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    19squadron got a reaction from Jolly Roger in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    I bet you the WNW Lanc sells as well as the Gotha IV and the Felixstowe 2a, and the reason the HK lanc is not selling, is exactly the same as the reason so few HK Mossie's sold once the Tamiya was out. Credit to HK but they have been outdone by the accuracy and quality of WNW and Tamiya.
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    19squadron got a reaction from Gazzas in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    I bet you the WNW Lanc sells as well as the Gotha IV and the Felixstowe 2a, and the reason the HK lanc is not selling, is exactly the same as the reason so few HK Mossie's sold once the Tamiya was out. Credit to HK but they have been outdone by the accuracy and quality of WNW and Tamiya.
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    19squadron got a reaction from Gazzas in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    When you next visit the UK, make a trip to RAF Hendon to see the original Lanc there, and you will see without the misleading nature of photography, just how accurate, and well done the WNW surface is. - It is a new dawn in modelling and I have no doubt will be seen as such in time.
     
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    19squadron reacted to MikeMaben in Eduard Bf-109 E-1/E-3 Legion Condor in 2019 announced   
    Why   yes it vood be heavenly !!
     
       
     
                   I must say  
     
     
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    19squadron got a reaction from Fanes in Eduard Bf-109 E-1/E-3 Legion Condor in 2019 announced   
    oh, and a Lysander MkI and Hs123 too
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    19squadron got a reaction from Jennings Heilig in Eduard Bf-109 E-1/E-3 Legion Condor in 2019 announced   
    Eduard's 1/32 Bf109e has exactly the same faults as their 1/48th scale BF109e.
     
    1/There are several, but the most obvious ones are that the kit oil cooler duct exit is too large because it is missing the fillet that closes the rear of the lower cowl - something very obvious but rarely mentioned.
     
    2/ the cross section of the fuselage behind the mainplane is wrong - it is too oval, whereas the fuselage becomes a box shape where it meets the fuel tank and cockpit [something that is wrong on most 109 kits, and conspicuously wrong on the Cyber Hobby 1/32 kit where the fuselage section is too narrow at the top]
     
    3/ The Eduard 1/48 and 1/32 fin stabiliser is too far back and they have given it the stabiliser of a Bf 109F rather than an E. - the marks had totally different fin stabiliser panels, with totally different leading edge shapes.
     
    these are the three most visually obvious errors, there is also a change in direction looking from above of the Eduard 1/48 and 1/32  fuselage that is much commented upon, but hey at least there is a 1/32 Bf109e! - I discount the Revell Spitfire mk II which is 2 mm too long in the fuselage in front of the cockpit and all the wrong shape in the fuselage, so discounting Revell's terrible effort, at least there are several BF109 E's, there are no Mk1 Spitfires, Mk1 Hurricanes, no Defiants, No Blenheims, no Battles, = No aircraft from the single most important air campaign ever fought in 1/32 except the German 109, 110, He111, Ju88 and Ju87.
     
    Shocking
     
    If there was to be an area that I could hope WNW would bring their care, powers of research and love of historical accuracy, The Battle of Britain aircraft would be it!
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    19squadron reacted to John1 in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    You mention the hypocrisy of calling for upgrades of Tamiya’s kits due to “features” of the WNW Lanc that hasn’t even been released and then you forecast negative reviews for the same unreleased kit.  
     
    What am I missing here?   
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    19squadron reacted to AlanG in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    Dean i am not saying WNW are not worthy of praise for their model kits. Far from it. Even someone as untalented as myself can recognise that they produce some beautiful looking kits, even if they are not from my period of interest.
     
    I cannot afford the WNW Lanc (or the HK Lanc for that matter). I'd struggle to buy the 1/48 Tamiya kit lol. And even if i could afford the WNW Lanc, i doubt i would buy it as i cannot justify the cost vs my talent. I'd be too scared to make a mess up of it. Plus £400 would buy me a lot of kits and accessories
     
    I am TOTALLY excited about seeing some of the many fantastic builders on here tackling this kit and showing their beautiful creations afterwards.
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    19squadron reacted to Radub in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    WNW were not the first to use that effect. Airfix used "oil canning" on their 1/24 Typhoon that they released five years ago. I remember that at the time it was also called "revolutionary" and "game changing". It is a real PIA to design and in many ways it is no different from "sagged fabric" effect, it is just a local deformation of a surface area. 
    Radu 
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    19squadron got a reaction from alanash1963 in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    I absolutely agree, and I suspect most modellers will come to see it as such in time, in which case it will be up to Tamiya et al to do retooled Spitfires and F4U's etc to 
    catch up!
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    19squadron reacted to Cees Broere in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    you sure? the oilcanning effect is a result of the stresses in the metal due to rivetting. With a thin metal skin it cannot be avoided.
    not to be confused with the stresses while the aircraft is in flight where the dihedral increases due to aerodynamic forces and the resulting "creases" in the wingskins.
    The fuselage while on the ground sags because of the weight.
    I had the pleasure to see Lancaster NX611 yesterday and there is oilcanning everywhere. Also a wish came true when I sat in the pilot seat. Great inspiration for building the new kits.
    Cees
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    19squadron reacted to Radub in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    Please do a quick Google Images and look carefully at the photos. That "oil canning" effect can actually be considered a "standard feature" on the Lancaster, it is so visible in so many photos. 
    Radu 
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    19squadron reacted to Pup7309 in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    At the end of the day price is relative. For me its expensive but if I was a Lanc fan, I'd be getting it.
    Will it's surface texture be the 'Dreadnought' that recessed panel lines was in the 90's?
    Interesting times.
     
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    19squadron reacted to Ryan in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    Fingers crossed the Lanc and the 0/400 could be at the Nationals, I’ll be picking up one of each.
     
    As far as cost, don’t really care. I don’t smoke or drink, golf, have a car restoration going on, have a boat, or any other vices or hobbies.
     
    Money well spent to me.
     
    Ryan
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    19squadron reacted to Pup7309 in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    Well put ! 
     
    WNW’s oil canning is potentially a real game changer for metal skinned a/c. 
     
     
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    19squadron reacted to John1 in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    Thought I read somewhere that it was coming with 4 complete engines.  Could be wrong.  Personally, as a cost reduction effort, I'd really prefer if WN were only to provide one full engine and offer others separately for those who just have to show each one exposed.  Actually, since engines aren't "my thing", reduce costs even further by not including any engines and allow the individual modeler to purchase 1-4 Merlins separately, per their own whims.
     
    With regard to cost, per WN's website, they are trying to have the kit come in between $349 - $399.   I'm confused by comments like yours about the mortgage needed to finance the kit.  Maybe I'm an exception but I don't think $399 is a deal-breaker for an model like this (to me, the only real concern is the size of the damned thing).    I see certain modelers bang out 4-5 (sometimes more) LSP kits a year, all of which probably cost ~ $100/ea (without including any aftermarket).    And yet $399 for a kit that would probably keep a modeler (at one like me) busy for a year is somehow extreme?  I just don't get comments like that.  I understand that some folks on this site are on fixed budgets and this cost is beyond them but I'd be willing to bet that for the majority of the folks here, this cost isn't anything insurmountable. 
     
    Not aimed at you specifically, just a general observation...
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    19squadron got a reaction from John1 in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    I don't know why on earth you would write or think like this? - if you want it "smooth" why not just content yourself with the HK kit and simply ignore WNW's, in my view fantastic efforts? With HK you have the option of a Mkl and a Chastise Lanc. Sorted. No more worries and the kits are out now so you can build one now......
     
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    19squadron got a reaction from Spooky56 in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    I don't know why on earth you would write or think like this? - if you want it "smooth" why not just content yourself with the HK kit and simply ignore WNW's, in my view fantastic efforts? With HK you have the option of a Mkl and a Chastise Lanc. Sorted. No more worries and the kits are out now so you can build one now......
     
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    19squadron got a reaction from John1 in WINGNUT WINGS LANCASTER!!!!!!!!!   
    - But then if you do not like this stressed skin effect, you can just....buy the HK kit
     
    Personally, I think the appearance is exactly right and gives the surface quality of the model the ideal surface to paint a weathered real aircraft like look. I'll go so far that I believe this kit is so far ahead in terms of accuracy and real aircraft character that  once it is out, will make all existing kits including those by Tamiya in 1/32 look as old hat as kits with raised panel lines did when the first recessed line kits came out ,and that other manufacturers will have to scramble to catch up. All are lucky to have WNW, the attention to historical accuracy and detail are simply light years ahead of any other manufacturer, including Tamiya.
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    19squadron got a reaction from The Dude in New WNW kits!   
    Big basement just for models.
     
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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 karimb in WNW Albatros DVa OAW, Hans Von Gössel's flying skull!   
    My pleasure, I look forward to seeing what you do with the dimensions
     
    best wishes
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    19squadron got a reaction from karimb in WNW Albatros DVa OAW, Hans Von Gössel's flying skull!   
    Karim
     
    Happy to help you make a very useful addition to the gaspatch parts
     
    the ball diameter on the 1/32 Gaspatch Albatros turnbuckle is 0.99mm
     
    and the shank diameter behind the ball is 0.37mm.
     
    these measurements are taken with a digital Mitutoyo caliper vernier. I'd attach photos if I knew how to do that.
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    19squadron got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Next WNW duellist pack?   
    Then if the Gotha returns with a new release, it would have to be a Be2c
     
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    19squadron got a reaction from Pup7309 in Next WNW duellist pack?   
    I wouldn't bet on that, but that wasn't my point -
     
    If there was a Gotha Pup Duellists boxing, there would need to be 61 and 112 squadron markings, both of whom flew air defence sorties with rockets, so it would be an extra and very interesting choice.
     
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