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Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« on: August 20, 2021, 12:39:03 AM »
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2021, 01:08:59 AM »
 I am glad that WnW will be continuing in some form - hopefully they will consider downscaling some of their releases, but even if they don't, it will be nice to see more WW 1 subjects.

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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2021, 03:06:16 AM »
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2021, 09:31:06 AM »
I know they're following on from the Wingnut Wings business model ethos (which was, admittedly, quite successful) but I think they'd be better off not aiming at the high end of the market.

Even if they focus on the larger scales, at least do 1/48 versions so they get a bigger market & more cash through the tills.
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2021, 10:41:44 AM »
This is exciting for me because Alan Deere lived in my hometown for much of his childhood, went to my high school, and I know his nephew. This is a must-buy for me.

I listened to the latest episode of the Australian podcast On The Bench (link - do yourself a favour* and skip to 30min from the end) and they have an interview with Richard Alexander. Some bullet points regarding the Spitfire:

- not at test shots stage yet otherwise would be more concrete with release schedule
- when asked about oilcanning etc Richard said surface detail "makes" the real aeroplane
- no indication of PE as the kit should be able to be built OOB, maybe some ancillary accessories later but too early to tell
- an engine adds a huge amount of complexity, there is a market for that but it cuts out people who want to just do one they saw
- number of decal options has been decided on but not ready to say, except Kiwi as on box art
- multiple boxings? "Want to milk it for all it's worth"!
- at the moment no wheels-up option but as part of the design process modelled compressed and uncompressed oleos and retraction to see how it fits



*I'm not a regular listener, this is the second one I've downloaded - the first was also for a Richard Alexander interview. Interesting how the hosts have a light-hearted whinge, and are always surprised, about Richard not telling them about what's next....almost as though they were unware of Wingnut Wings (and now Kotare) policy!
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2021, 01:11:52 PM »
I know they're following on from the Wingnut Wings business model ethos (which was, admittedly, quite successful) but I think they'd be better off not aiming at the high end of the market.

Even if they focus on the larger scales, at least do 1/48 versions so they get a bigger market & more cash through the tills.

1/32nd is currently the hot market and it doesn’t show signs of slowing.
The realities of modern kit engineering and mould making means there’s no
longer a huge difference in costs based on scale.
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2021, 08:32:18 AM »
1/32nd is currently the hot market and it doesn’t show signs of slowing.
The realities of modern kit engineering and mould making means there’s no
longer a huge difference in costs based on scale.

And as the demographic ages, and eyesight dims, we need larger things to work on.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Kotare Models (New Zealand)
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2021, 01:31:35 AM »
Ain't that the truth...
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