News from Special Hobby 11/2021

   The November Newsletter which you are just reading does bring not just the usual amount of Special Hobby models, masks and CMK resin sets. We are happy to point out now the premiere of the direct 3D print produced set, and there will be more of such or even complete models in the future. The direct 3D print sets can be distinguished by their orange colours so even though they will be offered among the usual CMK or Quick&Easy resin sets and under usual range of cat.numbers, whenever you see that orange colour, either of the parts themselves ort he instruction sheets, be sure that is the direct print. The future of the model accessories is Orange then.
   You will also notice that the SA72001 SS-100 Gigant has been restocked and the re-issue  of the SA72002 SdKfz 11 Leichter Zugkraftwagen 3t in 1/72 is also underway.
   There are four new H.M.H.Publications books available now.
   The pandemics situation gets much more serious again as you can see in the news every day, but we are still planning our attendance at the 2022 Nuremberg Toy and Model Fair. And we also hope we will be able to meet as many of you, our business partners, as only possible. Even if the fair cannot take place next year, let us make sure we will still be preparing new models and sets as well as re-issues of some of our attractive models. And even though the fair cannot take place, you will be kept in the loop of course!

A. Riedel


5 cm Nebelwerfer 41 ‘German Multiple Rocket Launcher’ Scale Barcode
100-SA72026 1/72 8594071088309

   The Nebelwerfer 41 six-barrel rocket launcher was one of the German weapons the Allied soldiers were terrified of across all the battlefields it was used on. The German military introduced the Nebelwerfer into the service in 1941 and it remained used until the end of the war. Firing the smoke or explosive shells had also very strong psychologic effect mainly because of the noise the missiles gave out.
   A single styrene sprue offers finely detailed parts of the rocket launcher. There are paint schemes of as many as five different Nebelwerfers, four of which were found on the Eastern front, the fifth one bearing a two-tone scheme was captured by British paratroopers in Troarn near Caen in Normandy following the 1944 Invasion. 

  • Highly detailed model
  • Interesting colour schemes
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DH.100 Vampire FB.Mk.9 ‘Tropicalised Fighter-Bomber’ Scale Barcode
100-SH72455 1/72 8594071088453

 The British DH.100 Vampire first generation jet fighter was produced in several versions both for the RAF and for export. The Mk.9 Vampires were modified for service in hot climate by adding the air conditioning unit to the enlarged root of the starboard side air intake. The version was also adapted for carrying out air-ground attacks and had underwing armament racks. Beside the RAF and RNZAF, the Mk.9 Vampires also saw service with several other air forces, this export version being named the FB.52. 
   The kit consists of two styrene sprues and a single clear sprue. The decal sheet brings markings for British, New Zealand, Jordanian and Libanese machines

  • Attractive colour schemes
  • Finely-detailed model
  • Separately available wheels (two styles) and pre-painted etches
  • October Newsletter offers canopy and wheel masking sets
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Focke Wulf Fw 189C/V-6 Scale Barcode
100-SH72432 1/72 8594071088118

  The Focke Wulf Fw 189 was produced as the Fw 189A reconnaissance and observation aircraft but also as the Fw 189B for the transport and training role. The chief designer Kurt Tank also prepared the ground attack Fw 189C version, two examples of which were manufactured bu which never reached the production as the Luftwaffe favoured the Hs129.
   Our SH72432 model kit depicts the V-6, the final prototype stage of the ground attack Fw189. The kit contains, besides the standard styrene items, also a resin cast gun sight and a fret of etches. The decal sheet brings all the markings of the prototype machine.

  • interesting version
  • never kitted before
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AH-1G Cobra ‘Early Tails over Nam’ Hi-Tech Kit
(ICM kit with new resin and PE-parts) Scale Barcode
100-SH32082 1/32 8594071088378

   The 1/32 ICM AH-1G Cobra is a very nice kit indeed and here we have made it even much more detailed by the addition of extra large number of resin parts, photo-etches and 3D printer-produced parts. All of these turn the ICM kit into a superbly detailed masterpiece which fully deserves the Hi-Tech title. The kit also contains pre-cut painting masks for both the outside and inside surfaces of the canopy.

  • Superb quality resin cast parts, 3D-printed details and photo etches accompany the original ICM sprues
  • Decal sheet with markings for four Vietnam-based machines, including accurately reproduced servicing stencils.
  • Appealing colour schemes
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SdKfz 11 Leichter Zugkraftwagen 3t Scale Barcode
100-SA72002 1/72 8595019312500

   Reissue of the German halftrack vehicle. The Sd.Kfz 11 served with the Wehrmacht and the SS forces on all battlefields from 1940 till the end of WWII. Its chassis was also used in the design of the Sd.Kfz 251 armoured personnel carrier. 
   The kit comes on two styrene sprues, along with PE parts, transparent film and rubber tracks. The decals and the instructions offer three machines. Two were used on the Eastern front, the SS machine is in a winter scheme, the Wehrmacht machine is camouflaged with stripes in three colours. The last machine belonged to the Afrikakorps and comes in a sand colour scheme.

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Casa C.212/C-41 Mask Scale Barcode
100-M72019 1/72 8594071088040

   Pre-cut paint mask for the clear parts and wheel hubs of any version of the Special Hobby Casa C212/C-41 kits.

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Focke Wulf Fw 189C/V-6 Mask Scale Barcode
100-M72020 1/72 8594071088071

   Clear parts and wheel hubs pre-cut painting mask for Special Hobby’s Focke Wulf Fw 189C/V-6 SH72432 kit as well as for the earlier MPM72516 release of the same model.

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A-26 Invader Gunner`s Position 1/48 (ICM kit) Scale Barcode
129-4432 1/48 8595593129006

    This set is a follow-up to the 4416 cockpit set designed for ICM’s A-26 kits. The set brings much more details for the compartment from which the gunner operated the remotely controled gun turrets.

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A-36 Apache / P-51 / P-51A  Mustang Control Surfaces 1/48 (Academy/Accurate Miniatures kits) Scale Barcode
129-4434 1/48 8595593129013

    Control surfaces, ailerons, rudder, elevators and wing flaps for the models of the Allison-engined Mustang fighters.

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    P-39 Airacobra Wheels (Hasegawa/Eduard kits) Scale Barcode
129-4441 1/48 8595593129037

   Detail resin wheels to make your Hasegawa or Eduard P-39 Airacobra model much better looking. The set contains two styles of the nose wheel and comes with etched wheel hubs.

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ESK 2000 B German WWII Gun Camera Scale Barcode
129-7461 1/72 8595593129105

   German gun camera that was used for the fighter pilot training, fitted externally on the wing or fuselage of single engine, single seater types as were the Bf 109 and others. Some other aircraft, such as the Bf 110 for example, could have it mounted inside the nose section.

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F-18E/F Hornet Gun Bay 1/72 (Academy kit) Scale Barcode
129-7476 1/72 8595593129044

   The set offers new, open rotary cannon and ammo drum compartment for the new F-18E/F kits made by Academy.

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Beaufighter Mk.VI/X/21 Mainwheels - Late Wheel Disk / Smooth Tyre 1/72 (Airfix and other kits) Scale Barcode
129-7484 1/72 8595593129020

   Detail resin wheels with late type hubs and weighed tyres.

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DH Chipmunk T.10 Main Wheels 1/48 (Airfix kit) Scale Barcode
129-Q48397 1/48 8595593129068

   Detail resin wheels with weighed tyres. They come in one piece, so no need to assemble from several items and they also possess much better detail levels.

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A-26 Invader Wing Air Intakes Correction Set (ICM kit) Scale Barcode
129-Q48398 1/48 8595593129075

   The wing air intakes of ICM’s A-26 Invader kits are among the least satisfactory details of the otherwise rather nice model. Our new intakes are both more detailed and of correct shape.

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A-400M Atlas book Scale Barcode
170-DH019 9782931083093

An awesome book filled with photos showing the A-400M Atlas transport aircraft in great detail. Recommended for modellers and aircraft enthusiasts alike.

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Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker E book Scale Barcode
170-DH020 9782931083109

An awesome book filled with photos showing the Russian Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker E fighter in great detail. Recommended for modellers and aircraft enthusiasts alike.

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Grumman EA-6B Prowler book Scale Barcode
170-DH021 9782931083116

An awesome book filled with photos showing the Grumman EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft in great detail. Recommended for modellers and aircraft enthusiasts alike.

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C-160 Transall book Scale Barcode
170-DH022 9782931083123

An awesome book filled with photos showing the French-German C-160 Transall transport plane in great detail. Recommended for modellers and aircraft enthusiasts alike.

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