1/144 Scale Zvezda Boeing 757-200 Kit Is Available for Pre-Order

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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New Product Announcements, week ending June 5th 2021

DRAW Decal has released two sets for the A.320NEO:

8ADecs has had a busy week, with three more JAL Boeing 747 ‘Reso’cha’ releases, and three sheets for the Boeing 727

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New Product Announcements, week ending May 29th 2021

DRAW Decal continues to add to their Airbus A.220 (a.k.a. Canadair C-Series) offerings. Decals for Swiss Airlines for their series 100 and series 300 fleets are now available.

DW44​-737-188X DW20-​737-188X Ryanair Boeing 737-8200 (Max8)

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New Product Announcements, week ending May 21st 2021

8ADecs has released three new decal sets this week.

DRAW Decal has released another decal for the 1/144 scale Airbus A.220-300 (a.k.a. Canadair C-Series):

DW44-A220​-004 Air Canada Airbus A.220-300

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New Product Announcements, week ending May 15th 2021

DRAW Decal has added three new airliner decals this week:

DW44-747-084 DW20-747-084 Global Supply Systems Boeing 747-400F

DW44-787-​026 DW​20-787-026 DW20-7​87-026T ZIPAIR Tokyo 787-8

DW44-A220​-003 Korean Airlines Airbus A.220-300

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New Product Announcements, week ending May 8th 2021

26Decals has released a new set for the 1/144 scale Boeing 747SP.

TS44​-1046 United Airlines Boeing 747SP

8ADecs has released 5 new decal sets, in 1/144 and 1/200 scales:

DRAW Decal has released the FedEx Boeing 737-800F decal in 1/144 and 1/200 scales:

DW44-7​37-184 DW20-737​-184 FedEx Boeing 737-800F

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New Product Announcements, week ending May 1st 2021

A slower week for new kit and decal announcements…

DRAW has announced a set for the 747-400F:

DW44-747-​083 DW20​-​747-083 Cargolux (retro cs) Boeing 747-400F

26 Decals has announced one new set as ‘at the printers’.

STS72-​018 Air UK HPR-7 Herald

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New Product Announcements, week ending April 24th 2021

DRAW Decal has released two sets for the DC-9-14 in 1/144, 1/200 and 1/72 scales, and one for the Boeing 737-400F in 1/144 and 1/200:

DW44-73​7-187 DW2​0-737-187 Sideral Air Cargo ‘Mercado Livre’ Boeing 737-400

8ADecs has released three new sets this week:

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The Zvezda Airbus A.320NEO Kit is Here!

The Zvezda A320NEO has finally arrived at the US distributors, and are in stock. Here’s a quick ‘box review’.

ZVE-​7037 Airbus A.320NEO, SAS

The kit includes a detailed cockpit, the option to have the ‘L1’ door in the open position, a separate rudder, optional extended or retracted leading edge slats, and option extended or stowed trailing edge flaps.

As previously described, the kit includes both PW PW1100G-JM and CFM International LEAP-1A engines. The decal is for SAS, and as such uses the CFM engine. The PW’s go to the spares box. The engines are a work of art, with two separate fan disks ahead of a ring of stator vanes. Th e main cowl is in three pieces – left, right and a separate cowl leading edge.

The landing gear gives the option for both extended (in flight) or compressed (on the ground) oleos. I’ve never seen that in an airliner kit!

Clear cockpit and cabin windows are provided, along with a display stand.

Consequently the kit the option to be built in three configurations: Version 1 is in flight, with the gear up, flaps and slats retracted. Version 2 is on the ground, with compressed landing gear oleos and your choice of flaps and slats extended. Optionally the L1 door can be modelled open, with a small vestibule visible through the open door. Version 3 is either take-off or landing (not sure the flap angle is why the question), with gear down (extended oleos), and with leading edge and flaps extended.

In summary, the flap and slat options make for some interesting diorama possibilities. They could, however, be a bit fiddly if you want to build a row of them. As ,said, the landing gear leg options are something I’ve never seen before, and adds an element of realism to a gear down flying model.

Enjoy !

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