News Update

19th October. All Thunderbolts and 140c kits  now sold.
6th October. A revised Pre-owned page can be viewed by clicking here
I have the last SNCF 140c black kits and Titfield Thunderbolt kits from Japan.  Apart from the Swiss Tiger tanks, these are the last ‘Made in Japan’ kits from Aster Hobby Co.  Special ‘End of an Era’ prices are available on both kits. Please click on Price List.
22nd September.      I have had a number of calls asking about matters at Aster Hobby Co Inc I really know very little but the fog is clearing and I think we can say a few things which set the direction for the future. Production of kits and model has finished at Yokohama and a new office will replace the existing factory unit. There will be no more production of models and kits with parts made in Japan (and castings from S Korea). In future all production of parts will come from Accucraft facilities in China.
Aster Hobby Co Inc will continue to design models and their design engineers will liaise closely with Accucraft staff.
The Uk marketing of “Accucraft for Aster” models and kits is still to be worked out.
Spare Parts. Aster Hobby Co Inc will continue to supply spare parts although there maybe a delay as they move from their current factory unit. I have good supplies of spares for current / recent UK models.
Aster Hobbies (UK) LLP will of course continue to fulfil their warranty obligations.  

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