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September Releases…

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August is slowly coming to an end, the Expo Air-Terre-Mer in Mons, Belgium, telling us the hectic second ‘half’ of the year is now upon us, with a large number of shows to attend to and a large number of new items still to be released before Telford.  After the recent 11 releases of early August, come three new yellow helpers and two 1/144 aircraft sets, all to be released at the Small Scale Convention in Heiden, Germany.  Those two 1/144 sets are a bit of a departure from our usual RetroWings fare, being designed for a larger than usual subject, the B-47 Stratojet, and furthermore, one of those two sets is taking us into the ‘what if’ realm since it is a conversion kit for the XB-47D variant of this rather elegant warplane.  We’d be interested to hear whether you are interested in seeing more ‘what if’ items in the 1/144 RetroWings catalogue, the list is almost endless for sure!  Let us know what you think, what you’d want!

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More 1/144 detail sets!

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The latest batch of 1/144 RetroWings items are out and include the Prowler cockpit detail set and folded-wings set (Dragon), correctly-shaped high-band and low-band ALQ-99 pods for any Prowler or Growler and cockpit detail sets for the La-5 / -5F / -5FN recently released by KP..!

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Stampe Conversion Kit..!

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With the release of the 1/72 Azur/Fromm Stampe SV.4 kits, comes the opportunity to model another player of the third Indiana Jones movie, the biplane in which both Dr.Jones escape from the Nazi Germany-bound Zeppelin..!  Here is an early shot of some of the modified Azur/Fromm parts (including the wing that has not been converted yet) that will make up this forthcoming RetroSF conversion kit.  Decals will be included.  Estimated release date is early- to mid-September 2015, possibly in time for the International Small Scale Convention in Heiden, Germany.

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The shape of things to come…

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A little preview of something that will hit this website and shows later this year..  Still quite a bit of work to complete this new pattern, but we are hoping to show it off almost finished at Smallspace 4 this coming Sunday..

You can follow the completion of this build on our Facebook page..!

 

 

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Smallspace 4

Next show for RetrokiT is Smallspace 4, in Hanslope, nr. Milton Keynes, UK.  This is our fourth participation to this epic SF/F event, the occasion to meet up with a few old friends, meet new ones and hopefully, release a few new ‘yellow helpers’..!  The date is Sunday 12 July, from 9am.

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Little setback..

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Aaargh!  The planned release of three new ‘yellow helpers’ this month is postponed until probably August due to caster’s health reasons..  There are times when I think the casting should be done in-house, but then I remember I would not have the time to enjoy myself with the making of new patterns..  Outsourcing some aspects of the business made sense 8 years ago, and I think it still makes sense nowadays, even if little setbacks do prop up time to time.  Anyway, work on new patterns is going well and our ‘to be cast’ list grows longer and longer with (along with quite a few other ‘yellow helpers’), a Rufe Egg Plane conversion kit, a 1/200 Boeing 717, and 1/144 bits for Intruder (due out later this month!), Vigilante, Stratojet, Jaguar, Delta Dart and soon to join the list, early Stratofortress.

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Bananaaa Day!

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To celebrate the release of our latest yellow friend, Superbananaaa!, we are, for just one day, Friday 29 May 2015, lowering the price to all those yellow helpers to just €5.99 each..!  Get them while you can!