Delta Lady XH558 at Sywell Tuesday 13th October 2015
It has been a busy few weeks at Sywell recently, but I had not been told, nor was I expecting, a final viewing of the Avro Vulcan XH558 on my very own doorstep ! After last weekend’s official last ever public display of the Vulcan , which I had sold out and I had missed out on, I had reluctantly accepted that this had been the last chance to see her in the air for one last time.
There had been reports that she would still fly this week for people to get a last chance to see her in the air, but I thought that if I was lucky, I might just get a glimpse of her in the distance perhaps.
Whilst I was at my desk, I heard the sound of a Merlin engine, and I popped out to the airfield and expected to see the regular viewing of a “Two Seater” Spitfire, which indeed there was. However, the crowd that met me was somewhat larger than the average crowd for the usual flights for “our” Two Seater. Then in the distance I saw why the crowd had gathered… the Vulcan was about to make a full private display over the airfield and then form up with our resident Air Display Team …The Blades.
Well you can imagine the atmosphere in the crowd, totally thrilled but also a lot of sadness.
I have taken a few shots(apologies for the quality they were taken on my mobile phone) , which I include here, but they do not give justice to a fantastic and somewhat “personal” display at Sywell. I have also taken a couple of video clips, and if I can work out how to get these into a newsletter than I will show you in a future edition.
Corgi have firmed up on the release dates from it’s current catalogue. These dates are intended as a guide, and not the date you will receive your model. Corgi have to deliver to me first before I can deliver to you !
I have included images of the models here with release dates underneath. If you wish to order any of these models simply click on the image and it will take you directly to the website page.
HOBBYMASTER NEW TOOLING ANNOUNCEMENT
Hobbymaster have announced a new tooling this week… a MiG 23 Flogger !
Please click on the image above to get details on the model, as it will take you straight to the webpage on the site. Pricing has not been announced yet so,if you want to order one, please email me at sales@flying-tigers or call me on 01604 499034 to register your interest in this model. There is no commitment from your side until I confirm pricing to you.
Latest pre-production photos of the Hobbymaster Viking HA4901
Hobbymaster have released the following images on pre-production of HA4901 S-3B Viking “Independence” 160131, VS-21 “Fighting Redtails” US NAVY 1990s. If you wish to see more they are on the website. Simply click on any of the images below and it will take to the correct page. They have also announced the RRP for this model which is £93.99.
Flying Tigers price is £79.99 and is now available to Pre-order! CLICK HERE.
Those of you that have already expressed an interest will be contacted by Flying Tigers to confirm your order at £79.99 plus P&P . Your orders are already covered by Flying Tigers and will be first in the queue ( or you can contact me if you wish to confirm your order ).
HOBBYMASTER ARRIVALS AT THE END OF THIS MONTH
At the end of this month Flying Tigers will be receiving a large delivery from Hobbymaster. Many of these models have been heavily pre-ordered already. Thank you all for your continued support. Consequently there will not be a lot of stock available to satisfy additional demand. If you would like to order one of the following models please order from Flying Tigers ASAP to avoid disappointment by clicking on the images below and going straight to the relevant web page.
I would draw your attention to the following offer which has just become available again.Many of you were disappointed to miss out on a HALF PRICE OFFER on HA8601(DEF) Hawker Hurricane Mk.I R4175, Sgt. J. František No.303 (Polish) Sqn. RAF Northolt, Sept 1940.
This item has a small defect on the application of the roundel on the wing. It can be viewed on the webpage by clicking on the image below, which will take you straight to the page an a full explanation. Needless to say Flying Tigers sold out very quickly at the time, but I am pleased to say that I have been able to secure a few more. This will definitely be a last chance… so first come , first served.
Over the course of the next few weeks I will be making some changes to the website. Some of these will only be minor, some will be more visual. I hope this will help in navigating the site more easily. I will announce additions to the site in the normal way through the Weekly Flying Tigers Newsletter or through mid-Week updates.
Thank you for taking time to read this week’s Newsletter.