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Copper State Models is to release a 1/32nd Hansa-Brandenburg D-1 kit - ref. ?

Source: https://www.facebook.com/copperstatemodels/photos/a.1619326278356125/2450141501941261/

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There's another Hansa-Brandenburg D-1 kit in 1/32nd scale in design by Wingnut Wings: link

 

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59 minutes ago, st george said:

Looks like WNW is developing the Hansa-Brandenburg D-1 too

Makes sense. Luckily it's no trouble because none of us are waiting for someone to do 1/32 kits of BE.2 (any), BE.12 (any), DH.6, DH.5, Martinsyde (any), Vickers Bullet and so on.

 

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/copperstatemodels/posts/2451423618479716

 

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Great news for the model community out there - We`ve been working on several 1/32 projects and the one that was finished recently is a Hansa Brandenburg D.I. Should I mention that there are some 1/35 models in development as well? Anyway, 1/32 kit is planned for early 2020.

 

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Source: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=11203.0

 

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With the closure of Wingnut Wings, modellers' expectations for new releases have shifted to companies such as Copper State Models, and it's fair to say some of the  expectations imposed on them are unrealistic.
There are assumptions that CSM will somehow fill the Wingnut gap with a ramped up production line of new aircraft kits every few months. The reality is different.
Unlike Wingnuts CSM does not have a multi millionaire funding the business. Edgar Liepinsh  of Copper State says kit sales fund development of new projects and at the moment WW1 armoured cars are generating more income than sales of aircraft kits.
Consequently the Hansa Brandenburg DI project is on hold, due to low sales of CSM's 1/32 scale Nieuports - both the 17 and 21-23 variants.
Edgar says the Hansa Brandenburg moulds are very expensive so Copper State is looking for a way to get some money for this project.
He notes armoured cars are doing much better for CSM, so they are trying to earn more money from armoured cars to re-invest into 1/32 scale aircraft.
Edgar assures forum members that Copper State has not abandoned the Hansa Brandenburg D.1 project, merely paused it to develop other kits to fund it, mindful that customers now expect WW1 kits to be of a particular quality.
Now for the good news- Copper State is completing its next 1/32 scale aircraft model, one not previously done, which is a  single-engine multi-purpose French two-seater. For now he is not disclosing the subject name so let the guessing begin!
And there's also another one that's been in development for a while now, which he describes as "not another boring PC-10 British aeroplane (although it has also PC-10)". No clues to its identity have been offered.
CSM will feed the armoured car market with its forthcoming Minerva armoured car ( A Belgian WW1 vehicle). An Italian Lancia armoured car is also in development and scheduled for later this year as well.
So for a small company Copper State has a full production slate but while they would like to expand their aircraft range, they can't afford to release a new 1/32 aircraft kit every six 6 months.
Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia

 

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1 hour ago, RicardoD said:

Ahhh... Who was it saying with a big bet that moulds and new tooling are not expensive anymore!!

They were saying it wasn't the major investment it used to be, and they were right. But CSM is a very small and small turnover  company, so the tooling is for them a relatively high cost.

 

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15 hours ago, Homebee said:

Now for the good news- Copper State is completing its next 1/32 scale aircraft model, one not previously done, which is a  single-engine multi-purpose French two-seater. For now he is not disclosing the subject name so let the guessing begin!

My guess is the Breguet XIV - used during and after WW1 by a bunch of countries.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bréguet_14

I would personally have preferred a Farman pusher, but I also want Copper State to stay in business. 

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That being said, I'm surprised the Nieuports aren't selling better.  It's a good kit, and the rigging is a lot easier than any British aircraft of the period.

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