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  1. Tiger Hobbies have had delivery of a large  40 foot container with the following brands on.


    Hobby Master including the HA6901 U2 and BoB 1/48 Spitfires


    RYR FIELD including new release RM5045, RM5050, RM5053 RM5055 and RM5072


    Great Wall Hobby Re-stocks and new release GWH 1008 1/144 B52 limited number not many traders ordered this one


    Very Fire Ships including new release USS Birmingham


    Due to the size of the load model should be at sale points not later than Wednesday next week 23rd


    This has been stuck in the Shipping system for close to 70 days ( normally 28 days hence the delay in some of the models getting to the UK

  2. If you have already placed a pre-orders with Tiger Hobbies for other products, these will be sorted and you will be contacted when goods arrive.


    So from now on Tiger Hobbies will no longer accept retail pre-orders, on our imported products in fact all products.


    Tiger Hobbies is not a retail model store, but an importer and distributor of models, who's primary mission is to supply UK Hobby stores and the hobby trade.


    We use our retail site at full RRP ( for our imported products) as promotion to get new trade customers, which is working.


    It is the job of our retailers to take your pre-orders.


    Tiger Hobbies have at least 200 active approved retailers.


    We will of course let you know when items are due in to the UK so you can contact your retailer for our products,


    Once goods have landed and on our shelves, you can purchase them at retail, but generally all our imported products are sold at the full RRP as not to undercut our trade customers. 


    The retailers are free ( UNDER UK TRADE LAWS) to offer your discount if thats their want, so if you want the best deal find a Tiger Hobbies approved retailer.



  3. AMK Avantgarde Models for Tiger Hobbies Distribution 


    In late September 2021 Tiger Hobbies will import of first AMK Avantgarde Models plus SIO associated Models




    Tiger Hobbies now do not do retail pre-orders, but you will be able soon to place an interest and you will be emailed when they arrive, so you can then buy off our website or from your normal Tiger Hobbies approved retailer.


    This will have to fit in with our far east logistic system, but the new F-14 Tomcat will retail via Tiger Hobbies distribution for £55.99



    Coming sometime later in 2021 and possibly before the AIrfix version, going to be more expensive but higher detail








    detail specs


    Gecko Models 1/35th Scale Austin K2/Y Heavy Ambulance

    Katy and the Princess


    • Accurate Trakgrip general purpose tyres

    • Three different headlight types (with blackout masks as appropriate)

    • Optional furled and unfurled cab side curtains

    • 6 stretchers (4 plus 2 folded)

    • 4 folded blankets and 4 correct British Army pattern stretcher pillows

    • Optional standard and extended exhaust pipes

    • Optional early (w/o sling rings) and late (w/ sling rings) wheel hubs

    • Optional roof ventilators

    • Optional wing mirrors

    • Driver figure (including rifle for RASC drivers)

    • Optional high/low stretcher/seat configurations for rear bay

    • Optional folded internal curtains

    • Optional jerrican/2 gallon can carriers

    • Optional early fabricated and late pressed steel spare wheel cover panels



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  5. Yes you need the right type of Distributors, there are some good ones in the UK who are not greedy and some that are Greedy Piggy's or could not distribute themselves out of a paper bag.


    Not blowing our own trumpet but, all the distributors buy at the same price ( may be a discount for buying in bigger numbers), so we try to keep the UK RRP same as the USA and Far East, if you take off the UK Vat at 20% 


    If you buy our products generally from overseas what we import, you generally save sod all after shipping and importing cost, ours comes a little late but are just as cheap.

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  6. Distribution Distribution Distribution when will they ever learn,  going though a retailer in a country and not a distributor who's mission is to get as many kits into the stores at a reasonable price is how it works.


    Good Brands poor distribution.


    Like a poster states who next,

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  7. Could be some un happy folks if what I am hearing is true, that like the Beaufort it could be a Corporal Jones ( rationing his meat) and stores not getting what they ordered.

    I have been told already it could be split between June and August ( we do not get ours direct but from a wholesaler (sub distribution) 

    But we will have enough to clear our pre-orders.

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  8. Tiger Hobbies sent out to our retailer all the SWS48-11 F4 EJ KAI, but did not send out the free spook tin pin badge, worth about 5p


    So if your life is in a spin due to the fact you do not have your free tin badge, do not fret, please contact your retailer and they will send you one out.


    Any SWS48-11 ready to go out will have their spook badge,


    Hope to see some of you sporting them on face book


    Toodle Pip


    Ps in future all our traders will be informed we will not be bringing badges and trinkets, with the kits, if you are one those who like the badges please order direct from Zoukie Mura



  9. ZOUKIE MURA SWS48-11 1/48 Phantom II F4EJ Kai Special Retirement Markings Finally arrived


    After being paid for Mid Jan 2021, leaving on a ship 02 Feb 2021, the SWS48-11 finally arrived at Tiger Hobbies on the 7 May 2021


    We held back our limited retail stock until all our trade pre-orders were sorted and sent to retailers, and the chance of the retail pre-orders to take up their orders.


    We have 5 left for our general retail sale but these are the last  we have





  10. Ho for the plans of Mice and Men,  we have just been informed that the shipping lines have cancelled every sailing from Hong Kong and China until the 01 May 2021.  Not as much as a  San Pan will be leaving, this is due to the problems caused by the Container ship in the Suez Canal, even though it is clear the back log is a massive problem.


    We will now get a full 40 foot container on or about the first week in June.

  11. Tiger Hobbies have a large number of loads waiting shipping space in Hong Kong.


    We have managed to consolidate all our outstanding goods into two containers so they will arrive may be a week apart.


    Load one will have the following








    MODELCOLLECT ( WHAT THEY OWE US AT LAST) once this is in and processed we will look at new products from this company later in 2021





    These loads should get to the UK may be end of May 2021


    Also coming as LCL ( Less than Container Load) are the following






    SWS48-11 Limited Edition F4 EJ KAI   should have landed 23 March now expected 28 Apr at UK port


    Zoukie Mura General load  due UK Port first week in May


    All UK Hobby Importers are in the same Boat ( excuse Pun) and we are experiencing the worst shipping problems I have ever seen in 20 years of Importing,


    So please be  patient with your retailers it is well out of their control.


  12. Free shipping on Tiger Hobbies Website is now £30.00, under that it is £2.95 


    We have also looked at all items we can send by large letter such as decal sheets, small tools and smaller models, ( that can be sent under 25mm deep) these have their own shipping cat and it is £1.00

  13. At this time the RAF have a total of 675 Aircraft of all types and including those in storage and reserves and includes 179 Grob Tutors, so not a lot. This number does not include AAC, RN and other Establishments including Test and Development,


    Link to the info




    There are 171 Aircraft slated to be got rid of by 2025, but this Gov is strapped for cash expect them removed quicker, so this defense cut if getting rid of about 25% of all RAF Airframes, in percentage terms possible the worst ever.


    They have got rid of more in the past but we have a much larger force.


    As I stated on a earlier post this is a gamble the Gov is prepared to take over the next 10 years until newer Aircraft come into service.


    I joined the RAF as a Boy Airmen (16) in 1976, and we had over 1,000 front line combat aircraft, including Harrier, Phantom, Jaguar, Lightning, Buccs, and still a good few Hunters and within a few years Tornado's, we also had about 110,000 RAF personnel.


    By the time I left in 2002 we have about 41,000, and a lot less Aircraft, All I saw in almost 26 years of service was cut and cut after cut.


    I have seen time after time aircraft and system removed from service with haste due to money.


    In the end you can have all the tech you want but folks seem to have forgotten that Conventional Forces buys you time, time to get more forces, time to get round the table before having to used Nukes.


    It is also very disturbing that we are increasing our Nuke Warhead Stock pile by about 30% from 180 to about 240.



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