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    19squadron got a reaction from Ryan in WNW   
    There's just about no unsold dealer stock left anywhere in the world as we speak, and "even" the unloved Gotha I is selling fast from Hannants and on ebay, give that a few more weeks and they will all be gone too.
     
    So how many other manufacturer's could ever say their kits have sold so fast for so much money in such a short time? and where are the Tamiya kits or any other injection molded manufacturer selling for £200 - £300 plus?
     
    If that does not show just how prized thes kits are, and what a demand there is for them, then cows can fly as far as I am concerned. I am in no doubt the kits are far far better than Tamiya or anybody else's.
     
    I am sure there are other issues that only those that worked directing that company really understand that are at play here, right now what has happened is a tragedy, and that is enough! everything else is somewhat churlish speculation which serves no one, and achieves nothing.
     
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    19squadron reacted to Juggernut in WNW   
    If one reads the very last couple of sentences in the article, you might be inclined to think otherwise:
     
     
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    19squadron reacted to Pup7309 in Wingnut Wings - The End?   
    Obviously people make statements which change over time. But saying that they will not make a Dr1 10 years ago isn't in the same ballpark as saying things are grim in this pandemic. Even though this is second hand info I believe the sources. It is good to question hearsay but you need to check you're own questioning rather than being fly in the ointment. But what you chose to believe is up to you, no skin off my nose either way.
     
    I'd say things are as grim for WNW as for everyone else. Only PJ can save this if he has the motivation and money.
    The designers and researchers can still work from home and get projects ready, the warehouse staff?  The signs for NZ recovery are good. But if there is a systemic failure and the bean counters and tax agencies are calling the shots then they are in a very difficult spot, as mentioned.
     
    I hope his Museum stays open, the Vintage aviator stays flying in NZ, the DR1's squeeze through, and Weta survives. Remember that PJ's whole Middle NZ thing is huge for tourism, and employs quite a few people. Rich people avoid paying fair amounts of tax it's true, but how many started a 1/32 WW1 kit company, created Hobbition or an Air Museum?  I'm not trying to be a fan, just hoping these things continue, not go bust like my local coffee store, restaurants or workplace. I know, 1st world problem, but still...
     
    Let's see what the next few weeks bring
     
     
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    19squadron reacted to cbk57 in SIX, yes six new Wingnut Wings Albatros D.V / D.Va kits   
    I am happy to see WNW keeps looking for new ways to release this kit.  It is such a wonderful subject.  
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    19squadron reacted to monthebiff in SIX, yes six new Wingnut Wings Albatros D.V / D.Va kits   
    Definitely, wish more manufacturers would do this but there are so many amazing schemes that WnW can go at so it makes a lot of sense. At this rate they will be wearing the Alby  moulds out!! WnW are just prolific at the moment.......who said it's not a not for profit business?
     
    Regards. Andy 
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    19squadron got a reaction from Pup7309 in WNW releases...   
    DH5 is definitely possible, but I just have a feeling that if it's not a Nieuport, it might well be a 1/1/2 Strutter which was an important aircraft in the scheme of things.
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    19squadron got a reaction from Pup7309 in WNW site update: Pup & HP’s   
    I had a feeling there was a Pup with rockets abroad.
     
     
    No doubt there will be a Pfalz III. some time as well since some of the sprues are marked Pfalz III.a and some are marked Pfalz III/Pfalz III.a
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    19squadron got a reaction from coogrfan in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
    Yes and I wonder if that is in fact true? and not a myth?
     
    and  in fact that most Dr.1's had a Oberursel copy of the Rhone 9Ja and pilots prized not a genuine Rhone but an Oberursel copy of a Rhone 9Jb, such as the one in Berlin with an Oberursel maker's plate, or the recovered Oberursel copy of a 9Jb from Richthofen's downed Dr.1 which was falsly credited as being a Le Rhone engine in april 1918 and is famously and mistakenly phgographed with a hand written sign saying "Richthofen's Le Rhone"
     
    -- and that both the Oberursel copy of the Rhone 9Ja and Rhone 9Jb are called UR.II's despite them looking completely different. If that is not the case, very few Fokker E.v's and Dr.1's were in fact Oberursel engined, they were in fact Le Rhone engined, which would imply that there were a hell of a lot of recovered Rhone engines that went into German aircraft.......at the factory!
     
     the WNW site for Le Rhone/UR.II engine sprue photo archive illustrates the point.
     
     
    http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3169&cat=1
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    19squadron got a reaction from coogrfan in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
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    19squadron got a reaction from coogrfan in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
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    19squadron got a reaction from coogrfan in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
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    19squadron got a reaction from coogrfan in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
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    19squadron got a reaction from coogrfan in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
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    19squadron got a reaction from coogrfan in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
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    19squadron got a reaction from coogrfan in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
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    19squadron got a reaction from coogrfan in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
    All the above aircraft appear to have Rhone 9Ja engines rather than Oberursel UR.II engines or Rhone 9Jb engines. I do not think this has been discussed much before - WNW have broached it in their F.1/Early Dr.1 kit, but not all the above aircraft are early Dr.1's.
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    19squadron got a reaction from coogrfan in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
    there are many Le Rhone engines -
     
    But these Fokker triplanes above all have a Rhone 9Ja or copy fitted. Above a Rhone 9Ja
     
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    19squadron got a reaction from Pup7309 in The next WNW kit..? 3 wishes...   
    I bet [and hope] an Albatros D.D, D.II and D.III come along first - just look at the WNW language descibing the decals for the Roden kits in the Richthofen Albatros boxing.
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    19squadron got a reaction from Rick Griewski in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
    Yes and I wonder if that is in fact true? and not a myth?
     
    and  in fact that most Dr.1's had a Oberursel copy of the Rhone 9Ja and pilots prized not a genuine Rhone but an Oberursel copy of a Rhone 9Jb, such as the one in Berlin with an Oberursel maker's plate, or the recovered Oberursel copy of a 9Jb from Richthofen's downed Dr.1 which was falsly credited as being a Le Rhone engine in april 1918 and is famously and mistakenly phgographed with a hand written sign saying "Richthofen's Le Rhone"
     
    -- and that both the Oberursel copy of the Rhone 9Ja and Rhone 9Jb are called UR.II's despite them looking completely different. If that is not the case, very few Fokker E.v's and Dr.1's were in fact Oberursel engined, they were in fact Le Rhone engined, which would imply that there were a hell of a lot of recovered Rhone engines that went into German aircraft.......at the factory!
     
     the WNW site for Le Rhone/UR.II engine sprue photo archive illustrates the point.
     
     
    http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3169&cat=1
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    19squadron got a reaction from Out2gtcha in WNW Dr.1 engine - is it Rhone or is it an Oberursel?   
    Yes and I wonder if that is in fact true? and not a myth?
     
    and  in fact that most Dr.1's had a Oberursel copy of the Rhone 9Ja and pilots prized not a genuine Rhone but an Oberursel copy of a Rhone 9Jb, such as the one in Berlin with an Oberursel maker's plate, or the recovered Oberursel copy of a 9Jb from Richthofen's downed Dr.1 which was falsly credited as being a Le Rhone engine in april 1918 and is famously and mistakenly phgographed with a hand written sign saying "Richthofen's Le Rhone"
     
    -- and that both the Oberursel copy of the Rhone 9Ja and Rhone 9Jb are called UR.II's despite them looking completely different. If that is not the case, very few Fokker E.v's and Dr.1's were in fact Oberursel engined, they were in fact Le Rhone engined, which would imply that there were a hell of a lot of recovered Rhone engines that went into German aircraft.......at the factory!
     
     the WNW site for Le Rhone/UR.II engine sprue photo archive illustrates the point.
     
     
    http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3169&cat=1
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    19squadron got a reaction from MARU5137 in Wingnut Wings Photos from US Nats   
    I bet you they will!
     
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    19squadron got a reaction from coogrfan in WNW 1/32 Dr 1 Triplane   
    Hopefully it will mean WNW will produce the earlier Albatros D types. I, II, and III.
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    19squadron reacted to esarmstrong in New HK Models Kit TBA @ US Nats!   
    ^^ As a person who has lived in this area (Cleveland, TN) his entire life, it really can't be beat.  The cost of living is the best in the country,  Chattanooga, sits anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 hours driving time from Nashville, Atlanta and Knoxville.  The Ocoee national forest is an hour away.  Those who love Civil War history will appreciate the fact that there are several battles that were fought in this area and are memorialised, including the battle of Chickamauga.  Outside of Gettysburg, Chickamauga national park is either on a par with or better than every other national park I have been to see.
     
    It really is a city on the edge.  From a sports standpoint, we seem to have equal numbers of Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Auburn alumni/supporters in this area.  Tennessee probably has slightly more than the others.  Anyway, it's a great place to live.
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    19squadron reacted to TimW in The next WNW kit..? 3 wishes...   
    Be-2c, Be-2d, Be-2e.
     
    So there!
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    19squadron got a reaction from Pup7309 in New WnW @ Nationals (Chattanooga)   
    Or an Albatros D.II
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