Cosford – Shropshire Model Show

Photograph ©Mark Maxey

Update: 03/04/2017

We are happy to say the Cosford – Shropshire Scale Model Show was a great success as was our new spot. We even managed to get Colin Marrow of the Airfix Modelling Special Interest Group (right) to become an honorary member of the Collectakit team!

We hope you were able to join us, and the other enthusiasts at the show and had a good time.

Thanks,

Pat

 

23/03/2017

Good morning everyone,

Due to uncertainty we were previously unable to confirm if we would be attending the Shropshire Scale Model Show, but I am now happy to confirm that we will indeed be at the show! Collectakit will be located on the Lower Floor of the Cold War Hanger.

Hope to see you all there,

Pat


Collectakit will be at the IPMS Scottish Nationals

24/02/2017

Good evening all,

I are pleased to confirm that we will be attending the IPMS Scottish Nationals on the 29th & 30th April 2017. We hope that you will be able to join us in meeting the enthusiastic and skilled modellers of Scotland, as well as enjoy the exhibits as they display their achievements; sharing their passion for the hobby.

You can find more information on the show at the IPMS Scottish National Scale Model Show website.

See you there,

Pat


Kleeware Tri-Motor Stinson

20/02/17

Tri-Motor Stinson Kleeware

A quantity of this unusual kit were discovered in a shop in Malta by a visiting RAF Officer back in the last century. The kits were from ITC moulds and produced by Harry Kleeman. Harry would have supplied them to Woolworths along with household products such as bowls and buckets.This particular batch were exported to Malta around the early ’60s and judging from their condition have spent around 50+years inside other boxes and away from sunlight. They were rediscovered when the retired RAF Officer passed away and eventually were offered to us. A very nice reminder of the early days of our hobby.

Pat


UPDATE – Website Update – Disruption

UPDATE – I am pleased to say that the Website disruption has now ended and we are back to normal.

29/12/2016
Good morning all,

Over the next few weeks we will be performing some updates to the Collectakit Website that might cause disruption. We apologise for the inconvenience and will do our best to reduce any down time.

If you have any questions, as always, do get in touch.

Many thanks and Merry Christmas,

Pat


UPDATE – Christmas Orders

UPDATE – We are happy to update that all orders have now been fulfilled and are on their way. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and we will be back, hard at it, in the new year!

01/12/2016
Good morning everyone,

It is the first of December, which means Christmas is just around the corner. We will do our best to get all orders sorted before we down tools for the festive break. To help, please do get any orders to us by the 12th December 2016 to ensure we have time to get them posted to you.

If you have any questions, as always, do get in touch.

Many thanks and Merry Christmas,

Pat


Scale ModelWorld 2016!

16/11/2016

Good afternoon everyone,

I think we have finally recovered from the years great Scale ModelWorld show, which really was made by the friendliness of the visitors and general exciting vibe of the show. It was a shame that with all the hustle and bustle at the Collectakit stall, we didn’t get enough time to appreciate all the hard work that had gone into the displays available throughout the venue.

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The Collectakit Stall at Scale ModelWorld 2016

Collectakit is once again proud to have supported the IPMS Rolemodels stand and competition, which brings young modellers together with seasoned IPMS members to help hone their fledgling skills. Additionally, Collectakit donated one-hundred models from the Collectakit Heritigate Collection to the British Legion (Give an Old Kit a New Home) which have been used to raise money for the charity.

Thank you to everyone who attended and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

All the best and happy modelling,

Pat


Scale ModelWorld 2016 is this weekend!

08/11/2016

With only days to go before the the biggest show of the year arrives, we wanted to get you all in the mood with a few more kits that have been lovingly restored by the Airfix Special Interest Group (ASIG).

North American Mustang IV, 'Edmonton Special', KH680 of 442 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force Flown by Pilot Officer A. J. Mallandine, RCAF from Hunsdon during May 1945.
North American Mustang IV, ‘Edmonton Special’, KH680 of 442 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Flown by Pilot Officer A. J. Mallandine, RCAF from Hunsdon during May 1945.
North American P-51D Mustang, 44-14237, 'Moonbeam McSwine' Flown By Captain William Whisner of 487th FS, 352nd FG from Bodney during September 1944
North American P-51D Mustang, 44-14237, ‘Moonbeam McSwine’
Flown By Captain William Whisner of 487th FS, 352nd FG from Bodney during September 1944

We hope you enjoy the good work of the ASIG members that we have showcased over the last few months and seek out their displays, along with many other modelling clubs, at Scale ModelWorld 2016 this weekend.

All the best and look forward to seeing you all there,

Pat


Scale ModelWorld 2016 is almost here!

17/10/2016

With less than a month to go before Scale ModelWorld 2016, we wanted to tease you with another model that has been brought back from the brink. Issued after the release of the 1956 remake of Jules Vernes classic, Around The World In Eighty Days, the rare Adams model has been brought back to life by Richard Middleton. After receiving the kit, which had suffered water damage, he was able to replicate the decals (which took the worst of the damage) and make the most of this great piece.

Around The World In Eighty Days - Richard Middleton
Adams – Around The World In Eighty Days model, restored by Richard Middleton

The model will be having it’s debut at the Scale ModelWorld 2016 show where you can appreciate Richard’s hard work, first hand.


AMSIG bring new life to the undead!

The Skeleton's Model
The Skeleton’s debut was at the Sutton Coldfield show on the 11th September 2016, ©Mark Maxey.

13/09/2016

Collectakit has a ‘Sick Kit’ store where everything that is not ‘well’ on arrival goes to await mending/completing. As time went on, it got close to bursting and we had to bite the bullet and sort it out. There was a build up over the last five years, so we opened a ‘Kit Hospital’. Many of the problems with these poor kits were missing decals or instructions, which we could remedy with our own instruction/decal bank, but there were those that needed more love and attention to bring them back from the brink. So we decided to help our favourite Special Interest Group (SIG) – the Airfix Models SIG and  donated a considerable number of kits to them to restore. You can find some of their restorations online or at the numerous shows they attend. Watch out for the Airfix Skeleton modelled as a warrior from the Sinbad films.

Keep up the good work lads’

Pat

Angel Interceptor Model
Will be having it’s debut on the Farnborough Show on the 24th September 2016, ©Chris MacSheffrey.
Preying Mantis Model
Debuted along side his Skeleton pal, at the Sutton Coldfield show on the 11th September 2016, ©Mark Maxey.

Old Sarum Model Show, Salisbury

Old Sarum Model Show

22/08/2016
Good day all,

Yesterdays show, held in one of the listed Aviation Hangers, at the Old Sarum Airfield was a great first show at this venue. We look forward to more events hosted by the helpful and well organised group. There was also a very interesting array of full size aircraft available to experience in the museum complex.

If you were able to attend, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

All the best,

Pat


UPDATE: Hull Model Show – 14th August 2016

UPDATE – Please note that this show has now been cancelled.

22/02/2016
Good morning all,

Following the success of the 2015 model show at the KC Stadium, Hull, the club will be moving to a larger venue: The University of Hull Sports Centre. This will mean a greater number of exhibitors, traders (including us) and club supporters.

Venue Information can be found here.

Additionally, a quick side note regarding the 2016 list, it will be released in April.

Many thanks,

Pat


Happy New Year – new list to be released soon!

11/01/2015
Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday period and had a happy new year. With the new year now upon us, it is time for the Collectakit List to be updated. This is currently underway and will be available later this month.

If you would would like a copy, once it is ready, please do get in contact via email or send a stamped address envelope (minimum A5 size) to Collectakit.

Many thanks,

Pat


Christmas Orders

03/12/2015
Good evening everyone,

Just a quick update on orders as we aproach the Christmas Holidays. We will do our best to get all orders sorted before we down tools for the festive break. To help, please do get any orders to us by the 11th December 2015 to ensure we have time to get them posted to you.

If you have any questions, as always, do get in touch.

Many thanks and Merry Christmas,

Pat


IPMS Scale ModelWorld 2015 – Role Models

Scale ModelWorld 4

08/11/2015
Good day all,

It is another enjoyable day, here at the IPMS Scale ModelWorld Show, and we thought it would be a good chance to bring attention to the Role Models exhibition/stand here at the show. Collectakit is happy to sponsor this initiative to bring young modellers together with the expertise of the seasoned IPMS members to help perfect their fledgling skills.

I hope you have had a chance to come down to this years show, and remember you can share all your experiences on the IPMS Forums.

Pat


IPMS Scale ModelWorld 2015 – End of Day One

IPMS - Coffee

07/11/2015
Good evening everyone,

Its been a long day, but we have had a great time. Now for a well deserved cup of coffee. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Pat


IPMS Scale ModelWorld 2015

Scale ModelWorld 2

07/11/2015
Good day everyone,

We are happy to say that the IPMS Scale ModelWorld show is off to a flying start, with so many stalls and exhibits to visit. If you would like to escape the dreary weekend weather, then do come along.

Pat


New Website – Update In Progress

07/11/2015
Good afternoon Everyone,

As you can see our website has been given a revamp, which has all the same useful content. If you find anything amiss, please do let us know.

Pat