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Wingnut Wings

Started by jcf, April 06, 2009, 10:52:52 AM

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jcf

the first four aircraft kits are available:
http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/

Lovely stuff.

Jon

Green Dragon

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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jcf

Agreed on the scale, I'd be all over the J.1 if 'twas in 1/48th.

NARSES2

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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Green Dragon

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

Paul Harrison
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On the bench.
1/72 Space 1999 Eagle, Comet Miniatures Martian War Machine
1/72nd Quad Tilt Rotor, 1/144th V/STOL E2 Hawkeye (stalled)

Whiteraven_97

From the little I've read, these kits are causing quite a stir in the WWI community. Gorgeous detail and reasonably priced.

NARSES2

They do look good and the price equates roughly to what you'd pay for Roden stuff in the UK
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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.
:cheers: (absinthe)
Daryl J.

Weaver

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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rickshaw

Wingnut Wings is IIRC owned by Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fame.
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Captain Canada

Expensive yes but wow that could be made into a gorgeous piece.

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Old Wombat

Quote from: rickshaw 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.

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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jcf

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

Weaver

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Quote from: joncarrfarrelly 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

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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PR19_Kit

Quote from: Weaver on January 05, 2015, 10:13:20 AM
Quote from: joncarrfarrelly 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

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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Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

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