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Re: Heller
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2016, 10:57:39 am »
Bad idea to bad mouth your suppliers. They went bankrupt, a buyer has been found (Maped) but there's no guarantee that the Heller side of the business will continue.
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Re: Heller
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2016, 07:24:13 am »
It's in the business press as well Lee
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Re: Heller
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2016, 02:14:41 pm »
The idea of a Hornby Heller has me excited... 1/24 Flying Flea!
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Heller
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2016, 04:25:15 pm »
The idea of a Hornby Heller has me excited... 1/24 Flying Flea!

They'd probably do as a die-cast Corgi one and it would weigh as much as the real thing!  :o
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Re: Heller
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2016, 05:20:10 pm »
Don't get my hopes up! :P
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Heller
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2018, 10:07:02 am »
on the bench:

-all kinds of things.

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Re: Heller
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2018, 12:07:48 pm »
it says production will be moved to the Haute Savoie site.


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Re: Heller
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2018, 02:06:29 am »
it says production will be moved to the Haute Savoie site.

That's my reading of it as well, but it's not clear as to what production will move.
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Re: Heller
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2018, 11:48:28 pm »
Maped has a production facility in Argonay, Haute Savoie, so it’s likely they’re just
moving the moulds as Maped already have their own modern injection moulding
operations,which are on a larger scale than Heller. Keeping operations running at
the old Heller factory in Trun, Normandy has apparently been the major drag on
the business.

Dassault also have a facility in Argonay.
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Re: Heller
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2019, 08:33:06 am »
Thread revival, even though it is an ugly zombie: the Heller brand has been bought by the German model kit distibutor Glow2B, and there has been a press release that 1:72 and 1:35 military kits will be discontinued and focus be placed upon things with relevance for the French market.  :-\

Here's the text (in German, though)
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Hersteller_News/Newsletter/Information_Heller_Glow2B_2019_03_19.pdf

Personally, I am not certain if this will save the brand in the long run, and I hope that the molds survive and pop up elsewhere, because Heller used to have some very nice, if not unique, offering.

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Re: Heller
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2019, 08:39:34 am »

 a press release that 1:72 and 1:35 military kits will be discontinued and focus be placed upon things with relevance for the French market.  :-\


French modellers don't do 1/72 and 1/35 military kits then?  :o

False thinking on their part I'm sure.
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Re: Heller
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2019, 11:50:19 am »
I think this is mainly about military vehicles (which I don't think Heller did many of).

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Re: Heller
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2019, 12:51:32 pm »
Heller did a fair few 1/35th and 1/72nd military vehicles actually , most of them French types and mostly not available elsewhere in that scale:

AMX-13-105 (tank)
AMX-13-75/SS11 (tank)
AMX-13-155 (SPH)
AMX-13 DCA (SPAAG)
AMX-30-105 (tank)
AMX-30 DCA (SPAAG)
AMX-30 AUF-1 (SPH)
VAB 4x4 (APC)
VAB 6x6 (APC)
VCI (APC)
Somua S35 (tank)
Leclerc (tank)
VBCI (APC)
Renault R35 (tank)

EDIT:

1/35th set with a Hotchkiss 25mm AT gun, a Hotchkiss heavy MG and a Gnome et Rhone motorbike+sidecar.

Hotchkiss H35 tank

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Re: Heller
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2019, 01:56:36 am »
In the odd LHS & you can still find them on the shelves, peeping out & begging you to buy them. ;D


I don't but only because I'm trying not to spend too much money beyond the (very extensive) back-order notification list I have with BNA Models (which includes several 1/350 ships). :-X
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Re: Heller
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2019, 04:04:36 am »
There are quite a few new ones in UK retailers at the moment: saw a lot at the weekend.
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