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3D-designed CMK resin sets to be out soon

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More and more often, CMK team is using the latest 3D CAM/CAD technology while preparing the resin detail sets, Starting from the most simple ones all the way through to the most complex items. Today, let us show you our latest additions to the range of CMK 3D-designed sets. In the first image, the 1/72 Vampire wheels (set Q72313) is a nice example of the easy to use, straightforward replacements providing much higher levels of details, the second image represents the other end of the spectrum, the 1/32 Centaurus engine (designed for our Tempest Mk.II kit, its cat.no. not assigned yet) really being much more complex item.


SH72339 Vampire Mk.I ‘The First Jet Guardians of Neutrality’

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Recently, our team have finished all four camouflage option schemes which you will find in our 1/72 Mk.I Vampire kit. The Vampires operated by the two air forces as depicted in our kit wore quite eye-catching markings and once finished, the model will arguably form a centrepiece of every early-jet model collection.





Christophe Verdoux builds 1/72 Mirage F.1B

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Besides being a skilful modeller, Christophe Verdoux is also a man with huge experience on 1/1 scale Mirage F.1 airframe since the time of his career in the French military. We are really very glad to have been able to use his knowledge and rich photographic archive materials to make our Mirage kits and resin sets look as they do now. Recently, Chris has finished the F.1B two seater version model and we happily showcase the fabulous outcome of his effort in the accompanying images.




















SH72385 C-41A ‘US ARMY Transport Plane’ boxart

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Due to be released during this summer's IPMS USA, the US Army reboxing of Special Hobby CASA C-212 will bear this absolutely lovely piece of art on its box top. As usual, painted in the top notch style by no-one else than Standa Hajek himself. Although the Casa kite is miles away from being my ‘cuppa’, the painting makes my mouth water and tempts me to build one instantly...


SH72343 Barracuda Mk.II ‘Pacific Fleet’ - Decal sheet

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Special Hobby is going to re-release the Barracuda Mk.II kit in coming weeks, this time with a kind of Far East flavour to it as it offers both Pacific Fleet and Eastern Fleet options. The development of the  national marking style worn by aircraft involved in fighting over that theatre of operations enables the modeller now to pick right what he likes the most as you can see on the decal sheet revealed below.


Azur-Frrom FR0035 Super Mystere boxart

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Our French partner at Azur-Frrom have shown an interest in the Super Mystere project we are currently working on, placing an order for a batch of the kit to be released in their own reboxing. This Azur-Frrom model is to appear on the hobby shop shelves sometimes this Autumn, the boxart which will adorn it, however, has already been finished by Czech computer graphics artist Mr.Reinis.
   If you find it a bit weird to see a French fighter with Bangkok tempes in the backdrop, well do not, as the Super Mysteres of this unit were operated in Thailand within the SEATO / OTASE forces (SEATO being an Asian equivalent of NATO).

SH72339 Vampire Mk.I ‘The First Jet Guardians of Neutrality’

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Now, let us show you the colour side profiles of all the marking options the modeller will find in our take on the first mark of the classic British Vampire jet fighter, kit #SH72339. What might seem quite unusual to some, including us, is the fact that the marking option D, J-28 Yellow L was fitted with Mk.5 style of squared wing tips, making it an interesting exception in the Vampire Mk.I family.


Some of our models

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Some of our models by Matthias Becker (Chief Editor Jet & Prop) from Germany - he built the CASA himself, others were built by Axel Theis. Superb work!