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  1. Dear customers, L'Arsenal is closed until 4 January 2021. The whole team is on vacations and will return for a new year that we hope will be more "normal". During this period, shipping will be free (without tracking or insurance) and you will find on the home page of the site or on our Facebook page some special offers. We wish you and your loved ones happy holidays and above all good health. Mélaine
  2. Hello folks, Thanks to all for your very kind words. I second Werdna: no need to lay decals, painting and weathering My next project in this field will be Jasmine's Horten 229 "naked" in 1:72... more challenging I expect. _Bruno
  3. Hellos, This hot Summer has been the occasion to assemble a... naked aircraft. Here is my build of a 1:72 scale Messerchmitt Bf-109 E-4 from Jasmine Models of China. This is a full photo etched and resin kit which only displays the frame and structure. No covering, no decals, no weathering. Two years ago I did a 1:48 scale Hellcat from this brand: And 22 years ago I'd made a 1:72 Eduard Fokker D-VIII the same style: So I wanted to try another 1:72 build. The kit includes a single large stainless photoetch sheet with about 60
  4. New from l'ARSENAL 2.0: Project 1851 Soviet/ Russian nuclear submarine "Almaz" (NATO: X-RAY) Available at both 1:350 and 1:700 scale Resin and PE Project 1851 «ALMAZ» (АЛМАЗ ), NATO: X-RAY is a «first rank deep dive nuclear station». Studied during the early 1980s by Malakhit design bureau, three boats were built in Leningrad. They can operate high depth divers and ship a diving chamber. About 40m long with a displacement of 550t (surface)/ 1,000t (submerged) they have a thick titanium pressure hull and a 10MW nuclear propulsion plant. The boat standard di
  5. Dear customers, L'Arsenal 2.0 is closed until September 6th. The whole team is on vacation and will be back in great shape to present you with new items. We'd like to thank you particularly for your understanding and patience during the last six months which have not been easy in terms of availability. Everything is starting to get back in order ... To thank you, we offer a 10% discount on all orders until September 6th Use the code: VACANCES when ordering Mélaine http://www.larsenal.com/
  6. Hello After a looooong pause due to big changes in l'Arsenal + the CoVid crisis some new products, at last: 1:32 Accessories for Mirage 2000 : Ladder for Mirage 200 (resin and PE): http://www.larsenal.com/echelle-mirage-2000-1-32-x1-c2x32304473 GBU 49 Mk82 Fr bomb, set of two in resin: http://www.larsenal.com/bombe-gbu-49-mk82-fr-1-32-x2-c2x32302682 MICA EM+LM 2266S missile, set of two in resin: http://www.larsenal.com/mica-em-lm-2266s-1-32-x1-c2x32302813
  7. Yes I'm ordering direct from their website. Due to the Covid crisis their shipment took 48h from Moscow to Roissy Airport in Paris... and then waited four weeks before departing to my home; Seems the packet lengthly toured the duty free shops here... Two weeks ago I ordered their Sputnik 2, Sputnik 3 and Vostok with full interior. https://redironshop.com/en/?id=filter&wpf=1&instock=1&pa_brand=red-iron-models-en&pa_scale=1-35-en&v=11aedd0e4327 _Bruno
  8. Hello! This is my design and build of the family of Scout small launchers used by NASA from 1961 to 1994. Forty years ago I wrote a small article for the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society: this was a two page series of profiles for the Scout different versions. I'd kept in mind the idea of doing models of them. During the following Century, with the advent of 3D printing I re-started my project. First I did the 3D design for all versions: With the complete listing of parts: Some details:
  9. Hello, This is my assembly of three 1/35 little resin + PE kits from the Russian company Red Iron Models : Sputnik 1, Luna 2 and Luna 3 Sputnik 1 is well known as the first artificial satellite ever launched on October 4th, 1957. Luna 2, launched in 1959 was the first man made object to escape Earth gravity and impact on the Moon. Luna 3, launched in 1959, was the first man made object to circle the Moon and take pictures of the Far Side. First a kit presentation : Sputnik 1 : Luna 2 (including a
  10. Hello Fuzzoli, Sorry for this late answer. I'd to check before. Well: yes, the l'Arsenal kit is rectangular and the real hangar isn't. This has a slight narrowing forward. The kit designer (not me) opted for a rectangular shape to adapt the hangar to the Tamiya kit, the hull of which is wrong in this area. Here is an extract of a (official ?) plan of the real Enterprise, which shows clearly the two forward elevators aren't aligned: elevator #1 on the right follows the hull shape, making an angle with #2. Here are pictures of two Tamiya Enterp
  11. New this month : 1:400 : Detail set for the Heller kits of French Navy Escorteur Rapide type E-52b Resin, PE, decals. http://www.larsenal.com/set-details-escorteur-rapide-e-52b-heller-1-400-c2x30551375 This set is for L’ALSACIEN F776 (1960-1982), LE PROVENCAL F777 (1959-1980) and LE VENDEEN F778 (1960-1981). Following the 1:48 version : 1:72 RAF airfield tractor MF-40 Resin. http://www.larsenal.com/tracteur-de-piste-anglais-1-72-c2x30653954 _Bruno
  12. Following the 1:350 USS Enterprise hangar detail set announced last month I obtained pictures of what is included in the kit. The hangar parts: The deck vehicles and ordnance: These last are also available as separate accessories kits as follows: P16 Firefighting and rescue trucks, set of 6 (resin, PE and decals): http://www.larsenal.com/p16-firefighting-and-rescue-truck-1-350-x6-c2x30261744 NC-2 Electric power plant, set of 6 (resin, PE and decals): http://ww
  13. Dear customers, L'Arsenal will be closed from 7th to 20th October 2019, for the Affligem show in Belgien. There will be no shipping during this period. But, in return, shipping cost will be free until 20th October 2019 (without tracking or insurance). Regards, Mélaine
  14. At last: our new 1:350 scale super detail set for Tamiya USS Enterprise (CVN-65) HANGAR is out! This sets allows to fully build and detail the hangar for a 1970 time period. It includes 150 resin and 150 PE parts, along with a large decal sheet and a 23 page assembly leaflet. The hangar. Provision is made into the ceiling plates to custom add a glass fiber or LED lighting : In addition 12 different types of deck and hangar vehicles are supplied in number (4 to six each)in resin and PE, including, of course, a Tilly. A number of aircraft spare tan
  15. Dear customers, L'Arsenal 2.0 will be closed from June 23th to July 7th 2019. There will be no shipping during this period. But, in return, shipping cost will be free until 7th July 2019 (without tracking or insurance). Regards, Mélaine
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