Greetings shipmates! It’s been a while since our last newsletter (June) so here’s a quick update of where we are.
In response to customer requests, and to fill gaps in naval history, we have had a lot of new submarines made in 2019 by Mountford Models. In September, fourteen new models arrived making a total of twenty this year. The delivery included further stock of the first six boats made.
The list of all twenty is below; The Mountford range now covers every post-war Royal Navy submarine. In addition, the museum submarine at Gosport, HMS Alliance, is presented as a full-hull boat on a stand.
We have also had a small number of all-metal re-tooled models of RFA 136 Tidespring. Latest Mountford-specific newsletter – MISSIVE #5 – is online.
Whilst all the proposed new Mountford Models have been mastered, production has been slower than we had anticipated. We hope that the two QE carriers and some River Class ships will arrive before the end of the year. Many have been painted and only need their decals applied.
On the Triang front there is a steady stream of used models being listed and sold alongside the remains of new stock we have. Several new ships have sold out during the year. If and when we find the odd one, it will be listed on the website.
Do check our web library where we store all sorts of information including models in production and those planned for 2020.
Our 2020 programme from Mountford includes the Type 31 (already mastered), the Irish Ferry Ulysses, the Type 26 Batch 1 HMS Glasgow, some Arklow freighters, a set of earlier US nuclear submarines and a set of earlier Soviet subs. Mannaman the Isle of Man fast cat ferry is also in production.
We plan to make F35s, Harriers and other major carrier aircraft in unpainted form as soon as we can.
That’s all for now,
Yours in model ships,
Clive and Dave.
P.S. Of course, if you do not wish to receive future newsletters and information, then do let us know and the mailing list will be amended.
|Mountford new submarines list 2019|
|HMS Dreadnought||Royal Navy||506||5.95|
|HMS Explorer/Excalibur||Royal Navy||519||4.95|
|HMS Scotsman||Royal Navy||520||4.95|
|T class||Royal Navy||523||4.95|
|A class||Royal Navy||524||5.95|
|Virginia FULL HULL on stand||US Navy||525||9.95||Limited stock|
|Lada/St Petersburg class||Russian||526||5.95|
|HMS Alliance Full Hull in stand||Royal Navy||529||8.95|
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