Special Hobby Jan 2021 Update

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1/72 Focke Wulf Fw 189B-0/B-1 ‘Luftwaffe Trainer’
The twin-boom Focke Wulf Fw 189 was not just the Fw 189A reconnaissance aircraft, there were also several ground-attack prototypes and a batch of Fw 189B training aircraft which differed from the recon version by having a streamlined fuselage nacelle able to carry a crew of up to five trainee pilots. The undercarriage as well as some minor details on the engine nacelles were of a different style, too.
A kit of this plane was already offered in our Condor range long time ago. Now it is going to get back, after almost a decade – with a new sheet of decals and resin air intake parts which were not included in the original kit. The kit marking schemes offer three various machines, two grey overall and one wearing the standard Luftwaffe splinter scheme – this one has been based on a couple of photos taken at Prague-Ruzyne airfield.

unusual version of an unusual aircraft
interesting, so far unknown scheme
separately sold spray masks

1/72 EoN Eton TX.1 / SG-38 ‘Over Western Europe’
Model of the German SG-38 school glider wearing colour schemes of foreign operators. The SG-38 was the most widespread school glider of the inter-war period as well as during WW2. It was also manufactured in the UK as the Eton TX.1. The colour schemes bring two British planes, and a Swedish, Belgian and French ones. The box contains – a styrene sprue with nicely moulded parts, a sheet of decals and an instruction booklet.

Interesting colour scheme of various operators
Finely detailed model
Unusual appearance

Paul Tosney – Editor

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