Airline Hobby Kits Airbus A.220-300 (by Eastern Express), Part 2

Following on from our releases of the Eastern Express Airbus A.220-300 kits with DRAW decals last week, I now have stocks of decals from 8ADecs.

The following are now available:

  • AHK4-BCS3-AP Airbus A.220-300, Airbus Demonstrator
  • AHK4-BCS3-AP-ST Airbus A.220-300, Airbus Demonstrator, with 8ADecs A.220 General Stencil decal
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Airline Hobby Kits Airbus A.220-300 (by Eastern Express)

I have obtained a quantity of 1/144 scale Airbus A.220-300 (a.k.a. Canadair C-Series 300) kits from Eastern Express, and are offering them packaged with a variety of DRAW and 8ADecs decals.

In addition, they can all be purchased with a copy of the 8ADecs A.220 General Stencil decal.

  • AHK4-BCS3-DL Airbus A.220-300, Delta Airlines
  • AHK4-BCS3-DL-ST Airbus A.220-300, Delta Airlines, with 8ADecs A.220 General Stencil decal

  • AHK4-BCS3-SR Airbus A.220-300,Swiss Air Lines
  • AHK4-BCS3-SR-ST Airbus A.220-300,Swiss Air Lines, with 8ADecs A.220 General Stencil decal

Additional decal options will be announced shortly.

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New Product Announcements, week ending July 18th 2021

A quiet week…. just three new decals announced.

8ADecs added two more sets in 1/144 and 1/200 scale to their already extensive lineup:

DRAW Decal has released another set for the C.130H Hercules in 1/144, 1/200, 1/72 and 1/48 scales:

DW44-C1​30-017 DW20​-C130-017 DW48-​C130-017 DW72-C​130-017 USAF ‘Arkansas ANG’ “Big Bird” C.130H Hercules

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New Product Announcements, week ending July 11th 2021

Starting the week, DRAW Decal has released a new sheet for the Eastern Express Airbus A.220-300 kit in 1/144 scale, and the Delta 2007 cs “Breast Cancer Awareness” pink Boeing 767-400 in 1/144 sand 1/200 scales:

DW44-A​220-007 Ibom Airlines Airbus A.220-300

DW44-767-​079 DW2​0-767-079 Delta Airlines (2007 “Breast Cancer Awareness” pink cs) Boeing 767-400ER

8ADecs announced two more sets for the Boeing 747, again in 1/144 and 1/200 scales:

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Welsh Models Kits Explained…. and Our Latest Arrivals

We have received a shipment from Welsh Models, and have some new kits in stock.

I am often asked what materials Welsh kits are made of, and how easy they are to build.

First, materials. Welsh uses 1.5mm thick sheet white styrene to make vacuform parts. Thicker styrene is usually easier to work with than thinner material. A kit with a “V” as the last letter will have a vacuform fuselage, wings, stabs and fin.

A kit with “P” as the last letter of the product code has a vacuform fuselage, while the rest of the airframe will then usually be resin.

A kit with “R” as the last letter is an all-resin kit, with no vacuform parts.

Most kits provide engine parts and landing gear made from resin, with some containing metal gear legs, wheels and props.

The “all resin” (“R”) kits are probably the easiest to build, but due to the high cost of resin and the labor intensive nature of their manufacture are also the most expensive. The “all vacuform” (“V”) kits are the opposite – generally requiring more work and skill to build, but the cheapest. Wings, stabs and fins can be particularly challenging to get nice thin trailing edges. The “P” kits are in the middle, both in terms of difficulty to build and cost. Vacuform fuselages are reasonably easy to build, and the resin wings, stabs and fins remove a lot of the complexity from building the airframe.

If you want to learn to build vacuform kits, I recommend starting with a smaller “P” kit, working up to larger kits (longer fuselages are harder to prepare without distorting them). Then try a “V” kit. Again, I’d tackle a smaller aircraft (which generally have shorter wings) first before trying a kit with longer wings.

I still have a few copies of Clint Groves video titled “Building Vacuum Formed Models” available. The video has now been re-mastered to DVD. I have personally used his techniques to build 1/144 scale Electras, Embraer ERJ145s, and more with good results.

See AHC-030 in my store to order your copy.

The new arrivals are:

WSL​-277P Lockheed 188 Electra, Channel Express

  • WMT-06​3R Canadair CP-107 Argus Mk 1, Canadian Armed Forces
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New Product Announcements, week ending July 4th 2021

DRAW Decal has released a new decal for the Boeing 787-9 in 1/144 and 1/200 scales.

DW44-7​87-027 DW20​-787-027 Air Premia Boeing 787-9

26Decals has released six new 1/144 scale screen printed decals this week:

  • STS44​-395 British Airways (Negus & Negus cs) BAC 1-11-400 / -500
  • STS44-​396 British Airways (Landor cs) BAC 1-11-400 / -500
  • STS44-​399 Royal Air Force L.1011 Tristar 500 (K1/KC1/C2/C2A)
  • STS44-​400 BEA Airtours / British Airtours Boeing 707-436
  • STS44-​401 Titan Airways ‘United Kingdom’ Airbus A.321NEO
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New Product Announcements, week ending June 27th 2021

A very eventful week. The highlight being the announcement for the forthcoming Zvezda Boeing 757-200 kit that we expect to have in stock early August. See ZVE-7032.

Then we have new decal announcements and releases from DRAW Decal, 26 Decal and 8ADecs.

DRAW Decal began the week releasing a new set for the Boeing 747-8F:

DW44-74​7-085 DW20-747-​085 British Airways World Cargo Boeing 747-8F

Next up, DRAW has released a set for the QANTAS ‘100 Years’ Boeing 787-9:

DW44-78​7-028 DW20-78​7-028 QANTAS ‘100 Years’ Boeing 787-9

The third and final DRAW decal release this week is a re-release of a set for the Alitalia Express Bae RJ70/RJ85 (aka Bae 146-100/-200). It has been extensively updated.

DW44-1​46-007 Alitalia Express Bae RJ70/RJ85 (146-100/-200)

26 Decals released two sets for the McDonnel Douglas DC-10 this week.

8ADecs has released five new sets, in 1/144 and 1/200 scales.

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New Product Announcements, week ending June 20th 2021

26 Decals has released a laser printed decal for the Wardair Canada Boeing 727. Wardair operated a single Boeing 727-100, prior to the delivery of two Boeing 707-320C jets.

TS44​-1050 Wardair Canada Boeing 727-11

DRAW Decal released two more 1/200 scale corogard sets for the Hasegawa Boeing 767 kits.

The first is a generic Boeing 767-300 set for aircraft with two overwing exit doors. The second is similar, with added markings specific to Japan Airlines – black ice detection stripes, and the “Hinomaru” red circle found on the upper wing.

  • DW20-767-C5 Boeing 767-200 / -300 Corogard (upper and lower surfaces, with wing escape markings)
  • DW20-767-C6 Boeing 767-200 / -300 Corogard (upper and lower surfaces, with wing escape markings) for JAL aircraft
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1/144 Scale Zvezda Boeing 757-200 Kit Is Available for Pre-Order

Update July 11th 2021: The kit has been released in eastern Europe, and is on its way to distributors world wide.

Good news is that because of the size of my order, my distributor has removed the shipping charge that gets the kits from his warehouse to me…. so I have passed that savings along in the form of a “Pre Release Price”. All customers who have already placed orders will get the lower price, and refunds will be processed when I ship the kits. The “Pre Release” price will expire the day the kits come through my door.

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Further information is now available regarding the forthcoming Zvezda 1/144 scale Boeing 757-200 kit that we have all been eagerly awaiting. It is expected to be released in late July 2021, though will likely not be available in the US until sometime in August.

It has been added to our web site, and we are now accepting pre-orders. While I have ordered a lot of this kit, I do expect sales to exceed initial supply. Deliveries will be “first come, first served”, though I may have to limit quantities sent to individual customers if demand significantly exceeds stock.

ZVE-7​032 Boeing 757-200, Icelandair

CAD images are now posted by Zvezda…..

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New Product Announcements, week ending June 13th 2021

DRAW Decal began the week with the release of a Japan Airlines Reso’cha Boeing 747 decal.

DW44-​747-086 DW20-747​-086 JALways “Reso’cha” (pink) Boeing 747-200

Next, DRAW released a set for one of the latest U.S. airlines to begin service.

DW44-73​7-189 DW20-​737-189 Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-800

26 Decals has released five new screen printed decals for use on the Eastern Express BAC 1-11-200/-300/-400 kit:

Finally, one more from DRAW Decal. Apparently BraZ is to release a conversion kit for the Zvezda Boeing 767-300 kit to a series 400. The BraZ conversion is scheduled for release late in 2021, I will bring more details once known.

​DW44-767-078​ DW20-​767-078 Delta Airlines (2007 cs) Boeing 767-400ER

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