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A visit to Red Bull at Salzburg

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This Wednesday, small team of Special Hobby Production Manager and two other colleagues were happy to be able to visit Austrian Salzburg. They headed to Red Bull which is based there and by courtesy of RB management and their kind employees too, they were allowed to take photos and measurements of a certain aircraft which is to be kitted in the near future by SH (not going to let the cat out of bag for now, sorry).
   Their concentration to that task was, however, rather often disturbed by highly interesting developements on the tarmac. From Hangar No.8, some modern choppers were being pulled out and flew away, a P-38 and a DC-6 were pulled out too and a visiting HU-16 beauty was taxiing on the runway. The DC-6 and HU-16 belonged to a group of nice US guys who allowed our team to get into those machines and took photos of the interiors. (stay tuned, these photos will be published on our blog this weekend)
  The adjacent airfield was very busy with aviation traffic, many general a…

Special Hobby models progress

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Earlier today, we have test produced the first shots of clear parts for our 1/72 SMB.2 Super Mystere, C-41A and Vampire Mk.I models. As you can inspect in the photos below, the C-41A (US-used CASA C-212) clear window dome and SMB.2 canopy fit exactly like a glove, which makes us particularly happy indeed. And now, our toolmakers are about to give these moulds  proper polishing. With the new clear dome part finished, the C-41A kit will offer the modeller a correctly sized side door window, much different from any other CASA that has ever flown. This model's decal sheet has already been sent to Cartograf, its final draft is also attached.
   Even lower, let us show you the Vampire Mk.I canopy, the very early style. You may have noticed that our Vampire kits do contain also this early canopy, we have to admit we did not like it though, the shape was rather wrong, so we have decided to rework it completely. This new canopy is to be issued for the first time with SH72383 Vampire Mk.…