Hataka new sets

HTK-AS80 Royal Netherlands AF paint set vol. 1

 

DESCRIPTION

Standard colours of Dutch helicopters since 1970s

Contains the following colours (acrylic paints, water-based):

HTK-A193 – Yellow Olive – RAL6014, overall colour of RNLAF Alouette III (since early-1980s) and MBB Bo-105 (from 1970s till mid-1990s)

HTK-A152 – NATO Green – FS34094 / RAL6031 F9, since mid-1990s in camo of RNLAF AS532U2 and Bo-105CB. Overall colour of CH-47D

HTK-A188 – NATO Brown – FS30051 / RAL8027 F9, used since mid-1990s in camo scheme of RNLAF AS532U2 Cougar Mk2 and Bo-105CB

HTK-A125 – NATO Black – FS37030 / RAL9021 F9, used since mid-1990s in camo scheme of RNLAF AS532U2 Cougar Mk2 and Bo-105CB

HTK-A067 – US Army Helicopter Drab – FS34031, standard overall colour of RNLAF Boeing AH-64D Apache attack helicopter (the same as in US service)

HTK-A031 – Gunship Grey – FS36118, new overall colour of RNLAF transport helicopters (AS532U2 Cougar Mk 2 and new CH-47F Chinook)

HTK-A048 – Light Gull Grey – FS36440, overall colour of NH90 NFH of Dutch Defence Helicopter Command and P-3 Orion CUP (final scheme)

HTK-A274 – Cobalt Blue – RAL5013, overall colour of Alouette III of RNLAF 300 Squadron Royal Flight („Alouette Flight”, disbanded in 2015)

 

 


 

HTK-BS20 BLUE LINE – Late WW2 Soviet Air Force paint set

 

DESCRIPTION

BLUE LINE – OPTIMISED FOR BRUSH

Standard colours of Soviet planes from mid-1943 till end of war

Contains the following colours (acrylic paints, water-based, optimised for use with brush):

HTK-B070 – AMT-12 Dark Grey – Used for upper surfaces in gray-gray and gray-brown-green schemes of late war fighters and ground attack planes

HTK-B071 – AMT-11 Blue Grey – Used for upper surfaces in gray-gray camouflage of fighter planes, including Yak-1b/3/7b/9, LaGG-3, La-5F/FN and La-7

HTK-B072 – AMT-7 Greyish Blue – Used for lower surfaces in camouflage schemes of all Soviet fighter and ground attack planes since mid-1943 till end of war

HTK-B073 – AMT-4 Camouflage Green – Used for upper surfaces in gray/black-brown-green schemes of ground attack planes (incl. Il-2, Po-2, Il-10, Pe-2, Pe-8, Il-4)

HTK-B074 – A-21m Light Greyish Brown – Used for upper surfaces in gray/black-brown-green schemes of ‚metal’ ground attack planes (incl. Il-10, Pe-2, Tu-2, Pe-8, Il-4)

HTK-B041 – Night Black – Used in black-brown-green schemes of ground attack planes (incl. Pe-8, Il-4), also on undersurfaces of night bombers

 

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HTK-BS52 BLUE LINE – Modern Royal Air Force paint set vol. 1

 

DESCRIPTION

BLUE LINE – OPTIMISED FOR BRUSH

Standard colours of RAF aircraft from 1990s till present

Contains the following colours (acrylic paints, water-based, optimised for use with brush):

HTK-B217 – BS Light Aircraft Grey – BS381C:627, used on undersides of Tornado F3 (initial, till mid-2000s) and Phantom FGR.2 (air superiority scheme, with BS626 and BS637)

HTK-B142 – Camouflage (Barley) Grey – BS381C:626, used on BAe Hawk and Buccaneer (1990s, undersides), Tornado F3 (till mid-2000s, top). Also overall colour of RAF Typhoons

HTK-B141 – BS Medium Sea Grey – BS381C:637, used on BAe Hawk (1990s, top), Buccaneer (1990s, final scheme, top). Also on Tornado GR4 and F3 (from mid-2000s, overall)

HTK-B215 – BS NATO (IRR) Green – BS381C:285, used on Westland Puma (in two-green camo) and top surfaces of Harrier GR5 (1987-95), GR7/7A and T10/12 (1990-95)

HTK-B216 – BS Lichen Green – BS4800/12B.25, used on Westland Puma (in two-green camo) and undersides of Harrier GR5 (1987-95), GR7/7A and T10/12 (1990-95)

HTK-B214 – BS Dark Camouflage Grey – BS381C:629, used on Jaguars and Harriers (from 1995 till withdrawal, undersides) and Tornado GR1/4 (from 1999 till mid-2000s, also sides)

HTK-B144 – BS Dark Sea Grey – BS381C:638, used on top surfaces of Tornado GR1/4 (from 1999 till mid-2000s), Jaguar GR1/3 and Harrier fleet (from 1995 till withdrawal)

HTK-B058 – Have Glass Grey – FS36170, standard overall colour of F-35 Lightning II fleet (all variants), including the F-35B of the Royal Air Force and RN Fleet Air Arm

 

 


 

HTK-CS67 ORANGE LINE – Modern US Army and USMC AFV paint set

 

DESCRIPTION

ORANGE LINE – LACQUER BASED PAINTS

Standard colours of US AFVs since mid-1980s

Contains the following colours (lacquer based paints, optimised for use with airbrush):

HTK-C016 – Dark Green – FS34079 (MERDC Forrest Green), overall colour of early M1 Abrams tanks. Used on part of M1 Abrams of USMC during ODS

HTK-C152 – NATO Green – FS34094 (CARC Green), used in standard NATO 3-colour camouflage. Also overall colour of Stryker IFV family

HTK-C188 – NATO Brown – FS30051 (CARC Brown), used in standard NATO 3-colour camouflage of majority of US Army and USMC AFVs

HTK-C125 – NATO Black – FS37030 (CARC Black), used in standard NATO 3-colour camouflage of majority of US Army and USMC AFVs

HTK-A153 – Acrylic Temporary White – Washable (temporary) acrylic matt paint used to cover selected areas in improvised winter camouflage of US AFVs (over CARC scheme)

HTK-C238 – Desert Tan – FS33446 (CARC Tan), initial standard colour of US military vehicles in desert conditions (with strong fading tendency)

HTK-C090 – Sand – FS33531 (CARC Middle Stone), recent (OIF, OEF) desert colour of US military vehicles. Also used for panel lighting over CARC Tan

HTK-C239 – Seafoam Green – FS24533, standard colour of interiors of US modern APCs and IFVs (including M113, LVTP7/AAVP7, M2/M3, but not Stryker)

 

 


 

HTK-CS01 ORANGE LINE – Polish Air Force paint set

 

DESCRIPTION

ORANGE LINE – LACQUER BASED PAINTS

Standard camouflage colours of Polish planes from 1919 till 1939

Contains the following colours (lacquer based paints, optimised for use with airbrush):

HTK-C003 – Silver – Used primarily for cockpit interiors, but also for lower surfaces of Polish AF reconnaissance aircraft

HTK-C010 – Dark Polish Khaki – „Polish Khaki” in dark variant used for upper surfaces of bomber aircraft (including PZL-37 Łoś)

HTK-C011 – Light Polish Khaki – „Polish Khaki” in light variant used for upper surfaces of fighter and reconnaissance aircraft

HTK-C036 – Light Blue-Grey – Standard colour of lower surfaces of fighter and bomber aircraft of Polish Air Force

 

 


 

HTK-CS17 ORANGE LINE – Modern Polish Air Force paint set vol. 1

 

DESCRIPTION

ORANGE LINE – LACQUER BASED PAINTS

Standard camouflage colours of Polish aircraft in 2000’s

Contains the following colours (lacquer based paints, optimised for use with airbrush):

HTK-C059 – Field Green – FS34095, current overall colour of Polish AF and Polish Army helicopters, including Mi-2, Mi-8/17, Mi-24, W-3 and SW-4 Puszczyk

HTK-C031 – Gunship Grey – FS36118, used on upper surfaces in modern camouflage schemes of Polish Mig-29s. Also overall colour of Polish C-130Es

HTK-C037 – Light Ghost Grey – FS36375, used on Polish Mig-29, F-16C/D, M-346 Master (Bielik) and Su-22M4 / UM3K. Also used for cockpits of F-16s

HTK-C047 – Soviet Cockpit Blue-Green – Used for instrument panels of all soviet-origin helicopters incl. Mi-2, Mi-8/17, Mi-24, but also Polish W-3 (before NVG-standard)

HTK-C054 – Grey – FS36270, used on upper surfaces in camouflage schemes of Polish Mig-29, F-16C/D, M-346 Master (Bielik) and Su-22 fleet

HTK-C089 – German Camouflage Grey – RAL7050 F9, current colour of cockpit interiors of Polish Mig-29s after overhaul by WZL-2 in Bydgoszcz, Poland

 

IBG Models COMING SOON

72035 Stridsvagn m/40 K Swedish light tank

Stridsvagn L-60 was a Swedish light tank produced in 1934, and later upgraded to Stridsvagn m/38, m/39, m/40K and m/40L versions. These tanks started the service in Swedish Army in 1939. Famous Hungarian light tank Toldi was based on a largely modified, licenced Stridsvagn m/38. Stridsvagn Tanks we also sold to Irland (2) and after World War II to Dominicana Republic (20), where the m/40L version served in the Dominicanan Civil War of 1965.72035


Japanese Type 89 Medium Tanks serial production began in 1931. It entered service in Japanese Imperial Army one year later, in 1932, and soon became the main tank of it. It required a crew of 4. Its armament consisted of Type 90 57mm gun and 2 Type 91 6,5mm machine guns. Final production version of Type 89 tank – „OTSU” was the first mass produced tank with a diesel engine in the world. Type 89 tanks of different versions saw action in the Second Sino-Japanese War, in the Khalkhin Gol battle against Soviet Union and in Second World War. It proved to be a very effective against Chinese forces but was already obsolete by the time of Khalkhin Gol and battles against Allies in the Pacific theater of WWII.

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Today we're presenting the renderings of our next new item, which will be available next week: Type 89 Japanese Medium Tank OTSU diesel.

 

 


 

72044 TYPE94 Japanese Tankette, late, with towed idler wheel

Type 94 Tankette design was based on the famous Carden-Loyd construction and entered service in Japanese Imperial Army in 1935. Tankettes of this type were supposed to function as reconnaissance vehicles, but in reality were also used as tractors (of ammunition trailers among others) or infantry support. Type 94 Tankettes were used during the second Sino-Japanese War, the battles of Khalkhin Gol and World War 2. These tanks were efficient against Chinese forces, but their armor was much too weak for the conditions of the War on the Pacific. 72044


Japanese Type 89 Medium Tanks serial production began in 1931. It entered service in Japanese Imperial Army one year later, in 1932, and soon became the main tank of it. It required a crew of 4. Its armament consisted of Type 90 57mm gun and 2 Type 91 6,5mm machine guns. Final production version of Type 89 tank – „OTSU” was the first mass produced tank with a diesel engine in the world. Type 89 tanks of different versions saw action in the Second Sino-Japanese War, in the Khalkhin Gol battle against Soviet Union and in Second World War. It proved to be a very effective against Chinese forces but was already obsolete by the time of Khalkhin Gol and battles against Allies in the Pacific theater of WWII.

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35029 Scammell Pioneer SV2S Heavy Breakdown Tractor

 

The Scammell Pioneer was a british 6×4 tractor used in the Second World War as recovery vehicle, artillery tractor and tank transporter. All Pioneers in British Army were equipped with a 102 hp Gardner 6 cylinder diesel engine, rear-wheels drive and a power winch. Introduced in 1935, the version R100 heavy artillery tractor was used in World War II to tow medium and heavy artillery. 980 Pioneers R100 were produced to the end of the war. From 1936 the British Army began to receive 43 Pioneers heavy recovery vehicles SV1S. Many of these SV1S and R100 vehicles were lost in France in June 1940, destroyed by the withdrawing troops or captured by the Germans. The version SV2S had a redesigned crane with greater lifting height and was introduced in 1938. Total of 1,975 SV2S were built. Delivery of a tank transporter began in 1937. This variant was equipped with a longer chassis for an extended cab to accommodate the tank crew. 459 of Scammels in this variant were produced.

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Works on our first 1/35 Scammell Pioneer release are going exactly according to the plan – the kit will come out on schedule in the very last days of March. In the meantime check out several colored renderings!

 

 


 

35030 Scammell Pioneer R100 Artillery Tractor

The Scammell Pioneer was a british 6×4 tractor used in the Second World War as recovery vehicle, artillery tractor and tank transporter. All Pioneers in British Army were equipped with a 102 hp Gardner 6 cylinder diesel engine, rear-wheels drive and a power winch. Introduced in 1935, the version R100 heavy artillery tractor was used in World War II to tow medium and heavy artillery. 980 Pioneers R100 were produced to the end of the war. From 1936 the British Army began to receive 43 Pioneers heavy recovery vehicles SV1S. Many of these SV1S and R100 vehicles were lost in France in June 1940, destroyed by the withdrawing troops or captured by the Germans. The version SV2S had a redesigned crane with greater lifting height and was introduced in 1938. Total of 1,975 SV2S were built. Delivery of a tank transporter began in 1937. This variant was equipped with a longer chassis for an extended cab to accommodate the tank crew. 459 of Scammels in this variant were produced.

 

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72039 TYPE89 Japanese Medium tank KOU-gasoline Hybrid-production

Japanese Type 89 Medium Tanks serial production began in 1931. It entered service in Japanese Imperial Army one year later, in 1932, and soon became the main tank of it. It required a crew of 4. Its armament consisted of Type 90 57mm gun and 2 Type 91 6,5mm machine guns. Final production version of Type 89 tank – „OTSU” was the first mass produced tank with a diesel engine in the world. Type 89 tanks of different versions saw action in the Second Sino-Japanese War, in the Khalkhin Gol battle against Soviet Union and in Second World War. It proved to be a very effective against Chinese forces but was already obsolete by the time of Khalkhin Gol and battles against Allies in the Pacific theater of WWII.

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72043 TYPE94 Japanese TanketteType 94 Tankette design was based on the famous Carden-Loyd construction and entered service in Japanese Imperial Army in 1935. Tankettes of this type were supposed to function as reconnaissance vehicles, but in reality were also used as tractors (of ammunition trailers among others) or infantry support. Type 94 Tankettes were used during the second Sino-Japanese War, the battles of Khalkhin Gol and World War 2. These tanks were efficient against Chinese forces, but their armor was much too weak for the conditions of the War on the Pacific. 72043————————————————————————–72046 TYPE94 Japanese Tankette with 37mm gunType 94 Tankette design was based on the famous Carden-Loyd construction and entered service in Japanese Imperial Army in 1935. Tankettes of this type were supposed to function as reconnaissance vehicles, but in reality were also used as tractors (of ammunition trailers among others) or infantry support. Type 94 Tankettes were used during the second Sino-Japanese War, the battles of Khalkhin Gol and World War 2. These tanks were efficient against Chinese forces, but their armor was much too weak for the conditions of the War on the Pacific. 72046


 

Sprues for the last of this months IBG Models news – 1/72 Type 89 Japanese Medium Tank, late production, diesel.

 


 

IBG Models 1/72 Stridsvagn m40/K Swedish Light Tank – Sprues. Available in a couple of days!

 

 

Thunder Model 03/2017 kits and updates

Scammell Pioneer R100 Heavy Artillery Tractor
– 430+ plastic parts, with slide and multi-side slide molded details
– faithfully reproduced and highly detailed chassis, winch and body
– accurately molded engine, cab and interior with correctly sized details and shape
– plastic molded tyres with correct pattern as documented in period photos
– PE detail sheet, scale ropes included
More details to follow, estimate release June-July 2017

 

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fujimi new kit

Chiba Maru you can not miss it! Flying dragon appears!It is!

Hello!

Velfire and Ultrahawk No. 2 which was released the other day,

It seems that it reaches many people, and I am happy! It is!

And that Velfire and Ultrahawk No. 2 shipped

Hibimaru Flying dragon is shipped the day before ♪

It was badly backed up after the one festival,

I am sorry I could not introduce properly.

I will introduce it again.

2nd Air Sentai flagship Yamaguchi Tamaki Among the helper in Chibi Maru series appeared! It is a multicolor forming snap kit, real finish by finish, even finished with unfinished finish. Adhesive is unnecessary, and by the division of the evolved parts, ease of assembly is compatible without damaging the detail. Realistically reproducing the port side bridge and the beauty as a medium size aircraft carrier while deforming.

【Chibi Maru 27 Chibi Maru Fleet Hiryu】

 


 

more info and new kits

meng-model update

Errata Notice

We have found some mistakes in the assembly instructions of the first lot of MENG SPS-038 German Heavy Tank Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Workable Tracks kits. These mistakes may mislead you during the assembly process. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. We have corrected the instructions at the first time. The corrections, including the track link number and metal pin quantities are marked with red squares in the picture below.
MENG has been devoted to releasing more interesting model kits for global modelers. We have also required ourselves to be serious and focused during work. We have felt ashamed for these mistakes. We will pay more attention to the product development and production and will not allow such a thing to happen again. We would like to say thanks for your feedback and support. We apologize again to consumers who have bought those flawed products!

 

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Special Hobby new kits and updates

Today, we would like to make here an announcement of yet another Spring 2017 release. Our 1/72 kit of the famous US Navy fighter known as the Buffalo was available in the past, now we have decided to make rather important upgrades and make a new reboxing of this classic model kit. The new release will be available under catalogue number SH72128 and will depict the Model 339-23 version with Australian and US camouflage options from "down under". This kit´s plastic parts have their origin in Sword model as well as the parts of our earlier releases which have been sold out for some time now (SH72126, SH72131, SH72133).

The new parts which have been prepared for this reboxing are the all-new clear parts as the original ones don´t stand to today´s standards. We also plan to redesign the kit´s resin parts to a higher level.

The decal sheet of this model will offer the modeller a choice of four antipodean Buffaloes, two of them directly in colours of the RAAF, the other two flying with the USAAF in Australia. Which means that the options are exactly the same as with our 1/48 SH48057 kit.

 


 

Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann "Panzerjagdstaffeln

 

Weight0.22 kgEraWord War IIScale1/48ProductPlastic kitsTypeAircraftEditionSpecial Hobby

PARAMETERS

Weight 0.22 kg
Era Word War II
Scale 1/48
Product Plastic kits
Type Aircraft
Edition Special Hobby

Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann "Panzerjagdstaffeln"

The Bücker Bü 181 was of similar design and construction to its predecessors, the famous and successful German sporting and training aircraft the Bucker Bu 131 and 133 but the new type was a monoplane with an enclosed cockpit canopy protecting the crew of two who sat side by side. The low mounted wing was of wooden construction with plywood and fabric skinning while the fuselage mid section consisted of tubular steel framework covered with fabric and the rear fuselage was a wooden shell.

The flying qualities of the new machine were found to be excellent and, following thorough flight testing by the German Ministry of Aviation it was introduced into service with the Luftwaffe as their standard training aircraft with official name `Bestmann'. Production commenced in 1940 and there were two main versions, the B and C which differed due to their powerplant being either a Hirth HM 500 A or B. The need for training aircraft grew as the war progressed so the type was not only produced by the parent Bücker company in Rangsdorf, but Fokker in the Netherlands and Zlin in the then Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia also set up production lines too. After the end of the war, the Bucker Bestmann continued to be produced in liberated Czechoslovakia for the military and also civil aviation markets, with several different powerplants installed. During the war, licence production of the Bestmann was also carried out in Sweden as the Sk 25 and in 1950 Egypt`s Heliopolis Aircraft Works obtained licence rights for Czechoslovak the Z-381 to produce its own version known as Gomhouria (or "Republic") powered by a Walter Minor 4-III engine.

Although it was primarily a trainer the Bü 181 Bestmann was also used for light liaison duties but towards the end of the war as things proved more desperate for the Germans it was even pressed into action as a ground attack aircraft armed with either four anti-tank grenade launchers or Panzerfausts, with two mounted on each wing, or even three 50kg bombs carried in a special rack. A large number of Bestmanns were pressed into service with the British Air Forces of Occupation (BAFO) immediately after the war as light liaison aircraft and were later passed on to the French. Those machines of Swedish, Czechoslovak and Egyptian origin flew until the 1960s and some of them can be seen in the sky even today.

This reissue of our 2016 kit brings three airframes operated by the Panzerjagdstaffel unit, all of them in a standard Luftwaffe colour scheme. One of the machines has an interesting fate as it was used by a crew defecting to Switzerland at the end of the war. Three sprues of plastic parts accompany a set of resin and PE parts.

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Go Modelling 2017 in Wien is soon coming up – https://tinyurl.com/jgwlly9 and on this occasion we are offering you the oportunity to preorder our products.

We will have our complete our complete range of products with us, but if you want to be sure, that you get the kit your heart desires you can preorder now.

At the check out of your order select personal pick up at the exhibitiond and add the note: Go Modelling. This oportunity applies only on our products and its necessary to pay beforehand.

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We announce that we offer the very last pieces of FMA IA-58A/ D Pucará Still Flying and Caproni Ca.310 Libeccio “Italian & Spanish” R !

There won't be any more pieces and this is the last oportunity to buy these kits.

FMA IA-58A/ D Pucará Still Flying info: https://tinyurl.com/h85yvaf

Caproni Ca.310 Libeccio “Italian & Spanish” R info: https://tinyurl.com/z5da3gm

 

 


 

L-13 Blaník

 

PARAMETERS

Scale 1/72
Era Post War
Product Plastic kits
Type Aircraft
Edition Special Hobby

L-13 Blaník

In 1954, Czechoslovak gliding enthusiast together with VZLU's (Research Aviation Institute) chief designer Ing. Karel Dlouhy begun the development of a two-seater glider for advanced training. The first of two prototypes was test flown in March 1956. The production of the modified glider started in 1957 in Let Kunovice aviation factory. This company had produced these all metal high-wing gliders, designated the L-13 Blanik, until 1978 with total of 2616 gliders produced. The modernized L-13A version was produced during 1981-82 period in small batch using strengthened wing taken from engine powered Vivat gliders. The Blanik, thanks to its flying characteristics and durable all-metal structure, was popular and widely exported to all continents except Antarctic. It was flown or still flies in forty countries of the World.

The kit´s sprue with styrene parts and a clear canopy part are produced from the tools originally owned by now non-existent Profiline company. The decal sheet and marking options cater for two gliders operated in the Czech Republic, one colourful machine flown in Eastern Germany in the late 1960s and one Australian Blanik with interesting registration VH-GPS.

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IAR-81C Rumanian Defender

 

PARAMETERS
Product Plastic kits
Type Aircraft
Edition Special Hobby
Scale 1/32
Era Word War II

In the late 1930s, the Polish PZL P.11 and P.24 all-metal, high wing fighter planes were produced under licence by IAR, Industria Aeronautica Romana. Using the P.24´s fuselage structure, a new fighter plane was created by a design team led by Ion Grosu and the plane was named the IAR -80. The new fighter had performance approaching that of contemporary foreign designs like the Hurricane, P-36, MS 406 and Bf 109D. Various changes to weapons led to the IAR-80A, B and C sub-versions, and also the IAR-81C which was designed for fighter-bomber role during spring of 1941, although it served in both air interceptor and ground attack roles. The IAR-81C was the most numerous sub-version to be produced (from no 300 to 450), deliveries starting early in 1943.Total production for IAR-80/81 series totalled around 450 units, but ceased (as well as the production of the Bf 109 type that only had just begun) after the American bombing of Brasov factory, on April 16th, 1944.

The Romania Air Force´s fighter and ground attack units were equipped with the IAR80/81 type right from the beginning of the country´s involvement in the Second World War and until the end of hostilities. The first fifty IAR-80 airframes were in service during the attack against the Soviet Union on June 22nd, 1941. The IARs of the 6th Group (61st and 62nd squadrons) and the 8th Group (41st and 60th Squadrons) were engaged Stalingrad front during the autumn of 1942. August 1st, 1943 saw IAR-80 & 81s defending the Ploiesti oil plants from attack by USAAF B-24 Liberators, during “Operation Tidal Wave”, when the Rumanian fighters downed some of the heavy bombers. On June 1Oth, 1944, IAR-81Cs from 6th Fighter Group confronted P-38 Lightnings belonging to the USAAF 82nd and 1st FG (American pilots mistakenly reported having fought Fw 190s).

Rumania joined the Allied powers in August 1944, and changed back the national insignia worn by its aircraft from crosses to traditional blue, yellow and red roundels. Being under Soviet command, the IAR-80/81 units saw combat over Hungary and later also during the liberation of Czechoslovakia over the areas of Moravia and Slovakia, where they enjoyed and suffered their final victories and losses. Remaining airframes of the 80/81 type kept on serving in Romania until the 1950s, some of them also being rebuilt in 1950 to advanced trainer version known as the IAR-81DC.

Beneath the kit box lid with eye-catching action picture a combat-engaged IAR aircraft, the modeller will find five sprues with inject-moulded styrene parts, some of them made using metal tooling moulds, a clear cockpit canopy and several other clear parts, nicely detailed resin parts and a set of PE parts. The decal sheet printed by Italian Cartograf in superb quality caters for four Romanian machines, three of them bearing war-time crosses and the last one in post-war scheme with Romanian roundels.

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FUTURE MODELS 4/2017

100-SH72356
Bolton Paul Balliol "Civilian and Foreign Users" 1/72

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100-SH48180
model 239 Buffalo "Taivaan Helmi over Finland" 1/48

 

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100-SH48178
Junkers Ju 88D-2/4 1/48

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Tamiya new kit soon

1/12 Motorcycle Series No.1

Yamaha YZR500 Grand Prix Racer
Item No: 14001

 

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Length: 174mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.
Reintroducing Our First 1/12 Motorcycle!
1981 saw the start of the now-legendary Tamiya 1/12 Motorcycle Series, with the release of this assembly kit of the Yamaha YZR500 Grand Prix Racer. The yellow No.1 YZR500 was the champion machine of star American rider "King" Kenny Roberts, who was champion for Yamaha 3 years running from 1978 to 1980. This high quality model reproduces the YZR500's advanced mechanics and top-class design to an incredible level of accuracy. Details include the four cylinder, two-stroke water-cooled 500cc engine mounted in a twin loop, square section frame as well as the smooth cowling that hugs the rider and protrudes slightly over the rear wheel. High quality Cartograf decals are included for enhanced realism.