Newsletter 10/2018

The October release of Special Hobby’s regular Newsletter comes in an improved form. I have decided for some sort of modification and make the news and informations on our injection moulded models more clear and concise. Those of you who might miss the usual and more detailed history treatise, just head over to our website, everything is there.

You will have already noticed on our facebook site that Special Hobby have begun moulding the 1/72 scale SAAB 37 Viggen model. The first batch of kits being made is to go to Sweden to our partners at Tarangus while our own release is scheduled to be out in about six months‘ time. In this instalment of our newsletter, we are also going to announce the release of the 1/32 Fi 103/V-1 unmanned flying bomb, which should be joined by the model of the piloted version known as the Fi 103 A-1/Re4 in January next year. We are also going to re-release the massively-asked-for model of the DH Vampire in colours of Scandinavian air forces – SH72281 Vampire FB Mk.52 In Northern Skies. We also plan to bring back to life some of our earlier models that were originally released under Azur or MPM labels, now to wear the logo of Special Hobby, of course. Among the first to be released should be the Breda 88 and Breguet Bre 695, both in 1/72

A. Riedel


P-40K-1/5 Warhawk 'Short Tail' 1/72 Scale Barcode
100-SH72379 1/72 8594071086466

A model of the P-40K-1/5 Warhawk US WW2 fighter aircraft which featured a short fuselage and an enlarged tail fin. The kit contains: three sprues with grey styrene parts, one sprue with clear parts, decal sheet and full-colour instructions. The decal sheet offers markings for four machines:

P-40K-1 (42-46040), white 13, pilot 1Lt. Robert J. "Crash" Overcash, 64FS, 57FG, Africa, May 1943 (5 victories)

P-40K, white 23, senior lieutenant Nikolai Fedorovich Kuznetsov, 436 IAP, 239 IAD, 6. Air Army, North Western Front, the Soviet Union, Winter 1943. (25 victories, 12 shared)

P-40K-5 (42-9768), white 255, Maj. Edward "Big Ed" M. Nollmeyer, CO 26 FS/51 FG, Kunming, China, December 1943. (5 svictories)

P-40K, white 15, 25. FS, 51. FG, Assam valley, India, 1944.

  • detailed and extremely accurate model, apparently the best P40 in 1/72
  • very easy assembly
  • eyecatching marking and colour scheme options
  • accurate decals
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Fieseler Fi 103 (FZG 76)/V-1 1/32 Scale Barcode
100-SH32071 1/32 8594071086770

A model of the German unmanned missile, the infamous V-1 flying bomb which was designed and used for terror bombing of London and the UK. When the Allies invaded France, the missiles were also aimed at Antwerp, Liege and Brussels, both from land-based launch sites and aircraft.

The kit contains three grey styrene sprues, a decal sheet and full colour instruction leaflet. The decals cater for three machines wearing different styles of camouflage schemes.

  • detailed and extremely accurate model
  • never kitted before in this scale
  • contains not just the missile, but its handling trolley too
  • the camouflage options show different types of colour schemes worn
  • accurate decals with stencils
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AJ-37 Viggen ‘Attack Fighter’ 1/48 - Updated Edition Scale Barcode
100-SH48148 1/48 8594071084820

Re-release of our extremely successful model of the strike-fighter version of the Swedish SAAB 37 Viggen. A new sprue has been designed for this release which amends some flaws of the original model and offers also some new parts. The extensive instruction booklet has been revised too as well as the camouflage schemes.

Contents of the kit: eight grey styrene sprues, one clear plastic sprue, pre-coloured photo etches, decal sheet and full-colour instruction booklet. The decals cater for three machines, two of which wear camouflage scheme, the third one is in bare metal:

AJ 37 7-62, c/n 37062, call sign Gustav 62, F7 wing, Såtenäs, the 1990s. 7-62 was fitted with a later style of the ventral fin and also an air intake in the centre line pylon.

AJ 37 7-22, c/n 37022, call sign Gustav 22, F7 wing, Satenäs, 1973. During the visit at Buchel in West Germany where an air show took place in September 1973, JBG 33 and JBG 36 squadron badges were put on the tail fin. 7-22 featured a ventral fin of the early variety which was fitted to the first production AJ 37s. There were also two air intakes below the fuselage.

AJ 37 15-10, c/n 37051, F15 wing, Söderhamn, 1978. With the starboard air intake replaced with an unpainted part, it was displayed at F10 Änngelholm during an air show in June 1978. Note the two smaller underbelly air intakes and a later style ventral fin.

  • detailed and highly accurate model, arguably the very best 1/48 SAAB 37 Viggen ever available
  • precoloured photo etches
  • colour options show various styles of camouflage schemes
  • accurate decals with wide range of stencils
  • polyurethane resin sets are also available (as separate items) which will bring the level of detail even higher
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1/72 Dornier Do-27 Control Surface set for Special Hobby kit Scale Barcode
129-7410 1/72 8595593126319

New control surfaces (ailerons, wing flaps, rudder and elevators) which can be attached to the model in deployed position. Designed to fit the new Special Hobby models.

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1/72 Hispano-Suiza 12Y, French WWII Engine Scale Barcode
129-7412 1/72 8595593126326

Detailed resin cast replica of the most important French in-line engine of both the immediate pre-war and WW2 era. This engine was produced under the licence in other countries too. The resin engine comes as a one piece cast, just the cylinder head covers are separate to facilitate their painting.

This widespread engine was fitted to such aeroplanes as the Dewoitine D.520, Morane-Saulnier MS.406, Avia B-534, SB-2 and many others.

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1/72 Dewoitine D-520 Control Surface set for Hasegawa kit Scale Barcode
129-7413 1/72 8595593126333

This set consists of all new control surfaces (ailerons, wing flaps, empennage) which can be attached in deployed position.

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1/35 WWI German Mortar Crew Commander Scale Barcode
129-F35347 1/35 8595593126340

Figure of a German WW1 officer in command of a mortar crew. The figure is a one piece and has just its head and left arm made as separate parts. It nicely accompanies the CMK resin cast models no. RA055, RA058 and RA059 as well as other German artillery models of the period.

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1/72 U-Boot IX Bow Torpedo w/Loading Winch and Cart, for Revell kit Scale Barcode
129-N72019 1/72 8595593126357

Just another set in our series of arguably the world’s best resin cast sets designed for German submarine models. This set has been designed for the U-Boot Type IX and offers the modeller with the option to show in open position the deck hatch which allowed the submarine’s forward torpedoes to be put inside the vessel using a loading winch. Major parts are made of resin, the master patterns were 3D designed. Tiny parts, which would lack necessary strenght if cast too, are injection moulded into metal type moulds.

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1/72 U-Boot VII-IX Ammo and Food Supplies, for Revell kit Scale Barcode
129-N72028 1/72 8595593126364

During the war, German submarines often stayed at sea for very long time and supplies of food and ammunition had to be taken aboard in large quantity, either when the submarine was in the port or even at sea from other supply ships or even supply submarines.Now, we are bringing these food and ammo crates in the form of a nicely detailed resin set, which can be used with other models too.

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1/72 U-Boot IX Stern Torpedo w/Loading Winch and Cart, for Revell kit Scale Barcode
129-N72029 1/72 8595593126371

Yet another of the world’s best resin cast sets tailored for German submarine models. This set is made for the U-Boot Type IX and enables the modeller to open the deck hatch which was used for loading rear torpedos into the submarine using an onboard winch. The master patterns were 3D designed, large parts are cast from resin and tiny parts which could not be produced by the means of resin casting are injection moulded into metal type moulds.

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DH 100 Vampire FB Mk.52 Over Northern Sky 1/72 - Reedice Scale Barcode
100-SH72281 1/72 8594071084295

FH-1 Phantom 'First US NAVY Jet Fighter' 1/72 Scale Barcode
100-SH72332 1/72

Dornier Do 27 IDF, SAAF and Portuguese Service 1/72 Scale Barcode
100-SH72392 1/72 8594071086855


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