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At Silver Wings, we specialize in high quality aircraft kits of the "Inter-War" and Early-War" eras (1919 to 1940). We are also a company created by, and ran by, modelers. As such, we are continually working to improve our products and efficiencies in an effort to bring kits to the market that are of interest to modelers, and that offer excellent detail and value for money.

 

As we work on our plans for future subjects, we are very interested to know what you, our customers and potential customers, would like to see us produce in the way of 1/32 scale aircraft from this period. Note that future kits may be resin, or injected plastic with resin details. Please email your top 5 suggestions for new kits to us at: newkits@silverwings.pl by April 15th, 2011. Please include your name and what modeling forum you saw this announcement on.

 

 

As a thank you for your time, we are going to randomly pick one submission for a free Silver Wings kit of their choice. The winner will be notified by email and posted on our website.

 

Wojtek Kulakowski

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Hi Wojtek,

 

Just sent you a list...I'm afraid it's longer than 5... Does it give me double chances in the raffle :rolleyes: :D

 

Hubert.

 

Actually, I think your entry is void because you did not follow directions ;) :P :rofl:

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i guess mine is void also, as i only want one inter war bird. Curtis P-6E is only one i would build.

 

 

Glen :piliot:

 

Its not the only one I would build (as I REALLY want a Walrus!) but I have to agree, its on the TOP of my list on the "must haves" that we currently DONT have in 32nd. Along with a Beech Staggerwing, a Model 75 Stearman and a new tool Tiger Moth.

 

Its just a BEAUTIFUL airframe IMHO

 

p6e.jpg

 

Cheers,

Brian

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my Grand Father flew P-6E's, among others. after WWI, have a bunch of picture's of him in one. one of the last planes he flew before leaving the USAAC.

Glen :piliot:

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Heres my top 5 Wants in the introduction early war era of 1919 to 1940 in no particular order what-so-ever:

 

Curtiss P-6E Hawk

 

p6apr.jpg

 

 

Supermarine Walrus

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North American T-6 Texan

 

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Beech Aircraft Model 17 Staggerwing

 

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Boeing Stearman Model 75

 

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Cheers,

Brian

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looking at your list, let me ask a question. would a Kingfisher be concidered between wars.

my Father flew one during WWII . but i know they flew before WWII.

 

glen :piliot:

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Guest TimC

I folloered the instructions and emailed my list in :whistle:

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I emailed my list in but in case anyone would be interested in what I asked for here is my letter.

Yes, I too couldn't resist the urge to list more than a mere 5 favorites.

 

"1) Russian I-15 or I-153. Fought in the Spanish civil war, Finnish war and WW2 against the Nazis.

2) Curtiss SBC-3 Biplane the first Helldiver used by the US Navy, also made by Canada and 50 bought by the French

and 5 by the British (Cleveland 1). 15 were used by the Canadians at the beginning of WW2 as their only fighter

defense force.

3) Grumann FF-1 two place biplane fighter used by US Navy in 1930's and 40 were used by the Spanish Republican

Government in the Spanish Civil War.

4) Japanese Mitsubishi F1M "PETE" biplane float scout plane 1,118 built between 1936 and 1944. Used by the Japanese

all during WW2 as an area-defense fighter, convoy escort, bomber, anti-submarine, maritime patrol, rescue and

transport. The type fought dogfights in the Aleutians, the Solomon Islands and several other theaters. Sunk

US PT boat 34.

5) Boeing-Stearman PT-17 trainer 9,783 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Used by 18

different countries before, during and after WW2.

If you feel that you need to make an European aircraft then I suggest, instead of #2, 3, 4 & 5 above you consider these

2) Avia B-534

3) PZL P-24

4) Arado AR-68 German fighter fought in the Spanish civil War and in early World War Two.

5) He-112 Fought in the Spanish Civil War as well as in the beginning of WW2."

 

Yes there were a lot more I could have asked for, but these came to mind first.

Personally I really like the He-70 Blitz and the Skua and the Curtiss SOC Seagull and the and the .......

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It was difficult limiting the list to five, but here is the list I emailed to them:

 

1.PZL P.11c

First Allied fighter to face the Luftwaffe, and I think a natural fit for Silver Wings. Should have been a large-scale kit of some sort long ago.

2.Dewoitine 500/510

Elegant and somehow ugly French aircraft, also flown by the Chinese.

3.Spad 61C

Mediocre but interesting French aircraft exported to several air forces.

4.Morane Saulnier MS.225

No real reason, except this aircraft which flew for the French Air Force and Navy always appealed to me. Something to do with that huge parasol wing.

5.PWS.10

Probably no real chance for this one, but it did serve in Spain, and I would love to see it in 1/32.

 

No apologies for being Euro-centric, and a Polonophile to boot... :innocent:

 

Cheers,

Richard

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I agree with all of your suggestions, but I voted for the Curtiss P6E, the Bristol Bulldog, the Curtiss Shrikes (A-8 and A-12), the Curtiss SBC-3/4 and the Loire 46, and I snuck in a wild and crazy request for a Martin B-10 and the dual hull Italian flying boat S.55 (in case we have all of our dreams come true).

 

I would certainly be interested in the rumored Dewoitine D.500 (which we saw masters of earlier, so I didn't vote for it, assuming it was already in process), and most definitely interested in the Fiat CR-42 which they proposed in injection molded plastic.

 

I must have been still in a daze with the cold I had last weekend, and should have placed the Polikarpov I-15 and derivatives higher on the list, but I really like those Shrikes and the P6E.

 

The Grumman FF-1, and F2F would be wonderful as would the P-11c and P-24, and that Morane Saulnier MS.225 and all of it's French compatriots have a lot of attraction.

 

I like the Walrus and the Pete as well, but they seem later in time period.

 

There is a 1/32 scale resin kit by HPH of the Avia B-534 and they appear to be releasing a "foreign service" version.... but they only included the later big black X Bulgarian markings, not the much more interesting "Crossed Swords" version with the crown of King Zvonimir. I saw it listed at 100 euros on the Modelimex website. Certainly not cheap, but then neither are Silverwings' kits.

 

It sounds almost like we are wishing for everything Classic Airframes and Special Hobby came out with over the last two decades, but in a scale that we love (and can see). The only question is how can we afford this amazing group of interesting kits.

 

Tnarg

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Heres my top 5 Wants in the introduction early war era of 1919 to 1940 in no particular order what-so-ever:

 

Curtiss P-6E Hawk

 

Supermarine Walrus

North American T-6 Texan

 

Beech Aircraft Model 17 Staggerwing

 

Boeing Stearman Model 75

 

Cheers,

Brian

 

YES ! I did not put the T-6 and the Stearman in my list, but they are also good choices !

 

It was difficult limiting the list to five, but here is the list I emailed to them:

 

1.PZL P.11c

First Allied fighter to face the Luftwaffe, and I think a natural fit for Silver Wings. Should have been a large-scale kit of some sort long ago.

2.Dewoitine 500/510

Elegant and somehow ugly French aircraft, also flown by the Chinese.

3.Spad 61C

Mediocre but interesting French aircraft exported to several air forces.

4.Morane Saulnier MS.225

No real reason, except this aircraft which flew for the French Air Force and Navy always appealed to me. Something to do with that huge parasol wing.

5.PWS.10

Probably no real chance for this one, but it did serve in Spain, and I would love to see it in 1/32.

 

No apologies for being Euro-centric, and a Polonophile to boot... :innocent:

 

Cheers,

Richard

 

I follow you on your # 1, 2 and 4 Richard ! I guess the PWS is also interesting. As for the Spas 61, besides the multiple liveries it can allow, not much going for it IMHO. You forgot a more important French plane of the era, the Breguet 19 (one could also imagine a Br. XIX Super Bidon "?" :frantic: )

 

 

I agree with all of your suggestions, but {...} I snuck in a wild and crazy request for a Martin B-10 and the dual hull Italian flying boat S.55 (in case we have all of our dreams come true).

 

I would certainly be interested in the rumored Dewoitine D.500 (which we saw masters of earlier, so I didn't vote for it, assuming it was already in process), and most definitely interested in the Fiat CR-42 which they proposed in injection molded plastic.

 

I must have been still in a daze with the cold I had last weekend, and should have placed the Polikarpov I-15 and derivatives higher on the list, but I really like those Shrikes and the P6E.

 

The Grumman FF-1, and F2F would be wonderful as would the P-11c and P-24, and that Morane Saulnier MS.225 and all of it's French compatriots have a lot of attraction.

 

I like the Walrus and the Pete as well, but they seem later in time period.

 

...

 

Tnarg

 

 

And YES again ! :punk:

 

A list according to my heart !

 

Hubert.

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