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How many of you have Wingnut Wings kits in your stash? and Why if not

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  1. 1. How many Wingnut Wings kits in your stash?

    • The complete range
      3
    • A considerable number
      60
    • One just to see what they're like/try them out
      32
    • None not interested in WWI subjects
      20
    • None they are too expensive
      18
    • None rigging puts me off bi-planes
      3
    • None they are too big
      27
    • None but becoming very tempted
      18
    • Would love them all but not financially possible
      6

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Sounds like we have another convert :devil:

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5 hours ago, Jeff.K said:

none in my stash yet, but i just sold my Fine Molds Millenium Falcon in order to pay for a couple... 

 

probably start with Keith Park's Brisfit. 

Hi Jeff.

 

Welcome to the cult of WNW disciples! Without knowing your individual experience of modelling, I understand from a few blokes who have built the WNW Brisfit that it is amongst, if not (the) most challenging kit in the range to build. If this proposed purchase is your first venture into WNW modelling and so as not to have  a disappointing first experience, why not try a Pfalz DIIIa or a Roland CII 'Walfische' which just about fall together Tamiya style? Also, the W12 which I am building at the moment is another incredibly engineered and great fitting kit.

 

Do let us know how you get on.

 

Cheers!

Gary

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Hello, somewhat late to the party, but I have three - RNAS Pup, Bristol Fighter and the RE-8. All bought as reference material for Airfix kits of course!

 

Ray

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6 hours ago, redcap said:

Hi Jeff.

 

Welcome to the cult of WNW disciples! Without knowing your individual experience of modelling, I understand from a few blokes who have built the WNW Brisfit that it is amongst, if not (the) most challenging kit in the range to build. If this proposed purchase is your first venture into WNW modelling and so as not to have  a disappointing first experience, why not try a Pfalz DIIIa or a Roland CII 'Walfische' which just about fall together Tamiya style? Also, the W12 which I am building at the moment is another incredibly engineered and great fitting kit.

 

Do let us know how you get on.

 

Cheers!

Gary

 

Thanks Gary. It is not likely to be the first I build, just the first I buy. It's an old kit, and while WNW are showing a promising new interest in reboxing OOP kits, they don't include the same decals. #FOMO

The rigging on the Brisfit is insane, so deffo not my first WWI build. 

I'm definitely interested in the Wahflisch, especially since it comes with Eduard Ritter von Schleich's markings. I may do a DVII first. 

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Hi Jeff.

 

Good luck with the builds mate. I cannot recommend too highly the Roland 'Walfisch' which was a marvel of kit engineering and a very simple rigging layout as well.

 

Best regards.

Gary

 

p.s.If you are building the DVII, watch out for the undercarriage unit which is VERY weak and prone to flexing and model 'wobble' unless well braced with fine steel wire or some form of functioning rigging like monofilament. Just take a look at WNW own kit build on their site 'kit turnaround' views to see the quite obvious 'lean' on the model due to the weight of the kit on the very fine under carriage parts.

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3 hours ago, redcap said:

p.s.If you are building the DVII, watch out for the undercarriage unit which is VERY weak and prone to flexing and model 'wobble' unless well braced with fine steel wire or some form of functioning rigging like monofilament. Just take a look at WNW own kit build on their site 'kit turnaround' views to see the quite obvious 'lean' on the model due to the weight of the kit on the very fine under carriage parts.

 

I wonder if anyone has tried the white metal strut set? it should definitely be stronger but bendy. then again, sounds like the original is bendy. 

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18 hours ago, Jeff.K said:

 

I wonder if anyone has tried the white metal strut set? it should definitely be stronger but bendy. then again, sounds like the original is bendy. 

 

Hi Jeff.

 

Don't bother with the S.A.C. sets if that's what you were considering. I bought one for the 1/32 Roden Alb DIII and the "metal" was actually soft pewter that bent alarmingly even whilst I was trying to clean it up. I never used it in the end and what a waste of money that was and they are not cheap either. The set was actually less robust than the kit's plastic parts! All the others I have looked at for WW1 stuff in their range seem to be the same so personally, I would simply use really fine steel wire (or similar) as the unit's rigging wires to brace it against the fuselage to keep everything solid.

 

If any other metal u/c sets for the WNW DVII other than SAC exist, then I cannot comment upon those.

 

Gary

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On 6/1/2017 at 2:24 AM, redcap said:

 

Hi Jeff.

 

Don't bother with the S.A.C. sets if that's what you were considering. I bought one for the 1/32 Roden Alb DIII and the "metal" was actually soft pewter that bent alarmingly even whilst I was trying to clean it up. I never used it in the end and what a waste of money that was and they are not cheap either. The set was actually less robust than the kit's plastic parts! All the others I have looked at for WW1 stuff in their range seem to be the same so personally, I would simply use really fine steel wire (or similar) as the unit's rigging wires to brace it against the fuselage to keep everything solid.

 

If any other metal u/c sets for the WNW DVII other than SAC exist, then I cannot comment upon those.

 

Gary

 

Yeah that's the SAC i saw. I've got a set for the P-3c in 1/72 i'm building (for my cousin, a plane he served on). i like them for this purpose.... but WWI birds are another thing entirely. I've seen strut crimping tools, i may try making new struts from metal (brass or steel, depending on what i can find around here) tubes. 

for now though i've officially got WNW in my stash. well not IN my stash, but paid for.

 

got a less-unreasonable-than-usual deal on the RNAS Pup through eBay (86 GBP). the RFC boxing is still available at USD 79 (GBP 61) through Weta (although the WNW site lists it as sold out). however, the RNAS boxing has the parts and decals to build the exact aircraft i want to build (the one Joseph Fall made ace in, it's on the box cover). . 

 

The pup won't be my first WWI build. Most likely i'll start with von Schleich's Wahlfisch (again, WNW boxed the exact plane i want). also definitely need Barker's Camel (in the Clerget Camel kit) and Barker's Snipe (not in the kti but i got the Pheon decals). 

 

for the DVII what i really want is Udet's DVIIF, which was in the original boxing. I'll probably have to do it by adding a BMW engine to the new boxing unless the new one drives down the extortionate Ebay asking prices... 

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a question for the WNW experts, hoarders, fanatics, and well.. winguts: 

 

the RNAS pup has an extra sprue. that is for the ship's pup, right?  i don't need that for Joseph Fall's Betty, do I? if not, i could get an RFC pup and build one as Fall's and one as the bird Dunning successfully took off and landed from a carrier. this would make me verra verra happy... 

 

i haven't seen her yet 'in real' but i'm already in love with my new RNAS pup. 

 

 

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As far as I can see looking through my instruction manual for the RNAS kit the extra sprue(F) contains the parts for options E and F which are both 9901a versions with different fuselage halves, top wing, lewis gun on top wing.

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