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New Wingnut Fokker D.VII Variant coming in 2nd Quarter 2017!

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Guest Clunkmeister

What's the big deal on the DFW hate? It was an important aircraft to be sure. Not "pretty" like people want, but important enough.

And it's a great kit as well.

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That assumes that all D.VIIs are the same. They are not. 

 

I was mildly disappointed that there was no 'Early' boxing in the first round because of the unique camo and markings they carried. But, did get 2 of the D.VII F kits since they were the apex hotrods of the line. And, I'll get a couple of these new 'Early' kits just to build one in the markings on the box art.

 

If and when their distribution ever gets sorted out, that is... 

 

:)

D

 

I cannot agree more. I really love building all the possible variants of a specific aircraft. Every single little detail changing from one to another is an interesting stuff.

 

And i already bought 2 examples of the same WNW kit only because there are 2 schemes that i want to build in the box, with a very little variation, ie a different machine gun, or engine,  or windscreen...

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Guest Martinnfb

Let us hope that the owner of WNW is sobering up from his dream of plastic wonderland and starting to follow basic rules of business . I know he's rich , but not that rich.  

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To be honest I'm not sure why people complain about 'scalpers' on Ebay - it's just supply and demand in action. They're simply selling a rare product at a price that the market will accept. If you wanted a D.VII when they were 'cheap', then you should have bought one when supply was plentiful.

 

 

Amen to that! ... we spend bucketloads of money (or at least some of us do) ... Nice to make a little bit back, even if it's on one extremely overpriced kit.

I have no interest in WWI subjects ... but I wish I'd have hopped on the WNW bandwagon when it started rolling ... could have funded the entire stash on the sales!

 

I'm surprised the kits don't have have their own place on the ASX or Dow Jones

 

Rog :)

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To be honest I'm not sure why people complain about 'scalpers' on Ebay - it's just supply and demand in action. They're simply selling a rare product at a price that the market will accept. If you wanted a D.VII when they were 'cheap', then you should have bought one when supply was plentiful.

I was I would have done that, had I known they existed before they were sold out. I was out of the hobby loop for a while and just missed out. Oh well, that's the way it goes.

 

And I don't have a problem with someone making a few bucks on ebay, I've done it myself. It just sucks to see every WnW kit on there with a BIN or starting price set so high that it's out of my range. I also notice that most of them don't sell at those prices, so I guess I'm not alone.

 

This thread has gotten a little sharp tongued. Why is everyone being so damn grouchy? I'm out of this one, yikes!

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Thanks Tim. yes, let's drop the cheap shots, and talk about the DVII.

 We'll see what comes in the box when the box arrives. An EARLY DVII that is Fokker built ought to have markedly different cowl panels, sans louvres, the low exhaust, and the early radiator. The initial release of the early Fokker built has these features. Indeed, the early kit I own has 3 pair of the rounded side cowl panels. The cowlings from the early release are unique to the kit; the OAW, and Albatros built have different cowls. The decals include a machine numbered 234/18, which is pretty low in the serial # range. Keep in mind that all of the early batch DVIIS were covered in the streaky green doped finish so commonly associated with the Dr-I. I would say it's possible that WNW has provided more of the same decals for this release; we may also get a slight variation in the cross Patee selection, as well as some of the early "fat arm" crosses.

I'm very curious to see what WNW has provided to create this edition of the early DVII.

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Musta missed your question last night. Sorry.

Hold on a second, D. My two Fokker built kits have those decals in them already. Is it a different pattern? I seem to recall someone saying that Dr.1s were green streaked over sky blue...

The very first Fokker D.VII production run used the Mercedes D.IIIa (about 175 HP), switching to the Mercedes D.IIIau (about 190 HP) very early on. The D.IIIau then became the standard engine until the D.VII F which used the BMW D.IIIa (240 HP). 

 

Confusing? Yes. The generic root designation of D.III being used by the Germans makes the inclusion of power ratings necessary.

 

The streaked camo fabric was used beyond the engine change, but not for long. The decals in your kit would be for depicting a D.VII produced with the standard D.IIIau engine, but early enough to still have the streaked camo.

 

D

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Good info. Any serial range for the original Mercedes IIIa motor? So, taking a WAG, we may get a different engine sprue, and some possible variations on the streaky finish. BTW, only kit 32011 comes with the streaky decals, for those who are curious.

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oh wikipedia, how I sometimes love thee...

"Late in 1918, the Austro-Hungarian company MÃG (Magyar Ãltalános Gépgyár - Hungarian General Machine Company) commenced licensed production of the D.VII with Austro-Daimler engines. Production continued after the end of the war, with as many as 50 aircraft completed"

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It makes me laugh when I hear people gripe about how much something sells for on eBay.  First, if you don't want it, don't bother looking at it.  Second, if it's more than you have to spend or want to spend, don't bid on it.  Third, it's not your money, so why get your knickers in a twist over how someone else spends their money?  If you were selling the kit, would you  be griping about what a ridiculous price it sold for?  Didn't think so.

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Guest Clunkmeister

I really need to build one of these D.Vlls. Everybody raves about them, and I have a few in the stash, but I just prefer two seaters, I guess.

I can't blame them for releasing another version, being that it probably rivals the Albatros D.V and D.Va as their most popular kit.

I'll pick up one or two, but man, I really, really, really excited about that Taube!

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