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News from Special Hobby 11/2019

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As it seems, no-one really knows how Brexit is going to turn out eventually, whether it happens in the end and when. Unfortunatelly, this also affects our intended attendance at the Scale Model World in Telford, we cannot tell as for now whether or not we will participate. What we do know though is what models are currently being prepared for you at SH.      In the previous edition of our Newsletter, a brand new 1/72 scale family of the Meteor night fighters was mentioned as well as the Reggiane Re 2000 Falco and 2005 Sagittario, both in the quarter scale. While the earlier is about to arrive on the hobby shop shelves these days, the latter will need some more time to do so – we think you might expect them in very early 2020. But from your posts on Facebook we really can say that you guys waiting for the Regiannes are already becoming quite impatient.    The end of this year is going to be topped off with the release of yet another of the Duo Pack & Book series model, which wil…

SH48206 Reggiane Re 2005 in 1/48 - small parts rendered images

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Special Hobby's forthcoming 1/48 scale Reggiane Re.2005 project (no.SH48206) will no doubt benefit from having 3D-designed small components. Today's images show these details quite well. SH48206 Reggiane is due in January 2020.













SN72004 CV 707 Vesikko in 1/72 - Boxart

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Yet one more of Standa's masterpieces - this time something a bit different - a submarine! What you can see in the painting is Finnish CV 707 Vesikko vessel, designed by German specialists working in the Netherlands and built in Finnish shipyard. And in actual fact, she was a prototype of the German U-boot Type II class.

SH48206 Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario in 1/48 - first series of testshots

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Today we would like to share with you a couple of pictures showing our progress with the Re 2005 project. The first stage of work on the moulds with the major components has been finished and the moulds attached to the injection machines for the first time. The outcome is here for you to see, the fuselage halves, wings and clear canopy, which still needs a bit of polishing of course.




SH72360 A.W. Meteor NF Mk.12 Boxart

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Standa Hajek has just handed in this stunning boxart and as he says, he has always loved Meteors. Looking at the picture, one can clearly see that.

SH48170 Siebel Si 204D - a Martin Pfeifer's build

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Martin has recently built this 1/48 scale twin-engine Siebel for us. His model was displayed for the first time at the E-day, right beside another Siebel built by Martin's colleague M.Hraban. Both models must have hugely impressed the visitors and tempted them to literally buy all Siebels at stock at the show yet before noon.












Reggiane Re 2000 / 2005 in 1/48 - upcoming new models from Special Hobby

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Due to be released in early 2020 are two model kits of iconic Italian WW2 fighter planes, the Reggiane Re 2000 (kit no. SH48204) and Reggiane Re 2005 (SH48206). We have been approached by one of our Japanese distributors to showcase the project at the coming Tokyo Hobby Show, so we have prepared a presentation panel with the master pattern parts of those kits. And before they were sent off, we grasped the opportunity to take a couple of photos for our readers.