Sunday, 14 February 2010

New Arrivals and News -13th February 2010

Not too much of excitement this week. It has been difficult to select new items to feature here.

Academy are releasing some interesting, if not exciting, models over the last few weeks and this week is no exception. Two of note are as follows:

AC13221 - M4A3E8 Easy Eight WWII Korea (with Master Box figs).
This one is following the trend with both Tamiya and others of including some Eastern Europe made figures in their armour or aircraft sets. This kit is a nice combination centred on the Korean War and is good value at £24.99.

AC12422 F/A-18D Hornet US Marines (twin-seat) £18.99
Another very nice Marines Corp Hornet at what is seen nowadays as a 'reasonable' price for a quality 1/72nd scale kit (how times have changed!).

Web Site News
Well, the new facility for re-using an existing credit card seems to have worked well and is liked by everyone. The next step is to provide a look up on existing orders. We are hoping to implement this over the next two weeks. This will give you a list of all your outstanding items along with expected shipping dates.

We have completed our testing on the weekly newsletter so look out for that to be arriving over the next few days. If you haven't signed up for it, send me an e-mail ( and I will add you to the list. Expect some great special offers.
We are planning on two great offers over the coming few weeks.
  • One will probably be a paint offer along the lines of 'buy x bottles and get y bottles free'.
  • Another will be rather special. Along with our of our suppliers, we will be offering a range of special sets comprising a kit (starting with the Hobby Boss range) and all the attendent Eduard etched and masks. These sets will start at around 15% discount of the retail price but we are hoping to make that 20% on some sets.
Incidentally, we are expecting to be able to offer Testors Model Master enamels soon - this is a great range of FS matched paints that have a huge reputation in the US and will now be available for worldwide shipment from us - without the purchase of a kit, of course.

That's all for this week. Check out the weekly list of new arrivals here!

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