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Special Hobby
« on: March 05, 2012, 10:28:23 PM »
Special Hobby comprises several brand names including CMK, MPM, and Azur in addition to Special Hobby brand of limited run injection molded multi-media model kits. 



Modellversium.de has shared an in-box kit review of the Special Hobby 1/48th scale X-15A-2 (kit number 48008) today with images of the kit contents that includes resin in addition to injection molded polystyrene. 
 
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(Image source: Roland Kunze via Modellversium)
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 10:21:11 AM »
1/48 He-115!   :-*
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 04:01:15 PM »
1/48 He-115!   :-*

Where?  When?  Do you have confirmation?
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 04:06:44 PM »
Never mind...frantic searching found this:



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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 07:30:02 AM »



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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2012, 07:49:03 AM »


And available In The One True Scale to boot.

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012, 09:26:01 AM »

And available In The One True Scale to boot.


No. Unfortunately it is 1/72...
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012, 09:31:18 AM »

And available In The One True Scale to boot.


No. Unfortunately it is 1/72...

What took you so long Greg?  :P
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2012, 09:34:38 AM »
Was dozing... :-[
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2012, 09:36:10 AM »
Was dozing... :-[

Is it 12:35 PM? Early afternoon nap?
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 09:41:37 AM »
Not even -  it is just after 1130 here.  I was up at 0300 though...
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2013, 03:49:06 AM »
 Due out sometime in the near future is a Me 163C, in two boxings, if I read the notice right.

 http://www.hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/kits/sh72258preview_1.htm

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2013, 05:28:35 PM »
Woohoo!! 1/48 He115 is finally available.  Just ordered mine.
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2015, 07:03:33 AM »
Folks:

Rob Stevens over at West Coast Hobbys in beautiful Port Alberni, BC, is selling the SH72095 B-18 Bolo for $20.00 CDN. There is another ~20% off for the US folks via the currency exchange.  I just bought 2.



Rob says:

I have a more of these in inventory than I want  if anyone drools on your kits, tell them to send me a note “Carl Sent Me” and I’ll do the same deal .. Cheers   Rob

Website:http://www.westcoasthobbys.com/
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2015, 05:33:18 AM »
New kits:






Loving the look of those Fireflies...
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2015, 04:53:11 AM »
Is that Firefly U8 a whif ???
According to the official FAA website the U8s were converted AS Mk4s - I doubt they'd change the engine or back-seater's areas.  U9s were ex-AS Mk5s.

Think "Shackfly" would be a better name for post-WW2 versions.

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2015, 05:07:09 AM »
Is that Firefly U8 a whif ???
According to the official FAA website the U8s were converted AS Mk4s - I doubt they'd change the engine or back-seater's areas.  U9s were ex-AS Mk5s.



I have seen references (such as "Fairey Aircraft since 1915" by H.A. Taylor) that the U.8 was a conversion of the A.S.7/T.7.  This is what is represented with this kit I believe.

Also see photo below:

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2015, 05:13:15 AM »
If you really want to freak people out, try putting the late model Firefly nose on a Spitfire or Seafire...
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2015, 06:37:31 AM »
If you really want to freak people out, try putting the late model Firefly nose on a Spitfire or Seafire...

Tried it ---  nacelle is too big for a Spit ---- F-82 is another thing  ;)  (nearside nacelle in this pic below)  The nacelle happens to fit a Tempest quite well though, or the Martin Baker MB5 ---

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2015, 03:56:17 PM »
It would appear that the U8s were AS.4s with the new engine, tall fin & bubble over the rear cockpit.

The U-9 Drones were standard ex-AS.5s - only external mods were the small wingtip pods.

If putting that bearded engine on a Spitty you would need to enlarge the fin too .... but what Mark of Spit would you start with ??, surely not a Mk.Vb.

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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2015, 06:24:31 PM »

If putting that bearded engine on a Spitty you would need to enlarge the fin too .... but what Mark of Spit would you start with ??, surely not a Mk.Vb.

If you have an old Frog[spawn] Shackleton, you could try the match-up but it doesn't fit very well (already tried that too). I would use a Mk.21 or 22 or even a Spiteful, then you could just use some Attacker wings (no radiators on them) ----- the problem with using a Spitfire is it's just too small an airframe, for instance, compare a Sea Fury with a Spitfire and see what difference there is, then have a look at this pic, the engine/cowling package on the Firefly is the same power egg
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2015, 02:06:48 AM »
It would appear that the U8s were AS.4s with the new engine, tall fin & bubble over the rear cockpit.


Errr...no.  The more I look into this, it does appear that the U.8s were converted AS.7s.  And in fact, multiple sources confirm that 34 Mark 7s were actually built new as U8s.

The distinguishing features being the radiator (moved from wing to chin), canopies and tail, all of which are identical to the AS.7.  It would make absolutely no sense to retrofit the AS.4/5 so intensively for use as a target. 
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2015, 08:48:03 AM »
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2015, 05:18:21 AM »
More coming:

Fairey Fulmar Mk.I/II Hi-Tech version 1/48:


Folland Gnat F. Mk.I "Finnish and Yugoslav Service" 1/72:


Fouga CM-175 Zéphyr 1/72:
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2015, 06:59:29 AM »
A 1/72nd Gnat Mk.1? Really? Be still my beating heart......  :-* :-* :-*
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