[WWI] Flyboys

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 5 11:41:24 EDT 2007




>From: "Shane Weier" <bristolf2b at hotmail.com>
>Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 18:41:51 +1000
>
>1. I'm never building another model for anyone else again, ever. That last 
>D.VII was such a bore I've decided to build USN jets from the all grey era 
>for a pick me up.

When can we expect to see the results of that?

>2. The Flyboys boxing is *not* flying off the shelves here. AFAIK from 
>looking in the two main model shops in Brisbane, no-one has bought one. 
>This includes me, because as much as I agitated for a new Nieuport in 1/72 
>for my friends (and coincidentally, for you as well) I really don't want 
>one myself.

Well, that's Brisbane for you - no taste or sense, obviously. :)  My 
intuition says that this product has and will sell well, for a number of 
reasons:

(i) It's inexpensive - I paid US$10, which is excellent for such a nice 
model.
(ii) It's a high quality product and the subject is fairly well-known among 
even non-WWI specialists.

>And I certainly wouldn't buy one with bogus markings, in *any* scale.

Bogus!?. They are a faithful reprodution of the film, not bogus.  We should 
all take a leaf out of Bill Arnold's book and make all 4 schemes, see:

http://www.wwi-models.org/Images/Arnold/Nieuport/index.html

If you ask me though, that man has far too much time and too many fingers!

Michael

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