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  1. https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/revell-172-space-shuttle-discovery/ Wonderland are saying 16th April
  2. 1-350-royal-navy-twin-20mm-oerlikon-mkv-guns Micro Master already do the guns so you could add them on to the order for the upgrade set
  3. The Revell kit is actually due for reissue next month :- https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RV5673?result-token=B85uS
  4. 2020/2021 Catalogue - Ships listing That the 2020/2021 catalogue about 9 months after they were posted on here. As for 2021/2022 I have seen no sign, last year the Catalogue was sneak released on the 19th December and officially posted up on the 4th of Feb, which seemed to tie in with the Nuremberg Toy Fair, as the Trade shows are now happening, i'm not sure where we will get the annual release schedule as also looking to see what the likes of Fujimi and Aoshima have planed in the way of ship kits.
  5. Yes Colin passed over the EAP to Dave at Combat Kits for re-issuing
  6. You can get the MK8 MK1 "Kryten" turret in the Dragon HMS York as they have the original gun and the optional later refit version
  7. Its not the ship numbers its the ship building programme, the is generally a steady flow of warships being built to keep the yards current and the fleet refreshed during the 90s it was the type 23s then the type 45s then it would have been the type 26's but they culled the Type 45 half way through, put the development of next generation warship into endless definition projects without any real designs as they robbed the long term budget to pay for short term doo-doo for the Army. That's why we got the 5 rivers when what we really needed was Frigates because the design wasn't ready and the Type
  8. They woud probably specify the same systems as they are pretty much off the shelf items, as I don't think they want to guarantee Babcock's a repeat order without putting in a competitive bid nor exclude the other shipyards from participating. Of course there are other ships that need to be built in the next 10-15 years apart from Escorts so the they are likely to get involved in the Stores Ship programme and whatever we get for the MCMW and Survey fleet replacement. Most of the cock up in the Ship Building was those bloody stupid pointless wars we got dragged into at the sa
  9. To be honest though I dont think we will see much more in the way of news on these ships as yet, the new Stores ships and new Research ships are likely to be the next new items with a quick competition for the former and hopefully more news on the 2nd. We're still awaiting the names for the Type 31's so they will probably start to appear soon as the cutting of steel should start soon.
  10. The other factors to consider are building them elsewhere than Scotland to share the load and skill up other yards; plus they may consider the other designs put forward to the Type 31 competition as with less of constricting budget these may be amore viable fully fledged frigate with greater export potential.
  11. Dragon do or Did the Invincible and the Type 42 Batch 1 & Batch II ships, you can get a resin Bristol from MT Minatures which is OK, Orange Hobby do an excellent Resin & Etch Hermes in the Falklands fit. Atlantic models do/did the Type 22 Batch 1 Broadsword in resin & etch. Staring Modes are doing the Glamorgan, the Sea Wolf Leander and Rothesay class in Resin & Etch over the next 18 months. The awkward one s the Type 21, Pitroad did an accurate one in resin & etch, and Dragon did a Plastic kit but made a complete hash of it by copying the Airfix 1/600 Amazon kit and forg
  12. The retooled Aoshima Illustrious isn't that bad to be honest, but a Flyhawk 1/700 will be superb. I'm guessing by the 19140 period that they will use the FAA Aircraft Set 1 from the Hermes and do a Taranto raid boxing. Hopefully they will do a late war Formidable or Victorious (they have already announced Formidable but no time frame) as it would be nice to get later war British FAA types such as the Seafire, Barracuda and Firefly
  13. https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/airfix-172-avro-lancaster-bii/ Wonderland are saying the 23rd August when they expect it
  14. Just a follow up, I obviously reported this back to Hannants and they have had a look and have complained back to Print Scale to see about a corrected reprint or a refund. So if you have already ordered these sheets from Hannants please let them know
  15. Better with a P157 from an Airfix Bucc, the P150 lost the are rue rule bulge so that's probably easier to do with the Matchbox kit
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