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Old 01-20-2016, 12:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This was posted yesterday on JC Wings facebook page



Looks like Herpa Wings ain't the only ones getting the mould, this lineup looks like Witty Wings old model, make sense if they got it. They did great work in Commercial planes and they do listen to customers, so it might be very interesting if they decide to take on these models. Of course, I'm just speculating but makes sense.
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So long at JCW don't charge triple what WW were asking, then they will succeed.

Maybe Herpa's moulds are their own tooling? Might explain the whacky pricing
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Always great to see a new line of 1:72.....hope the quality will be here.
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Maybe Herpa's moulds are their own tooling?
They're not, though. Image I saw of their Ragin Cajuns F-15 is definitely Witty, all the way down to the misshapen canopy.
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I think Herpa and JC share a couple of molds. The 747 and also Herpas DC-9 is nearly identical with JCs mold. So this could be another mold sharing agreement. Let's see what JCs models will cost.
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Does seem a bit odd to have JC Wings producing 1/72 military. There's a 190 silhouette shown, would be interesting to see how well the mottling schemes if any are done.
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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More SU-30 to come... so great...
Curious, but hoping their price won't be the same of Herpa !
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Not good if JCW and Herpa are sharing moulds, pricing will be about the same, I don't see either under cutting their partner by much
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
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G'day All,

When Witty shut down and went belly up a few years back all their moulds were put up for sale and ALL were bought by Johan Chan a.k.a. JC Wings. Hence why these moulds/models are now being released under the JC brand.

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That F-14 though..The panel lines on the fuselage were non-existent for Witty F-14s. The witty just had a joinline. Some tooling modifications??
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Interesting, then the models might be reasonably priced after all and Hobby Master have a direct competitor once again

Good bye Herpa
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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For a company that is not completely dependent on military die cast it might be a clever move, but I'm just wondering if JC Wings/Herpa will be making any improvements on the various moulds or keep on releasing them just like the Witty models.
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It would be great news for me if JC release a spanish eurofighter because wittys did not do it before it got closed...
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It would be great news for me if JC release a spanish eurofighter because wittys did not do it before it got closed...
Diecast.es only has to negociate with JC wings in order to release a specific model like he already did with the HM spanish F-86 !
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Yes you are right Cheescake but I don't know if diecast has the "power" to negociate an agreement like this because I don't think Diecast.es has a big company size. There should be a general agreement of spanish retailers i think but, I keep wishing they release an spanish eurofighter so I can put on the bin my badly made kit form revell
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:26 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The Typhoon mould could definitely do with some improvements.
JC wings have shown with some of their 1/200 releases that they are willing to make improvements to a mould. Both the Corgi & Witty Typhoon moulds have shortcomings.
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Silhouettes showing Flanker & Fulcrum, looking forward to it.
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Silhouettes showing Flanker & Fulcrum, looking forward to it.
That is great news indeed, looking forward to both models!!
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That is great news indeed, looking forward to both models!!
Ditto. I hope they do some nice liveries.
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looking forward to some decent pricing...
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For a company that is not completely dependent on military die cast it might be a clever move, but I'm just wondering if JC Wings/Herpa will be making any improvements on the various moulds or keep on releasing them just like the Witty models.
It's a good question. I think it depends on how seriously they want to take 1/72 military. Whether it's integral to their core products or it's a cheap way to supplement their income ie gaining the sales that would have gone to Witty had they remained in business. If it is the latter then probably no improvements. Whilst the former could mean really challenging HM and perhaps doing their own moulds rather than just using Witty.

If the prices reveal themselves to be quite high then certainly improvements would help to "soften" it up a bit.
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The Typhoon is going to be around for a while so plenty of scope for new schemes. I'm looking foward to a Mig 29, preferably Russian or Syrian.

I assume the partnership is similar to how Witty/Gemini operated? I fear price will be an issue though. I doubt they would undercut Herpa by much?
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The Typhoon is going to be around for a while so plenty of scope for new schemes. I'm looking foward to a Mig 29, preferably Russian or Syrian.

I assume the partnership is similar to how Witty/Gemini operated? I fear price will be an issue though. I doubt they would undercut Herpa by much?
This ^ if there is an agreement in place you would have to be nutty to think herpa would be ok with jc undercutting them on the same aircraft.
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Well who wears the pants in this business relationship?!? The mould owner, or the insane obtuse Germans?
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Looking forwards to a Venezuelan SU 30 along with a Peruvian Mig 29! A Cuban Mig 29 would be welcomed by me also.
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Hopefully we'll get an accurate Royal Canadian Navy Sea Fury this time.
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Hope they provide display stand like HM & Corgi & not have to buy it separately.
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i'm sure that can be arranged... at a cost. just don't expect metal stands
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Just normal plastic stand is good enough for me. ☺
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Just normal plastic stand is good enough for me. ☺
have you seen hm's latest tomcat stand? everybody in this forum seems to display it on century wings stand
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have you seen hm's latest tomcat stand? everybody in this forum seems to display it on century wings stand
I might be in the minority, I'm fine with HM F14 stand.
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All the planes I really want from the Witty molds aren't shown here... except for the Sea Fury. Where's the T-33? The Hawk? The F-5A? The T-38? I'll take a post-war RCAF Mustang in 1/72 though, thanks.
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All the planes I really want from the Witty molds aren't shown here... except for the Sea Fury. Where's the T-33? The Hawk? The F-5A? The T-38? I'll take a post-war RCAF Mustang in 1/72 though, thanks.
Those were Falcon molds not witty. Still wondering if Falcon will resurface one day.
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Those were Falcon molds not witty. Still wondering if Falcon will resurface one day.
Hopefully they will. The last I heard was production suspended awaiting move to new factory. Don't know if anyone has a contact in the company to confirm if this is still the case.
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Those were Falcon molds not witty. Still wondering if Falcon will resurface one day.
*facepalm* Right. Well, y'know. It's been a long day.
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that is a very good news, I am waiting impatiently for the t-38 NASA
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i think so too...
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that is a very good news, I am waiting impatiently for the t-38 NASA
Falcon ≠ JC Wings

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JC Wings is doing Witty stuff.
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