Good news for 1/72 scale armor model kit builders. Rick Apple from William Tell International Inc., -a Minneapolis, MN based company- has contacted MKR to let us know that Modelcollect Models has found a distributing home in the United States. The line begins with a beautiful set of 1/72 Russian tanks model kits like the T-72B w/ERA, TOS-1A w/T-72 Chassis, T-90, T-90A, T-90SM MBT, TOS-1A w/Heavy Flame Thrower System. Judging by the parts count of the box art, they don’t seem to have a bunch of molded-on detail but rather highly detailed model kits.
Here is an excerpt of their official press release. We have formatted this press release to PDF, please take a second to download it and read it.
Die Cast versions will be joining the line as well.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 20, 2013 – William Tell International, Inc., a U.S.-based supplier of hobby products and collectibles, has been appointed as the exclusive North American distributor for China-based hobby manufacturer Modelcollect. “We are very excited to bring Modelcollect’s 1:72 scale armored fighting vehicles to this market,” said Rick Apple, chief executive of William Tell.
“Created by long-time enthusiasts who are expert in both military hardware and kit design, this new product line has the detail, the accuracy, and the unique subject matter that builders want. And the best part is, Modelcollect is just getting started: with their aggressive product roadmap, focus on quality, and proven ability to deliver value, they have what it takes to achieve long-term growth and success.”
William Tell International, Inc.