News from Special Hobby 01/2022

   It is my pleasure to use this opportunity now to say our huge thank you to all our customers for their cooperation and support in 2021. The year that has just passed was a very successful year for our company and we hope for no less in the new year, too. Why so? Well, do believe me that all the models we have in the pipeline for 2022 are no less attractive than those we released past year. You can start looking for the whole new family of the 1/72 MirageIII/5 kits, yet one more version of the massive (and massively successful, too) 1/72 Sunderland kit, believe me or not, the first releases of the two-stage Mosquitos are expected as well. The SH team are also working on a new Hudson tooling, and mentioning the quarter scale, we will have for you the gun turret- and bomb bay-equipped version of the Siebel Si 204E/Aero C-3B and also a whole new Baltimore in several versions, plus the Piper L-4, SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 and a somewhat improved Heinkel He 177.  The crème de la crème will no doubt be the1/48 scale AH-1G Cobra kit. And no worries here please, the Q version will be released as well, just a bit later. Work on the Fiat G.50B Bicommando has also already started, plus on one surprise thing, which allow me to mention sometimes next. Our list of models scheduled for this year’s release is in the attachment to this Newsletter. The coming CMK resin sets as well as the direct 3D print sets will be made public bit by bit during the year.

A. Riedel

SPECIAL HOBBY PLASTIC MODEL KITS

Bugatti 100 Racer

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100-SH72457 1/72 8594071088477

   In the pre-war years, Ettore Bugatti, a very wel known racing car designer, took the opportunity and decided to turn his attention to aviation too and come with a concept of a racing aeroplane which was to win the then rather popular Deutsch de la Muerthe races. At first, the plane was to be fitted with just one engine, this was later reconsidered and two powerplants were used, placed asymmetricaly in the sleek fuselage, each one driving its propeller – these were two, counterrotating. In this shape, the plane was even supposed to break the world speed record. The aeroplane was finished and prepared just before the war broke out, but had to be put out of the sight of the advancing German army. As of now, the Bugatti prototype is placed on display at the EAA Aviation Museum in the USA.
   This kit contains two styrene sprues and a single one with clear injected canopy. As the machine was in blue overall scheme with no markings at all, the kit has got no decal sheet. The schemes are two though, the other one representing a fictitious scheme.

  • has never been released as a plastic kit
  • interesting, unorthodox construction
  • detailed PUR air intakes

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Short Sunderland Mk.V 'Fighting Commies in Europe and the Far East'

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100-SH72162 1/72 8594071086794

   The model of the iconic British flying boat has been restocked in an amount limited to 500 examples. The content of the kit is: as many as eleven, really, styrene sprues, including one with clear parts, a small resin part and a fret of etches. A full-colour instruction booklet and a decal sheet with four marking options, one as flew and fought in Malaya, the other one from Korea, another one which took part in the famous Berlin bridge operation plus a French machine operating from Lanvéoc-Poulmic French naval aviation base in 1951.

  • Superbly detailed model, accurate dimensions and shape
  • Fine and crisp recessed panel lines 
  • Large decal sheet with a plethora of stencils, printed by Cartograf
  • Three RAF marking oprions, plus another one as flown with the French Aeronavale
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Panzerbefehlswagen 35(t)

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100-SA35008 1/35 8594071087975

   The Skoda Lt.35 tank, designed and built in Czechoslovakia, was introduced to service with the German Wehrmacht as the Pz.35(t). The Germans had some number of the tanks converted to commander vehicles, designated the Befelswaggen Pz.35(t) and put them to action alongside the standard Pz.35(t) tanks in France in 1940 and a year later in the Soviet Union.
   The model of the command vehicle comes on five styrene sprues and also contains etches and resin parts. The decal sheet offer two Wehrmacht options, one tank as it fought in 1940 France, the other from the June 1941 attack on the USSR.

  • Nicely detailed model
  • A fret of etches and a set of resin parts already in the box.
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SPECIAL MASK

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Bugatti 100 Mask

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100-M72035 1/72 8594071088491

Pre-cut paint mask for the clear parts and wheel hubs of 1/72 Special Hobby Bugatti 100.

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RESIN KITS & SETS

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15 cm TbtsK C/36 ‘WWII German Atlantic Wall Gun’

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129-MV126 1/72 8595593128924

   German naval gun in the standard style gun turret was originally developed as main armament of German destroyers and secondary armament of heavier vessels including the planned battle ships of the Kriegsmarine. Following some modifications due to trouble with the the destroyers’ centr of gravity, majority of the built gun turrets was used in the concrete casemates of the Atlantic Wall. The guns were used both in the open fire positions and the reinforced concrete bunkers. Finely detailed resin cast parts come with a fret of etches.

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F-18E Super Hornet Cockpit 1/72 (Academy kit)

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129-7475 1/72 8595593129136

   Resin cast cockpit oozing with fine details, designed for the new Academy F-18E Super Hornet model.

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Spitfire Mk.VC Cockpit 1/72 (Airfix kit)

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129-7485 1/72 8595593129198

   Detail-cramped resin cast set for the new Airfix Spitfire Mk.VC model. Direct replacement to the complete styrene cockpit which lacks many of the details.   

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Spitfire Mk.VC Wing Guns (two guns) 1/72 (Airfix kit)

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129-7486 1/72 8595593129204

  Open cannon compatments and 20mm ammunition boxes for the new Mk.VC Spitfire as produced by Airfix. This set is designed for Spitfires with two 20mm cannon and 4 .303 machine guns.

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Spitfire Mk.VC Control Surfaces 1/72 (Airfix kit)

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129-7487 1/72 8595593129211

   Flaps down, separate ailerons, separate elevators and rudder, this is the content of our Control Surfaces set.

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Spitfire Mk.VC Wing Guns (four guns) 1/72 (Airfix kit)

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129-7493 1/72 8595593129228

   Open cannon compartments and 20mm ammunition boxes for the new Spitfire Mk VC from Airfix. This set is meant to be used with the 4x 20mm cannon variety.

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3D Printed Parts

Small  Arms for the Volkssturm Set I. 1/35

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129-P35001 1/35 8595593129235

  This set is the very first one of the new 3D range of products. The main difference is that now these sets are made directly on a 3D printer, but you can work with them the same way as you are used do working with the resin cast sets. This set brings nicel detailed fire arms of the German Volkssturm in the 1944-45 period. The set contains two MP3008 submachine guns of the second production style, one with metal arm rest, the other one with ersatz arm rest made of wood. Furthermore, you will also find in the set the 6.5mm Karabiner 409(i) – one of the most widely used Volkssturm rifles, originally the Italian Carcano Moscheto modelo 91 carbine. The final item in the set is the MG81, originally an aircraft machine gun, adapted for ground use, with a bi-pod.

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Comments

  1. "Our list of models scheduled for this year’s release is in the attachment to this Newsletter." Where is the attachment ?
    Regards and all the best for 2022.

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