Update time! 08/04/2021.
I hope everyone out there has managed to stay as safe and well as possible.

While initially things looked to be just as challenging for the start of this year as they were for the end of 2020, there is now some definite points of positive hope appearing!

I have been rather out of action thanks to a non compliant knee, which thankfully seems to be starting to improve again, so will be looking to be packing and dispatching as the days go on, but will be part time at first, as resting the leg is still very much required.

However, during that down time there have been some excellent positives coming through to counter: Firstly the dreaded COVID seems to be being gotten under control here in the UK with vaccine roll outs, and with this progress is being made to have a local supply stream for clear resin, with masters handed over and test mouldings and castings underway.

From further afield other long delayed supply lines have started to come back on stream, with decals that have been delayed nigh on a year, and other clear casting for 9 months having come through, along with the confirmation that the vac-form canopies are back underway again. All of these items and plans were thrown to the wind with various restrictions caused by COVID. This does mean that many sets that have been held up will be moving again, along with delayed new items.

On the subject of new items, there are a series of parts for the new Airfix Spitfire Vc in 1/72 and intakes for the Airfix Sea Vixen in 1/48 now available (None of which need clear parts!!)

Stay safe and well!

Happy modelling,

AlleyCat will be having a trade stand at certain events in 2021 maybe.....

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All the best, and happy modelling Alec. 

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