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Wingnut Wings
« on: April 06, 2009, 10:52:52 am »
the first four aircraft kits are available:
http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/

Lovely stuff.

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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 06:36:14 am »
Some built up pics are on Cybermodeler today in an introduction to Wingnut article, highly impressive but not my era or scale. http://www.cybermodeler.com/news/news090408a.shtml

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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 07:38:19 am »
Agreed on the scale, I'd be all over the J.1 if 'twas in 1/48th.
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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 01:46:14 am »
That J.1 does look impressive and 1/32 is ok for WWI subjects, I've got a few of the really nice Roden kits, problem is they are starting to get pricey
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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2009, 12:29:20 pm »
James Fahey has posted an in box review of the LVG C.VI on Hyperscale. Very Impressive kit! http://www.hyperscale.com/2009/reviews/kits/wingnutwings32002reviewjf_1.htm

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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 05:01:12 pm »
From the little I've read, these kits are causing quite a stir in the WWI community. Gorgeous detail and reasonably priced.

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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 02:19:38 am »
They do look good and the price equates roughly to what you'd pay for Roden stuff in the UK
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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010, 12:52:17 pm »
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=153731&page=1


Add about 1 1/2 inch in the center section of the wing, a simple single strut for the ski and Minnesota has it's first squadron of  Air National Guard fighters.  Uffda ja!   :wub: :wub: :wub:


And it's $59US + Free Shipping.
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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2015, 03:12:25 am »
Anyone feeling rich?

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/WNW32801

OR, you can go for just the Felixstowe, for a mere 260 if you want to skimp it:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/WNW32050

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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2015, 03:31:09 am »
Wingnut Wings is IIRC owned by Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fame.
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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2015, 04:55:04 am »
Expensive yes but wow that could be made into a gorgeous piece.

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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2015, 07:04:35 am »
Wingnut Wings is IIRC owned by Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fame.

It is. WW1 aircraft are a passion of his. ISTR that he's also involved in making 1:1 replicas &/or doing restorations of original aircraft, too.
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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2015, 09:26:33 am »
Wingnuts list on the Felixstowe is US $269.00 with free worldwide shipping

So how do Hannants justify a price of $396.00? :banghead:

Duellists list is $349.00 which is @ 229, not 350.

Wingnuts sister company; repair, rebuild and reconstruction of the real machines, is the The Vintage Aviator Ltd.
http://thevintageaviator.co.nz
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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2015, 10:13:20 am »
Wingnuts list on the Felixstowe is US $269.00 with free worldwide shipping.  

So how do Hannants justify a price of $396.00? :banghead:

Duellists list is $349.00 which is @ 229, not 350.

Wingnuts sister company; repair, rebuild and reconstruction of the real machines, is the The Vintage Aviator Ltd.
http://thevintageaviator.co.nz

But then if your order got stopped by UK customs, you'd have to pay UK duty and VAT on top of those prices. Hannants have certainly had to pay it, and I bet they didn't get free shipment. I'm not the expert, but if I've got it right, that adds about 22.5% to the price. That makes the Duellists kit $427.53 which is roughly 280. So Hannants are adding about 20% and then have to pay the shipping costs and warehousing and handling overheads. Not unreasonable IMHO.
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Re: Wingnut Wings
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2015, 10:35:54 am »
Wingnuts list on the Felixstowe is US $269.00 with free worldwide shipping.  

So how do Hannants justify a price of $396.00? :banghead:

Duellists list is $349.00 which is @ 229, not 350.

Wingnuts sister company; repair, rebuild and reconstruction of the real machines, is the The Vintage Aviator Ltd.
http://thevintageaviator.co.nz

But then if your order got stopped by UK customs, you'd have to pay UK duty and VAT on top of those prices. Hannants have certainly had to pay it, and I bet they didn't get free shipment. I'm not the expert, but if I've got it right, that adds about 22.5% to the price. That makes the Duellists kit $427.53 which is roughly 280. So Hannants are adding about 20% and then have to pay the shipping costs and warehousing and handling overheads. Not unreasonable IMHO.

And at that pricing level it certainly would be! Both OGL and I have had major bust-ups with Customs and the UK Border Agency with their well over-zealous application of rules that don't apply to our materials.
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