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Encore Model Kits.
Posted by rmontesb on Monday, October 02, 2017 5:10 PM

Hello! 
I recently purchased an Encore Model kit on eBay, but all pieces/decals/instructions came in a bag (no box).
The instructions do not indicate what company manufactures these kits. 
Do they have a web page/e-mail address?
Thanks in advance for assured response

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, October 02, 2017 6:46 PM

They are sold under the "Squadron Products" label.  I think Squadron is the distributor, I don't know who the manufacturer is.  I bought one and found it to be of poor quality.

You could try contacting www.squadron.com

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Monday, October 02, 2017 7:28 PM

rmontesb

Hello! 
I recently purchased an Encore Model kit on eBay, but all pieces/decals/instructions came in a bag (no box).
The instructions do not indicate what company manufactures these kits. 
Do they have a web page/e-mail address?
Thanks in advance for assured response

 

Believe some of their kits are Ukrainian manufactured, or maybe most, regularly saw their Squadron Mail Order ads decade ago.

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Posted by Aaronw on Monday, October 02, 2017 8:13 PM

Encore is a Squadron brand, they are typically enhanced kits (aftermarket) based on older kits from a variety of manufacturers.

I have the Encore 1/72 Pfalz III "Blue Max" which is a Roden Pfalz III kit with decals to build the reproduction movie prop fighter from The Blue Max.

I also have Encore USS Olympia which is the plastic from the old Revell kit of the late 19th century battleship. It comes with aftermarket upgrades like wood decking, PE and brass gun barrels.  

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, October 02, 2017 8:20 PM

Ditto the Ollie and it looks good in the box.

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Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, October 02, 2017 8:38 PM

I did the Encore A-37B Dragonfly which had Revell markings with many resin parts. There seemed to be some lack of communication between all parties that participated in the kit. Maybe it was a language thing. Instructions, resin parts and the basic model seemed to come from different directions. The final was good with a lot of effort. Really time consuming to make it all work.

And yes, Squadron is who to contact I would think.

All my humble opinion.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, October 02, 2017 8:42 PM
Which kit is it. Encore is not a manufacturer they take another kit and update it

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 12:01 AM
Squadron's in house brand is Encore, which is French for "again". They are reissues of other companies' old molds with some resin or other aftermarket items added. Contact Squadron.com and they will help you.
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Posted by rmontesb on Friday, October 13, 2017 5:24 PM

Thanks to you all for the input.

I got in contact with Squadron and they informed me that the kit I´m building was discontinued, so they were unable to provide the replacement part.

Regards,

 

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, October 13, 2017 8:22 PM

If it came in a bag, then someone opened it when they bought it and lost the box. I have a few Encore kits, and none of them ever came in a bag.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 13, 2017 8:49 PM

I’ve seen some small scale aircraft kits by Encore that were bagged.

 

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, October 13, 2017 10:20 PM

stikpusher

I’ve seen some small scale aircraft kits by Encore that were bagged.

 
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:46 AM

rmontesb

Thanks to you all for the input.

I got in contact with Squadron and they informed me that the kit I´m building was discontinued, so they were unable to provide the replacement part.

Regards,

 

 

If you know the original manufacturer, then try to contact them with the most current kit number (you may need to do some research on Google) and see if they can help. Squadron buys a limited run of another company's old kit. They add some aftermarket stuff, new decals and put it in a plain white box to sell on their site. The original company still owns the molds and still may produce the old kit in a newer box.

If you post photos of the sprue or the name of the kit, most likely someone will say, "that's the old XYZ Brand kit."

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Posted by Aaronw on Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:23 PM

stikpusher

I’ve seen some small scale aircraft kits by Encore that were bagged.

 

 

Yep, the "Blue Max" kit I mentioned came in a bag.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:29 PM

If the OP would care to post the scale and subject, this'd be pretty easy to solve.

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Posted by rmontesb on Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:52 PM

Rob,

I´m having trouble finding any address for Encore Models. Do you know if it a US, UK, French, etc. company?

The particular kit I´m working on is the ENCORE MODELS 1/72 Scale PZL P-24F/G model kit No. 1015. According to scalemates, the kit is now manufactured by MisterCraft from Poland. I´ve already sent them an e-mail inquiring about part repalcements, so I guess I´ll have to wait for thier resposne.

Regards,

 

 

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Posted by rmontesb on Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:10 PM

GMorrison,

The kit I´m working on is the ENCORE MODELS 1/72 Scale PZL P-24F/G model kit No. 1015. And the part that needs to be replaced is Part No. 17 (Cowling).Crying
Any ideas?
 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:47 PM

Here's the history. It's been repopped by quite a few companies.

I would not bother contacting any of the ones previous to Encore, but since Encore sold it, it was reboxed by Azur. They are a reputable company, you might try them.

https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?fkSECTION%5B%5D=All&q=%22PZL+P.24%22+1%3A72

https://www.scalemates.com/products/reviews.php?scale=1%3A72&topic=PZL+P.24

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:51 PM

There's a few on eBay for around $ 20 plus if you want to go that route.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:52 PM

I ordered 2 encore p-40 from squadron and both came in a plastic clear bag with cardboard top stapled on the top. the kits look to be AMT kits with a nice bunch of resin added in.

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Posted by Aggieman on Friday, October 20, 2017 8:45 PM

blackdog62

I ordered 2 encore p-40 from squadron and both came in a plastic clear bag with cardboard top stapled on the top. the kits look to be AMT kits with a nice bunch of resin added in.

 

That was indeed the AMT kit that you are referring to.  I built an Encore Albatros, WWI German biplane, that I think might have begun its life as a Roden release.  These strike me as hit-and-miss, as another that I have in my stash, the Grumman Goose, has not been well reviewed.

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