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Kotare Models - a New Venture from Former Wingnut Wings Staff


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Reading the publicity blurbs from Kotare it appears they will be producing kit sets of subjects THEY want to do. Let’s hope they have the same tastes ….

 

However, I would wager that, having identified THREE different variants of Mk I Spitfire, they will be doing these subjects first. Meaning we’ll likely be getting three variations of Spitfire Mk I. But probably only one variation of groaning! :) 

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Hmm tough choice....

 

Do they release a well know and very popular aircraft that is (hopefully) very well detailed and accurate. So that it sells very well indeed. thus makes them have some decent cashflow to invest in future projects until they feel confident enough to maybe invest in some more less commonly known subjects and therefore less desirable?

 

Or

 

Do they just go ball out and listen to people on forums like this and make subjects that have limited appeal and hope for the best?

 

Seriously the constant bitching on here about their choice for the first aircraft to be made is just laughable.

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I don't see any bitching about it, all that's happening is that people are expressing what they hope will come in future from them.

 

I won't be buying one of their Spitfires as I'm not interested in the subject at all, but I still hope they sell a ton of them as that'll mean they will have money to do other subjects in future.

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I’ll buy at least one of their kits and whatever they bring out next is fine ( as long as it’s a Ju 87b, Ki 100, Spad vii or Albatros 111) 

 

:thumbsup:
 

Hurricane wouldn’t be bad, but aren’t Revell doing one?


 

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I honestly hope they do all of the big sellers first. The vast majority of modellers and Kotare will win from that: Kotare will hopefully be on a sound financial footing from the sales of the big sellers (Spitfire, Bf109, P51D Mustang, Fw190) and we will also hopefully have more state of the art kit choice. that may seem boring but Tamiya have made a business model out of choosing the safe bets. Then Kotare can do what they want! Just my tuppence-worth.

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You know, nobody, NOBODY does a modern kit of the F6F Hellcat with accurate outlines!  I asked myself, how hard can it be to turn the handsome F6F into a clown car?  Well, Trumpeter managed to do it.  And the Hasegawa kit was tooled when NIXON was president.  It is as old as me.  Damn..............Anyhow, there is a huge hole in the market.

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1 hour ago, Rick Griewski said:

P-51B please.  It is main stream.  We have a great Tamiya P-51D. 

You know...you're right Rick. Good call. 

 

3 minutes ago, Super B said:

You know, nobody, NOBODY does a modern kit of the F6F Hellcat with accurate outlines!  I asked myself, how hard can it be to turn the handsome F6F into a clown car?  Well, Trumpeter managed to do it.  And the Hasegawa kit was tooled when NIXON was president.  It is as old as me.  Damn..............Anyhow, there is a huge hole in the market.

Spectacular callout Super B! You honestly made me snort tea with the Nixon comment. But you are correct, the Hasegawa kit is old, good for its time but old. 

 

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I think I’ve said it before, but it would be great if they made kits of aircraft with a Kiwi connection - there’s some great, popular subjects like the Hurricane, A4, Mustang, P-40 E, K, L, M, N and Corsairs, plus some with a lesser known connection like the (captured) Me 109 e4, the Dinah, Kate and Zeros and then some more interesting (to me) aircraft like the Strikemaster, Dragon Rapide and Hind.

 

Whatever they end up doing, you can put me down for at least 2 of their Spits, 3 if they promise to pop out a Waco U1C :clap2:

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16 hours ago, Shoggz said:

Yes, but a IIb as opposed to an earlier Battle of Britain variant!

 

Shoggz, You are right. But I suppose the Mk IIb is only the first from the series. I'm pretty sure they will continue with other variants (Mk I, Mk IIc etc) like they did with their Bf 109 G. Not immediately, but at a certain moment we should see something. And please mind, the Mk IIb is not a very desired variant (at least to me). I noticed manufacturers often start the line with not so attractive version to boost appetite.

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