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SH72454 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 ‘Lightly-Armed Emil’ in 1/72 - photo in-box preview

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The machine gun-armed Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 is one of Special Hobby's new models to reach the market this June. Now let us whip your appetite a bit by means of a brief photographic preview of the contents of the kit's box. Images taken, as usually, by our gifted photographer Mr.Hajek. The marking and colour schemes can be scrutinized here . All the smaller parts of the kit, along with the clear parts sprue are identical with the earlier-released Model of the Year 2021 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3/4 . The fuselage/wing sprue must obviously be a different one to correctly depict the main difference from the E-3/4 kit, i.e. the cannon-less wing with no ammo drum bulges. This said sprue will be also used for the E-5 version a bit later. The level of surface detail is equal to the cannon-armed Emils.

News from Special Hobby 06/2021

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  Even though the past month saw just two new items from the SH range of plastic model kits, we need to admit that May was really very hectic. And not just May, the whole spring of 2021 is literally packed up to the brim with new items. On the top of the sales firmly stands the 1/32 Westland Whirlwind Mk.I(SH32047) with the Messerschmits Bf 109E-3 and E-4 (SH72443 and SH72439) following closely, along with the 1/48 Tempest and several other 1/72 kits as are the SF-260, Mirage F.1, Martin 139WC/WSM/WT and the military vehicle models the Sd.Kfz250/1 and Sd.Ah 115 Flatbed Trailer. And yes we do believe that all we have prepared for the month of June will be equally well received by the modelling community. Going to be re-released is the 1/72 SMB-2 Super Mystère  'Sa`ar – Israeli Storm in the Sky' kit, being joined on the shelves by such hot new items as the P-40M Warhawk/Kittyhawk Mk.III kit (offering a really nice choice of schemes), the sleek Japanese twin engined Tachikawa Ki

Brett Green builds the SH32047 Westland Whirlwind Mk.I

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 Brett Green, the cheif editor of the Hyperscale modelling magazine has finished Special Hobby's  SH32047 Westland Whirlwind Mk.I  and was so kind to share a few photos with the readers of this blog. But why just a few, really? You might have guessed by now, yes Brett is going to publish many many more in the Model Airplane International Magazine No. 193 a No.194, and perhaps also at his home site.  A really huge thank you goes down under! A.R.

A Caproni Family Video Preview: Caproni CA.310, CA.311, CA.311M and CA.311 Foreign Service

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 Today let us turn your attention to a couple of model kits of the 1/72 Caproni twin engine aeroplanes family which until recently have been out of production. The good news is they all are back now so you can start ordering them to add some interesting looking models to either your stash or display case. The models are the Azur A088 Caproni CA.310 , Special Hobby SH72307 Caproni CA.311 , Sh72309 Caproni CA.311M and the Sh72313  Caproni CA.311 Foreign Servic e. The video preview has been shot by Mr.Hajek with the invaluable help from our young ladies.

MV127 Zetor 15 - an 1/72 model kit video preview

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SH72382 P-40M Warhawk/Kittyhawk Mk.III - colour schemes unveiled

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The SH72382 P-40M Warhawk/Kittyhawk Mk.III is among the kits which you can expect to hit the hobby shop shelves this June. The marking schemes you might begin to look forward to comprise machines flown by the RNZAF, RAAF, USAAF and FAB. The chosen airframes provide wide and interesting variety of machines, starting with the arguably most important Kiwi ace pilot of the PTO Geoffrey Fisken, then we have an Aussie machine with rather eye-catching nose art, two US aeroplanes, one of which seems to have been flown by a pilot of possible Czech descent, the other one being operated in the CBI, wearing a fierce jaws ont he cowling and the selection ends with a Brazilian airframe with two various guises. Event though this final one did not enjoy much of the actual combat, his military career seem to be rather interesting, too.