Announcement for AlleyCat Models 27th April 2017. Temporary update, proper news after the weekend once I have caught up with things. As some may know, a few weeks back I was unwell with what I thought a chest infection and cold/flu thing. That turned out to be more, and put me in hospital. A VERY large amount of antibiotics and a couple of weeks recovery later I am now back to good (ish) health (the knees will never be good!!), in fact I feel the best I have since last AUTUMN!!. Over the last few months I have had a roller coaster ride, and it would appear it was all linked. So when I thought I was on the mend, I was just 'less ill'. Clear casting is still causing headaches and delays. More is now being cast by MDC, with more to go that route. Sadly CMR have not been able to fulfil their promise of 3/4 weeks, and are currently running at 12/13 (And counting..) The sets mainly affected are AR196, Ventura, G12 canopies and Hurricane clear parts. More updates as soon as I have them. Hopefully good news soon folks!
Please when contacting me try to directly email me with a specific title relating to your contact, this will help prevent it getting shoved into the wrong thread due to too similar a title (such as replying to the 'order confirmation' email). We are trying to fix this this end as well!.
Going forward UK model shows will not be attended as much by me as a trader, as they take too much time out both preparation and recovery wise, thanks to the knee deterioration and this hits the mail order side causing delays. See below for a list of those I still plan to do this year, some for the last time.
Now for better things: This weekend I will have the first castings of the following new items: 1/72 P51 metal tanks, Valiant bomb panniers (both open and closed), Valiant 'Eager Beaver' tail and in 1/48 the grey resin parts of the new Meteor Mk4 (clear still en route).
Hopefully in the near future there will be a reissue of a 1/32 kit and a new release, these are the CAC Boomerang and Hawker Fury MkII (AKA Spatted Fury) complete with new decals.
Happy modelling, Alec
Items to be added on here over the next week or so (someare already live) they include:
In 1/72 scale:AC47 'Spooky' guns, and BT67/C47TP Turbo Dakota sets with decals for Guatemala, Dept Of State AirWing, SAAF Transport and UN/Red Cross civil,
In 1/48: Meteor U16/21 with decals, Intake fronts and radio altimeter aerials for Canberra B2/6 et al, various TSR 2 weapons and stores, these include Recce Pods, Blue Water Missiles, Belly Tank, underwing tanks, other various British and American stores, including Practice Bombs and pylons, Canberra Gun Packs, Rocket Pods, 1000lb bombs, WE144 and US Nuclear bombs, and a number of sets for the Hawker Typhoon.
In 1/32 Hunter FR9 conversion (new clear resin nose). Some of these new sets in all scales will naturally be placed in the Odds And Ordnance range. As a sneak, there are new items on the way that include in 1/72: Vampire NF10 and early T11 and maybe a Valiant Mk2 conversion, plus Merlin Beaufighter Mk2 in both 1/72 and 1/48. Plus maybe the odd conversion for the new 1/48 Meteor! (Mk4 and 7 are underway, NFs being looked at)
The various 1/24th Mosquito sets along with the Fury, Gamecock, Yak and M1c kits are now cast for AlleyCat by MDC, along with various clear. All being well the Dewoitine D510, Hs123 and Boomerang kits will be appearing in 2017 and cast by MDC.
AlleyCat will be having a trade stand at the following next:The following for later 2017: Downham Market, Coventry, Birmingham (tbc), Brampton Show St Ives Sept, (I will also be at Shuttleworth Sunday air shows, and the Little Gransden air and car show where items can be handed over by prior arrangement), items can be brought/pre-ordered. Order here and select 'Collection From Show' postage option and confirm in notes or via email.