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  1. Reggiane Re.2005 Update Sets (for Special Hobby) 1:48 CMK by Special Hobby Special Hobby’s new 2020 release of what many consider the pinnacle of WWII Italian fighter design is a good-looking kit, but here comes a bunch of resin to make it even better. All the sets are from CMK’s Quick & Easy line in green header packs stapled together in a little bag and brief instructions that due to their simple nature are little more than diagrams of where to cut the resin away from the parts. All the set are drop-in replacements for the kit parts to improve detail with as little effort as practical, and once they are removed from their casting blocks they just slot right in there after a brief wash in warm (not hot) soapy water. Furthermore, removal of the parts is made easier thanks to the clever design of the casting blocks that minimise the contact points with the parts. Main Wheels (Q48344) Two wheels moulded on separate casting blocks that attach to the parts on the flat-spot where the wheels simulate the weight of the airframe with bulged sidewalls and flattened tread that is sensibly under-stated. Once cut from their blocks and flattened they are attached to the gear legs and doors with smooth surfaces and no annoying seams to hide. Detail of course excellent, with fine circumferential ribs and lightening holes/vents around the edge of the hub. Tailwheel with Strengthened Leg (Q48365) This set has four parts, three of which are in a stronger black resin that makes up the leg, riveted brace and the yoke that holds the wheel in place, which is moulded in the usual grey resin. This assembly is then trapped inside the kit bay parts as illustrated in the instructions (step 7 in the kit), for your ease. Supercharger Intake (Q48366) The intake that leads to the supercharger mechanism is reminiscent of the one seen on the Bf.109 and others, having a longer intake, with a fine lip and deep intake giving a very realistic look to the part. It requires just one cut to remove the casting block and fits into the socket on the side of the fuselage. Exhausts (Q48367) This set has four parts, two of which are the slots and heat deflectors around the exhausts, into which the beautifully crisp hollow 5-stub exhausts are fitted, with the two subassemblies fitted into the sides of the nose once complete. The lips of the exhausts are fine and deep enough to accept a black spot-wash once painted to give the impression of even greater depth. Conclusion A fine set of incremental detail improvements for this new kit that will improve the look immensely in whatever combination you choose, with small prices for each set. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  2. Special Hobby is to release in 2020 a 1/48th Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario kit - ref. SH48206 Source: http://www.specialhobby.info/2019/09/news-from-special-hobby-102019.html?m=1 Sword Models is the other company working on a 1/48th Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario kit: link V.P.
  3. Sword Models is to release in October a 1/48th Reggiane Re-2005 Sagittario kit - ref. SW48010 Source: https://swordmodel.cz/cs/148/148-sw48010-re2005-sagittario.html V.P.
  4. SEM Model (http://www.semmodel.altervista.org/kit_completi.html ) is to release a 1/72nd Ambrosini Sagittario I resin kit - ref. 72011 Source: http://www.semmodel.altervista.org/novita.html V.P.
  5. My gesture of self-sacrifice for the modelling community - finished just in time Sword and then RS Models released their state-of-the-art Sagittario kits. Well, at least I wasn't then spoilt for choice and yes, I still managed to use a few Pavla parts (however, modified)... Some in-progress pictures:
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