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Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
Richard Alexander has sent word that Wingnut Wings' new Jeannin Stahltaube is now shipping. Included in the announcement is a shot with the kit sat alongside the Albatros D.V which really shows just what a magnificent beast the Stahltaube is! There are also details of two new publications that will be available via Wingnut Wings.
"Hi,

We are pleased to announce that 32058 1/32 Jeannin Stahltaube (1914) is now available (note that stock may not be available in all countries just yet).

The initial bird-like “Taube” (Dove) was designed by Austrian Igo Etrich and successfully took to the air in April 1910. Unfortunately for Etrich he was unable to successfully patent the design which lead to a dizzying array of copycat Taube designs being churned out by dozens of German manufacturers. One of the most successful was the Jeannin Stahltaube (Steel Dove) which was widely operated by the German military from 1914 until 1917.

32058 1/32 Jeannin Stahltaube (1914) US$ 119 + shipping costs (+NZGST for NZ deliveries)

-165 high quality injection moulded plastic parts.
-21 photo-etched metal detail parts.
-Completed model size = 30cm x 43cm.
-Optional 100hp Daimler-Mercedes D.1 and 120hp Argus AS.II engines.
-Optional injection moulded or photo-etched wire wheels.
-Optional propellers, exhaust manifolds, gravity fuel tanks and pistol armament and hand dropped bombs.
-Ultra fine 0.3mm to 0.5mm wing warping control surfaces.
-Innovative wing to fuselage join ensures strength and correct dihedral. Structural rigging for strength is not necessary.
-The Jeannin Stahltaube (1914) pretty much has the simplest rigging of any Taube design.
-24 page fully illustrated instruction manual.
-High quality Cartograf decals with markings for 5 aircraft;

A - Jeannin Stahltaube 172/14, Lt. Fritzlohn(?), Adlershof-Johannisthal, late 1914 to early 1915.
B - Jeannin Stahltaube 180/14, Deutches Technikmuseum Berlin.
C - Jeannin Stahltaube 271/14, Emil Wendler, Adlershof-Johannisthal, late 1916 to early 1917.
D - Jeannin Stahltaube 283/14, Adlershof-Johannisthal, 1915.
E - Jeannin Stahltaube 319/14, Armee-Flug-Park 9b, early 1915.

Notes;
-Be aware that while just about all Taubes superficially appear the same they are in fact significantly different from one another. Be very wary of using detail photos of different types of Taube (or museum reconstructions) when comparing them to this model.
-Please see our website hints and tips for advice on painting the cowling 'scales' and any updates/corrections to the instructions.

Wingnut Wings models and accessories are available direct through our website www.wingnutwings.com and through increasing numbers of specialist retailers worldwide. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please let me know.

Also available from www.wingnutwings.com;

90011 Air Modeller's Guide to Wingnut Wings Vol 2 US$ 32 + shipping costs (+NZGST for NZ deliveries)
Published by AFV Modeller ltd UK.
Available for Pre-order (expected in mid to late November 2017)

90014 A Modeller's Guide to the Art of WW1 Aircraft "Stringbag!" US$ 32 + shipping costs (+NZGST for NZ deliveries)
Published by Inside The Armour Publications UK.

Remember that if you ever experience missing or defective parts in a Wingnut Wings model please contact help@wingnutwings.com with details/images of the problem and we will try and put things right.

Regards

Richard Alexander
General Manager

PS: Just in case you were wondering, yes we are working on lots of great new models and we're looking forward to sharing them with you.

Wingnut Wings Ltd, PO Box 15-319, Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand "


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This looks to be a SUPERB kit. Very beautiful and several distinct variations.
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