MOUNTFORD MODELS MISSIVE
EPISODE 6 Autumn 2019
Greetings. We hope that your summertime has been enjoyable and, as the nights in the Northern Hemisphere get longer, the thirst for some new ships gets deeper.
September will see 14 brand new submarine models as listed in our website library. We have had more stock of the Akula and Resolution class submarines. We have sold out of most of the 2019 RN submarine models and anything that is out of stock has been reordered.
The Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales carriers are in the paintshop. Underway are the full set of River class ships in metal. Again please see the website list of models and because we have decided to make each individual ship the numbers of each will be small i.e. no more than 20.
Pre-orders will be prioritised obviously and again after this first run no doubt there will be a second casting and production run but not until 2020. After the Rivers come some Tides. These have been remastered in metal this year and each of the four ships will be produced.
The Greenock ferries on the list are cast and will be painted this month. We thought to sell them in pairs as when you see one Clyde ferry you are bound to see the other one in service.
We have a new addition to our 2019 list, namely the in-current-service Mannoman fast ferry to and from the Isle of Man. It seemed logical to have this to go alongside Ben-My-Chree.
It is less than a year since CN Collectables and MT Miniatures got together to plan and develop the range. Production is taking longer than we anticipated but one aspect that has been right on schedule is the mastering of new models. On top of that is the fact that we have added 20 new submarines to the original list and one ferry.
The next stage is to finalise the 2020 plan for new models and we will try and incorporate as many of your ideas as can. There are also a number of variations to include, and the continuation of the Spirit class ferries including the extended versions. We are still short of skilled painters.
Yours in model ships.
Clive, Dave and Matt. September 2019
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