Monday, March 4

Preview: Special Hobby & CMK kits for March

Special Hobby & Planet Model's latest kits for March look like they have plenty of detail & great colour choices. We have picked the most interesting to show you in our preview...

Preview: Special Hobby & CMK kits for March

SNCAC NC.701 Martinet
by Special Hobby
1/48th Scale
Product Code: 100-SH48200
Price: $73.91 USD @Hobbylink Japan
The German Siebel Si 204 was developed just before the Second World War as a modern transport aircraft. The outbreak of the war meant change in the type's purpose and it began to fly for the Luftwaffe as a trainer. This variety of the Siebel was also produced in occupied countries, in Czechoslovakia and in France. And in both these countries, the production went on also after the war had ended. The French produced several various versions and even with three-bladed propellers. These airframes were exported to the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden, too.

The parts of the kit
Our model of the NC-701 Martinet transport version offers decals for a French Aéronavale option, one as used by Polish LOT transport company and finally a Swedish civilian machine.

The plastic in the kit
- Four eye-catching versions
-    contains also etches and 3D-printed parts

AH-1Q/S Cobra ‘IDF Against Terrorists’
by Special Hobby
1/48th Scale
Product Code: 100-SH48224
Price:$54 USD @Hobbylink Japan
The Israeli Air Force acquired and subsequently tested the AH-1G Cobra attack helicopters. Due to the need of helicopters capable of destroying armoured vehicles or the enemy’s fortified footholds, Israel in cooperation with its US counterpart converted these helicopters to the AH-1S version. This AH-1S airframes were equipped with the TOW missiles. Israeli helicopters still retained several features typical for the older AH-1G version helicopters. 
The kit set offers highly detailed styrene parts coming on as many as nine sprues and one with clear canopy parts. The decals sheet offers markings for three brown machines (one of which in two different forms) with two of them sporting Yellow ID “V” litres.

The parts of the kit.

External armament for SMB-2 and other IAF planes 1/72
by Special Hobby
1/72nd Scale
Product EAN: 8594071089764
Price: $16 USD @Hobbylink Japan
Two styrene sprues that contain armament used on IAF Super Mystere SMB.2 jets as well as on other aircraft of the period – two 250kg bombs, two napalm bombs each with the respective pylons, two quadruple racks with eight 100kg bomblets and a pair of Shafrir 2 AAMs with launchers and pylons.

Breda Ba.88B Lince 'Duce's Bomber'
by Special Hobby
1/72nd Scale
Product Code: 100-SH72397
Price: $30 USD @Special hobby webstore
Model of the Italian WW2 bomber twin engine bomber aeroplane. The kit consists of three grey styrene sprues, one with clear parts, decals catering for three machines with Italian markings and a full-colour instruction sheet. 
While the Ba.88 was arguably one of the most sleek Italian warplanes, its performance fell short of expectations. Nevertheless,  Breda Ba.88 bombers were operated both from Italian mainland and overseas bases in Africa.
-    interesting mottled schemes
-    masking sets and photo etches also on offer for the kit

Breda Ba.88B Lince MASK
by Special Hobby
1/72nd Scale
Product Code: 100-M72051
Price: $7 USD @Hobbylink Japan
Pre-cut spray masks for the clear canopy parts and u/c wheels of the Breda Ba.88B Lince model kits produced by Special Hobby.

Fordson WOT2D ‘Van Body’ 1/72
by Planet Model
1/72nd Scale 
Price:$26.43 USD @Hobbylink Japan

The WOT2 light truck was produced by Ford of Britain in Dagenham since 1939 in several various versions. The production in the war years gave a total of 60,000 examples that served with the British Army, RAF as well as with the Royal Navy well until the late 1950s. During the war, these vehicles offered support to British troops in Western Europe, Africa and elsewhere. They were also operated by foreign units, including the Czechoslovak Independent Armoured Brigade. Some of the WOT2s were captured by the Wehrmacht and put to intensive service. After the war the WOT2s found their way to some other armies, too.

The Van Body variety was used as a staff vehicle or as a mobile radar platform. The basis of our model is made of cast resin and the kit also offers a fret of etches and 3D-printed parts. The decal sheet brings markings for two British WOTs.

Includes resin parts, etched parts, 3D printed parts and one type of British Army decal
Two types of cargo beds are included (one without a resin top and one with a 3D printed top).
Cabin doors can be either open or closed when assembled.

These new kits are available on Special Hobby's Website or from Hobbylink Japan