1/144 photo-etched Lilienthal gliders hit the RetrokiT website today along with some new (and some not so new) 1/144 decals: Kitsworld’s Warbird Dakotas and Operation Granby Tornados are available now from this site, along with the brand new highly colourful SyHart Mirage 2000C and Tornado IDS sheets. We’ve re-stocked the amazing Czech AF ‘Splinter’ MiG-21MF sheet from SyHart too..!
If you are, like us, of the opinion that the Revell Rafale kit is still a better offering than the newer Trumpeter kits, you must feel frustrated that Revell never updated the kit into a production standard aircraft, nor took the trouble to modify the kit into the C and B variants. Thanks to RetroWings, updating the Revell Rafale M is not a problem, nor is modifying it into a Rafale C, but there was no easy Revell Rafale B fix. Well, this is not a problem anymore! We’ve combined our Rafale C update/detail set with new parts to allow for the making of this two-seater Rafale. And it is available now!
Yes, twenty new items added to the RetroSF and RetroWings catalogues today. Fans of the Me-262 will welcome no less than six 1/144 detail and conversion sets designed for the Eduard single and twin-seater 262s, in particular.. The final chapters of our 1/144 ‘coverage’ of the old Arii F-102A also takes place today with Case X wings and a neat little exhaust can to replace the not so nice plastic item.. ‘What if’ fans will welcome the Ju-87C conversion kit, also for the 1/144 Eduard offering (Ju-87B), though of course a few airframes were indeed completed and flew during WWII.. The F-14A Tomcat from Revell gets its long-awaited cockpit detail set, as does the Trumpeter Super Tomcat. Finally, the LS Jaguar gets a set of 1,200L drop tanks. In the SF realm, we welcome three new Bananaaas! including one that’s likely to please modern aviation fans, while the RetroWings Egg plane range finally bites into Tiger Models ‘deform’ kits. Expect more for those cuties over the next few months. The SR-71 Egg plane from Hasegawa also gets another ‘go’ with the arrival of the D-21 Egg Drone… Last but not least, SW fans can now add some relaxed pilots to their X-, A-, B-,.. Wing Fighters.
Our first Egg Plane girl kit is out (a bit earlier than we anticipated!)..! Joyce is retailing at a special launch price of €24.99 until the 24th of April 2016, when she’ll go back to her proper price of €29.99. She is scale at 1/12 and, straight up, would stand 14cm high; given her pose, she stands 12cm high. We plan to release other Egg Plane girls and would love to hear about your suggestions!
A single (relatively) new release this time around, the 1/144 Spitfire T.Mk.9 conversion kit is now available on its own. I would like once more to thanks JBr Decals and Eduard to allow us to offer very successfully, this set as a complete bundle for a while. There are now almost 20 new items in the process of being cast, hopefully for release in April sometimes, and this will include no less than 6 sets for the 1/144 Eduard Me-262s, a Ju-87C conversion kit, more F-102A bits, the first detail and conversion sets for the Tiger Model ‘Cute Kits’, a D-21 Drone to put on top of the Hasegawa SR-71 Egg Plane, and, last but not least, several new Bananaaas! Stay tuned! Our next show is in Germany, the Euro Model Expo, where we will be trading on the Saturday only, since we will then move on to the IPMS Tienen show in Belgium for the Sunday.
Our next appearance will be in France, in Thionville, between Luxembourg and Metz, on 12 & 13 March 2016. Our calendar has also been updated.
Although we had earlier on decided to drop the 1/200 airliner range, our interest in the subject was stronger and we are pleased to announce the release of our latest complete kit, the Boeing 717 (-200). As usual with this 1/200 RetroWings range, this kit comes ‘blank’, that is without decals. Some may find this frustrating, but our design time is limited and numerous decal manufacturers do already offer almost all one might need to decorate this 717. No need to re-invent the wheel, we’d rather spend our time designing yet more un-available kits for you..!
Now, 737-100 coming in…
The latest complete egg plane kit to join the RetroWings Egg Plane range is the Mirage IIIC. It’s a resin kit with our usual features, that is detailed cockpit, vac-formed canopy with additional resin canopy plug, decals designed in Belgium by Rob Haelterman and printed in the USA by Aleran. The kit shows well the main differences of the IIIC in comparison with the later (but earlier in terms of our own catalogue!) Mirage IIIE/5, in particular the air intakes starting under the canopy and typical split exhaust nozzle.
We have not finished just yet with the Mirage family, with the Kfir and Mirage IIIE/5 ‘two-seater’ to be released later this year.
And before those releases, we have the Airbus A340 and A330 also coming out as complete kits to complement the lonely Hasegawa Jumbo Jet..!
In the meantime, also new our Egg Plane range is the cockpit detail set for the Hasegawa TBF/TBM Avenger..! The next few detail sets will be for the Tiger Model series of kits.
2016 sees RetrokiT embarking into a new chapter, a co-operation with AZ Model that will see us touching upon scales we have not, or rarely dealt with in the past. The first products of this new venture, featuring AZ Model plastic kits and RetroWings resin conversion sets, have just been released, with three 1/72 multi-media kits. In a market already covered by so many players, we are mostly going for the odd, the rare , the bizarre, and we should also start offering similar products in other scales, taking full advantage of AZ Model’s (and soon KP’s) catalogue.. We hope you’ll support us in this endeavour.
Get ready for RetrokiT’s New Year’ sale! Get 5% off on orders over €50, 10% off on orders over €100 and 20% off on orders over €150. Discount taken off final order value, including p&p. Valid on orders placed from Midnight GMT+1, January 1st, 2016, until Midnight GMT+1, January 29th, 2016. Valid on orders paid by Paypal only (thus not on orders paid by cash nor via bank transfer). RetrokiT will pay back into your Paypal account upon final shipment of order. Offer not open to distributors.