Newsletter - August 2016

Newsletter blog 8-16 en
July 2016 saw introduction of such Special Hobby new kits as were SH72337 A-20B/C Boston with UTK-1 Turret or reissue of the 48th SH48117 CAC CA-13 Boomerang. Modellers kept on buying and showing interest in our 72nd SH72291 Mirage F.1B  and 32nd SH32052 Tempest Mk.V kits which lead us to the decision to prepare a re-release of the Mirage kit, so it means it fortunately is still available for you. 
SH48120 BÜCKER BÜ 181 BESTMANN 1/48 ALREADY ON SALE!

Also models SH32042, A106 and SH72103 are back and ready for order.

Here you have a list of sold out items, so please, do not order them. Thank you for understanding.
SH32056, SH32043, SH48013, SH48020, SH48029, SH48104, SH48105, SH48122, SH72078, SH72169, SH72218, SH72253, SH72271, SH72282, SH72296, SH48136, SH72323, SH72294, SH48136
SPECIAL HOBBY PLASTIC MODELS
The 1/32 model kit of the Tempest Mk.V, which is considered to be one of the best WW2 fighters, has been available since June. Among other fighter aircraft of that period which could compete for the imaginary laurels is the Yakovlev Yak-3, a fighter plane of totally different approach of design.  The nimble and agile Russian plane was 5 tons lighter than the sturdy British Tempest which possessed extreme engine power and highly effective armament.  It is possible to see the Yak fighter
as the best plane to have ever flown over the Eastern Front and which was made famous not only by Russian fighter pilots, but by the Normandie-Niemen regiment as well. This French-manned unit used to operate the Yak fighter planes during fightings over the Eastern Front, the French pilots from this unit returned to France in the cockpits of this plane too and kept on flying them in the post-war times. The French pilots achieved noticeable number of victories while flying the Yak-3, having their scores documented usualy on the fuselage side behind the cockpit.
The Hi-Tech kit decal sheet provides for five Normadie-Niemen camouflage options, all of them adorned with a lightning artwork on the fuselage. Four of the machines were flown by French aces, including the very best of them, Lt.Marcel Albert.

The kit comes on five sprues of grey styrene and one clear parts frame. What makes the difference of a Hi-Tech kit is the addition of alternative components made from resin and other materials. These comprise for example the resin exhausts and undercarriage wheels (mainwheels as well as the tailwheel), wireless set, gun cocking levers or gun muzzles. The modeller will also find a set of pre-cut masks and photo-etched parts offering seat harness and several smaller parts to fit into the cockpit.
The Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann was chosen for a standard Luftwaffe training aircraft back in 1939. It served throughout the war from its outset to the final stages and as it happened it also saw combat action in a nocturnal harassment role or even as an anti-tank machine. Noteworthy is also the fact that the type was produced even in the post-war era in a couple of countries such as Sweden, Czechoslovakia or Egypt which made the Bücker both wide-spread and famous. Most of the aircraft were still flying in the mid 50´s and some of them can still be seen in the sky even these days.

A completely new model (MPM produced another model of the same type long time ago, nothing in common with the current effort) comes via three runners of grey styrene and one frame with clear parts. These are accompanied by a resin engine replica and a PE-fret with delicate parts for both interior and exterior of the model. The decal sheet printed by Italian Cartograf covers three marking options, two of them for German training machines and one for a rather eye-catching Swiss aircraft.
Pfalz Flugzeugwerke GmbH was established in Speyer in the then Kingdom of Bavaria in 1913 by Alfred Eversbusch, his brother Ernst and several other investors. The first types to be produced by the new company were licence-built Otto biplanes, but production rights for Morane Saulnier monoplanes were bought before the Great War, namely the Type L parasol-wing two-seat monoplane and Type H mid wing single seater.  The latter was built as the Pfalz E.I, fitted with an 80HP Oberursel U0 engine. These aircraft were, in the first place, delivered to Bavarian units. At first without armament and were used as fast scout planes, later after being equipped with machine gun armament with synchronization gear, they became, along with the Fokker E.I, the first true fighter planes of the German military. The armament of one LMG 08/15 machine gun was mounted on the right side of the front fuselage and the machines were used to escort and protect reconnaissance aircraft both on the Eastern and Western Front and smaller number of them also saw service in Palestina. The greatest number of the Pfalz fighter plane was used operationally during April 1916, later their numbers decreased and the Pfalz E.I were either replaced by a more modern E.I type or by much more successful Fokker E.II and E.III fighter planes.

A few years ago, this type was kitted by Gavia, it was very nice and got sold out quite soon. Now, because of our agreement with this company, we are happy to be able to offer you with this interesting WW1 machine in our reboxing.  Two sprues with styrene parts are accompanied by a PE fret and a piece of clear film. The decals cater for three machines, one of which is adorned with the large coat-of arms of the Kingdom of Bavaria.
The Barracuda carrier-borne torpedo and dive bomber aircraft was already kitted by our company many years ago, in a shape of the then-standards for short-run models. Now we would like to bring you something really completely different. This new Barracuda kit is being made using three all-metal mould tooling blocks and its highly detailed grey styrene plastic parts will be accompanied by one clear parts sprue. The decal sheet caters for two options, both of which saw action over the Atlantic, one adorned with a striking nose-art. There will be also an option for the modeller to arm his Barracuda with either the torpedo slung under the fuselage or to use a 1600 lbs bomb. The model comes also with under-wing bomb racks.

The Barracuda was a shoulder-wing aircraft fitted with a set of large Youngman wing flaps mounted at the wing trailing edge and featured also rather unusually looking L-shaped undercarriage legs. The aircraft was capable of anti-shipping torpedo attacks, level and dive (up to 70 degrees angle) bombing  and was also used for long range reconnaissance duties.  Its electronic equipment consisted of an ASV IIN radar set. Although the Barracuda had primarily been designed as a torpedo bomber, the number of actual attack missions with this weapon was rather low and these took place only in Norwegian waters. The Barracuda was most of the time used in a dive bomber role, saw action during the Allied landing in Italy, carried out attack against German battleship Tirpitz (some of the planes being equipped with ex-US 1600 pound AP bombs) and also, taking off from either land bases or aircraft carriers,  flew missions against German maritime traffic off Norwegian shore and patrolled the sea against German U-boats.
PŘIPRAVUJEME
This set contains wing leading edge sections with highly detailed Hispano Mk.V cannon barrels for the new 1/32 Special Hobby kit of the iconic British late war heavy fighter.

AFFILIATION: UK/ WW II
Open air brakes set for any version of the British BAC Lightning jet interceptor, comes fully detailed with the brakes compartments and hydraulic jacks. Tailored to fit either the Airfix kit or Eduard reboxing.

AFFILIATION: UK/ modern
Nicely detailed nosewheel well for any version of the British BAC Lightning jet interceptor. Contains also detailed nosewheel doors. For Airfix kit or Eduard reboxing.

AFFILIATION: UK/ modern
Nicely detailed mainwheel wells set which offers also new undercarriage doors. For Airfix kit / Eduard reboxing

AFFILIATION: UK/ modern
Highly detailed resin cast control surfaces set (ailerons, wing flaps, rudder) for Airfix kit and Eduard reboxing. All surfaces can be attached in deployed position.

AFFILIATION: UK/ modern
Finely detailed cockpit resin parts for F1/F1A versions of the British BAC Lightning interceptor. The set comes with all new cockpit tub, side walls, ejection seat, control column and neatly detailed instrument panels which capture the differences between the versions. The instrument gauges are printed on a piece of clear film. For Airfix / Eduard kits.

AFFILIATION: UK/ modern
This nicely detailed set brings the modeller the option to display the upper fuselage fairing panel open and show to good advantage the R&R Avon jet engine resin replica. The resin cast parts comprise not only the engine itself, but also the engine bulkheads and fairings. For Airfix/Eduard kits.

AFFILIATION: UK/ modern
Details of sprues
Highly detailed resin cast control surfaces set (ailerons, wing flaps, rudder) for later versions of the BAC Lightning jet which were equipped with a squared tail fin. For Airfix/Eduard kits. All surfaces can be attached in deployed position.

AFFILIATION: UK/ modern
Highly detailed cockpit resin parts for F2/F2A/F3/F6 versions of the BAC Lightning jet. The set comes with all new cockpit tub, side walls, ejection seat, control column and neatly detailed instrument panels which capture the differences between the versions. The instrument gauges are printed on a piece of clear film. For Airfix / Eduard kits.

AFFILIATION: UK/ modern

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