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This page contains news and additional information from our company as well as from modelling in general. It will be updated from time to time and is written in English and German.  If you have interesting informations you may send them to us by e-mail. If you got pictures on the models we produce and other interesting types we will be happy to display them here. As long as there are no leagal- or copyrights violated.
It may take some time to translate the news to one of the languages, so it may happen that it is published in one language first or only! Please regret this.

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Liebe Kunden,
Für Online-Händler bringt der Januar, relevante Gesetzesänderungen. Bereits am 09.01.2016 tritt die Verordnung mit der (EU) Nr. 524/2013, zur
„Online-Beilegung verbraucherrechtlicher Streitigkeiten“ in Kraft.

Diese sogenannte ODR-Verordnung (Online Dispute Resolution) hat das Ziel, eine unabhängige, unparteiische, transparente, effektive, schnelle und faire außergerichtliche Möglichkeit zur Beilegung von Streitigkeiten zu schaffen. Diese Streitigkeiten können sich aus dem grenzüberschreitenden Online-Verkauf von Waren oder der Bereitstellung von Dienstleistungen innerhalb der gesamten EU ergeben.

Das Ziel dieser Verordnung soll, durch die Einrichtung einer Online-Streitbeilegungsplattform (OS-Plattform) auf EU-Ebene und die Regelung der Zusammenarbeit mit den nationalen Stellen für die alternative Streitbeilegung erreicht werden.

Wir als Händler sind daher ab 9. Januar
2016 verpflichtet worden, unsere Kunden auf die Existenz dieser Plattform zur Online-Streitbeilegung hinzuweisen. Informationen dazu finden Sie in Artikel 14 Absatz 1 der ODR-VO, den Sie unter folgendem Link als PDF herunterladen können: 
 
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32013R0524
Außerdem müssen wir den folgenden Link zur OS-Plattform für Verbraucher leicht zugänglich auf unserer Webseite und denen des Shops plazieren:

http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr
Wie auf der Website der OS-Plattform nachzulesen ist, wird diese voraussichtlich erst im Februar 2016 ihren Dienst aufnehmen – die Hinweispflicht besteht allerdings dennoch bereits ab dem 9. Januar!

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10.08.2022

Dear Customers and Friends,

a bunch of new items is announced, besides all political trouble and heatwave maddness. So one thing is for sure, it will be winter again and it just weeks to go!
So get your hobby workshop going and order what you need to have a cosy fall and winter time!

First of all another M4A3E8 Sherman HVSS with
T66 tracks is announced by MBK in cooperation with Andy's Hobby Headquater and Takom!
For unknown reason they offer the first run only with a machined extra aluminum barrel?! The rest of the kit is all injection molded plastic parts. This also means you have to get the machined MG barrels for both MGs extra. Therefore the kit is a bit cheaper than the
I Love Kits one. Included also is a commanders figure, but not the driver, seen on the box top. that's a bit cheesy.

This is the same with the
ILK M4A3E8 Sherman with HVSS and T80 tracks. This kit comes with the machined aluminum barrel, machines MG barrels for both MGs and a resin cast commanders figure too. A driver figure is missing here too, but the tracks are made from 3D-printed parts! PE parts are included as well as clear parts too. This is the reason for the slightly higher price.

Releasing the
Willy's Jeep, which for license reasons is only named "4x4 1,5t Truck" in 1/16 is a good news for all. It was only available in 1/18 scale as a die cast model or in 1/16 scale as resin cast high price kit. The new Takom kit is all injection molded with PE-parts and with all interior and a driver figure!

Unfortunately they missed the chance again to upgrade this kit by adding some more figures that fit the modell. But maybe there will some more later. Besides that the canvas hood is missing there are some other versions possible such as the one with trailer or M3 gun. That might be the next ones.
This one comes withthe M2 MG mounted and the option to add the wire cutter pole too.


Takom knows the tradition to reuse parts from other molds to set up a new model very well and they did it again.

The
kleine Panzerbefehlswagen 1, Sd.Kfz.265  is based on the known Panzer I and was developed to coordinate the tank troops. This 3 in 1 kit comes wit a commanders figure with and additional interchangable second head. That's the peak of beeing miserly! One could mean the figure is the most expensive part of the kit. Here they could have been a bit more generous, by adding two figures.

Same base another model is the
Panzerjäger I B mit 7,5cm StuK 40L/48 (tank hunter). This perdecessor of the later famous Marder had a lack in protection for the crew, which stood right on the tank without cover at all during combat. This led to a fast new developement.
This kit again misses the complete crew! Just one lonley gunner is included is much to less for such a model!
The manufacturer should decide to add a complete crew to a kit like this in 1716 scale, because there are not many figures available in this size!

Both Panzer I subversions are of interest. And who got the Panze I should get himself the
kleine Panzerbefehlswagen 1, Sd.Kfz.265!
Collectors of the Panzer I family need both kits for sure.
All models are fro display only!


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M4A3 E8 Sherman "Easy Eight"

(HVSS)


1/16 scale plastic kit

The Sherman M4A3E8 HVSS middle tank here with a T66 Track
 and made completly in injection molding tradition.
Comes with a machined aluminum barrel (only first run!)
Includes Commander figure (only, a driver figure is not included, again).
This kit is a bit cheaper in price but you need to by the machined MG barrels extra for both MG's!
Decals for four versions.
The Kit is a display model only!

Manufacturer: Takom/Andy's Hobby Headquarter (MBK)
Item-No.: 16AH001

Comes December 2022!
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16TM1016.jpg4x4 1,5t Truck "Willys Jeep"

1/16 scale plastic kit

The Willy's Jeep was GI Joes transportation during WWII and is now available in 1/16 scale too.
Comes with optional M2 MG and cable cutter and one driver figure.

Manufacturer: Takom

Item-No.: 16TM1016

Comes September 2022!
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Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen 1,
Sd.Kfz.265


1/16 scale plastic kit

Based on the Panzer I tank a command car was developed to coordinate the tanks.
Takom did it the same way by setting up a Befehlspanzer from the base of the Panzer I.
This includes a commanders figure with two heads to chose from and 1 of 3 buildable versions.
Who's got the Panzer I needs the Befehlspanzer also.

Manufacturer: Takom

Item-No.: 16TM1017

Comes October 2022!
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16TM1018.jpgPanzerjäger I B mit 7,5cm StuK 40L/48

1/16 scale plastic kit

The ancester of the later Marder PAK tank is the Panzerjäger IB with 7.5cm StuK
Due to the
size of the vehicles the crew operarted mostly without cover in combat, which lead to the development of more safe tanks soon.
Comes with one crew figure.

Manufacturer: Takom
Item-No.: 16TM1018

Comes October 2022!
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US Medium Tank - Early

1/16 scale plastic kit

The Sherman M4A3E8 HVSS early middle tank is the first to come from I Love Kit in 1/16 scale.
This tank was the "work horse" of the US Army in WWII and was built in various versions.
It was continously redesigned and improved.


By release of the E8 version the heaviest gun was installed, the 76mm canon and also the better HVSS suspention. The E8 was the end of the M4 evolution, but was still in use during then 1960's in Israel.
The Kit contains the usual details, single T80 link tracks, moving gear, machined gun barrel and MG barrel, photo etched parts and a commander figur!
The Kit is a display model only!

Manufacturer: I Love Kit
Item-No.: 16IKL61619

Comes September 2022!
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Here some news for all who have too build the ECTO-1 and are afraid of beeing left with a ruin:

While trying to find out what's going on with Eaglemoss from Germany via internet, I found a interesting webside I would like to recommend to all who have the same problem.

https://mypartworks.com/?s=MarvelPhx

The customers in Germany, like most others too, were left alone and didn't get any notice at all about the bankrupcy of Eaglemoss. There are still only infomation in English available to customers in Germany and no official notice at all!

The owner of the linked website calls himself MarvelPhx and seems to build the models for his website. He also seems to have contacts to former Eaglemoss employees and more.

He gives information on what happened to Eglemoss until 10.08.2022 on his page and did some investigation on the companies that produce the parts for Eaglemoss in China!

It looks like there might be a slightly light of hope on the horizon that the issues will be sold by the manufacturer of the parts.
Everyone interested in news in that issue should keep in touch with his page and ours!



19.07.2022

Dear Customers and Friends,

The Deutsche Post AG/DHL has announced the new fares price list valid by 01.07.2022.
The shipping costs to the USA have doubled from 5kg of weight upwards. Below that the price went down a bit.
We recommend customers from the USA to check the shipping fares in the shop and check for the weight too. If your order is below 2kg it might be cheaper to ship it as a parcel (not insured, but with tracking no). We don't offer this shipping method in the shop, due to the fact we can only offer insured shippment there. So if you want to save money, send us an e-mail order and ask for parcel shipment. We will check this and send you an invoice, if this kind of shipment is possible. Please make sure not to order from the shop in these cases and don't pay before we send you an invoice by e-mail!
Better would be to order more than 5kg of weight and save money by getting more items in one shipment.
We have to make clear that we don't make the shipping fares, we just have to pay them for you!

Due to the war situation in Europe and several other crises like another Corona wave comming in fall, we can't tell what is coming next. Also the inflation let the prices play games and we have to follow somehow. Transportation business has a big problem with shipping containers too and so on....

So we have to sit back and relax a bit and announce the new items first when they hit the ground in our warehouse.

What hit our floor today is the new Takom Kit of the V-1 Flying Bomb with Launch Site Kit in 1/35 scale. A kit available in 1/72 scale only before. This one has a Ramp of 5 segments, which is not the total lenght of the original, but more than enough, because is over 90cm long! Includes a F-103 flying bomb and steam generator etc. Figures not included!


New!

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V-1 (Fi-103)
German Flying Bomb Launch Site


Plastic Model Kit
1/35 scale
 Comes with V-1, 5 ramp parts and Pressure unit.
No figures included.

 Manufacturer: Takom
Item-No.: 35TM2152

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V-1 (Fi-103)
German Flying Bomb
with interior

Plastic Model Kit
1/35 scale

V-1 with interior, clear and etched parts and trolley.

 Manufacturer: Takom
Item-No.: 35TM2151

Coming soon!
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Deutsche V-1, Fieseler F-103A1 Flugbombe

Plastic Model Kit
1/35 scale

The prototyp of all cruise missles and the horror for thousands of British citizens. Although the V-1 was a stupid bomb, that was guided only in direction and altitude until fuel was out, it was an effectiv terror tool and showed the German technical superiority by the end of war.
This model shows the standard V-1 version perfectly and is very detailled. Kit includes the transportation trolly too.

Although it has no national insignia a decal set of service lables is included.
There are two standard color schems versions possible in the instruction. But many more can be choosen by use of original pictures from books or the internet.

Lenght: 17cm
Wingspann: 17,5cm

Unassambeled plastic model kit with German and Englisch instructions.

 Manufacturer: Bronco Models
Item-No.: 35cb35058

In stock!
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V-1, Fieseler F-103 Re-3 Flugbomben Schulungsgerät

Plastic Model Kit
1/35 scale

The RE-3 was a V1 "Reichenberg Gerät" Version with a second seat for pilot training. Even pilots that will go on a suicide mission needed some training to cope with the V-1 specialties. Although the Germans haven't been stupid enough to tell their pilots to kill themselves, the chances were high they will not survive one mission.
This was the RE-3 was needed for. This Aircraft was capture by the Americans but it is not sure that training had had begun at all. But it is a good addition on a V-1 Diorama for sure.
The kit contains parts for one RE-3 and a transportation trolley, includes also photo etched parts and a set of decals with servise lables.

Lenght: 17cm
Wingspann: 17,5cm

Unassambeled plastic model kit with German and Englisch instructions.

 Manufacturer: Bronco Models
Item-No.: 35cb35060

In stock!
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New!

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DF-17
Hypersonic Ballistic Missile

Plastic Model Kit
1/35 scale

This hypersonic missle has no nationallity stated on the box.
It was developed and teste years ago by the Americans, but produced and used by the Russiand in Ukraine lately.

 Manufacturer: Takom
Item-No.: 35TM2153

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There is some more to come from Takom soon:

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VT 1-2

German Prototype Tank

1/35 Plastic Model Kit.

The VT 1-2 was a testbed foe a double gun constellation to be tested. There was in fact built another Version with a different lower hull, until finally the understand that this was a silly idea from the beginning and could have saved a lot of money if somebody would have used his brain before building it!
Nontheless a piece of tank evolution to collect!

Manufacturer: Takom
Item-No.: 35TM2155

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Early & Late Vesion with interior

2 in1 Kit
1/35 Plastic Model Kit

This is the 2 in 1 Kit with late and early parts, as well as interio.
For all who can't say which one to build beforehand.

Manufacturer: Takom
Item-No.: 35TM2154

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Flakpanzer V "Kugelblitz"

German Prototype Tank

1/35 Plastic Model Kit.

The Flakpanzer "Kugelblitz" should have based on the hull of the Panther Tank if available at all.
That made it a waste of material, because Panthers were rare and needed with the standard gun turret instead of a silly AA gun turret.
Although its design became the ancester of modern AA tanks like the "Gepard".

Manufacturer: Takom
Item-No.: 35TM2150

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03.06.2022

Dear Customers and Friends,

we had to adjust and renew parts of our "Terms of Business" page to keep it up to date in this strange times.
There are just minor adjustments, but they may be of interest for you, so please take time and check the page prior to ordering, thank you!

We have to let you know that we will not deliver to the Russian Federation anymore as well as to the Peoples Republic of China.
Due to the attack war against the Ukraine we canceled service to the RF!
Due to the corona crises in China we had to stop service to the PR China too!

Therefore these shipping fees where taken from the list and ordering from our shop is impossible by now.

We welcome orders from Ukraine and will ship to them as long as possible!


Some new items arrived yesterday, including two versions of the German Schnellboot S38 in 1/72 scale by Fore Hobby. These kits are perfect made and have included besides a big set of photo eteched parts, two machined gun barrels. The two versions of this kit are the S38 as
built in 1942 and the later S38b with armored bridge.

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German Navy
Schnellboot S-38/1942

Plastic Kit 1/72

Highly detailed kit with photoetched parts
and machined gun barrels

400+ Parts

Length:
485mm

Manufacturer:
 Fore Hobby
Item-No.: 72FH1001

In stock!
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German Navy
Schnellboot S-38b

Plastic Kit 1/72

Highly detailed kit with photoetched parts
and machined gun barrels

400+ Parts

Length:
485mm

Manufacturer: Fore Hobby
Item-No.: 72FH1003

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Also new is the Fa330 Bachstelze by Takom in 1/16 scale. This kit is some like unusual, because it is a one seater aero grio copter used by German U-Boats to widen their range of observation. This autogiro was towed like a kite behind the U-Boat and controlled by one pilot who was also the watch. This gave the crews of the U-Boats the chance to literaly see behind their horizon without beeing seen.
To me this kit has an additional benefit, because the seamen that flew this stick where trained at the German Airfield in Rothenbergen (Hessen) next to my hometown. When the crews arrived at that time, they wore their Navy Uniforms, which came to the attention of a spy who sent this information to London instantly. This ended in a news message on BBCs radio, where the crews where welcomed at Rothenbergen the same evening! This the Germans new there was a spy and the crews are no secret anymore. The spy never was found, by the way.
For more details on the Bachstelze I recommend the Book "Himmelfahrtskommando "Bachstelze"" by Gerhard Freund. A documentation on the Fa330 available by Märchenstraße Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-9816145-1-0.

The kit comes with three sets of markings for German, English and French Version. A pilot figure is included too.
I would like to remark that the pilot never had worn a "Schiffchen" as seen on the artwork, because his working place was very windy and he would have lost it instantly. Original photos and the equipment list show that the pilot wore a standard leather hood with headphones and googles.


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1/16 Plastic Kit

Comes with 3 sets of markings
 Photo etches parts and Figure included

Manufacturer: Takom
Item-No.: 16TM1015

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05.05.2022

Dear Customers and Friends,

This I call a nouvelty! YAMATO is back or better newly released by Glow 2B from a new mold as a Premium Kit in 1/200 scale!

You all remember the Nichimo Kit from the 1970s, who doesn't. It was my favorite as a boy of 6 but far to expensive at that time. 52 years later I will finally get it, too! My father always kept fingers crossed I didn't save the money to buy it at that time. I didn't tell him by now...he is 89 now that would kill him, maybe.

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I haven't seen any parts by now, but Glow 2B released the assembly instruction, a book of 96 pages! It makes me hungery for more.

The design seems Trumpeter like and probably comes from that direction. So the Nichimo kit is a bit outdated, it is probably a new mold.
The Hull is a one piece part and has supports that seem to be in parts from metal. So the Kit is not announced as a RC-option there is no way to keep RC-geeks from making it an option.
This Model is
1315mm long and 194mm wide, it has 2800 parts and a bunch of 8 different PE-frames from which are twice others 4 times included! The salesprice of 499,-Euro seem much but seen in relation to the Nichimo item from 50 years ago it is cheap. The sold an multimedia Abo-Kit two years ago which was 1200 Euro in total and you had to make the Hull from wooden parts! That's expensive.

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Today the Panzer III Ausfg. J, L, M from Heller in 1/16 scale arrived and it is a great model too. It has the same quality like the StuG III and the same tracks.
In opposite to the Das Werk Modell the upper Hull is a one piece part and included in two different versions! The only bug is the messed the holes for the agles up and included an repair instruction in the assembly instruction. Not a big thing but you need to fix it and simple was cheaper for them to do it this way instead of fixing the mold?!
You also have to decide which version to built right from the beginning, because they made seperate instruction books for them. This is helpful, because the instruction is better to handle this way. A color printed painting instruction for 8 versions is also included and the decal sheet leaves German crosses for at least two other models.
 Interior is limited to the turret only and the gun barrels are made from plastic, except for the long version which also comes in machined aluminum, but looks a bit different than the plastic part. I have to check on this point first, before I can say anything on if it's original or not.
But together with the Das Werk kit you get three metal barrels for two tanks, which leaves one for an RC-Tank model, or?

The skirts for the sides are from PS and pre-cut which makes assembly easy. The skirts for the turret are injection molded ones.
The tracks are singlelinked but have the sprocket as a single piece to glue on. I don't know wihich moron invented this, but you may skip it by using pre-assembled plastic tracks from Heng Long or metal versions by Taigen. Whom this isto heavy or expensive will need to glue....

Both kits are good and you can make a skillful model from each kit, but togehter they make more than just the total of parts!


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Not new, but only one of two kits ever made in that scale is the
Space Shuttle in 1/72 scale by Revell.
The only other model that size was the Monogram Shuttle with Tank and Boosters. But that is not available anymore since years.
The Revell kit has a lot of detail, like the complete cockpit with a to open hatch and the cargo bay doors that open too, including a cargo consisting of the Space Lab.
Only the heat shield tials have risen engravings, which is wrong, but can be changed with a lot of time and more work.

The monogram kit wasn't engraved at all! And lacked many of those details too, due to the fact it had to be light weight for to been mounted to the external fueltank. So the Revell kit is unique and large too...

01.05.2022

Dear Customers and Friends,

forgive me for not beeing present here since Christmas, but the Corona situation made it quite useless to inform you on things you couldn't get in time due to the chaos in mail services world wide.
It's still grown worse since then and the perspective looks dark anyway, but we are optimistic and hope things will get to a more normal level then since.

There have
been only a few new Items during the first quarter of the year 2022, but some remarkable too. Please have a look to the German News Section or the shop to see what came during the last weeks and let me start today with the second model of the well known and produced in numbers tank of WWII of German Army, the Panzer III.
Das Werk started the year by announceing the release of this new Kit in 1/16 scale by April 2022. Followed by Heller soon. So both battled each other before on releaseing the StuG III, this time the release date was more relaxed. While Das Werk delivered their kit in the beginning of April, Heller followed pretty precise a month later. And we expect to get the kits from Heller by Thursday. The ones from Das Werk are already in stock.

Both kits are more then unusual and come with both, a lot or extra parts for several verions to build and even more decals for decorating several more color shemes. All together and noticing the fact that this tank was one of the most built in German Army during WWII, there is an endless number of Versions possible to be build.

Best of all there will be precious parts to be left over and useful to upgrade or modify i.e. the Heng Long RC models. There are otherwise a lot of RC spares available that may be useful for converting the kit, such as tracks in plastic or metal and in several versions like the Ost Winterkette (Wide Winter Tracks), sproket wheels and roadwheels in metal and with rubber tires and several more. Also there are some nice figures available, which are missing in the kits...



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Panzer III Ausf J
German Tank
3 in 1

Plastic Model Kit 1/16 scale

Product Details
Highly detailed static plastic model
3 versions buildable
Workable tracks & suspension
2,5cm cannon metal barrels (Short & Long)*
*First production run only
2 engine deck versions (Standard & Africa (DAK))
3 in 1 Kit
The following options can be built from the kit:
    with or without add on armor
    with a long or short barrel
    the Afrika Korps (DAK)-Version or Standard-Version
 
Figure not included!


Manufacturer: Das Werk
Item-No.: 16DW002

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German Tank

Plastic Model Kit 1/16
scale
Versions that can be build:
Ausf. J (Sd.Kfz. 141 - 5cm KwK/L42)
Ausf. J (Sd.Kfz. 141/1 - 5cm KwK/L60)
Ausf. L (Sd.Kfz. 141/1 - 5cm KwK/L60)
Ausf. M (Sd.Kfz. 141/1 - with side armor

Aluminum gun for Type J
Single track links
Side armor plates
Includes photo etched parts
 
Markings for:
Pz.Rgt.3, 2.Pz.Div., Kursk 1943
3.Pz.Gren.Div. "Totenkopf", Kursk 1943
6.Pz.Div., Kursk 1943
3.Pz.Rgt.7, 10.Pz.Div., Tunesien 1943
2.Pz.Div., Russia1941
Unbekannte Einheiten: 412 Sommer 1943,
Sommer 1943, 124 Winter 1943

1500+ Parts
420 x 205 mm
343 x 188 mm

Figure not included!


Manufacturer: Heller
Item-No.:  16HL30321

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Unfortunately Inflation is rising, due to oil price and shipping problems everything will get more expensive by now soon. We have to adjust our prices depending on the new retail prices from time to time and it looks that we will have to more than once this year.
So it is a good idea to buy sooner than later.

Still the shipping overseas is a big problem, but it starts to get better by  now.

Please keep checking the
Corona Chaos Mail Check
prior to ordering, because we will calculate on the daily bases .

If you want to save postage you may ship as a parcel on your own risk!

This shipping methode is not available in the shop, so
please contact us by e-mail first before ordering!
We will send you a manual invoice then. But remember shipping by parcel is not ensured, but has a tracking-no..


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