With the new releases from Roden, FRsin, and to lesser extent Zvezda, I am being more selective which Welsh releases I stock. Too many Viscounts, Britannias, Comets, Il.18s, Il.62s, Tu154, Constellations, Boeing 720s, DC-8’s and Caravelles went unsold when injection moulded (easier to build, cheaper) were announced and hit the market. Welsh does make excellent kits, and for years Densil and his team have filled the many gaps.
So now I have to stock less of his range, and fewer copies of each kit. With that said, I added the following new releases with the arrival of my latest order:
- WSL-350R Convair 580, Aspen (brown cs) – all resin and white metal kit
- WCV-44 Boeing 737-100 vacuform fuselage, Air Cal decal (requires an Airfix 737-200 kit to complete the model)
Both items are in stock and ready to ship!
We have just received a restock shipment from BOA Decals, that includes the following new releases:
In addition, BOA has reprinted BOA144-039 Wizz Air Airbus A.320, and is now in stock again.
Shortly before the IPMS (UK) Nationals, FRsin announced the imminent release of their latest limited run injection moulded plastic kit, the Airbus A.300-600. It has now been released with six separate livery options as follows:
The kit comprises a new fuselage, fin and stabs by FRsin, combined with parts purchased from Revell Germany from their A.300-600ST ‘Super Transporter’ kit – wings, engines and landing gear. This is a complete kit, not a conversion kit.
Engines provided (as said, the Revell Germany parts) are a pair of GE CF6-80C2 turbofans. The A.300-600 (and similar 600R) were delivered either with these GE engines, or a pair of PW4158’s. BraZ offers a pair of the PW’s as BZ4001.
While writing the post announcing the TwoSix / Eastern Express Tristar kits yesterday, I remembered that I had not posted anything about the recently released Vintage Flyer Tristar decals. So, let’s fix that.
Vintage Flyer continues their trend of releasing decals for early widebodies with five sheets for the L.1011 Tristar, in 1/144 and 1/200 scales. In 1/144, the ‘A’ version of the decals are for the Authentic airliners resin kit. They are:
We have placed an order for a selection of the recently released TwoSix 1/144 scale L.1011 Tristar 1 kits, expected here late this week.
The kit is the Eastern Express kit, packaged with a TwoSix screen printed or laser printed decal. TwoSix initially offered 10 kit and decal combinations, and at our request, have made 3 more available.
The Eastern Express Tristar 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 different. It lacks locating pins for mating the fuselage halves, wing halves and stab halves, making assembly a little more challenging.
Good news! TwoMikes has resumed resin parts production, and at our request, has reintroduced the 707 nose. My first new batch will be here next week.
This part is made for the Minicraft 707 kits, and is a complete replacement of the entire forward fuselage, as shown.
Click TM144-001 to locate it in the AHS estore.
Flying Colors announced the release of sheet FC44-055, a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER decal. It is designed for the Zvezda kit, and as the Revell kit is a licensed release of the Zvezda kit, it will fit it equally well.
The decal comprises two sheets, and provides full titles, tail logos, stripes, and a lot of small details.
In an effort to save production costs, Flying Colors does not provide an instruction sheet with the decal, instead expecting the customer top download and print a three page instruction sheet themselves. Personally, not an economy I can agree with, so I have printed and inserted a full set of full size instruction sheets into every decal in my stock.
We received the following new Welsh Models kits this week. Increasingly now, the Welsh kits are, at most, contain vacuform parts only for the fuselage, and comprise resin parts for the rest of the model. Some, and especially smaller aircraft, are now all resin, making them easier to build. These three models are resin, and include decals by DRAW Decal.
Vintage Flyer has expanded their offerings of decals for early jets with five Boeing 727-100/-200 decals. The decals are offered in 1/144 scale and 1/72 scale.
- Pacific Southwest Airlines:
- United Airlines
- Eastern Airlines:
- American Airlines:
- Continental Airlines:
We received a shipment of decals from TwoSix last
week, restocking some older decals, and our first of some new. The new sheets are: