of club offers. After the New Year, you will be
able to see just how successful we will be. And
speaking of the New Year, there will be some
promised items such as some publications
and resin parts from the Hind before Christmas, and some new plans will be revealed
after the New Year.
Another often requested item are masks
cut to match the inside surfaces of canopies.
This is actually not an easy endeavour, as it might at first seem. I am also not convinced of a
need for such masks. But in any case, we will
give the idea a shot. I will touch on this subject in greater detail in January’s newsletter
because this idea is really more complicated
than you might think. But I can tell you that
the inaugural release of this idea will cover Revell’s 1/32 P-51D.
Around mid-November, we released our
Distributors‘ Leaflet as usual, except it wasn’t
at its usual address, and so it couldn’t readily
be downloaded which is something modellers
have become accustomed to doing. To come
up with the right route to the address wasn’t
in my mind a difficult task, but not everyone
managed it. There was a bit of ruckus surrounding this whole thing, but the deficit ends today because all the new items can be seen at
the end of this newsletter. And as a bonus,
I will even add information pertaining to Limited Edition kits planned for the year 2018...at
least about the ones who’s release is certain.
In February, this will be the MERSU, an edition
dedicated to Finnish Bf 109G-2 and G-6 aircraft, in 1/48th. In March, we will finally get to
the promised (at this time during last year’s E-day) Liberator GR Mk.V (and Mk.III) in 1/72nd,
under the name ‚Riders in the Sky 1944‘.
I must apologize for the delay of the release
INFO Eduard - December 2017
of this item, but the preparation of the necessary conversion parts was more difficult than
we anticipated. That can probably be said
about any forms and molds, but these were
a little more the case with repect to their complexity and numbers. And quality. You’ll see
for yourself. Soon, we will publish test shots
of the sprues and of the entire project on
Facebook. The March release schedule
shouldn’t be threatened by anything at this
point, the conversion is complete, the related publication is promisingly close, markings
have been chosen and the basic kits are on
their way from Japan. They should somewhere near the Suez as we speak.As a side note,
next year we’d like to expand the EduArt concept to the classic Limited Edition kits, meaning they will contain a print of the boxart.
I am not sure weather or not this will apply to
the MERSU kit, since it may not work out in
time for that one, but we are counting on it
for the Liberator.
For April, we are preparing a Vietnamese
MiG-21PFM in 1/48th. The first MF in 1/72nd
is expected to be released in May and it will
be a ProfiPACK kit. In April, we will also be re-releasing the He 280...we have located the
molds. This will in all likelihood be a ProfiPACK
kit as well, but with the added value that this
will be the last time we release it under our
label. May will be dedicated to Hans-Joahim
Marseill and Messerschmitts in Africa, and
June to the Typhoon with bubble canopies
which we will also slightly modify and they will
not be exactly the same as the Hasegawa originals. And this is about it that is certain. We
have definite plans about six months in advance and the latter half of the year is shrouded to
some degree in a bit of a fog. That latter half of
the year should see the MiG-23MF/ML in Czechoslovak Service in 1/48 (ex Trumpeter) with
a publication, and at E-day we’d like to see the
second chapter of the Liberator project which
would be under the name ‚Riders in the Sky
1945‘ and dedicated to the Liberator GR.Mk.VI
and VIII. There are another five or so projects
in various stages of planning, but I will hold
those back as a surprise.
About new items that include ProfiPACK
MiG-21s in 1/72, the Tempest and Mustang
in 1/48, future versions of the Fw 190A, the
Bf 109G-10 and other items I will write more
on in the next newsletter. There, I will also
touch on planned changes for 2018.
Just a word regarding organisational items
that are relevant for December. Processing in
our stores will end on Friday, December 22
in the afternoon. The last orders that we will
send out this year will need to come into us
by December 18. From December 23 to January 5, 2018, we will not be sending anything
out. In the case of e-shop orders, they will be
registered in our system, but will not be sent
out before January 5th, 2018, and more likely no sooner than Monday, January 8, 2018.
I understand this may cause a bit of an inconvenience, but it has to be this way because we
have to do our own inventory, too.
We also have had our Novemberfest event
this year, and after a year’s break, it was sold
out, even a tad overbooked. How it all turned
out, I will let you know in January as well.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and