W.W.I. in Plastic

Bill Shatzer (aw177@freenet.carleton.ca)
Sun, 12 Mar 1995 01:59:32 -0500

All: While digging through the salvage of my rather unfortunate house
fire of last summer, I was delighted to discover that my copy of "W.W.I
in Plastic, a Model Enthusiast's Guide", by Brad Hansen had survived
in a slightly smoke smudged but still fully usable condition. This
semi-rare book was a "labor of love" by Brad and contained a complete
listing of *every* WWI-type plastic kit as well of extensive notes and
comments on the history and development of the various kits and variations
as well as notes on the histories of the kit manufacturers themselves.

First published in 1979, Brad keep his book current through periodic insert
updates until 1984 when he ceased publication of the updates, allegedly
to allow time for the preparation of a newer and better Second Edition
of W.W.I. in Plastic. Alas, it never appeared. But, through at least
1984, this book is the most complete listing of WWI-related plastic model
kits ever.

As I suspect this volume is not generally available, I'm offering it
as a resource for this group. If anyone is looking for information on
old, pre-1984 plastic WWI kits, drop me an e-mail at
bshatzer@ednet1.osl.or.gov and I'd be glad to look it up and give you
what information I have.

Oh, and no, my copy is not for sale.

Cheers, Bill

--
Bill Shatzer - bshatzer@ednet1.osl.or.gov - aw177@FreeNet.Carleton.ca
 
"It's useless to fight the forms.  You've got to kill the people 
producing them."  Vladimir Kabaidze