11 April 2017
Now for something completely new.
Initial offering 1/700 RN Ship Pendants WWII:
1. Black and White
2. 16 Colours
SHIP Decals - see Ship decals page for more details
23 March 2017
And now the rest:
Air NZ Boeing 777-319ER ZK-OKQ Rugby scheme 1/144 1/200
Parcelair Boeing 737-400F 1/72 1/144 1/200
Airwork – NZ Post F27-500 Friendship early schemes 1/72 1/96
Soundsair Islander ZK-REA 1/72 1/144
Great barrier Airlines Cherokee 6s Bird tails scheme 1/48 1/72
Union Airways, current and movie (posing as G-AARB) schemes
for DH60G Gypsy Moth ZK-ADT 1/48 1/72 (NAC plus current and movie G-AARB)
Current scheme of DH83 Fox Moth ZK-APT 1/72
Current scheme of DH84 Dragon ZK-AXI 1/72
NAC – Union Airways Electra 10 1/72 1/144
Airwork – NZ Post F27-500 Friendship late schemes 1/72 1/96
NAC – Union Airways DH86 Express post WWII 1/72 1/144
Union Airways DH86 Express pre WWII 1/72 1/144
Sounds Air Islander ZK-DLA 1/144
Air West Coast Do228-212 1/72 1/144
Tranzair – Astral Do228-100 -212 1/72 1/144
Origin Pacific Dash8 -100 -300 1/72 1/144
Air NZ Holidays Boeing 737-300 1/72 1/144 1/200
All Air NZ Trademark schemes will come with a set of
corrected Trademark decals
Sounds Air PC12 and Air Chathams CV580 sets will come with
replacement aircraft registrations to cater for the growing fleets of these two
22 March 2017
Here's the first batch of new and updates:
RNZAF T6C Texan II 1/48 1/72
RNZAF EE/BAC Canberra B2 T4 75 Sqn 1/48 1/72 1/144
RNZAF EE/BAC Canberra B(I)12 T13 14 Sqn early schemes
delivery to 1966 1/48 1/72 1/144
RNZAF EE/BAC Canberra B(I)12 T13 14 Sqn late schemes 1966-1970
1/48 1/72 1/144
RNZAF Curtis P40s NZ theatre 1/32 1/48 1/72 1/144
RNZAF Curtis P40s Pacific theatre 1/32 1/48 1/72 1/144
RNZAF Avro 626 Tutor both schemes + civil scheme 1/72
RNZAF DH83 Fox Moth 1/72
RNZAF DH84 Dragon 1/72
RNZAF DH86 Express 1/72 1/144
RNZAF Boeing 727-022C early and late schemes 1/72 1/144
All 1/144 Andover sets will now include decal cockpit window
21 March 2017
Decal supply issues are now over. All items listed are in stock.
New releases and upgrades are in the process of being added to the site - will list them soon.
4 March 2017
See NZ Kits & Kits - decal Combos for Dash8-300 kit decal combos.
This is the start of a new partnership with Welsh Models, I have the Saab 340 and CV580 resin kits on order. Others will follow. Later in the year Welsh will be releasing two resin kits with OMD decal sets. As the haven't released this news I can't say more at this stage except one is an RNZAF subject previously only available in 1/144 in vacuform.
If you are wondering why the lack of new decals since October 2016 this is an unfortunate outcome of the building the printing firm uses being off limits initially for earthquake strengthening then, as a result of the November 14 Kaikoura earthquake, damage repair. Re-opening was originally early Dec, then late Jan, then "by March" - the latest is March 20. I am close to top of the queue for a big run with some exciting new releases and desperately needed reprints.
My apologies for those waiting for custom work - this is totally out of my control.
13 January 2017
They are back!
See NZ Kits & Kits - decal Combos for CT4 and B170 kit decal combos.
A new additional combo is to get the CT4 kit with BOTH the RNZAF standard CT4E and 75th anniversary decal sets!
3 January 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
TEMPORARY SALE DISCOUNT - see Andover and HS748 listings in NZ Kits & Kits - decal Combos
I am expecting a shipment of Kiwi Resins 1/72 CT4s and B170 Mk31 conversion sets shortly.
26 October 2016
RNZAF Venturas NZ theatre 1944-45 in 1/48, 72 and 144
RNZAF Avengers in 1/32, 48, 72 and 144:
NZ Theatre 1943-45
Pacific Theatre 1943-45
Post War 1945-59
RNZAF Corsairs in 1/32, 48, 72, 144
Pacific theatre 1943-45 - Bougainville area
Pacific theatre 1943-45 - other than Bougainville
NZ theatre 1943-45
Warbird Corsair USN 92844 in 1/32, 48, 72, 144
24 October 2016
On the civil side:
Air Chathams Metroliner CID 1/72 and 144
Air Chathams Saab 340 KRA 1/72 and 144
Air Chathams Metroliner CIC pre 2016 (old scheme) 1/72 and 144
Air Chathams CV580s both schemes 1/72 and 144
Military updated sets:
RNZAF Iroquois 1979 low viz - major rework - 1/24, 32, 35, 48, 72 and 144
RNZAF Iroquois Euro1 - 1/24, 32, 35, 48, 72 and 144
RNZAF CT-4B Airtrainer - Red/Grey scheme - 1/48 and 72
RNZAF CT-4B Airtrainer - Yellow scheme - 1/48 and 72
RNZAF CT-4E Airtrainer - 1/48 and 72
12 August 2016
The S&M Viscount kits are back! See NZ Kits & Kit - decal Combos.
Also some listings on that page have also had price reductions - check it out.
27 July 2016
A320 in 1/72, 144 and 200
Air NZ Trademark black scheme
Kiwi Travel International Airlines
B737-300/400 in 1/72, 144 and 200
Kiwi Travel International Airlines (-300)
Airwork NZ - TOLL (-300SF/400SF)
B727-200 in 1/72, 144 and 200
Kiwi Travel International Airlines
RNZAF Venturas in 1/48, 72 and 144
Air NZ A320 Trademark white scheme in 1/72, 144 and 200
22 July 2016
Air NZ Pacific Wave and 2013 NZ Trademark white schemes for Dash 8-311Q in 1/72
SAFE Air Argosies in 1/72, 1/144
NAC Freightair DC3s now separated into 1st and 2nd schemes in 1/48, 1/72, 1/144 and 1/200
RNZAF tiger Moths - 2 schemes - WWII aircraft and current Historic Flight aircraft in 1/32, 1/48, 1/72
RNZAF Venturas - 4 schemes - Delivery (NZ Theatre 1943), Pacific theatre 1943, Pacific Theatre 1944 and Pacific Theatre 1945 in 1/48, 1/72, 1/144
NAC DC3s 1st and 2nd schemes in 1/48, 1/72, 1/144 and 1/200
RNZN SH-2Fs and SH-2G(NZ)s in 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144
More to come .....
19 July 2016
Air NZ B777-319ER NZ Trademark black scheme (OKR) 1/144, 1/200
Air NZ ATR72-600 NZ Trademark black scheme (MVA) 1/144
Jetstar Dash8-315Q 1/72
Jetstar A330s 1/144, 1/200
Jetstar B787-800s 1/144, 1/200
RAN SH-2G(A) Seapsite 1/48, 1/72
Air NZ ATR72-600 NZ Trademark white scheme (MVA) 1/144
ATR72 Kit-decal combo to reflect changes above.
Lots more to come.....
23 June 2016
The S&M Viscount and Kiwi Resins CT4 options have been temporarily removed as I am out of stock and unsure when new supplies will arrive at this stage. I am working on both.
Am working on new decals to be issued in mid-late July - watch this space.
26 April 2016
Nice meeting customers and new people at the Scale Models Expo.
New this time:
RNZAF Macchi MC339CB in 1/144
RNZAF Hudsons NZ Theatre 1943 1/48, 72
RNZAF Hudson C63 Transports 1943-45 1/48, 72
RNZAF Mosquitos 75 Sqn 1947-52 1/32, 48, 72, 144
Air NZ DC8s - early and late schemes in 1/227 for the Lincoln/Panda/Kader kit
Jetstar A320s 1/72, 144, 200
Jetstar Dash8-315Q 1/144
DC3s in 1/96 - NAC Airfreight, NZ MoT, Pionair, James Aviation early and late schemes, Fieldair, Speedlink, and Southern Skies - this completes the 1/96 range
Upgraded and Re-issued:
Air NZ B737-300 Millenium scheme
All the Vampire schemes
TA-4K 50th Anniversary scheme
Air NZ A320 Pacific wave / wave-less scheme
8 April 2016
Oldmodels Decals will be present at the NZ 2016 Scale Models Expo in Upper Hutt on 23 and 24 April. I will be personally present pm 23rd and all day 24th. Look forward to meeting some of you.
I have withdrawn the B170 conversion kits and associated combos as my stock is exhausted. As one of the European kit manufacturers has the Mk31 as a 2016 release I will not be restocking these items.
3 March 2016
Website upgrade now completed. Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience caused.
RNZAF Sunderland III transports 1944-47 can be found in RNZAF WWII Tpt & Trainer a/c and in RNZAF 45-57. 1/48, 72, 144 and 154
RNZAF Oxfords - three schemes - 1938-40, 1940-44, and 1944-54 can be found in RNZAF WWII Tpt & Trainer a/c with the last scheme also in RNZAF 45-57. 1/48, 72, and 144
RNZAF Sunderland MR5 - two new schemes - 1953-57 which can be found in RNZAF 45-57 and 1959-67 which can be found in RNZAF 57-69 1/48, 72, 144 and 154
RNZAF Hastings C3 can be found in RNZAF 45-57 and RNZAF 57-69 in 1/72
RNZAF Consuls can be found in RNZAF 45-57 in 1/48, 72 and 1/144
25 February 2016
First stage of website upgrade completed - the civilian listings.
My apologies that the military side is slightly messy with some items now under wrong headings. I hope to complete the upgrade within a week.
Under B737 A320 BAe146:
Air NZ B737-219QC NQC in 1999 RWC scheme 1/72, 144, 200
Freedom Air B737-219QC in 1/72, 144, 200
Freedom Air B737-300s - 2 sets - early and late schemes - 1/72, 144, 200
Freedom Air A320s in 1/72, 144, 200
Under DC8 DC10 B747-B787:
Two sets for the Air New Zealand B747s - Teal-Blue and Pacific Wave/waveless (incl town motifs) in 1/144, 200
Three sets for the Air New Zealand B767s - Teal-Blue, Pacific Wave, and last/current in 1/144, 200
Air New Zealand B777-219s Pacific Wave (delivery) scheme in 1/144, 200
Under ATR72 DHC7/8 Saab340 CV580
Kiwi Regional Saab340B in 1/72, 144
Under J41/31/32 B1900 DHC6 PC12:
Originair J32 Jetstreams in 1/72, 144
Westpac Rescue Waikato BK117 (IRU) in 1/32, 72
Under NZ Aircraft of the 30s -60s:
NAC - Union Airways DH86 Express in 1/72, 144
Under Ag, Skipne & Light Aircraft:
Southern Alps Air Cessna 185 in 1/72
Mount Cook Airlines Cessna 185s early schemes in 1/72
Mount Cook operators Cessna 185s later schemes in 1/72
Mount Cook operators Pilatus Turboporters in 1/48, 72, 144
Under Australian / RAF / Non-NZ a/c:
Draken Macchis in 1/144
More releases to come in the RNZAF side when I've finished that upgrade!
22 February 2016
NEW: Kiwi Regional Saab340B in 1/72 and 1/144. See ATR72 DHC7/8 Saab340 CV580 page.
18 February 2016
Happy New Year to all.
Some new products are at the printers and due shortly. Sometime in the next couple of months I am expecting the new 1/72 S&M Models HP Hastings C1/2/3.
In slow time I will be updating the pictures on the existing pages by adding a photograph. the first page done (because it was a small one and therefore suitable as a prototype) was the NZ ATRs page.
11 December 2015
Two kits with decal options to be found in the NZ Kits & Kit - Decal Combos page
1/72 S&M Models Avro 748 resin kit with Mount Cook and RAF Queens Flight decal options
1/72 S&M Models injection plastic Hunting Provost T1 with two sets of decal options
RAF Avro 748 Andover CC2 decals in 1/72 and 144 scale - listed under Australian/RAF/Non-NZ a/c
18 November 2015
Airlines of New Zealand DC-3s 1/48, 72, 96, 144 and 200
Air Chathams DC-3s 1/48, 72, 96, 144 and 200
Mount Cook & Southern Lakes Tourist Co Ltd DH89s 1/48, 72, and 144
NAC both schemes, Mount Cook Airlines and SPANZ DC-3s 1/96
Updated: SPANZ DC-3s 1/48, 72, 144 and 200
The DC-3s are listed under NZ DC-3s
The DH89s are listed under NZ Aircraft of the 30s - 60s
6 November 2015
Air NZ B737-200Adv Pacific Wave (final) scheme in 1/72, 144 and 200 - listed under NZ Commercial Jets
Air NZ B737-300 Pacific Wave scheme in 1/72, 144 and 200 - listed under NZ Commercial Jets
Air NZ DC10-30 in 1/100 - listed under NZ Commercial Jets
Sounds Air PC-12 in 1/72 and 1/144 - listed under NZ Commuter Aircraft
30 October 2015
This is a collaborative release of the Kiwi Resins Miles Aerovan in 1/72. The kit combo with decal options can be found in Kit - Decal Combos
The relevant decals are:
RNZAF - listed under RNZAF 40s-60s. (Civil regs also included).
Culliford Airlines, Meridian Air Maps and East Anglian Flying Services - listed under Australian/RAF/Non-NZ a/c
26 October 2015
Draken International Skyhawks (A-4K, T/A-4K, A-4N) in 1/32, 48, 72 and 144 scale - listed under Australian/RAF/Non-NZ a/c
Draken International Macchis in 1/48, and 72 scale - listed under Australian/RAF/Non-NZ a/c
RNZAF Meteor III in 1/32, 48, 72 and 144 scale - listed under RNZAF 40s-60s.
Three new RNZAF DC-3 schemes in 1/48, 72 96, 144 and 200 scale:
1943-45 - listed under RNZAF WWII NZ & Pacific Theatre
1945-52 - listed under RNZAF 40s-60s.
1950s - listed under RNZAF 40s-60s.
The RNZAF 1960s and 1970s DC-3 schemes are now also available in 1/96 - listed under RNZAF 40s-60s.
The RNZAF TAF Mustang 1/24th set is back in stock - listed under RNZAF 40s-60s.
28 August 2015
See Kits & Kit - Decal Combos page for some temporary stock reduction discounts. Be quick, with the NZ$ having dropped 20% in the last couple of months these prices are temporary.
Have also added a new combo - the Airfix Widgeon kit plus either the Amphibian Airlines or TAT decals. This is for those who want a Widgeon but don't want to convert it to the Super Widgeon.
25 July 2015
A full range of nine decal sets all in 1/32, 48, 72 and 144 for the NA Harvard in RNZAF service.
The sets for 1941-42, 1943-44, and 1944-45 are listed under RNZAF WWII NZ & Pacific Theatre
The sets for 1945-49, 1950-57, TAF Sqns, 1957-69 and 1970-77 are listed under RNZAF 40s-60s.
The RNZAF Historic Flight Harvard (NZ1015) is listed under RNZAF current schemes.
The RNZAF TAF Mustang 1/24th set is currently out of stock and will be reprinted in September.
6 July 2015
RNZAF Ansons 1/48, 72, 144
- 1942-43 and 1944-45 under RNZAF WWII NZ & Pacific
- Post War underRNZAF 40s-60s
- Warbird K6183 VX-B under Warbirds
Mt Cook DC-3s in 1/48, 72 and 144 now include the older Mt Cook & Southern Lakes Tourist Co Ltd titling
RNZAF Catalinas - decal photos updated. Also the three WWII schemes are now under RNZAF WWII NZ & Pacific, the post war scheme remains in RNZAF 40s-60s.
1 July 2015
(in other NZ Commercial aircraft)
TEAL Electra II 1/72 and 1/144
Air NZ Electra II 1/72 and 1/144
(in NZ aircraft of the 30s-60s)
NAC DH83 Fox Moths 1/72
(in RNZAF current)
SH-2G(NZ) Seasprite 1/144
More coming shortly.
13 March 2015
Air NZ DC-10 1/125
All the 9 DH89 schemes are now available in 1/144
QinetiQ ACT Jaguar - VAAC Harrier - Hawk now in 1/144
QinetiQ ACT Jaguar in 1/48
QinetiQ VAAC Harrier in 1/48
QinetiQ hawks in 1/32 and 1/48
A new series with a new folder: RAF (NZ) WWII Sqns
485 Sqn Spitfires early war (type A roundels) 1/32, 48, 72, 144
485 Sqn Spitfires late war (type C roundels) 1/32, 48, 72, 144
486 Sqn Hurricanes 1/32, 48, 72, 144
486 Sqn Typhoons 1/32, 48, 72, 144
486 Sqn Tempests 1/32, 48, 72, 144
487 Sqn Venturas early war (type A roundels) 1/48, 72, 144
487 Sqn Venturas late war (type C roundels) 1/48, 72, 144
487 Sqn Mosquitos VI 1/32, 48, 72, 144
488 Sqn Buffalos 1/32, 48, 72, 144
488 Sqn Hurricanes 1/32, 48, 72, 144
488 Sqn Beaufighters 1/48, 72, 144
488 Sqn Mosquitos 1/32, 48, 72, 144
489 Sqn Beaufort I 1/48, 72, 144
489 Sqn Blenheim IVF 1/48, 72, 144
489 Sqn Hampden I 1/72, 144
489 Sqn Beaufighter X early 1/48, 72, 144
489 Sqn Beaufighter X late 1/48, 72, 144
490 Sqn Catalina IB 1/48, 72, 144
490 Sqn Sunderland III 1/48, 72, 144
The NZ RAF Sqn sheets also contain a supply of the correct width white and
black invasion stripes for the schemes that covered the D-Day – Jan 45 period
where applicable, and the different stripes (including yellow) for the
Typhoons. The early and late 489 Beaufighter split relates to two very
different schemes carried by these birds. The 490 Sqn stuff is very basic and
as the aircraft carried no Squadron code (can’t find that one was even allocated
to them) could be used for any Catalina or Sunderland of that period – many if
not most Coastal Command squadrons based outside of the European theatre carried
no Squadron codes. Very little useful/usable info out there on 490 Sqn.
Note: The 75 (NZ) Sqn Wellingtons, Stirlings and Lancasters plus the RNZAF Wellington Bomber Flight decals will now be found in this new folder.
30 January 2015
Added in Kit - Decal Combos
Airfix Widgeon + KR NZ Super Widgeon conversion set + decal
Updated 1/72 Andover kit availability (good stocks now on hand)
24 January 2015
Happy New Year to all.
1/72 NZ Continental Super Widgeon conversion kit for the Airfix Widgeon kit - applicable to all Widgeon schemes except Amphibian Airways
1/72 conversion kit to make the Macchi MC339CB version used by the RNZAF. This set is available with and without RNZAF decals.
12 December 2014
RNZAF Cessna 421C Golden Eagle 1/72
RNZAF HP Hastings C3 1/144
Nationwide Air Carvairs 1/144
Air NZ ATR72-5/600 new 2013 NZ Trademark scheme 1/144
Newmans Air - Ansett-Newmans Dash 7 1/144
Re-issued as Digital Decals:
All UH-1H Iroquois schemes in 1/24 and 1/32
RNZAF current letters and numbers 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF 40s-60s letters and numbers 1/72 & 1/144
The ATR72 kit-decal combo has been updated to add the new 2013 NZ Trademark scheme.
25 November 2014
Update on Andover kit availability. See the NZ Kits & Kit - decal Combos page.
11 November 2014.
Nice meeting some of you at Karapiro over the weekend!
I have added two 1/72 B170 Combos to the NZ Kits & Kit - decal Combos page.
28 October 2014
Saab 340 - 1/72 and 1/144 for:
Air Nelson, Air NZ Link, Air NZ Pacific Wave, Vincent Aviation, Timor Air
Dash8-Q311 - 1/144 - air NZ 2013 Trademark scheme
RNZAF A109LUH - 1/72 - delivery scheme
RNZAF Devons 1/72 and 1/144 Communications and VIP
1947-59 schemes, 1960s scheme, 1970s onwards scheme.
RNZAF Devons 1/72 and 1/144 Navigation and Signals Trainers
1947-59 schemes, 1960s scheme, 1970s onwards scheme.
B170s - 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF 1951-57 schemes
RNZAF 1957-59 scheme
RAF A&AEE schemes
QinetiQ 1/72 ACCT Jaguar, VAAC Harrier, black Hawks (this is one sheet).
16 October 2014
Added the PRE-ORDER (NZ customers only) for the 1/72 Avro Andover C1 to the Kit - Decal combos.
4 October 2014
Some updates and additions to the Kit - Decal combos.
Updated - 1/144 Viscounts
26 September 2014
It has been a while since I updated this site, the main issue being that I am being slowed down by a dose of RSI in my wrists. For that reason I am likely to substantively reduce the number of custom decal orders I accept, other than simple re-scales of existing decals.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Air NZ 2013 Trademark both black and white schemes in 1/144 and 1/200
Boeing 777-319ER Air NZ 2013 Trademark scheme in 1/144 and 1/200
BAE146-2/300 in 1/144 and 1/200
Ansett NZ Star Tail scheme (-2/300)
Ansett NZ A tail scheme (-2/300)
Qantas NZ (-300)
Air New Zealand (-300)
Air National (-200)
Vincent Aviation (-200)
(Note these are now in the NZ Commerical Jets page)
RNZAF/RNZN SH-2F Seasprite in 1/48 and 72
RNZAF Andover C1 in 1/144 Delivery, SEA, Euro1, UN and VIP schemes
RAF Andover C1 in 1/144 in Middle East schemes
75(NZ) Vickers Wellingtons early and late schemes in 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF Wellington Bomber Flight in 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144
22 July 2014
Oldmodels Decals in conjunction with Kiwi Resins offers a newly reworked resin conversion set to convert the Airfix B170 Mk32 into a short nose Mk31 as used by all NZ and most overseas operators.
7 July 2014
At last the conversion to Digital format is essentially completed. Remaining inkjet schemes include BAe146, Saab 340 and Devon - these will be reworked and re-issued with new schemes in the coming months.
The last major conversion tranche included:
Shorts Stirling 75(NZ) Sqn WWII 1/48, 72 and 144
Percival Mew Gull G-AEXF final scheme 1/48 and 72
Percival Vega Gull RNZAF and RAF (24 Sqn) WWII 1/72
BN Islander – Milford Sound – 1/72 and 144
BN Islander – 13 schemes - 1/144
Fletcher Fu24 – Skydive Abel Tasman 1/72
Re-issued as Digital Decals
All Embraer Bandierante and SW Metroliner schemes in 1/72
All GAF Nomad, BN Islander, Piper Chieftain, Piper Navajo,
Cessna 402, Cessna 406, and Fletcher Fu24-950 schemes in 1/72
All F27 Friendship and Vickers Viscount 800 schemes in 1/96
Cairo Aviation Tu204-10C in 1/144
Tranzair Beech 99 in 1/144
Motueka Aero Club Cessna 172 in 1/48, 72 and 87
19 May 2014
New from Oldmodels
Avro Lancaster BI/III in 1/48, 72 and 144 - 75(NZ) Sqn WWII
BAe J31/32 Jetstreams 1/72 - Air National, Ansett Regional,
Origin Pacific, Tasman Pacific Connection, Vincent Aviation
BAe J41 Jetstream 1/144 - Origin Pacific
DC-3 1/200 – RNZAF (2 schemes), James Aviation (2 schemes)
BAC167 Strikemaster 1/48 and 72 – Strikemaster Ltd
Boeing 247D 1/72 – RAF (DZ203)
NZ LAV 1/48 and 72 – NZ Army (2012)
Decals re-issued in the Digital range:
B757-200 1/144 and 200 – Kiwi International (the NZ airline)
BAe J31/32 Jetstreams 1/144 - Air National, Ansett Regional,
Origin Pacific, Tasman Pacific Connection, Vincent Aviation
BAe J41 Jetstream 1/72 - Origin Pacific
DH83 Fox Moth 1/72 - Air Travel NZ
DH84 Dragon 1/72 - Air Travel NZ, East Coast Airways, Union
DH86 Express 1/72 and 144 – Union Airways
DH89 Rapide 1/48 and 72 - Air Travel NZ, Cook Strait
Airways, NAC (2 schemes), RNZAF/Warbird, Ritchie Air Services, Southern Scenic,
Tourist Air Travel, West Coast Airways
DH90 Dragonfly 1/72 - Air Travel NZ
DC-3 1/200 – Warbird ZK-DAK, Fieldair, Ministry of
Transport, Mount Cook Airlines, NAC (3 schemes), Pionair, Southern Skies Trust,
DHC-6 Twin Otter 1/72 and 144 – Great Barrier Airlines,
Mount Cook Airlines (3 schemes)
BN Trislander 1/72 – Great Barrier Airlines
Shorts Sunderland MkIII 1/48, 72, 144 and 154 – NAC (ZK-AMK)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules 1/200 – RNZAF (4 schemes)
Fokker F27-120MPA – 1/96 RNZAF
Consolidated Catalina 1/48, 72, and 144 – TEAL Route Survey aircraft
Dornier 228-100/212 1/72 and 144 – Air West Coast (-212),
Tranzair – Austral (-100 and 212)
DHC8-100 1/72 and 144 – Vincent Aviation
NZ LAV 1/35 – NZ Army (2012)
30 April 2014
This month sees most of the remaining military decals transfered to Digital. Also the remaining B737-200, and F27 decals in 1/48, 72, 144, and 200th, DC-3 decals in 1/48, 72 and 144, plus all the CV580 decals and Air National Dash8 decals.
New release is:
Air NZ B777-219ER 2013 NZ Trademark scheme in 1/144 and 1/200
RNZAF Venom FB1 in 1/32
RNZAF Sunderland Mk V in 1/48
29 March 2014
I have done a large amount of housekeeping on the site. Most pages now state whether a decal is DIGITAL or INKJET.
I have also added a huge tranche of new Digital decals - too many to list.
There are also three new releases:
RNZAF DC-3 1960s scheme in 1/48, 72 and 144
RNZAF DC-3 1970s scheme in 1/48, 72 and 144
Air NZ B777-319ER delivery scheme in 1/144 and 200
Oldmodels Decals will be present at the NZ Scale Model Expo / IPMS Nationals in Upper Hutt April 5-6. Look for me I will be wearing a distinctive OMD T-shirt and the black Scale Models Wellington hat.
All my Digital range and a selection of my Inkjet range will be available on the Modelcrafts and Hobbies stall.
For the UK market - I am advised that my European distributor S&M Models will have a large selection of my Digital range at the Milton Keynes show in late April.
21 March 2014
Welcome onboard S&M Models as our UK/Europe distribution agent and also as a stockist of the 1/72 and 1/144 Digital decals.
The latest releases in the Digital range are:
RNZAF C130H Delivery scheme
RNZAF C130H 1970s High Viz scheme
Available in 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF B170 1960s scheme
RNZAF B170 last scheme
Available in 1/72 and 1/144
12 March 2014
Latest releases into the Oldmodels Decals Digital range are:
RNZN Westland Wasp 1/48 and 1/72 in four schemes:
1960s delivery scheme (the RN scheme with NZ flight numbers
and ships crests)
“Orange Sprat” scheme (used for Bougainville peace talks)
8 March 2014
New Digital releases
Australian MRH90 1/72 and 1/144
Newly released in Digital range (previously only available
RNZAF Hudson NZ theatre 1942 1/48 and 1/72
RNZAF Hudson Fiji/Pacific 1942 1/48 and 1/72
RNZAF Catalinas 6 Sqn 1943-44 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF Catalinas 6 Sqn 1944-45 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF Catalinas 5 Sqn – 3 OTU 1944-45 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF Catalinas 5 Sqn Post WWII 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF NH90 in 1/144
20 February 2014
Latest additions to the Digital range are:
Air New Zealand Bombardier Dash8-Q311 in 1/144
Air New Zealand F27-100/500 Interim scheme in 1/72 and 1/144
Air New Zealand F27-100/500 Final scheme in 1/72 and 1/144
Mount Cook Airlines F27-100 (ZK-BXF) in 1/72 and 1/144
NZ Civil Aviation Calibration Flight F27-200 (incl Mount
Cook lease markings) in 1/72 and 1/144
The F27 decals will continue to be available in 1/96 scale
through the quality Inkjet range.
14 February 2014
Latest additions to the digital range are:
NAC F27-100 “Friendship” scheme 1 (BXA-BXD)
NAC F27-100 “Jet Prop Friendship” scheme 2 (BXA-BXH)
NAC F27-100 and -500C “National Airways” scheme 3 (BXA-BXI,
NAA, NAB, NAF, NAH, NAN and NAO)
NAC F27-100 and -500C/F “Wings of the Nation” scheme 4 (as
for scheme 3 plus NFA-NFC)
These are available in 72 and 144
scales. Other scales remain available through
the Inkjet range.
Recently updated inkjet schemes:
DHC-3 Otter Vulcanic Air Safaris (now has older and newer
markings and general improvements) in 1/72 and 1/144
DHC Dash 8 – 100/300 Ansett New Zealand (both schemes) in
1/72 and 1/144
DHC Dash 8 – 100 Ansett Newmans in 1/72 and 1/144
Piper PA31-350 Chieftain Ansett Regional in 1/72
Piper PA31-350 Chieftain Tranzair in 1/72
Dornier 228-100/200 Tranzair – Austral in 1/72 and 1/144
The Ansett NZ / Tranzair decals have been
updated with new information provided by the Ansett official historian. Improvements to the B737-100/200, F27-400,
Bandierante, Beech 99 and Jetstream 31/32 schemes are under action.
10 February 2014
Latest additions to the DIGITAL range are:
Air NZ A320 Current Pacific scheme (with or without the
Air NZ A320 Star Alliance scheme (ZK-OJH)
NAC B737-200 Wings of the Nation scheme
Air NZ B737-200 Red/Orange interim scheme
Air NZ B737-300 Millenium scheme (ZK-NGA)
Air NZ B737-300 Holidays scheme (ZK-FRE)
All are available in 1/72, 1/144 and 1/200.
The 1/72 Air NZ B737-300 Holidays scheme is a new release
and will only be available in Digital format.
6 February 2014
Latest additions to the DIGITAL range are:
RNZAF T-4K Skyhawk "Golden" 50th anniversary scheme 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72
RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk experimental green scheme 13/2, 1/48 and 1/72
RNZAF P-3B Orion delivery/1960s scheme 1/72, 1/144, 1/200
RNZAF P-3B/K 70s- High Viz scheme 1/200
RNZAF P-3K/K2 current scheme 1/200
31 January 2014
Latest additions to the DIGITAL range are:
Air NZ DC10-30 1/144 and 1/200
Air NZ DC8-52 early schemes 1/144 and 1/200
Air NZ DC8-52 late scheme 1/144 and 1/200
The two DC8 schemes remain available in 1/227 in the INKJET range.
27 January 2014
The following additions
to its DIGITAL range:
Ansett NZ Air Freight F27-400 in 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF F27-120MPA in 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF Sunderland Mk V last scheme in 1/72, 1/144 and 1/154
(in the case of the F27s 1/96 scale decals remain available
in the INKJET range)
And the following NEW
additions to its INKJET range:
Grumman G-44 Widgeon – Amphibian Airways
Grumman G-21A Goose – Mount Cook Airlines.
These are available in 1/48 and 1/72
In addition the existing Widgeon decals (NZ Tourist Air
Travel, Mount Cook Airlines, Sea Bee Air, Aquatic & Vintage, and SALT Air)
and Goose decal (See Bee Air) have all been upgraded, and some reduced in price. See the NZ Amphibians page.
23 January 2014
THE following have been re-issued in the DIGITAL range:
NAC B737-200s Blue/Teal
Ansett NZ B737-100/200
Airwork B737-219QC incl Courier Post markings
These are available in 1/72, 1/144 and 1/200
20 January 2014
The following re-issues as additions to its DIGITAL decal range:
RNZAF UH-1D/H Iroquois 1970s high viz green scheme
RNZAF UH-1D/H Iroquois South East Asian scheme
RNZAF UH-1D/H Iroquois Euro1 scheme
These are available in 1/35, 1/48 and /72.
(these schemes are also available in 1/24, 1/32 and 1/144 in the existing INKJET range)
Also I have added a new Viscount 800 - decal combo to the Kit - Decal Combos page.
18 January 2014
ATR72-600 Air NZ black scheme
A320R Air NZ Black scheme 1/72, 144, 200
The 1/72 A320 has not previously been released, the others replace inkjet decals. Inkjet version will remain available on request.
DHC-6 Twin Otter - Great Barrier Airlines FQK bird tail scheme and a flight of fancy scheme depicting the same aircraft in the GBA current scheme. 1/72 and 1/144 - can be upscaled to 1/48 if requested.
14 January 2014
Happy New Year to all!!!
Today's releases are all INKJET
Dash8 -100 Ansett-Newmans hybrid scheme 1/72 and 1/144
BAe J31/32 Jetstream - Vincent Aviation 1/144
Dash8s - Ansett New Zealand, Qantas New Zealand, Origin Pacific, Air National and Vincent Aviation. 1/72 and 1/144
The Air NZ Dash8s are being worked on and will be re-released in DIGITAL format probably in February.
11 December 2013
Re-releases in Digital format:
RNZAF C130H Euro1 scheme 1/48 and 1/72
RNZAF P-3B/K Orion High viz scheme 1/72 and 1/144
8 December 2013
New Releases in Digital format:
RNZAF Vampires in 1/48 and 1/72
1956 Camouflage scheme
1950s silver scheme
1960s scheme (incl Yellow Hammers)
1970s final scheme
1950s silver scheme
1960s silver scheme
1969 silver-dayglo scheme
1970s last scheme
All are digital releases of existing inkjet decals (still available on request).
4 December 2013
New Releases in Digital format:
Air NZ A320 2013 and Revised 2013 schemes 1/72, 144 and 200
Air NZ B737-300 current scheme 1/72, 144 and 200
NAC B737-200 first scheme 1/72, 144 and 200
The first scheme is essentially a new decal replacing the previous 2013 scheme decal. the others are digital releases of existing inkjet decals (still available on request)
New Releases in
1/144 Viscounts – all four NAC schemes and SkyBus
1/48 Raytheon B200 Super King air – RNZAF
1/32 T/A-4K Skyhawk – RNZAF – SEA, Euro1 and Final schemes.
All subjects are a re-work of existing inkjet decals (still
available) except the B200 which is a new scale for the Red Wings kit.
When releasing the first tranche I forgot to mention the A4
last scheme and Macchi decals have been upgraded by the addition of the white
These are the first batch of tranche 2, others in the
tranche which includes some A320, B737, ATR72, F27, C130H, P-3B, B757 and all
my Vampire schemes will be issued progressively over the next two weeks as time
OLDMODELS DECALS GOES (PARTIALLY)
DECALS will, over a period of time, re-release some of the more popular
subjects in the more popular scales in digital print format. This is the same format as used by a number
of major, well known, decal makers. In
addition, most but not all, new releases will be done in this format.
For more details on Digital Print please see the new page I
have created on the website two pages beneath this one to explain it.
New Release Digital Decals
RNZAF Boeing 727-022C early and late schemes in 1/72, 1/144
Decals Re-released as Digital:
McDonell Douglas T/A-4K SEA, Euro1 and last schemes in 1/48
Lockheed P-3K/K-2 Orion current scheme in 1/72, 1/144
Lockheed C-130H(NZ) current scheme in 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144
Boeing 757-2K2 current scheme in 1/144
NHIndustries NH90 current scheme in 1/72
Kaman SH-2G(NZ) current scheme in 1/48 and 1/72
Bell UH-1H Iroquois current grey scheme in 1/35, 1/48 and
BAC167 Strikemaster early and late schemes in 1/48 and 1/72
Aermacchi MB339CB in 1/48 and 1/72
Beechcraft B200 King Air in 1/72
FlyDC3 Trust’s DC-3 Warbird in 1/48 and 1/72
Next tranche of Digital decals will be released within the next two weeks and will contain many civil schemes including the new scheme on the Air NZ A320s, the black ATR72, first NAC B737-200 scheme and five 1/144th Viscount schemes (for the new F-TSIN kits).
4 October 2013
TEAL DC6s - early scheme 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF NH90 1/144
RNZAF F27-120MPA - now has full details - 1/72, 96 and 144.
23 September 2013
Both in 1/72 and 1/144
10 September 2013
Massive new release of 12 RNZAF UH-1D/H Iroquois schemes. These are:
1970-78 Green High Viz
1979 Green low Viz
1980-1987 SEA scheme
3 Sqn 40 Anniversary tail
Current low viz
UN High Viz
UN Low Viz
These are available in 24, 32, 35, 48, 72 and 144th scales
The first 7 can be found in RNZAF 60s onwards not current, the last 5 under RNZAF current schemes.
The RNZAF B200 King Air scheme has also been updated to reflect the recent fleet changeover.
I have also updated the graphics for the Skyhawk, NH90, Pre-1970 letters and Numbers, and 2 of the C130 schemes.
12 August 2013
Southern DC-3 a current flying example owned by the Ashburton Museum and used for sightseeing and charter work. Available in 1/48, 72, 144 and 200th scales.
Most of the other DC-3s have received cosmetic updates.
5 August 2013
Catalinas - 3 more schemes to complete the set:
6 Sqn early schemes in Pacific in 1943-44
5 Sqn and 3 OTU in pacific in 1945
5 Sqn post war
Available in 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144
2 August 2013
RNZN/RNZAF Wasp four schemes:
1960s - delivery
1970-1990s incl all options and 2 special markings
Orange Sprat scheme (Bougainville peace talks)
Available in 1/48 and 1/72
Catalina - WWII - 6 Sqn RNZAF in Pacific 1944-45
Available in 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144
19 July 2013
Air NZ A320 - 20313 scheme (includes OXA the first with sharklets)
1/72, 1/144, 1/200
Air NZ Saab 340A 1/200 (and the 72 and 144 have been updated)
16 July 2013
RNZAF Sioux three schemes:
1960s - as delivered
1970s-2000s covers the options for the bulk of their career
2000s-retirement ((last scheme)
Available in 1/32, 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72
26 June 2013
New: RNZAF B170 Mk31 Freighter last scheme 1/72 and 1/144
9 June 2013
New: Rural Aerial Co-op decal for the Unicraft 1/72 Fletcher Fu24-950 crop duster.
3 June 2013
4 Decal options for the Unicraft 1/72 Fletcher Fu24-950 crop duster - James Aviation, Fieldair, Robertson Air Services and Wanganui Aero Work.
See under Agricultural & Light aircraft
20 May 2013
ATR72 1/144 kit-decal combos - see new KIT-DECAL page
Air New Zealand DC10-30 1/144, 1/200
Air New Zealand DC8-52 early and late schemes in 1/144, 1/200 and 1/227 (Lincoln/Kader kits)
21 April 2013
Air New Zealand ATR72-500 Pacific Wave 1/144
Air New Zealand ATR-500/600 2013 Scheme 1/144
3 April 2013
New: RNZAF NH-90 in 1/72
18 March 2013
Convair 580s - Air Chathams and Air Freight NZ in 1/72 and 1/144
Twin Otter - the Mount Cook Twin Otters are now available per scheme (they had three) allowing a big price drop.
Cessna 402 - likewise the Capital Air Services sheet has been split into 5 schemes at a much reduced price.
17 March 2013
I am in the process of re-organisingt his website and changing a lot of the prices. I will try to update as I go over the next few days.
The RNZAF section has now been split into four witht he current schemes on the first page. As part of the RNZAF re-org the DC-3 and DH89 listings have moved to "WARBIRDS" and the Sunderland to RNZAF 40-60.
One new decal is a re-issue - P3K Orion 50th Anniversary tail decal in 1/72, 144 and 200. As this needs the current P-3K/K2 decal it is listed in the "current" schemes page beneath that decal.
In the RNZAF 40s-60s page the P-51D Mustangs in 1/24 and 1/32 have been split by Squadron to enable the cost to be lowered.
Speaking of costs, unfortunately the larger decals have increased in price, but many smaller ones have dropped. This is the first increase since I started two years ago. The increases were forced on me by a mid 2012 large increase in decal costs followed by a massive recent 250% hike in parcel postage costs in the USA from where I source them. In addition the inkjet cartridges and overspray cans have also been creeping up by about 20% over the last two years.
On the other hand, working on better ways to pack a decal sheet has allowed me to reduce the price of many smaller decals.
21 January 2013
Massively updated - Air NZ Link B1900D.
New - Air NZ B1900D Black scheme.
My thanks to Andrew Taylor of IPMS Waikato and Eagle Air for their assistance with these projects.
Both available in 1/72 and 1/144
13 January 2013
Happy New Year to all.
Lots to impart.
One totally new decal -
Mt Cook HS748 - DES variant on the first scheme. 1/72 and 1/144
A complete rework of the Islander collection has seen seven decals become sixteen with each scheme now a separate decal with a consequent big drop in price ($15 to $7.50 (2) or $5.00 (14)). See the NZ Islanders / Trislanders page for details.
On a similar vein the Lodestar decal has been split into two -
NAC-Union and Airland-Fieldair with halved prices. The NAC-Union Electra 10 decal has also been reworked and is now upgraded and half the price. 1/72 and 1/144
Talking of upgrading I have been slowly reworking my older decals to newer standards. I am still doing this but decided it was time to update some of the graphics - in this update the 737s, F27s, DC3s (except warbird), HS748s, Bandierantes, Dash 8s (excepting Air NZ still under action), DH83/86/89/90s, Trislander and the TAT Widgeon have had new pictures uploaded.
On the "bench" - big upgrades to Air NZ B1900 and Dash 8, black B1900s, and new ATRs scheme.
21 December 2012
NAC Viscounts - Delivery, 1st, 2nd and 3rd schemes in 72, 96, 144 and 127 scales
Air NZ Star Alliance scheme (A320 OJH) in 72, 144 and 200 scales.
9 December 2012
Air New Zealand A320 current scheme with optional Pacific Wave - 1/72, 144 and 200
Air New Zealand "black" scheme as carried by OAB and OJR - 1/144 and 200.
All the B737 decals have had significant upgrades to them recently. I have now updated the photographs.
24 November 2012
Air NZ B737-300 current "waveless" scheme 1/72, 144 and 200
Air NZ ATR72-600 - special black fernleaf scheme on MVA 1/144
NZLAV - yes a military vehicle - as seen in 2010 - 1/35
I have been meaning to put this up for sometime - but congratulations to customer Eli Geher who won a 3rd place in category award at the USA IPMS Nationals. The kit is 1/144 Anigrad and the decal is the Air Nelson special NSS scheme. Great looking result!
10 November 2012
RNZAF Hudsons 1942 NZ based. 1/72 and 1/48
RNZAF Hudsons 1942 Pacific based. 1/72 and 1/48
4 November 2012
RNZAF Venom FB1 operated by 14 Sqn from Singapore 1953-58 (Malaysian Crisis). 1/48 and 1/72
22 October 2012
RNZAF B170 Mk 31 Bristol Freighter - 41 Sqn 1960s - 1/72 and 1/144
TEAL Catalina ZK-AMP as used for surveying the Coral Route in 1949-1951. 1/48 and 1/72
20 September 2012
8 sets of decals for RNZAF Vampires - 4 each for the FB5 and T11 variants.
Font for B737 NAC 1st scheme and F27 3rd scheme (the National Airways scheme).
1 September 2012
A set of decals for the RNZAF TAF P51D Mustangs. The decal sheet covers all options for the 4 Squadrons / 30 aircraft and includes the small markings. These are available in 1/24, 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72. These can be seen in a new page for RNZAF 40s-50s aircraft.
26 August 2012
RNZAF BAC167 Mk 88 Strikemaster - delivery and late schemes both available in 1/72 and 1/48
23 August 2012
New: RNZAF Macchi MB339CB in 1/72 and 1/48
18 August 2012
In the renamed NZ Commercial Jets:
Kiwi International B757-200 in 1/144 and 1/200
AESL/Victa Airtourer T6 in 1/48 and 1/72
PAC CT4B Airtrainer - both schemes - in 1/48 and 1/72
Note: all the Airtrainer and Airtourer sets can be made available in 1/16 for the Airsail kit - please ask.
29 July 2012
Islander sets 5 (Aspiring Air (2) and Sounds Air) and 6 (MT Cook (2), Stewart Island Connection and Milford Sound Flightseeing) 1/72
RNZAF Boeing 757-2K2 - now is a comprehensive set of all markings including 75th anniversary) - 1/144 and 200.
Skyhawks - updated to reflect correct roundel numbers and orientation.
30 June 2012
Updated: SH-2G(NZ) Seasprite now has a full stencil coverage. Available in 72nd and 48th scales.
15 June 2012
Euro1 scheme (1985-1997)
50th Anniversary scheme (NZ6256) the golden Skyhawk(1986-7)
Experimental dark green with mid green low viz (NZ6201)(1997)
Final scheme (1997-2001)
available in 32nd, 48th, 72nd and 144th scales
10 June 2012
NAC Sunderland Mk III ZK-AMK in 1/72, 144 and 154 (the last for the Lincoln/Kader kits) (see 30s-60s listings)
RNZAF B200 King Air in 1/72.
27 May 2012
New listings and updates - all RNZAF
P-3B delivery scheme (-1970) in 1/72, 144 and 200
P-3B/K high vis scheme 1970-1990s in 1/72, 144 and 200
P-3K/K2 current scheme 1/200 added
C-130H delivery scheme (-1970) in 1/48, 72, 144 and 200.
Sunderland MR5 1957-59 (but could be used for 1960s scheme) in 1/72, 144 and 154 (the last for the Lincoln/Kader kits)
All UH-1D/H, P-3K/K2 and C-130H/LEP decals
9 May 2012
Two new listings, both in the RNZAF section.
75th Anniversary supplementary set for the C-130H NZ7004 - 1/48, 72, 144 and 200.
Full set plus Anniversary markings for B757-2K2 - 1/144 and 200.
13 April 2012
Added 2 new listings for RNZAF CT-4E Airtrainer with the special 75th Anniversary markings carried by Red Chequers 1. Offered in 1/72 and 48.
10 April 2012
Finally the first in what is intended to be a full coverage of the RNZAF T/A-4K Skyhawks. The first offering is the SEA scheme that was worn from delivery until around 1986. This is a very detailed set of markings. Available in 1/32, 48, 72 and 144. If you need a different scale let me know!
3 April 2012
RNZAF current (post 1970) letters and numerals 1/72 and 1/144
RNZAF pre-1970 Letters and Numerals 1/72 and 1/144
Eagle Airways Bandeirante (1988-1992) 1/72 and 1/144
Air Nelson Metroliner NSS special scheme
RNZAF P-3K Orion current low viz 1/72, 1/144 and 1/200. This is a very detailed set of markings.
Most 1/200 and 1/144 decals have been reduced in price, and some 1/72 (especially smaller aircraft) and 1/48 (especially DC-3s and DH89s). This is due to me figuring how to get more on a sheet and the high value of the NZ$ reducing costs of raw materials. Enjoy the benefits whilst they last!
3 March 2012 - 1/144 Union Airways DH86 Express.
2 March 2012
Updated: RNZAF C-130s High viz - added fern leaf roundels, and the RNZAF DC-3s (general upgrade).
New: 1/72 Air Travel NZ Ltd DH90 Dragonfly
1/48 and 1/72 DH89 Rapide/Dominies for Air Travel NZ Ltd, NAC (1st and 2nd schemes), Ritchie Air Services, Southern Scenic Air Services, West Coast Airways, Tourist Air Travel NZ Ltd, and the RNZAF.
19 February 2012
Some new stuff:
In the 30s-60s list
1/72 Fox Moth (Air Travel NZ Ltd),
1/72 DH84 Dragon - 3 schemes - Air Travel NZ Ltd, East Coast Airways Limited, Union Airways,
1/72 DH86 Express - Union Airways
In Light aircraft
1/72 Cessna 172 Motueka Aero Club
Also, the NAC Skyliner DC-3 sets have been updated extensively to remove some pixelation issues visible in the larger scales.
5 February 2012
Updated the Cook Strait Airways DH89 decals to include 1/48th scale for the Aeroclub kit. (see NZ aircraft of the 40s-60s)
In the Non-NZ aircraft listing is a GAF Nomad N22B for Australian charter operator Club Air.
In About Us is a photo of a F27 display I did last year for the NZ IPMS nationals.
29 January 2012
Latest issue - SAFE AIR B170 Bristol Freighters in 72nd and 144th - early scheme and 2nd to last scheme - registrations and names provided in both type font used to make any B170 that flew in these schemes. My special thanks to B170 Captain Marty for his assistance with this scheme. (listed under Air NZ Link aircraft).
14 January 2012
I have added Cook Straits Airways Ltd DH89s in the NZ 40s-60s listing (although they actually flew in the 30s). A colourful scheme of a successful airline halted by the outbreak of WWII.
13 January 2012
1. Welcome to my first European distributor Aviation Mega Store.
2. I have added 144th scale to the Devon decals for the Welsh kit.
3. Latest issue - SAFE AIR B170 Bristol Freighters in 72nd and 144th - last scheme - registrations and names provided in both type font used to make any B170 that flew in this scheme. My special thanks to B170 Captain Marty for his assistance with this scheme. (these are listed under Air NZ Link aircraft).
1 January 2012
Happy New Year to all. I hope you have an enjoyable year completing all those kits that you, like me, have started but not finished and plenty new ones too.
To start the New Year off I have added two RNZAF Devon schemes- the last VIP/Communications and Navigation/signals trainer ones. These were in use when the aircraft were retired in 1981 and maintained on the 5 Instructional airframes at Woodbourne and the examples in the RNZAF Museum. The instructional aircraft were retired in 2011 with the trainers sold. The VIP/Communication aircraft are heading for the RNZAF Historic Flight with the intent to fly one of them, most likely in the last scheme. The RNZAF used 2 Doves and 28 Devons from 1947 onwards.
10 November 2011
Upload of 1/200 DC-3s completed.
9 November 2011
I have completed the upload of the Commuter aircraft. The previous five schemes have been joined by 32 new ones, some in more than one scale - check them out!
8 November 2011
Yes, its been a while since I updated this, mainly because I have been busy creating decals.
DC-3s - to the three NAC schemes, Electra 10, Lodestar and Heron improvements, reg addition (DC-3), and new NAC and Union Airways logos. The Electra 10 and Lodestar now cover both schemes. I am also progressively adding 1/200th DC-3 decals - the 3 NAC schemes and RNZAF have been added. The others are available and will follow in the next day or two.
RNZAF - besides the 1/200 DC-3, the UH-1H Iroquois is now available in 1/144th for the F-TOYS kit.
Metroliners - most have been improved. In addition the Air Nelson scheme now includes the NSS scheme. NEW - I have added Air Albatross - the first Metroliner operator in NZ.
A very large number of new decals will be added to the NZ commuter Aircraft list over the next couple of days.
24 September 2011
The RNZAF range has been updated by adding a 1/24th decal to the UH-1D/H Iroquois range.
And the long awaited high viz RNZAF C-130H schemes are here. The decals cover both the original delivery and 1980 schemes. The decals are available in 1/48, 1/72, 1/144 and 1/200. Made from official records, they are very comprehensive and the 48th scale decal at 2.25 A4 sized sheets is the largest I have done to date.
18 September 2011.
Three new decals join the range.
1/144 and 1/72 Bandierante of Air New Zealand Link (Eagle Air) in the final Pacific Wave scheme. The 1/144 decal corrects the decal in the new PAS Models kit which has several major mistakes.
A non NZ topic - done for myself but someone may also like this -
Cairo Aviation Tu 204-120C in 1/144 for a modified RusAir kit.
3 September 2011
A big week. The Boeing 737 page has been updated. Some of the smaller items on these sheets have been replaced by much sharper examples. Alternate plain black windows have been included at some modelers requests. The scale range has been increased to include 72nd (for Welsh and Monogram) and 100th (not sure of the kit but plenty of requests so there must be one!).
The 40-60s range has had 144th Electra 10 and Lodestar added (again modeler requests for resin kits)
The RNZAF C-130 range has had front windows added to the 72nd and 144th scales, as well as to new sets for 1/200 (for Hasegawa).
I have also added Facebook and Twitter share buttons for those who wish to spread the good news of this range. I have also added at the top of the home page the latest update date so you can quickly see if its been updated with more goodies since your last visit.
Rich Ellis from the Britmodeller forum has done reviews of four sheets. Please note the reviews of the F27 and B737 sheets were of the pre-updated sheets and most issues mentioned have been fixed. I continue to offer the brownish F27 windows (as I note does F-RSIN) because the real ones were brown tinted - I think the finish is more realistic.
27 August 2011
The F27 Friendship page has been updated. These were my oldest decals. Some changes have been done to almost all the sheets - many are minor such as new improved de-icing boots. I have also removed pixelation issues on some sheets. However some sizeing issues with some smaller bits on a few sheets have also been fixed (I found these when making one of each of the twelve main schemes for a 50th Anniversary of F27s in NZ display for the NZ IPMS Nationals). Alternate window strips have also been provided for the NAC 1st and 2nd schemes in response to requests I received at the show.
24 August 2011
Three new decals - the 1990s red/blue roundel early low viz scheme for the RNZAF C-130H.
15 August 2011
Three new decals - re-scales of existing ones.
1. Air NZ "Millennium" scheme in 72nd - suitable for the Welsh kits
2. RNZAF current low viz scheme for C-130 in 144th for the A-Models, Minicraft and Welsh kits
3. RNZAF current low vix scheme for P-3K in 144th for the Arii and L&S kits.
10 August 2011
Welcome to Modelcrafts and Hobbies, our first retail store to sell Oldmodels Decals.
8 August 2011