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  1. I largely took the text from SH, with few notes where I remember Thanks for the additions and corrections V.P.!
  2. Hello to you all! Special Hobby posted on their blog a list of planned releases for 2022. 1/35 Armor SA35008 Panzerbefehlswagen 35(t) SA35009 Panhard 178B '47mm Gun Late Turret 1/72 Armor SA72027 Captured Sd.Kfz 250 SA72028 Rheinbote German WWII tactical ground to ground V4 Rocket 1/32 Aircraft SH32083 Fiat G.50B Bicomando SH32084 Manshu Ki-79 'Japanese Trainer' 1/48 Aircraft SH48053 Breda Ba-65 A-80 (re-issue) SH48160 Baltimore Mk.I/II SH48200 SNAC NC.701 Martinet SH48202 AH-1G Cobra SH48205 Reggiane Re.2000 III. Series SH48207 SIAI-Marchetti SF.260AM/M/W SH48210 Heinkel He-177 A-3 SH48211 Avro Anson Mk.I SH48212 Siebel Si-204E 'German Night Bomber & Trainer' SH48216 AJ-37 Viggen 'Strike Fighter' SH48217 Aero C-3B 'Czechoslovak Bomber-Trainer' (note: post-war Si-204) SH48218 L-4 Grasshopper SH48219 Buggatti 100 Racer SH48220 J-3 Cub SH48221 Potez 631 (New Tool) 1/72 Aircraft SH72075 CH-37 Mojave (re-issue) SH72162 Short Sunderland Mk.V 'Fighting Commies in Europe and the Far East' (re-issue) SH72291 Mirage F.1B (re-issue) SH72336 Sea Vixen FAW Mk.I/II (re-issue) SH72352 Mirage IIIC SH72406 Piaggio P.108B 'Quadrimotore' SH72415 Vautour IIB 'French Jet Bomber' SH 72425 Hudson Mk.IV/V/VI (New Tool) SH72436 Curtiss CW-21 (New Tool) SH72438 Short Sunderland Mk.I/II 'Flying Porcupine' SH72445 Tachikawa Ki-54 Otsu / Hickory 'Gunner Trainer' SH72448 Junkers Ju-87D-5 'Axis  Satellites' (Academy plastic with upgrades) SH72450 At-6B/C/D/F/G Texan SH72452 DH. Mosquito PR Mk.XVI SH72457 Bugatti 100P SH72458 Junkers Ju-87D-5/N/D-8 'Night Attack Stukas' (also probably Academy plastic with upgrades) SH72460 P-70 Nighthawk SH72462 Bf-109 E-7 Trop SH72463 Gloster Meteor Mk.8/9 IAF SH72471 Aero A11 'Blue Bird on a Long Flight Over Europe, Africa, and Asia' L-BUCD (New Tool) - plan is for a family of Aero A-11/12 SH 72152 Fairey Albacore Mk.I (New Tool) 1/72 Naval SN72007 Kriegsfischkutter Looks like some very nice re-issues, new variants of existing types, and of course exciting new models! Jan
  3. Off the cuff, Reskit does a full resin cockpit for the V, but it is also designed around the Quinta decals. They also do the cargo / crew cabin. So far Eduard have done only the IPs in their Look range, but no full cockpit (at least thus far).
  4. The September Eduard Info changed the list of camouflages. Instead of the second JX-B it has a GN-A (P3576) from 249sqn, Fl/Lt J.B. Nicolson.
  5. And one more Eduard is doing a Dual Combo titled 'Hurristory', to be released in October. Arma is also selling it with some package deals...but more importantly they also give us a glimpse of the artwork... They are listing it at €35 Jan
  6. Arma has added the schemes to the Hurricane Mk I Trop 'Western Desert' Z4615/ 6 Groupe de Chasse "Alsace", El Gamil, June 1942 (I think the link is to the right one given the artwork) V7544/TP-S, 73 sqn, P/O James Eric "Jas" Storrar, Gazala, February 1941 P2638, 274 sqn, Gerawala, April-May 1941 V7770/OS-A, 3sqn RAAF, F/O John Francis Jackson, Benina, February 1941 Jan
  7. I would expect the pricing to be quite close to their Wildcats. That would put expect the expert boxing around 20Eur with regular around 15Eur (EU prices; outside little less). But we'll have to see
  8. Another version coming soon! This time it is Hurricane Mk. I Trop "Western Desert". For now all that we know is that it will have 3 RAF markings and one Free French (depicted on the box art). My guess at the smaller ones on the side is that it might be No. 73/208/274 sqn with a blue lightning (possibly the 208th) N. 73 sqn TP-S, V7455 and one more White 6 FFAF, Z4426 It complements nicely the earlier boxing of Mk. I Trop, which features the P3731 "J" that was on HMS Argus and flew over Malta
  9. The schemes included in the Eduard leaflet are still "in progress", so we can expect some changes or additions...
  10. Arma is working on the 1/48 Hurricane Mk. IIc - I believe that they said it would be around the end of the year, possibly December. They have commented that they've had some delays due to Covid, so the Hurricane might come out early next year. I suspect that if it does well, they will do a Mk. I as well. Given the Eduad's title, I wonder if we can expect a second boxing of the Mk. IIs at some point in the future. It would be particularly awesome if they would include the external cannons for IId, or maybe even do a conversion for IV...one can dream Or perhaps Arma will get there first
  11. The late Spitfires should come back maybe toward the end of the year / early next year. My guess is that they are yet to get to these after the fire. IIRC there we should get the S-199 later this year, and the 109s F, G, K are also in the pipeline (possibly to be done again with SH). There has also been a talk of another "secret" project for later this year, probably around the now-scuttled E-Day - so we'll have to wait and see what it will be Judging by their general pattern, I suspect we can expect a lot of the 48 fighters in 72 as well, but it will probably be a while before we get there. I'd love to see them putting out the early 190s as well as the Dora in the smaller scale, but I am not sure if those are on the table at all...
  12. should be out in October. Looks like it will have resin wheels and exhausts alongside the customary PE and masks. Should be a nice boxing of the Mk.Is
  13. The F4F is on final approach Should appear at the end of June Six markings: F4F-4 Wildcat, white 84, squadron VMF-121, Cpt. Joe Foss (26 aerial victories), Guadalcanal, October / November 1942. F4F-4 Wildcat, black 8-26, squadron VGF-26, ex-Operation Torch, Guadalcanal, April 8, 1943. F4F-4 Wildcat, black 6-F-8, squadron VF-6, USS Enterprise, April 10, 1942, a week before Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. F4F-4 Wildcat, 5093 / white 23, squadron VF-3, USS Yorktown, Lt.Cdr. John S. Thach (3 aerial victories), Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942. F4F-4 Wildcat, 3512/29-GF-10, squadron VGF-29, USS Santee, crash landed by Ens Joseph M. Gallano during Operation Torch, French Marocco, November 8, 1942. Martlet II, AJ148 / Ø-7A, 888 FAA Squadron from carrier HMS Formidable, Oran, Algeria, December 14, 1942. Source: https://www.armahobby.com/70047-f4f-4-wildcat-expert-set.html?utm_source=implebot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=F4F-4&utm_term=F4F-4-announcement&utm_content=en Jan
  14. New ltd. edition boxing - ref. 70044 - Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIb trop Source: https://www.armahobby.com/70044-hurricane-mk-ii-b-trop-model-kit.html With the usual two markings: Hurricane IIb BE400 "Z" of 318sqn during the "Virile" exercise in Palestine in Oct 1943 Hurricane IIb Z5659 "WK-C" of 135sqn, P/O Jack Storey in Mingaladon Burma, Feb 1942
  15. I'm just puzzled at the price comment, tbh. Their 1/72 11c's are 14/9 Eur depending on the packaging on their website. The only item approaching 30Eur is a set with additional detail items in it. I'd say that the 10-20Eur price range for single-seat WWII era fighters is quite typical across manufacturers, perhaps even bit on the lower side. But that's just my take. I have a number of their Hurris and some of the PZL aircraft. I found them to be quite enjoyable, if perhaps not exactly up to Eduard's latest 1/48 releases. But it is certainly very well done for the scale (especially the corrugated surface of the 11c). The build is somewhat reminiscent of Eduard's kits like the 1/72 110, which are very nicely done but do have some minor fit issues and require bit more attention. As Jeff commented, however, this is still a new company and given their improvement already, I suspect that in few years we will be seeing even better from them. Also...lets not forget that Eduard will be repackaging their Hurris next year. In a way that's an endorsement of the quality of this kit, I'd say Jan
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