I feel we as a group provided more hype (excitement) for ourselves than WNW. The company always has some sort of 'coming soon' type of place holder on their site. The anticipation is a big fun part of the hobby and being part of the group for me at least. Ernie's comment about the D-1 and innovation of the times made me think that WNW has a good sense of the history of the evolution of WWI era aircraft design. We should weight this a bit more during our ( Marketing-like) guessing game and beyond historical aviation encounters.
Don't necessarily agree with that.
They teased this release more heavily than any other I recall, even going so far as to pre-tease the tease, announcing not the date of the release, but the date of the announcement of the release!
All that for a small, simple, $79 kit that is an obscure historical footnote of an aircraft?
In my poll thread asking what people thought might be released, someone early on suggested it would be a Fokker Dr.1 (finally) and it would all make sense as in April we will see the 100th anniversary of the death of Manfred von Richthofen.
Other than Archduke Ferdinand and possibly a few others, I would suggest von Richthofen is the single most commonly mentioned name associated with all of WWI, let alone the aerial combat portion of WWI.
THAT makes sense as a release to be teased to high heaven, especially given the 100th anniversary angle...
I am still holding out hope that WNW DOES intend to do something like this, perhaps with a sneak release of a DR.I on the date of von Richthofen's death.
Who knows what they might do. I find the way they release kits to be a lot of fun. You never know what you are going to get, or when!