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Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32

Special Hobby Hawker Tempest MkV “High Tech” edition 1/32 (a quick look in the box)

 



Most people here will build one special hobby model in their life time. Not many will build two however in fairness SH offer the builder the chance to build some otherwise unavailable subjects. They are by their nature going to be short run with no frills attached but then to some the idea of putting all the parts in a box with a tube of glue, shaking the box for 3 minutes and opening it to find a nicely assembled model is attractive and for these people God gave us Tamiya.

Some of us however need a challenge and a sense of achievement! As kids we jumped in the puddle not walked around it, we climbed over the fence while other used the gate and we held our hands over candles to prove we could take pain…….Nowadays we don’t need to do this, Companies like SH put pain in a box for us and some of us still have to prove we can take it.

But wait !! this box is full of niceness! the mouldings are very sharp, the clear parts thin, extra, detail is added with resin wheels, gun sights and seat. There are PE frets for seat belt buckles and the harnesses themselves are micro fibre cloth. There are 3 sheets of decals and one sheet of masks for those who have trouble with canopy frames. Surface detail is ultra-fine and what’s this ?? all parts now have locating pins.

In short Special Hobby has come of age with a cracking model for the 21st century of an aircraft that has been over looked by the shake and bake producers over the years in 1/32.

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Broncos Stug IIIE

Recently released by Bronco we have a Sturmgeshutz IIIE in 1/35 scale

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3DBattleArt

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Today I would like to introduce you to a new endeavor from one of our own, Ian Hill. 3DBattleArt.

The premise behind this endeavor is to present a piece of art for the "Man Cave" although with the number of talented women modelers in our midst that term will probably need to be reconsidered. I really don't know a lot about art, but I do know what I like and when I first saw pictures of what was being created they grabbed me at a visceral level and I knew I had to have some.

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Nuts and Bolts Volume 36

Volume 36: Büssing's schwere Pz.Spähwagen Part 2 - schw.Pz.Spähwagen (7,5 cm) (SdKfz.233), schw.Pz.Fu.Wg (SdKfz.263) (8-Rad) & Panzermesskraftwagen is quite a mouthful but its all good.

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Russian Brass- detail sets from Master

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