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Iron Maiden to sell Ed Force One model kits

By | Published on Monday 4 April 2016

Ed Force One

Fancy owning your own Ed Force One tour plane – just like Iron Maiden – but a little light on cash? Well, help is at hand. You can now buy a 1:144 scale model of the 747 jet. Why not buy two, so that you can recreate the accident and subsequent repair that took Maiden’s own 747 out of action last month?

The model Ed Force One is being sold by model aeroplane kit maker Revell, thanks to a deal brokered by Global Merchandising Services.

“As soon as we knew that Bruce would be piloting the plane for Iron Maiden’s world tour, we knew that we had to do something special to celebrate the occasion”, says GMS’s Jens Drinkwater, according to “Revell are an obvious partner for this fantastic collaboration. Their model kits have been a synonym for plastic modelling for over 60 years, and this detailed model of Ed Force One will appeal to both traditional builders and hobbyists as well as the dedicated Iron Maiden fanbase”.

Adds Revell’s Thomas Randrup: “Our 1:144 scale model of Ed Force One will bring something new, as well as fun, to the ‘civil aviation model kit’ genre and we are looking forward to a successful co-operation with Global Merchandising and Iron Maiden on this 2016 new product release”.

And, if nothing else, you’ve now learned that ‘Civil Aviation Model Kit’ can be considered a genre.