FALCON
PO Box 42-093, Wellington, New Zealand
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New: 1/72 North American
B25J Mitchell canopy
(from Set 46 – USAAF)

Falcon is owned and operated by Tore Martin from his base in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.

Tore is a master modeller from way back, and a founding member of the local chapter of IPMS. From the original line of vacuum moulded aircraft kitsets and conversions, he found a niche in the production of ‘Clear-Vax’ canopies to replace the often optically challenged and sometimes inaccurate canopies in mainstream injection moulded kitsets. These replacement canopies are sold in sets to reduce production and marketing costs, and are often separated and swapped by modellers – in fact, one of the reasons for producing this web site was to make instructions available to people who are the recipients of such canopies.

Falcon also produce canopies under contract for the manufacturers of limited-run kits, such as Ventura, and there is also a long-standing arrangement with Squadron Mail Order to manufacture canopies under their ‘Crystal Clear’ label.

Falcon's vacuum formed canopies have a reputation for quality, but the secret is straightforward – the mould is kept scrupulously clean to eliminate defects due to dust particles, and then each individual canopy is examined carefully to see whether it is up to standard or not. This is why you will see extra canopies included with sets; look carefully, and you will see at least one imperfection somwhere in the original.

We welcome your input – send e-mail to canopyinfo@falconmodels.co.nz

Where to buy Falcon products

United Kingdom
Hannants - www.hannants.co.uk
Aeroclub Models - www.aeroclub-models.com
 
Germany
Modellbau und Technik Agentur (MOTAG) – www.motag.de
Modellbaustudio Rhein Ruhr – www.classic-plane-mrr.de
 
Italy
Misterkit – www.misterkit.com
Pronto Model – www.prontomodel.com
 
Australia
Just Planes – www.justplanes.com.au
High Planes Models – www.hiplanes.com
Snowy Mountains Models – www.smmodels.com
 
New Zealand
Modelcrafts and Hobbies – www.modelcraftsandhobbies.co.nz