News from Special Hobby 04/2019

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The April edition of the regular Special Hobby newsletter is here to bring you thrilling news about our long-time awaited 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V kit. And not just this beauty, there are a couple more new items to make your mouth water, let’s point out for example nicely detailed resin sets for the new Airfix 1/48 Blenheim Mk.IF kit.

So, let’s look closely at our April new items right away:

SPECIAL HOBBY PLASTIC MODEL KITS

Short Sunderland Mk.V Fighting Commies in Europe and the Far East

Art.no. Scale Barcode
100-SH72162 1/72
8594071086794

The April edition of the regular Special Hobby newsletter is here to bring you thrilling news about our long-time awaited 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V kit. And not just this beauty, there are a couple more new items to make your mouth water, let’s point out for example nicely detailed resin sets for the new Airfix 1/48 Blenheim Mk.IF kit.

  • exquisitely detailed model, accurate dimensions and overall shape
  • finely engraved panel lines
  • almost A4-sized decal sheet which includes also complete stencilling for both the exterior and interior, flawlessly printed by Cartograf
  • marking schemes for three RAF schemes and one machine operated by the French Aéronavale

(Two of the British machines flew in the Far East in the support of anti-communist insurgent missions in Malaya and Korea, one machine took part in the British airlift during the Berlin blockade and the French machine was based at Lanvéoc-Poulmic Naval Base in 1951)

Country of origin: UK, France / post-war

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Morane Saulnier MS-410C.1 'The Final Version'

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100-SH72405 1/72 8594071087012

Model of the French WW2 fighter plane, an improved and more powerful version of the MS-406.

Contents of the box: three styrene sprues, one clear, resin cast parts, photo etches, full colour instructions, decals.

  • finely detailed model
  • decals offer markings for one French machine and four Finnish, all of which wearing eye-catching schemes.
  • two styles of the wings.

Country of origin: France, Finland / WWII

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Boston MK.III Intruder

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100-SH72398 1/72 8594071086961

Model of the US WW2 two-engined aircraft in a version used by the British in the night fighter and intruder roles. The kit consists of seven styrene sprues which feature also the underbelly machine gun pod for the Intruder machines and the Havoc Mk.II night fighter style nose section, one clear styrene sprue, decal sheet, resin parts and photo etches.

  • this version has never been kitted before
  • decals cater for four marking schemes, two Intruders and two Havoc Mk.III‘s
  • photo etched antenna array parts
  • finely detailed Hedgehog style exhausts

Country of origin: UK / WWII

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RESIN KITS & SETS

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J2M3 Raiden (Jack) – Undercarriage set

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129-4371 1/48 8595593126777

Far more detailed undercarriage doors and bays which replace those quite shallow and featureless ones offered in the Hasegawa J2M3 kit.

Country of origin: Japan/ WWII

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J2M3 Raiden (Jack) – Armament set

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129-4372 1/48 8595593126784

Detailed resin set brings open wing weapon bays and ammo magazines for a model of the Jap fighter plane (the 1/48 Hasegawa J2M3 kit). The set also contains photo etched construction inside the open bays.

Country of origin: Japan / WWII

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Blenheim Mk.I/IF Mainwheels / Smooth Tyre

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129-4378 1/48 8595593126791

Finely detailed and weighted wheels of the main undercarriage, they also feature the correct logo of the producer and directly replace the kit items which need to be glued and filled with putty. Even though the tyre is of the smooth style tread, it offers nice and subtle beading seams and thickened tread area. Designed for Airfix kit.

Country of origin: UK / WWII

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Blenheim Mk.I/IF tail wheel with strengthned leg

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129-4379 1/48 8595593126807

The Airfix Blenheim Mk.IF kit has its tailwheel moulded one piece with the leg. Now we offer this detail set which fixes that a bit lazy solution, the new leg is made of special heat-treated and sturdy resin material and the wheel brings much higher levels of detail than the kit’s item.

Country of origin: UK / WWII

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Blenheim Mk.IF armament

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129-4381 1/48 8595593126814

Detailed resin cast fixed machine guns as fitted to the ventral gun pod and a fixed machine gun directly replace the original parts in the kit and offer substantially higher levels of detail. Designed for Airfix kit.

Country of origin: UK / WWII

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Blenheim Mk.I/IF Mainwheels / Circumferential Tread

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129-4382 1/48 8595593126821

Detail resin wheels with weighted tyre which also feature circumferential tread and correct logo of the producer. Designed for Airfix kit.

Country of origin: UK / WWII

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Blenheim Mk.I/IF exhausts

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129-Q48342 1/48 8595593126838

Resin cast exhausts with better detail overall easily replace the original styrene ones supplied with the kit. Designed for Airfix kit.

Country of origin: UK / WWII

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Blenheim Mk.I engine intakes

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129-Q48341 1/48 8595593126845

The Mercury engine which were fitted to the Blenheim had a specific feature, the tubular air intakes mounted between the engine cylinders. There were two styles, one plain, the other with funnel-shaped front end, both of which we offer in this set. There are also the lower cowl air intakes added to this set, they are desingned as one-piece item which directly replace the kit intakes, offer better details and do not require to be glued and filled. Designed for Airfix kit.

Country of origin: UK / WWII

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J2M3 Raiden (Jack) seat

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129-Q48339 1/48 8595593126852

Nicely detailed cast pilot’s seat easily replaces the styrene one from the kit.

Country of origin: Japan/ WWII

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UPCOMING MODELS 05/2019

SAAB 37 Viggen Duo Pack & Book

Art.no. Scale Barcode
100-SH72411 1/72
8594071087081

Arado Ar 96B 'Captured&Post War'

Art.no. Scale Barcode
100-SH72409 1/72
8594071087050

Fairey Barracuda Mk.III 'ASW Mk.XI Radar'

Art.no. Scale Barcode
100-SH72408 1/72
8594071087067
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