the on-line registration for both participants and vendors. I hope it all goes

off without a hitch. ModellBrno is June

15 at the usual venue. There will probably be some parking issues come up

though, as this is the same venue as

that reserved for the founding of the

Brno university that takes place the

same weekend. There will be the option of unloading goods and people, but

actual parking will need to be elsewhere. If anyone wants to tear a strip off our

backs for this, please bear in mind that

we are powerless to do anything about

it. The university takes precedence.

Immediately prior to ModellBrno,

we will be undertaking a pivotal act.

We will be moving our warehouse and

mailing department to a new location.

We are diving into this head first and

I hope it will be done through the final week of May, with the chance that

it will possibly extend into the first week

of June. Prior to the big move, we hope

to send out, if possible, all retail orders

for June’s new releases and will go into

the move right after. Over the course

of the move, there will be no activity

in terms of order processing or mailing.

Right after the move, we will be preparing all preorders for ModellBrno. Wish

us luck, as this will be a pretty intensive

time. After the move, and maybe even

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before it, we will begin sending items

out through FedEx, which will probably

be the best way to go for the majority

of countries we send to. Unfortunately

the Fedex system implementation into

our webstore looks like a challenge and

in this moment I am unable to tell when

it could be finally done. Meantime we

have upgraded postage categories for

smaller parcels. This change lowered

price for smaller packages. By the same

time we have putted back free shipping

for most countries. I hope that you will

appreciate also these smaller upgrades

as well. In May, we would like to start

up the renewed Eduard Online page,

which is intended to complement our

Facebook page and present the same

information to those who either don’t

have or don’t like Facebook. The original target date was in April, but obviously, that ship has sailed.

And what’s coming up in June? As

should be clear from all of the above,

retailers should have all of the new

releases at their disposal on June 1st.

Among them will be such likely gems

as ‘Superbug’, which is the F/A-18E in

1:48th scale, based on the Hasegawa

kit with our Brassins (seat, wheels) and

includes a Furball designed decal sheet

printed by Cartograf, or the Fw 190A8/R2 Sturmbock, also in 1:48th. It will

include a very stunning boxart by Piotr Forkaszewicz. It is one of those boxart renders that are based on actual

events. I am really looking forward to

modellers’ reactions to the artwork alone! Other items of interest and premieres will be the first of the new SUPER44

1:144th scale kits, newly packaged

in bags. The first of these will be the

Fw 190D-9, originally from the Japanese maker Platz. Among the photoetched, there will be sets designed for the

Bf 109G-6 from Tamiya and the SH Sunderland in 1:72nd, and the Ju 52 and

U-2 in 1:48th. There will be new Brassin

sets for the Airfix Spitfire FR Mk.XIV and

the anticipated set 672218 MiG-21MF

FOD. At ModellBrno, we will be showing

off the basically complete Mustang.

Happy Modelling!

Vladimir Sulc