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Affligem Online 2021

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Dear customers, Due to covid there have been no modelling shows lately but things are finally looking up. Our team will be at the Plastic & Steel 2001 in Affligem (Begium) this weekend. If you can’t visit the event, we have prepared a special discount for you on our website, Affligem online. You can buy our products online, at the same prices as if you were at the show. The online event starts on October 15 at 12:00 and ends on October 17, 2021. This extra 10% discount is for registered customers only and applies to Special Hobby and CMK products. Our current new releases featured in the October newsletter are not included.  Special Hobby

72560 Gloster Meteor PR Mk.10 with a Czechoslovak footprint

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   The PR Mk.10 was a specialised, high altitude photo-reconnaissance version of the Meteor twin jet fighter. These jets were used mainly from overseas bases of the RAF. One of their primary tasks was to peep behind the Iron Curtain, or as it was sometimes also known here in the then Czechoslovakia as the High Blue Wall. They, however, also saw service both in the Middle and Far East. One of the RAF pilost at the controls of the Mk.10 was also Miroslav Mansfeld, a famous night fighter pilot, who re-joined the RAF after fleeing his home country for the second time.     The Mk.10 Meteor had alread been available a couple of years ago but got sold out fairly quickly. Now the kit is available again, being reissued in very limited quantity.

Tempestuous Greetings from Down Under - or Brett Green builds the Hi-Tech Mk.II Tempest SH48214

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Brett Green of Hyperscale fame, a well known modeller, reviewer and an author of model making books very kindly shared with the readers of SH blog a couple of images of his latest achievement, the Tempest Mk.II, built using SH48214 kit. Excellent stuff, as always, and huge thank you Brett! More to be published in MAI with the Tempest on the front page.

News from Special Hobby 10/2021

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  Well, this month’s Newsletter seems to be a bit about come-backs. The 1/48 Reggiane Re.2005 had appeared for the first time early in 2020 and got sold out completely very very fast. And now it has got back to our offer. As well as the 1/32 SH32054 Tempest Mk.II Hi-Tech,  SH32070 Tempest Mk.V Hi-Tech and SH32055 Tempest Mk.VI. These model kits were unavailable for some time due to the damage of the wing moulding block. So, a new mould had to be manufactured which now enables us to put the kits back to the stock. And the final comeback for this month is the limited batch of the 1/72 72560 Gloster Meteor PR Mk.10 ‘High-Altitude Photo-Recce Version’. This model has not been available since mid 2019. Now we have restocked it and made it available again for your orders.    However, we would like to present something else too, not just the re-issues, there are also some all-new kits today for you. So, why not mention the Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 ‘J/88 Legion Condor’ then? The social media