Showing posts from February, 2018

News from Special Hobby 3/2018

the fair got successfully off the treadmill of all the business meetings and negotiations. It was really very nice to be able to meet many of our customers and business partners as well as to get to know the new ones. It could be heard from all sides that the quality of our model kits has risen immensely over the past few years. It makes us happy of course and also binds us not to rest on our laurels. For the years to come, we will do our very best to achieve yet higher standards of quality of our models.At the fair, we displayed not only our latest releases, but also the models which are yet to come to the shops and still need some work to get finished. Most liked among the visitors were perhaps the four versions of the 1/72 Viggen model (joint programme with our Swedish partner at Tarangus), the 1/72 night fighting Meteors or the quarter scale Siebel 204 kit. Of all the resin sets and CMK resin models, most interesting seemed to have been the exquisitely detailed WW1 artillery model…

Twin engined Duo - or a pair of built CASA C-212-100 models

Just in time to be showcased at the Nuremberg Fair, Martin Pfeifer built for us Special Hobby's 1/72 CASA C-212-100 model in Spanish guise (model #SH72344). And, as we have already mentioned in one of the previous SH blog instalments, our Portuguese customer, Ms.Lidia Lasco of JGT Modelismo in Lisboa brought us another built CASA model, this time wearing Portuguese markings (limited release kit #SH72376). Let's take a closer look at both of them in the photos below.
  We would be very happy to be able to mention the name of the modeller who have built the Portuguese CASA for us, unfortunately we cannot. Besides the CASA, he also made a very nice pad for his model, in a form of a runway tarmac section and his name was given on a nameplate in the corner of the pad. What is most terrible, the pad was stolen from our transport box (the model itself was in another box and was saved, thanks for that at least).
   In case the clearly highly skilled Portuguese modeller read this po…