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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)

011 44 1205 480766 or 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.. 10th December 2017

Todays updated or newly added topic numbers are;- 16

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The copying or reproduction of ANY parts or products under the ownership of Kit Form Service (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.

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'News In Brief' (Topics)

Scroll further down for details on each topic by number

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IMPORTANT. New e mail address with immediate effect is .... info@kitformservices.com

1) Government interference in small business affairs

2) FV438 Swingfire conversion

3) Series 2A Land Rover Ambulance

4) Mercedes MP4 wings & 6x4 Double Drive

5) Transkit re-issues for 2017 (Leyland / Scammell)

6) NEW Flemming Pedersen printed vinyl mudflap range.

7) Mercedes MP4 RHD Dashboard conversion

8) English Electric Thunderbird Mk2 SAGM

9) New FV432 Track sets

10) FV432 81mm Mortar Conversion

11) New parts for the Truck Range

12) Seddon Atkinson Strato Conversion

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14) TQ-184 & TQ185 Reversible wheels with 14.00R24.5 Continental Tyres

15) TQ-8 AEC Mandator Transkit

16) Re-release of Foden Alpha, & International 9670

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18) Local post office closure, post runs now reduced to twice weekly

19) Bedford TK 8 stud 4 slot wheels (limited edition)

20) Postal rates inland & international

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NEWS IN DETAIL (By Topic Number)

1) Insert date 3/12/2017 Price increases following Government interference. This is important please read.

This announcment comes with some regret. From the 1st January 2018 there will be wide ranging price increases in most KFS products.

  • Firstly, we would like to point out that this is the first general price increase in 3 years.
  • Secondly, & more importantly, the reason why ;-

These prices increases have been forced upon us by EU & UK Government interference in how small business run their affairs with particular regard to Debit Card, Credit Card & PayPal surcharging. The law is changing with effect from 14th January 2018.

Until now, Debit card, Credit card & PayPal transaction fees (the money the banks & PayPal charge US for YOU to be able to use your card or PayPal account for purchases) have been fairly & openly passed on to you the customer. The rates are, & always have been, clearly stated in Ordering & Payments on this website, in catalogues, & on the order forms that you fill in. In the case of e mail quotes for orders, the relevant fee has been included & openly displayed. Likewise on all export invoices.

Typically WE get charged 2% for inland debit card payments, 3.5% for inland credit card & all overseas cards, 3.5% for inland PayPal & 5% for overseas PayPal transactions. Lots of people think Debit Cards & PayPal are free. THEY ARE NOT FREE TO A REGISTERED BUSINESS.

Cash payments, cheques & BACS transfers on the other hand have incurred NO FEE & have never been surcharged by us.

So why did we surcharge in the first place?;- Our list prices have always been kept as low as possible & worked out with the lowest possible purchase rate in mind (we are also VAT Registered remember which mean 20% of your hard earned payment goes to the UK government to waste as it sees fit). This has offered you the customer a choice of payment methods to suit your global location & preferred payment method. It was, & still is, impossible for us to simply swallow the banks transaction charges. We simply do not make that sort of profit !! FACT.

Some may think the new law simply 'levels the playing field'. It does not. It just means everyone now pays the higher rate of payment card surcharge which will shortly be contained within the item list price. Whereas before government interference, orders could actually be cheaper by BACS, cheque, or cash.

Our next step is to review every single listed item that we offer or intend to offer in future & revise its purchase price accordingly. This does not mean a 5% blanket increase though. Where we can absorb the now hidden (previously open) surcharge from profits we will.

We apologise for the forthcoming price increases, but without them we cannot survive as a going concern or continue to offer new releases in the future.

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2) Insert Date 25/10/17

The FV438 Swingfire ATGW conversion kit is now in stock. see the Military Range for pictures & details

Insert date 10/08/2017 Test builds & instructions now well underway. Release sheduled for September all being well. Retail UK £59.00 (£49.16 export)

Insert date 24/1/17 The latest conversion package for our FV432 APC kit is the FV438 Swingfire wire guided anti-tank missile kit. Master patterns by Jon Bottomley are now completed & etch design is underway. In our opinion this is Jons finest piece of work & is incredibly well detailed yet straightforward to build. This will make a superb addition to our range of FV432 conversions.

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3) Insert date 25/10/2017 Land Rover 2a Ambulance Masters are now completed & despatched for casting. Sample casting for test build & instructions are expected in early January. Decals are designed & awaiting production. Etch parts are drawn & despatched for production.

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4) Insert date 25/10/17

TQ192 & TQ193. We now have stocks of the MP4 rear wings & 6x4 double drive kits. See TQ Section for details.

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5) Insert date 3/12/2017

The full production run of Leyland T45 & Leyland Marathon transkits has now been completed. All reserved kits have now been despatched. The T45 is now sold out but we then have a small number of Marathon still available for general sale on first come first served basis. This will be the last production run for the next 4 years so grab them now while you can. See TQ Section for update on stock levels.

Insert date 22/6/2017 Production of the Leyland Marathon & T45 transkits are now nearing completion. Release could be early - mid July now rather than late July. Reserved customer will be contacted by e mail as soon the kits are ready.

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6) Insert date 21/4/2017 Due in stock before end of April are a new range of printed vinyl truck & trailer mudflaps from Flemming Pedersen (Denmark) The new range covers Scania / DAF / Volvo / Iveco / MAN. Full details & pictures on the Special Supplies page as soon as stock arrives. (NOW IN STOCK)

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7) Insert date 3/12/2017 Regretfully M&G Mouldings are no longer supplying us with their ME6 Mercedes RHD dashboard, so this item has now been deleted. However, we have a brand new master pattern now well underway & this will be introduced into the TQ range as soon as available. In the meantime however we understand M&G may still have some available for direct sale.

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8) Insert Date 22/5/2017

Mk2 Thunderbird SAM kits are now IN STOCK. See Military Range for pictures & details.

Insert date 1/5/2017 Pictures are now available in Military Section of the first & second pre-production test build of the Thunderbird SAGM. More pictures of a complete & painted version in due course. New pictures now in the Military Range & Gallery

Its a KFS first. As far as we know, we are the first company ever to produce a 1/24th scale model surface to air guided missile. The English Electric Thunderbird surface to air guided missile was adopted by the British army as a highly mobile air defense weapon & served until 1977 before the last battery was re-equipped with the Rapier system. It ran for many years in direct competition with the similar looking Bloodhound system that was developed by Bristol & ordered for the RAF. At battery strength, the 4 missile transporter/launcher trailers would be towed by Bedford RL prime movers. The battery also consisted of 6 generator trailers for power & hydraulics, 2 radar trailers & 4 missile re-supply trailers. The launcher could be re-loaded with another missile from the re-supply trailer, without the aid of a crane. The black & white photograph (3rd from left on the Military page description) shows a missile turned through 90 degrees & being man handled onto the launcher from the re-supply trailer.

Our comprehensive kit offers the complete missile with its 4 wheel transporter/launcher trailer. Axles can be removed & the launcher lowered to the ground. Temporary pictures now in the Military Section.

To give a idea of size, the missile alone is 268mm from tip to tail. Kit price £140.00 inc vat for UK & Europe & £116.66 for export.

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9) Insert date 10/1/17 We now have available complete sets of the latest version of the FV432 track links. These have been slightly redesigned from the original white metal links & are now cast in resin as per the latest issue of the FV432. These are aimed at the scratch builder & anyone wishing to replace the metal links from their original 432 kit with more 'user friendly' items. A full set consists of 100 left & 100 right hand links. Easy to drill & assemble using 0.5mm brass rod.

Priced £28.00 per set.

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10) Insert date 3/1/2017 81mm Mortar Conversion for FV432. After an earlier false start due to etch parts issues, we can now confirm the TQ226 kit is in stock. See Military Range for further details & pictures.

The kit includes a complete set of internal ammo racking & some 57 twin ammo containers making for 114 rounds in all. Several containers will be provided as opened/used with separate Illuminating & HE rounds for display. Master patterns are by Jon Bottomley & are well up to his usual highly detailed standards.

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11) Insert date 10/8/2017 All of the following are now completed & have reached stock. See TQ Section for pictures & details on all.

Insert date 22/6/2017 New Truck Parts;- The York Big D & the 6 new fuel tank kits mentioned in 1) & 5) below are expected in stock first week of July. The headboards, wings & hubs mentioned in 2) 3) & 4) below are now in the moulding & casting phase & we should have samples for photographs by mid July.

1) We have a total of 6 new fuel tanks in various sizes & shapes including an all new Scania 141 tank, some all new 2 & 3 Series tanks, a generic rectangular tank & two round tanks with separate brackets. Pictures & details when available Casting now underway.

2) We have two new headboard designs on the way, one all new mastered traditional Hatcher style, will available in 2 sizes & one 'Dutch' style ideal for modern high roof vehicles, also available in 2 sizes. Pictures & details when available. Masters now completed & sent for casting.

3) We have a total of four new wing designs which include half round & double axle chequer plate wings, plus two sizs of smooth half round wings to suit our TQ116 & TQ62 low loader wheels & tyres. All 4 new sets of wings come with mounting brackets. Pictures & details when available. Masters now completed & sent for casting.

4) We have EIGHT new drive & trailer axle hubs to supplement or replace those already on the range. These include at 3 sets of heavy duty hub reduction types. Pictures & details when available. Masters now completed & sent for casting.

5) We also have a very nice, very traditional, York Big D fifth wheel turntable kit which is just about to go for casting. Pictures & details when available. Casting now underway.

6) Moving forwards from there into the second half of the year, we also have several ideas for the new Italeri Mercedes MP4 kit, new decal sets, more wheel & tyre designs & other minor items besides. (see 17)

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12) Insert date 3/12/2017

TQ5 Seddon Atkinson Strato. Is Now In Stock

Insert date 17/5/17 Now confirmed is TQ-5, a Seddon Atkinson Strato mini transkit, set for release around August all being well. A Simple 10 part TQ Resin conversion kit for the Italeri DAF 95 cab. Consisting of flat roof, RHD dashboard, bumper, under-bumper spoiler, battery box, air cleaner, & corner air deflectors. Includes 4 bumper spoiler spotlights, etched metal front grill & 'A' badge. Plus door badges & intercooler decals. May be used with the flat roof supplied or the kits own SpaceCab roof. The TQ5 kit will also supply the basis for the SA Strato 35 ton military prime mover. More details as the project proceeds.

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14) Insert date 3/1/2017 New 14.00R24.5 Split Rim & Spyder wheels with new Continental tyres are now in stock. Details of how to use them, pictures & prices now in the TQ Section.

Now in the middle stages of production are two new wheel & tyres sets which are aimed largely at the scratch builder & kit basher.

TQ-184 is ideal for Scammell Contractor size vehicles with its all new 55mm x 15mm Continental 14.00R24.5" road tyres & a separate reversible wheel which can be used for both steer & drive applications, it having steer wheel detail on one side & Scammell hub reduction hubs on the other. Full details of how to use this split rim combo with pictures on its release.

TQ-185 follows the same theme as above but with a heavy 6 spoke spyder wheel format. Again with 14.00R24.5 Continental road tyres & a separate wheel with a steer spyder one side & a drive spyder/hub reduction on the other. Ideal for those big Kenworth & Autocar oil field & logging rigs. Full details of how to use this spyder rim combo with pictures on its release.

Other tyre tread patterns may also be available in the same 14.00R24.5 size in due course.

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15) Insert date 3/12/2017

AEC Mandator. The second production run is now Sold Out. Any remaining reservations not filled have been transferred to the 3rd production run which is now underway & with luck due in January 2018

Insert date 10/8/2017 The second production run is now just getting underway. 59 of 60 are reserved, so we are now adding any further reservation requests to a back up list.

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16) Insert Date 3/12/2017

IN STOCK. Reserved customers please make contact NOW

International 9670 & Foden Alpha Production of these two re-releases are now underway. The International 9670 has started to arrive in stock & the first 30 customers are being contacted. The Foden should be in house hopefully before Christmas. E mail to reserve if interested & to check progress.

Insert Date 22/6/17

IN STOCK. Reserved customers please make contact NOW

Re-Release of the Foden Alpha & International 9670 transkits are now confirmed for November/December. Prices are also confirmed at; Alpha £75.00 (£62.50 for export) & International 9670 £89.00 (£74.16 for export)

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18) Insert date 10/8/2017 With effect from 11th August 2017 our local Post Office here in the village is closing. As this was within easy walking distance, we could make daily (sometimes twice daily) post runs with ease. The nearest PO is now a 10 mile round trip by car & will only be carried out twice weekly. We apologise for any inconvenience or shipping delays involved.

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19) Insert date 31/8/2017 Now in stock.

Very limited edition sets of our Bedford TK 8 stud 4 slot wheels. Set of 7 ....2 steer, 2 drive inner, 2 drive outer & a spare = £19.00 GBP see TQ Section, wheel & tyre sub section.

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20) Insert date 09/9/2017 The following two extracts form part of our Standard Terms & Conditions found in Ordering & Payments;-

NOTICE...TERMS & CONDITIONS

The following paragraphs on Payments, Shipping, Postage Costs, VAT Discount & Claims forms our STANDARD TERMS & CONDITIONS. By placing an order by post, fax, e mail or telephone you automatically agree to the TERMS & CONDITIONS set out below.

Important information on Inland & International package values & tracking.

New information...With effect from 9th September 2017 ALL items of mail, both inland & international, regardless of value, will be despatched using;-

  • Recorded First Class or Next Day Special delivery for inland items
  • Tracked & Signed For or Tracked or Signed For airmail for international orders. (The service used will depend on the destination country & the delivery system that country uses)
  • Delivery tracking numbers will be available for all items on request should there be a delivery or customs delay.

(Be advised that Royal Mail do not consider an item of inland mail to be lost until 21 working days have expired. Therefore please allow a minimum of 14 days at least before advising us of non delivery.

(AS A RESULT OF THE ABOVE, WE DO NOT REPLACE UNDELIVERED ITEMS UNTIL THE FULL 21 WORKING DAYS ARE EXPIRED)

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All new releases & re-stocking of current items are subject to time & funds restraints, KFS is after all, a one man operation !!

01205 480766 (UK) ........0044 1205 480766 (Overseas)

info@kitformservices.com

Legal Notice
The copying or reproduction of ANY parts or products under the ownership of Kit Form Service (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.

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