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Oct 14, 2017, 06:23 PM
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Guillows 18" WW1 models by Dumas?

I just noticed these new releases by Dumas. It looks like they re-kitted some of the old Guillows 18" WW1 models.

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Oct 14, 2017, 08:06 PM
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I would bet that they are new designs, not Guillows' designs.

Unless by some miracle Dumas bought Guillows.


PS would be more likely if Guillows bought Dumas.
Oct 14, 2017, 08:28 PM
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I eyeballed the structures and compared to original plans. They look the same to me. There are new designs that Guillows didn't kit like the Sopwith triplane, but the others look just like Guillows kits.

Oct 15, 2017, 07:15 PM
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Seem as a bit pricey for an 18" span model IMO.
Wait a bit and Tower will have them on sale at 50% ?
Oct 15, 2017, 08:44 PM
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I just ordered the Pfalz from Tower and it was $38.99, not much of a price reduction. I don't think Tower cares much about selling stick and tissue kits, their prices aren't that far off the manufacturers (Dumas or Guillow's.)

Oct 17, 2017, 08:40 PM
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I received the Pfalz kit from Tower and here's what's inside.

Oct 17, 2017, 09:22 PM
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Looks like a nice little model!
Dec 27, 2017, 08:56 PM
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Pretty standard construction; Sterling did it the same way, some of the Comet kits too; it doesn't mean they are Guillow's copies. The tripled wing ribs for the interplane struts might be a bit stronger than the Guillow's method. The vacuformed wheels must be a lot lighter. The laser cutting must be a big step up from the old Guillow's kits, that's worth something to me. With rubber power it probably flies just as badly as a Guillow's or Sterling kit. Thanks for showing us the contents.

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