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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 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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    vince14 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Best place to live in the UK   
    For good access to aviation-related locations, you're primarily looking at the East Midlands, Lincolnshire, Norfolk or Suffolk - essentially anywhere that's South of Lincoln, East of Leicester and North of London.
     

     
    The pins are for a few aviation museums, but it's by no means comprehensive (Duxford is in Cambridgeshire, Newark Air Museum is in Nottinghamshire etc. and they're both missing off this map). These places can be cheaper to live in than London (although Cambridge is expensive), but they're also a lot more - shall we say - rural than the rest of the country.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in HPH DC-3   
    So it looks like it might be on the way then. It's HPH so it'll need a bit of modelling elbow grease, but it'll look spectacular when completed.
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    vince14 got a reaction from scvrobeson in HPH DC-3   
    So it looks like it might be on the way then. It's HPH so it'll need a bit of modelling elbow grease, but it'll look spectacular when completed.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in HPH DC-3   
    So it looks like it might be on the way then. It's HPH so it'll need a bit of modelling elbow grease, but it'll look spectacular when completed.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Phartycr0c in With a partial lockdown lift and Kiwi's back to work (Congrats!) WNW   
    just think, if the boundless energy applied to the ongoing complaints about the ongoing circular discussion of what may or may not be the future of WingNut Wings were applied to *actually* building the things - we’d have double the surge of really wonderful builds to follow!
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    vince14 got a reaction from Pup7309 in With a partial lockdown lift and Kiwi's back to work (Congrats!) WNW   
    Indeed, if there is a positive to WNW closing it's that other kit manufacturers can (A) see there is indeed a market for 1/32 WWI kits, and (B) not be put off entering that market because it's dominated by one manufacturer.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Pup7309 in Wow... WNW gone....   
    You're assuming that PJ will be forced to dispose of the molds but it appears that this is a voluntary company closure (not bankruptcy or liquidation), which if so would mean it's down to the Company Director what he wants to do with the remaining assets. He might want to sell the molds, but he also might want to leave them gathering dust because he plans to re-launch WNW in future. He might even have them destroyed to prevent another company cashing in on them and diluting the WNW legacy. Hell, he might have them shipped to NZ to sit rusting on his front lawn for the next 50 years - he can certainly afford to do so.
     
    No-one knows what will happen with WNW or the molds right now, so we can't just assume the kits will re-appear again in future under a different name.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Unique opportunity 1/32 Andover C1   
    Same here. Arrived in SF on the 25th March, then didn't leave there until 18th April. Now on it's way to the UK via Japan...and it's only a decal sheet!
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    vince14 got a reaction from RLWP in With a partial lockdown lift and Kiwi's back to work (Congrats!) WNW   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkGZmmrLFAU
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    vince14 got a reaction from thierry laurent in Wow... WNW gone....   
    He’s worth over $250m, and WNW was essentially a vanity project that we all got to share in. I seriously doubt he’ll be heading down the food bank if he doesn’t sell the molds.
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    vince14 got a reaction from esarmstrong in Wow... WNW gone....   
    That must have changed very recently - I ordered a kit from HLJ and it arrived in the UK within five days of shipping.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Pup7309 in Wow... WNW gone....   
    That's assuming, though, that someone is willing and able to buy the molds. Firstly, it would need PJ to liquidate the company and sell the assets off - and that might not happen, for a couple of reasons. Secondly, it's clear that WNW was not paying for itself and relied on financial input from PJ/the NZ taxpayer (depending on who you believe). Anyone who takes those molds on faces the same problems.
     
    If they are indeed sold off then we might see the popular single-seaters appear again in future (Fokker D.VII, Camel, Se.5a, maybe even the Dr.I). But I doubt that the multi-seaters are likely to surface again, the costs associated with producing them would probably be prohibative.
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    vince14 reacted to Dave J in With a partial lockdown lift and Kiwi's back to work (Congrats!) WNW   
    Fired and redundant are two different things. WNW Staff were not "Fired" they were made redundant.
     
     
    Weta Workshop, Weta Digital and Wingnut are related but they are ran as separate companies. Wingnut & TVAL is outright PJ, but the Weta's are owned by different people with PJ having a share. Nothing official is going to be stated from the company as they do not want bad press regarding a PJ company. This was posted on the WNW Fan Page on Facebook by another member and it sums it quite well -
     
    My thoughts on whats going on with the mixed messages on their website announcements
    Fact: Staff have been made redundant WNW as we (the modellers) know it is gone.
    Opinion: Peter Jackson and whoever else owns the entity doesn't want it to go broke to the point of receivers or liquidators. Why? that damages the PJ brand (forget WNW hardly anyone knows what that is or who owns it). A PJ company in liquidation would be news picked up by the press and reflects poorly on him personally. So they stop the rot by letting staff go, keep the website up, halt sales, and hope to sell to an investor as a going concern which avoids the negative press and no ones the wiser. Just that the pool of investors for a model-making company (that was obviously losing money) ain't that big. Good luck I guess.
     
     
    I am not sure where he is hearing that from.. All staff have been redundant.. Yes they may open the web store again for sales, but I don't know who is going to be doing the fulfillment of orders as that person is gone. Who ever it will be, will be an outsider that knows nothing about the company, where the stock is located and how the order systems work etc...
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    vince14 got a reaction from The Dude in Wow... WNW gone....   
    The 71 I have in the stash are for building, too.
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    vince14 got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Wow... WNW gone....   
    Hannants still have over 20 of the Goering D.VII's in stock.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Wow... WNW gone....   
    I'll have to live to be 135 years old, but the intention is to build them all..!
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    vince14 got a reaction from alanash1963 in Any Tamiya 1/32 rumours?   
    The likelihood of Tamiya releasing a Fokker Dr.I - in any scale, let alone 1/32 - is somewhat similar to my chances of being the first man to walk on Mars.
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