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More Wingnuts!

November 2, 2013

It has been a while since I have updated my posts.  An infant son, work, life, etc… all account to that.  I haven’t stopped following my favorite vendor though.

Wingnut Wings has just released two new kits, which were announced some time ago:  kit 32021, Fokker E.1 Early, and kit 32029, Fokker E.IV.  There are plenty of detail and decal options for each as well allowing the modeler to choose their favorite subject. I suggest that fellow modelers grab the Windsock Specials Fokker Eindecker Compendium 1 & 2.  There are also Windsock Datafiles 15 & 91.  There are a few other good publications from Osprey and Squadron Signal that folks may already have. Wingnut Wings list references on their website on the main page for each model plus on the bottom of the first page of each manual.

These two kits round out the Eindecker series, which Wingnuts has so diligently captured which also includes kit 32018 Fokker E.II/E.III and kit 32048 Fokker E.III Late.  They also released a combo kit 32802, Fokker E.III & DH.2 “The Duelists”.  This combo kit includes two complete kits in a unique box with one possible subject per aircraft, but unique none the less.  With that said, you can’t forget the British aircraft of that period.  Wingnuts covers two of their primary aircraft with kit 32014 FE.2b Early and kit 32028 AMC DH.2.

Since my last post Wingnuts has release several other kits as well.  Kit 32031 Fokker D.VII F was a little bit of a surprise to me as kits 32011 (Fok), 32027 (Alb), and 32030 (Oaw) covered a substantial set of variants and specific aircraft from the three primary manufacturers.  Not to mention, Wingnuts released 4 decal sets to provide further options.  However the D.VII F was apparently the variant of choice for pilots, so it makes since that Wingnuts releases another kit…of course it does!

Oh by the way, be on the look out for this new release: “Building the Wingnut Wings Fokker D.VII”.  It apparently covers all four kits and is jammed packed with period pics, build pics, instructions, accessory reviews, interviews, etc…  I was told that Byrd Aviation will have it soon for those in the US.

Two other kits released were kit 32020 Sopwith Snipe Early and kit 32021 Sopwith Snipe Late.  I hadn’t paid much attention to the Snipe previously as I had always focused my attention on the Pup, Tripe and Camel.  After becoming aware of these releases and reviewing references and actual photographs, I’ve really began to admire the lines of the air frame and look forward to building them.

I have to say that I am really excited about some of Wingnut Wing’s announced future releases you can view on their website.  I have previously mentioned kit 32038 Salmson 2-A2/Otsu 1.  It is a really cool French two seater with great shape and armament.  I can’t wait to see it when released.  Wingnuts also appears to be releasing variants of the Bristol Fighter (Late) kit 32060 and a DH.9a “Ninak” (Late) kit 32061.  Should they stop releasing variants…absolutely not!  I am not quite sure where I will display the other announced release kit 32034 AEG G.IV, but I can’t wait to own it and model it.  Make sure you have Windsock Datafile #51.  It is currently out of print but has plenty of detail, so grab it from Byrd, a show or Ebay if the price is right.

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