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GrahamB

WNW Dolphin

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WNW Dolphin now out - Christmas Surprise.

Not one for me though

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That came out of left field!

 

Actually, WNW got it wrong - I'd just finished the drawings to do a conversion of the 1:28 Revell Camel to a Dolphin, using relevant bits from their Spad. If WNW had acted according to convention, they'd have waited until after I'd finished the conversion before they released theirs. How glad I am that they didn't comply with the rules! Guess what I'll be buying instead ...

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Ow. My wallet just got lump hammered. 

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Yep, I just bought one:D, gotta love the RNAS sharkmouth scheme, that's the one I'll be doing.:penguin:

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Well that came out of the blue didn't it! Best I get ordering.

 

Duncan B

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That really does look the cat's pajamas. If I wasn't committed to 1/72 and 1/48 I'd be onto that in a flash. Guess I'll have to content myself with the Copper State offering for now.

 

Although I really am looking forward to seeing the progress pics for this once people start building it.

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7 hours ago, Devo said:

Yep, I just bought one:D, gotta love the RNAS sharkmouth scheme, that's the one I'll be doing.:penguin:

Hate to be picky (especially as I made the same mistake) according to the WNW instructions it is a wild boar not a shark!

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2 minutes ago, Folkbox1 said:

Yes Please

My order went in straight after posting that. 

I’ve already taken pre-orders before they’re even on the website!

 

Duncan B

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Ok so the planning meeting went with the vote for the Dolphin at Wingnuts! A Dolphin is great subject but I wouldn’t have thought it was the top the list?  

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57 minutes ago, Bear Paw said:

Ok so the planning meeting went with the vote for the Dolphin at Wingnuts! A Dolphin is great subject but I wouldn’t have thought it was the top the list?  

Peter Jackson obviously fancied making one over the Christmas holidays :)

 

Interestingly the kit number (32073) is one of the missing numbers from the Sopwith Camel number sequence but there is still one more number missing (32075) from that sequence so does anyone fancy taking a guess what that kit will turn out to be?

 

BlackMike Models is now open to take pre-orders for the Dolphin, see my post in the Traders section for further details.

 

Duncan B

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I reckon 32075 will be a Comic Camel but I don't think that will be the next kit. My vote goes for a Roland D.II for the slot at 32068 :D or better yet a Zeppelin Staaken :evil_laugh:

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8 hours ago, Folkbox1 said:

Hate to be picky (especially as I made the same mistake) according to the WNW instructions it is a wild boar not a shark!

I gather Pheon are considering doing a decal sheet so the Shark might be included in it.

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Hopefully the Dolphin is a precursor to a whole new interwar range. I'd love a 32nd Flycatcher (and many others!) to WNW standards.

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Martinsyde G100 Elephant would be good.  

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14 hours ago, Folkbox1 said:

Hate to be picky (especially as I made the same mistake) according to the WNW instructions it is a wild boar not a shark!

Thankyou, I stand corrected! :yes:

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Notified today, my Dolphin is on its way across the ditch. :D

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Thanks for the heads up GrahamB - I probably wouldn't haven't considered even checking out the WNW site until the new year, and would have missed this until then. Now, I should have one before Christmas.

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Well, that's two of my three wishes dealt with (Snipe, Dolphin  . . . .), what's the chances of No. 3 turning up; a command car from a Zeppelin?  (Maybe with a little 1/350 scale [naval scale] kit of the whole thing as a side dish to put the command car into context?)

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20 hours ago, Folkbox1 said:

Hate to be picky (especially as I made the same mistake) according to the WNW instructions it is a wild boar not a shark!

Fair enough - I imagine that a Dolphin would probably try and avoid a Shark!

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16 hours ago, Duncan B said:

 

Interestingly the kit number (32073) is one of the missing numbers from the Sopwith Camel number sequence but there is still one more number missing (32075) from that sequence so does anyone fancy taking a guess what that kit will turn out to be?

 

 

Duncan B

The Fokker Tri-plane featured in the Dolphin Box-art?

 

Davey

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A new Dr.1 kit would be superb, especially as Pheon announced a while back that they are going to do a VERY extensive collection of DR.1 decals but Wingnuts tend to go for the 'never before seen in this scale' choices first.

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I wouldn't get too excited about what's in the box art - there's a Dr.1 on the SE.5a and the wartime Bristol F.2b, both fairly early releases.  But of course, Sir Peter may well prove me wrong.

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22 hours ago, Welkin said:

Fair enough - I imagine that a Dolphin would probably try and avoid a Shark!

Complete thread drift here but when I was a youth and an apprentice in the merchant navy I joined my first ship in Singapore with a Chinese Crew.  They told me that just before I joined the ship they had been fishing for sharks (basically a bloody big hook with a lump of meat on it) whilst anchored somewhere amongst some pacific islands.  A shark was going for the baited hook when a dolphin swam at it and shooed the shark away from the hook so the crew didn't get their shark's fin soup.

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