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WNW Decal choices

December 6 2017 at 5:33 PM
Roy Stevens  (Login rcstevens)
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Response to How many choices do you expect in a kit?

IMHO Wingnuts' decal selection frequently leaves out highly significant and often colourful choices and instead provide somewhat esoteric and sometimes rather dull options. With the Dolphin neither the highest on-type scorer, American Fred Gillet, highest overall scoring ace to fly it, Canadian "Nick" Carter, nor even the most (only?) colourful ace, Canadian Gordon Irving, are provided, but we do get some anonymous planes which operated from home island.

Based on previous releases I suspect the real culprit has to do with a combination of perceived (if misguided) marketing strategies and a certain (I'll call it) "attitude" toward a particular group of pilots which cause WNW to have a surprisingly narrow choice among their 5 or 6 selections per kit. Of course, sometimes it's just the aircraft and it's history. The options for wartime Snipes was obviously very limited ( but no Barker? No King? No Howsam?... seriously?)

If it wasn't for Rowan and Sabine I'd buy far fewer WNW Allied kits as I can only get so far in my interest in WWI aviation with the choices WNW endorses. This reminds me, I need to order from Pheon right now. When they put out their Dolphin sheet in 1/32 I'll buy it right away as I've long wanted to do Irving's bluenoser!

This message has been edited by rcstevens from IP address on Dec 6, 2017 6:00 PM

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  • WNW did do a Barker sheet for the Snipe....n/t - Cuthbert Twilly on Dec 6, 2017, 5:59 PM
    • It's not on their website and I've never seen it. - Roy Stevens on Dec 6, 2017, 6:04 PM
    • That was Pheon... - Rich Hicks on Dec 6, 2017, 10:13 PM
  • You probably have a point, but at least one customer is VERY happy... - Rich Hicks on Dec 6, 2017, 10:28 PM

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