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5 hours ago, AlbertD said:

Will the market drop out if Meng starts pressing kits with the WNW molds? I've noticed the the price of the Meng Dr. I is already dropping somewhat.

Meng doesn't have any of the other WNW molds, only the Dr.I, and the chances of anyone re-popping the remaining WNW kits in the foreseeable future is remote.

 

As an aside, the seller managed to find someone to buy the kit for £850...however, someone is now trying to flog one for £1,100!

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-32-Wingnut-Wings-Gotha-G-IV-32005/293830961787?hash=item4469b0aa7b:g:ZPYAAOSwnNtfrvXG

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There’s also a Silver Wings Fairey Flycatcher on eBay, currently £240 with 3 hours remaining. Admittedly it’s accompanied by the excellent MMP Orange series book about the type, but even so! 17 bids but only two blokes bidding, they must really want it. I don’t have a Flycatcher in my SW collection, if I did I’d sell it! 

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1 hour ago, monthebiff said:

I just cannot understand what some people will pay for plastic, I had a spare WnW Fokker D.VII OAW sprue which I put on ebay and it sold for £130 which I just found ridiculous. 

 

Regards. Andy 

Giggles at the bank I bet.  Give the people what they want 

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On 11/20/2020 at 8:15 PM, Gary Needham said:

I think in all the years of attending model shows here in the UK and also in the EU, I have only ever seen 3 of these magnificent Gotha kits built so I assume far more will exist unbuilt still than have ever been built  - just like the old 'Monogram' 4 engine heavies in 1/48 which are notorious shelf sitters . The main issue here is the sheer amount of space needed to display it after it is built and so, I rather suspect that kits like this Gotha and the Felixstowe's etc. will, for the foreseeable future, just get exchanged between 'connoisseurs' like fine wines are. Moving forward, the main interest with mainstream modellers in second hand WNW kits will come with the small and iconic single seaters like the Camels, Albs, DVII and Se5a's etc. which will always enjoy a healthy demand and interest in the hobby and more importantly, actually get built.

 

As mentioned elsewhere of course in this thread, 99.999% of the rest of the population have no interest or idea in what these things ('toys' to them) are worth or their desirability within the hobby and I can only wonder in the years ahead how many will end up at charity shops donated by unwitting family members - or -  get snaffled up by the house clearance spiv with his rusty van telling your still grieving other half ..."I'm a fool to myself taking all these WNW kits off you Mrs X as kids are only interested in computers these days...but you seem a nice old lady so I shall tell you what i'll do; I will give you £50.00  if it helps you out so hows that sound?"

 

"What, £50.00 for just one of these WNW thingy kits?"

 

"No dear...THE WHOLE LOT OF THEM".

 

"errr...well, they are no good to me are they....Sold!"

 

Gary 

 

 

There's more than a ring of truth about that I'm afraid! Plans should be made!! Have a codicil added to your will!

 

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Not sure if laughing boy will sell at a grand as we have a new kid on the street with a little more of a realistic starting price!!

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wingnut-Wings-1-32-Gotha-G-IV-model-kit/203192335232?hash=item2f4f34fb80:g:K~4AAOSw-wZftVD~

 

Regards.Andy 

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On 11/21/2020 at 3:52 AM, RadBaron said:

I cant help but think the Gotha, in particular, is one of those kits that is such an enormous and daunting project that the vast majority of them will only ever be shuffled between people like this. Each new 'caretaker' will as a bit more aftermarket, then pass it on to the next person. Each seeing its value not as a kit, but an object of "limited" release whos value is only to those who see it in the same light as anything more than nicely shaped chunks of plastic. 

 

I imagine, in 10-20 years time, these kits will start showing up in estate sales completely untouched, and loaded with all the accessories, ready to be enjoyed the way Sir PJ intended :D

Spot on. 

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Andy, I am sure you took the money, who wouldn't? The same is true of many things. When I went to gunshows in the 80s, one could find SMLE rifles easily. .303 was cheap.  Now, when I go to a show, I might see 3-4 total; clean ones are rare. A decent No. I MkIII? As rare as penguin teeth.

My display case is big enough for my Gotha and my Felixstowe, so I plan to build them.

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On 11/22/2020 at 11:20 AM, vince14 said:

Meng doesn't have any of the other WNW molds, only the Dr.I, and the chances of anyone re-popping the remaining WNW kits in the foreseeable future is remote.

 

As an aside, the seller managed to find someone to buy the kit for £850...however, someone is now trying to flog one for £1,100!

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-32-Wingnut-Wings-Gotha-G-IV-32005/293830961787?hash=item4469b0aa7b:g:ZPYAAOSwnNtfrvXG

its probably someone like Peter Jackson..

 

:wicked:

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