HERE IT IS! The 1/200 scale USS Hornet (CV-8) from Merit Models. Over 1,239 mm long with one-piece hull, fully detailed hangar, flight deck moulded in clear plastic to display hangar detail (for those who like that sort of thing), 5 x F4F-4 Wildcat fighters, 5 x SBD 3/4 Dauntless dive bombers, 8 x TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bombers, 16 x Doolittle Raid B-25B with proper nose art & markings.
Optional Build with early or late type radars. Over 1,290 parts: 44 injection-moulded sprues, 9 PE Sheets, 8 x turned metal barrels for 5" guns, metal anchor chains. We have to pre-order these by 12 June, so we need your pre-orders ASAP! Price will be £259.99.
If you need to phone WEM to speak with a live body, remember that our phone hours at the shop are 10AM - 3PM, Monday through Friday. Outside those hours you can always leave a phone message as the answering machine is on 24/7. If you're phoning our U.S. contingent in West Virginia, PLEASE remember that this is a home number and confine your calls to 10AM - 3PM Eastern time. I say this because I have an extreme dislike for phone calls at 4AM!
Due to increased postage costs, we will no longer automatically include our paper price lists with orders. However, you may still request them, free of charge, by phone, e-mail, or by ordering them direct from the website.
WEM ON FACEBOOK!
That's right, White Ensign Models now has its own Facebook page. Stop over and join us for the latest goings-on, pics, a chat, or to meet some of your fellow modellers. All it takes is a click here.
You'll notice there's a Camouflage Schemes & Colours link under Brochure on the main page. Follow the link and you'll find ship-specific lists of Colourcoats you'll need to paint your kits. I've been keeping a file of these over the years as customers phoned or e-mailed to ask what colours to use, and I'll be adding to it from time to time. I have now added hyperlinks to USN camouflage design sheets for those patterns listed on the page.
If you have specific ships, aircraft, or vehicles you'd like to see listed, e-mail me at email@example.com and we'll see what we can do.
MASTER BARRELS 1/350 20mm OERLIKON INSTRUCTIONS
In response to a number of modelers who have had trouble assembling these little jewels, Piotr of Master Barrels has come up with a full-colour, downloadable set of assembly instructions. You'll find them at http://master-model.pl/images/stories/oerlikon_manual.pdf.
PHOTOETCH SET PRIORITY LIST (6 JUNE)
Based on numbers of pre-orders, here are the current top 5 coming PE sets in Peter Hall's design queue. As always, this list is subject to change due to, 1) changes in the numbers of pre-orders for individual sets or, 2) the whims of the WEM higher-ups.
1. WEM PE 7214 1/72 LCVP/LCA/LCM(3) for Airfix/Mach II kits
2. WEM PE 35122 1/350 IJN Shokaku
3. WEM PE 35146 1/350 Fuso-class Battleships
4. WEM PE 35123 1/350 IJN Ise-class Battleships
5. WEM PE 35145 1/350 Z-Class Destroyers
Want to see your most desired set move up in the queue? Get out there and beat the bushes to generate more orders!
We've broken the logjam--at least to North America. MidTenn Hobbies has just received a shipment of 3 larges boxes of Colourcoats from WEM, including a number of colors he hasn't previously stocked. We were able to use his FedEx account to ship. Given the costs involved, this is only going to work for dealers at this point. For now, MidTenn is the only U.S. dealer receiving Colourcoats restocks.
We have added a number of items to the Clearance Section. Check them out.
June 6: Peter Hall reports progress on four new 1/350 kit patterns:
K 3576, HMS Scorpion, S-Class Destroyer
K 3578, HMS Coventry, C-Class Cruiser
K 3579, HMS Barfleur, Battle-Class Destroyer
K 3580, HMS Portchester Castle, Castle-Class Corvette
You can pre-order any (or all) of these kits by clicking on the hyperlinked kit numbers above.
AIRCRAFT KITS & ACCESSORIES--NEW, RESTOCKED, DISCONTINUED
NEW MERIT MODELS 1/18 SCALE **NEW LINE**
NEW MM61801, SBD-3 Dauntless, £129.99 including VAT.
ARMOUR KITS & ACCESSORIES--NEW, RESTOCKED, DISCONTINUED
NEW AX06380, Strongpoint, £19.99 including VAT;
NEW AX06381, Desert Outpost, £19.99 including VAT.
NEW ED36252, Merkava Mk.IV LIC (Academy), £16.70 including VAT;
NEW ED36258, Merkava Mk.IV LIC Armour Shields (Academy), £16.70 including VAT.
NEW EBIG7280, Plants II, Tropic & Subtropic, includes ED73437 Cactus (painted), ED73441 Leaves Palm Cocos Nucifera (painted),
ED73442 Leaves Palm Howea Belmoreana, £30.60 including VAT.
HASEGAWA 1/72 SCALE
NEW HAMB28, Leopold German Rail Gun, £24.99 including VAT.
MASTER BOX 1/35 SCALE
NEW MB35151, "Urgent Dispatch" (Mercedes 170 VK, 4 figures & 1 horse), £29.99 including VAT;
NEW MB35155, Dogs in the Service, Marine Corps, WW2, £8.99 including VAT.
MENG MODEL 1/35 SCALE
NEW MERIT MODELS **NEW LINE**
NEW MM61602, M198 155mm Towed Howitzer, £69.99 including VAT.
NEW MM61701, German FlaK 36 88mm Anti-Aircraft Gun, £39.99 including VAT.
NEW MT35148, Market Garden (Netherlands 1944), £8.99 including VAT;
NEW MT36053, Ruined Factory w/Base, £19.99 including VAT.
NEW MT72027, Country House (multi-coloured kit), £14.99 including VAT.
NEW RV3194, StuG 40 Ausf.G, £10.50 including VAT.
RODEN 1/72 SCALE
NEW ROD728, Opel Blitzbus Ludewig "Aero" (WW2 service), £12.99 including VAT.
TRUMPETER 1/35 SCALE
NEW TP02060, 2S1 Workable Track Links, £16.99 including VAT;
NEW TP02339, Soviet 85mm D-44 Divisional Gun, £14.99 including VAT;
NEW TP05556, BMP-1P, £27.99 including VAT;
NEW TP05571, 2S1 Russian Self-propelled Howitzer, £37.99 including VAT.
ZVESDA 1/35 SCALE
NEW NV200, British Battleships 1914-18 (1): The Early Dreadnoughts, £9.99.
SHIP KITS & ACCESSORIES--NEW, RESTOCKED, DISCONTINUED
RE-RELEASED AX05280, Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat/MTB £16.99 including VAT.
NEW ED53081, Bismarck Part 2 Front Area (Trumpeter), £22.25 including VAT;
NEW ED53086, Bismarck Part 7 AA Guns (Trumpeter), £22.25 including VAT;
NEW ED53087, Kriegsmarine Officers (self-adhesive), £18.40 including VAT;
NEW ED53090, Bismarck Part 8 - Structural Railings (Trumpeter), £18.40 including VAT.
NEW EBIG5315, IJN Tone (Tamiya), includes ED17518 IJN Figures (self-adhesive/3-D/painted), ED53074 Tone, ED53075 Tone Railings 1, £38.99 including VAT.
NEW KAMMS-35038, JMSDF Murasame Destroyer Detail-up Parts (Trumpeter), £45.99 including VAT;
NEW KAMMS-35039, USS New York (LPD-21) Detail-up Parts (Monochrome/Trumpeter), £45.99 including VAT.
NEW RV5212, RMS Olympic (1911), £17.99 including VAT.
NEW RV5727, 1/700 & 1/1200 Titanic Gift Set, 2 kits included plus paints, paint brush & glue, £26.99 including VAT.
AIRCRAFT KITS & ACCESSORIES--NEW, RESTOCKED, DISCONTINUED
ACADEMY 1/48 SCALE
NEW AC12267, F4U-4B Corsair, £8.99 including VAT;
NEW AC12273, F4U-1D Corsair, £11.99 including VAT.
NEW AX03060, Super Etendard, £10.99 including VAT;
NEW AX55208, Hawker Typhoon Starter Set includes Acrylic paints, brushes and poly cement, £9.99 including VAT.
NEW CH2017, XB-35 Flying Wing Heavy Bomber, £24.99 including VAT.
NEW ED32328, Lynx Mk.88 Exterior (Revell), £19.50 including VAT;
NEW ED32332, Bf-109E-3 Exterior (Cyber-Hobby), £13.99 including VAT;
NEW ED32758, Bf-109E-3 Interior (self-adhesive) (Cyber-Hobby), £16.70 including VAT;
NEW ED32761, Lynx Mk.88 Interior (self-adhesive) (Revell), £19.50 including VAT;
NEW ED32763, Lynx Mk.88 Seatbelts (Revell), £16.70 including VAT;
NEW ED32771, USAAF WW2 Fabric Seatbelts, £10.99 including VAT;
NEW ED33118, Lynx Mk.88 Interior (Revell), £13.99 including VAT;
NEW ED33122, Bf-109E-3 Interior (self-adhesive) (Cyber-Hobby), £13.99 including VAT;
NEW EDJX149, Bf-109E-3 Paint Mask (Cyber-Hobby), £5.60 including VAT;
NEW EDJX153, P-61A/P-61B Black Widow Paint Mask (Hobby Boss), £10.99 including VAT.
NEW EBIG4984, MiG-23M (Trumpeter), includes ED48755 MiG-23M/ML/MF Exterior, ED48756 MiG-23M/ML/MF Weapon, ED48758 MiG-23 F.O.D., ED49626 MiG-23M (self-adhesive, painted), EDEX375 MiG-23M Paint Mask, £47.30 including VAT;
NEW EBIG4985, Lynx HMA.8 (Airfix), includes ED48741 Lynx HMA.8 Exterior, ED49009 Remove Before Flight (painted), ED49613 Lynx HMA.8 Interior (self-adhesive, painted), ED49623 Lynx HMA.8 seatbelts (painted), EDEX366 Lynx HMA.8 Paint Mask, £36.20 including VAT;
NEW EBIG4986, AN-2W 'Colt' (Hobby Boss) includes ED48747 An-2 Surface Panels, ED49610 An-2 (painted), EDEX365 An-2 Paint Mask, £27.80 including VAT;
NEW ED48771, MiG-29 F.O.D. (Great Wall Hobby), £10.99 including VAT;
NEW ED48772, MiG-29 Exterior (Great Wall Hobby), £10.99 including VAT;
NEW ED48774, Bf-109E-3/Bf-109E-4 (Eduard), £16.70 including VAT;
NEW ED49062, RAF WW2 Fabric Seatbelts, £7.20 including VAT;
NEW ED49612, P-47D Thunderbolt (self-adhesive) (Hobby Boss), £13.99 including VAT;
NEW ED49627, MiG-29 Interior (self-adhesive) (Great Wall Hobby), £13.99 including VAT;
NEW ED49651, Bf-109E Weekend (Eduard), £10.99 including VAT;
NEW ED648101, R-27ET/AA-10 Alamo-D, £8.40 including VAT;
NEW ED648102, F6F Wheels (Eduard) [F6F-3 F6F-5 F6F-5N Mk.I / Mk.II], £4.50 including VAT;
NEW ED648105, MiG-23M/MiG-23MF Main Wheel Bay (Trumpeter), £12.80 including VAT;
NEW ED648104, MiG-23M/MiG-23MF Exhaust Nozzle (Trumpeter), £12.80 including VAT;
NEW EDD48015, Spitfire Mk.IX Stencil Decals, £4.50 including VAT;
NEW EDEX393, F-4B Phantom Paint Mask (Academy), £7.20 including VAT;
NEW EDEX394, Sikorsky H-34 Paint Mask (Gallery Models), £7.20 including VAT;
NEW EDEX396, Mirage 2000D Paint Mask (Heller), £7.20 including VAT;
NEW EDEX397, Sepecat Jaguar A Paint Mask (Heller), £7.20 including VAT;
NEW EDFE627, MiG-29 Interior (self-adhesive) (Great Wall Hobby), £13.99 including VAT.
NEW ED73474, F-102A Delta Dagger (self-adhesive) (Meng), £16.70 including VAT;
NEW ED73478, Bf-109E-7 (self-adhesive) (Airfix), £13.99 including VAT;
NEW ED73479, Spitfire PR Mk.XIX (Airfix), £10.99 including VAT;
NEW ED672016, P-51D Mustang Wheels (Tamiya), £4.50 including VAT;
NEW ED672017, MG-15 Guns, £4.50 including VAT;
NEW EDCX342, MiG-15/MiG-15bis Paint Mask (Eduard), £3.30 including VAT;
NEW EDCX357, Cant Z1005 Paint Mask (Italeri/Supermodel), £8.40 including VAT;
NEW EDCX360, Vampire T.11 Paint Mask (Airfix), £4.40 including VAT;
NEW EDCX362, P-38L Lightning Paint Mask (Hobby Boss), £3.99 including VAT;
NEW EDSS474, F-102A Delta Dagger (self-adhesive) (Meng), £7.20 including VAT;
NEW EDSS478, Bf-109E-7 (self-adhesive) (Airfix), £5.60 including VAT.
NEW EDK8264, Bf-109E-7 Tropical, £22.25 including VAT.
NEW HA08232, P-40N Warhawk "502nd Fighter Squadron", £52.49 including VAT.
NEW HA07327, TA-4F Skyhawk "FAC", £46.99 including VAT;
NEW HA07328, B5N1 'Kate' Type 97 Carrier Attack Bomber, £39.99 including VAT;
NEW HA07329, Bf-109G-2 "Finnish Air Force", £37.49 including VAT.
NEW HA02024, Mosquito FB Mk. 18 "Anti-Ship Attacker", £39.99 including VAT;
NEW HA02025, Sea Hurricane Mk.IB/Mk.IIC Combo (2 kits), £44.99 including VAT;
NEW HA02026, SBD-3/SBD-4/SBD-5 Dauntless Combo (2 Kits), £37.49 including VAT;
NEW HA02027, AD-6/AD-7 Skyraider Combo (2 kits), £44.99 including VAT;
NEW HA02028, F-15I STrike Eagle "Ra'am 69TH Squadron", £37.49 including VAT;
NEW HAE15, Mitsubishi F-2A/F-2B, £18.49 including VAT;
NEW HAK008, Shinmeiwa PS-1 Flying Boat, £24.99 including VAT;
NEW HAX7206, Ground Equipment: Generator, Lighting, Air Conditioner, etc., £9.49 including VAT.
NEW KAMMA-32003, AIM-9P Sidewinder (x2) "Super Detail Weapon", £13.50 including VAT.
NEW KAMMA-48009, Bf-109F Detail-up Parts (Hasegawa), £16.20 including VAT;
NEW KAMMA-48010, AGM-142 POP-EYE & Data Link Pod "Super Detail Weapon", £18.99 including VAT.
NEW MM-72002, Moskalyev CAM-23 Soviet Experimental Aircraft, £10.75 including VAT.
NEW RV4849, Bae Hawk T.1 RAF, £22.99 including VAT.
NEW RV5726, T-28 Trojan 'Flying Bull' Gift Set, £16.99 including VAT.
NEW RV4854, F-101B Voodoo, £12.99 including VAT;
NEW RV4856, Ju-88C-6 Nightfighter, £16.99 including VAT.
NEW ROD451, T-28C Trojan, £32.99 including VAT.
NEW TP02821, HU-16A Albatross Flying Boat, £79.99 including VAT.