Looks OK. And I note that it is being released in between two Regia Aeronautica birds, the Savoia-Marchetti SM79 and Fiat BR20.
I received mine last week, along with the hudson, and both of them are quite nice and will display well.Peter H
A Hudson? Where???
ditto! where did the hudson come from? not, even seen the Ju188 an ebay yet? some sellers out there really need to sort their labels out ;o)
I got them both on Ebay.Hudson (Ebay no 330243389210) and Ju-188 (Ebay no 330243389138) both from one of the French sellers.Interestingly he list them as No's 11 and 28 (respectively) of 41 planes BUT an Italian seller (mb339) lists the whole set and they are No's 16 and 34 (respectively)of 42!?Peter
PBHphew, for a moment i thought i had missed out!you bought the *Atlas editions*, not the Atalya ones....i hope you planning to uses them as masters for soemthing else? as for the number, i think the release sequencing differs in from territory to territory!BD99
It will be interesting to contrast the Atlas Ju188 with the Altaya one. To date, I've been far more impressed with the later.I have to admit that I didn't know Atlas had issued a Hudson. As Altaya/IXO seem to have "mirrored" a good percentage of the Atlas range, perhaps a Hudson might be on the cards in the future?And Martin's right about the numbering. It appears that Atlas Spain and Atlas France had their own ideas on numbering. Interestingly, whilst Altaya's system is uniform in both named countries, the numbering is completely different to the "IXO Junior" range destined to appear in coming months (that is, according to several US websites). With the Bv222 listed at $US29.95 retail on a couple of these sites, I'm prepared to wait rather than pay the $US45+ that seems to be the norm on eBay at the moment.
To quote that paradim of the English language....DOH!YES, I meant the ones I had are Atlas not Altaya! I must remember Altaya/IXO have RED name plaques and Atlas have BLACK ones.Like with the 2 versions of the He-111 there are bits of each model that I like and other bits that I don't!The Atlas (and IXO) planes can certainly be detailed to look very nice with a little effort.I find (again) it very interesting that two competing (I guess) firms make essentially the same models (like the Japanese guys although they all seem to be co-owned?) for what is a small market (I guess again) and I would have thought diversity would have brought more sales. I have only ever received one of the booklets that came with the planes originally (the Bv222) and although in French it it quite interesting. Do IXO have the same booklets (or similar)?Peter H
ixo / alatya as you think are probably just different brands owned same compnay - imagine the must have merged in the past.i think all mine have been alatayta, although the booklets have been either Spanish or French...
I'm not so sure that Altaya and IXO are one and the same. from my reading of it, Altaya and Atlas are similar entities to, say, the Franklin Mint, issuing all sorts of collectables, not just scale models.IXO, on the other hand, is a Chinese-based manufacturer of mainly diecasts. Their 1/43 range of cars are widely available in Oz. I think the pairing is one of convenience. You'll probably find Altaya items made by other companies. Search the French or Spanish Altaya website and you'll find no reference to IXO at all.
Oh, and Peter, when I purchased the Ju290, B-29, Halifax, Wellington and Cant Z1007bis from Henk in the Netherlands, he supplied the items with the booklets. Mine are the French language version with "www.altaya.fr" at the foot of the front cover.I doubt IXO will issue books with their items, but only time will tell when the series becomes available in the States and, I assume, elsewhere.
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