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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New Product Announcements, week ending April 17th 2021

This week I have added another Caracal Models decal to the estore:

CD144-0​19 Douglas C-9A Nightingale & C-9B Skytrain – U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force

DRAW Decal has released the following new decals:

DW44-7​77-074 ​DW20-777-074​ Saudi Airlines Cargo Boeing 777-2F

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New Product Announcements, week ending April 10th 2021

8A Decs has released 5 new sets this week:

DRAW Decals has released the following new 1/144 and 1/200 scale decals:

DW44-A​350-019 DW20-​A350-019 Philippine Airlines Airbus A.350-900

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New Product Announcements, week ending April 3rd 2021

DRAW Decal has expanded their Boeing P-8A Poseidon offerings with two new sets:

DRAW has updated their NWA Northwest Boeing 787-8 ‘Flight of Fancy’ decal:

DW44-​787​-007A ​DW20-787-007A​ NWA Northwest Boeing 787-8 ‘Flight of Fancy’

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New Product Announcements, week ending March 20th 2021

DRAW Decal has been busy this week, with new releases for the Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A.321NEO. They are also introducing an option to order some decals with corogard wing elements included, the Cathay Dragon A321NEO being the first.

  • DW20-A3N-C4 Airbus A.320NEO Corogard (with wing walks, Hasegawa kit)
  • DW20-A3N-C5 Airbus A.321NEO Corogard (with wing walks, Hasegawa kit)

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New Product Announcements, week ending March 13th 2021

DRAW Decal has released three new sets this week.

DW44-​747-080 DW2​0-747-080 Garuda Indonesia Boeing 747-400

8ADecs has announced the following new decals:

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New Product Announcements, week ending March 6th 2021

A verybusy week for new decal releases..

First, we have a manufacturer providing 1/72 scale decals. This is the first airliner related decal:

  • CD​72-046 DHC-6 Twin Otters – British Antarctic Survey, USAF Academy Skydive team, Canada Coast Guard

Next, from 26 Decals:

  • TS44-1006 LOT Polish (delivery cs) Ilyushin 62

Next, 8ADecs has released four new sheets for the Boeing 757-200. The 1/144 scale sheets are available with tail logos adjusted to fit either the Authentic Airliners or Minicraft kit.

DRAW Decal is back from their winter vacation, and have released the following new decals:

DW44-767-077 DW20-767-077 Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767-300F

DW44-777-073 DW20-777-073 Air China Cargo Boeing 777-200F

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New Product Announcements, week ending February 27th 2021

This week begins with new screen printed decals in 1/144 scale from 26 Decals.

The following two are available for the Eastern Express Boeing 747SP kit:

The following two expand the options for building some classic KLM jets:

In addition, 26Decals released the following laser printed decal, also for the Eastern Express 747SP kit. It includes screen printed details for the SP.

TS44​-1044 China AIrlines Boeing 747SP

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