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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8A-535-Frontier-A320-Baja-Instructions-and-Decal-812-W

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

8A-537 Southwest Canyon Blue B7837-800 Instructions and Decal-812

 

 

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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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New Product Announcements, week ending June 29th 2019

26 (TwoSix) Decals has announced two new screen printed decals as “at the printers”, and are expected to be available September 2019.  26 also provided additional details for their World Airways DC-10-30 decal, also due September 2019.

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STS44-327_World_Airways_DC-10-30-W

DRAW Decal announced a new set this week, and has released a few new releases and sheet updates:

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Finally, DRAW has updated their KLM (2005 cs) 747-400 offerings, separating KLM from KLM Asia onto separate sheets.  This made each sheet smaller than the original, and hence comes to you at a lower cost.

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New Product Announcements, week ending June 22nd 2019

Vintage Flyer has announced the following new 1/144 and 1/100 scale decals for the Douglas DC-8-61 and -62:

  • VFD144-272 Delta Airlines (delivery cs) Douglas DC-8-61

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  • VFD144-273 United Airlines (delivery cs) Douglas DC-8-61

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  • VFD144-274 National Airlines (delivery cs) Douglas DC-8-61

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VFD-275-United-delivery-DC-8-62-Profile-and-Decal-812-W

8ADecs has announced the following four new 1/144 scale decals:

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8A-531-FijiLink-ATR42-Profile-and-Decal-812-W

8A-532-Aviatsa-Honduras-B737-200-Profile-and-Decal-812-W

8A-533-Ohana-ATR42-Profile-and-Decal-812-W

 

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New Product Announcements, week ending June 15th 2019

A slow week, with only 8ADecs releasing new decals.

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New Product Announcements, week ending June 8th 2019

TwoSix has announced the following new decals as “at the printer”.  Eta in stock mid July.

  • 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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8ADecs has released three new 1/144 scale decals for the Canadair CRJ-200.  While designed for the BPK kit, they should fit the Welsh Models resin kit as well.

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  • 8A144​-526 Iberia Regional / Air Nostrum Canadair CRJ-200

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HAWK (by Round2 LLC) Dh.106 Comet 4 Kit

Round 2 LLC is a US based company that now owns the rights and moulds to Hawk, AMT, Lindberg and a few other kit brands that have long since disappeared.  They have recently re-released the Hawk Dh.106 Comet 4 kit as HL512-12.

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The kit itself is advertised as 1/144 scale, and is moulded in white styrene plastic with a clear cockpit piece.  I’ve not measured it, so cannot comment further on the accuracy of the dimensions.

The kit features a cabin interior, complete with seats and passengers, that can be seen by opening a 4 1/3″ long hatch in the port side of the fuselage.  Also included is a fuel tanker truck, air conditioner trolley, and an airport passenger bus.

Now….  look carefully at the box art.  See anything not quite right?  “BOCA” ???

It seems to avoid any trademark issues, Round2 made a few deliberate mistakes in the decal artwork and on the box.   It’s not a question of the original decal artists, but rather with British Airways and Mobil.  So, “BOAC” became “BOCA”, Mobilgas became “Mobile gas”, “G-ANLO” became “G-ALNO” and the BOAC “Speedbird” got slightly re-interpreted.

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It should be noted that G-ANLO was in fact the only airworthy Comet 3 (a second ground test airframe was built but never flew).   As the Comet 3 and Comet 4 shared the same dimensions, the kit can be used to build either.  The 4B had a longer fuselage and shorter wings.  The 4C combined the longer fuselage of the 4B with the original wings of the 4, and added additional “slipper” fuel tanks extending from the leading edge of the wings.

A useful kit – though other than BOAC, only Aerolineas Argentinas (6) and East African Airways (3) ordered the series 4.  All surviving Comet 4 (and 4B and 4C) airframes were ultimately purchased and operated by Dan Air London (or used for spares).   The Dan Air aircraft flew in their early “white tail” scheme.

TS44-497 East African Airways

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STS44-231 Dan Air London

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New Product Announcements, week ending May 25th 2019

Some interesting new decals to announce this week:

DRAW Decal announced a new C-17A Globemaster decal in 1/144 and 1/72 scales:

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TwoSix announced a new decal for the McDD MD80 in 1/144 scale:

  • TS44-937 Danish Air Transport McDD MD80

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8ADecs announced four new 1/144 scale decals:

  • 8A144-521 CSA Czech Airlines Airbus A.310-300

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  • 8A144-522 Bombardier C-Series 100, Bombardier “FTV1”

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8A-523-Japan-Airlines-A350-900-Profile-and-Decal-812-W

8A-524-Star-Peru-B737-300-Profile-and-Decal-812-W

 

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