Antics have also obtained some 1/1200 kits. A few Atlantis kits of the American Task Force have arrived at the Antics Warehouse this week. From what has been said about the maker's demise, these may be the last of these models in the UK. Antics will accept "Click & Collect" for delivery at Theale but I will be packing the van on Thursday morning...
Also new are John's Model Shipyard kits of 3D printed WW2 ships both civilian and warships. These are resin prints and Antics have obtained a selection of prints which could be made into sisterships or the same ship at different periods in their lives. For instance, the Donaldson liner Athenia could be made up as her sister, Letitia which operated as an armed merchant cruiser, a hospital ship, a troopship and a pilgrim ship; Ehrenfels, as a fast freighter, could be made as her sisters which became the raiders, Atlantis or Pinguin or any of the disguises that they adopted and the HMS Exeter, HMAS Australia and the IJNS Yubari appear in 1941/42 configurations. I will take these to Theale (if there are any still unsold!).
Caster Dave Brian and printer my son Andrew, have both been working hard to enable me to have some more new Coastlines models at Theale although some of these may only be the prototype models. There are two new lighthouses, Point Bolivar, Texas and Rubjerg Knude, Denmark, both of which have been unlit for many years but still exist today and these appear as low relief diorama models. The large airship sheds, Cardington No.2 and Pulham No.2, have been made in full and will also appear in low relief for those who claim that they have no room for diorama models.
I will take some examples of models that I can make to order but which are not viable as castings e.g. the battlecruiser HMS Lion as built and a modular Ship Canal diorama.
Lastly, I will have with me some miniature cows.