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1/72 - Northrop N-3PB (new tool) by Special Hobby - released

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Sources:

http://www.mpmkits.eu/2015/06/sh72250299-n-3pb-in-172-scale-first.html

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234951591-172-northrop-n-3pb-by-special-hobby-released-new-boxing-announced

SH72250/299 N-3PB in 1/72 scale - first sprue

Not a re-release of our older Northrop kit, this is a completely new tool model of the N-3PB floatplane which had so great importance for Norwegian aviation during the war. We are going to offer this model in two boxings that will come with different camouflage schemes. These two kits will be labelled as SH32250 N-3PB No.330 (Norwegian) Squadron and SH72299 N-3PB Little Norway Service respectively.

The very first test shot of the wing runner has just been made as you can see in the photos below. In the kit, there will be three styrene runners in total accompanied by a clear one.

- ref. SH72299 - N-3PB "Little Norway Service"

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Source: http://www.mpmkits.net/2015/06/sh72250299-n-3pb-172-prvni-vylisek.html

Sprue picture

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Nice kit, though I still have a handful of the previous MPM release. I much rather hope they would do this aircraft in 1/48 scale.

BTW, the N-3PB was never called Nomad.

Nils

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After the N-3PB "No.330 (Norvegian) Squadron» - ref.SH72250 - (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234951591-172-northrop-n-3pb-by-special-hobby-released-new-boxing-announced), Special Hobby is to release a new boxing from this kit.

- ref. SH72299 - N-3PB "Little Norway Service"

Source: http://www.mpmkits.net/2015/06/sh72250299-n-3pb-172-prvni-vylisek.html

Sprue picture

Doesn't look much more refined than the original version, at least judging from the wings.

I was expecing they would improve the kit.

But lets wait til it's released ......

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A definite improvement over the original MPM release.

N-3a.png

N-3b.png

N-3c.png

Chrs

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A nice kit indeed and I was wrong, it's actually a new mould ...

About a year someone posted colour pics of Norwegian marked AC stationed in 'Little Norway' does anyone remember the thread here ?

Would really be helpful, thanks in advance.

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