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From the ashes of Wingnut Wings, a brand-new company is about to take flight...

Kotare (which I believe translates as Kingfisher) are the new concern that has arisen from the ashes of WnW – or so it appears. Though we have no news on actual kits, the simple fact that the perviously assembled team are now back together, is more than exciting. The fact that we may see some kits in the mould – literally – of WnW, even more so!

So far, they have set up a Facebook page and website, the latter offering information on their initial plans (a mission statement if you like) and then introducing the members of the team, most of which you will be familiar with if you, like me, have been following the WnW story.

We are looking forward to seeing what Kotare come up with over the coming months and as soon as we hear anything more concrete, we will be sure to pass it on!

In the meantime – good luck Kotare!


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I'm formerly the editor in charge of Military In Scale magazine and latterly, Model Airplane International. Editing duties to one side, I'm now a full-time modelmaker with Doolittle Media, working to supply modelling articles and material for a number of their group titles, including MAI and Tamiya Model Magazine International. I'm also an avid fan of Assassin's creed, Coventry City FC and when the mood takes me, a drummer of only passing skill. Here though, you'll find what I do best: build models and occassionally, write about them!

4 comments on “KOTARE: A PHOENIX RISES…

  1. Absolutely, my open wallet awaits!


  2. baker24earthlinknet

    This is wonderful news indeed. Not only will it please the now expanded legions of WWI aircraft modelers, but I saw the est shots of the WnW Lancaster a couple of years ago, and it was by far technically the finest plastic model I have ever seen. The plastic interior details were as sharp as any resin bits I’ve seen, and the oil-canned skin with mushroom rivets was a marvel. To think it may yet appear on the world modeling stage is a real treat. Of course, there would have to be some arrangement with Peter Jackson and WnW, but perhaps that has already been in the works. Huzzah!


  3. baker24earthlinknet

    Well, it seems to be a small world – a modeler in Japan (or perhaps China) posted pictures of his build of the WnW Lancaster bomber kit – there is no mistaking the sharp interior details or the oil-canned skin with mushroom head rivets. So the beast is not well and truly dead…..we await only our instructions to empty our wallets…..:-)


  4. Oh dear my credit card has run away and hid under my bed!


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