Pete Roberts Posted October 31, 2022 Share Posted October 31, 2022 48 minutes ago, Archimedes said: Hi All I checked out some of the comments Kotare have been putting online regarding future plans. Here they are for your interest: Q. Will there be a Spitfire Vb? Richard Alexander: We've certainly designed it to accommodate future versions so it's almost certain a Mk.V would follow sometime in the future. Early Mk.Va/b needs a new oil cooler, cockpit sidewalls, instrument board, control column (Vb/Vc), seat, engine cowlings, spinner & airscrew, (for wooden blade Rotol), wings (Vb or Vc), canopy, wheels, undercarriage (Vc), tailplane (Vc). So, potentially quite a few extra parts, but nothing beyond our abilities. No promises though. Richard. Q. Will Kotare stick to WWI Props? Mark Robson (owner): At the start of this venture I sent Richard a list of over 80 subjects in 5 scales for him to consider. Interestingly, the Spitfire Mk 1 was not one of them! He has his own wish list so basically no modelling genre is off the table. Q: Is a BoB Bf-109E also one of possible future releases, or is it complete no way when there are multiple Emil already out there (Eduard, Trumpeter, HGW...)? RIchard Alexander: Wouldn't rule anything out for the future at this stage. The Spitfire does need something to shoot down. Q. What about earlier Bf109: A/B/C/D? Mark Robson: Noted. Q. Do Kotare have plans for the next release be after the Spitfire Mk1a? Richard Alexander: Absolutely! To be fair, it'd probably be reasonably disingenuous to suggest it would be anything other than some other sort of Spitfire. But after that.. We're not really saying. But hopefully whatever we do next after the Spitfire would be domething to compliment our first kitset. Q. Any chance of a Beaufighter in 1/32. Why nobody, apart from the old Revell offering, has done one is beyond belief. Mark Robson: We love the Beaufighter! But it’s a biiiig project. Maybe in a little while when momentum builds Q. have you considered a Siemens-Schuckert D.III/IV? The one model that WNW missed. Kotare Models: An SSW D.III or D.IV is not in our immediate plans but who knows what the future holds. In the meantime, a very nice 1/32 D.III can be built from the nice Roden kitset with a little extra work. I hope that answers some of the questions this group may have! I also noticed one guy asked about a series of McLaren cars in 1/24 and that certainly was not dismissed out of hand. Maybe a nice big M8B in orange…. Best regards, Paul Thanks Paul - my money is on a LATE Spitfire Mk I to follow their MID Spitfire Mk I. Intriguing comment that hopefully what they do next will compliment their first kitset. Does that mean the Late Spit, or a different make of aircraft? Hurricane? 109E? Defiant even, thinking BoB. Archimedes and RBrown 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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