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Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« on: September 16, 2021, 12:08:24 pm »
The company that grew out of the ashes of Wingnut Wings.
https://www.kotare-models.com/about

First release:
https://www.kotare-models.com/products/k32001-132-spitfire-mkia-late/

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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2021, 05:46:40 am »
Does the world need another 1/32 Spitfire?



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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2021, 04:02:19 pm »
The only actual Mk.I in 1/32nd is the ancient Revell kit, originally released in 1967.
The later "Revell" Mk.I/II is a reboxed Hasegawa Mk.V with conversion parts to
backdate the kit to the earlier marks.

This kit is going to sell which equals income, especially as it's the common BoB type,
which means other projects going forward.
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2021, 12:47:19 am »

This kit is going to sell which equals income, especially as it's the common BoB type,
which means other projects going forward.

Agreed Jon. It's the sale of these staples that allow the "oddities" to be produced, especially when a companies starting up.
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2021, 07:55:07 pm »
This is exciting for me because Alan Deere lived in my hometown for much of his childhood, went to my high school, and I know his nephew. This is a must-buy for me.

I listened to the latest episode of the Australian podcast On The Bench (link - do yourself a favour* and skip to 30min from the end) and they have an interview with Richard Alexander. Some bullet points regarding the Spitfire:

- not at test shots stage yet otherwise would be more concrete with release schedule
- when asked about oilcanning etc Richard said surface detail "makes" the real aeroplane
- no indication of PE as the kit should be able to be built OOB, maybe some ancillary accessories later but too early to tell
- an engine adds a huge amount of complexity, there is a market for that but it cuts out people who want to just do one they saw
- number of decal options has been decided on but not ready to say, except Kiwi as on box art
- multiple boxings? "Want to milk it for all it's worth"!
- at the moment no wheels-up option but as part of the design process modelled compressed and uncompressed oleos and retraction to see how it fits



*I'm not a regular listener, this is the second one I've downloaded - the first was also for a Richard Alexander interview. Interesting how the hosts have a light-hearted whinge, and are always surprised, about Richard not telling them about what's next....almost as though they were unware of Wingnut Wings (and now Kotare) policy!
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2021, 06:01:06 pm »
​A nice CAD image of the Spitfire's cockpit has been posted on Facebook by the Kotare team:
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K32001 Kotare 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Ia cockpit detail.
In development for release later in 2022.
See more at www.kotare-models.com
Kotare Spit cockpit CAD by Zac Yates, on Flickr

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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2021, 03:12:36 am »
There's a big step up in complexity from a Camel to a Spit.

I hope they do well but strewth! that's a lot of parts.

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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2021, 07:25:19 am »

I hope they do well but strewth! that's a lot of parts.

Just a few
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2021, 03:18:41 pm »
They are shown on the floor plans for SMW at the back wall of hall 1n so you ay e able t see the stuff first hand
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2021, 03:57:45 pm »
There's a big step up in complexity from a Camel to a Spit.

I hope they do well but strewth! that's a lot of parts.

The lack of rigging evens things out.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2021, 04:48:44 pm »
They are shown on the floor plans for SMW at the back wall of hall 1n so you ay e able t see the stuff first hand
I would be super grateful for some photos if anyone's attending and can get to them :mellow:


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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2021, 05:46:06 am »
They had a very small presence at Telford, forget who they were sharing with, but they were there and busy chatting with people every time I passed.
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