Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Two Sea Kings and other stories

Story of Two Sea Kings
Web Site Redesign - again!
New Arrivals, Blogs and Twitter

A Story Of Two Sea Kings

Why is it when you wait for a long time, two come up together. It works for buses. Now it works for Sea Kings.

Firstly, although only a reboxing with some new sprues, Airfix have
released their Westland Sea King HAS Mk.2/ASaC.Mk.7 in 1/72nd.

At £10.44 (after our current 5% discount) this is good value, which is
more than can be said for the other one.


Hasegawa prices are becoming an international talking point - something that is amply demonstrated by their new Seaking HAR.3 RAF Rescue.

This is a first in 1/48th - a real Westland HAR.3 with all the right bits. However, at £66.49 (£69.99 less discount) , many will feel that they can wait a bit longer. If you can't then what you get is a nicely moulded kit - albeit in bright yellow plastic, plus two decal variants, both dating from 1992. Those of you in the local club in Ipswich who were hoping for modern Wattisham decals will be disappointed. I guess we have to wait for Xtradecal to do a whole sheet to cover all current aircraft. Mind you that will add another £8 - £10 to the cost, making this a determined purchase. A point of interest - quite what the torpedoes are doing in the kit is anyone's guess.

Web Site Redesign

Further changes will be appearing this week. The three main changes are as follows:

If you put in some keywords and they only match one item, you will be taken straight to the single item, rather than to the search results list - and then select the single item. Just a small change but it adds to the convenience.

The search results page, at long last, will have alternating background colours so that you can see each entry more clearly.

The search results page will have a check box at the end of each item
line. If you know that you want to buy the item, then click on the
check box and then click on the button at the bottom of the page to
buy. Not too useful for a single item but if you want to buy, say, 10
Xtracolor enamels, then this is an easy way to do it.

New Arrivals, Blogs andTwitter

Oh what a long list of new arrivals this week. We are almost spoiled for choice. I will mention only a few so please check out the New Arrivals link on the home page.

At long last there has been a delivery of Bronco kits so we are now shipping all
of the back orders for Comets, Bailey Bridges and Cruiser A13 tanks.
However, the really good news is that we can now ship CB35035 - The 

WWII Triumph motor bike and CB35051 - the Adler Radio car.
Bronco Triumph
Kits World decals are a new one on us. These are a range of 1/72 and 1/48 decals
for USAAF  aircraft. Examples are KW48001 and KW72001.

Dragon has a list of new releases including a new
Tiger I - DN6600 - Pz.Kpfw.VI
Ausf.E Tiger 1 Initial Production

s.Pz.Abt 502 Mishkino 1943.

AZM48040 - Grumman Widgeon

A quick run down on some of the other items:

HB80355 - a 1/48th ADV Tornado

K48028 - A Block 52 Hellenic F-16

K48029 - A Block 60 UAE F-16

Every week we update the site for all the newly released items. This is available from the New Arrivals link on the home page.

We also update the Shop Blog with comments, ideas, hints and tips. The blog is here.

Twitter is a bit of a mystery to us but we have recently started to Tweet(!) news to our Twitter page.

Lastly, don't forget David's increasingly popular modelling Blog. Follow his mistakes, errors and successes at Gentle Scale Modelling

That's all for now

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