[WWI] Flyboys

Ray Boorman fokkereiv at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 21:41:07 EDT 2007


I think I have to take issue on the Nieuport not being well known. One
of the 1/48th Nieuports Not sure which is Eduards best selling model.
Its on there website.

So someone out there has heard of them. I'm sure the fokker wolf
comelatelys will exceed the sales but thats not bad for a little known
French Biplane/Sesquiplane or whatever it really was ..... ;)

Ray

On 4/5/07, Shane Weier <bristolf2b at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Michael
>
> >>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?
>
> Never.  You may have noticed that I don't send pics in any more - for maybe
> the last 2 years
>
> >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.
>
> But would you willingly pay US$25  ?
>
> >(ii) It's a high quality product and the subject is fairly well-known among
> >even non-WWI specialists.
>
> Newsflash!  I think the number that ever heard of a Nie17, or any other WW1
> aircraft not flown by MvR or Snoopy is grossly exagerated by we enthusiasts.
>   And *no-one* outside the strongest aviation enthusiast - or the few WW1
> specialists - has ever heard of the Lafayette.
>
> And they aren't interested either. Tell me how I should explain to an
> Australian why the Lafayette is orth a movie, much less a plastic model kit
> with bogus markings.
>
> >>And I certainly wouldn't buy one with bogus markings, in *any* scale.
> >
> >Bogus!?. They are a faithful reprodution of the film, not bogus.
>
> Bogus. The film flopped, they don't exist in the memory, just the
> imagination of the "artists" who invented them. How can I convince an
> Australian modeller to build a model which represents a CGI which he's never
> even seen, from a film about a subject he's never heard of at all?
>
> >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!
>
> On this I agree entirely. He should bend his effort towards a long series of
> really good looking subjects, like RE-8's
>
> Shane
>
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