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Back to CZ


Three small shows are just behind us now and we’re soon off to attend to one of the ‘big ones’, ModelBrno in the Czech Republic.  The level of workmanship we saw during our last visit to Brno, and more recently to Moson in Hungary speaks volumes about the quality of scale modelling in Eastern Europe..  Amazing! For us at RetrokiT, it is also a way to push our boundaries a little outwards, we meet in Eastern Europe many modellers from the East and the South that have never heard of us.  It is interesting and extremely valuable to see their reactions to our products.  Mind you, we are not putting down the smaller shows, far from it, we tend to have more time at those for the other important things like talking to people, seeing the models on show, demonstrating pattern-making, and yes, visiting the bar..

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New stuff coming in..!

Beuvry 2017

No less than 12 new items were introduced into our catalogue during the show in Middelkerke on 21 May, and those will trickle down onto this website over the next few days, while we get ready for our next shows, Miniatur Challenge in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Saturday 27th of May and the 5ème Salon de la Maquette et du Modèle Réduit in Beuvry-la-Forêt, France on the 3rd and 4th of June…

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Middelkerke next..!

Middelkerke 2017

Some more changes to the calendar, with a cancellation first, since we can not attend to the re-scheduled Small Space 6 show, the first time we will miss this show since its creation…  And Seraing, Belgium, is a new stop for early October – to be fair it’s only 2 km away from home and we are part of the organising team -.  In the meantime, after a month of April almost entirely dedicated to our other activity (face-painting), we are back at work on RetrokiT stuff, with hopefully the first of 20-odd new releases reaching those pages by the time we visit the seaside town of Middelkerke, Belgium, on 20 May.

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Next Show! But a little ‘Break’ first!


Our next outing will take place on Sunday 21 May, to the Belgian sea-side town of Middelkerke, for what had become a kind of little pilgrimage to one of the friendliest show of the year.  We just come back from Moson Show in Hungary, we had the big Euro Model Expo in Lingen, Germany, not that long ago, and the Southern Expo near London, UK, just before, and we also recall the magnificent show of the Félés du Maquettisme early in February…  It’s been a handful of large shows, lots of travelling, lots of new releases, and it’s time to take a little break before we hit the road again.  The highlight of those shows is meeting and talking to people who appreciate our work and talking about things like their suggestions for future releases.  Middlekerke should see a handful of new releases (although we take a break, some of our casters do not!), and more will follow throughout June and July, before another little break that will lead us to the big shows of the late summer and autumn, for which we have a long list of new items being prepared for…

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Helping out!


We are pleased to offer on this website the first 1/72 resin kit of a new company called AFV+.  Although RetrokiT has of late decided to move away from the 1/72 AFV scene,  we also are partly to blame for this new venture and wish to promote this exciting new range a bit more while AFV+ grows a bit more and can do the job on its own.  Good luck, Jean-Luc and the others at AFV+..!

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The appeal of the East..!

Moson 2017

After a busy start of the year with four shows in Belgium, the UK and lately, Germany, we are looking forward to our first participation to the Moson Show in Hungary..!  Our Calendar page has been updated again.  Only about 20 more shows to attend to before 2018…

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Southern Expo Special Award


Time of the year for our annual trip to Hornchurch, NE London, UK, and the Southern Expo where, as usual, RetrokiT will offer a special prize for the best Junior entry at the competition. This prize commemorates the scale modelling achievements of our late daugther Tena, who was lucky enough to get top Junior awards at the Southern Expo back in the naughties. Not once but twice! This prize consists of a certificate, a trophy and a scale model (which we will chose once we know the interests of the winner). Interestingly,  the previous recipients of this award have all (but one!) been girls…

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Hornchurch 2017

Next on our long list of shows to attend to this year is the Southern Expo in Hornchurch, UK.  We have been attending to this show for many years now and RetokiT have been for all those years offering a special prize for the best Junior entry at the competition, a combination of our interest in promoting the hobby to the younger audiences and a celebration of a particular young modeller who left us way too early, young modeller who back in the ‘naughties’ won a Junior Best of Show at this show. This is not a place to talk ‘politics’, but unfortunately, Brexit and in particular the likeliness of the UK coming out of the European Custom Union may well prevent us from going to the Southern Expo in the future…  We hope that this will not be the case.