were sent in all sold MiG-21MF Royal
Class kits (R0017), and from today they
will go into all packages. The game will
go on while supplies of the stickers last
and I hope you will like them, and that
you will find the game enjoyable. Oh,
and the miss in the bikini will also be
issued as an EduArt print.
Today also marks the beginning of
our ‚Month of Our Trees‘, which is the
name of an event the aim of which is
to sell a greater number of Overtrees.
I suspect that what Overtrees are is not
a secret and you know the concept.
If not, further information may be
gotten here. The Month of Our Trees ends on July 31, and a list of the
Overtree items available may be find
further in the newsletter.
The Kitsaloon Nymburk show went
off in June, too. It was held in the same
venue in Lysa nad Labem that will host
E-day on September 28th. The only real
difference will be in the size dedicated
to the show. Kitsaloon saw use of only
half of the hall, while E-day will use it all.
The experience and what amounted to
a trial run in Kitsaloon was a good one
and we have had no negative feedback.
Preparations for E-day are in full swing
and we are working on the program details, and should you like any sort of indication as to the admissions model for
the show, than the only clue I can offer
is that will be closely tied to the aforementioned program.
We should have a quick look at new
items for July. The main attraction is
obviously the Royal Class boxing of the
MiG-21MF in 1:72nd scale, and this is
a very attractive package for the Czech
and Slovak markets. The contents of
the kit includes two models, one in
each of two production versions. I have
a strong suspiscion that only a chosen
few have a clear understanding of the
actual differences of these production
variants. For that reason, I recommend
monitoring our Facebook profile, where
these differences have already been explained, but further details are, of course, outlined here in this newsletter as
well. The kit contains Cartograf printed
decals with options for a dozen birds
with a large sheet of stencil data printed by Eduard. There are also the obligatory photoetched accessories, masks,
Brassins and poster. Pretty much a standard Royal Class item, I would think. In
the case of the ProfiPACK line, we are
releasing a night fighting version of
the SE.5a, with three versions of flame
dampers in resin, four markings options
including a striking checkered airplane.
INFO Eduard - July 2018
That one requires the inclusion of an extra set of markings sheet. The Weekend
Line is represented by a release of another Messerschmitt G-2, flown by the
well known Hptm. Carganic with a figure of Mickey Mouse. The option covers
an aircraft flown by Johanes Trauloft.
There are two new accessory items
in the Löök line, and these are for the
P-51D and for the P-51D-5 from Tamiya,
both in 1:32nd scale. The Brassin line is
carrying on with new sets for the MiG-21MF, and in 1:32nd scale, we have
the final sets for the Revell Fw 190A-8.
In 1:48th, we have developed a set of
20mm ammunition belts and British BL
755 Cluster Bombs, which have been
items fiercely requested by modellers,
as were the 1:48th scale ejection seat
handles for Russian seats. Modellers
also appear to not be able to be without sets for the GWH Su-35S despite
the fact that the kit appears to be rather
difficult to find. Also in 1:48th scale, the
sets for the nightfighting Defiant NF.1
from Airfix and the He 111H-6 from ICM
will prove to be interesting. In 1:72nd
scale, we are dressing up the Tamiya Ki61 and the new Airfix Sea King. There
are three armour models being covered in 1:35th scale, the Panther A from
Takom, in this case a later variant, the
M3A3 from Kintetic and for the modern
American M35A2 truck. I shouldn’t
forget to mention the Meng 1:700 scale Bismarck sets. The first of these has
been a long time coming, as it’s been
a while since we have released anything
in that scale.
July will be a different month, in
which not too much will be happening.
We Czechs start the first week of July
off with two holidays, so work is not
too intense, and Eduard will be no exception. I don’t really expect things to
start picking up again until probably
the beginning of August, when we will
hold our Afterparty event in connection
with the IPMS Nationals in Phoenix, and
when the Bf 109G-10, along with the
other new August items, hit the market.
August items are also covered in this
newsletter, so they are here, if you want
‚em. And finally, no surprise, but we will
be at that IPMS National Convention in
Phoenix. Hope to see you here.