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Newsletter July 9

Loic Anthian on 7/9/2018 @ 4:38pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - July  9, 2018

 Hobby News! 

Have you been watching the World Cup? The one using a foot and a ball! Obviously two friendly neighbors are fighting for a chance to the "big party" next Sunday... Since I'm originally from France, let's do a SALE on anything "French" in our system that is IN STOCK... You might have a few hours to enjoy this sale as if Belgium defeat the French team... it will be a 'sad day'...

But we still Love "Belgium Fries"

 Aircraft Skies 

The hottest aircraft of the week is all this Kinetics order coming soon! We are expecting this line FULLY in stock at Kitlinx in about a week and a half. It will include some NEW products from this line difficult to get in the US. Look at these awesome decals on the F-16C below. Cybermodelers reminded us that the 1/24 P-47D Razorback does not deserve the 'bad rep' it got from some websites, and comes out as a beautiful kit. It is now released as a Kinetic Kit

 

 Sci-Fi 

 

 Armor Mud 

 

 WHEELS & CARS 

 

 HOBBY SHOWS 

Kitlinx will be attending the 2018 IPMS National Convention on Aug.1-4 in Phoenix AZ

The AZ Joe Heads, local 1/6th scale modelers, are also attending with 2 tables and showing off their FOA vehicles

If you are attending the show, please say Hi!

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in a few weeks! 

This kit from AMK: 1/48 F-14D Super Tomcat does not have a date of arrival yet. The manufacturer is still working the details

ModelCollect 1/72 USAF B-52G Stratofortress will be very hot! coming in August

Tamiya 1/48 F-14D Tomcat will be available in June

 

 

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Newsletter July 2

Loic Anthian on 7/2/2018 @ 4:40pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - July  2, 2018

 Hobby News! 

This summer is HOT! If you are living in the North-East US, you sure know what "hot" means... So stay inside, and get to your benches as there is PLENTY to build!

I was off on a deserved vacation on the West Coast last week. The employees of Kitlinx did a good job shipping as much as they could!

Here are a few pictures of my visit of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier. Not sure the wife and kids thought it was included in their holiday package... but they got their share of sun!

(if you wish to see larger pictures, just capture the picture link, and copy in your browser)

Can you see the USS Einsenhower in the bay? This picture is from the sideboard-side-hull elevator 

USS Einsenhower across the bay with my camera lense at full focus. Don't mess with the US!

"The Kiss" - appreciate the scale of this model... look at the feet of the woman

SBD Dauntless ready to pounce!

The bombs that hit the Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu and Soryu at Midway... While their Zeros were pouncing on the SB2U Vindicators

 

 

 Aircraft Skies 

The hottest aircraft of the week is the 1/48 - Messershmitt Bf.109 A/B Legion Condor

We received the ENTIRE line of Dora Wings, now IN STOCK at Kitlinx.com

Tom Cleaver has added his review of the PCM 1/32 Fw.190A-4 in Modeling Madness

 Sci-Fi 

 

 

 Armor Mud 

There are several VERY HOT armor kits but TODAY the Tamiya 1/35 M3 Stuart landed in the market. We should get our inventory by the end of the week

 

 WHEELS & CARS 

 

 HOBBY SHOWS 

Kitlinx will be attending the 2018 IPMS National Convention on Aug.1-4 in Phoenix AZ

The AZ Joe Heads, local 1/6th scale modelers, are also attending with 2 tables and showing off their FOA vehicles

If you are attending the show, please say Hi!

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in a few weeks! 

This kit from AMK: 1/48 F-14D Super Tomcat does not have a date of arrival yet. The manufacturer is still working the details

ModelCollect 1/72 USAF B-52G Stratofortress will be very hot! coming in August

Tamiya 1/48 F-14D Tomcat will be available in June

 

 

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Dora Wings in Stock!

Loic Anthian on 7/2/2018 @ 3:33pm

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Newsletter June 22

Loic Anthian on 6/22/2018 @ 1:35pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - June  22, 2018

 Hobby News! 

 

 Aircraft Skies 

The hottest aircraft of the week is the Minicraft 1/48 T-34 Mentor! We should get ours by mid of next week in stock. Cybermodeler sent us a review for this kit.

 

Talking about REVIEWS, we are now posting TWO reviews on the PCM 1/32 Fw.190A-4 from Cybermodeler and Large Scale Planes. Please support these modeling sites

We are posting some images of the PCM 1/32 Fw.190A-4/U8 accessories coming shortly to your workbenches. ETC501 bomb rack, SD-250 and SC-250 250kg bombs - with photo-etch fins and decals. The last pieces to complete are the two VTr- Ju.87 drop tank racks with the 300-liter drop tanks. We are restocking shortly the CMK accessory: 

Please note the weird and wonderful 1/24 Bayraktar TB2 Drone!

We are following the tracking of the Dora Wings order from Ukraine... expecting that 1/48 Bf.109B next week 

 Sci-Fi 

 

 

 Armor Mud 

Miniart is such a fantastic company with great details! Their new offering is the 1/35 Pz.Kfw. III Ausf.B with a crew!

 

 WHEELS & CARS 

 

 HOBBY SHOWS 

Kitlinx will be attending the 2018 IPMS National Convention on Aug.1-4 in Phoenix AZ

The AZ Joe Heads, local 1/6th scale modelers, are also attending with 2 tables and showing off their FOA vehicles

If you are attending the show, please say Hi!

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in a few weeks! 

This kit from AMK: 1/48 F-14D Super Tomcat does not have a date of arrival yet. The manufacturer is still working the details

ModelCollect 1/72 USAF B-52G Stratofortress will be very hot! coming in July

Tamiya 1/48 F-14D Tomcat will be available in June

and of course the little but gorgeous Tamiya 1/35 M3 Stuart Late Production

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Newsletter June 15

Loic Anthian on 6/15/2018 @ 3:51pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - June  15, 2018

 Hobby News! 

Books, books, books!

Kitlinx is proud to announce that we connected to a large book-reseller. We have connected over 700 titles from our database. We stil have about 500 in stock titles to connect. You can see these lines on our NEW arrival as we are updating all these NEW titles from the various lines: Trocja, JJ Fedorowicz, Luftfahrtverlag, Heimdal, After the Battle, ADH Publishing, Military Mode Ltd, B&D Publishing, Classic Publications, and many, many more!

Some of these titles might be Out of Print, but are still IN STOCK

We are still working out "a deal" with a large US Publisher to get books "drop-shipped" directly to the customer. It might advantage customers living on the East Coast of the US

 

 Aircraft Skies 

Since our last Newsletter on Monday, there were no much HOT aircraft released. We are now expecting the Dora Wings 1/48 Bf.109B Legion Condor next week!

So let's illustrate the restock of our HOT CONVERSION SETS of the 1/72 B-52 for the Monogram Kit. We have now 13 CONVERSIONS of the Buff Master Line in stock.

 

 Sci-Fi 

 

 

 Armor Mud 

Nothing of interest this week, but check the PRE-ORDERS we entered this week! in all categories...

 

 WHEELS & CARS 

 

 BOOK WORM 

Too much to talk about, so see our introduction!

 

 HOBBY SHOWS 

Kitlinx will be attending the 2018 IPMS National Convention on Aug.1-4 in Phoenix AZ

The AZ Joe Heads, local 1/6th scale modelers, are also attending with 2 tables and showing off their FOA vehicles

If you are attending the show, please say Hi!

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in a few weeks! 

This kit from AMK: 1/48 F-14D Super Tomcat does not have a date of arrival yet. The manufacturer is still working the details

ModelCollect 1/72 USAF B-52G Stratofortress will be very hot! coming in July

Tamiya 1/48 F-14D Tomcat will be available in June

and of course the little but gorgeous Tamiya 1/35 M3 Stuart Late Production

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Osprey Books in stock!

Loic Anthian on 6/13/2018 @ 3:44pm

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Newsletter June 11

Loic Anthian on 6/11/2018 @ 5:23pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - June  11, 2018

 Hobby News! 

We noticed last week that when a customer was logged in, the searches were not working! It took some convincing to explain to the programmers what was happening. Thanks to Michael Benolkin of Cybermodeler to help us resolve this issue. We'd like to apologize for these pesky problems of a growing company. 

But NOW, the searches are working FINE! Thank you for your support, our orders are flying high, and the system is starting to work...

 

DO YOU USE THE FULL POWER OF KITLINX?

if you don't see "Related Items, click here" on the ITEMPAGE, it means you are NOT logged in! Most products have this link below the weight, and it can open to books, accessories, decals and more on the subject of your choice! This was a very powerful. There are 51,179 available products in Kitlinx, and 626 Pre-Orders - 12,662 are connected to each others. it's a powerful search. You NEED TO HAVE A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT ($0.99) to see these results

Reviews also appear below the item picture

 

Kitlinx is proud to partner with ScaleMates, scale modeling database and stash manager. You can now see on the ITEMPAGE links directly to ScaleMates, to search more reviews, more accessories, compare prices and even see "walkaround picture pictorials"... Don't miss out on technology and modelers-helping-modelers from across the world!

 

 Aircraft Skies 

The hottest kit of the week was Eduard 1/48 Typhoon Mk.Ib

 

 Sci-Fi 

 

 Armor Mud 

The kit of the week is Trumpeter 1/35 Armata! Are we going to ever see the M1A2 SEP tangle up with this beast? It would be interesting... well not really

 

 WHEELS & CARS 

 

 BOOK WORM 

 

 HOBBY SHOWS 

Kitlinx will be attending the 2018 IPMS National Convention on Aug.1-4 in Phoenix AZ

The AZ Joe Heads, local 1/6th scale modelers, are also attending with 2 tables and showing off their FOA vehicles

If you are attending the show, please say Hi!

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in a few weeks! 

Dora Wings 1/48 Bf.109B Legion Condor should be IN STOCK in a week or two!

This kit from AMK: 1/48 F-14D Super Tomcat does not have a date of arrival yet. The manufacturer is still working the details

ModelCollect 1/72 USAF B-52G Stratofortress will be very hot! coming in July

Tamiya 1/48 F-14D Tomcat will be available in June

and of course the little but gorgeous Tamiya 1/35 M3 Stuart Late Production

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Newsletter May 31

Loic Anthian on 6/5/2018 @ 10:50am

Kitlinx Newsletter - May 25, 2018

 

 Hobby News! 

You can now see Kitlinx support of Modeling Madness, Large Scale Plane and Cybermodeler. Kitlinx is proud to support these awesome modeling sites

 

Pacific Coast Models is back in business. We are starting SLOWLY but SURELY. The new kit is the 1/32 Fw.190A-4. This kit is IN STOCK with the new Cartograph decals. You can actually build the Fw.190A-1/2/3/4 from this kit because we have left the full decal sheet of the earlier models. The A-4 liveries add SIX markings

The conversion is very simple. The tail antenna and the engine exhaust louvers. 

We offer EIGHT gorgeous liveries of this racy plane: One Afrika theater, three variants JG-54, the (un)famous JG-1, a couple A-4/U8, and of course JG-2 Schnell colorful plane! Remember that the Fw.190A-1/2/3 parts and decals are still added to this kit, so you have much more options

This kit is VERY important in the line of the Fw.190 Würger series. After the initial engine troubles were resolved in the early versions, the Spitfire Mk.V was out-performed - and even the Spitfire Mk.IX as only better in few area. The "nasty" Fw.190A-4/U8 would harass the British Isles by coming low above the waves, drop their 250 kg bombs, and escape before being caught. The clipped-wing low-altitude Spitfire and early Typhoon were design to meet this threat!

The SC-250 and SD-250 bombs are ready. It is resin body and photo-etch fins. See photo below of the build SC-250. The decals are from Cartograph as well, and cover many variations. The bomb rack ETC-501 and 300-liters drop tank fairings VTr-Ju.87 should be finalized in the next couple of weeks to offer the U8 version

PCM has sent kits for reviews to Hyperscale, CyberModeler, Modeling Madness and Large Scale Planes. Our own local master builder is finishing the kit and you will view it on Monday on the website.

 

Let's talk TAMIYA

As of June 1st, 2018, Tamiya is entering a MAP system (Minimum Advertised Price). This means that ALL Tamiya products cannot be sold below 20% below retail. Kitlinx will support this pricing policy, and encourage our customers to support Tamiya. Tamiya has been at the fore-front of the Modeling World for over 40 years. Mr. Tamiya vision has created this huge supply of subjects, and improved the accuracy of models throughout the years

In addition, the MAP pricing allows retail stores to compete with 'basement Internet companies' with no overheads and little understanding of sustainable profit margins

 

 Aircraft Skies 

The hottest kit of the week was 1/48 F-5E Tiger II Fighter from Kitty Hawk . No question here! This kit is very hot and we are struggling to keep it in stock

These Trumpeter kits were just received at the supplier and we expect them in stock mid of next week

Kitlinx now carries the ENTIRE LINE of EagleParts

 Armor Mud 

Too many kits to make a choice award for the BEST ARMOR kit! Here is the Tamiya 1/48 Churchill!

 

 HOBBY SHOWS

Kitlinx will be attending the 2018 IPMS National Convention on Aug.1-4 in Phoenix AZ

The AZ Joe Heads, local 1/6th scale modelers, are also attending with 2 tables and showing off their FOA vehicles

If you are attending the show, please say Hi!

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

These are the hottest Pre-Orders coming in a few weeks! 

I've heard rumors about Dora Wings 1/48 Bf.109B Legion Condor! (this is a Facebook link, so you got to have FB to see it) This company starts to get noticed!

This kit from AMK: 1/48 F-14D Super Tomcat does not have a date of arrival yet. The manufacturer is still working the details

ModelCollect 1/72 USAF B-52G Stratofortress will be very hot! coming in July

Tamiya 1/48 F-14D Tomcat will be available in June

and of course the little but gorgeous Tamiya 1/35 M3 Stuart Late Production

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Newsletter May 25

Loic Anthian on 5/25/2018 @ 3:27pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - May 18, 2018

 Hobby News! 

Happy Memorial Day!

If you are a friend 'outside the US', Memorial Day is a US Federal Holiday (Monday is the holiday) in celebration of the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. (not to be confused with Veterans Day - remembering the people who are US Military veterans)

 

Hello Eagle Editions!

Kitlinx is a proud supporter of this company. We have now IN STOCK the entire line of EagleParts, Eagle Editions Books, and the 1/32 and 1/48 decals from EagleCals

 

 Aircraft Skies 

The hottest kit of the week was 1/48 F-5E Tiger II Fighter from Kitty Hawk 

Closely followed by Wingnut Wings 1/32 Junkers D.I

 

 Armor Mud 

The hottest armor kit of the week is one of these two Panda's marvelously ugly kits

 

 Book Worm 

I announced last week that Kitlinx connected to a major Book Distributor. I've been working "feverishly" to connect the book-codes to ours, which is not easy for books as each title has to be searched. There will be 1,100 in stock titles added to the website, and an additional 700 'drop ship' titles from the East Coast. I'm hoping to have this update available next week

Did you know you needed 101 tips for WW II propellers?

 HOBBY SHOWS

Kitlinx will be attending the 2018 IPMS National Convention on Aug.1-4 in Phoenix AZ

The AZ Joe Heads, local 1/6th scale modelers, are also attending with 2 tables and showing off their FOA vehicles

If you are attending the show, please say Hi!

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

We have noticed a few kits that are now ON SALE to be reserved as pre-orders

This kit from AMK: 1/48 F-14D Super Tomcat does not have a date of arrival yet. The manufacturer is still working the details

ModelCollect 1/72 USAF B-52G Stratofortress will be very hot! coming in July

Tamiya 1/48 F-14D Tomcat will be available in June

and of course the little but gorgeous Tamiya 1/35 M3 Stuart Late Production

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Newsletter May 18th

Loic Anthian on 5/18/2018 @ 5:07pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - May 18, 2018

 Hobby News! 

 Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

We have noticed a few kits that are now ON SALE to be reserved as pre-orders

ModelCollect 1/72 USAF B-52G Stratofortress will be very hot! coming in July

Tamiya has TWO very hot kits released in the next few weeks

Tamiya 1/48 F-14D Tomcat will be available in June

and of course the little but gorgeous Tamiya 1/35 M3 Stuart Late Production

These two Kitty Hawk 1/48 kits are NOT in the system yet, but will be as soon as we confirm pricing with the importer. Check Kitlinx FB post on them with many more pictures F-101B double-seater and RF-101 Recon

To finish with a LIGHT note, watch this YouTube announcement from Miniart showing how healthy and fun the hobby can be! Amazing new kits are coming at higher accuracy and affordability. The "Soviet Ball Tank" coming in the Fall 2018!

 

 Programming Updates 

  • Kitlinx has added PAYPAL as a form of payment. Express Paypal is also available
  • We have updated the item cross-reference link Related Items, click here. this allows you to search all related items available for purchase. If you wish to add the "old reference items" previously available via GreatModels, use the ADVANCED SEARCH  and select the checkbox -  Include "Reference Only Products"
  • With the addition of 1,000s of available books to the database, we have added the "Media Mail" option up to 70 lbs to lower the shipping cost of book/magazine ONLY orders - USA Only
  • Lastly but not least, we listened to our customers and found out that some products were listed in BULK in the database... We now offer them as INDIVIDUAL BOTTLES, like all these marvelous Gunze Sangyo Surfacer or Tamiya Primers. Please look in the database for accurate pricing for the "individual bottles"!
  • Search Kitlinx.com and find 51,300 available items. ALL these items are for purchase, including about 800 confirmed pre-orders. There are another 20,000 or so products as "Out of Stock". Suppliers are still indicating that these products are in-and-out of stock (OOS items cannot be purchased).

 

 Aircraft Skies 

The hottest kit of the week was  MiniArt Models - MNA41003 - 1/35 - FL.282 V21 Kolibri Single-Seat German Helicopter

but what do I know? Look below what came from "thin air" as NEW this week

 

 Armor Mud 

I will venture in the hottest kit of the week, but I got two options:

Roden - ROD812 - 1/35 - Holt 75 Artillery Tractor (New Tool) or   MiniArt Models - MNA35210 - 1/35 - Stug III O-Series Tank (New Tool)

but I could have chosen MENG Models - MGKTS38 - 1/35 - SdKfz 171 Panther Ausf D German Medium Tank (New Tool) but our inventory lands early next week!

 

 Sci-Fi/Fantasy 

More on these as they flood the US!

 

 Book Worm 

This book landed at our store, it's NICE! Short format, but full of info AK Interactive - AKI244 - Learning Series 7: Photo-Etched Parts Complete Guide Book

This is the connection we announced a few months ago! We want to be THE SOURCE for books and reference materials. Our experience in this area has been extensive! We finally connected with a major suppliers (over 1,300 titles IN STOCK, 4 days shipping from Utah, but can "drop ship" from the East Coast). Expect some MAJOR updates in the next couple of weeks in available reference materials, from Schiffer, Trocja, JJ Fedorowicz, ADH, Casemate, and MANY MORE but especially from these difficult to find European titles not imported properly in the US (like Tankograd and more). To give you a "taste" of what to come within the next 5 weeks:

 

 HOBBY SHOWS

Kitlinx will be attending the 2018 IPMS National Convention on Aug.1-4 in Phoenix AZ

The AZ Joe Heads, local 1/6th scale modelers, are also attending with 2 tables and showing off their FOA vehicles

If you are attending the show, please say Hi!

 

 A PERSONAL NOTE

I've noticed when running GreatModels for 15 years that modelers usually don't know who they are dealing with - behind the computer screen! At Kitlinx, we pride ourselves in our business history and reputation in the industry. And since it's my Anniversary today, and I have a "hot date" tonight with the lady of my life, here's a photo of 7-years ago! (La Galante, 1943 Ford GPW behind me was restored in Free French markings for the 4/RBMF or Leclerc 2nd French Armored Division which entered Paris in August 1944 under the orders of General Eisenhower as a gesture to the French population. This Jeep was later sold to an attorney on the East Coast who changed the markings)

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