Vintage Flyer announced the release of five Alaska Airlines Boeing 727 decals. The ‘Golden Nugget’ scheme carried by the first 727 deliveries is joined by the four theme schemes that featured different tail logos with stripes colour matched. DRAW announced the release of the Frenchblue Airbus A.350-900
A quiet week… TwoSix announced that the Ryanair 737-800 decal is back from the printer and available. The Thunderbird Models 1/72 scale Pacific Western Airlines Supermarine Stranraer has arrived.
- STS44-297 Ryanair Boeing 787-800
- TM72-012 Pacific Western Airlines Supermarine Stranraer
DRAW released two new airliner decals this week, while TwoSix also released two.
DRAW also added one set to their “Gathering of Mustangs” P-51 series, with DWxx-P51-071 “Speedball Alice”. The same aircraft is also available with Reno Air Races markings as DWxx-P51-071R. Both sheets are availabel in 1/24, 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144 scales.
Finally, we received our re-stock of Zvezda Boeing 737-800 kits, see ZVE-7019.
DRAW released two new airliner decals this week, while TwoSix released one, and announced the imminent release of one more.
Announced as “At the Printer”
All three sheets are listed in our estore and available for order.
Three new airliner releases are expected from Revell Germany late in 2017. One is a re-release of an existing mould (and repeated markings), the other two are all-new. All three are expected to be released late in Q4 2017 (that’s Oct/Nov/Dec 2017), with no firm eta for their arrival in North America and at AHS.
- RV3922 Airbus A.380-800, Emirates Airlines
Entirely new kits are:
- RV3942 Airbus A.320NEO (Markings not yet announced)
- RV4952 Airbus A.321NEO (Markings not yet announced)
“NEO” means “New Engine Option”, with “Sharklet” wingtips.
It is rumoured that while the A.321 will be a full kit including landing gear, the A.320 might be a kit with a display stand only, and no landing gear. The “logic” behind this rumour being that the A.320NEO kit is cheaper, and that it is in Revell’s “simpler” series 3 while the A.321 is in series 4. Sorry, makes no sense to me. The A.380 is in series 3, and is a far more complicated kit than the A.320/A.321 can ever be. And, previously released “RV3” airliners have all included landing gear (3937 Emb190, 3938 Airbus A.350, 3946 Boeing 727-100, and so on. Time will tell….
All three kits are available for pre-order, and will be shipped as soon as they arrive.
Zvezda announced a 1/144 scale Boeing 737-800 some time ago, it has finally arrived in North America. ZVE-7019 comes with a decal for the rather plain UT Air scheme, though countless after market decals are already available. A nice touch is that Zvezda provides clear cockpit and cabin windows, and both the earlier APB and newer “Split Wngtips” (a.k.a. “Schimitar wingtips”) are included.
Click ZVE-7019 to find it in our estore!
DRAW released three new airliner and military transport decals this week.
All are listed in our estore and available for order.
In addition, a new Mustang sheet was released in the “Gathering of Mustangs and Legends” series
- DW24-P51-070, DW32-P51-070, DW48-P51-070, DW72-P51-070, DW44-P51-070
- TP-51C Mustang “Betty Jane”
The P-51 Mustang decals are listed in our estore, available for special order.
DRAW Decal continues to be prolific in releasing new decals, usually two new sets are announced each week. While about half are for P-51 Mustangs in their “Gathering of Mustangs and Legends” series, many great new airliner decals have been released.
- DW44-787-016A, DW20-787-016A Air Canada (2017 cs) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners
- DW44-A350-007, DW20-A350-007 Delta Airlines Airbus A.350-900
- DW44-777-059A, DW20-777-059A American Airlines OneWorld B.777-200ER
- DW44-F28-003A, DW72-F28-003A Piedmont Fokker F.28-4000 Fellowship
- DW44-F28-003B, DW72-F28-003B USAir (Piedmont cs) F.28-4000 Fellowship
- DW44-737-157, DW20-737-157 Delta Airlines (wavy tail cs) Boeing 737-200
- DW72-737-157, DW10-737-157 Delta Airlines (wavy tail cs) Boeing 737-200
- DW44-DC9-047, DW20-DC9-047 Republic (final cs) DC-9-14
- DW72-DC9-047, DW10-DC9-047 Republic (final cs) DC-9-14
- DW44-F100-009A, DW44-F100-009B Star Alliance Fokker 100
- DW44-E170-012, DW10-E170-012 Air Canada Express (2017 cs) Embraer 175
- DW44-A310-009, DW20-A310-009, DW72-A310-009 Delta Airlines A.310-300
- DW44-787-015, DW20-787-015 British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners
Many of the above (especially 1/144 scale) are already in stock, and any that are not can be obtained very quickly. Greg and I have worked out an order/print/delivery schedule that will usually put a decal I do not have in stock in your hands within 4 to 5 weeks. Understand, please, we are both working hard to accomplish this goal, but cannot guarantee we will meet it for every order.
As to the Mustangs: As AHS is predominantly civilian transport oriented, we do not intend to carry stocks of all of DRAW’s military subjects. I do carry military transports, especially the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” 737’s, DC10’s (KC10’s), etc, and other transports. So, I am stocking C5 Galaxys, C.130 Hercules, and C17 Globemasters. P-51s, and other fighter / racers can be ordered, please anticipate a 3 – 4 week delivery.
Hurricane Irma – Updated Sept 15th 2017
DRAW received some news from Florida early in the week that their print facility escaped serious damage, and all staff are and their families are safe. By the end of the week power had already been restored, and internet connectivity was imminent. They expect to be back printing decals next week.
BOA Agency has recently released, and we have just ordered, the following new 1/144 scale decals:
Vintage Flyer has announced their first batch of DC-9-10 decals, no doubt encouraged by the release of the Atlantis Models 1/72 scale DC-9-10 kit. The following are available in 1/72, 1/120 (for the Revell kit) and 1/144 scale (for the FLY DC-9-10 or converted Airfix DC-9-30 kits).
VFD72-232 VFD120-232 VFD144-232 Trans World Airlines (delivery cs)
VFD72-233 VFD120-233 VFD144-233 Eastern Airlines
VFD72-234 VFD120-234 VFD144-234 Hughes Airwest
VFD72-235 VFD120-235 VFD144-235 Delta Airlines
VFD72-236 VFD120-236 VFD144-236 West Coast Airlines
VFD72-237 VFD120-237 VFD144-237 Hawaiian Airlines
VFD72-238 VFD120-238 VFD144-238 Air West (gold/red cs)
VFD72-239 VFD120-239 VFD144-239 Air West (green/blue cs)
VFD72-240 VFD120-240 VFD144-240 Air West (blue/mustard cs)
The Continental Airlines ‘Golden Jet’ DC-9-10 decal has been re-drawn and re-released. The “T” version provides a full gold and black decal for the tail fin, the other requires that the modeller paint the gold tail, and apply a white/black decal to complete.
VFD72-039 VFD120-039 VFD144-039 Continental Airlines ‘Golden Jet’
VFD72-039T VFD120-039T VFD144-039T Continental Airlines ‘Golden Jet’
We have placed our initial order with Vintage Flyer, and expect them in stock in early June.