8 engines into a FWD car meaning a total redesign of the chassis to RWD. Or bought the Qvake Mangusta to convert into the SV
     
    There was a lot money going into vanity projects when what was really needed was a replacement for the 25 and 45.
     
    Richard
     
     
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    vince14 got a reaction from scvrobeson in WNW   
    You sure Vauxhall and Rover can be classed as great car companies? Vauxhall has made nothing but dire crap since 1945 (the only good Vauxhalls were re-badged Opals) and has constantly been on the verge of collapse since the 1980's. Whereas Rover made a car - the CityRover, a re-badged Tata Indica - that was so bad they refused to lend one to Top Gear for them to review, and it actually hastened the demise of the company just two years after it was released.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Troy Molitor in WNW   
    You sure Vauxhall and Rover can be classed as great car companies? Vauxhall has made nothing but dire crap since 1945 (the only good Vauxhalls were re-badged Opals) and has constantly been on the verge of collapse since the 1980's. Whereas Rover made a car - the CityRover, a re-badged Tata Indica - that was so bad they refused to lend one to Top Gear for them to review, and it actually hastened the demise of the company just two years after it was released.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Pup7309 in Wow... WNW gone....   
    Ah, but you see a WNW thread that goes drifting off in other directions is not exactly, shall we say,  unwelcome for the mods. They have their reasons why they don't want endless WNW speculation, but equally they don't want to lock every WNW thread as soon as it pops up lest it be viewed by some members as heavy-handed moderation. Closing or re-naming this thread is only going to encourage a new WNW thread to appear, so a little thread drift occuring does no harm...no criticism of the mods here (and I'm not suggesting it's some sort of official policy), but whether it's muscle cars or your tipple of choice, there does seem to be a pattern to WNW threads goin' a'driftin.
     
    So let's do the mods a favour and enjoy the odd bit of thread drift. If you're keen on discussing what's happening with WNW I can highly recommend the forums at http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com or http://forum.largescalemodeller.com, or the Wingnut Wings Fans group on Facebook.
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    vince14 got a reaction from MikeC in Wow... WNW gone....   
    Ah, but you see a WNW thread that goes drifting off in other directions is not exactly, shall we say,  unwelcome for the mods. They have their reasons why they don't want endless WNW speculation, but equally they don't want to lock every WNW thread as soon as it pops up lest it be viewed by some members as heavy-handed moderation. Closing or re-naming this thread is only going to encourage a new WNW thread to appear, so a little thread drift occuring does no harm...no criticism of the mods here (and I'm not suggesting it's some sort of official policy), but whether it's muscle cars or your tipple of choice, there does seem to be a pattern to WNW threads goin' a'driftin.
     
    So let's do the mods a favour and enjoy the odd bit of thread drift. If you're keen on discussing what's happening with WNW I can highly recommend the forums at http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com or http://forum.largescalemodeller.com, or the Wingnut Wings Fans group on Facebook.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Wow... WNW gone....   
    Ah, but you see a WNW thread that goes drifting off in other directions is not exactly, shall we say,  unwelcome for the mods. They have their reasons why they don't want endless WNW speculation, but equally they don't want to lock every WNW thread as soon as it pops up lest it be viewed by some members as heavy-handed moderation. Closing or re-naming this thread is only going to encourage a new WNW thread to appear, so a little thread drift occuring does no harm...no criticism of the mods here (and I'm not suggesting it's some sort of official policy), but whether it's muscle cars or your tipple of choice, there does seem to be a pattern to WNW threads goin' a'driftin.
     
    So let's do the mods a favour and enjoy the odd bit of thread drift. If you're keen on discussing what's happening with WNW I can highly recommend the forums at http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com or http://forum.largescalemodeller.com, or the Wingnut Wings Fans group on Facebook.
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    vince14 got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Wow... WNW gone....   
    Ah, but you see a WNW thread that goes drifting off in other directions is not exactly, shall we say,  unwelcome for the mods. They have their reasons why they don't want endless WNW speculation, but equally they don't want to lock every WNW thread as soon as it pops up lest it be viewed by some members as heavy-handed moderation. Closing or re-naming this thread is only going to encourage a new WNW thread to appear, so a little thread drift occuring does no harm...no criticism of the mods here (and I'm not suggesting it's some sort of official policy), but whether it's muscle cars or your tipple of choice, there does seem to be a pattern to WNW threads goin' a'driftin.
     
    So let's do the mods a favour and enjoy the odd bit of thread drift. If you're keen on discussing what's happening with WNW I can highly recommend the forums at http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com or http://forum.largescalemodeller.com, or the Wingnut Wings Fans group on Facebook.
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    vince14 got a reaction from nmayhew in Best place to live in the UK   
    Also 85% of the UK's annual rainfall...
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    vince14 got a reaction from Lee White in Best place to live in the UK   
    And my house is older than your country! 
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    vince14 got a reaction from mozart in Best place to live in the UK   
    Also 85% of the UK's annual rainfall...
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    vince14 got a reaction from Bravo52 in Best place to live in the UK   
    And my house is older than your country! 
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    vince14 got a reaction from nmayhew in Best place to live in the UK   
    And my house is older than your country! 
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    vince14 got a reaction from europapete in Best place to live in the UK   
    And my house is older than your country! 
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