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News from Special Hobby 05/21

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This May’s top model is the quarterscale Tempest Mk.II, released in the Hi-Tech format and dubbed ‘The Last Radial RAF Fighter’. The Tempest Mk.II aeroplane belongs to the period just after WW2 when the last radial-engined fighter planes reached the limits of their performance. They were the very top of fighter planes of the time and in some respects outperformed even their jet counterparts. Along with the Eduard team, with whom this model kit has been prepared, we aimed for this model to become nothing less than the very best this category of models can offer. And let me say I am convinced we have succeeded in this goal. There is also one more new model to be released this month, the South-African Mirage F.1. The title of the kit has been chosen perhaps a bit controversial - ‘The South African Commie Killers’. But bear in mind please that in our country, the then Czechoslovakia, we had the chance to experience communism firsthand. And we do remember that this utopian ideology simply

Four Dozen week 4

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Great Special Hobby discount event is here again!   Dear friends, dear customers, we have prepared a new round of the popular long-term discount event DOZEN for you. Traditionally, we bring you 12 different kits and additional resin sets every week with a fantastic 50 percent discount! In each of the four weeks, the offer is changed. At the same time, please note that orders from individual weeks cannot be combined or merged in any way for capacity reasons. We start this Friday, April 2, 2021, when we will present the first 12 items from our special offer. The event will last until May 2, 2021, or until sold out. We believe that you will be interested in our selection and will spend the beginning of spring in the company of one of our top kits. Selected models will be on sale in four rounds: April 2 - April 11, 2021; April 12 - April 18, 2021; April 19 - April 25, 2021; April 26 - May 2, 2021 For registered customers only. Your Special Hobby team

Four Dozen week 3

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Great Special Hobby discount event is here again!   Dear friends, dear customers, we have prepared a new round of the popular long-term discount event DOZEN for you. Traditionally, we bring you 12 different kits and additional resin sets every week with a fantastic 50 percent discount! In each of the four weeks, the offer is changed. At the same time, please note that orders from individual weeks cannot be combined or merged in any way for capacity reasons. We start this Friday, April 2, 2021, when we will present the first 12 items from our special offer. The event will last until May 2, 2021, or until sold out. We believe that you will be interested in our selection and will spend the beginning of spring in the company of one of our top kits. Selected models will be on sale in four rounds: April 2 - April 11, 2021; April 12 - April 18, 2021; April 19 - April 25, 2021 ; April 26 - May 2, 2021 For registered customers only. Your Special Hobby team

SH72447 Harvard Mk.II ‘The Commonwealth Ait Training Plan’ 1/72

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 Obsah modelu SH72447 Harvard Mk.II ‘The Commonwealth Ait Training Plan’ 1/72 ve fotografiích O. Hájka. Model obsahuje díly AT-6 Texan Academy, doplněné díly Special Hobby.  

SH72270 Ki-54 Hei / Hickory - moulds progress report

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 The small parts moulding tools of the SH72270 Ki-54 Hei/Hickory are about to be finished. The kit is due to be released this June.

Beaufighter Mk.IIF - upcoming 1/72 and 1/48 converison sets

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 The sole production Beaufighter version to have flown being powered by in-line Merlin engines were the Mk.IIFs. However, the model kit companies tend to produce just the widely used, Hercules radial powerplant equipped versions. So, all those of you tempted to have something unusual in your collection beware of these upcoming resin sets. They are designed to fit the 1/72 Airfix kit, the 1/48 set is made for the Revell kit. There are going to be two sets in each scale, one with the earlier style of the exhausts - set Baufighter Mk.IIF ‘Early Exhausts’ Conversion Set and the other one called the Beaufighter Mk.IIF ‘Late Exhausts’ Conversion Set. The difference obviously being in the nacelles and exhaust type, but the colour schemes and decal sheets will differ too.