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PostPosted: September 16th, 2017, 12:15 am 
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Hey folks!
Just a quick question.
Are Heller Models - France still in business?
I was under the impression they weren't until today I came across What I believe is a new style:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/401396282334
http://www.ebay.de/itm/311904023663

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PostPosted: September 16th, 2017, 1:49 am 
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Yes, they are still in business; they've sort of been almost on the brink of closing down a few times over the past couple of years which has led to sporatic kit supply to the shops

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PostPosted: September 21st, 2017, 1:07 pm 
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After many years not being "financially solvent" enugh to release new tooling, they even managed to get out a NEW tooling of a classic french farm tractor, called Petit Gris, almost a year ago.
But no newly tooled airplane kits since a long time - but at least they give you old tooling with big decal sheets, though (not with every kit, though).

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PostPosted: September 21st, 2017, 1:21 pm 
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I'm hoping they pluck up the courage to re release the E-3D or a new release of the RAF Rivit Joint!

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PostPosted: September 21st, 2017, 5:34 pm 
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I picked this up last week - It's a bit basic but looks like it'll be a nice build.

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And yes, the decal sheet is huge!

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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2017, 8:59 am 
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Is that related to the 1972/73 Airfix moulds?


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PostPosted: September 23rd, 2017, 1:31 am 
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If Heller are still in operation how do I contact them to obtain a copy of the Nina instructions?
In truth, the cat (8kg or thereabouts!) decided to use them for her bed and shredded them:-(

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PostPosted: September 23rd, 2017, 5:41 am 
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Crashpilot wrote:
After many years not being "financially solvent" enugh to release new tooling, they even managed to get out a NEW tooling of a classic french farm tractor, called Petit Gris, almost a year ago.
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A FRENCH[!] classic tractor!?! The Ferguson TE-20 is an Ulster [Northern Ireland] invention, built in a British factory

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Is that related to the 1972/73 Airfix moulds?
No, its Heller's own. A couple of versions were sold by Humbrol in their Bobkit range

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If Heller are still in operation how do I contact them to obtain a copy of the Nina instructions?
In truth, the cat (8kg or thereabouts!) decided to use them for her bed and shredded them:-(
Have you still got the box? It may have the address. Or maybe someone on here will have one of the newer kits with the address in or on it

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PostPosted: September 27th, 2017, 8:38 am 
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fredk wrote:
Crashpilot wrote:
After many years not being "financially solvent" enugh to release new tooling, they even managed to get out a NEW tooling of a classic french farm tractor, called Petit Gris, almost a year ago.
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A FRENCH[!] classic tractor!?! The Ferguson TE-20 is an Ulster [Northern Ireland] invention, built in a British factory


I have to admit that I don´t know much bout things with wheels on - the info that Heller´s petit gris is a NEW tooling, I got from one of my fellow club members, who´s very much into cars and tractors!
...and then I thought, well, " "petit gris" is french, so must be of French manufacture, then" :lol: :idea:

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PostPosted: October 7th, 2017, 3:12 am 
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have a heller bobkit-corsair f4u from say 20 years ago.found it was only worth $16 us.been collecting pics.plans
cutaways. I will take my time building it.retired. no hobby shops here in SC here.


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PostPosted: October 10th, 2017, 5:17 am 
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Re La Nina.
I sent an email to Heller and had the reply within 12hrs. :beer:

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I love their interwar French aircraft kits.


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