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Hi guys

A question I have pondered for more years than I care to remember is 'where is a decent Tiger Moth?'

 

I hope you don't mind me suggesting this, but this kit (although covered by the ancient Matchbox offering)  is sorely missing from our market.  To me it would seem a 'no brainer' for a company to do because of the sheer market potential.  Soooo many countries have/had Tigers in civil and military service that the schemes are literally endless.  This would even help open up a market for other small/cottage decal manufacturers to offer unique schemes. 

 

I reckon you would wear out your tooling before you stopped selling them!

 

I always felt it a shame you decided not to continue with the T-6 because of Glen doing it with Kittyhawk, but sadly it just has too many shape issues for such a popular subject.  Anyway don't let the Tiger get away, I truly believe the time is right for one.....hell I would even pre-order 2 or 3 straight away.

 

Anyway just a thought...…..keep up the great work all the same!

 

Cheers

Anthony

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Anthony, I couldn't have said it better; an accurate Tiger Moth is desperately needed and would sell in bucketloads.  I have 5 of the Revell kits but each one has to have the same corrections to dihedral, to the cockpit area, the rudder area and detail on the underside.  I'd cheerfully scrap all of those for an accurate well researched Silver Wings model, and let's face it there are enough good examples to research.

Regarding the T-6/Harvard, pretty much the same applies.  The HK one is OK as a basic canvas but needs lots of correction and addition.  What I'd REALLY love though is an early Harvard, a Mk I.....nobody has produced one of those in our scale.

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It's a trainer, and inter-war - two types that don't seem to have the same demand as, say, WWI & WWII types.

 

Also, it wasn't German.

 

Wingnut Wings make a gazillion kits of biplanes, so that's competition as well.

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2 hours ago, DeanKB said:

It's a trainer, and inter-war ........

Wingnut Wings make a gazillion kits of biplanes, so that's competition as well.

And there in a nutshell is the nub of the problem....:(

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Hi Max, Dean & Mike

Dean I see your point, however I think this is where Silver Wings has the market captured already.  People wanting this sort of thing look to Silver Wings to plug those gaps.  I would guarantee they sell more Tiger Moths in their range than a Hawker Demon simply because of the military and civvie users.

 

Would make a nice compliment to their US counterpart, the Stearman thats already in their range too......

 

Max...I wonder what Silver Wings themselves think??

 

Cheers and nice to have your guys feedback

Anthony

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