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Wingnut Wings: Sopwith F.1 Camel & LVG C.VI
Merlin
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 06:36 AM GMT+7
Hi Spud

Yep - I must admit I did battle briefly with a little self-imposed guilt when buying this one, but that vanished as soon as I opened the box and realised just how gorgeous the kit is. I've got too many projects already underway to dive straight into The Duellists, but in terms of "modelling bangs per buck" it's good value and I'm really looking forward to getting started.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 06:14 PM GMT+7
I was just being light-hearted, but I do suffer from self-imposed guilt at times, so I don't exactly shout it from the rafters when my will power snaps.
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 08:18 AM GMT+7

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I never cease to be amazed at how many people in the hobby seem to have to 'sneak' kits into the house to avoid the wrath of the wife, partner, or girlfriend etc.



There are a few liberated right-thinking ladies out there. Years ago while my wife huffed and snorted around a model railroad show, she say down next to a little old lady (LOL) to pout, and asked her about how silly it is to play with trains. (This was AFTER her eyes bugged out in amazed appreciation at HO scale scratchbuilt furniture with dresser drawers that opened, cabinets that hinged open and closed, and doors...) LOL told her she's been coming to model shows with hubby for 30 years and she is happy he has something to do, to keep down his stress, etc. She also said she knows that when he flits around looking guilty with a bulge under his coat that it is a train and not a bottle of booze, and that she doesn't worry about him chasing women. So she convinced my wife that models are far better - and usually much cheaper - than private detectives, country clubs, infidelity, and medical expenses due to stress.

LOL & models: 1
Grumpy ex-wife: 0
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 08:09 AM GMT+7

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Be interesting to hear a woman's (non-hobbyist) perspective on the matter if any can offer a cogent explanation?



Terri? Jessica? Care to chime in?
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 08:07 AM GMT+7
Man oh man, I want this set. What a beautiful pair of canvas falcons.
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 04:48 AM GMT+7
Kudos Russ and good result with the kits!

Gary
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 02:23 AM GMT+7
Here's my opinion on how wives look at model kits coming into the house: My wife only minds it when she looks at my 200+ kit stash-- she doesn't understand why I "need another kit when I haven't built everything yet! But she loves it when a birthday or Xmas come around, as she knows exactly what to get me! Now bringing this back to the WnW Camel kit-- she had an awful time trying to get a BR1 Camel from Weta-- multiple emails, threats, and a 4 month delay later, the Camel finally arrived last week, unfortunately it was the wrong one-- a "USAS Camel". She promptly went to the Sprue Brothers site and ordered the right BR1. Less than 36 hours later, I had the right one in my hands-- I have a great wife- and now two Camels too!
VR, Russ
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:20 AM GMT+7

I never cease to be amazed at how many people in the hobby seem to have to 'sneak' kits into the house to avoid the wrath of the wife, partner, or girlfriend etc. Whilst much of it is doubtless light hearted and probably exaggerated to make it more entertaining, I do actually know people myself in the hobby who have to resort to tactics akin to special ops to get kits effectively smuggled into the house.

As long as the mortgage is paid, all bills settled, petrol (gas) in the fuel tank and food is always on the table, I fail to see what the problem is with denying a bloke from spending his own (disposable) income on something that makes him happy?

Be interesting to hear a woman's (non-hobbyist) perspective on the matter if any can offer a cogent explanation?

Gary
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 05:22 PM GMT+7
When I worked in a LHS, we had a customer who would leave his garage door open about a foot so he could slip his new purchases in under the door of the garage without his wife noticing. We had another customer who kept his newly purchased kits in the cargo bed tool box of his pickup truck until he could find an opportune time to bring it into the house. Another customer just waited for his wife to go out to get her hair done before bringing stuff in the house. Maybe these methods would work for you too!
VR, Russ
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 06:56 PM GMT+7
Hi Spud

You'd better start planning an equally large diversion to sneak the box in unnoticed.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:23 AM GMT+7
Almost spat my coffee out when I read that, then quickly checked my Wife wasn't looking.
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:22 AM GMT+7
'If anyone’s contemplating trying to sneak this into the house unseen… forget it! '
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:34 PM GMT+7


Here's a look at the superb "The Duellists" double-kit of the new Sopwith Camel and out-of-production LVG C.VI from Wingnut Wings.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!