[WWI] The new Unofficial Wingnut Wings Forum

mkessler73 at frontier.com mkessler73 at frontier.com
Tue Aug 30 11:02:15 EDT 2011


I think you missed my point.  Perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned the scalism thing.  I guess what I don't understand is why a dedicated WNW forum, or Diego's personal Naglo forum for that matter, would be a bad thing?  I don't see how that has any effect on you unless you choose to join it?  I just don't understand the backlash (Griping, unhappiness, etc.) about the WNW kits and the interest they create, no matter how "fan boyish" it may be.

Let me put it this way, would anyone on this forum be complaining if WNW made hand-woven flower baskets in place of WW1 kits?  I would think obviously not, even if they were the best baskets money could buy.  So just because they are making something similar to someone's favorite thing (i.e. WW1 aircraft of different scales), it now becomes an object of concern?

>From my point of view WW1 modelers have lost nothing by the creation of the WNW kits, but on the other hand have gained much!  I honestly can't even really see much merit in the gripes about Windsock being dominated by WNW articles lately.  There has been the typical coverage of other new kits, and if the articles had been about someone's scratch-built 1/48th model, it would have just as much relevance to the typical modeler as the WNW articles are to non-WNW builders.  There is still plenty of things that can be transposed to other scales, and a beautiful model is still a beautiful model, regardless!

I guess what it really comes down to is that I hate to see the negative response to such an obvious attempt to give the WW1 modeling community a good thing.  Seems to me that with the limited part of the market that we represent, we ought to be ecstatic to get anything at all!

With all respect,
Matt K.

----- Original Message -----
From: Andy Bannister <a.bann at ntlworld.com>
To: 'World War I Modeling Mailing List' <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:59:07 -0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: [WWI] The new Unofficial Wingnut Wings Forum

I think you're missing the point here. It has absolutely nothing to do
with 'scalism' or WNW kits. Or any kits for that matter. Indeed I have
several WNW kits in my stash, as well as a great many 1/32 kits in
general.  All I'm sayin' is, there are already more modelling forums
than you can shake a stick at, and quite a few of them are nothing more
than mutual admiration societies. So why do we need yet another forum
dedicated to one particular manufacturer, like they're the only ones who
have ever promoted WWI modelling? 

It just seems a bit like everyone's jumping on the WNW bandwagon, like
they're the new messiah or something. What can a WNW dedicated forum
possibly offer that they can't find here, or the Aerodrome, or Large
Scale Planes, or....??

But hey, it's just my opinion. WNW have put WWI in the spotlight, and
that's not a bad thing. But I'm not about to fall grovelling at their
feet just because they're the flavour of the month....


-----Original Message-----
From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On
Behalf Of mkessler73 at frontier.com
Sent: 29 August 2011 21:50
To: World War I Modeling Mailing List
Subject: Re: [WWI] The new Unofficial Wingnut Wings Forum

Not trying to stir anything up here, but I'm perplexed by some reactions
to the WNW kits and the resulting interest.  I just don't understand why
anyone would be unhappy with any of the WNW "stuff".  Even if you're not
interested in 1/32nd scale, what is wrong with kits, forums etc. for
people who are?  Sometimes I think the inter-scale rivalry gets more
than a bit silly.  Boggles my mind...

Matt K.

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