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COVID.19 Virus

Important Announcement regarding your orders.

(update 03/12/21) As the Covid situation continues to be a problem with the Delta & now the Omicron variants we are maintaining our post office runs at once a week ONLY (usually Thursdays).

We are still more than happy to take your parts orders by e mail or telephone in the usual way, process it in the usual way, & have it ready to post on a weekly basis. But in the interests of safety for all concerned, orders will NOT be posted twice weekly as they usually would be until the crisis is completely over.

OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS SHOULD ALSO NOTE THERE ARE CONTINUED LONG DELAYS AT CUSTOMS CLEARANCE FACILITIES. In particular Germany & the Netherlands are badly affected with post often taking 4-6 weeks to be delivered. A further serious delivery problem is with the shitty service provided by DHL & GLS in almost all EU countries.

We apologise for the disruption to normal service, but lets all do our utmost to stay safe & defeat this thing

KFS. Established 1987

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

to all our valued customers in the UK & around the world.

As I draw to a close & shuffle off into retirement I would personally like to thank all of you for your continued support over the last 35 years, without the customer there would be no KFS

 

Note for new visitors to this site. Everything we stock is for 1/24th scale (or 1/25th scale where marked) plastic or resin construction kits ONLY. Sorry, but we do not cater for ANY diecast scales or 1/32nd plastic, or the larger Monogram 1/16th or any of the RC scales.

Tel / Fax 01205 480766 (UK) 0044 1205 480766 (Overseas)

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Please visit often as changes are made at least every 3 months & sometimes more often. New parts & projects are coming on line all the time, likewise older items may be revamped or discontinued as demand & market forces dictate.

View the 'News In Brief' section immediately below & then scroll further down for more details of whichever bulletin number catches your eye.

LATEST UPDATE ENTRY.. 23rd November 2021

Todays updated or newly added topic numbers are;- 4,

Legal Notice
The copying or reproduction of ANY parts or products under the ownership of Kit Form Services (KFS) is strictly forbidden. This includes parts & products which are current stock items, parts & products currently discontinued, & parts & products offered through the JunkYard Section of the KFS website as 'surplus to requirement', 'second quality', or 'stock clearance' items. This applies to parts & products being pirated for both commercial gain & for personal use.
Such actions are considered an offence under international copyright law. Any such action establishes grounds for a civil action and may give rise to criminal prosecution. Likewise, no image or photograph may be copied, distributed or disseminated for commercial purposes (i.e E Bay) without written permission.

Report copying & piracy to us

REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS WITH ALL ENQUIRIES

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'News In Brief' (Topics)

Scroll further down for details on each topic by number

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0) Pricing enquiries / shipping address / telephone numbers IMPORTANT

1) Contact by Facebook & Messenger

2) Posting to Northern Ireland

3) Customs delay, import charges & DHL failing to deliver

4) Retirement date set, stock reduction underway.

5) Data Security Statement

6) Exports (all goods leaving the UK)

7) Transkit master patterns, new owners

8) Re-introduction of short run limited edition items

9) Export value decalarations. A LEGAL MATTER

10) Telford SMW show 13/14 November

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13) 1/24th Bloodhound Mk2

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NEWS IN DETAIL (By Topic Number)

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1) Insert date 5/12/20

Phone, fax, postal & e mail enquiries are always welcome from home & abroad. Use e mail where possible & always include a shipping address & telephone number on the e mail.

DO NOT attempt to contact us via FaceBook or Messenger. These are NOT platforms that we use for orders or enquiries about anything, & you will NOT get an answer.

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2) Insert Date 23/4/21

To clarify the present situation on posting to Northern Ireland. It is our understanding that individual customers in NI do not pay import duty on goods sent by Royal Mail or Parcel Force directly to their home address.

So, you DO NOT PAY IMPORT DUTY & we ARE posting to NI as normal.

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3) Insert Date 19/2/21

Long Customs Delays, EU Import Duty & shitty DHL service

All EU customers should be aware that once a package is handed over by Royal Mail to its delivery partner in their country, we have no further tracking until it clears your countries customs. After that the delivery partner 'should' scan the barcode & tracking is re-established. HOWEVER.... both GLS & DHL have consistently failed to deliver packages this year (in particular to GERMANY) & 'lost' more packages than ever before. The very shabby service provided by GLS & DHL is beyond out control.

Please also read topic No9 below regarding import duty levied by YOUR countries customs.

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4) Insert Date 23/11/21

Retirement Date Set for 28th Feb 2022 (or possibly sooner)

A date has been decided on for me personally to effectively cease trading & retire. On 28th February 2022 KFS will have been trading for 35 years, building commision models, writing for the original TMW magazine, attending shows such as the IPMS SMW show, Truckfest, Rugby & Gaydon, supplying model parts, decals, etch parts & materials to truck & military modellers across the globe.

I feel this will be the right time to move to a different phase of life.

We will continue to trade throughout this year 'as far as possible' & promise to keep customers up to date as & when news is available.

Update;- Virtually all TRUCK & MILITARY stock has now gone through its final production. Very few lines are still available in good numbers, lots are either already SOLD OUT or running very low. The situation remains first come first served. No further re-stocking of sold out items will take place.

No parts order can be reserved unless paid for.

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Data Security Statement.

a) We do not store sensitive customer data (i.e credit card info) electronically in any form whatsoever. Names & postal addresses of regular customers only are stored on file for ease of printing postage labels. If you order regularly & think you may be on file, you have the right to be removed from that file if you so wish. Customer names & address are NEVER shared with ANY outside party at ANY time for ANY reason.

b) All telephone & written/printed orders are destroyed by incineration after 30 days. This period is allowed in case of loss, delay, damage, query or complaint only. Any such written/printed orders are retained under lock & key for that period. All credit/debit card 3 digit security codes are obliterated as soon as the order is processed & passed. Complete credit/debit card data is NOT stored in any form.

c) We keep a separate written daily order record for 1 year. This is for order tracking & accounting purposes only & contains;- your surname, date of order, order value, method of payment & country of destination for the order. No addresses or sensitive payment data iare stored with that basic daily information.

e) Customer e mail addresses are stored in the usual manor automatically by the e mail client. This file is regularly 'cleaned out' & reduced to regular recognised customer e mail addresses only. We NEVER share e mail addresses with an outside party at ANY time for ANY reason.

f) All PayPal order e mails, quotes, & confirmation of payments back from PayPal are retained for 60 days only. This is simply to ensure packages arrive & are not subject to loss, damage, query or claim. All reference to any despatched order over 60 days old is deleted & no claim can be accepted or entered in to.

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6) Insert Date. 19/2/21

Exports. (UK Customs, VAT & the Brexit effect)

1) From 1st January 2021, all KFS goods sent out of the UK by post, both to the EU & the rest of the world will be zero rated for vat. For example EU countries will now be treated the same as non EU countries & will not pay UK vat. They 'may' however face their own import duty & fees when the goods arrive in the destination country.

2) MINIMUM ORDER VALUE FROM Jan 1st 2021. However, the additional workload of increased documentation, paperwork & export recording/reporting means we will be applying a minimum order value of £50.00GBP (@ list prices & not including shipping) for ALL OVERSEAS orders, both EU & Non EU, from January 1st. (See Ordering & Payments for examples)

3) The maximum export order value allowed by post is £900.00GBP per package including postage costs. Orders over £900.00 will be split into 2 packages.

4) Long delays are being experienced at customs clearance in most European countries on goods from the UK. Germany & the Netherlands in particular. This causes a loss of tracking information between barcodes being scanned on leaving the UK & being scanned next when handed to postal delivery organisations. Please expect deliveries to the EU to take at least 4 weeks.

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Sold KFS casting production master patterns. If you're looking for any of our 'out of production' civilian trailer & cab transkits in the following list, you should contact the new owners as listed below. We no longer carry ANY stock or ANY spare parts for these kits.

  1. TQ30 Holmes 750 is now under the ownership of MoLuminum USA
  2. TQ57 International 9670 isnow under the ownership of Models By Dave (Dave Carey) USA
  3. TQ45 White Road Commander II is now under the ownership of Auslowe Model Accessories Australia
  4. TQ46 Mack F700 Sleeper Cab & TQ46a Mack F700 Day Cab are both now under the ownership of Auslowe Model Accessories Australia
  5. TQ1 Iveco EuroTech / Seddon Atkinson Strato is now under the ownership of Auslowe Model Accessories Australia
  6. TQ63 Scania Longline & the Scania CP28 Crew Cab kits are now under the ownership of Team Hobby Hong Kong
  7. TQ73 Ford Transcontinental is now under the ownership of M&G Mouldings
  8. TQ8 AEC Mandator is now under the ownership of Auslowe Model Accessories Australia
  9. Modellers Resource have also now taken ownership of the following 7 transkits;- Leyland Marathon, Leyland T45, Scammell Trunker, Seddon Atkinson 401, ERF A Series, Mk2 Atkinson Borderer & Volvo F10
  10. The TQ29 Michigan L190 shovel loader is now under the ownership of MoLuminum USA
  11. The TQ52 Tracked Excavator is now under the ownership of MoLuminum USA
  12. The TQ50 Nooteboom 78/04 4 axle trailer & the TQ154 King GTS 44/3 3 axle low loader are both now under the ownership of Team-Hobby Hong Kong
  13. The DAF CF & Foden Alpha are both now under the ownership of Auslowe Model Accessories Australia
  14. The master patterns for the Modular Trailer Kit series TQ170/171/172/173 are now under the ownnership of Team Hobby, Hong Kong.
  15. The TQ33 Hook Loader kit is now under the ownership of Modellers Resource
  16. The TQ25 Volvo F88 transkit is now under the ownership of CTM in Czech Republic

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8) Insert Date 23/4/21

Extended run out of a few discontinued items

In a move to tidy up & use up remaining good mould life in a number of moulds, you will see a number of presently discontinued TQ items make a short re-appearance over the next few months. Items such as RHD dashboards, wheels & tyres, fuel tanks, engine kits etc. Buy them when you see them, they will be VERY limited.

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9) Insert Date 17/9/21

Just lately there have been a lot of complaints from european customers about importy duty charges when they get their packages. Let me lay out a few pointers for all overseas customers.

  1. I understand your feelings about import duty, no one likes taxes of any sort, but I must make a few comments;-

2. Your order, like all export orders has had the 20% UK vat taken off before sending. Think of it as 20% discount, because that is exactly what it is. A £100.00 order for example is charged out at £83.33 GBP. Before Brexit, european customers would have paid the FULL list price including UK vat. Now you pay LESS than a UK customer.

3. I have no control over what each EU country charges for import duty. If you think the import duty charged by YOUR government is unfair you must take it up with the customs & excise department in your country. Don't come whining to me about what YOUR tax system is charging you.

4. I am also often asked to 'under value' the goods so that EU customers can avoid import duty. It is ILLEGAL for me to under value a package on the export paperwork. Either the goods invoice, the CN22A Customs Export Declaration or the C&E 132 Declaration. I am not prepared to face a fine or go to jail just so that a customer in the EU, or anywhere else, can avoid paying his own countries taxes.

I have explained all of this to lots of European customers in the past few weeks. I WILL NOT take the risk of prosecution for making false export declarations ?

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10) Insert Date 01/10/21

Telford SMW Show

We are booked in & will be trading at this years IPMS SMW show at the Telford International Centre. 13/14 November. Please note this is a ticket only event & a valid Covid Pass will be required. Anyone wishing to place a pre-order for collection at the show is welcome to do so. All orders MUST be in & pre-paid by 5th November at the latest.

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13) Insert Date 28/4/20

TQ-229 1/24th scale Mk2 Bloodhound & Launcher NOW IN STOCK

Full details & more pictures on the Military Range page now.

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01205 480766 (Inland) 0044 1205 480766 (Overseas)

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Legal Notice
The copying or reproduction of ANY parts or products under the ownership of Kit Form Services (KFS) is strictly forbidden. This includes parts & products which are current stock items, parts & products currently discontinued, & parts & products offered through the JunkYard Section of the KFS website as 'surplus to requirement', 'second quality', or 'stock clearance' items. This applies to parts & products being pirated for both commercial gain & for personal use.
Such actions are considered an offence under international copyright law. Any such action establishes grounds for a civil action and may give rise to criminal prosecution. Likewise, no image or photograph may be copied, distributed or disseminated for commercial purposes (i.e E Bay) without written permission.

Report copying & piracy to us

REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS WITH ALL ENQUIRIES


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