Tuesday, 28 September 2010

New Hobby Boss Arrivals plus Tristar Masking Tape -

New Hobby Boss Items

This week there has been a new delivery of Hobby Boss kits with some keenly awaited items in that list:
Hobbyboss 1:48 - TA-7C Corsair II HBB80346
Hobbyboss 1:48 - F-111 Aardvark HBB80351
Hobbyboss 1:48 - Me 262 A-1a/U4 HBB80372
Hobbyboss 1:35 - AAVP-7AQ Ram/rs W/eaak HBB82416
Hobbyboss 1:35 - Chinese ZSL-92B IFV HBB82456
Hobbyboss 1:35 - Canadian Leopard 2A6M HBB82458
Hobbyboss 1:35 - German VK1602 Leopard HBB82460
Hobbyboss 1:350 - DKM Type VIIC U-Boat HBB83505
Hobbyboss 1:350 - DKM Type IXA U-Boat HBB83506
Hobbyboss 1:72 - Rafale M HBB87247

and finally
Hobbyboss 1:32 - IL-2 Sturmovik On Skis HBB83202.

For more details and images, go to our New Arrivals Web Page

TriStar Masking Tape
We have just taken delivery of a new range of masking tape rolls from TriStar. These rolls are very much cheaper than Tamiya and seem to be made from the same material.

They are available in the following sizes (with prices)
3mm £0.99p
5.9mm £1.35
17.8mm £2.35
30mm £3.25

They come on a roll so there is no dispenser. However, this is a significant saving on Tamiya tape - for instance, the 6mm Tamiya tape costs £4.25 per roll!

Iwata Discounts - Last Chance
Just to remind you that our 15% discount offer on Iwata airbrushes and Compressors ends on 30th September. This offer includes postage worldwide so if you want the best airbrushes in town then now is the time to get one with these incredible savings.

ModelMaster Paints
Another reminder - we now have the full range of ModelMaster Enamel paints available for shipping. We, of course, ship paints on their own - we do NOT have a requirement that you buy a kit. ModelMasetr paints are £1.65 a pot - we offer quantity discounts on this item so please send us an e-mail if you are looking for 10 pots or more.

Telephone Number
Our telephone number has changed. If you need to talk to us, please note that the number is now 01473 785327 - for those of you overseas +441473785327.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Not much this week - but let's look at the Dragon Meteor

New Arrivals
 The latest list of new arrivals is up on the web site but it is mostly decals and Tamiya re-issues. To have a look, go HERE.

Dragon Meteor

The new Dragon/Cyberhobby Meteor III in 1/72nd scale is proving to be very popular and on inspection, is a very nicely moulded kit. Experts we know have stated that it is the most accurate Meteor around at the moment. However,, at £26.99, it is very expensive for a 1/72nd scale kit. In current terms, though it is competitive with new Hasegawa kits so maybe we have a new base line price point (unfortunately).

Iwata Airbrushes
This is almost the last chance to benefit from our amazing 15% OFF offer which must expire on 30th September. We must be the cheapest around so don't miss out on the chance of a new, 10 year guaranteed genuine Iwata unit. This offer also applies to Compressors. best of all, if you buy an airbrush and a compressor as a set, you will get an additional discount. All of this with our usual Worldwide FREE Delivery!

Web Site Specials
We are close to the end of our web specials. For the list of remaining kits and accessories at half price - yes 50% discount, go to our Specials Page

That's all for now.
Keep checkiong the blog and the website.
Don't forget David's Modelling Blog at Gentle Scale Modelling

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Mig Jimenez Branches out - plus upcoming 1/32nd B-25!

AK Interactive
This is a new company formed by Fernando Vallejo and Mig Jiminez that is building up a range of weathering materials plus books and DVDs. This is the current list.

AKBOOK1  Book - Diorama Addicted 74 Pages £19.99
AKDVD01 DVD Washes, Filters and Oils £14.99
AK00011 White Spirit £4.75
AK00012 Streaking Grime £4.75
AK00013 Rust Streaks £4.75
AK00014 Winter Streaking Grime £4.75
AK00015 Dust Effects £4.75
AK00016 Fresh Mud £4.75
AK00017 Earth Effects £4.75

The book was so good that the first copy we had in the shop sold within 5 minutes of being on display. If the DVD is as good as the recently released Vallejo DVD on Acrylic finishes then it ought to be superb! The weathering materials are all enamel based and the DVD covers how to use these to their best effect, in depth.

We are so sure that these will be very wanted that we are helping the launch with three of special offers.
Offer 1 - A full set of AK filters (all 7 bottles - retail £33.35) £29.00 with free delivery
Offer 2 - Offer 1 plus the DVD (retail £$58.24) £53.00 with free delivery.
Offer 3 - Offer 2 + the Book (total retail price £78.23) £70.00 with free delivery.

1/32nd B-25!
We are expecting deliveries of the fantastic new injection moulded Wingscale 1:32nd B-25 Mitchell kits  for December release AND MustHave! They also have a 1/32 Meteor F4 due at the same time.

IWATA Special Offers
Don't forget that our offer of 15% discount on all Iwata airbrushes and Compressors is still available. Tghis, of course, includes FREE Delivery Worldwide.