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Newsletter September 11

Loic Anthian on 9/12/2020 @ 1:16pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - September 11, 2020 - Bless those families of 9/11 victims...

 

Summary:

There is SO MUCH happening at Kitlinx, that we are adding this summary for the Newsletter

  • Kitlinx2 launched!! we are still working the bugs as we go... Thank you for your trust!

  • NEXT for Kitlinx2? You, the customer, can change your order directly on the website, cancel/add items, combine orders, etc... YOU take control of your Kitlinx experience!

  • Order Status should be working REAL TIME!

  • International Service Disruptions due to COVID: Please check the countries that have Suspension or Unavailability of Transportation. "South Africa" and some Central America countries are listed

WARNING: Loic will be traveling to Europe for the next 10 days. Updates will still occur on the website, and employees are STILL PROCESSING ORDERS. Emails "might" suffer during this period. Please be patient with us... One of the blessing of Kitlinx2 being "on the cloud", is the business can be managed from afar!

 

Homepage Header: [new]

HINT: to view the CHANGES, just go to your browser history and click "Clear Recent History..." One of many ways...

Charles Reading built this magnificent diorama, British Soldier passing a "Ball Tank"

This is a scratch built hypothetical ‘tank’ inspired by the cover of a 1935 Popular Science Magazine cover

We are ASKING customers to send us your model pictures to be posted on our HOMEPAGE. 

$10 store credit will be issued when your picture is posted on the Kitlinx Homepage

Rules:

  • Picture should be 1000x250 pixels (misquoted as 750 pixels last week!)

  • As this picture is ELONGATED, make sure most of your model is mostly on the right side (a gradient will be applied to the left)

  • Your name will be posted to give credit-to-whom-it-belongs

  • You should tell us the Manufacturer/scale of the subject

  • By sending us the picture, you give authorization to Kitlinx to post that picture publicly

  • Kitlinx reserves the right to post or NOT post any picture

 

Your Feedback:

I was searching 1/32nd scale modeling products that were hard to find on "Scalemates", and your company popped up. I checked you out on line and found you had just about all the aftermarket items I was looking for at reasonable prices. A definite no brainier to order from you. Thanks for being there. We will be the last state to unleash so I personally appreciate you fulfilling my hobby needs. I have ordered a second ime from you and expect delivery in a couple of days

 

Kevin from Massachusetts just earned $5 credit!

 

This order was delivered to my front door today by the local Australia Post courier. The order was complete and well packaged, so nothing was missing or damaged. Thank your very much for your highly professional service.  I look forward to dealing with you again.

I hope you, your family, friends and work colleagues are all safe and well

 

Peter from New South Wales, Australia just earned $5 credit!

 

XtraColor Restock:

The order is ready in Europe. Loic will pick up the package personally during his trip to Europe in a week. It will avoid the lengthy custom paperwork for hazardous material. XtraColor will be FULLY IN STOCK at Kitlinx on September 24.

 

 

 

Kitlinx2 Launch- 2 Party Sale!

This week, we chose another ~ 1,500 Kits, accessories and books!

Click Here for Sale?  

20% EXTRA discounts (prices already discounted on products)

Sale active until Kitlinx2 is working smoothly next week...

 

WARNING: ONLY IN STOCK SALE. Do not order MORE than what is listed, or it will be automatically cancelled and refunded

 

NOTICE: Yellow highlights are very HOT

Skies 

In stock at Kitlinx!

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

Space & Sci-Fi 

 

 Book Worm 

A bunch of fun books arriving next week

 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in upcoming weeks/months! 

1/72 Zvezda ZVE7321 USAF C-130 Heavy Transport Aircraft

  1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35370 - German Marder I Tank Destroyer

  N/A - AK Interactive - AKI299 - Real Colors of WWII Armor New 2nd Extended & Updated Version Book 

 

 

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Newsletter September 4

Loic Anthian on 9/4/2020 @ 3:56pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - September 4, 2020

 

Summary:

There is SO MUCH happening at Kitlinx, that we are adding this summary for the Newsletter

 

Homepage Header: [new]

You may have noticed that we changed the picture header on the homepage. Paul Bishop is a local modeler who built a couple WW I airplanes on commission for Loic. You can view his amazing website here (click here)

We are ASKING customers to send us your model pictures to be posted on our HOMEPAGE. 

$10 store credit will be issued when your picture is posted on the Kitlinx Homepage

Rules:

  • Picture should be 1000x750 pixels

  • As this picture is ELONGATED, make sure most of your model is mostly on the right side (a gradient will be applied to the left)

  • Your name will be posted to give credit-to-whom-it-belongs

  • You should tell us the Manufacturer/scale of the subject

  • By sending us the picture, you give authorization to Kitlinx to post that picture publicly

  • Kitlinx reserves the right to post or NOT post any picture

 

Your Feedback:

So far it's been great; lots of cool products in stock, and most at very competitive prices, along with reasonable shipping prices and delivery times. I do think the search function could be dramatically improved though, but that's just me

 

NOTE FROM LOIC: Absolutely Kevin! Our first goal is to make Kitlinx2 "fly through the cloud". Next we will be looking into more efficient search functions

 

Kevin from Missouri just earned $5 credit!

 

Thanks for stocking hard to find items that aren't always easy to find, such as this last order. I know I can rely on Kitlinx to always come thru with quality products at a reasonable price! When I search the net for an item, I frequently find that the thing I was looking for can be found here at Kitlinx. Thanks, Loic!

 

Marty from California just earned $5 credit!

 

XtraColor Restock:

The order is ready in Europe. Loic will pick up the package personally during his trip to Europe in a week. It will avoid the lengthy custom paperwork for hazardous material. XtraColor will be FULLY IN STOCK at Kitlinx on September 24.

 

 

Meng 1/32 Dr.I (Quality Control Issue):

After looking into many kits, we found that this "tiny plastic part" is connected to the wing with a VERY THIN bridge. It is NOT the same part as the left side. In all of our kits where the part was disconnected, the missing part is INSIDE the plastic bag. It just broke off because that bridge is so thin.

 

For many of you ,MODELERS, it will take a very small touch of glue to reconnect the part. This bridge is "so small" that you may want to use Superglue. Please look into this option, IF acceptable to you, before going thru a messy and lengthy part recovery. 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitlinx2 Launch- 2 Party Sale!

This week, we chose another ~ 1,000 Kits!

Click Here for Sale?  

20% EXTRA discounts (prices already discounted on products)

Sale active until Kitlinx2 is working smoothly next week...

 

WARNING: ONLY IN STOCK SALE. Do not order MORE than what is listed, or it will be automatically cancelled and refunded

 

NOTICE: Yellow highlights are very HOT

Skies 

We expect that awesome 1/32 A-26B by mid-week

Eduard Models - EDU11144 - Bf.109E Adlerangriff German Fighter (Ltd Edition Plastic Kit)

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

Space & Sci-Fi 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in upcoming weeks/months! 

1/72 Zvezda ZVE7321 USAF C-130 Heavy Transport Aircraft

  1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35370 - German Marder I Tank Destroyer

  N/A - AK Interactive - AKI299 - Real Colors of WWII Armor New 2nd Extended & Updated Version Book 

 

 

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Newsletter August 28

Loic Anthian on 8/28/2020 @ 5:26pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - August 28, 2020

 

Summary:

There is SO MUCH happening at Kitlinx, that we are adding this summary for the Newsletter

  • Kitlinx2: We delayed that launch until this week! We are offering a HUGE SALE to celebrate! Look at your order status, many features to start to appear...

  • Collectionsbooks (~1,200) and kits/Decals (330+) in our system. This week we added Model Art, Model Graphix, Tank Magazine, and many more!

  • Order Status is NOT automated until "official launch of Kitlinx2", but this coming week it will WORK again!... but we process orders continuously

 

Your Feedback:

Received my second order from Kitlinx today.  It included three 'available to order' items which needed to be sourced overseas.  I have long mistrusted the 'available to order' option from another supplier.  Not anymore, not with you.  From order to receipt was about three weeks.  Entirely satisfactory for hard to source items.  I was a longstanding, satisfied customer and fan of your previous enterprise Great Models (at a previous address).  I am now a fan of Kitlinx: with the overseas supply chain it is Great Models on steroids with a highly informative website, especially on related products, to boot.  Well done

 

Joseph from South Dakota just earned $5 credit!

 

Another great job. Had what I wanted shipped quickly. So much to choose, so little time to build. Thanks you

 

Leon from South Dakota just earned $5 credit!

NOTE: to decide which "feedback" to chose, we look if the comments are POTENTIALLY HELPING other customers to understand our Hobby-Supply-philosophy, and how long the customer has been dealing with Kitlinx (we LOVE our NEW customers, but we want to reward patience and experience with our operation). We have a back-log of 167 Feedbacks...

 

XtraColor Restock:

Kitlinx has been aggressively pursuing the supplier of these marvelous paints. Finally we got a FIRM response:

 

Sorry for the delay - Long story short

  • We are still short staffed here in the warehouse.

  • The factory producing paint shut in March and only opened a few weeks ago, obviously they have a lot of orders to process but we are due a paint delivery next week

  • We are out of stock of a lot colours but the delivery should cover most of your order

  • If we can get the staff, we should be able to get your order together in the next 10 days

Loic will be visiting Europe in September (to pay respect to his mother's passing on June 6th, 2020 - Dang COVID restrictions...), and might bring the package back in his check-in luggage! (if he has to!)

 

 

Clean-up Lines:

We have "cleaned up" and add many items/pictures to the AML Czech Republic line. This line is HUGE in accessories and conversions (500+ accessories!). It is a line we source in Europe. We still have some pictures to upload for that line

 

 

Meng 1/32 Dr.I (Former Wingnut Wings Molds):

We were informed that "a few customers" that the new Meng 1/32 Dr.I has a faulty injection cast. We have attached a picture below. We shipped MANY of these kits to our valued customers. Please open your box, and verify if this part is faulty or not. Please contact us if the part is faulty. Replacement parts are being sent by Meng.

 

 

We have opened many boxes, and could not find ANY DEFECTIVE PARTS! (actually, it's a very clean and detailed injection molding)

 

The above "Manufacturer Quality Control" is a good example of some of the claims we receive. We have updated Kitlinx policies regarding "Mfg Part Errors". Please note that MOST Manufacturers do NOT shrink-wrap boxes anymore. Kitlinx will add a 'Replacement Part' to a current order to minimize the impact of shipping

 

"Kitlinx does NOT open kits or accessories. Manufacturers are responsible for the accuracy of their packaging. Kitlinx will first refer the customer to the Manufacturer if a part is missing. If the Manufacturer do not respond to the mistake, Kitlinx will gladly procure the part(s) to the customer if still available. Please be patient during this process"

 

 

 

 

Kitlinx2 Launch-Party Sale!

This week, we chose ~ 700 Kits

Click Here for Sale?  

25% EXTRA discounts (prices already discounted on products)

Sale active until Kitlinx2 is LAUNCHED!! or inventory is depleted entirely

 

WARNING: ONLY IN STOCK SALE. Do not order MORE than what is listed, or it will be automatically cancelled and refunded

 

NOTICE: Yellow highlights are very HOT

Skies 

1/32 Ju EF-126 'Elli' / EF-127 'Walli' (3 in 1 kit) Luftwaffe 1946 expected Tuesday

1/48 DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW.2  September 2020 scheduled released? We hear some rumors that this product re-release was cancelled? We are not 100% sure as some of our suppliers still show it in their listing. We will keep you posted.

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in upcoming weeks/months! 

Eduard Models - EDU11144 - Bf.109E Adlerangriff German Fighter (Ltd Edition Plastic Kit)

  1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35370 - German Marder I Tank Destroyer

  N/A - AK Interactive - AKI299 - Real Colors of WWII Armor New 2nd Extended & Updated Version Book 

 

 

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Newsletter August 21

Loic Anthian on 8/21/2020 @ 7:43pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - August 21, 2020

 

Summary:

There is SO MUCH happening at Kitlinx, that we are adding this summary for the Newsletter

  • Kitlinx2: LAUNCH Wednesday Aug. 26th! Watch for it!!

  • Collections NOTE 1NEW collection of books received. Mostly Squadron/Signal, Tankograd and Concord

  • Collections NOTE 2books (1,100+) and kits/Decals (340+) in our system 

  • Collections NOTE 3 -  We have added EIGHT pages of Narrative War Books. Only $5 each! Pick your book(s), put the title(s) in the "Special Instruction" box at check-out. First-come, First-Served! Enjoy your reading

  • Order Status is NOT automated until "official launch of Kitlinx2"... but we process orders continuously

 

Your Feedback:

Below, is a communication with a customer. The kit box was damaged. We asked if he was a collector or a builder, and offered a discount

 

Hi Troops,

Thank you for the heads up, no problem with the cut. I build not collect. I appreciate your efforts to provide top shelf products at a reasonable rate. 

As a retired LEO I’ve been shot at, pissed and puked on and slashed at, besides being hit with rocks, bricks, 2x4’s, so a cut in a box, well....I feel right at home!

All the best

 

NOTE: LEO - Law Enforcement Officer

 

Kevin from Massachusetts just earned $10 credit! (for being the highlight of my Friday!) AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

 

Loic, I've done business with you since 2005. I worked for you at the Kansas city nationals in 2006. It was a very sad day for me when Great Models ceased operations. Your web site was by far the best I've seen ever. So glad you're back. The hobby is better for it

 

NOTE FROM LOIC: Greg, watch for Kitlinx2... it will "blow GreatModels out of the Hobby History books" (-;

Greg from Missouri just earned $5 credit!

 

The "M" Sale

This week, we chose ~ 800 Kits/Accessories & others!

Click Here for Sale?  

20% EXTRA discounts (prices already discounted on products)

Sale active until Aug.24, 2020! 12pm MST (or when inventory is depleted)

 

NOTICE: Yellow highlights are very HOT

Skies 

1/32 Fokker Dr.I Triplane flown by Manfred von Richthofen, the .Red Baron' is in stock as well as a limited number of kits with the BUST

1/32 Ju EF-126 'Elli' / EF-127 'Walli' (3 in 1 kit) Luftwaffe 1946 expected Tuesday

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in upcoming weeks/months! 

Eduard Models - EDU11144 - Bf.109E Adlerangriff German Fighter (Ltd Edition Plastic Kit)

  1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35370 - German Marder I Tank Destroyer

  N/A - AK Interactive - AKI299 - Real Colors of WWII Armor New 2nd Extended & Updated Version Book 

1/48 DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW.2  September 2020 scheduled released? No news on that...

 

 

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Newsletter August 14

Loic Anthian on 8/14/2020 @ 3:46pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - August 14, 2020

1/32 Fokker Dr.I Triplane flown by Manfred von Richthofen, the .Red Baron' is LANDING on Tuesday!

1/32 Ju EF-126 'Elli' / EF-127 'Walli' (3 in 1 kit) Luftwaffe 1946 has also landed in the US (finally!). Should ship this week

 

Summary:

There is SO MUCH happening at Kitlinx, that we are adding this summary for the Newsletter

  • Meng "ex-Wingnut Wings" 1/32 Fokker Dr.I is flying in, with a limited release with the "Resin Bust" of the Great Ace!

  • Collectionsbooks (1,100+) and kits/Decals (340+) in our system - We are expecting a NEW COLLECTION next week, mostly books!

  • Kitlinx2: There are 11 programming projects to finish before the launch. The Programmers finished 4 this week...

  • Order Status is NOT automated and is uploaded manually once or twice per week... but we process orders continuously

  • Email answers are still SUFFERING during this "crazy time" - be patient, and resend (please check your SPAM folder as well). Kitlinx2 will offer a LIVE Customer Service Rep

Your Feedback:

Hello Kitlinx, I just wanted to send a quick note to say thanks! The Tamiya 1/48 P-38H I recently ordered arrived safe & sound at my residence. I appreciate you making pre-orders of kits available!

 

Marty from California just earned $5 credit! 

 

First time I tried the website and found the experience as good as when I was a Great Model customer. Glad you’re back!

Gilles from Quebec just earned $5 credit!

 

The "C" Sale - 1st installment!

This week, we chose ~ 1,600 Kits/Accessories & others!

Click Here for Sale?  

20% EXTRA discounts (prices already discounted on products)

Sale active until Aug.17, 2020! 12pm MST (or when inventory is depleted)

 

 

NOTICE: Yellow highlights are very HOT

Skies 

The kit below was "flying off the shelves" SO FAST, that we made sure to stock it heavy... it is limited, so do not delay

Another "Super Hot" kit, and Revell pulled thru! and that's darn cheap for a kit that size!! WARNING: Revell boxing is SO FLIMSY!

 

 Mud 

Das Werk 1/35 FMG 39/FuSE 62D Wurzburg is also coming next week

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi 

 

 Book Worm 

No books this week!! That's surprising... but don't forget the HUGE collections we have. NEXT WEEK, we start showing the "Narratives War Books" for $5 each... no haggling! Read away (about 2,000 books, but we will show 150 in groups of 30s by subjects). That means Kitlinx has over 3,000 titles of reference books IN STOCK, and about 2,000 titles of Narratives. Kitlinx is receiving bids for the 25-boxes of "German titles" by several European Collector- Bookstores. We will let US customers look at them, and get first-pick, before we ship them back to Europe.

 

 The Bench 

 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in upcoming weeks/months! 

  1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35370 - German Marder I Tank Destroyer

 

  N/A - AK Interactive - AKI299 - Real Colors of WWII Armor New 2nd Extended & Updated Version Book 

1/48 DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW.2  July 2020 scheduled released

 

 

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Newsletter August 7

Loic Anthian on 8/7/2020 @ 3:55pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - August 7, 2020

 

1/32 Fokker Dr.I Triplane flown by Manfred von Richthofen, the .Red Baron' (mid-August brought in by Airmail)

Summary:

There is SO MUCH happening at Kitlinx, that we are adding this summary for the Newsletter

  • Meng "ex-Wingnut Wings" 1/32 Fokker Dr.I without and with the bust is expected this coming week!

  • Collections - Still working HARD, now books (1,070!) and kits/Decals (370+) in our system - we have now sold over 10% of this collection!

  • Kitlinx2 is very close. We hope to be in business "NEXT WEEK"

  • Order Status is NOT automated and is uploaded manually once or twice per week... but we process orders continuously

  • Email answers are still SUFFERING during this "crazy time" - be patient, and resend (please check your SPAM folder as well). Kitlinx2 will offer a LIVE Customer Service Rep

Your Feedback:

Just thought I would let you know that I really appreciated the quick, courteous service.  I received my order very quickly and I am looking forward to doing more business with you in the future

 

Roy from Washington just earned $5 credit! 

 

Have order multiple items from Kitlinx over the last year... wide variety of items and very prompt service.  Would recommend to anyone that is looking for modeling supplies or kits!

Christopher from Washington just earned $5 credit!

 

The "B" Sale!

This week, we chose ~ 300 Kits/Accessories & others!

Click Here for Sale?  

20% EXTRA discounts (prices already discounted on products)

Sale active until Aug.3, 2020! 12pm MST (or when inventory is depleted)

 

NOTICE: Yellow highlights are very HOT

Skies 

Lots of cool kits this week. We have trouble keeping the two NEW Eduard kits in stock. They are BOTH limited releases. By next week, these kits are GONE. We still have ONE supplier expecting more kits.

 

 Mud 

1/35 - Rye Field Models - RFM5043 - German Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf J SdKfz 161/2 Last Production Tank w/Full Interior & Workable Track Links -

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in upcoming weeks/months! 

 

  N/A - AK Interactive - AKI299 - Real Colors of WWII Armor New 2nd Extended & Updated Version Book 

1/32 Ju EF-126 'Elli' / EF-127 'Walli' (3 in 1 kit) Luftwaffe 1946 This kit in on the water!

1/48 DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW.2  July 2020 scheduled released

 

 

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Newsletter July 31

Loic Anthian on 7/31/2020 @ 2:01pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - July 31, 2020

Summary:

There is SO MUCH happening at Kitlinx, that we are adding this summary for the Newsletter

  • Collections - Still working HARD, now books (1,000!) and kits/Decals (370+) in our system

  • Collection - We captured 60 BOXES (about 2,000 books!) of English narrative war books... all for $5 each... stay posted

  • Kitlinx2 is still not "Launched". We have a meeting Tuesday to finalize the upgrade

  • Order Status is NOT automated and is uploaded manually once or twice per week... but we process orders continuously

  • Email answers have SUFFERED during this "crazy time" - be patient, and resend (please check your SPAM folder as well). Kitlinx2 will offer a LIVE Customer Service Rep

Your Feedback:

Loic,  you have many items I haven't been able to find from others and I will continue to buy items from Kitlinx  I have also placed pre orders for items that haven't even been listed by others. Keep up the " Great model" business you and your employees are diligently doing every day

 

Jerry from Wisconsin just earned $5 credit! 

 

I ordered two kits from IBG that had to be sourced out of country.  The timeline provided to me was spot on.  Kits were packed immaculately. 

Loic, I shopped in your basement in Sandy Utah way back in '97 or '98.  Picked up a Hasegawa F5F Hellcat.

 Still in the stash!  I'm really glad to see you back

Scott from Virginia just earned $5 credit!

 

The "other Alpha" Sale! 

This week, we chose ~ 1,400 Kits/Accessories & others!

Click Here for Sale?  

20% EXTRA discounts (prices already discounted on products)

Sale active until Aug.3, 2020! 12pm MST (or when inventory is depleted)

 

 

Lines Updated:

 

NOTICE: Yellow highlights are very HOT

Skies 

It has landed! Tamiya LIMITED RELEASE 1/48 P-38H Lightning will be in stock mid-week

 

 Mud 

Kitlinx imports directly from Taiwan these 1:1 scale Tiger I and Tiger II AP 8,8cm rounds. We can paint them for you as well!

 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi 

 

 Book Worm 

 The Bench 

 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in upcoming weeks/months! 

  N/A - AK Interactive - AKI299 - Real Colors of WWII Armor New 2nd Extended & Updated Version Book 

1/32 Fokker Dr.I Triplane flown by Manfred von Richthofen, the .Red Baron' (mid-August brought in by Airmail)

1/35 - Rye Field Models - RFM5043 - German Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf J SdKfz 161/2 Last Production Tank w/Full Interior & Workable Track Links -

1/32 Ju EF-126 'Elli' / EF-127 'Walli' (3 in 1 kit) Luftwaffe 1946 This kit in on the water!

1/48 DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW.2  July 2020 scheduled released

 

 

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Newsletter July 24

Loic Anthian on 7/24/2020 @ 5:16pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - July 24, 2020

Summary:

  • There is SO MUCH happening at Kitlinx, that we are adding this summary for the Newsletter

  • "I Love Kits" - NEW LINE, look it up, some kits formerly gone, now available in limited quantities

  • Collection - We are working SO HARD to get these books (800+) and kits (280+) in our system. Still have 500+ book and 60+ kits to add next week

  • Collection - We will be adding 60 BOXES (about 2,000 books!) of narrative war books in the system soon... all for $5 each... stay posted

  • Collection - We fixed dozen of broken or missing images on the website, "it's a work of Love"...

  • Kitlinx2 is still not "Launched". But we are close. The website works properly - but not as efficiently as this upgrade will offer

  • Order Status is NOT automated and is uploaded manually once or twice per week... but we process orders continuously

  • Email answers have SUFFERED during this "crazy time" - be patient, and resend (please check your SPAM folder as well). Kitlinx2 will offer a LIVE Customer Service Rep

Your Feedback:

I love this place.  It has a great selection of kits both new and old (Collections) all at great prices, fast service, and an outstanding selection of every thing you could ever want for your modeling needs and wants.  Thank you.  Keep up the great work

 

Mark from South Carolina just earned $5 credit! 

 

Good service,  including landing a Wingnut Wings kit as they disappeared. I will be using you again for any future modelling needs

John from Illinois just earned $5 credit!

 

"Alpha" Sale! 

This week, we chose ~ 800 Kits/Accessories & others!

Click Here for Sale?  

20% EXTRA discounts (prices already discounted on products)

Sale active until July 27, 2020! 12pm MST (or when inventory is depleted)

 

NOTICE: Yellow highlights are very HOT

Skies 

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in upcoming weeks/months! 

1/32 Fokker Dr.I Triplane flown by Manfred von Richthofen, the .Red Baron' (mid-August brought in by Airmail)

1/35 - Rye Field Models - RFM5043 - German Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf J SdKfz 161/2 Last Production Tank w/Full Interior & Workable Track Links -

1/32 Ju EF-126 'Elli' / EF-127 'Walli' (3 in 1 kit) Luftwaffe 1946 This kit in on the water!

1/48 DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW.2  July 2020 scheduled released

 

 

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Newsletter July 17

Loic Anthian on 7/17/2020 @ 4:14pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - July 17, 2020

 

Your Feedback:

You've done it right with Kitlinx!! The best modeling kit/product online company on the planet--Hats-off to you in respect--I'm glad you have included some balsa-wood models as well, as there are some modelers who enjoy dabbling in both static display (plastic, resin, vacuform), and flying/static display wood models as I do--Incidentally, I won the 1989 AMA Nationals in flying scale, amongst other regional good placing--I hope to achieve a high level in plastic/resin models as well--My interest in this type modeling goes back 40yrs, with a focused interest/activity in last 11yrs--Great hobby--Thanks for such a great company,... IPMS 46545

 

Ric from Alaska just earned $5 credit! 

 

Thanks for the great service and products - you made social distancing bearable!

Paul from California just earned $5 credit!

 

Kitlinx-2 upgrade

These are the last items to finish before Kitlinx2 is launched

  • Inventory count down - It "almost" works! the only issue is when an item is IN STOCK, and NOT available, and it SELLS, it does not seem to wipe it out! (we fixed it when an item was selling out, but still available at any supplier, it should stay available, and not limiting sales - that's the problem with programmers... they fix something, and it affects something else...
  • Qty Ordered = Qty Received - This seems to work, we will test it LIVE next week

WE MIGHT BE READY NEXT WEEK to launch Kitlinx2

 

Rare Collections! 

That was a BUSY WEEK! This "COLLECTIONS" is swallowing our free time, and email answers are SUFFERING!

We can enter about 2 boxes of books each day. We stand now at about 600 collector books on the website (few hundreds more are not in that list because they are currently available). We still have 27 MORE boxes of books [about 1,000 books]!! (NOT including the German titles, about 500 books)

We are connected with some real experts in this industry. We received a comment that the German-titles are only 50% pictorial, 50% narratives. On the English-collection (above on the website), we have AVOIDED any narrative-book as modelers want pictures, technical drawings, and close-ups. We were surprised to find some RARE books, and put some competitive prices to move them fast!

Pic1 - Pic2 - Pic3 - Pic4 - Pic5 - Pic6 - Pic7 - Pic8 - Pic9 - Pic10 - Pic11 - Pic12 - Pic13

Please excuse our DUST, we are finalizing Kitlinx2 AND entering this collection (which implies to organize it on our shelves... 80-ft-long of tall shelves!), SO OUR EMAIL RESPONSE HAS BEEN SLOW (including those inquiring about some German-titles... no worries, we are not selling those yet)

We have added this week:

Mid July SALE! 

This week, we chose ~ 2,600 Accessories!

Click Here for Sale?  

20% EXTRA discounts (prices already discounted on products)

Sale active until July 20, 2020! 12pm MST (or when inventory is depleted)

 

NOTICE: Yellow highlights are very HOT

Skies 

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in upcoming weeks/months! 

 

1/32 Fokker Dr.I Triplane flown by Manfred von Richthofen, the .Red Baron' (mid-August brought in by Airmail)

1/35 - Rye Field Models - RFM5043 - German Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf J SdKfz 161/2 Last Production Tank w/Full Interior & Workable Track Links -

1/32 Ju EF-126 'Elli' / EF-127 'Walli' (3 in 1 kit) Luftwaffe 1946 This kit in on the water!

1/48 DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW.2  July 2020 scheduled released

 

 

  By:

Newsletter July 10

Loic Anthian on 7/11/2020 @ 4:14pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - July 10, 2020

Your Feedback:

I was going to ask if the Loic who sent me an email was the the same from Greatmodels. Glad to be doing business with you again. Greatmodels was a fantastic company to deal with and the same service is here at kitlinx. I'll be doing all my hobby shopping here now that I know who I am dealing with

Harris from Pennsylvania just earned $5 credit! 

 

I was able to get what I was looking for.  The ordering and payment process was straight forward. Plus their prices are very competitive and sometimes lower. I will use Kitlinx in the future for my modeling needs

Roy from Wyoming just earned $5 credit!

 

Kitlinx-2 upgrade

We have two last items to work on before Kitlinx2 is launched, and we are "battling" our programmers to GET IT RIGHT

  • Inventory count down - due to our access to 68,000 products OUTSIDE our own inventory, we request that the program counts down for "in stock" items, and THEN allows the customer to still buy the product when the inventory is "0" (if the product is available at a supplier). Software of shopping carts are NOT liking this logic... Some of you got frustrated this week when the warning "Not enough in stock, blah blah blah..." came up on your screen
  • Qty Ordered = Qty Received - will be the last stand before Kitlinx2 release. This is the way Kitlinx works automatically. When the computer calculates that the SUM OF ALL products ordered are equal to SUM OF ALL products received, then your order SHIPS! (excluding Pre-Orders). It seems simple, but again, shopping carts are not programmed for this other logic

In addition to the above "headache", our shipping software failed on Friday afternoon (connection failure to the postage server). We have about 60 orders that will be shipped on Monday morning. 

 

Rare Collections! 

We have added a NEW "Field" in the Shop Left Directories! It's "COLLECTIONS"

Most of the kit collection has been selling since last week. About 200 more kits will appear shortly, mostly Eduard

We have acquired about 1,500 books. About 500 are already added to our inventory since yesterday, and half are "out of print". Some of them very rare! (including the rare Monogram Publication/Kookabura series on Luftwaffe Camouflage & Markings - Loic paid $500 for his copies about 15 years ago!)

We have entered so far:

We also have access to about 500 books in the German language! Below are some picture of the collection. Most of these books are not translated in English and full of pictures. If you wish to acquire some of this precious collection before it goes on eBay, please send Loic an email loic@kitlinx.com 

Pic1 - Pic2 - Pic3 - Pic4 - Pic5 - Pic6 - Pic7 - Pic8 - Pic9 - Pic10 - Pic11 - Pic12 - Pic13

 

Business Updates 

  • Spray Paints are considered "Aerosol" by shipping companies (FedEx/UPS/USPS). They have to travel "ground" to avoid flying in a de-pressurized cabin at 30,000 ft and potentially bursting (not sure if any airplanes have been brought down by a 3oz can, but it might have scared the crew... or colored neighboring luggage) 

  • Paypal has new rules that it does NOT refund the "fees". If a CUSTOMER cancels an order, fees will NOT be refunded. If the cancellation comes from Kitlinx (due to unavailability of products or others), the money is credited back to the account, unless the customer specifically request a refund to the credit card or Paypal.

  • eBay is another venue offered to many modelers. Kitlinx uses it to discount some of its deepest overstock. We received a WARNING from one of our MAJOR DISTRIBUTOR: "Please avoid user name rakski at all costs... I’ve heard nothing but horror stories from my customers about this buyer, so NOW I’m relaying the message to you. This customer makes false claims and leaves negative feedback all the time for no reason..."

  • Please note that we have changed the payment terms for Customers shipping to Mexico. If you are shipping to Mexico, you can ONLY use Paypal. Paypal will protect the customer, but also the vendor. Kitlinx received a series of fraudulent transactions originating from this country.

 

NOTICE: Yellow highlights are very HOT

Skies 

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in upcoming weeks/months! 

 

1/32 Fokker Dr.I Triplane flown by Manfred von Richthofen, the .Red Baron' (mid-August brought in by Airmail)

1/35 - Rye Field Models - RFM5043 - German Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf J SdKfz 161/2 Last Production Tank w/Full Interior & Workable Track Links -

1/32 Ju EF-126 'Elli' / EF-127 'Walli' (3 in 1 kit) Luftwaffe 1946 This kit in on the water!

1/48 DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW.2  July 2020 scheduled released

 

 

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