New Product Announcements, week ending December 8th 2018

8ADecs released 6 new sheets this week.

 

DRAW Decal released another in their P-51 Mustang series.  DWxx-P51-098 depicts SE-BGK in what is believed to be its original Swedish identity as 26158 of Flygvapnet Wing F16.  It is available in 1/24, 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144 scales.

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TwoSix has released their Air Anglia DC-3 decal in 1/72 scale as a laser printed decal, joining a previously released decal in 1/48 scale.

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DRAW Decal released a a decal for the Pan American Douglas DC-8-62 that was leased from Braniff for a year, in 1/144, 1/200 and 1/100 scales.

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TwoSix released a series of 1/48 scale Britten Norman 2A Islander kits packaged with their own decals.  Those decals have now been released for individual sale:

  • TS48-014  Air Seychelles BN.2A Islander
  • TS48-015  British Airways (Chatham flag) BN.2A Islander
  • TS48-016  Brymon Airways BN.2A Islander
  • TS48-017  Euroair BN.2A Islander
  • TS48-018  Jersey European Airlines BN.2A Islander
  • TS48-019  Olympic Airlines BN.2A Islander
  • TS48-020  Isle of Scilly Skybus BN.2A Islander

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New Product Announcements, week ending December 1st 2018

26Decals has released the following new laser printed 1/144 scale decal.  It includes a screen printed “details”decal.

  • TS44-904  Lufthansa Cargo Boeing 747-230F

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26Decals has also sent the following 1/144 scale screen printed decals to the printer:

..and

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BOA Decals has released two new 1/144 scale decals:

Flying Colors Decals has announced two new 1/144 scale screen printed decals that will be available shortly:

  • FC44-056 Windows & Details, Boeing 777-200 / -300
  • FC44-057 Pan Am (‘billboard’ cs) Boeing 737-200

DRAW Decal released a set for the MD80 in 1/144 and 1/200 scale:

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British Airways ‘Negus & Negus’ Releases

Choices! Choices!!

26Decals has the following screen printed decals “At the Printer”, and should be available mid December 2018.  They are reprints of previously released decals:

  • STS72-010 British Airways, British Airways Cargo Boeing 707-320B/C
  • STS44-272 British Airways L.1011 Tristar
  • STS44-131 British Airways Boeing 747-100 / -200B / -200F

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DRAW Decal released a series for the British Airways ‘Negus & Negus’ cs Boeing 747-100 fleet in 1/144, 1/200, 1/100, 1/125 and 1/72 scales.

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Zvezda 737-MAX8 Kits are Here!

Headline says it all….  Will start to pack pre-orders tonight, should have them all in the mail by Friday noon.

Click ZVE-7026 to place your order!

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New Product Announcements, week ending November 18th 2018

DRAW Decal released a nice sheet for Trans Caribbean Airlines Douglas DC-8-61CF for use with the Minicraft DC-8 kit (with replacement PW JT3D engines).  It is also available in 1/200 scale for use on a Nitto 1/200 scale DC-8-61 kit.

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8ADecs released two new sheets this week.

Vintage Flyer has released 5 sets for the early Boeing 707 series 100.

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New Product Announcements, week ending November 11th 2018

DRAW Decal released a new China Eastern set for the imminent Zvezda Boeing 737-MAX8 kit.  The decal is also available in 1/200 scale.

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26 Decals released a new sheet for the Japan Air Lines Douglas DC-8-61 / -62 in the final scheme carried by these aircraft.  This decal features a laser printed airline specific sheet, with a separate silk screen printed “details” sheet.

  • TS44-901  Japan Air Lines Douglas DC-8-61 / -62

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New Product Announcements, week ending November 4th 2018

A handful of new releases this week….

8ADecs has released two new sets this week.  The COPA sheet is available in 1/144 and 1/200 scales.  The Japan Airlines sheet can be ordered with or without windows printed on the stripe.

26Decals released a new sheet for a rather colourful Airbus A.350-900.

  • TS44-863  Air China “Expo 2019” Airbus A.350-900

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A Short History of Revell, and Where the Company Stands Today

Revell got its start in the U.S. in the early 1940’s, starting as a toy manufacturer, and eventually transforming into plastic kits.  In 1956, a subsidiary was formed in Germany known as Revell Plastics GmbH.  It operated very independently from Revell USA, though legally it remained a subsidiary.  Starting in the early 70’s, Revell Germany began to invest in its own molds, and model kits were imported into the U.S. by Revell USA.  In the 1970’s Frog ceased operations, and Revell Germany purchased all the molds for German WWII kit subjects (the rest going to Novo in Russia).

In the early 80’s, Revell was purchased by the French toy company Generale du Jouet.  In 1986, Revell was again sold to a U.S. company based in New York, Odyssey Partners, who also bought Monogram, and merged the two into Revell-Monogram LLC.   In the early 1990’s, Revell Germany acquired Matchbox, and its range of plastic kits.

Revell-Germany became a fully independent company in 2006.   In May 2007, Hobbico Inc purchased Revell-Monogram, and in 2012, Hobbico acquired Revell Germany.  Sadly, in January 2018 Hobbico Inc declared (U.S.) Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and in April 2018 Revell USA ceased all operations.  Revell Germany was purchased in its entirety by the German Venture Capital company Quantum Capital Partners (QCP), who also purchased the Trade Marks, molds and selected other assets previously under the Revell-Monogram label.  The company name changed to Revell GmbH.

QCP and Revell GmbH has now set up a new Revell USA to act solely as an importer of all Revell kits to the U.S.A. and North America.   It is basically a warehouse operation, with a small marketing office, and very little else.  It’s primary function is to import kits from Germany, and distribute them forward to regional distributors, from which your local hobby shops will now acquire their stock .  All company ownership, decision making, new product development etc is based in Germany.

So, the good news is that all those new and re-released Revell  kits we keep reading about should soon be available again locally.   Revell  has recently developed a 1/144 scale Antonov An.224 ‘Mrija’ 6-engined heavy transporter kit with targeted release in late November 2018.

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The recent airliner re-releases that are anxiously awaited include the Boeing 747-8F in U.P.S. markings, and the Airbus A.380 in British Airways markings.   It is also anticipated that previously released airliner kits showing on the Revell GmbH web site will also soon return.

As soon as U.S. retail pricing is announced, our site will be updated and new stock will be ordered.  Stay tuned!

 

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Zvezda Boeing 737-MAX8 Kit has been Released!

Good news!  The long awaited Zvezda Boeing 737-MAX8 kit has been released, and first shipments are on their way to our distributor.  I anticipate receiving my first shipment mid November.

It’s not too late to order one (or more!) from my first batch – I did order more than needed for orders in hand to date.  Kit number is ZVE-7026.

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New Product Announcements, week ending October 20th 2018

26Decals has announced that two more decals are ‘at the printer’ this week.  ETA for in stock is mid November.

  1. STS44-211 Iberia Douglas DC-8-63 (updated reprint of an earlier release)
  2. STS44-317 Tui Boeing 787-8 / -9

 

In addition, six recently announced 26Decals releases are back from the printer and in stock:

  • STS44-304 Finnair / IAS Cargo Douglas DC-8-62CF (replaces TS44-408)
  • STS44-312 Pan Am Boeing 747-121A (delivery cs, replaces STS44-106)
  • STS44-313 Pan Am Boeing 747-121A (later cs, replaces STS44-107)
  • STS44-314 Pan Am Boeing 747-121A (‘Billboard’ cs, replaces STS44-108)
  • STS44-315 Pan American B.727-21C (earlier cs, replaces STS44-105)
  • STS44-316 Pan American B.727-21C (later cs, replaces STS44-111)

 

8ADecs announced two new decals on Friday:

  • 8A144-483 AeroMexico McDD DC-10-30 (very limited edition)
  • 8A144-484 China Airlines ‘Pink Carbon’ Airbus A.350-900

 

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