[WWI] The new Unofficial Wingnut Wings Forum

Andy Bannister a.bann at ntlworld.com
Mon Aug 29 12:10:00 EDT 2011

Ray Rimmell was re-releasing OOP Datafiles long before Wingnuts arrived
on the scene so you can't really give them the credit for that. Yes WNW
has made a big contribution, but do we really need another forum
dedicated just to them? 

-----Original Message-----
From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On
Behalf Of coyotemagic at comcast.net
Sent: 29 August 2011 15:36
To: World War I Modeling Mailing List
Subject: Re: [WWI] The new Unofficial Wingnut Wings Forum

I'm with you on this, Stuart.  I'm as much of a scale snob as anyone
else, building strictly 1/48, but I do enjoy seeing the work of others,
no matter what the scale.  I have one WNW kit that my wife bought me for
Christmas last year.  She saw me gawking at the WNW Ninak on their site
and decided I needed one.  I probably will build it because their is no
Ninak in 1/48 scale, but I doubt that I'll get hooked and want to build

Whether we know it or not, we've all benefited from WNW coming on to the
WWI scene.  Several new Datafiles have been released to coincide with
WNW releases, and out of print Datafiles have gone back into print.  The
WNW site is probably one of the very best references I've ever seen.
Their photo gallery is amazing.  Vintage Aviator, another Peter Jackson
concern, is a great source, as well.

Sure, I'd like to see Eduard release an LVG C.VI or a Breguet 14, but I,
for one, am grateful for Peter Jackson and WNW for making things a
little more interesting for us.




From: "Stuart Malone" <smalone at kc.rr.com>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 4:43:19 AM
Subject: Re: [WWI] The new Unofficial Wingnut Wings Forum


Several members of my local IPMS chapters have taken the plunge and  
purchased WW kits.  Only one has built his.  Being the only member who  
builds biplanes, they keep inquiring as to when I will build one.  I  
politely reply "When I have finished all my 1/72nd scale kits".  I was  
hoping the WW 'revolution' would push a more general interest in WWI  
aviation and other manufacturers would jump on board and consider 1/48  
and 1/72 for the 'economically challenged' model builders.  While I  
appreciate the AZ Model and Azurs of the world for their recent  
releases, this push hasn't seemed to materialized to as great an  
extent as I had hoped.  This being said, it's never a bad thing to  
have another source for information and location for the free exchange  
of knowledge.

Stuart Malone

On Aug 29, 2011, at 6:26 AM, Andy Bannister wrote:

> Geez. Are we prostrating ourselves in front of the WNW altar now?!  
> There
> are already plenty of mutual admiration societies, err... I mean
> modelling forums, where members can bask in the glory of their  
> creations
> without having one just for WNW models. If they really want to
> acknowledge contributions to WWI modelling, how about an Eduard,  
> Airfix
> or Aurora forum? Or maybe just a WWI forum? Oh wait, we already have
> those!
> Andy the cynic
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org]  
> On
> Behalf Of albatrosdiii at surewest.net
> Sent: 29 August 2011 05:42
> To: World War I Modeling Mailing List
> Subject: [WWI] The new Unofficial Wingnut Wings Forum
> I am passing this along to you all.  For only being a few days old, it
> is pretty nice. Check it out. ~Rick~
> I am announcing a new internet modeling forum devoted entirely to
> Wingnut Wings. This is a privately owned and managed forum and has no
> association with, nor is it endorsed by, Wingnut Wings, Ltd. I love  
> modeling and respect what Wingnut Wings has done for this segment of  
> the
> modeling community, hence, I decided to offer a place where  
> conversation
> and information about them could be focused.
> I call it the "Unofficial Wingnut Wings Forum". I have structured it  
> to
> focus on Wingnut Wings (WnW) activities, kits, accessories and the
> aircraft modeled by those kits. There are also discussion boards for
> general WWI aircraft model construction techniques, painting and
> schemes, decals, rigging, etc. that would be of value to modeling any
> WWI, or similar aircraft. I have also included a general WWI Aviation
> board for discussion of people, squadrons and Jastas, historical
> questions and discussions.
> This forum is focused on discussions conducted in a courteous and  
> adult
> manner. I welcome all who are interested and hope it proves to be fun
> and informative.
> To visit and/or register, please go to:
> http://wnwforum.com
> Michael - Owner and Admin

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