New Product Announcements, week ending August 17th 2019

8ADecs has released four new 1/144 scale decals.

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  • 8A144-550 Mauritania Airlines Boeing 737-MAX8

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  • 8A144-551 Eva Air “Hello Kitty Hand in Hand” Boeing 777-300ER

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Our first shipment of OzMods kits arrived today.  This batch features their 1/144 scale De Havilland Canada DHC-8 ‘Dash 8’ Series 300, released with your choice of four markings.

  • OMK144-21 De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 Series 300, Philippine Airlines

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  • OMK144-22 De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 Series 300, Jetstar

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  • OMK144-23 De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 Series 300, British Airways

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  • OMK144-24 De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 Series 300, Air New Zealand

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Latest fundecals 737NG Releases are on their way!

fundecals has released their latest series of decals for the 1/144 scale Boeing 737NG kits by Zvezda.  These decals will fit the 737-800 kit (ZVE-7019) and 737-700 kit (ZVE-7027).  Included in this release are:

  • FunD44-011 Boeing 737NG Factory Stencils (737-600 / -700 / -800 / 900)

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  • FunD44-012 Continental Airlines & United Airlines Boeing 737NG (-700 / -800 / 900)

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  • FunD44-013 Delta Airlines & Delta Skyteam Boeing 737NG (-700 / -800 / 900)

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  • FunD44-014 American Airlines Boeing 737NG (-800)

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  • FunD44-015 American Airlines ‘retro’ Boeing 737NG (-800)

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  • FunD44-016 Southwest Airlines (canyon blue cs) Boeing 737NG (-700 / -800)

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OzMods 1/144 Scale DHC Dash 8 Srs 300 Kits

AHS welcomes OzMods to our estore!

First kits added to the store are the recently released 1/144 scale De Havilland Canada DHC-8 ‘Dash 8’ Series 300, released with your choice of four markings.

  • OMK144-21 De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 Series 300, Philippine Airlines
  • OMK144-22 De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 Series 300, Jetstar
  • OMK144-23 De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 Series 300, British Airways
  • OMK144-24 De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 Series 300, Air New Zealand

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The first batch of kits is expected to be in stock shortly.

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New Product Announcements, week ending August 3rd 2019

8ADecs released 10 new 1/144 scale decals for the Minicraft McDD MD80 series.

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  • 8A144-540 Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) McDD MD80

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  • 8A144-542 Toa Domestic Airlines (TDA) McDD MD80

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  • 8A144-546 Delta Airlines (wavy tail) McDD MD88

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  • 8A144-547 Delta Airlines (2007 cs) McDD MD88

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Roden’s Convair 340 Kit Update

August 10th 2019 Update:

A few kits are trickling in from eastern Europe, and it can now be confirmed that the kit is, in fact, a Convair 440.  It has square exhausts where the 340 had round exhausts.  Whether the engine cowls are “more streamlined” than those on the 340 remains open to debate.  Most other differences are internal, but one fairly significant difference is that the 440 had re-arranged cabin baggage storage that allowed 2 extra rows of seats increasing capacity to 52 passengers, and with an extra cabin window both sides to give them a view.

Original Post Follows:

The long awaited Roden Convair 340 (ROD334) has just passed the outer marker!  A quick look at the sprues suggests that two nose cones are included, the original blunt nose and later longer nose cone that housed the weather radar.

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The decal provided is for N5506K as delivered to Hawaiian Airlines in 1952.

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This airframe still exists, and has an interesting history. It was converted to a series 580 with Allison turboprop engines in 1967 and delivered to Allegeny Airlines as N5834. I saw it as such at Toronto International in June 1970. I logged it again as F-FAUF with Soundair, again at Toronto in July 1988, then with Canair Cargo (see AHS4037) also as C-FAUF in September 1991. It is still flying as XA-UPL with Air Tribe, operating fairly regularly into Phoenix, where I saw it in April 2019. It’s older than me, and still earning its keep!

ETA in stock is mid to late August 2019. Please click ROD334 to pre-order for first delivery.

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Revell Germany RV5686 Boeing 747-100 Prototype

They’re en route !

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the prototype Boeing 747-100, Revell Germany has released their kit with markings for this aircraft.  The early series 100 aircraft all flew with the Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines.

It is available for pre-order as RV5686 in our store, and is expected to arrive July 31st 2019.  We have just 12 kits coming in our initial shipment, so we are limiting orders to 2 per customer per week, please.

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Important Note:  This kit includes a selection of acrylic paints and glue.  To comply with shipping regulations for potentially hazardous materials, we may have to remove the paint and/or the glue.

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Revell Germany Airbus A.321NEO and A.321NEO kits are getting closer!

Revell Germany is inching closer to releasing their long anticipated Airbus A.320NEO and A.321NEO kits, with information finally on their web site.

The A.320NEO (kit RV3942) will consist of 51 parts, some 9 fewer than their A.320CEO kits (Current Engine Option).  This lends credence to the speculation that this kit will not include landing gear, and Revell makes no mention in their description.  The illustration suggests that marking for Lufthansa will be provided.

The Euro Suggested Retail Price will be 19.99 Euro, a 33% increase over their currently available “CEO” versions (Air Berlin and Etihad) which both have SRP of 14.99 Euro.   This will probably translate to a US$ price in the $22 range for the NEO kit, though this is speculation, as the US importer has not made pricing known.

There is no firm indication whether the engines provided will be CFM International Leap-1A engines, or Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan engines.  Lufthansa’s fleet to date is PW powered, so most likely these will be the engines in this release.

Release date in Europe is given as “week 40 2019”, which suggests the early to mid October.  No US availability date is known at this time.

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Kit RV4952 will be the Airbus A.321NEO, which will comprise of 68 parts.  Revell Germany does say in their online description that “detailed undercarriage” will be included.  The illustration on the Revell web site suggests the kit will appear with Airbus ‘house’ markings as carried by the first 321NEO.

The Euro Suggested Retail Price will be 24.99 Euro.   While Revell does have an excellent A.321CEO kit, it has not been available for some time so price comparison is not possible.  This will probably translate to a US$ price in the $28 range for the NEO kit, though again this is speculation, as the US importer has not made pricing known.

There is no firm indication whether the engines provided will be CFM International Leap-1A engines, or Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan engines.  Airbus aircraft have obviously flown with both, so for now we will have to wait and see.

Release date in Europe is given as “week 45 2019”, which suggests early to mid November.  No US availability date is known at this time.

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More news as and when available…..

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New Product Announcements, week ending July 20th 2019

TwoSix has released five new decals designed for the recently released Eastern Express McDD DC-10-30 kit.  With a little effort, these should fit the Airfix and Revell kits.

  • TS44-936 Bangladesh Biman Airlines McDD DC-10-30

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  • TS44-938 Monarch Airlines McDD DC-10-30

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  • TS44-939 Continental Airlines McDD DC-10-30

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  • TS44-940 SABENA (delivery cs) McDD DC-10-30CF

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  • TS44-941 SABENA (delivery cs) McDD DC-10-30CF

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Italeri has re-released their 1/72 scale Fokker F.27 Friendship kit as kit ITA-1430 with new box art and decals.  Decals are for Schreiner Airways, Air UK and Canyon Eagle Airlines.

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New Product Announcements, week ending July 13th 2019

Zvezda has announced three new and re-issue 1/144 scale airliner kits for release in 2019.  No firm release dates nor prices are known, and markings for the A350-1000 and Tu.204C have not been announced, though evidence suggests the 737-700 is close.

  • ZVE-7027 Boeing 737-700 / C-40B United States of America
  • ZVE-7020 Airbus A.350-1000
  • ZVE-7031 Tupolev Tu.204C

On the subject of imminent kit releases, it would appear that the Roden Convair 340 kit is getting closer to release.  We do not have a firm date (likely mid to late August), but we do have a price.  It is available for pre-order on our estore.

  • ROD-334 Convair 340 Hawaiian Airlines

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  • ROD-338 Convair C.131B Samaritan, USAF

8ADecs has released four new decal sets in 1/144 scale, with three also printed in 1/200 scale.

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  • 8A144-537 Southwest Airlines “Canyon Blue” cs Boeing 737-700 / -800

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New Product Announcements, week ending July 6th 2019

First, to all our U.S. customers, hope you enjoyed a great Independence Day!

This week, DRAW released one new set for the fleet of Janet Airlines (a.k.a. EG&G) Boeing 737-600’s based at Las Vegas and used to transport employees to government bases in the Southwest.

These aircraft replaced a fleet of 737-200’s that were purchased from Western Airlines, hence the red stripe along the window line, a remnant of Western’s final cs.  A similar decal is available for the -200 fleet as DW44-737-038, DW20-737-038, DW10-737-038 and DW72-737-038.

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26 Decals previously announced the following new decals as “at the printer”.  They are now in stock, all designed to fit modified Minicraft DC-8 kits.

  • STS44-330 Overseas National DC-8-32 (Bicentennial cs) “Independence”

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  • STS44-331 Overseas National DC-8-21 (Bicentennial cs) “Confederate”

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  • STS44-332 Braniff ‘Calder’ Douglas DC-8-62

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