Today nothing similar to what Wings900 was years ago.
A real Bible for each collector, a volcano of threads, posts, news, extremely interesting comments and contributions by great collectors, real Masters of 1:200, 1:400 and, especially, 1:500 scale.
Today Wings900 is a ghost of what it was , too many great members abandoned it without a replacement. There are great threads and posts and some are interesting so i don't understand the poor participation, even considering the fact that there aren't trolls.
It is incredible how Wings900 was alive and in good health with political debates and the strong trolls presence while now, with pure and only scale models debates, it is dying day after day.
And there aren't strong, active, important similar websites around! So maybe this is a general situation, the lack of people commenting and participating to scale models sites life.
The lack of a working and updated database has a great responsibility in the abandone of many important members but it isn't only this: people seem to be ready to comment only Herpa news threads, while all other forums are almost a desert. Spotting Forum, years ago something so beautiful to compete with Airliners.net or Jetphotos.com, is completely abandoned; Handmade Airports Forum is the (bad) copy of what it was when there were the beautiful competitions among airports builders; sometimes life exists in Civil Aviation Forum, with the various news; two or three members are regularly posting their fleets and collections in the 1:500 scale Forum, a very poor landscape in a scale (1:500) where should be at least 10 new threads a day, where people should be proud to post their fleets and collections and new models, where debates about moulds, liveries and airlines should be so many to not to have time to read them! While the 1:400 scale Forum is no more living (except for the beautiful mish-mash realizations).
Even threads about Models Reviews and similar debates are like "life on Mars"...non existent.
I don't think the missing database and the complete lack of Wings900 owners presence are the only reasons, there must be something deeper even because each time i join there are 2-3 active members and 150-200 visitors! The intetest is living, is strong, but then this interest doesn't transform in an active presence.
And other sites like D.A.C or DiMa are not better, a post each 2-3 months...
Only AviationDelightForum seems to have vitality with interesting debates.
Sad, really sad.
My new battle is for Neos B737-800WL
Charter airlines lover
I desperately want...all charter airlines still missing!
Primera, Monarch, airberlin, XL Airways France, Germania, Small Planet, WOW, Aigle Azur, Sterling, Thomas Cook, Adria...R.I.P.
The sky is not the same without you!
Last edited by Charter; 12-02-2019 at 10:57 AM.