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1/144 Scale F6F-3 Hellcat
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008 - 08:11 AM UTC


The latest addition to Platz's range of detailed miniature WW2 fighters is the Grumman Hellcat.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008 - 09:30 AM UTC
Rowan.

Is there anywhere in the UK we can get hold of platz kits?? If you're a convert to 144 check out the Sweet range of kits - they are excelent.

Andy
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008 - 10:48 AM UTC
Cheers Andy - I will.

As regards buying Platz kits in the UK, their website doesn't show a distributor yet. Hannants have a DC-3 and Il-76 listed, but none of these WW2 fighters. I'll see if Platz themselves can suggest a source over here.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008 - 01:17 PM UTC
Actually, the DC3 and Il-76 that Hannants have listed are photoetch accessories rather than kits.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 - 07:55 PM UTC

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Actually, the DC3 and Il-76 that Hannants have listed are photoetch accessories rather than kits.




Hi Kenneth

Well spotted! Obviously, I was just testing everyone there...

I've just heard back from Platz and they've confirmed that they don't have a UK distributor yet.

If you're shopping on-line, HLJ have a number of the kits in stock and are always a good source for Japanese kits at competitive prices.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 05:11 AM UTC
Cheers Rowan,

Like Andy (Bigskip) I have been looking for a UK outlet of these kits. Hannants did stock them when the Platz range first came out several years ago and then stopped! I did manage to pick up the P-51D back then great kit, so I'm very disappointed that I have not been able to pick up any more of their range.

Luciano