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Built and painted 1/72 scale elephant with a mahout and a British mechanic by M. Anfeist (CMK set F72327). CMK offers the1/72 elephant also without figures and a larger 1/48 elephant with and without figures too.

The latest components of September news SH48195 Spitfire Mk.VC and SH72388 Mirage F.1c/C-200 are here

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The final components for Special Hobby September new releases have arrived at last. These are 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc 'Overseas Jockeys' SH48195 and 1/72 Mirage F.1C/C200 Armée de l'Air SH72388. The decal sheets are top notch printed by Italian Cartograf. All the items are being packaged into their boxes hastily right now so that the kits could reach modellers in just a few days. The last of our new kits, the 48th scale Loire 130 CL SH48172 got delayed unfortunately as its fuselage moulding tool cracked and a new one is already being manufactured.











October releases

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Available on good hobby shop shelves next month, these three Special Hobby new kits will sport the boxarts shown here now. The 1/48 scale Viggen kit contains a new sprue and an improved instruction booklet, hence the title Updated Edition on its box.



SH72388 Mirage F.1C/C-200 Armée de l'Air - full scheme options

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In total four French chic beauties, that is what you can expect to find in our impending release, the Mirage F.1C/C-200 kit (#SH72388). With all these colourful tails, nose arts and beastly jaws, it seems quite impossible to chose which one of the Mirages build first. Seriously, I am tempted to have all four of them on display.

I also must not forget to mention the immense assistance we have been so lucky to receive from our French partner and friend Christopher Verdoux whose huge photographic archive and almost intimate familiarity with the type was essential in making our schemes as accurate as only possible. Merci cher ami!






Newsletter 10/2018

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The October release of Special Hobby’s regular Newsletter comes in an improved form. I have decided for some sort of modification and make the news and informations on our injection moulded models more clear and concise. Those of you who might miss the usual and more detailed history treatise, just head over to our website, everything is there.You will have already noticed on our facebook site that Special Hobby have begun moulding the 1/72 scale SAAB 37 Viggen model. The first batch of kits being made is to go to Sweden to our partners at Tarangus while our own release is scheduled to be out in about six months‘ time. In this instalment of our newsletter, we are also going to announce the release of the 1/32 Fi 103/V-1 unmanned flying bomb, which should be joined by the model of the piloted version known as the Fi 103 A-1/Re4 in January next year. We are also going to re-release the massively-asked-for model of the DH Vampire in colours of Scandinavian air forces – SH72281 Vampire F…