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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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    vince14 got a reaction from Peter Browne 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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    vince14 got a reaction from 109 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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    vince14 got a reaction from Peter Browne in Highly Disappointed   
    I think they were locked due to cognative bias - people don't want to believe the news, so by supressing the information and labelling it as 'rumour' or 'wild speculation' it makes it somehow not true. However, the simple fact is that WNW (in it's current guise) is dead. All the staff have been made redundant - that's been confirmed by three people who worked there who all lost their jobs on Wednesday.
     
    Maybe PJ will resurrect WNW at some point, maybe he won't. Maybe the moulds will be sold off to another company who will carry on, maybe they won't. But WNW as we know it is dead.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Martinnfb in 1:32 Douglas A-26 Invader from Trumpeter/Hobbyboss?   
    There's also Dan Hagedorn's book 'Foreign Invaders';
     
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Foreign-Invaders-Douglas-Military-Clandestine/dp/1857800133/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=foreign+invaders&qid=1563648838&s=books&sr=1-5
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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 Tony T in WnWs rumor   
    Indeed it was!
     
    Also happy birthday to Tony!
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    vince14 got a reaction from Pup7309 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 109 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 Pup7309 in Highly Disappointed   
    I think they were locked due to cognative bias - people don't want to believe the news, so by supressing the information and labelling it as 'rumour' or 'wild speculation' it makes it somehow not true. However, the simple fact is that WNW (in it's current guise) is dead. All the staff have been made redundant - that's been confirmed by three people who worked there who all lost their jobs on Wednesday.
     
    Maybe PJ will resurrect WNW at some point, maybe he won't. Maybe the moulds will be sold off to another company who will carry on, maybe they won't. But WNW as we know it is dead.
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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 karimb in Wow... WNW gone....   
    The 71 I have in the stash are for building, too.
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    vince14 got a reaction from rjones726 in Wow... WNW gone....   
    The 71 I have in the stash are for building, too.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Pup7309 in Highly Disappointed   
    Well I have 71 WNW kits in the stash, so I've got enough to last me I reckon. That is, unless someone wants to sell me a Gotha G.IV or SE.5a kit...
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    vince14 got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Roden WW I Kits   
    If you're a modeller you'll take a Roden kit, apply some modelling skills, make improvements as you see fit, and you'll end up with a good model (albeit one where you've probably had to ditch the decals for aftermarket replacements as the ones in their WWI kits are not good).
     
    If you're a kit assembler you're better off paying the inflated Ebay prices for a WNW kit.
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    vince14 got a reaction from RLWP in Roden WW I Kits   
    If you're a modeller you'll take a Roden kit, apply some modelling skills, make improvements as you see fit, and you'll end up with a good model (albeit one where you've probably had to ditch the decals for aftermarket replacements as the ones in their WWI kits are not good).
     
    If you're a kit assembler you're better off paying the inflated Ebay prices for a WNW kit.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Andreas Beck in WnWs rumor   
    If - if - the moulds are sold, they're more likely to be bought by a Chinese investment firm than any of the model firms we know. Simply put, they'll be too expensive for anyone other than Tamiya or Trumpeter, and I can't see Tamiya being interested.
     
    Having said that, we still have no idea what's going on internally other than all the staff have been made redundant and they've shut up shop. Only time will tell.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Tony T in Highly Disappointed   
    I think they were locked due to cognative bias - people don't want to believe the news, so by supressing the information and labelling it as 'rumour' or 'wild speculation' it makes it somehow not true. However, the simple fact is that WNW (in it's current guise) is dead. All the staff have been made redundant - that's been confirmed by three people who worked there who all lost their jobs on Wednesday.
     
    Maybe PJ will resurrect WNW at some point, maybe he won't. Maybe the moulds will be sold off to another company who will carry on, maybe they won't. But WNW as we know it is dead.
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    vince14 got a reaction from timvkampen in WNW website news update   
    Very sad day indeed. Hopefully all those affected can gain employment in the not too distant future.
     
    I think the chances of Tamiya acquiring the moulds is zero - it's simply not their thing. They build their own models, WWI has never been an interest, and they seem less inclined to move further into 1/32. I could see someone like Eduard looking to acquire the tooling for some of the popular single-seaters - Camel, D.VII, Albatros etc. and also the Dr.I. Alternatively, some aspiring Chinese manufacturer might acquire the whole lot and start re-popping them a cut-rate prices. The likelihood, though, is that the tooling will be out of reach for most and the potential for a decent return on the investment on the other kits (apart from those already mentioned) would seem to be slim at best.
     
    My guess is that - unless Peter Jackson has some sort of masterplan in mind - we'll never see the majority of WNW kits (especially the two-seaters and the multi-engined aircraft) kitted again. The Lancaster and HP 0/400 will never see the light of day.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Gazzas in WNW website news update   
    Very sad day indeed. Hopefully all those affected can gain employment in the not too distant future.
     
    I think the chances of Tamiya acquiring the moulds is zero - it's simply not their thing. They build their own models, WWI has never been an interest, and they seem less inclined to move further into 1/32. I could see someone like Eduard looking to acquire the tooling for some of the popular single-seaters - Camel, D.VII, Albatros etc. and also the Dr.I. Alternatively, some aspiring Chinese manufacturer might acquire the whole lot and start re-popping them a cut-rate prices. The likelihood, though, is that the tooling will be out of reach for most and the potential for a decent return on the investment on the other kits (apart from those already mentioned) would seem to be slim at best.
     
    My guess is that - unless Peter Jackson has some sort of masterplan in mind - we'll never see the majority of WNW kits (especially the two-seaters and the multi-engined aircraft) kitted again. The Lancaster and HP 0/400 will never see the light of day.
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    vince14 got a reaction from monthebiff in Wingnut Wings - The End?   
    I suspect this is the most likely scenario - WNW and TVAL will close in NZ, and then re-appear in 12-24 month's time from a new location.
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    vince14 got a reaction from RLWP in Wingnut Wings - The End?   
    I suspect this is the most likely scenario - WNW and TVAL will close in NZ, and then re-appear in 12-24 month's time from a new location.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Gazzas in Any Tamiya 1/32 rumours?   
    And yet no mainstream manufacturers are willing to go there - If it was an untapped gold mine you'd think they'd be there in a flash. Moebius are probably the leaders in that field yet they sell less than 10,000 units per specific kit.
     
    The problem that maufacturers face when using modelling forums as a guide to how desirable any specific subject might be is they're full of people claiming that such-and-such subject will fly off the shelves, but the reality is very different. The simple fact is that us hardcore modellers only make up a small percentage of people who actually buy models. Look at the Revell 1/48 Catalina. Everyone on the modelling forums said they wanted one, so Revell made one - and it was a commercial disaster, because it turned out that actually no-one wanted one.
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    vince14 got a reaction from Gazzas in Any Tamiya 1/32 rumours?   
    Probably because they've done their market research and have come to the comclusion that they wouldn't actually sell gazillions of them.
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    vince14 got a reaction from CANicoll in Need help finding decals for 1/32 HC Spad XIII   
    I think you might be about two and a half years late with the offer...
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