With the customary lull between festive parties I am able to compile my own list of promising new items for the New Year, some of which are already being offered for sale on eBay by enterprising dealers.
There is the new Spitfire from Tamiya, which the media has battered us with for a few weeks now. Yes, it's a beautiful kit, I may build one some day. But it is yet another Spitfire.
And what about the new Fiat BR-20 from Classic Airframes, or the Ki-43 'Lily' from AtoZ Models? And the new Arado 196 Seaplane from Italeri and a new Sukhoi Su 24 from Trumpeter? That's quite a list and it's just for starters. Most of these are out, ready and waiting. There are also some old favourites returning to the list - Revell are giving us the Dornier 217 and the ancient 1/32 Hurricane is back too. Got to take the rough with the smooth.
I'm hoping to get a chance to build most of the above this year, and I'll be sharing the details right here with you, patient reader. It looks as though 2010 will be even better than 2009; new kits, new projects, dioramas, articles, lots of photos. Feel free to contribute if you have a special interest, or just want to join in.
To all my visitors, whether you are an enthusiast or just interested, thank you for your time, and maw we wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.
Philip and Kim Goodier