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  1. Special Hobby is to release a new tool 1/72nd FMA (Fábrica Militar de Aviones) IA-58A Pucarà kit - ref. SH72389 Source: http://kitchecker.com/unterwegs_2018_1/toy_fair_2018_1.htm V.P.
  2. At the risk of over stretching myself, and realising that I haven’t even attempted to start the Vanneau, I am declaring this second build as a further entry in this GB. It will be Special Hobby’s Mirage F.1AZ as operated by the Gabon Air Force. It will be a further member of my Gabonese collection. Aside from the Starfighter I reckon the F.1 was/is the best looking Cold War fighter ever! I have amassed a wealth of aftermarket, including the Decal set from LF which, it has to be said, isn’t great :(. I will be back to this very soon Martin
  3. Hello all. Sometimes in this world, something happens which makes you feel very lucky and privileged indeed. Last Sunday, I was at an outing with my model club, when one of our members asked a colleague if he knew anyone who would like to build this - and produced the 1/72 Special Hobby Vickers Vildebeest MkIII. My colleague took one look at the box, and unerringly pointed in my direction, straight between my eyes! 'HIM!' he said. I had a look in the box, but I was already hooked! I had wanted to build one ever since I heard about the fact that Azur-Frrom had produced an injection-moulded one (I had toyed with the Contrail vacform idea but never got one). I first heard about it in a copy of SAMI from August 2011, and I still have the copy waiting for a re-read (which has now been done). Well, I had a natter with our club member (Paul) and found out that a friend of his wanted him to build it but it was not his speciality, so that is why he asked around. I hope to do a good job with this (Paul and his friend have said it is okay for me to do a WIP on here). This is the boxing I have been given: It contains a supply of nice injection moulded parts: And some photo-etch and resin: A good transfer sheet with an amended #13 transfer - the original was too big (a carry over from the Azur-Frrom issue): And this is the markings I have been asked to do: Paul's friend's father (if I remember correctly) flew these in Singapore in the silver finish. I am glad about that as my head still hurts after reading about three threads on camouflaged Vildebeests! I popped a request for help in the 'Interwar' section in this Aviation Forum, and have been given some guidance and also some images which will help me out, including the fact that it does not seem to be an overall silver, but has some areas of Cerrux Grey, ala silver-doped Swordfish. I am looking forward to this, but with a little trepidation as it is for such an important reason! More in a mo, Ray
  4. Special Hobby is to release in 2022 a 1/72nd Junkers Ju-87D-5 Stuka kit based on the Academy Ju87G-2 kit. Source: https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77712&start=7020#p2450454 V.P.
  5. Special Hobby is to release a 1/72nd Bugatti-De Monge 100P racer kit - ref. SH72457 Source: http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2020/Nuernberg_2020.html More about this racer a/c: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_Model_100 V.P.
  6. F-18E/F Hornet Control Surfaces Set (7477 for Academy Kit) 1:72 CMK by Special Hobby This set allows all the wing control surfaces and the rudders to be positioned as the modeller wants. These jets are often seen on carrier decks with everything extended. All of the kit control surfaces will need to be cut off to use these. This set arrives in CMKs normal plastic/card box. The parts require minimal clean up from the casting blocks all on the edges that attach to the airframe, and all look to be top quality. This will add something extra to your kit Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  7. After the Dassault Mirage F-1, Special Hobby is to release a complete family of 1/72nd Dassault Mirage III/5 Nesher/Dagger kits. Sources: http://www.specialhobby.info/2018/10/special-hobbys-new-172-mirages-iii-5.html http://www.specialhobby.net/2018/09/special-hobby-pripravuje-modely-mirage.html First 3D renders of MIIIC and CJ V.P.
  8. P-40K/M/N Warhawk Late fishtail Exhausts (Q72396 for Special Hobby Kits) 1:72 CMK Quick & Easy by Special Hobby Exhausts are one of the things which look a great deal better in resin than injected plastic. Here the exhaust stubs are in pairs and must be added to their manifolds, a little fiddly in this scale but well worth the effort. The parts are very well cast. This set arrives in CMK’s Quick and Easy green backed envelope. it requires minimal clean up from the small casting blocks. This will add something extra to your Warhawk. Review sample courtesy of
  9. DH.82 Tiger Moth Correction/Update sets (For ICM) 1:32 CMK by Special Hobby The new ICM Tiger Moth kit was a welcome addition to their 1/32 line of new tool aircraft. CMK now bring us some update sets for this kit. All are cast to their ususal high standards. Main Wheels & Tailskid (5139) This set brings us the main wheels with sag in the tyres (perhaps a bit too much?) there are also two different sets of inner wheel hubs, and three different sets of outer wheel hubs including a pair with the DH logo, There is in addition a new tail skid from a harder resin material. Instrument Panels with Compasses and Coaming (5140) This set replaces both cockpits instrument panels and coamings. There are new compasses included with OE mounting brackets. A sheet of decals provides individual instruments for both panels. Luggage Box (5137) If you want tot open up some panels on your Tiger Moth then this set allows you to open up the luggage area behind the rear cockpit. As well as all the structure for the area an item of luggage is also provided to fill the bay. Correction Propeller (5138) This is a new drop in replacement propeller with separate front and rear hubs. Review samples courtesy of
  10. Bf 109E Engine Set (7455 for Special Hobby & Eduard Kits) 1:72 CMK by Special Hobby As nice as the new Special Hobby 109s are the engine in the kits is a more basic plastic one. Here in their CMK line they now bring us a resin engine and a pair of cowls for the kit. Some modification of the kit parts will be needed, but this is only minor. As well as the engine and cowl you get a new engine firewall (to which the kit instrument panel fits), new engine bearers and exhausts. Once in the aircraft there are also a pair of machine guns which are prominent on top of the engine when the cowl is removed. There are also a couple of smaller engine parts including a tropical filter. This set arrives in a sturdy box with some foam peanuts inside to protect the contents. The parts require minimal clean up from the small casting blocks, and all look to be top quality. This will add something extra to your 1/72 109. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  11. SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 Duo Pack & Book (SH72451) 1:72 Special Hobby The SF.260 was designed by Stelio Frati as a three seat aerobatic aircraft designed for the sport aircraft market. It was designed for full IFR flight and with a capability similar to some military aircraft. It was these qualities which caused it to be favoured by Air Arms as a trainer and even light attack aircraft. Production was originally by Aviamilano with the first flight in July 1964. SIAI Marchetti soon after purchased the rights to the design and production continued by them until being bought by Aermacchi in 1997. Both piston engined and turbo prop aircraft were developed. Aermacchi continued production on taking over the company. The Kit This is a brand new tool for 2020 from Special Hobby, with two kits in this box for the early, and later bulged canopy Aircraft. The quality is fist class with crisp moulding and fine engraved panel lines. Given the small size of the real aircraft, in 1/72 the model is quite diminutive. each model arrives on two main sprues and a single part canopy. There are further small sprues for different aerial configurations and weapons. In this boxing there is a small fret of PE parts and some resin parts including rocket pods. Also included are a set of masks for the bulged canopy, and two for the normal canopy. Construction starts in the cockpit. The instrument panel is first mounted to the centre console with two different panels in the kit depending on your preferred decal option. The instruments are provided as decals. The console is then fitted to the cabin floor and the flight controls added in. Next the two front seats and rear bench type seat go in. All being provided with decal belts. The rear bulkhead is fitted along with the shelf which goes behind the rear seats. The cockpit can then go into the fuselage along with the front bulkhead. No mention is made of nose weight though I would highly suspect it will be needed. The single part main wing can then be fitted to the fuselage making sure to fit the nose gear well in the front section of it first. At the front the engine face and prop can be added, and on the tips of the wing, the tip tanks. These are followed by the tail planes and the single part canopy. The landing gear and doors can now go on. Depending on your decal choice aerial are fitted where needed. Lastly if doing an armed version the pylons can be added. The kit provides rocket pods on the sprues and in resin for the aircraft. Markings The glossy decal sheet is printed in house and looks sharp and in register. There are eight decal options available from the decal sheet. Only the first scheme uses the Bulged canopy, hence why there are two of the early canopy so two versions can be built from the box. A secondary sheet provides stencils, walkways and seat belts The eight options are; ST-34 Red Devils Aerobatic Display team. No.5 Sqn Belgian Air Force, 2015 White S, No.4 Sqn Rhodesian Air Force, Thornhill 1978 FAB-184, Bolivian Air Force, 1980. 91-0779/2-779, Turkish Air Force, Izmir Cigli AFB 2011 N405FD, Sky West Aviation Inc, Trustee , USA This flew with Air Combat USA. 70-21/M.M.54437 70 Stormo, Italian Air Force, Wearing special Black & Gold Scheme to commemorate the Squadrons 50th Anniversary No.603 Free Libyan Air Force 2018 TS-TBP W41-5034, No.14 Sqn Tunisian Air Force 2008 Book Included with this package is the Duke Hawkins Aircraft in Detail Number 016 from HMH publications. This is a 90 page book printed glossy paper featuring the SF-260 in use around the world. As well as Airframe detail along with lots of action shots the book looks at the Cockpit, Landing Gear, and maintenance of the aircraft. This is a comprehensive walkaround publication and brings a great deal to this package. Conclusion It is good to see a new tool out of this much used trainer/light attack aircraft. The double boxing with the HMH book, and eight new decal options is very welcome. Very highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  12. Special Hobby is to re-re-release (Original thread link) its 1/72nd de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F.Mk.3 kit - "European and American Users" - ref. SH72453 Source: https://www.specialhobby.net/2021/07/sh72453-dh100-vampire-mkiii-european.html Box art V.P.
  13. After the 1/72nd kit (link) Special Hobby (SH) is to release 1/48th SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 kits. First boxing - ref. SH48207 Sources: https://www.specialhobby.info/2020/09/siai-marchetti-sf260-new-148-and-172.html https://www.facebook.com/specialhobby/posts/1010336579406702 V.P.
  14. A little history... In 1949 the front-line fighter of the RAAF was the Mustang, and the first Vampires were starting to arrive (the RAAF's first jet fighter). Advanced training and refresher training for fighter pilots was being carried out using CAC Wirraway aircraft, but the Wirraways were not able to train pilots in the full syllabus required by fighter pilots, since they were not fitted with gyro-stabilised gun-sights and they could not carry rocket armament. So in December of 1949 the RAAF Director of Technical Services wrote to RAAF Headquarters on behalf of the Air Member for Technical Services with a request to enable a full syllabus of training to be carried out with Wirraway aircraft by fitting the following items: An AN-N6 Cine Camera Gun (as an alternative to the G.45 gun cameras already fitted); A Gyro Gun Sight (Mark 2D Series 2 or 3) in lieu of the Reflector Sight installed by Wirraway Order No. 134 (offset to the left to enable the instructor in the rear seat to have an unobstructed view when using the Aldis sight); Rocket pods (zero length rails) to enable the carriage of 6 rockets (3 under each mainplane) in such a manner as they do not interfere with bombing and gunnery installations; and Provide remote controls in the rear cockpit for the operation of the VHF set installed by Wirraway Order No. 173 (which only specified operation from the front seat). It was requested that the Air Armament School (AAS) at East Sale be instructed to carry out a prototype installation, and that Technical Services officers would visit if assistance was needed. This was seen as an urgent training requirement, and the AAS prototyping was requested as soon as possible. The Mark 2D Gyro Gun Sight and the AN-N6 Camera were both designed for 24V operation, requiring voltage boosters to enable them to be operated from the Wirraway’s 12V electrical system. Tests were required to determine if the power from the Wirraway’s engine-driven generator would be sufficient for these extra items and their voltage boosters. The requirement that the RP installation should not interfere with the existing bombing and gunnery installations was ambiguous, as it did not specify if the aircraft should carry under-wing gun packs (which were already fitted to all Wirraways at this time) and RP rails at the same time, or if the gun packs could be swapped for RP rails. The prototype installation carried out at AAS followed the second of these interpretations. Records show that Wirraway A20-729 was used for a mock-up installation and A20-723 was modified for the full installation and flight trials. The first flight with the new equipment fitted was carried out on 20 July 1950 at East Sale. The first rocket firing was carried out during a flight on 24 July. Further successful firing tests were carried out in July. But the program was discontinued and no other Wirraways were fitted with this capability. I've uncovered a sketch of the proposed rocket installation by the AAS, but I've never come across photos of the aircraft or the trials. So I'm basing this build on "educated speculation". So I'm planning to model A20-723 fitted with six RP-3 rockets on zero-length rails, a gyro-stabilised gun-sight and an AN-N6 gun camera on the wing centre-section. To duplicate this aircraft, I'll need a Wirraway kit, and ideally some rockets plus a gyro-stabilised gun-sight. The Wirraway will be the 1/72 Special Hobby kit (in all its flawed glory). Looking at my stash, the gun-sight and zero-length rails will come from a Tamiya F-51 kit and the RP-3 rockets will come from a Valom Bristol Buckmaster (why do I have two of those in my stash???). Here's where the fun will begin: First up is to construct the fuselage frame and detail the cockpits. Here are a couple of photos of the start of this process, alongside a scratch-built fuselage frame I've made for an MPM Wirraway I'm also building. Important to note that we must ignore the kit instructions here... Wirraways were all silver inside, no C364 "interior green" at all. None. Everything was silver, except black instrument panels, black electrical panels, and various red and yellow highlights for controls. No "interior green". And another view showing the instrument panels. You can see that the framework tubes are fairly chunky and SH have not replicated the framework too well. Several extra tubes have been added, and some real tubes are missing. Plus the foot-troughs should be discontinuous, not one long trough as the kit provides. But I'm living with it for this model... definitely changing it for my 1/48 and 1/32 builds...
  15. Potez 25 B2 Polish Jupiter "Against The Tide" (SH72416) 1:72 Special Hobby The Potez 25 was a French single engined, two-seater biplane designed in the interwar period and used widely by air forces around the world. A flexible design, the Potez 25 was used in a variety of roles, including as a fighter, bomber escort, light bomber and reconnaissance platform. The A2 variant was primarily a reconnaissance aircraft, powered by either a 520hp Salmson 18Cmb radial engine, a Lorraine 12Eb inline engine or a Hispano Suiza 12Jb engine. The Potez 25 had a range of 373 miles and a maximum speed of 132 mph. Armed with 7.7mm machine guns, it was also capable of carrying 200kg of bombs. Curiously, the aircraft could quite easily be converted from biplane to parasol-winged monoplane and served with the Romanian Air Force in this configuration. In total, over 4,000 examples were built, including many under licence. The Aircraft was license built in Poland for the Polish Armed Forces. 47 aircraft were powered by a 313 kW (420 hp) Gnome-Rhône 9Ac Jupiter radial, as the original engines were unavailable in Poland. They were in service at the time of WWII where they were outclassed by more modern German Aircraft. The Kit The Potez 25 has not been brilliantly represented by kit manufacturers over the years. The last time I remember reviewing one was a fancy mixed media kit released by Grand Models around three or so years ago. Now Azur Frrom have stepped up to the plate with a modern, injection moulded kit of the type that offers both Hispano and Lorraine engined versions, this is now followed by is new boxing from Special Hobby featuring the Jupiter engined aircraft as used by Poland. Inside the box are five frames of grey plastic and a single clear frame, as well as photo etched parts and decals. The plastic parts are all nicely moulded and have plenty of fine detail. Construction starts with the well-detailed cockpit. This sub-assembly is made up of the floor detail, seats, instrument panels, control columns, rudder pedals and the podium and machine gun for the observer/gunner. The cockpit sidewalls are packed with detail too. Once complete, the cockpit detail is sandwiched between the fuselage halves and the underside of the fuselage, which is separately moulded. The engine cowling is next. The inner struts fit inside this structure and tiny holes must also be drilled in pre-marked points in order to accommodate the rigging. Once complete, the cowling/forward fuselage can be joined to the main section of the fuselage which, in turn, can be joined to the lower wing (or blanking piece if building one of the Romanian parasol-winged monoplane versions). The upper wing joins to the fuselage and lower wing via a system of struts. There are different struts for the monoplane version. No jig is provided to help with alignment, so this model may be better suited to experienced biplane builders. The landing gear uses a similar system of individual struts. The instructions recommend making pins from brass rod to strengthen these parts and you will need to source this yourself as none is supplied. The main wheels benefit from some photo etched detail to represent the spoked wheels. More photo etched parts are used to represent the elevator control parts and the locating points for the rigging. Finishing touches include auxiliary fuel tanks and four small bombs. A choice of three different propellers is included, with helpful notes to explain which belongs to which of the different aircraft represented on the decal sheet. Decals Three decal options are provided; White 26 - Training Sqn, 1st Air Regiment Polish Air Force, Deblin 15th September 1939. Captured by the Germans. White 188, Polish Air Force. This Aircraft was damaged and subsequently captured by the Germans. Probably 42-285 Damaged at Torun Airfield during a German Air Raid on the last day of the war with Poland. Later captured by the Germans. The decals are nicely printed in house, and the colours look nice and bold. Conclusion The kit is very nicely detailed indeed, although I have to say it probably isn't ideally suited to biplane virgins. That said, if you take your time and pay attention to the instructions, you should be rewarded with a really appealing model. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  16. Supermarine Sea Otter Mk.I/ASR Mk.II "Foreign Service" 1:72 Special Hobby (72431) The Se Otter was developed by Supermarine from its famous predecessor the Walrus. As a longer range Sea Plane the main difference is the arrangement of the engine from the pusher as seen on the Walrus to the more conventional puller. The Sea Otter was the last Sea Plane to be designed by Supermarine, and the last biplane to enter service with the RAF & FAA. Despite the prototype flying in 1938 it was not ordered until 1942 with only 292 of the nearly 700 ordered being produced before the end of WWII. Many aircraft were sold and used in civilian use post WWII with conversions to passenger and freight transport for remote locations being done. The Kit This is a re-release of the Azur Ffrom kit originally from 2011. The kit arrives on 4 spures, a clear spurue, A sheet of PE, a bag of resin parts and a cockpit film. Construction starts with the interior. Two seats complete with PE belts are made up these are fitted to the cabin floor along with all of the internal bulkheads. The instrument panel with its POE part and film goes in. The two rear windows go into the fuselage halves from the inside and then the fuselage can be closed up around the cabin interior. Now the tailplanes and rudder are fitted to the completed fuselage before work can start on the wings. Both the upper and lower wings are 3 part. There is a single upper with left & right lowers. The engine pod fits under the top with with the engine, cowl, and exhaust being in resin. The lower wing is attached to the main fuselage and then the upper wing is fixed on with all of the struts. There are shallow locating points for all the struts. Under the lower wing the stabilising floats can be fitted along with a pair of resin & PE bomb racks. At the rear the tail wheel is added and the main wheels are also built up ad added. To finish up PE & wire (not supplied) hand rails are fitted to the front and rear fuselage. These were used in SAR operations. A full rigging diagram is provided if the modeller wishes to rig the finished aircraft. Decals Three options are provided on the decal sheet, these look to have been made in house, they look to be in register with no issues.: Mk.I, 8S-10 8S Sqn, Cat Lai Air Base, French Indo-China 1949. Mk.II ASR - Dutch Navy 1950. Mk.I JM833 Danish Navy, Copenhagen 1947. Conclusion This is a good kit of an overlooked aircraft. The fabric effects are well represented without being overscale and there is a fair amount of detail. With some care this will build up into a good looking model. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  17. After the 2020 newsletters (link), here's the first one from SH for 2021. Newsletter January 2021 https://www.specialhobby.info/2021/01/news-from-special-hobby-012021.html V.P.
  18. Beaufighter Mk.21 Conversion Set (4406 for Revell) & British Hedgehog Exhausts (Q38386 for Revell) 1:48 CMK by Special Hobby Revell released a new tooling of the Beaufighter in 1:48 in 2018, with a few reboxings happening since then. There are some additions and conversions not yet covered though, and Special Hobby have identified a few areas that could be of use to us modellers. DAP Beaufighter Mk.21 Conversion Set (4406 for Revell) The Mk.21 was a variant made in Australia where it saw extensive service against the Japanese forces, fitted with Hercules XVII engines, four .50cal machine guns in the wings, plus four 20mm cannons in the nose that gave it a deadly punch, tightly concentrated centrally in the direction of flight. They could also carry torpedoes, HVAR rockets and small bombs under the wings. It was referred to as the DAP Beaufighter, as the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) were the instigators of the type, while the Japanese had the name “Whispering Death” for it, thanks to its fast, silent and deadly approach. Fewer than 400 were made from 1944 and remained in service until after the war in the Pacific ended. This conversion set arrives in a small cardboard box, with a bag of resin and vacformed parts within, another bag with two small sheets of decals, plus a short instruction leaflet. The exhausts are replaced by resin short hedgehog units of two different styles, and the nose is given its hump by cutting the front off the kit canopy just forward of the windscreen, plus a little of the nose skin as per the accompanying diagram. The resin nose hump fits into that space and the kit canopy is reused after its trimming. The DAP specific observer’s dome in the fuselage spine is supplied as two vacform parts, of which you only need one unless you make a mistake. Fill the depression in the vacform with Blutak and cut it carefully, checking fit frequently as you go along, trimming it as necessary. The decals are printed by Special Hobby, and have good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin gloss carrier film cut close to the printed areas. The red centres are missed off the roundels by design, as any red on a wing could be mistaken for a Japanese Hinomaru in the excitement of combat. There are decal options for two of the type, which were painted in a foliage green colour all over. From the set you can build either of the following: SK-N/A8-116 dubbed Babs/Pistol Packin’ Gremlin, NO.93 Sqn., RAAF. Borneo, Aug. 1945 DU-A/A8-27, named Rockabye Babey, Morotai, 1945 The set shouldn’t tax the average modeller, with just the observer blister perhaps giving a little pause for thought. Don’t be too concerned, just treat it like any other modelling task and take your time. British-type Hedgehog Exhausts (Q48386 for Revell) This set from CMK’s Quick & Easy range arrives in CMK's familiar clear vacformed box, with the resin parts safely inside, and the instructions sandwiched between the header card at the rear. It includes two resin Hedgehog exhausts that replace the kit parts if you are building the new(ish) Revell kit as an airframe that utilised them. They are drop-in replacements and a diagram on the instruction sheet shows just how easy it is. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  19. Special Hobby is to release a 1/72nd Tachikawa Ki-54Hei (Ki-54c) "Hickory" kit - ref. 72270 Source: http://www.specialhobby.info/2017/05/models-in-progress-update-vol3.html Mould clear parts tooling block V.P.
  20. After the 1/72nd kits (link) Special Hobby is reported working for 2020 on a 1/48th Bell AH-1G Cobra/Sea Cobra family. Info obtained from a Special Hobby representative at IPMS Belgium National/Plastic & Steel 2019. To be followed. V.P.
  21. Kukkopilli (literally ”rooster whistle”) is a type of rustic vessel flute. Much like ocarina, it is a hollow body of fired clay, producing a sound when blown into. Depending on the design, kukkopilli may produce one or few notes. It always has a distinct rooster shape, else it would just be an ocarina with limited scale. Wikipedia has a quite representative picture of kukkopilli. They come in several sizes, and frankly, most of the are more ornamental than musical. The largest I’ve seen was about foot tall and very elaborately decorated; smallest was about the size of a thumb. They typically produce a fairly high pitched sound which to some was similar enough to the wizzing of a twin Turbomeca Marboré turbojets in Fouga CM 170 Magister, hence earning the Fouga it’s nickname in finnish service - kukkopilli. The type was also referrered just as Fouga. Finland procured 18 French built planes and a building license at the end of the fifties. Over the next ten years a total of 62 Fougas were built in Finland. They were in use for 30 years, replaced by BAE Hawk in the 80s. About 20 were sold to civilian buyers, some transferred to museums/memorials and the rest scrapped. My godparents lived near the approach to Pori airfield. Visiting them as a wee kid in the late 70s/early 80s I remember seeing (and hearing) Fougas either landing or taking off. It was probably the first aeroplane I could recognise and name. I’ll be building Special Hobby’s take on Fouga. I have the ”German, FInnish and Austrian” boxing of the kit and my intention is to do this OOB. I am ignorant of any mistakes in the kit and intend to stay that way . Decal sheet looks nice and provides for one finnish plane, namely ill-fated FM-65, which was one of the planes built in Finland. Ten Fougas were lost in fatal accidents, FM-65 being one of them. I’d rather have built one of ”survivors”, like FM-51, but the kit decals will do. This will be slow build. I have other builds in progess and I’ll try to finish them first. I’ll work on this while paint dries on the others. Cheers, -M
  22. Special Hobby is not only working on a 1/72nd Dassault Super Mystère SMB2 kit (link) but also on a 1/48th one! Yesss. The subsidiary question is when as the SH kits development delays are often really slow. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235011761-we-need-it-in-148th-the-smb2/&do=findComment&comment=2570698 V.P.
  23. DH.82 Blind Flying Hood (Q48382 for Airfix) 1:48 CMK Quick & Easy by Special Hobby Blind flying hoods are used on Training aircraft to simulate instrument training while not having to fly at night or in bad weather. On the Tiger Moth this fits stowed behind the rear cockpit and pulls forward. This set arrives in CMK’s Quick and Easy green backed envelope. it requires minimal clean up from the small this casting block. This will add something extra to your Airfix Tiger Moth. Net photo to show n use from The History page on DH.82 N-5490 Review sample courtesy of
  24. Fouga CM-170 Magister Canopy Masks (M72017) Special Hobby 1/72 Special Hobby are now also offering a new set of tape masks for their excellent Fouga Magister kit which will help a great deal with the masking. Review sample courtesy of
  25. Fouga CM-175 Zephyr Canopy Masks (M7201 Special Hobby 1/72 Special Hobby are now also offering a new set of tape masks for their excellent Fouga Zephyr kit which will help a great deal with the masking. Review sample courtesy of
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