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Newsletter Jan 21

Loic Anthian on 1/21/2022 @ 5:06pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - Jan 21, 2022

 

BREAKING NEWS

  • Collections - This week, we've entered Skywave/Pitroad, Blandford Publication, FineMolds and many other more obscure titles. Click here to see the out of production items! Many Kits Available or Books

  • Kitlinx 3.0 - Our valued customers should see a major upgrade next week: On your ONLINE Order Status, you will be able to CANCEL a product that is not sourced. This will give the customer the ability to FORCE-SHIP an order if one or more item(s) is/are holding- up the shipment. The next step will be to allow customers to CANCEL FULL ORDERS NOT FILLED. This process sends the value of the cancelled product(s) to CREDITS. You will still have to contact Customer Service to get a refund.

  • Random Homepage Featured Manufacturers - Kitlinx fixed this feature, now working for a quick search of your favorite manufacturers carried IN STOCK at Kitlinx

  • Shipping Rates - US Postal Service has increased their rates on 9 January 2022. Kitlinx noticed that our 'Estimated Shipping' for the State of Hawaii is grossly over- estimated. We apologize to the Aloha-State customers, and Kitlinx provides them for a credit/refund on the difference.  We have filed a work-order to our programmers

  • Sales - Now weekly sales are during the week, NOT on week-ends. Last week was a sale on Ultracast accessories and Jordi Rubio aluminum barrels. Check our website homepage for more!

  • European Order - Just got a European Order before closing today! It will be ready to ship on Monday!

  • Current 'in stock' inventory in our warehouse and our TWO Hobbyshops: 24,568

 

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Z's Romper Stompers, is inspiring us! The Star Wars fans of the Bayou...

We are ASKING customers to send us your model pictures to be posted on our HOMEPAGE, or post the pictures on Kitlinx Facebook Build-Page where we could capture them! 

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

 

Your Feedback:

I have finally found a place to get hard to find model kits and more. When I placed my order it was easy and very prompt delivery. I will be shopping here more often

 

Brian from Wisconsin just earned $5 credit!

 

My last order came promptly, and complete, in good condition.  I love that KitLinx carries a number of lines that I have considerable difficulty finding elsewhere, and at good prices.

 

Gordon, from Ohio just earned $5 credit!

 

It was an easy order.  Stuck to only "in stock" items and they shipped quickly, arrived earlier than originally predicted.  I was so grateful to find so much in stock.  I had a credit and it was applied seamlessly.   Kudos to Kitlinx and their business model.  I wish they were in my region

 

Jack from South Dakota just earned $5 credit!

 

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Space & Sci-Fi & Fantasy 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

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

 

  1/24 - Airfix - ARX17001 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ixe - Pre-Order Item

  1/16 - Das Werk - DW16002 - Panzer III Ausf. J (3 in 1) INTRODUCTORY PRICE (April 2022) 

1/32 - Copper State Models - CSMK32006 - French Caudron G.III  EXPECTED JANUARY 2022

1/35 - AFV Club - AFV35S21 - ROC Army AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter 

1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35376 - M18 Hellcat US Tank Destroyer (Expected DEC) 

 

1/35 - Trumpeter Models - TSM9513 - 5cm Flak 41 auf Sfl. Sd.Kfz.7/2

 

Search Tips:

[Kitlinx is still working on its LEFT COLUMN searches. This work will be completed as soon as "Kitlinx-on-the-clouds" is working smoothly]

Let me add some "tricks" to the POWERFUL search engine of Kitlinx (the SEARCH BOX at the TOP of the website). Below are the KEYS to search ~ 100,000+ available products (67% in US, 33% in Europe)

1. Use the top box search on Homepage

2. Use several keywords separated by spaces to zero-in your search. Example: "1/48 spitfire aircraft_model"

3. Use the underscore "_", like armor_models or Tamiya_ or aircraft_accessor. Example: "1/48 spitfire aircraft_access"

4. Use keyword "instock" to JUST search for in-stock items  

5. If you are searching for SALE items, use the keyword "~special~"

6. Don't forget the Manufacturer's link on TOP of each Product-Page. It quickly shows ALL available product from the same manufacturer

7. DO NOT use the asterisk "*"

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Newsletter Jan 14

Loic Anthian on 1/14/2022 @ 6:57pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - Jan 14, 2022

Dear <name>, Thank you for shopping at Kitlinx, llc!

 

BREAKING NEWS

  • Collections - Since yesterday, we've added 50 more collection kits (All Revell Germany) and 20 more books (almost done with Naval Institute Press)... it's a painful process when adding 'out of production' or 'out of print' products... but some of these are rare and will bring excitement to some of our customer base

  • Refining Searches - We want to hear from YOU, our valued customers. Please email us about the practicality of the 'refining searches' [those blue boxes on the left column - Status / Scale / Manufacturers]. Is is too slow? Do you find it unpractical? Is it accurate (finally)? comments? Don't be shy!

  • Oversea Orders - Kitlinx received TWO oversea orders within a couple days this week... Welcome of the "new norm". Kitlinx appreciates your patience for a hobby that make us impatient to get our prized new releases!! (hint, that pesky huge Revell 1/48 SR-71!!)

 

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Tom Beccone, from Pennsylvania, Built this Aurora 1/48 JS-III

We are ASKING customers to send us your model pictures to be posted on our HOMEPAGE, or post the pictures on Kitlinx Facebook Build-Page where we could capture them! 

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

 

Your Feedback:

Have to say, I have enjoyed the service that your company has provided. You guys ROCK! Great service and product line. I have received my orders on time, and some times before hand. Thanks for your service, ant let your team know they are awesome

 

Greg from Ohio just earned $5 credit!

 

For me Kitlinx is my go to source for modeling kits, accessories and supplies. It is what their name implies, a source to link together in one order model kits with available upgrades and accessories. In the past it was a pain to search for everything I need for a modeling project. Most of the time Kitlinx is my one stop shopping Also  they have very competitive pricing and reasonable shipping costs. Ridiculous shipping cost is why I avoid eBay. I did have a problem with a kit and their Customer Service not responding but they did finally stepped up and solve my issue. I appreciated it

 

NOTE FROM LOIC: We are working on hiring a Customer Service person. Stay posted 

 

Danny, from California just earned $5 credit!

 

Although it took a little longer than usual to get my two orders, I still prefer KitLinx over some of the other online hobby stores. Your prices are typically lower and your selection is so much better. Your site is still my No. 1 site to order from. Keep up the good work!!

 

Jamey from Texas just earned $5 credit!

 

Skies

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi & Fantasy 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

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

 

  1/16 - Das Werk - DW16002 - Panzer III Ausf. J (3 in 1) INTRODUCTORY PRICE (April 2022) 

1/32 - Copper State Models - CSMK32006 - French Caudron G.III  EXPECTED JANUARY 2022

1/35 - AFV Club - AFV35S21 - ROC Army AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter 

1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35376 - M18 Hellcat US Tank Destroyer (Expected DEC) 

 

1/35 - Trumpeter Models - TSM9513 - 5cm Flak 41 auf Sfl. Sd.Kfz.7/2

 

Search Tips:

[Kitlinx is still working on its LEFT COLUMN searches. This work will be completed as soon as "Kitlinx-on-the-clouds" is working smoothly]

Let me add some "tricks" to the POWERFUL search engine of Kitlinx (the SEARCH BOX at the TOP of the website). Below are the KEYS to search ~ 80,000 available products (63% in US, 37% in Europe)

1. Use the top box search on Homepage

2. Use several keywords separated by spaces to zero-in your search "1/48 spitfire aircraft_model" (59 kits)

3. Use the underscore "_", like armor_models or Tamiya_ or aircraft_accessor "1/48 spitfire aircraft_access" (456 accessories)

4. Use keyword "instock" to JUST search for in-stock items  

5. If you are searching for SALE items, use the keyword "~special~"

6. Don't forget the Manufacturer's link on TOP of each Product-Page. It quickly shows ALL available product from the same manufacturer

7. DO NOT use the asterisk "*"

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Breaking News Jan.13

Loic Anthian on 1/13/2022 @ 1:34pm

Kitlinx Breaking News - Jan 13 

 

This is a mid-week "Breaking News" Newsletter to inform our valued customers of changes in our policies

 

1. Sales will now show during the week. Kitlinx started a sale on the Part Accessory extensive line

 

2. Kitlinx has finally received that HUGE collection. Currently @ 695 kits and 42 books are on website. When you click on the Collection Link, you just get the ITEMS OUT OF PRODUCTION (about 425 products). But there are about 250 more kits to reach. Kitlinx is entering the books ONE-AT-A-TIME, and it's going to be a lengthy process with 400+ book. The books are 80% ship reference, the remainder being Sci-Fi, Cars, Armor and Aircraft

 

3. Schiffer Publishing is now ENTIRELY showing on Kitlinx website. That's 1,500+ books. It includes pre-orders. Kitlinx has 20% of it in stock, with more on its way, and will order twice per month

 

4. Kitlinx fixed the REFINING SEARCH (left column). The STATUS box with Available/Pre-Orders/In Stock gave correct search results, but did not show entire pages of products. Now it's working! Thank you for your patience

 

3. Kitlinx has discontinued its Narrative Book offers. All narrative books have been moved to the MRS Hobbyshop, Salt Lake City store to be sold locally.

 

Above Picture: Display #2 - As you enter the MRS Hobby Store in South Salt Lake City (460 Lawndale Dr), this display case is welcoming you at the entrance (out of 5 display cases).

This is half of the "Armor Display", including a Schneelboot on the bottom. All 1/35 scale, organized by subjects

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Newsletter Jan 7

Loic Anthian on 1/8/2022 @ 1:16pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - Jan 7, 2022

 

BREAKING NEWS

  • Line Update Alert - Schiffer Publishing is coming to Kitlinx! We are now going to regularly bring-in these awesome books. Loic, who is a HUGE reference book fan (books were 10% of the GreatModels business), did not like the "old" Schiffer books. The pictures were not high quality, it lacked computer enhancements, and the books did not often include color aircraft profiles. Schiffer is doing a GREAT JOB in upgrading their books to 21st Century standards! Now about 1,300 Schiffer books showing at Kitlinx. About 350+ currently in stock. Many broken pictures right now, it should be all cleaned by the end of the weekend

  • Kitlinx Business Plan - This last week's event in changing our 'way of doing business' was an interesting experience! First, our valued customers can get a better perception of the "Kitlinx Way". Kitlinx is proud to offer over 100,000 modeling products to its customers, with cross-references and fast multi-keywords search. Second, our valued customers can realize that the "status of each item" is critical in optimizing their satisfaction. 

  • Collections - The saga continues from California to Utah! Kitlinx received confirmation that these 7 pallets were arriving Friday... Obviously NOT! The GOOD NEWS, tracking shows it's in Salt Lake City hub. Delivery now scheduled for Monday! Please search Kits / Books / Accessories / Wood Ships regularly to see changes in inventory. REMEMBER, putting a kit in your cart does NOT guarantee you captured it, especially if the customer waits several hours before checking out. Please check- out as quickly as possible on Collections where inventory is "1".

  • Weekly Sale - Kitlinx will change its weekly sale to MONDAY! Stay posted. You should see a banner on the homepage

 

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Will Dossel, from Virginia, Built this Academy 1/48 F-4B in VF-41's colors (First Vietnam deployment 1965) from Double Ugly

We are ASKING customers to send us your model pictures to be posted on our HOMEPAGE, or post the pictures on Kitlinx Facebook Build-Page where we could capture them! 

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

Rules:

  • Picture will be 1000x250 pixels - Kitlinx will format it for you

  • 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)

  • PLEASE add a ONE COLOR BACKGROUND to the model. It's easier to manipulate in Photoshop to meet Kitlinx guidelines

  • HINT: close-up of details is BEST! We want to see your work! Be proud of your model, whatever your skills

  • Your Name/City/State will be posted to give credit-to-whom-it-belongs

  • You should tell us the Manufacturer/scale of the subject - an any pertinent information related to the displayed model.

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

  • Kitlinx reserves the right to post the picture(s) when it is needed.

Your Feedback:

Kitlinx is a wonderful on-line site to shop for anything related to modeling plastic kits and the likes.

Loic is a wonderful person who does not hesitate to take extra steps to provide better services. 

Keep it up Loic. Wish you another successful year in 2022

 

Vy, from California just earned $5 credit!

 

My latest order consisted of several decal sheets that came up on the "sale" list. After doing a sort by scale for anything in 32nd scale,  I quickly found several sheets of Aviatic and HGW lozenge to add to my growing box of that type of decals.  A couple of weeks later and they had landed in my mail slot.   I was very happy with the decals that I received, none of them looked like used or abused decals as you would expect from a sale group.

Thanks for giving me a great place to spend my money

 

Russell, from California just earned $5 credit!

 

I recently had a problem with an order.  A decal sheet had the wrong stock number on your website and my order for this item was cancelled.  I really needed the decal sheet to complete a build and I was well pleased with your service , I will be sure to check it again in the future for my modeling needs . Wish you had more 1/144 scale decals for WW2 planes though :-(

 

Martin from Ohio just earned $5 credit!

 

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 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi & Fantasy 

 Book Worm 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

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

Above, Kitlinx has added ALL the Schiffer Publishing PRE-ORDERS in the system. 2022 will be HOT

 

  1/16 - Das Werk - DW16002 - Panzer III Ausf. J (3 in 1) INTRODUCTORY PRICE (April 2022) 

1/32 - Copper State Models - CSMK32006 - French Caudron G.III  EXPECTED JANUARY 2022

1/35 - AFV Club - AFV35S21 - ROC Army AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter 

1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35376 - M18 Hellcat US Tank Destroyer (Expected DEC) 

 

1/35 - Trumpeter Models - TSM9513 - 5cm Flak 41 auf Sfl. Sd.Kfz.7/2

 

Search Tips:

[Kitlinx is still working on its LEFT COLUMN searches. This work will be completed as soon as "Kitlinx-on-the-clouds" is working smoothly]

Let me add some "tricks" to the POWERFUL search engine of Kitlinx (the SEARCH BOX at the TOP of the website). Below are the KEYS to search ~ 80,000 available products (63% in US, 37% in Europe)

1. Use the top box search on Homepage

2. Use several keywords separated by spaces to zero-in your search "1/48 spitfire aircraft_model" (59 kits)

3. Use the underscore "_", like armor_models or Tamiya_ or aircraft_accessor "1/48 spitfire aircraft_access" (456 accessories)

4. Use keyword "instock" to JUST search for in-stock items  

5. If you are searching for SALE items, use the keyword "~special~"

6. Don't forget the Manufacturer's link on TOP of each Product-Page. It quickly shows ALL available product from the same manufacturer

7. DO NOT use the asterisk "*"

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Breaking News Jan.5

Loic Anthian on 1/5/2022 @ 4:17pm

Kitlinx Breaking News - Jan 5 - Happy New Year 2022

 

Kitlinx NEW/OLD Business Plan

Kitlinx has received a "deluge" of responses about our intended change of in-stock inventory during the week, and full database during weekends

 

Customers are rightly concerned that it hides their purchases during the week, which affects their Online Order Status. Also the full power of the 100k-item database with its cross-referencing is not as efficient

 

TIME TO BACK- PADDLE! The full database is now FULLY showing for your hobby needs

 

 

FOR NEW CUSTOMERS: Kitlinx will create a NEW website, connected to Kitinx. It will be called HobbyON. HobbyON will ONLY show the 24,000 items in stock, ready to ship at MRS HobbyStores and Kitlinx Warehouse. Stay posted!

Above Picture: As you enter the MRS Hobby Store in South Salt Lake City (460 Lawndale Dr), this display case is welcoming you at the entrance (out of 5 display cases). All 1/32-scale models come from Loic's collection, which is gathered from various collections

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Newsletter Dec.31

Loic Anthian on 12/31/2021 @ 3:58pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - Dec.31 - Best Modeling Wishes for 2022!

 

BREAKING NEWS

  • NEW Line Alert - Funko Pop are a line carried by MRS Hobbyshops (both Sandy and SLC). Kitlnx has added this line because Loic's grand-daughters asked him to...

  • Connection Updates to the database - Kitlinx has worked hard this week to connect more items IN STOCK from the MRS Sandy and SLC hobbystores to its database. This week, Kitlinx connected over 2,000 more products! It brings IN STOCK items available for immediate shipping to 24,000+. There are still about 15,000 items to connect. Many of them are trains or RC products that Kitlinx will NOT add. But any paint lines, military accessories or kits will be added.

  • Collections - First, the HUGE collection we are expecting has been delayed. The 7-pallets are stuck in a warehouse in Sacramento. The tremendous weather snowfall affecting California has derailed all freight transports (see below picture in Utah!). We were expecting this shipment last Thursday, and it has been postponed again. In the meantime, we have added FOUR BANNERS to the COLLECTIONS page, each link will search Kits / Books / Accessories / Wood Ships

  • Searches - Kitlinx has restored the "Scale" into the left-column searches. Otherwise these searches were taking TOO LONG. Kitlinx encourages its customers to use the TOP SEARCH BOX, using a few keywords, for the easiest and fastest searches. Then you can use the three "refining search boxes" Status / Scale / Manufacturers

  • The Greatest Generation - Below is a picture of Loic's neighbor. His name is Jerry, 96-yr-old. Jerry volunteered at age 17 to enter the Merchant Marine during WW II. The Merchant Marine suffered a higher casualty rate than any other branch of the US military, losing 9,300 men, with most of the losses occurring in 1942. 

    Two more fun facts about this picture: 1- That's the 8" of snow that Utah received last night. It might affect shipping across the country! 2- Jerry was snow-blowing his driveway because the young kid he hired to do the job did not show up. Loic was able to convince Jerry to participate in Kitlinx New-Year's Newsletter in exchange for finishing that job... God bless our veterans, and glad to have a few left in good health starting 2022!

 

Kitlinx NEW Business Plan -  Kitlinx is changing the way it works! 

  • Monday-Friday ONLY IN STOCK: Starting Monday Jan.3 @ 9am, only IN STOCK items will appear at Kitlinx. That's 24,000 items! It means immediate shipping (same day if the inventory is located in the SLC/Kitlinx store/warehouse, and next day if located in the Sandy Store). Pre-Orders will also appear, that's about 1,000 items. Pre-Orders do not delay shipments.

  • Friday Evening - Monday 9am ENTIRE DATABASE: Starting as soon as the Newsletter is sent each Friday evening, the ENTIRE database of 100,000 products will be available to customers (24,000 in stock and 75,000 available at various suppliers). Supplier's order are made on Monday morning and customers will immediately know if all their ordered products are sourced by mid-day

WHY these changes? 

  • 1. Kitlinx wants customers to focus on "IN STOCK" items, shipped immediately. Kitlinx keeps track of the "3-months best sellers List" and make sure that all these items are in stock at all times. Many new customers are put-off by Kitlinx-sourcing-ability because this industry is about immediate gratification. 

  • 2. The timing between ordering an available item and receiving it will be shortened by up to one week! 

  • 3. Connections to suppliers will be fresh and accurate each Friday night.

  • 4. Searching a database of 24,000 items is going to be a LOT faster than 100,000 items!

 

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Antonio van Boxtel, from the Netherlands, Built this Doyusha (original issued by Otaki back in the 70's) 1/12 1971 Ford Mustang Mach1. His comments below:

"Time to finish this model. First the front grill and the rear deco panel are painted matt black. Lights are fitted and both parts are finished and fitted to the body. Both valances and bumpers are fitted thereafter. Next up where the windows. The front window is placed from outside which gave a gloss part on the fairing which was not intended so masked it and painted it matt black. Next where the dashboard, sunvisors and mirror. After that the finished body is placed on the chassis and fixed with screws. Last where the wipers. Damn, the sidemarkers are not yet placed. The bezels are chromed while they are color coded on the Mach 1. So dipped them in bleach which removed the chrome, painted them in body color and placed them. The precolored lenses which came with the kit did not fit anymore so filled them with clear red and clear orange. Now the model really is finished, time for pictures!"

check his pictures in the Facebook Kitlinx Modelers Group

We are ASKING customers to send us your model pictures to be posted on our HOMEPAGE, or post the pictures on Kitlinx Facebook Build-Page where we could capture them! 

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

Rules:

  • Picture will be 1000x250 pixels - Kitlinx will format it for you

  • 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)

  • PLEASE add a ONE COLOR BACKGROUND to the model. It's easier to manipulate in Photoshop to meet Kitlinx guidelines

  • HINT: close-up of details is BEST! We want to see your work! Be proud of your model, whatever your skills

  • Your Name/City/State will be posted to give credit-to-whom-it-belongs

  • You should tell us the Manufacturer/scale of the subject - an any pertinent information related to the displayed model.

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

  • Kitlinx reserves the right to post the picture(s) when it is needed.

 

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 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

NOTE FROM LOIC: That was my mom's car in maroon!!

 

Space & Sci-Fi & Fantasy 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

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

  1/16 - Das Werk - DW16002 - Panzer III Ausf. J (3 in 1) INTRODUCTORY PRICE (April 2022) 

1/32 - Copper State Models - CSMK32006 - French Caudron G.III  EXPECTED JANUARY 2022

1/35 - AFV Club - AFV35S21 - ROC Army AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter 

1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35376 - M18 Hellcat US Tank Destroyer (Expected DEC) 

 

1/35 - Trumpeter Models - TSM9513 - 5cm Flak 41 auf Sfl. Sd.Kfz.7/2

 

Search Tips:

[Kitlinx is still working on its LEFT COLUMN searches. This work will be completed as soon as "Kitlinx-on-the-clouds" is working smoothly]

Let me add some "tricks" to the POWERFUL search engine of Kitlinx (the SEARCH BOX at the TOP of the website). Below are the KEYS to search ~ 80,000 available products (63% in US, 37% in Europe)

1. Use the top box search on Homepage

2. Use several keywords separated by spaces to zero-in your search "1/48 spitfire aircraft_model" (59 kits)

3. Use the underscore "_", like armor_models or Tamiya_ or aircraft_accessor "1/48 spitfire aircraft_access" (456 accessories)

4. Use keyword "instock" to JUST search for in-stock items  

5. If you are searching for SALE items, use the keyword "~special~"

6. Don't forget the Manufacturer's link on TOP of each Product-Page. It quickly shows ALL available product from the same manufacturer

7. DO NOT use the asterisk "*"

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Newsletter Dec.24

Loic Anthian on 12/24/2021 @ 2:05pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - Dec.24 - Merry Christmas to our Valued Customers!

BREAKING NEWS:

  • NEW Line Alert - Aztec (not the airbrush) is an accessory line for aircraft, coming from Europe. Just updated

  • Searches - Kitlinx is simplifying its searches. First, we have removed the ADVANCED SEARCH. Now that the left column searches includes "Scale"/"Mfg"/"Availability", there is not need to this search. Next, we are improving the "left column searches". If TOO MANY items are searched, it takes TOO LONG to wait for the server to sort all the results. A search should not go over 5,000 items.

  • Collections - Daniel's Collection will show up on Monday. It is 7 pallets with 450+ books and 750+ Kits. Mostly armor and ship subjects. In the meantime, Kitlinx has worked hard to complete the input of other Collections. Click here to see the amazing Wood Ship Listing, Kit Listing & Book Listing

  • Paint Picture - Kitlinx has invested time to illustrate the Tamiya XF series of paints with individual pictures rather than a generic picture. We are also working on Gunze H- series. All these paints are IN STOCK at ALL TIMES.

  • Tora, Tora, Tora! - It came to Kitlinx attention that EDU11155 WW II A6M2 Zero Type 21 over Pearl Harbor Combo was overpriced. One issue in having SEVERAL suppliers, is that some suppliers are "price-gauging". Kitlinx usually catches these issues and funnel its business to the most affordable source, unless the main supplier is out, which forces us to source what is available. We INVITE OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS to let us know if some prices are OFF! The same issue happened last week with the popular Modelsvit 1/48 F-82F/G Twin Mustang.  

  • 1/48 - Revell of Germany - RVL4967 - Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Kitlinx has decided to NOT fly this kit from Europe. It's TOO LARGE! The cost of shipping does not allow such acquisition at this time. If some of the MANY customers who pre-ordered this kit ABSOLUTELY want it NOW, Kitlinx can still bring it over-the-pond, but it will be at an additional shipping charge (about 50% of the value of the kit). Kitlinx will be patient and wait for the US release which should happen soon!

     

 

 

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Rob Humphrey, from West Jordan Utah, a dear friend of Kitlinx, part-time employee, and Guinness-record for most kits built [about 7,000] , modeled this Airfix 1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer against a sky background

We are ASKING customers to send us your model pictures to be posted on our HOMEPAGE, or post the pictures on Kitlinx Facebook Build-Page where we could capture them! 

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

Rules:

  • Picture will be 1000x250 pixels - Kitlinx will format it for you

  • 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)

  • PLEASE add a ONE COLOR BACKGROUND to the model. It's easier to manipulate in Photoshop to meet Kitlinx guidelines

  • HINT: close-up of details is BEST! We want to see your work! Be proud of your model, whatever your skills

  • Your Name/City/State will be posted to give credit-to-whom-it-belongs

  • You should tell us the Manufacturer/scale of the subject - an any pertinent information related to the displayed model.

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

  • Kitlinx reserves the right to post the picture(s) when it is needed.

Your Feedback:

You guys are getting to be my one stop shop for everything Modelling.  When I need something or am just shopping for a kit I come here first! Prices are very competitive and the selection is huge!

 

Kevin, from Minnesota just earned $5 credit!

 

I have now ordered twice from Kitlinx without any issue. I must admit I was hesitant at first seeing a rare Kit I wanted at a great price, but in the end, that order and a second one a week later, were sent really fast! I am also in Canada and with the Christmas season, both orders were sent well packed in Dec and fast! I would not hesitate to order from them again

 

Harvey, from Toronto, Canada just earned $5 credit!

 

I recently had a problem with an order.  A decal sheet had the wrong stock number on your website and my order for this item was cancelled.  I really needed the decal sheet to complete a build and I complained to Kitlinx.  Kitlinx honored my complaint and sent a similar decal sheet from another manufacturer.  Kitlinx went over and above to ensure that the customer was happy.  I certainly was, and you can bet I'll continue doing business with Kitlinx!  Thank you and Happy Holidays!

 

Andre from Nevada just earned $5 credit!

 

RARE Christmas Sale - Xtracolor Paints Try these enamel paints, only available in the US at Kitlinx! They flow so well. Weekly restocks

Click Here for Sale? Click here?  

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

 

Skies

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi & Fantasy 

 

 Book Worm 

 The Bench 

NOTE: Kitlinx now carries the ENTIRE line of Alclad IN STOCK at all time

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

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

  1/16 - Das Werk - DW16002 - Panzer III Ausf. J (3 in 1) INTRODUCTORY PRICE (April 2022) 

1/32 - Copper State Models - CSMK32006 - French Caudron G.III  EXPECTED JANUARY 2022

1/35 - AFV Club - AFV35S21 - ROC Army AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter 

1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35376 - M18 Hellcat US Tank Destroyer (Expected DEC) 

 

1/35 - Trumpeter Models - TSM9513 - 5cm Flak 41 auf Sfl. Sd.Kfz.7/2

 

Search Tips:

[Kitlinx is still working on its LEFT COLUMN searches. This work will be completed as soon as "Kitlinx-on-the-clouds" is working smoothly]

Let me add some "tricks" to the POWERFUL search engine of Kitlinx (the SEARCH BOX at the TOP of the website). Below are the KEYS to search ~ 80,000 available products (63% in US, 37% in Europe)

1. Use the top box search on Homepage

2. Use several keywords separated by spaces to zero-in your search "1/48 spitfire aircraft_model" (59 kits)

3. Use the underscore "_", like armor_models or Tamiya_ or aircraft_accessor "1/48 spitfire aircraft_access" (456 accessories)

4. Use keyword "instock" to JUST search for in-stock items  

5. If you are searching for SALE items, use the keyword "~special~"

6. Don't forget the Manufacturer's link on TOP of each Product-Page. It quickly shows ALL available product from the same manufacturer

7. DO NOT use the asterisk "*"

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Newsletter Dec.17

Loic Anthian on 12/17/2021 @ 11:36am

Kitlinx Newsletter - Dec.17 - One week before Christmas!

 

INTERNET SECURITY:

  • Fraud & Hackers - There is a scary world out there. Some shady people sitting in their home in various countries use their computer skills to defraud "the system". We heard that merchant providers have # breach attempts each day! Kitlinx wants to protect our valued customer's private data with the newest technology.

  • Malware Warning - Few customers contacted Kitlinx about some "Malwarebyte Software Warning" while using their credit cards into our system. Our Provider has investigated the matter thoroughly and confirms that transactions are secure. Customers concerned about security can check the "lock on the browser", right before the URL. Click on it and you should see "Verified by: Let's Encrypt"

  • Credit Card Protection - Kitlinx has eliminated ALL credit card data from its server. It means that the customers will have to RE-ENTER a credit card for each transaction. First time customers might have to provide additional info, and their orders CANNOT ship to a different address than the billing address (only NEW customers). 

  • International Orders - Kitlinx requests customers from "a few sensitive countries" to ONLY use Paypal. During this COVID period, 1st Class International Mailings are NOT provided to countries like Australia and New Zealand until further notice.

  • PayPal - Paypal is providing a safe environment for your purchase, and an easy claim process - Please try to resolve any issue with Kitlinx before you file a claim. Paypal accounts for about 50% of Kitlinx transactions

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:

  • Collections - Jason's collection is growing by the day! There are 400+ kits showing right now, and growing! About 200-300 kits left to enter (both injection and wood ships)

  • Grex Airbrush - These airbrushes and their accessories are now fully IN STOCK at Kitlinx!

  • HobbyON New Airbrush - Ready for some fun new technology? HobbyON is the group owning Kitlinx LLC and MRS Inc. We captured this NEW double-action Airbrush, gravity feed, with an INCLUSIVE COMPRESSOR! Yes, the compressor below the airbrush is charged with a USB plug, and provides 25-30lbs of pressure for ? time

 

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Darryl Tuominen, from Ontario Canada, modeled this gorgeous AFV Club M5A1 with Legends resin sandbags

We are ASKING customers to send us your model pictures to be posted on our HOMEPAGE, or post the pictures on Kitlinx Facebook Build-Page where we could capture them! 

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

Rules:

  • Picture will be 1000x250 pixels - Kitlinx will format it for you

  • 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)

  • PLEASE add a ONE COLOR BACKGROUND to the model. It's easier to manipulate in Photoshop to meet Kitlinx guidelines

  • HINT: close-up of details is BEST! We want to see your work! Be proud of your model, whatever your skills

  • Your Name/City/State will be posted to give credit-to-whom-it-belongs

  • You should tell us the Manufacturer/scale of the subject - an any pertinent information related to the displayed model.

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

  • Kitlinx reserves the right to post the picture(s) when it is needed.

Your Feedback:

Kitlinx is the my go to place for accessories needed to help detail kits and projects. I also, find kits that are not anywhere else.  Great Work!

 

Linn, from Nevada just earned $5 credit!

 

You guys so much that you are able to get from all over the world. So awesome thanks

 

Paul, from Florida  just earned $5 credit!

 

All items were just what I wanted and expected, as usual. Am awaiting another order now. Will try to send a shot of one of my many dioramas and the original picture I used as a guide.  My entire project was done with Kitlinx products - what else would I use???

 

Terry from Georgia just earned $5 credit!

 

Pre-Christmas Acrylic Paint Sale RARE occurrence. Over 2,000+ paints in stock, immediate shipping!

Click Here for Sale? Click here?  

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

 

Skies

1/48 - Revell of Germany - RVL4967 - Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird That bird is released in Europe. It's a BIG BIRD. Kitlinx asked Santa to try to fit it on his sleigh... and yes, that's "air mail"!

A note about this kit above: Kitlinx was overpriced on this kit because it was from an oversea source - until a US source got it. Please do not hesitate to contact us to correct prices. Dealing with 96,178 readily available products and 861 pre-orders is a daunting task!

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

Space & Sci-Fi & Fantasy 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

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

1/32 - Copper State Models - CSMK32006 - French Caudron G.III - Pre-Order Item EXPECTED JANUARY 2022

1/35 - AFV Club - AFV35S21 - ROC Army AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter 

1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35376 - M18 Hellcat US Tank Destroyer (Expected DEC) 

 

1/16 - Das Werk - DW16001 - Sturmgeschutz III G - December 2021

1/35 - Trumpeter Models - TSM9513 - 5cm Flak 41 auf Sfl. Sd.Kfz.7/2

 

Search Tips:

[Kitlinx is still working on its LEFT COLUMN searches. This work will be completed as soon as "Kitlinx-on-the-clouds" is working smoothly]

Let me add some "tricks" to the POWERFUL search engine of Kitlinx (the SEARCH BOX at the TOP of the website). Below are the KEYS to search ~ 80,000 available products (63% in US, 37% in Europe)

1. Use the top box search on Homepage

2. Use several keywords separated by spaces to zero-in your search "1/48 spitfire aircraft_model" (59 kits)

3. Use the underscore "_", like armor_models or Tamiya_ or aircraft_accessor "1/48 spitfire aircraft_access" (456 accessories)

4. Use keyword "instock" to JUST search for in-stock items  

5. If you are searching for SALE items, use the keyword "~special~"

6. Don't forget the Manufacturer's link on TOP of each Product-Page. It quickly shows ALL available product from the same manufacturer

7. DO NOT use the asterisk "*"

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Newsletter Dec.10

Loic Anthian on 12/10/2021 @ 7:05pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - Dec. 10, 2021 

 

BREAKING NEWS:

  • European Order Delays? - Last of the delayed-orders has finally arrived! Now 100s of orders shipping! We are back on schedule with European orders. Kitlinx employees are working over the weekend to get these orders shipped on Monday

  • MBK USA - We received the notification that this supplier of Das Werk, AFV Club, Ammo/MiG and many exciting lines has moved its operation to combine with one of our current Distributors. It is GOOD NEWS as we will see a better flow of these products. Warning, the price of Das Werk 1/16 StuG.III has increase by 50%! But our prices are LOCKED for the lucky customers who pre-ordered.

  • Christmas Mailing Schedule - Let's make sure everyone gets their kits UNDER THE TREE! Please remember how Kitlinx works: 2-weeks delay for European orders, 1-week delay for US Orders, shipping immediately if EVERYTHING is in stock!

  1. If you order contains ONE item sourced in Europe (37,106 items), ordering this weekend will allow your order deadline of MONDAY Dec.13. It will most likely ship from Europe by Thursday Dec.16, but lately, these orders are delayed at US Customs in NY. It may take three days, or a full week?. In the worse circumstance, it will ship from Kitlinx on Dec.23 which may NOT make it under the tree!

  2. If you order contains ONE item sourced in the US (37,585 items), the deadline is Thursday Dec.16. Kitlinx will receive the order on Dec.21 which can make it under the tree if shipped US Priority Mail to the East Coast

  3. If you order contains ONLY ITEMS IN STOCK at Kitlinx or MRS Hobbystores (21,613 items), the deadline is Dec.20 or Dec.21 to be shipped with UPS or USPS and be delivered in time for Christmas (depending on your location in the US. Kitlinx is located in Utah. 2-3 days service to the West Coast, 3-5 days service to the East Coast)

WARNING: UPS has limited service on Friday Dec.24

E-Mail Support: PLEASE HELP US BE EFFICIENT! Put "Christmas Shipping" in the subject of your email if you absolutely need that kit under the tree! Kitlinx is VERY SAD when that email is received after Christmas! You are welcome to send us a shipping notification/change with the above "subject line"

  • New Local Line Alert - MIGHTY HOG DESIGN. 3D Printed wheels and accessories. We are receiving the 1/48 and 1/72 sets next week!

  • Collection Alert - We are still entering "Jason's Collection". There are about 150 kits and 100 wooden ships left to enter. Kitlinx needs to HURRY, as we are receiving 7 big pallets for about 750+ kits and 450+ books in the next few days... Stay posted

 

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Peter Arakawa, from Edison New Jersey added this CMK Engine to his 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant Night Fighter

 

We are ASKING customers to send us your model pictures to be posted on our HOMEPAGE, or post the pictures on Kitlinx Facebook Build-Page where we could capture them! 

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

Rules:

Your Feedback:

I ordered a kit marked “available”. It arrived a week later. Right when it said it would. Flawless transaction. I used local pickup, so can’t comment on shipping. Things I need are always in stock. Great place

 

Christopher from Utah just earned $5 credit

 

I made a fairly large order of AK and other paints on August 26 and it all arrived in excellent condition today. The Kitlinx page had made it quite clear that some of them were overseas orders and could take up to two weeks to get here, but in fact it only took 12 days. Well done, Kitlinx! Now to try out the paint, which I've never used before but comes highly recommended. We'll see...

 

Michael, from Colorado just earned $5 credit!

 

Website keeps me up to date on all My orders.  A truly great experience ordering from Kitlinx.  Will be doing plenty more business with You

 

Charles, from New Mexico just earned $5 credit!

 

Kits Sale Over 500+ Kits, all in stock, immediate shipping! Merry Christmas!

Click Here for Sale? Click here?  

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

 

Skies

1/48 - Revell of Germany - RVL4967 - Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Let's talk about this bird! Yes you read this right, it has been flying over Europe right now... but unfortunately its hypersonic speed will not grace our US suppliers very soon. So Kitlinx is IMPORTING directly from Europe. Expect these kits in about 10 days for the pre-orders... It might make it under the Christmas tree!

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

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Newsletter Dec.2

Loic Anthian on 12/3/2021 @ 4:33pm

Kitlinx Newsletter - Dec. 3, 2021 

Christmas & Doomsday are right around the corner: Good times to build a Model!!

 

BREAKING NEWS:

  • European Order Delays? - Yes, THREE European orders landed this week... we are swamped with 100s of packages to ship! More next week...

  • Forgot your username/Password? - Our programmers worked out a "neat system". Just enter your Email, and Kitlinx will send you your password! Let's remember that you CANNOT make another account with the same Email. You can access your account with EITHER your username or email... and password

  • Wasatch Modeler - Cameron s a local modeler and we really like his Instructional Video. Today is about "airbrushing Basics". Let us know if you want to hear more from Cameron

  • More ICM48300 coming next week!

 

 

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Matthew Feiden, from Nicholasville Kentucky Transformed the 'venerable'  Italeri 1/35 Crusader Mk.3 to a Mk.2

 

We are ASKING customers to send us your model pictures to be posted on our HOMEPAGE, or post the pictures on Kitlinx Facebook Build-Page where we could capture them! 

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

Rules:

  • Picture will be 1000x250 pixels - Kitlinx will format it for you

  • 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)

  • PLEASE add a ONE COLOR BACKGROUND to the model. It's easier to manipulate in Photoshop to meet Kitlinx guidelines

  • HINT: close-up of details is BEST! We want to see your work! Be proud of your model, whatever your skills

  • Your Name/City/State will be posted to give credit-to-whom-it-belongs

  • You should tell us the Manufacturer/scale of the subject - an any pertinent information related to the displayed model.

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

  • Kitlinx reserves the right to post the picture(s) when it is needed.

Your Feedback:

A TOUGH EMAIL this week: Pricing Accuracy at Kitlinx!

 

"If that's the position you want to take, that just tells me that you are not an honorable business, rather, you are like all the rest, greedy and only concerned about your profits. However, if you do believe in honoring your representations, and saying "my mistake, I will stand by the original offer" thereby providing top quality customer service, then you will fulfill my order and send me my goods. So, what kind of company are you?"

 

This is the story: A line was grossly under-priced on the database. Like 90% discount! The customer bought practically all the products, with multiple quantities. Our packers, who also check prices, raised the alarm. These mistakes do not happen often, but mistakes do happen. First, yes, we are interested with PROFIT. Not because with are an American Company, but because we want to be in business tomorrow to service your hobby needs. PROFIT = SURVIVAL. If the mistake was 20-30%, yes, we would have "closed our eyes, held our breath" and filled the order without comment. In this case, the order was cancelled.

 

The reason we bring this "tough" issue today, is because PRICING is a VERY SENSITIVE issue right now. Prices are INCREASING everywhere! One good example: EDU11155 A6M2 over Pearl Harbor, 1/48 set from Eduard. It is HOT! But because it was a pre-order at $98 MSRP. Now it's released at $115 MSRP. That's a 17% increase! No worries, Kitlinx will honor the pre-order prices as this kit is now available and will ship to customers soon!

 

Customer from Arizon just earned $10 credit! - because it was a tough subject

 

I think your business model is fantastic-I really am impressed with the magnitude of your inventory and your great prices. I am a fan!

 

Tom, from California just earned $5 credit!

 

 

Decals Sale Over 1,400+ Decals in stock, immediate shipping!

Click Here for Sale? Click here?  

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

 

Skies

 

 Mud 

 

 Seas 

 

 Hot Wheels 

 

Space & Sci-Fi & Fantasy 

 

 Book Worm 

 

 The Bench 

Notice our restock of XtraColors Paints? More coming EACH WEEK

 

Hot Pre-Orders Alert! 

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

 

1/35 - AFV Club - AFV35S21 - ROC Army AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter 

1/48 - Revell of Germany - RVL4967 - Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

1/35 - Tamiya - TAM35376 - M18 Hellcat US Tank Destroyer (Expected DEC) 

 

1/16 - Das Werk - DW16001 - Sturmgeschutz III G - December 2021

1/35 - Trumpeter Models - TSM9513 - 5cm Flak 41 auf Sfl. Sd.Kfz.7/2

 

Search Tips:

[Kitlinx is still working on its LEFT COLUMN searches. This work will be completed as soon as "Kitlinx-on-the-clouds" is working smoothly]

Let me add some "tricks" to the POWERFUL search engine of Kitlinx (the SEARCH BOX at the TOP of the website). Below are the KEYS to search ~ 80,000 available products (63% in US, 37% in Europe)

1. Use the top box search on Homepage

2. Use several keywords separated by spaces to zero-in your search "1/48 spitfire aircraft_model" (59 kits)

3. Use the underscore "_", like armor_models or Tamiya_ or aircraft_accessor "1/48 spitfire aircraft_access" (456 accessories)

4. Use keyword "instock" to JUST search for in-stock items  

5. If you are searching for SALE items, use the keyword "~special~"

6. Don't forget the Manufacturer's link on TOP of each Product-Page. It quickly shows ALL available product from the same manufacturer

7. DO NOT use the asterisk "*"

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