Being on the mailing list, i today received what is to be the last newsletter from the Aviation Workshop. As can be seen below, what remains of their stock is still available from elsewhere and i hope there is a phoenix to rise from the ashes. All i can say is thanks!
It is with profound sadness and regret that we today announce that The Aviation Workshop/Model Alliance has now ceased trading as an independent company. A complex combination of factors and circumstances has forced us to make this immensely difficult decision.
Our fifteen year history, since The Aviation Workshop was first established in 1997, has been an interesting and challenging journey of discovery. At our zenith, we were one of the largest manufacturers of aftermarket decals and resin sets in the UK – an achievement which was only made possible by the exceptional commitment and hard work put in by a great many people over the years. Sadly, the time has now come to thank everyone who has contributed and supported the company and close our doors for the final time.
We have made some great friends within the aviation enthusiast and modelling communities and have built up a wonderful network of loyal and hugely supportive customers along the way. We have also been privileged to receive the superb support of our commercial clients, sub-contractors, consultants and contributors over the past decade and a half, to whom we remain forever indebted for making this journey possible. The entire team of the Aviation Workshop now feels great sadness in not being able to continue to deliver the quality products that you and we have grown accustomed to over the years.
The remaining stocks of Model Alliance On Target Profile, Special and Spotlight books has been acquired by The Aviation Bookshop of Tunbridge Wells and the Model Alliance/Airframe Decal range and Resin Conversion/Detail sets have been acquired by Hannants of Lowestoft. At this time, we do not know if either of these enterprises plan to further develop the respective product ranges. Some previous members of The Aviation Workshop team are now exploring the prospect of forming a new company, planning a new range of decals in line with the successful formula used for the Model Alliance/Airframe Range; although investigations in to this prospect are still at an early stage of development.
For now, and on behalf of all of us, we would like to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported The Aviation Workshop over the years, both from within the industry and through our loyal customer base. It is with heavy hearts that we end our journey here.
The Aviation Workshop Team
I work with Tommy the pilot!