JAYS - Latest News
*Denizen Plus Christmas Sale (16/11/21)*
Our early Christmas Sale is now on to help beat the last postal days for Christmas. Many items on sale, Canopies, Clearvax, Frei Korp, Model Kit Accessories, plus a number of other single items. Also, today, we launch our stock of Denizen metal miniatures.
*Denizen Miniatures Arriving Soon (28/10/21)*
I know table top gaming is a bit of a departure for us and I realise that these products won't be of interest to many. But it's tough out there right now and we need to broaden our scope in order to survive. Besides, gaming is a hobby and some of the products under this category could be incorporated into modelling. So we are pleased to announce that we will soon be stocking a range of metal miniatures produced by Denizen. I hope these products will appeal to some of you.
*Postal Rates Rise (01/10/21)*
We discovered the hard way that New Zealand Post introduced new rates that seem to affect all overseas shipping. We have amended all shipping rates to reflect the change, but there is some good news.
The reason for the rate rise is because they have now added tracking to each shipment. You will be able to find your tracking number on your PayPal statement, and we will send you a link via email, so you can track your order through the NZPost website. Thanks NZ Post!
*Clearvax set 56 On It's Way (11/02/21)*
It has been a long time coming but there is a new canopy set being released by Falcon Industries. Clearvax Set 56, entitled Luftwaffe Part 6, will feature canopies for Do.17Z, Me.262A, Bf109 and Bf110 for a number of various kits including ICM, Tamiya and HobbyBoss.
We hope to have this new set of canopies in stock by mid February.
*Website Upgrades (07/12/20)*
JAYS Hobby Products website has gone through some changes. As you may have noticed the visual aspect of the site has changed a little due to the upgrading of the ZenCart template. There has also been some tweaks behind the scenes which may have caused a few minor issues to begin with. But most of the kinks have been ironed out now and we are bang up to date.
We apologise to any customers who have been inconvenienced during this process, but it was a necessary process which was long overdue. The last issue to be corrected is the appearance of some text on Android devices. It seems black is white according to Android, which is causing some text to be difficult to read. Hopefully this will be corrected shortly.
*New Wirraway Kit (03/08/20)*
JAYS Model Kits adds a new kit to its range, JY0120 Commonwealth Wirraway and features four decal schemes that includes air force and civil and a bonus decal featuring additional RAAF serial options. We have limited numbers for now but hope to get some more kits produced as soon as parts become available.
*All in a Spin (06/06/20)*
With the recent acquisition of a metal spin caster we are excited to announce that we will be adding the Frei Korps line of products to our store over the coming weeks. We also hope to increase our Tasman and JAYS accessory range as well. There is a lot of work ahead cataloging the new stock and creating new products. Plenty to look forward to.
*JY0117 Kit Released (07/03/20)*
The second of three kits has been released, JY0117 Spitfire Mk.IX High Altitude and features markings for RAF and RAAF. Also included are Spitfire Mk.VIII markings and kit parts to convert the kit to this variant. Decals have been remastered by Old Models Decals here in NZ. Next planned kit release will be JY0118 Spitfire Mk.XI.
*Leap Year Long Weekend Sale (27/02/20)*
This will be our first ever Leap Year Sale and and we are making it will start tomorrow and ends on midnight Monday 2nd March. All you usual suspects will be on special.
*JY0104 Kit Released (01/02/20)*
Its been quite some time since we launched a new kit, you wait ages for one to come along then three arrive at once. JY0104 Spitfire Mk.IXc is the first of three due for release over the coming weeks. It features markings for American and Israeli air forces. Decals have been remastered by Old Models Decals here in NZ. Next planned kit release will be JY0117 Spitfire Mk.IX High Altitude.
*Happy New Year (03/01/20)*
A little late, due to technical issues, we are having our New Year Sale starting this Saturday 4th Jan. It will run for two weeks and end on the 19th.
*Birthday Sale (10/08/19)*
JAYS turns eleven this month and to mark the occasion we are having a two week sale featuring products at 15 to 25 percent off. We also have select product lines still on sale at 50 percent off. Sale ends Sunday 25th August 2018.
*Christmas Sale Still On (26/11/18)*
We have decided to extend our Christmas Sale for one more week up to Sunday 2nd December. Any orders placed during the following week should (fingers crossed) arrive in time for Christmas.
*Christmas Sale On Now (10/11/18)*
We have launched our Christmas promo in time to beat the Christmas post. We have all JAYS and Tasman model kits on sale, Clearvax, Ozmods and all Hobby Products have been reduced. We also have upped the discount on the Train Decals to 30%. Sale ends Sunday 25th November 2018.
*Oxford Mk.2 kit released (03/09/18)*
We have finally managed to release the Tasman TM113 Oxford Mk.2 kit which features four decal options including Belgian Air Force, Royal Navy Admiralty Flight, Portuguese Air Force and Royal Egyptian Air Force.
It's New Zealand's national Random Act Of Kindness day again. Today we will be picking one of our account holders at random and sending them an early Christmas present. If you haven't already signed up for an account you still can before the end of today, signing up for the newsletter is still optional. The lucky person will be notified tomorrow (2/9/18) via email, so make sure your contact details are correct.
*HAPPY BIRTHDAY (04/08/18)*
JAYS turns ten this month, the big 10. To mark the occasion we are having a three week sale featuring products at 15 to 35 percent off. Our shelves are stacked so grab yourself a bargain. Sale ends Sunday 26th August 2018.
*Email Problems (03/08/18)*
I have tried, in vane it would seem, to fix the problem I am having when sending out the newsletters. Over half of them bounce back and I think the main problem is that recipients ISP's are rejecting emails from Blue Host, our ISP. I have tried to create a Hotmail address for JAYS but then fell fowl of it's emailing restrictions. I will continue to work on the problem but at the moment I feel like I am banging my head against a brick wall.
*Mid-May Sale (12/05/18)*
As we seemed to have missed Easter, it just seemed to sneak up on us, we are having a mid-May sale instead. All the usual suspects will be on special for next two weeks. Also be aware that New Zealand Post postal rates are going up on 1st July, so get in now and save.
*Happy New Year 2018 (02/01/18)*
To mark the occasion we are having a sale which will include a number of different items. Hopefully you will find something of interest.
*The New Vampire Range Pt.2 (02/10/17)*
Two further Vampire kits have been added to the range and will feature markings for the RNZAF 1950's Silver Schemes Pt.2 and RNZAF 1970's (to 1972) Silver Schemes.
*The New Vampire Range (22/08/17)*
Today we launch our new Upgrade range of Vampire kits. These are the first of five planned for this year, the kits will mostly cover FB5 with a Heller base kit and decals from Oldmodels Decals. Schemes will include RNZAF examples from the 1950's through to the early 1970's.
*Happy 9th Birthday To Us (06/08/17)*
We celebrate our Birthday this month and so for the next two weeks until 20th Aug 2017 we have our Birthday Promo with many items on special including our entire range of Clearvax and model kits. Sorry for the lack of news for the last few months, there has been a lot going on in the background with new products in development and new friendships being forged. More news is on the way latter this month.
*New Squadron Canopies Added (01/05/17)*
This month we are adding three 1:24th scale Squadron canopies which, we believe, completes the range of canopy products. Also the third in the series of UG1005 Rapide Accessory Sets is being launched, UG1005C featuring the slogan 'Drink Ovaltine'. And to round things off we added a range of gaming dice and accessories to the Board Game Accessory range.
*Happy Easter 2017 (13/04/17)*
Our Easter Sale is on now with savings on all decals, model kits and Clearvax canopy sets.
*New Contact Email Address Added (24/03/17)*
We are experiencing a few problems receiving emails through our website host. If you are finding your emails are bouncing back you can now use our alternative email address, email@example.com
*Board Game Accessories - Launch (11/03/17)*
March sees the launch of a new range of products, Board Game Accessories. In order to put our 3D printer and laser engraver to good use we have dipped our toe into the Gaming market and have released 10 new products. Gaming furniture is very popular right now, these gaming pieces help make gaming more tangible and sets the scene more visually.
Today we also release the second of three accessory sets for the Sky Neon Rapide kit (UG2005). It will feature the advertising slogan for 'Pepsi Cola'. Plus, good news, work has begun on developing the relaunch of our Tasman CT4 Airtrainer kit. New injection moulds are being made by our good friend at Kiwi Resin.
*2017 Begins (01/01/17)*
Happy New Year everyone. We kick off 2017 with the recent release of our first of three planned accessory sets for the Upgrade Rapide kit UG2005. These sets will expand the range of slogans known to be advertised by Sky Neon. The first set consists of a full set of 3D printed parts including letters to spell out the slogan 'Smoke Three Threes'. A sachet of glow in the dark pigment and decals are also included.
*Problems in Mexico (14/12/16)*
It has come to our attention that there seems to be issues with Mexico Post being unable to handle incoming international post. It is, therefore, regrettable that we will be unable to process and ship any items to Mexico until the problems have been resolved.
*Christmas Promo 2016 (18/11/16)*
The festive season is soon upon us and, in order to beat the last shipping dates before Christmas, we are holding our Christmas Promo now to ensure you receive your orders before the big day. This year we couldn't decide which items to put on special so we have decided to put 25% off store wide. All you need to do is enter the discount code XMAS-2016 when paying for your order. Easy as. The promo is on for two weeks and will end on 4th December 2016.
One year has passed and it's New Zealand's national Random Act Of Kindness day again. Today we will be picking one of our account holders at random and sending them an early Christmas present. If you haven't already signed up for an account you still can before the end of today, signing up for the newsletter is still optional. The lucky person will be notified tomorrow (2/9/16) via email, so make sure your contact details are correct.
*We are 8 years old this month! (7/8/16)*
Celebrate with us as we turn 8 years old. Find a bargain in our Birthday promo, place an order and be automatically entered into our prize draw, three prizes up for grabs to the first three names pulled out of the hat. Plus, spend NZ$100 or more and receive a free Airix model kit, you can chose from the Land Rover and Trailer, DH.88 Comet and the Sea Harrier FRS1. Just state in the comments box when completing your order which one you would like, but only whilst stocks last. We also plan to release our 1/48 scale Bf109 C-1 kit this month. All Birthday promos end Wednesday 31st August 2016.
*3D PRINTING Comes to JAYS Hobby Products (2/8/16)*
We are very excited to announce the introduction of our new 3D Printing service, 3D Printed With Style. We have spent over a year researching this innovative form of design and manufacturing and choosing the right 3D printer was crucial to be offer the very best 3D printing service. We believe we have chosen the best printer in the market, the Cubicon Style. It has been put through it's paces over the last month and we are very happy with the results and believe the time is right to launch our 3D printing service. For more details of this service Click Here.
It's also our 8th Birthday this month, we will be announcing our plans and promotions in the next few weeks.
*New Kits & Combos (4/7/16)*
This month sees the release of two multi-pack kits in our new Lite range. These came about from some excellent feedback received from a customer and they come in the form of a twin and triple pack. The aircraft featured is the Spitfire Mk.VIII & IX and will include plastic and metal parts plus canopies. The kits do not include decals or painting guides but a simplified instruction sheet. We have also added three new JAYS Combos. Combo 26 and 27 are Pick Your Own Falcon Clearvax sets in multiples of three and five respectively. Combo 28 is the mother of all combos and consists of 1 each of the 50 Clearvax sets currently available.
*June Stocktake Sale (4/6/16)*
Our first ever stocktake sale is on now with many items on special at 25 to 50% off. New items will be added throughout June so check back regularly to see if what you are after is in the sale. Plus, every order consisting a sale item will receive a free copy of Ventura's V7264 Australian & American Beaufighters decal sheet.
*New Products Added (20/5/16)*
We have added six more canopy products to the Tasman accessory range. They include canopies for the Westland Scout, Do.17Z, Canberra, Nak. Ki43-I Oscar and Me. Bf110G-4. We have also added four more OzMods kits from their 1/144 scale range including their new Grumman Panther kit.
*UG2005 Released (23/4/16)*
The wait is finally over, we are releasing our latest kit in our Upgrade Rapide range and it's extra special. It's taken 18 month to get this far and it is possibly the first ever kit to be released wo include 3D Printed parts. The kit centres on the London based company called Sky Neon Aviation which used neon tubing to advertise during the night time. Especially designed and built frame work and neon tube were attached to the underwing and fuselage of the Rapide and they glowed in the dark to advertise well known brands of the time. The kit includes these frames and letters produced by 3D Printing and glow-in-the-dark pigment as well as the usual extensive instructions and photosheet. This kit will be strictly limited to 250.
*Happy Easter (24/3/16)*
Our Easter sale is on and we have many items on sale. As it is the 80th Anniversary of the first flight of the Supermarine Spitfire we have quite a few Spitfire related products on sale including the entire range of JAYS Model Kits Spitfire kits. All our canopy products are on sale as well as the Falcon Clearvax sets. Plus, we are re-launching the TM104 Airspeed Oxford Mk.I model kit from Tasman today too. We have a limited number of these which feature the gun turret. Happy Easter everyone.
*Falcon Models Specialists (27/2/16)*
We can now class ourselves Falcon Models specialists as we add the remaining products currently available. Everything Falcon produce is now available through our store. To view Click Here
We are also proud to be sponsoring the IPMS Hamilton, Canada HeritageCon 10 model show which is on 20th March 2016. We wish them all the best for a great show.
*Thundercals Now Available (20/2/16)*
We are pleased to announce the launch of Thundercals decals to our range of products. Four decal sheets have been produced for the P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback in 1/48th scale. They are an excellent product, and a great addition to our store. To view these items, Click Here
*2016 Begins (01/12/15)*
Happy New Year everybody. 2016 started off pretty well with the inclusion of OzMods in our shop, but then we started to experience technical difficulties with the website. Due to our web host updating their security level our website admin no longer functioned. Forced to delve into code and the hit-and-miss business of upgrading some customer details were lost. Those affected have been notified.
With the shop now back online everything seems to be operating as should be, although there does seem to be a few issues that need to addressed. Hopefully these wrinkles will be ironed out in the coming weeks. If you should experience any issues or notice something thats not quite right, please do get in touch. Cheers. John.
*Merry Christmas! (01/12/15)*
We have a Santa's sack full of new products for release this month. They include canopies added to both our JAYS Model Kits range and our Tasman Hobby Products range, plus two Bf109 metal accessory products in 1/48 scale and a Bf109 G-12 decal. In the Tasman range we have also released the full set of Boomerang decals plus an early boxing of the Tasman Avon Sabre with Indonesian AF markings (TM115). In addition to that we have added some extra products to our range of HPM Hobbies products. Plus, to top it all off and as a big thank you for your support we will be including a little Christmas pressy with every order received from now until the New Year. Merry Christmas to everyone from us, John & Yvonne.
*Christmas Sale (15/11/15)*
It's that time of year again. Our Christmas Sale is now own with unto 35% off. Items in the sale include all 3D Kits, all Falcon and all Blackbird Models. Airfix is also on sale and the Ventura promo is still on going until all is sold. Grab a bargain now before Christmas. Also, do check out the last postal dates for Christmas, the first of which is fast approaching.
I must admit I had never heard of New Zealand's national Radom Act Of Kindness day, but it's today and we decided we would do our bit and take part. We will be picking one of our account holders at random and sending them an early Christmas present. If you haven't already signed up for an account you still can before the end of today, signing up for the newsletter is still optional. The lucky person will notified tomorrow (2/9/15).
*Five new JAYS Combos (31/08/15)*
Our Clearvax range of products produced by Falcon have proved to be very popular which prompted us to include them in our JAYS Combos. We have now added five more Combos featuring Clearvax sets, they feature such topics as US Navy, Luftwaffe, Italy in WWII, Imp. Japanese Naval AF WWII, and Bf109 & Spitfire Specials.
*It's Our Birthday (08/08/15)*
Another year has flown by and we are celebrating our 7th Birthday this month. From August 9th until August 30th we will be having a number of items on special including our entire range of Hobby Products, in addition to our current ongoing Ventura sale. We will also have our traditional free prize draw were three prizes are up for grabs. To enter make a purchase of NZ$10 or more (p&p not included) before August 31st 2015. Winners will be announced on Sunday 30th August and emails will be sent out to the winners.
*Introducing 'Welcome' Discount Vouchers (01/07/15)*
We have introduced a 'Welcome' discount voucher to all new customers that can be used to receive 20% off their first order. We hope all new customers will find something of interest in our store and get money off their first purchases (shipping not included). The codes will be emailed to you and are valid for 1 year.
*Filing in the Blanks (08/06/15)*
After our price restructuring of the canopies we discovered that there were a number of blanks in the Squadron range. We placed an order with our supplier and I am happy to announce we are adding 15 products to the range. There are still a few gaps which includes the 1/24 scale canopies. We don't intend to stock these unless we get enough interest from our customers. So, if you would like to see the 1/24 scale canopies added, let us know.
*New Products Released (01/05/15)*
We are releasing three new products this month. Two Tasman canopies, TA234 Mig-21 in 1/48 scale and TA264 Beaufort Mk.I/VI in 1/72 scale. Plus JAYS are releasing their Spitfire PR Mk.XIX "The Last!" decal sheet for the first time as a stand alone product (JY1110). JAYS was the first to release these markings before Airfix jumped on the band wagon and released their 1/48 scale kit last year.
*New JAYS Kit Released (09/04/15)*
As mentioned earlier we have released our latest JAYS Model Kits kit which is a reboxing of the RE2005 released by Falcon. Kit.601 has not been available for many years but we have produced a fresh new instruction sheet and with newly printed decals the kit is now available as JY0206. At the moment we only have a small number of them until we produce some more castings. If stock runs out the kit can also be purchased from The Bushranger on eBay.
*Happy Easter (01/04/15)*
It may be April Fools day but our Easter Sale is no joke. We have our entire canopy range of products on sale at 20% off. This includes Squadron, JAYS, Tasman single canopies and Falcon's Clearvax sets. We are also extending our JAYS Model Kits Sale too. Sale ends 8th April 2015.
*Latest News (06/03/15)*
As mentioned in January, this weekend sees the release of JAYS Model Kits Bf109 G-12 model kit in 1/48 scale. It was originally produced by Falcon and now comes with freshly printed decal sheets from Czech Republic. Hot on it's heels will be the RE2005, also an ex-Facon kit, which is due for release early next month. From 7th March JAYS Model Kits 1/72 scale range will be on special with 20% off. Also check out our eBay listings from 7th for more bargains. Our modest range of Airfix kits are on special this month with 15% off, and we have expanded our Red Roo Models product range we four new items which we feel nicely compliment our current range of products.
*New Releases (10/01/15)*
New Year brings new releases and we have 9 for you to take a look at. First JAYS Model Kits features large this year with the release of the Seafire Mk.17 decal sheet (JY1108) which now includes a decal placement and painting guide. JY0410 Bf109 6-spoke wheels is a new product, it includes four wheels cast in white metal in 1/72nd scale. JY0411 .52mm Copper Wire, includes a 50cm length of copper wire which can be used to replicate hydraulic piping or wiring and can be bent to any shape. We also have a new 1/72nd scale conversion set (JY0115) Vampire F.1 wing conversion for the Heller FB.5 model kit. It includes complete main wing, tailfins and underwing fuel tanks.
On the Tasman front we have four new canopies released today including 1/48 scale canopies of Aermacchi MB326 (TA261), Fairey Firefly (TA262), 1/72 scale DH89A Rapide (TA263) and in 1/32 scale BF109G Erla Haube (TA233). Premier release of the BAe Hawk T.Mk.1A model kit in 1/48 scale has had a facelift and is being re-released with the addition of a Kuivalainen/Eduard colour photo etch cockpit detail set. The kit also comes with a full A4 size decal sheet which includes Red Arrows and Night Hawks display team markings and a free copy of the build guide by Michael Johnson and published on Modelling Madness website.
To top things off we have also released five more JAYS Combos including three featuring Fusion Models products and two Clearvax set bundles. More news to come on the soon to be released JAYS Model Kits Bf109 G-12 and RE2005 model kits.
*Aviation Usk on Sale (08/01/15)*
We have the entire range of Aviation Usk decals on sale with 30% off. We also have a long list of new releases coming up this month. More details to follow.
*Happy New Year (01/01/15)*
As the title suggests it is the dawn of a new year and we would like to wish all our customers a happy 2015. To celebrate we are offering 15% off your order for one week only, ends 7th Jan 2015. Later in the month we will be announcing some more additions to our product range as there will be another eBay promo starting this Thursday.
*Not Long Now (02/12/14)*
It's almost Christmas and to celebrate we have launched two new products. The long awaited companion decal sheet for Fusion Models Captured Spitfire DB605 engine conversion set is now available. The decals has been redrawn with kind permission from Fusion Models and released as part of the JAYS Model Kits decal range. Also we have released a Tasman Classic, the first release of the 1/72 scale RAAF CA13/19 Boomerang is available again with a redrawn decal and an underbelly fuel tank cast in white metal. It has been released as a budget kit with a price to match.
*Our Christmas Promo Is On Now (01/11/14)*
As is traditional at this time of year we have kick started our month long Christmas promo with many items reduced. These include all decals, all conversion kits, all Clearvax sets and selected model kits. We have also launched a small range of Airfix kits for the younger modeller to get their teeth into. Our range of 1/72 scale Boomerang kits is now complete with the release of the Tasman TM109 CA-12 model. This has also led us to revamp the packaging of the CA13 and CA19 Boomerang kits and the instruction sheets too. Oh, and any customers placing an order during the Christmas promotion will receive a free Ltd Ed All Blacks Bic biro (whilst stocks last).
*Clearvax On Sale (20/09/14)*
Our two week Clearvax sale is now on. You can save 30% off RRP for the entire range of canopy sets. Sale ends Saturday 4th October 2014.
*Big Decal Bonanza (13/09/14)*
We are delighted to be releasing nearly 200 new items in our shop to help expand our decals and hobby products ranges. After purchasing a liquidation sale job lot of model decals we have finished adding them to the store and they are now available to purchase. They include decals from Masterscale, Blue Rider and Three Guys Decals to name just a few. Also included are a new product for us, maskings from Cutting Edge. Many of these new products are very limited so get in quick. We also have another 20 decal items on sale exclusively on Ebay. Plus, we have received a new batch of Fusion Models products including a new item in the form of Bf109G Spinner and Propellors conversion set in1:48th scale.
*JAYSHP Welcomes New Australian Retailer (09/09/14)*
We are very pleased to announce that we can add Bushranger Models in Australia to our list of retailers. The owner George Wilson is currently selling through his eBay store while he is revamping his own website. He hopes to be adding our products to his extensive range on eBay shortly. We wish George every success with our products.
*and the winners are... (02/09/14)*
Today's the day we announce the winners of our 6th Birthday Promo Prize Draw. 1st Prize winner is R. Stewart, New Zealand. 2nd Prize winner is A. McPhee, UK. 3rd Prize winner is R. Trewenack, Australia. Well done to all of them and thank you to all of you who have supported us by making a purchase during August.
*Who Were Our Winners? (01/09/14)*
Another Birthday promo has come to an end and we have some prizes to give away. We will be pulling out the names from an actual hat and will announce those winners tomorrow. We would like to thank everyone who participated in this years Birthday promo and wish you all Good Luck.
*It's Our Birthday! (01/08/14)*
We are six years old this month and we are celebrating the only way we know how, by releasing new products and sharing our Birthday gifts with you, our customers. As mentioned below we have selected a number of Birthday Specials to be discounted for the entire month of August. We have the re-launch of the JAYS Model Kits Spitfire Mk.VII (JY0102) plus some more canopies to add to the Tasman range. New products also include two decal sheet releases in the JAYS range, Boomerang Underbelly Fuel Tank (TA260) in white metal, and Beaufort Engine Nacelles (TA259) vac-form. Five more JAYS Combos have been added to the list and last but not least we have our Birthday Prize Draw. The Birthday giveaway is easy to enter, just make a purchase during August 2014 of $5 or more (P&P not included) and you are in to win. 1st prize is a copy of the excellent book ‘Spitfire – Return of a Legend’ by Brendon Deere. 2nd prize is one of our Limited Edition Upgrade kits of the DH89 Dragon Rapide. 3rd prize is two Aviation Usk P-51 themed decal sheets. Winners will be announced here on 1st September 2014 and prizes will be posted out the following day. Ebay and Trade Me promo's will also be run during the first week with plenty of additional items at discount prices.
*IPMS Southland Visit (30/07/14)*
We paid a visit to our local IPMS group based in Invercargill last weekend. They were holding their bi-annual show and despite the small number in membership the modellers produce an excellent display of superb models. We got to meet and chat with a number of the members and picked up a membership form whilst we were there. We are hoping that a beneficial alliance can be formed between us and the group over the coming years and hope to attend their next show.
*The Countdown Has Begun (23/07/14)*
We will be celebrating our 6th Birthday next month and we will be celebrating it in style. Officially our birthday is on the 9th but our special birthday promo starts August 1st. We have new products ready for release plus some re-releases. Our JAYS Model Kits decal range is getting a revamp plus we will be adding five more JAYS Combos to the list. Selected products will be on sale plus we have a free prize draw. To enter make a purchase of NZ$5 or more (p&p not included) throughout August and your name will be entered into the prize draw to win one of three prizes up for grabs. More details to come in the days ahead, so stay tuned.
*Clearvax Set Update (15/06/14)*
During a recent conversation with the owner of Falcon Industries I learnt that Clearvax Sets 44/45/47-49 were never produced. Set 46 has been ordered and will complete the current set of Clearvax products. Should the situation change regarding the 'missing' sets we will let you know. Set 46 should arrive in the next week or two.
*BIG NEWS - Tasman & Airfix (27/04/14)*
We are over the moon to have been approached by Airfix Model World magazine who want to do an article on the re-emergence of the Tasman brand. We will be featured in their special D-DAY anniversary bumper June issue. We are to get a half page feature with the prospect of some of our products getting future reviews in later issues. This is exciting news for us and we are really chuffed to be included in such a prestigious magazine. Make sure you get your copy due out in May.
*Postal Charges on the Rise (25/04/14)*
NZ Post are struggling due to the reduction in the use of their postal service, so in their infinite wisdom they have put the prices up. Changes will take place from the 1st July 2014 and it would seem that most of the changes will affect internal postage. Increases range from 10c to $1 in the extreme price range so it shouldn't hurt too much. Notification will be sent out nearer the time with more specific details.
*On The Move - Again (23/04/14)*
It seems like we are in a constant state of motion with every year seeing us moving to a new rental accommodation. That is the peril of living in earthquake damaged Christchurch. However, this year is different. We are moving away from all the troubles of the city and moving into the country. We are heading south to our new permanent residence located in a small town called Tokanui. This is it, our last move for the foreseeable future, time to settle down and live life. The move will take place over the next couple of weeks. We will do our best to keep any disruption to order distribution to a minimum during this time.
*Kuivalainen/Eduard Photo Etch Products (25/03/14)*
We are pleased to announce that we have added two new products to our store produced by Kuivalainen. They cover the DH-89 Dragon Rapide and Vanpire FB.5 and have been included to compliment the current release of our Upgrade Rapide kits, and the future releases of our Vampire kits. This decision to source photo etch products came about from customer feedback, so we thank you and keep your suggestions coming in. To view these items, Click Here
*Southern Expo Show Discount - Extended (18/03/14)*
We realise that not everyone could make it to the Southern Expo show last weekend so we have decided to open the offer to everyone for another week. The discount coupon is SEMSUK3241JY Enter this when completing your transaction to get 20% off storewide. Offer now ends 24 March 2014.
*Southern Expo Show Discount (13/03/14)*
If you plan to visit the Southern Expo show this weekend be sure to look out for our promo leaflet. Be one of the first 50 to receive a special show discount of 20% store wide. Enter the discount coupon when completing your purchase to receive an automatic discount. There are 50 special leaflets for both Saturday and Sunday so get there early and get those bargains. Offer ends 18th March 2014. Plus our Ebay promo starts today with 20+ items listed at discounted prices.
*De Havilland Model Build Completed (09/03/14)*
As mentioned back in October last year Aeroscale model forum launched a De Havilland themed model build campaign and were inviting modellers to take part. A number of very interesting aircraft were chosen and as predicted some useful tips were revealed by those taking part. Chris Wilson entered one of our Tasman Upgrade Rapide kits, he informs us that the build had it's challenges but he is happy with the end result. He has kindly agreed to write a build report which we will add to our model kit listing as a free download. Chris will also be supplying us with some photos which will add to the photo gallery as well as those of his Kiwi Wings Boomerang model. Well done to you Chris on a great effort. Photos of his and the other modellers efforts can be viewed in the dedicated Aeroscale forum gallery. Click Here.
*Kuivalainen Photo-Etch Products Coming Soon (07/03/14)*
After receiving an interesting email from a customer we investigated the existence of a photo-etch product for the windows of the 1/72 Heller Dragon Rapide kit. We sturck it lucky and found Kuivalainen in Finland produce them. So we promptly ordered some as well as the photo-etch set for our up-and-coming Vampire kit release later this year. We will keep you advised when the photo-etch parts arrive.
*Heaps of New Products Released (23/02/14)*
Following on from Januarys product releases we have a long list of new products and re-releases. The most noteworthy of which is the re-release of the Tasman range of metal mesh. The mesh comes in seven gauges and two sizes. We have also added Boomerang canopies in both 1/72 and 1/48 scales to the ever growing range of replacement canopies, plus JAYS Model Kits have added Spitfire Mk.V canopy to theirs. A new product for Tasman Accessories is TA255 Fuselage Windows. This item is a strip of eight shaped windows, four rectangles, two round and two oblong. Finally we have also filled a gap in our near-complete Clearvax range with the addition of set 43 featuring aircraft from the USAF.
*February Already? (01/02/14)*
Time certainly flies when you are having fun. This month we have some more new products ready for release and some old favourites not seen in over seven years. We continue our re-release schedule and prepare some more Tasman products. Plus we have another promo coming up so make sure you have subscribed to our newsletter to be the first to know all about it.
*Free Decal Give Away Promo (12/01/14)*
We wish to celebrate the New Year by offering free decals until the end of January 2014. You have a choice of three and can pick one with each order you make through the online store to the value of NZ$10 or more.
Please state in the comments box when completing your order which decal sheet you would like to receive. All decals are 1/48 scale and will be shipped at no extra cost. Offer expires midnight 31st January 2014 (New Zealand Time).
*2014 Happy New Year (04/01/14)*
Greetings everyone. We would like to extend our thanks to all our customers for their support last year and look forward to your continued custom in the coming year. In 2014 we are endeavouring to release our Heller Vampire Upgrade kits, we are just researching a suitable topic. We are also looking into a new Rapide release and the possibility of using 3D Printing. We have been restocking both JAYS and Tasman products over the holidays and will be releasing more of the Tasman back-catalogue of products starting with the release of KW4803 CAC CA-19 Boomerang model kit. It's going to be a busy year as we will also be looking for new premises, again. Renting can be a real pain. More news to follow.
*2013 Christmas Sale (23/11/13)*
To make sure you receive your orders before Christmas we have started our Christmas Sale early. There is heaps of items on sale and don't forget our Combo Deals. Sale ends 8th December and some stocked items are limited.
*Trade Me Book Sale (06/11/13)*
I have finally got around to listing all our books in stock on Trade Me and all at bargain prices. Take a look and you may find a gem. Click Here.
*Blackbird Models UK (26/10/13)*
We are very pleased to announce that we have placed an order for a selection of decals produced by Blackbird Models in the UK. We have selected decals which feature aircraft that we fill best suit our current product range as well as some which are totally new. We hope you will find something of interest. We expect delivery early November and will have them listed in the shop soon after.
*De Havilland Model Build (08/10/13)*
It has come to our attention that a De Havilland model making campaign has started on the Aeroscale model forum. Several members are taking part including a customer of ours who has entered a model kit of our UG2003 Dragon Rapide. Other entrants include Vixens, Vampires, Venoms and even an Airco DH.4. If you would like to follow the progress of these modellers or perhaps even take part, Click Here. If you plan to build a Dragon Rapide this campaign would be a good place to pick up some useful tips.
*JAYS Combo Deals (22/09/13)*
Last month we mentioned we were thinking of new ways to help modellers save money. The limitations of Zen Cart meant that we can't do fancy buy one get one half price offers, or spend $50 and get 20 % off deals. So a new plan had to be devised and we came up with the Combo Deals. We looked at all our products and have come up with a list of items that we feel would sell well together and help you, the modeller, save money. The first five deals have been launched today and to view them, Click Here. There are more to come over the coming weeks. So come back regularly to see what else has been selected as a JAYS Combo Deal.
*New Releases (26/08/13)*
The day has finally arrived, the release of UG2002 DH.89A Dragon Rapide. It is now available to purchase in store, we have an initial batch of 25 out of 500. In addition we have two other Tasman products re-released today, TA205 F-86F Sabre canopy and TA229 Beaufighter and Beaufort 5-Spoke Wheels set.
*Birthday Prize Draw (17/08/13)*
We have had an awesome response to our prize draw promotion so far, so good in fact that we have decided to add two more prizes to the pot. Top prize will still be the Limited Edition Rapide kit, but we will be adding two other prizes of slightly lesser value. Three chances to win a prize plus we have also decided to ditch the $5 maximum value on our free gifts! We are in a very good mood this month so why not take advantage of it.
*JAYS Birthday Celebrations (05/08/13)*
Our fifth birthday is here and we want to celebrate it with you. As a thank you for your support we would like to include a free gift up to the value of NZ$5 with every order placed from the 5th to the 31st of August 2013. Plus, everyone who orders from us during August will have their name put into a hat for a chance to win a Limited Edition UG2002 Dragon Rapide model kit. The kit is a re-release of the very popular civilian version which includes the Automobile Association markings plus bonus Air Atlantique markings as well. The kit will be strictly limited to 500 worldwide so get in quick to snap up yours.
*Auckland IPMS (30/07/13)*
We are very honoured and excited to have been given the opportunity to support the up and coming IPMS Auckland Scale Model Show this September. We will be supplying the prizes for the Vac-Form category competition in association with the Geoff Prentice Vacform trophy. We also hope to be able to make the event in person and to meet some of the other exhibitors and model makers. The event is being held at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Rd, Balmoral, Auckland on the 21st & 22nd of September. It's going to be a great show, we hope you can make it.
*We've Moved Again!(14/05/13)*
This is becoming a bit of a habbit, but our rental agreement had expired and the owner wanted their house back, so we have moved again and it's Wagons West once more. Now we are located just west of Christchurch under the flightpath of the city airport and close to the north/south railway line. Our world has become very noisy all of a sudden. We have updated our details in the Contact Us page in the unlikely event you need to send anything back to us.
*New Postal Service Added (21/04/13)*
We have included the option to add a track & trace service for use by our overseas customers. Currently New Zealand Post do not offer track & trace on Air Mail. But for an additional $11 track & trace plus insurance to the value of $1500 against loss or damage can be added. You will need to select this product and add it to your basket and we will do the rest. Once your parcel is dispatched we will email you your track & trace code. To view this item, Click Here
*Coming Soon... (04/04/13)*
The very popular Sea Venom/Aquilon decal sheet (TD7212) will soon be available in the re-release of the UG1001A Upgrade set. This set was originally released with the Frog kit of the Sea Venom, but when stocks of the kit ran out the set was released as UG1001A. The set includes the above decal sheet as well as five detail white metal parts, plus vacuum canopies for the Sea Venom and Aquilon. The metal parts and canopies will be released as seperate items, but they can be purchased together in the UG1001A set which will work out cheaper. Sea Venom FAW 21/53 & Aquilon 202 Upgrade set will be available latter this month.
*HAPPY EASTER (27/03/13)*
Easter has come around early this year and to celebrate this holiday period we are offering 20% off Squadron products and other canopies. We are also marking the occasion with the release of Tasman Model Product TA201 - DH Vampire Fuel Tanks. The set includes four underwing fuel tanks and are suitable for all 1/72 scale model kits. We will be taking a break over the holidays and will not be able to process any orders until our return on the 2nd April. Please do place your order though especially if it's for canopies to take advantage of our one week only sale.
*Vampire Fuel Tanks Due For Re-Release (17/03/13)*
Another Tasman Model Product is set to return to the modelling market. TA201 DH Vampire Fuel Tanks is set to be re-released before the end of this month. The underwing fuel tanks are in 1/72 scale and are suitable for all Vampire model kits. Four complete fuel tanks are included.
*Another Tasman Product Re-Release (03/03/13)*
We are pleased to announce the re-release of the Kiwi Wings 1/48 scale kit of the CAC CA-13 Boomerang. It includes the new resin cast of the engine part with great new detail, and fresh new box artwork which will set the standard for all future re-releases as and when our current stock of packaging runs out. To view this item, Click Here
*New Tasman Product Release (04/02/13)*
What better way to start the new year than to release a new Tasman product. It's particularly significant because it is the first product to be released by Tasman for around eight years. Not one but three products have been released, all are accessories and all are for the CAC Boomerang in 1/48th scale. Products TA250 and TA251 feature the first ever resin product. We have had a new tooling made for the engine part and chose resin which offers superior detail over plastic or even white metal. The two sets also feature propellors, nose cone and exhaust. The third item is a clearance item and is the release of the last of our white metal Boomerang engine parts. To view these new items, Click Here
*Coming Soon (21/01/13)*
New for 2013 - our first product release for our new Tasman Resin Products range. Tasman Model Products have been out of the limelight for over seven years, until we purchased and relaunched the brand late last year. Since then we have re-issued over half of the product range and are in the process of stocking up the rest. We have also highlighted some potential new products too. Also in the pipe line is the re-issue of the very popular UG2002 DH.89A Rapide Upgrade kit featuring the marking for the Automobile Association (AA). The decals have been revamped and will also include previously unreleased bonus markings. Lots to look forward to in 2013.
*Boxing Day Sale (26/12/12)*
Christmas Greetings to one and all. We have a Boxing Day sale on right now. We have added the final sets of Clearvax products to our range and we are marking the occassion with a 25% OFF Sale off the entire range. We have also added some additional specials, we have a very limted number of Falcon Vac-form products marked at up to 26% off. To view the Clearvax range, Click Here
*Premiere Hawk Kit Released (01/12/12)*
We have a very limited number of Premiere Hawk T.Mk1A kits in stock. They were prodcued in 1:48 scale and we have packaged ten models with a full decal sheet of Red Arrows and the Finnish Air Force Mk.51 Midnight Hawks from the 2001 display season as produced by Airfix. To view this new product, Click Here
*More Tasman Products Relaunched (18/11/12)*
We have relaunched three Tasman Model Products kits just in time for Christmas. They include CAC CA-13 Boomerang, CAC CA-19 Boomerang and Airspeed Oxford Mk.2 all in 1:72nd scale. Due to current stock levels these kits are in limited supply until further stock can be sourced. To view these new products, Click Here
*Christmas Promo (12/11/12)*
Seasonal greetings to all. To help celebrate the acquisition of Tasman Model Products this year we have decided to do something a bit special this Christmas. We have some early presents to give away. From now until Sunday 25th November you can claim a free gift. If you spend between NZ$10 and $49.99 you will receive a Limited Edition All Blacks Bic Biro. If you spend between $50 and $74.99 you can upgrade your gift to a set of ten needle files. Lastly, if you spend $75 or more we are giving away a Premier BAe Hawk T.Mk. 1A model kit in 1/48 scale which will include the Airfix decal sheet featuring the Red Arrows and the Midnight Hawks markings for the 2000 display season. Stocks are limited so grab yourself and early gift today with no additional postage to pay. Merry Christmas.
*Ventura Decals Added (28/10/12)*
We have added a range of Ventura decals to our growing catalogue of hobby products. They cover scales 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32. Some of the items are now out of print and many are in shory supply so get in quick before they go. To see what Ventura products are availble, Click Here
*TASMAN Model Products Are Back (11/09/12)*
As announced in July we successfully purchased the Tasman Model Products company and it's subsidiaries. Over the last two months we have conducted a massive stock take and we are now in a possition to release some of the Tasman products back in to the market. The first of which are now available in store, the rest will be released over the coming weeks leading up to Christmas. We also have stocks of Squadron products, Ventura decals and much more. To see what Tasman products are availble, Click Here
*Clearvax Sets 1 to 10 Added (22/07/12)*
In addition to the two Falcon model kits we have added the first of 55 Clearvax canopy sets. The first to be added are sets 1 to 10, to view these items, Click Here
*Falcon Products Added (22/07/12)*
We have located the box containing the two injection moulded kits we purchased from Falcon. Without delay we have added these to our online store. To view these items, Click Here
*New Acquisitions (20/07/12)*
In addition to the purchase of Tasman Models, we also purchased the two injection moulded kits produced by Falcon. The sale included the moulds and all remaining stock of the Reggiane RE 2005 Sagittario and the Mess. Bf109 G-12 both in 1:48th scale. The last remaining stock of the Falcon releases will be made available through the online store shortly. Once all stock has sold we plan to re-launch the two kits under the JAYS Model Kits brand with all new markings.
*BIG Expansion On The Way (20/07/12)*
After many months of negotiations we have completed the purchase of the iconic New Zeland model company, Tasman Models, from Rex Barker. This is a big achievement for us and a huge expansion to our model kit and accessories range. We plan to run Tasman Models in conjuction with JAYS Model Kits and all products will be made available through this store. To reflect the expanded range of model products we have elected to change the name of the online store to JAYS Hobby Products, however, the website address will remain unchanged.
The purchase of Tasman Models also included third party products from companies such as Falcon, Aviation Usk, Squadron and Ventura Publications, all of which will be added to the store over the coming months. News of these releases will be announced here or you can be sent them to your email inbox by subscribing to our newsletter. Simply create an account, no financial details are required.
*IMPORTANT UPDATE (12/06/12)*
We have moved again and our new contact address can be found in the Contact Us page. Please note that our email address will remain the same.
*Exciting New Conversion Kit (01/05/12)*
We have added the excellent resin conversion kit for the captured Spitfire Mk.V with DB605 engine produced by Fusion Model Kits of Canada. The set includes 12 very nicely cast resin parts and very detailed assembly and painting guide. To view this item, Click Here
*Southern Expo Does It Again (06/04/12)*
The UK organisors of Southern Expo model show have been very busy this year with the release of two new decal sheets. The first is the re-issue of the very popular Battle of Britain Anniversary sheet of 2010. This time it has been reproduced in 1:32nd scale and comes in two parts. They feature the same aircraft markings as before but will be missing the common markings which will need to be sourced from donour kits. The second item is their latest in the RAF Hornchurch issue. This time it features aircraft that took part in battles over Northern France post 1941. Such aircraft include Spitfire Mk.Vb and Mk.IXc as well as FW.190 and Bf109G-4 & 6. Each sheet comes with superb decal placement instructions and paint guides. Another quality product from Southern Expo. To view these items, Click Here
*New Kit Release (11/03/12)*
We are pleased to announce the release of our Spitfire Mk.XVIII model kit. As we endeavour to re-launch the original Ventura kits the Spitfire Mk.XVIII was next in line. It features two RAF decal options, two crystal clear vac-form canopies and an eleven piece metal parts set. To view this kit Click Here
*HAPPY NEW YEAR (10/01/12)*
JAYS Model Kits would like to wish all the best to our customers for 2012. Will it be the year of doom, or the year of boom. Will the planet be torn apart or will the world economies rebound? Well, JAYS Model Kits will continue and we have started the year as we mean to go on with the launch of a new product line. We have decided to make our full range of kit canopies available as kit accessories. Produced by the excellent Falcon Canopies, these are some of the best in the market. To see our full range Click Here
*Christmas 2011 Sale Now On (04/12/11)*
Indeed, our sale is now on and you can get at least 25% off everything in store including the newly listed RedRoo Models and High Planes Models products. However, some items are in short supply so get in early to avoid disappointment. We would like to thank all our customers for their support this year and wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year!
*Red Roo Models Update (12/11/11)*
JAYS Model Kits are please to announce the inclusion of a small range of Red Roo Model products in store. We have opted for those items that are related to the Spitfire and which we fill best compliments our ever expanding range of products.
*Looking to the Future (10/10/11)*
JAYS Model Kits are in the process of ordering some Red Roo products which will help compliment the Spitfire kits that we currently have. It has become clear to us that JAYS Model Kits has tended to gravitate towards Spitfire/Seafire products and we have come to the conclusion that this may be our main focus for the future. With this in mind we will be concentrating our efforts in researching new Spitfire related products to include in our store. But at the same time we will add other more general products just too keep things interesting.
*JAYSMK Welcomes New Australian Retailer (22/09/11)*
We are very pleased to announce that a range of our kits can now purchased through End of The Line Hobbies. They have a high street store which can be found in Ocean Street, Victor Harbour, South Australia. They have a website which gives more information of their full range and ordering instructions and can be found at www.endofthelinehobbies.com.au. We wish them every success with our models.
*High Planes Update (20/09/11)*
The High Planes brand and full range of kits and accessories has now been bought by a Singapore based firm. The new look website can be found here www.hpmhobbies.com. As before, our kits will be available for sale, a shipment has recently been sent out to them. We have been informed of some awesome plans for the development of High Planes and we wish them all the best.
*New Decals & Conversion Kits (04/09/11)*
On the anniversary of the September Canterbury earthquake JAYS Model Kits has launched the latest decal sheets from Southern Expo. These are a limited run and will be available as long as stocks last. A 1:32nd scale version of the Battle of Britain decal sheet from last year is in production. At this time we have no plans to stock this item unless sufficient interest is shown. The decals will be printed on two sheets and would cost approximately twice the price of the current versions in stock. If you would like us to acquire this item please let us know.
*New Decals from Southern Expo (14/08/11)*
The organisers of the Southern Expo model show in the UK have been busy again this year and have produced another excellent decals sheet to mark the occasion. Following on from their superb Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary sheet last year, the new decal includes aircraft as featured post BofB and early 1941. We have managed to secure a limited number of this decal sheet in both 1:72nd and 1:48th scale and should be in store soon.
*Planned Launch of 3D-Kits (UK) Products (07/08/11)*
JAYS Model Kits has teamed up with 3D-Kits (UK) to bring you a selection of their excellent quality conversion kits and decals. We plan to launch these products in our store in the coming weeks, until then why not take a look at their web site at www.3d-kits.co.uk
*JAYS Model Kits Welcomes Boomerang Models (04/07/11)*
We are very pleased to announce that a range of our products can now be purchased through Boomerang Models in Australia. Checkout their banner on our Retailers page. We also have an update on High Planes Models, the company has been sold and is now being operated from Singapore. During the transition phase it may be difficult to obtain our products from High Planes, however we have been told that our kits will be available again very soon. We will keep you updated of any developments.
*New Products Launched (12/06/11)*
We have added a new product to our Hobby Products range as well as four products in our new Model Kit Spares range. Go to our home page to check them out!
*Pre-Loved Book and Magazine Sale (12/06/11)*
Today we launch our book and mag sale. These items are all in good condition and are on topics we feel maybe of interest to some of you. They are being sold on a first come first basis. We also have nine copies of the book Spitfire - Return to Flight which is a wonderful publication covering in detail the restoration of John Deere's aircraft to flying condition. It's retail price is NZ$69.95, but we can off the book to you at 30% discount.
*JAYS Model Kits Welcomes spacetoys.com (1/05/11)*
We have linked up with spacetoys.com to bring to your attention a great selection of space exploration related toys and games. Look out for their banner at the bottom of the page, if it is not displayed do a refresh and click the banner to find out more.
*High Planes Kits Now On Special (21/03/11)*
As an introductory offer we now have the High Planes kit range listed at a special price. For the next 30 days we are reducing them in price by 15%. Click Here to find out more.
*High Planes Kits in Stock (16/01/11)*
Our visit to High Planes resulted in the purchase of some stock which we felt would best compliment the aircraft we already cover. We are selling them on a trial basis and if they sell well we will place an order for some more. Click Here to find out more.
We have also built up a small stock of 1:48 scale Kikka kits. We hope to build on this over the coming weeks.
*Melbourne Visit (07/01/11)*
Our visit to Melbourne was great, visiting friends and relatives. We also enjoyed meeting for the first time Gary and Ed of Redroo Models. A very entertaining evening was spent swapping stories and a tour around their base of operations. We thank them for their hospitality and the kind offer of a souvenir model of their own RFD Winged Target. I have promised to build it so expect a report sometime this year.
Later that same week we drove the 1000km round trip to visit Steve of High Planes located in the beautiful Thowgla Valley. We spent four hours being shown around his business and he kindly put on a demonstration of his high pressure injection machine. If only we had one of those! Whilst we were there we purchased some kits from him and will be listing them in our store. We too thank Steve for his time and hospitality, it was great to meet everyone in person.
*A Request or Two! (18/12/10)*
We have been searching for the old Ventura CAC Avon Sabre conversion kit for some time now but have not been able to track one down. If anyone has one or can get hold of one would be interested in acquiring it. We would be happy to make a swap for it, any kit we have in stock to the first person to contact us via email.
Our second request is for any details of up and coming model fairs and shows. We no longer have access to our source but would very much like to keep the Event Diary page up to date. Info can be emailed to us and will be gratefully received. Thank you.
*It's Christmas! (15/12/10)*
From the 23rd December to the 6th January 2011 it will be necessary to close the online store as we will be overseas. You can still place orders but please be aware that they will not be dispatched until the new year. However, as not to leave you all high and dry we have put together the Retailers Directory which lists all the stores which currently stock the more popular items in our range. Hopefully you will be able to order what you are looking for.
*We Have Moved (01/12/10)*
What a mission that moved turned into. We are still awaiting telephone and internet connection which may have caused unavoidable delay in posting of orders. We appologise to all those that have been affected. This delay has effectively pushed back our Christmas promotion and we are fast approaching the last postal date for Air Mail to most destinations. It has been a very frustrating time and our business has suffered from it. However, we are getting some positive vibes from our new home and truely believe things can only get better from now on. Stay tuned for more updates soon.
*JAYS Model Kits on the Move (10/10/10)*
Our tenancy is coming to an end at our current location soon so we are moving on. This time we are heading just west of Christchurch in a much more impressive site. Featuring an awesome garage/workshop and separate office on the ground floor and the living area is all located on the first floor. The move will take about three weeks but we don't intend to let it upset the running of the company too much. All orders will be processed in good time. However we appreciate your patience and understanding during the upheaval.
*Spitfire Mk.VIII's Back in Stock (9/10/10)*
We have produced a small number of Spitfire Mk.VIII's to help refill this gap in our product range. The small number is due to the fact that we are currently in the process of relocating. See above. To purchase a Mk.VIII Click Here.
*Another New Decal Sheet Added (05/10/10)*
When the decal sheets were first added to the store for sale separately the Seafire Mk.47 was in short supply and needed for the kits. Since then I have revamped the decals and had a large batch printed off. Therefore the Mk.47 sheet is now available to buy. To purchase Click Here.
*New Product News (29/09/10)*
The Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary decal sheet has proven to be a popular seller so we have managed to obtained another 10 copies of this limited run product. We have also received a number of inquiries about the 1:48 scale edition of the sheet, so we have been able to get 10 copies of that as well! To purchase Click Here.