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Once they are gone, they are gone..!

Sea Fury book print run to be capped at 250 copies…

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Having announced a couple of days ago that my Sea Fury book was sold out and that I had to reorder some more to deal with new orders (not on here, on my Facebook page), I’ve been giving some thought about how I’m going to deal with the increased interest in this book and how many I’m actually going to print. Initially, I was going to keep this open-ended, simply printing what I needed and then adding to the number as need arises. Having thought about it and taken some advice from those that I trust, I’ve decided not to do that, but to cap the number of books at 250 copies and then move on.
I never set out to create a product with an extended shelf life. I’ve always wanted to produce something that’s exclusive, a treasure to hunt down and collect (if that doesn’t sound too pompous!) and then hopefully collect as each is released. All of these books are therefore ‘limited edition’ in a way, as you will know that I will only every produce a certain number and then move on – once they are gone, they are gone! As it stands, I have 88 copies left of the maximum run I will carry out for this particular book, so if you do want one, that’s all I can take orders on and once I hit that mark, I won’t be returning to it.
So, that’s the plan for this title. Future books may well see more copies printed, but that will depend on sales and how I feel about it. One thing though: once I decide on the capped figure I won’t then change my mind as that’s unfair on those that have bought a copy on that basis – that’s not honest and I won’t be going down that path.
Thanks a lot and see you next time!

Revell GmBH looks to the future…

Revell press release for immediate attention…

Our contact at Revell has sent over information on the future of Revell GmBH, their ownership and we hope a possible home for many of the Revell/Monogram kits that we love so much. The press release is presented here in full as supplied to us, no alterations having been made. If and when we get any further information, we will post that up on this site. Here is the release in full…

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Tamiya F-14A Tomcat – Done And Dusted…

Was a return to Tamiya’s wonderkit all I hoped it would be? Yes and then some…

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In 2016, I was fortunate to have been asked to build a white box of the Tamiya F-14A Tomcat for TMMI, and at the time I described it as the best 1:48 kit I’d ever built. Fast forward 18 months and I thought I’d have another go, this time using some of Eduard’s upgrades and also Furball’s stunning decals, the latter allowing me to complete the aircraft in arguably my favourite scheme, the black-nosed early colours of VF-41 ‘Black Aces’. Well, it’s now done for the next MAI and a staring role in my display. So, have I changed my mind about the kit? Not a bit of it – it’s every bit as stunning as I considered it to be in 2016. Hmm, I wonder if I should build a third..? 🤔
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