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Newsletter #200


Introduction

Already the 200th newsletter!
The newsletter has hardly changed in the past 4 years. Time for change?
I realize that the newsletter is not ideal, but I am not sure what exactly a new version could look like. So time for reader feedback!
See further in the newsletter for the dilemmas.

A lot of stock arrived last week. For the full list, click here.
The new stock includes Warpaints Fanatic, HaT military figures, Noch HO scale figures, Vallejo Diorama FX and a new brand for the Mini-Kiwiland Shop: Fujimi.

The Mini-Kiwiland Shop is open from 1pm to 5pm on Thursday on ANZAC Day.

Just a quick response to the previous newsletter. I received the most interesting feedback about the air brushes. Not just about the brands I mentioned.
I'm also going to look further into a few other brands I mentioned.
My thanks to everyone who responded!

Several Heller 1:24 car kits are on sale this week!

Robert

Newsletter Changes?

I am encountering quite a few limitations when it comes to the weekly newsletter. I created the newsletter myself. It is linked to the website's database.
It is difficult for me to meet the conditions of, for example, Google for sending bulk emails without being put on a blacklist due to spamming.
An explanation about newsletter issues has been mentioned before in newsletter 186.

The number of members for the newsletter is growing rapidly and the newsletter is too long/large. It is not possible for me to send the newsletter in one go. It will crash the web server. Only a part of the subscribers can receive the newsletter in an hour. It takes hours for everyone to receive it. I have to send the newsletter to a part of the subscribers every hour myself. Often after midnight.

An option is to send a shorter newsletter a few times a week.
Or do you think the weekly newsletter is already too often?
I could change it to bi-weekly, but that means leaving out (more) topics.
Or just leave it the way it is?
What do you prefer?

The current newsletter is long, although not everything is mentioned.
Another option is to send the newsletter with only the first frame with the introductory text and the list of links from topics to the website.
I just have the feeling that many readers do not use the 'more information' links to the website and only look at what is in the email.
Does that apply to you?

The newsletter is often a list of products. Is that interesting? Or would you like more descriptions? Reviews?
Or does the newsletter already have too much text, including all those requests for feedback?

What do you miss about the Mini-Kiwiland Shop newsletter that newsletters of other hobby shops have? What other Hobby Shop has a better newsletter and why?

What do you think of the text? Is it more for advanced users/modellers?
What is (regularly) unclear?
Too much brand-oriented?
Too many language errors?

Does the Mini-Kiwiland Shop newsletter end up in your spam folder?

What part of the newsletter interests you the most? What doesn't interest you at all?
Any other suggestion that you would like to mention?

Any feedback is highly appreciated as always. It gives me a lot of insight into what there is a need and/or interest in. You can respond by simply replying to this newsletter.

Many thanks!

Robert

AK Interactive 3GEN

The first 15 Third Generation paints from AK Interactive have arrived. More will follow soon!
Here are 4 examples:


AK 3GEN - Laser Magenta

AK Interactive AK11066
More info
$ 6.50

AK 3GEN - Pastel Violet

AK Interactive AK11069
More info
$ 6.50

AK 3GEN - Blue Green

AK Interactive AK11169
More info
$ 6.50

AK 3GEN - Oily Steel

AK Interactive AK11211
More info
$ 6.50

AMMO's U-Rust

Now available in the Mini-Kiwiland Shop!
AMMO's U-RUST range is a formula designed to create rust effects on your models. It is not regular paint that simulates a rust finish, but an actual oxidation process, and it would be very difficult to get a better result than easily achieved with U-RUST. AMMO has managed to adapt an ordinary chemical reaction to our scale models.


U-RUST - Copper Blue Patina

AMMO by Mig AMIG2255
More info
$ 24.90

U-RUST - Rust Oxide Patina

AMMO by Mig AMIG2254
More info
$ 24.90

U-RUST - Black Oxide

AMMO by Mig AMIG2252
More info
$ 24.90

U-RUST - Powdered Oxide

AMMO by Mig AMIG2250
More info
$ 21.90

Army Painter

The first Warpaints Fanatic colours are currently in stock. More are expected soon!
Several other Army Painter items have arrived as well. The Army Painter 'Green Stuff' is new for the Mini-Kiwiland Shop.


Green Stuff

Army Painter TL5037
More info
$ 19.90

Precision Side Cutter

Army Painter TL5032
More info
$ 21.90

Miniature and Model Drill

Army Painter TL5031
More info
$ 21.90

Warpaints Fanatic - Tiger's Eye

Army Painter WP3152
More info
$ 6.90

Warpaints Fanatic - Onyx Skin

Army Painter WP3158
More info
$ 6.90

Warpaints Fanatic - Quartz Skin

Army Painter WP3162
More info
$ 6.90

Fujimi

The first Fujimi kit sets have arrived and more will follow soon!


Rover Mini Cooper

Fujimi 126777
1:24
- More info
$ 42.90

Honda CB1300 Super Four

Fujimi 141565
1:12
- More info
$ 59.90

Calsonic Skyline GT-R

Fujimi 047416
1:24
- More info
$ 69.90

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9

Fujimi 039183
1:24
- More info
$ 42.90

Mazda RX7 Type RS

Fujimi 039428
1:24
- More info
$ 42.90

Garage and Tools

Fujimi 116686
1:24
- More info
$ 42.90

Tools Remix

Fujimi 114392
1:24
- More info
$ 32.90

US Navy Flight Deck Crew

Fujimi 723464
1:72
- More info
$ 32.90

Vallejo Diorama FX

It took a while, but the Mini-Kiwiland Shop finally received Diorama FX products in stock.

"The placement of our model in a diorama or vignette gives it a reality, a background and a history, an added dimension and a reason for the humidity, the traces of mud, of the dry sand of the desert or the dark earth of the wooded landscapes of central Europe. The range of Diorama FX offers the modeler everything needed for the reproduction of a terrain, with effects of sandy and dusty roads, or of snow, mud and water, all of which add to the realism of the setting and relate the model to its environment."


Water Texture - Still Water

Vallejo 26.230
More info
$ 27.90

Thick Mud - Industrial Mud

Vallejo 26.809
More info
$ 27.90

Earth Texture - Brown Earth

Vallejo 26.219
More info
$ 27.90

Ground Texture - White Stone

Vallejo 26.211
More info
$ 27.90

Warhammer

Now available in the Mini-Kiwiland Shop!


White Dwarf - Issue 499

Warhammer 40K 499
More info
$ 19.90

Kill Team - Nightmare

Warhammer 40K 103-45
1:56
- More info
$ 242.90

1:24 - Heller Car Kits SALE

On sale for a limited time only!


Renault Taxi Type AG

Heller 30705
1:24
- More info
$ 49.90 » $ 39.92

Citroen Trefle

Heller 80702
1:24
- More info
$ 49.90 » $ 39.92

Citroen C4 Splendid Hotel

Heller 80713
1:24
- More info
$ 59.90 » $ 47.92

Citroen B14 Normande

Heller 80729
1:24
- More info
$ 54.90 » $ 43.92

Mercedes Benz 170 V 1935

Heller 80736
1:24
- More info
$ 54.90

Citroen C4 Fourgonnette 1928

Heller 80703
1:24
- More info
$ 59.90 » $ 47.92

1:48 - Eduard Aircraft

The following Eduard kits are currently available in the Mini-Kiwiland Shop:


Fokker Dr. I

Eduard 8162
1:48
- More info
$ 59.90

Albatros D. V

Eduard 8113
1:48
- More info
$ 64.90

P-51D-5 Mustang

Eduard 82101
1:48
- More info
$ 64.90

Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero Type 11

Eduard 82211
1:48
- More info
$ 64.90

Mustang F-6D/ K

Eduard 82103
1:48
- More info
$ 69.90

P-51D-5 Mustang

Eduard 84172
1:48
- More info
$ 44.90

1:72 - HaT Figures

30 Different HaT figure sets have arrived. Here are just 6 examples:


French Command x 24

HaT 8297
1:72
- More info
$ 9.90

British Infantry x 32

HaT 8292
1:72
- More info
$ 12.90

FT-17 with 37mm Cannon x 2

HaT 8113
1:72
- More info
$ 15.90

Russian Tank Riders x 44

HaT 8263
1:72
- More info
$ 12.90

WWI British Cavalry x 12

HaT 8272
1:72
- More info
$ 15.90

American Civil War Marching (2)

HaT 8332
1:72
- More info
$ 15.90

For more information please visit our HaT page.

HO Scale - Noch Figures 2024

A Noch shipment with more than 25 different items has arrived. It includes brand new 2024 releases. Here are 10 examples:


In a Hooded Beach Chair

Noch 15852
1:87
- More info
$ 24.90

People Camping

Noch 15881
1:87
- More info
$ 24.90

Practising Yoga

Noch 15888
1:87
- More info
$ 24.90

Backpackers

Noch 15247
1:87
- More info
$ 27.90

Tourists

Noch 15473
1:87
- More info
$ 24.90

Passengers

Noch 15223
1:87
- More info
$ 27.90

Special Task Force

Noch 15079
1:87
- More info
$ 24.90

Mounted Police

Noch 15078
1:87
- More info
$ 24.90

Sailors

Noch 15046
1:87
- More info
$ 22.90

Maritime Search and Rescue

Noch 15047
1:87
- More info
$ 22.90

For more information please visit our Noch page.

N Scale - Noch Figures 2024

The following brand new 2024 releases are now available in the Mini-Kiwiland Shop:


Passengers

Noch 36223
1:160
- More info
$ 27.90

Backpackers and Hitchhikers

Noch 36247
1:160
- More info
$ 27.90







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