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Leonardo Prado Simoes, 1974 – 2019

This week I received the sad news that on May 17th 2019 Leonardo Prado Simoes, the owner of LPS Hobby in Brazil has passed. Leonardo produced a range of decals focusing primarily on Brazilian subjects, but with other very interesting … Continue reading

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New Product Announcements, week ending May 4th 2019

DRAW Decal has released the following new decals in 1/144 and 1/200 scales: DW44-787-015B DW20-787-015B British Airways Boeing 787-9 DW44-777-064 DW20-777-064 Lufthansa Cargo (2018 cs) Boeing 777-200F    

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New Product Announcements, week ending January 27th 2019

TwoSix has released the following: TS44-899 Braniff International (“Jellybean” cs) Douglas DC-8-31 / -62 8ADecs has released the following new decals: 8A144-494 8A200-494 Japan Airlines “Mickey 90” Boeing 737-300ER 8A144-495 Air Koryo Tupolev 204 8A144-496 Balair Airbus A.310 8A144-497 Taesa Boeing 767-300ER … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, Best Wishes for 2019 !

First, my thanks to all my customers for helping make 2018 one of our best years. Our thanks go out to all our suppliers, big and especially small, who develop and deliver the kits, resin parts and decals we enjoy. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New Product Announcements, week ending August 11th 2018

This week TwoSix released two new decals for the 1/144 scale Tupolev 134A kits: TS44-897  LOT Polish (final cs) Tupolev Tu.134A TS44-898  LOT Polish (early cs) Tupolev Tu.134A We have a new piece of BraZ Ground Service Equipment (GSE) in … Continue reading

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Collection Sale

Occasionally I am offered collections of kits and decals by modelers who for various reasons want to ‘thin the pile’.  More recently I was offered some kits that had been donated to a local hobby shop for onward donation to … Continue reading

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Revell Germany 1/72 Scale Concorde Kit

A recent kit release that my distributor failed to mention, and I missed, is the release of the Airfix 1/72 scale Concorde model under the Revell Germany brand, as kit RV4997.  While this kit has its challenges to build, especially … Continue reading

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New Product Announcements, week ending March 31st 2018

Another quiet week….  again only news is that DRAW Decal released two new sets this week. DW44-737-070A  DW20-737-070A Sunwings Boeing 737-800 (orange titles) DW44-DC9-049  DW20-DC9-049  Trans World Airlines McDD MD80 In addition, DRAW released another in their series of P.51 Mustang decals.  … Continue reading

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Ebbro 1/48 Scale Honda HA-420 HondaJet

Our distributor has let us know that the Ebbro 1/48 scale Honda Aircraft Company HA-420 HondaJet model is on its way, and should be available late March to mid April.  Kit number is EBR-48001. The Honda Jet is a small … Continue reading

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