Newsletter Special Hobby 4/2018

The April instalment of our regular Special Hobby Newsletter is here with a really wide range of new products for you, bringing among others also superb CMK sets for 1/72 J2M Raiden / Jack kits and a 1/48 Asian Elephant figure which has recently been quite frequently discussed on many social platforms. We have also three new Special Hobby kits for you, firstly the long-awaited two-seater Viggen in the quarter scale which benefits from the addition of a new sprue with a couple of new parts, some of them meant to correct the weak points of the single-seater version. Our 1/32 Tempest family of kits welcome a new arrival, the Mk.VI Tempest, the last of all versions to be released yet. And lastly, the 1/32 Fokker D.II WW1 biplane fighter kit, which I am sure will attract many a modeller with its hugely interesting liveries. The fans of the smaller scale will no doubt be happy with the information on the release of as many as four 1/72 Simple Set kits (ie. PE-bagged, containing complete …

March – the book month. 20 – 50% discount on selected books

The sale starts on March 1, 2018, and lasts till April 1, 2018, or until sold out. We have limited quantities of these books and some don’t come in more than one piece. In the course of the sale we will extended.
This offer is for club members only. The reduced prices will be visible after log in.

1/32 SH32055 Tempest Mk.6 - nose section test shots and camouflage option profiles

The Tempest Mk.6 was the final production version of the Tempest fighter aircraft and it was specially equipped to see service in tropical and desert areas. Besides the more powerful Sabre engine which needed enlarged oil cooler (now located in the wing roots as with the Mk.II version), it also got tropical dust filter mounted beneath the mid fuselage. All these extra parts are catered for in the new sprue, as you can see in the image below. This is the first test shot only, still needs some slight adjustments.
Special Hobby are going to offer the modeller with four various camouflage options, one in aluminium paint finish, the second in bare metal and the last two wearing camouflage colours, the standard Day Fighter scheme and also the highly unusual and interesting post-war Tropical Scheme of Earth and Slate Grey.