Special Hobby June 2020 Update


Special Hobby June 2020 Update1/72 Piaggio P.108B
The Piaggio P.108B gets back to our portfolio again after some time. But what is new now is the nose that comes in two styles, both with and without the front turret. The main difference from the previous release, however, is the all new set of resin detail parts and a styrene sprue offering a couple of small items. All these new additions have been 3D designed.
The P.108B was the only Italian WW2 four-engined bomber aeroplane to flew long range missions against Gibraltar and targets in Africa.

a re-release offering some new parts
two styles of the front fuselage
decal sheet with four options, including one captured machine as flown by US pilots

Special Hobby June 2020 Update1/72 Grunau Baby IIB/Nord 1300 ‘Over Western Europe’
Before and during WW2, the Grunau Baby IIB became the most widely used glider around the world. It is estimated that some 6000 of them were built. Our model has been 3D designed and is injected using metal moulds. One of the three offered marking options was flown by two-time world champion in glider aerobatics Almagro Castellanos.

3D designed, metal tooling
decals for British, French and Spanish options
highly accurate and nicely detailed model

Special Hobby June 2020 Update1/72 Folland Gnat FR.1 Finnish Recce Fighter
The Folland Gnat fighter aircraft was operated mainly by the military of Finland and India. Two of the Finnish airframes were delivered in the Gnat FR.1 reconnaissance variety equipped with a set of cameras in the nose section. They were coded GN-112 and GN-113 and flew recon and mapping sorties. They, however, retained their cannon armament and ability to fly in the fighter role, too.
The model comes on three grey styrene sprues and two made of clear plastic. The decal sheet covers both Finnish recon machines.

unusual and interesting variety of the Gnat
the decals offer a full set of stencils
wide variety of wing armament
masks and detail sets also available: M72004, CMK 7332,7333, Q72236, Q72237

Special Hobby June 2020 Update1/72 Douglas DC-2 KLM 1/72

Special Hobby June 2020 Update1/72 C-33/C39 “US Transport Plane”

Special Hobby June 2020 Update1/48 F-4A-1 Recon Lightning Conversion Set
This conversion sets brings the modeller the opportunity to turn their new Tamiya P-38F/G (item no.61120) into the first combat-deployed recon version of this unique aircraft. The set consists of new resin nose parts and clear camera windows made from special, heat treated clear resin. The decals cater for a USAAF machine as operated from New Guinea and a RAAF one as flown from bases in northern Australia.

conversion set for the recon version of the P-38F/G Lightning
coontains resin parts, clear resin parts and a sheet of decals
marking options: 1x USAAF a 1x RAAF

1/72 A-20G/H/K/J Havoc/Boston Mk.IV/V cockpit
Detail resin cast cockpit with photo etches for late A-20 Havoc/Boston bombers. The set also contains the life raft behind the pilot’s office.

detail cockpit set for Special Hobby A-20 model kits
contains also a fret of photo etches.

Special Hobby June 2020 Update1/72 A-20G/H/K/J Havoc/Boston Mk.IV/V Gun turret
Detailed resin gun turret and the fuselage directly beneath the turret, designed for the late versions of the A-20 Havoc/Boston with the Martin turret and twin 12.7mm gun.

detail turret set for late A-20s as kitted by Special Hobby

Special Hobby June 2020 Update1/72 B-25C/D Nose Compartment (Bomb Aimer’s Station)
The new Airfix B-25C/D will benefit from the addition of our new set with the bombardier’s station in the nose of the aircraft. The set also brings a new bulkhead, fuselage sides, floor and machine guns. It all is accompanied by photo-etched ammo belts and seat belts.

detail bomb aimer’s compartment set for the Airfix kit

Special Hobby June 2020 Update1/72 B-25C/D Dinghy
For the case of an emergency landing on the sea, the B-25 Mitchells were equipped with a large inflatable life raft in the upper fuselage compartment in front of the dorsal gun turret. This compartment and the stowed dinghy is offered in our set.

open B-25 dorsal compartment with a dinghy.
designed for the Airfix kit
eye-catching detail, straightforward installation

Special Hobby June 2020 Update1/72 Beaufighter Mk.X Armament – Wing Gun Bays
The British versions of the Bristol Beaufighter carried six 7.7mm machine guns in their wings. The armament was placed asymmetrically, two guns in the port wing and four in the starboard wing. Our set offers these open armament bays with the cover panels and all the guns.

open gun bays in the Beaufighter wing, for the Airfix kit.

Special Hobby June 2020 Update1/72 M1278 Heavy Guns Carrier ‘Joint Light Tactical Vehicle’
An all resin kit of the new US JLTV military vehicle. The type is currently replacing the Humvee in service. The bullet proof windows are made of special clear resin. The M1278 version is fitted with an armored gun turret on the roof of the vehicle.

the first ever kit of the JLTV vehicle in this scale.
master patterns have been 3D designed.
various alternate parts such as the exhausts, winches etc.

Paul Tosney – Editor

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