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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:02 am 
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I second what has been put much more aptly than I could put in words. I am shocked by this news.

WEM has been a modeling cornerstone over the last decade since I got into ship modeling. The thing hat helped me most is their excellent PE which I used in virtually any of my builds, and my Airfix ships would be nothing without WEM PE.

I do hope there will be some continuation of the WEM line of products, and I wish everyone at WEM all the best for their futures.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:24 am 
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Sad news indeed... :cry_3: :cry_3: I must say that Dave and Caroline were the first in the hobby to introduce L'Arsenal kits and accessories in their catalogue as dealers. I will be always grateful for this as WEM was a symbol of quality, and to be distributed by them opened many doors to my small business.
As years passed, they became not only dealers but more important : friends !
So, all my warmest wishes for better winds and seas to the staff of White Ensign Models, and many sincere thanks for what you have done for the hobby during all these years !
Warmest regards from a rainy Normandy,
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:29 am 
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indeed terrible news, just as I wanted to order a few update sets and Scorpion.
Just been over to the web site, and virually everything is marked out of stock

They will be badly missed

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:41 am 
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I'd like to think of it as a sign of WEM's quality products and service to see that just about everything on the website is out of stock. I was looking last night in plans to purchase today but everything that was on the list in a wide range of scales is now gone.

Sorry to see the WEM and their Blackbird go, hopefully the White Ensign folks will still be around the forums.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:57 am 
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Really sad. WEM, as far as I can think back, was always there. Like HMS Hood, and then ... out of a sudden ...

Many thanks to all involved with WEM, many thanks for all the years providing such fine stuff!


All the best for your future plans ~ Olaf!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:22 am 
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Dave,
All day all our staffs have been in sad...
WEM was our Mentor in this business and "Welcome Aboard" has been the most friendly commment to me since I started this work.

Though Dave may not begin again, I hope to meet you at Telford every year as always.

Thank you and Regards,
Keumho Kim and all our staffs of Pontosmodel

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:32 am 
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So sad about this....I always got all my stuff from WEM and I must say I always had good service...as well as advise regarding my projects
So Sorry to see you closing down John....all the very best for the future :thumbs_up_1:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:23 pm 
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I don't even know what to say... What a loss!



No "Cheers" tonight.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:41 pm 
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Very sorry to here this bad news. WEM will be missed


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:13 pm 
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I bought my first PE set from WEM in 1995-- way before internet et al...
Dave, Caroline and John and the team have always been helpful , efficient and knowledgeable..

true gentlemen modelshipping dealers -- who will be sorely missed.
running a small business in the UK these days is a tricky tightrope walk at the best of times....

So WEM has my most sincere sympathies from me !! -- it could happen to any of us.

I wish them all well for the future...

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It is sad news.
Just now I was starting to improve my techniques for photoetched.
Good wishes for everyone in the future.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:02 pm 
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Oh, this is shocking news, I've been an occasional customer for a number of years now, and always saw WEM as the top ship modelling stockist, including enjoying a number of their own products. Sad news - is there any hope of a re-launched smaller niche internet business some time in the future?

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A sad day, first PE was WEM, loved there paints, great customer service.

Wish everyone good luck for their futures, uncertain as they maybe.


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this is devastating news

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These are indeed sad news... my best wishes to the John, Dave and Carolina.




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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:49 pm 
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Sad. My first ever order of a resin kit (LC Birmingham). By a
paper advert (remember adverts?) in Plastic Ship Modeler (remember Plastic Ship Modeler?). That re-started me in the hobby back in 1996. I was even on the Aquitania pre-order list. Last order went in three weeks ago. I'm really sorry to see them go and I truly hope someone will rescue their vast accessory range (PE but also 1/700 aircraft and small parts).


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To echo evryones comments it is a sad day indeed. From great service, helpfulness amd listining to teh customer's wants. They did it all
This and their sight introducted me to the aftermarket world.

To John, Caroline and all those others that have been by their side. A big thank you and all teh best for teh furture - hopefully smooth seas and happy sailing :good_job: :thanks: :cry_3:

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All the best, John and Caroline.


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I am very sorry for the news for closing WEM, I found myself always good with them for job but also a friendship

My best wishes to the John, Dave and Carolina .
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:33 am 
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The checkout cart is now closed due to the high volume of orders, and I cannot place that one last order. Hopefully it will come back up later today.

I can't help think that if people (myself included) had ordered like this earlier, maybe this would not have happen. Regardless, best wishes to White Ensign!


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