A relatively quiet week again…. two new decal releases from DRAW Decal, and the start of adding some kits I obtained in trade to the site.
DRAW released a sheet for the Japan Air Lines Boeing 787-9 in 1/200 and 1/144:
In addition, DRAW released another P.51D Mustang in the “Air Racers” series, sheet DWxx-P51-074 “Risky Business”, in 1/24, 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144 scales.
Next, the collection: The first two models added are a pair of Welsh Models stretched DC-8’s
- WSL-103 Douglas DC-8-71, United Airlines, CFM56 engines. (2 available)
- WSL-107 Douglas DC-8-63, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, PW JT3D engines (4 available)
I recently obtained a pair of Aurora Plastics models, dating back to the mid 60’s when I helped a widow clear her husband’s kit collection. Both kits a re very well preserved, boxes are in excellent condition, though the decals have yellowed with age. There’s only one of each. They are:
See you next weekend!
A quieter week……
DRAW Decal released a new decal for the Air France Boeing 787-9 as sheets DW44-787-018 in 1/144 scale and DW20-787-018 in 1/200 scale.
TwoSix re-released two of their Vickers Super VC-10 decals. These are reprints of two previosuly released in their STS “Screen Printed” series.
- STS44-228 British Airways Standard or Super VC-10
- STS44-276 BOAC and BOAC Cunard “Speedbird” Super VC-10
As Always, click on the item number to link into our online store if you wish to order one of these items.
Our first order for a selection of the recently released TwoSix 1/144 scale L.1011 Tristar “200” kits has arrived.
The kit is the Eastern Express kit, packaged with a TwoSix screen printed or laser printed decal. This Tristar kit is widely believed to have been patterned from the famous 1/144 scale Otaki Tristar kit which is accepted as the most accurate injection moulded styrene plastic 1/144 scale L.1011 kit ever made. It is not, however, a direct copy, and the parts breakdown (for example the rear fuselage is provided as separate parts) is very different. It lacks locating pins for mating the fuselage halves, wing halves and stab halves, making assembly a little more challenging.
This version of the kit includes what look like the later RB.211-524B engines, with what were often referred to as the “short afterbody” hot section. Almost all, if not all surviving Tristar 1’s had their RB.211’s upgraded to this version, still being referred to as series 1 unless they were also modified with the extra fuel tanks and other mods that made them series 100, 150 or 250. The kit does not include the fairing at the base of the #2 engine inlet, which was fitted to all series 200’s. I would also have to check photo references, as I am not sure if the Air Canada and TWA delivery schemes were worn by Tristars with this engine?
The models I have marked with an * I can confirm from my photo collection are accurate in that the scheme indicated was worn on aircraft fitted with the 524B engine. Upon request I can exchange the decal for Saudia (Liveries Unlimited), British Airways (Negus or Landor schemes), Court Line (yellow or pink schemes), Gulf Air, LTU Germany, Air Atlanta Icelandic, Air Lanka or Cathay Pacific.
This week the new releases cover a kit, resin parts and decals….
First, we have the A-Models 1/72 scale De Havilland 104 Dove with Martin’s Air Charter decals in stock. A nice little kit… product number is A-72294.
Next up, TwoSix re-released their 1/144 scale De Havilland 106 Comet 4 and 4C wingtips. Item number is TSR144-04, designed to fit the Airfix Comet 4B kit, converting it to the series longer range series 4C. It can also be used to convert the kit to the shorter series 4.
DRAW Decals released two new decals this week. First, their Brussels Airlines Sukhoi SSJ Superjet 100 decal in 1/144 scale as DW44-SSJ-003 for use on the Zvezda kit. Second, the Continental Airlines ‘eco skies’ Boeing 737-800 in 1/144 and 1/200 scales as sheets DW44-737-163E and DW20-737-163E respectively. This decal commemorates their bio fuels testing, and operational changes intended to reduce overall fuel burn.
Finally, Vintage Flyer announced the release of a Braniff International Douglas DC-4 decal with special “Toyland Special” marking, commemorating a DC-4 that was used to deliver gifts to the children of Braniff employees. Available in 1/72 and 1/144, the decal will only be available to order until December 24th 2017. See VFD72-248LE and VFD144-248LE.
All of the above are available to order.
This weeks announcement from DRAW Decals and TwoSix decals:
The TwoSix decal, I believe, was released some time ago, however it may have missed being announced by TS at the time.
In addition, DRAW added another sheet in their “Gathering of Mustangs” series. DWxx-P51-73 (aka DWxx-P51-073 on my site) is a P.51D Mustang “Lou IV” available, as usual, in 1/24, 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144 scales.
Finally, by all reports I have seen, the IPMS UK sponsored Scale ModelWorld held at Telford last weekend was another good show, and all reports I have seen say the respective authors had a good time. Apparently the IPMS Airliner SIG (Special Interest Group) continues to put on a good display, and interest in airliner modelling is growing. While there were no major announcements from the mainstream manufacturers, companies such as FRsin, BraZ and others did release new product as describer here in previous weeks.
The IPMS UK Scale ModelWorld show is taking place at Telford this weekend on November 11th and 12th. Those who attended are reporting another excellent show. The 2018 show will be held in the same location, on November 10th and 11th. Note to self: start saving the $$$ to attend!
Vintage Flyer surprised us this week with the release of two very nice new decals for the Lockheed Electra, both released in 1/144, 1/115 and 1/72 scales:
FRsin has announced two new injection moulded plastic kits for release at the IPMS UK ‘Modelworld’ show this coming weekend in Telford, UK. Two versions, the original series 1000 and the stretched series 4000 have been announced, each with seven decal options.
- FR-P4086 Fokker F-28-1000 – Air France (delivery colours)
- FR-P4087 Fokker F-28-4000 – Air France (newer colours)
- FR-P4088 Fokker F-28-1000 – Air Anglia
- FR-P4089 Fokker F-28-4000 – Air Anglia
- FR-P4090 Fokker F-28-1000 – Aerolíneas Argentinas
- FR-P4091 Fokker F-28-4000 – Aerolíneas Argentinas
- FR-P4092 Fokker F-28-1000 – Air UK
- FR-P4093 Fokker F-28-4000 – NLM CityHopper
- FR-P4094 Fokker F-28-1000 – SAS
- FR-P4095 Fokker F-28-4000 – SAS
- FR-P4096 Fokker F-28-1000 – USair
- FR-P4097 Fokker F-28-4000 – USair
- FR-P4098 Fokker F-28-1000 – British Airways/TAT
- FR-P4099 Fokker F-28-2000 – British Airways/TAT
Decals are already available from DRAW Decal for the Piedmont and hybrid Piedmont / US Air schemes, for both the series 1000 and 4000.
- DW44-F28-001Piedmont F.28-1000 (bare metal transitional scheme)
- DW44-F28-002A Piedmont F.28-1000
- DW44-F28-003A Piedmont F.28-4000
- DW44-F28-002B US Air (Piedmont hybrid) F.28-1000
- DW44-F28-003B US Air (Piedmont hybrid) F.28-4000
TwoSix includes a few F.28 decals in their range:
- TS44-625 Braathens S.A.F.E. Fokker F.28-1000
- TS44-710 Aerolineas Argentinas Fokker F.28-1000
Finally, I have some of the LGW (forerunner to TwoSix) F.28-1000 and F.28-4000 decals still available:
- LGW44-AFN1 Air France (newer cs) Fokker F.28-1000
- LGW44-AFO1 Air France (older cs) Fokker F.28-1000
- LGW44-ANG1 Air Anglia Fokker F.28-1000
- LGW44-CON1 Aero Continente Fokker F.28-1000
- LGW44-GER1 Germanair Fokker F.28-1000
- LGW44-IBE1 Iberia Fokker F.28-1000
- LGW44-LIN1 Linjeflyg Fokker F.28-1000
- LGW44-LIN4 Linjeflyg Fokker F.28-4000
- LGW44-MAR1 Martinair Fokker F.28-1000
- LGW44-NLM4 NLM CityHopper Fokker F.28-4000
- LGW44-NUI1 Air Niugini Fokker F.28-1000
After a long absence, TwoSix has re-released their resin BAC 1-11 nose as TSR144-05, intended to convert the Airfix BAC 1-11-200 kit to have the “in service” more pointed radome, and to improve the accuracy of the cockpit. This part was previously released as LGW44-01.
This is a single piece to replace the entire 1-11 nose forward of the front cabin doors. It can be used on the Welsh Models 1-11-500 kits as well.
Why is the Airfix kit inaccurate? The kit was developed from the 1-11 prototype, which originally flew with the more blunt nose. The first few 1-11-200’s for British United, and apparently the first Braniff airframe were also fitted with the blunt radomes, but these were replaced before the aircraft went into service.
So is the timing of this release a hint that perhaps Airfix will shortly re-release their 1-11 kit? We shall have to wait and see…..
A busy week…. this is the first of three announcement posts!
First, DRAW Decal and TwoSix both released an airliner decal this week
DRAW Decal also released another P.51 Mustang in their “Gathering of Mustangs” series, in 5 scales. DW24-P51-072, DW32-P51-072, DW48-P51-072, DW72-P51-072 and DW44-P51-072 provide markings for the P.51D “Six Shooter”.
Stay tuned for announcements of new kits from FRsin and new resin sets from BraZ.
This week TwoSix announced the release of a 1/144 scale decal for a Dan Air London Bae146-100. TS also announced the return of their resin 1/144 scale BAC 1-11 nose, designed to improve the Airfix kit.