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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2015, 09:07:31 AM »
Finally, a Gnat F.1!  About time...

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2015, 12:03:34 AM »
Need, need, need, need, neeeeeeeeeeeedddddddd that Gnat!

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2015, 04:40:57 AM »
New ones for you 1/72 weirdos aficionados:



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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2015, 04:48:26 AM »
Personally though, I am looking forward to this pair:

1/48 IMAM (Romeo) Ro.43 “Red Striped”:



1/48 IMAM (Romeo) Ro.44 “Italian Float Fighter”:

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2015, 04:41:36 AM »
Coming soon:

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



1/48 L-39C Albatros:

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2015, 09:42:53 AM »
Latest email special from Rob Stevens @ West Coast Hobbys:

We have Special Hobby kits SH48158 and SH48135 Grumman Guardians on sale @ $39.00 Canadian until Sunday Oct 25th. These kits WILL NOT be going to the SALE section of the site at that time.

For our US subscribers, the kits make a fixed rate postage of $16.23 anywhere in the US. Remember, a request for quote dosen't cost you anything ! .. A nice kit but BIG and takes up a lot of much needed shelf space for new issues. Good deal for the US members.

Cheers  Rob

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2016, 07:39:26 PM »
The Special Hobby October newsletter has just been published.

It is available here.
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2017, 03:06:03 AM »
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2017, 02:14:24 PM »


Bastards, trying not to buy kits being as we're 'retired'. 💀
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2017, 05:10:35 PM »
Styrene & I'd be interested. :)
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2017, 02:26:12 AM »
I still have my 1/48 Kora version:

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2017, 12:15:39 PM »
Does anyone know if their various Spitfire Mk.21 kits include both the five-bladed prop and the three-bladed contra-props?  The art for the various boxings seem to show one or the other and I was interested in knowing if both were on the trees in all the boxings.

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2017, 01:43:44 PM »
Does anyone know if their various Spitfire Mk.21 kits include both the five-bladed prop and the three-bladed contra-props?  The art for the various boxings seem to show one or the other and I was interested in knowing if both were on the trees in all the boxings.


Which manufacturer are you asking about.  Special Hobby's Spitfire Mk.21 has both props in it:


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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2017, 02:03:28 PM »
I was asking specifically about Special Hobby's various Spitfire Mk.21 kits; some box art has five-bladed props and other art has three-bladed contra-props.  Good to know the kit has both.

Thank you.

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2017, 07:49:46 PM »
SH is great for extra bits. Their 1/72 Seafire MK.46 come with two fuselages. And the same sprue Rick just posted. The MK.47 has only one fuselage.

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2017, 10:30:35 PM »
Does anyone know if their various Spitfire Mk.21 kits include both the five-bladed prop and the three-bladed contra-props?  The art for the various boxings seem to show one or the other and I was interested in knowing if both were on the trees in all the boxings.

Evan

Just got my box out ( the 91 Sqd in WWII boxing) to confirm and the answer is "yes they do". You get 5 blades + spinner etc for the options in the box and then 6 blades + spinner etc as unused parts.

Chris

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2017, 03:30:16 AM »
1/48 IMAN Ro.37

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2017, 07:26:09 PM »
Here is the HAL Ajeet (SH72370), which will come out this November. Its the Indian licenced version of the British fighter Folland Gnat.
The boxart was painted by Standa Hájek

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2017, 08:44:39 PM »
I built the standard version of the Gnat and it's a superb kit. Fit is up there with the best of the manufacturers. Definitely SH's best so far.

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2017, 05:04:10 AM »
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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2017, 04:28:02 AM »
Coming soon. January 2018. There will two boxings.



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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #46 on: January 30, 2018, 08:21:47 PM »
Decal sheet for SH72297.

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2018, 05:14:54 AM »
Just in time for Allies '46!

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2018, 02:05:39 AM »
Yay!

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Re: Special Hobby
« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2018, 02:42:28 AM »
The droptank (or whatever that is under the fuselage) looks like it could be the intake for an engine. Stupid spot due to FOD issues, but some German toilet paper designs had a belly intake.