be around in time for Christmas and will
make a great present, no? A Tempest Royal
Class boxing can be expected through the
first half of 2019, which will be a great complement to the first Mustang, a P-51D-5.
This, however, is taking me out of the realm
of this newsletter, but before we do sign
off for this month, there are two more tidbits of information I want to divulge. The
first concerns the Fokker D.VII in 1/72nd
scale, which is being finalized and would
like to see the first ProfiPACK kit by the end
of 2018. The second concerns the Bf 109G10 and more precisely, its Czechoslovakian
development, the C-10/S-99. We will be releasing a special edition of the C-10/S-99 at
E-day, 2018. I think you’ll like this. Note that
it will not be the admissions kit and will be
a normally sold item, released for the show.
This brings us to the theme of shows.
As is known, E-day this year will be held at
the convention centre in Lysa nad Labem
on Friday, September 28. This is a state holiday, so I apologize to those who cannot
take advantage of this fact and will need to
resort to taking holiday time for the show.
We will not be the only such show at this
venue this year. The Nymburk IPMS club
will be putting on a show there in June.
I recommend attending this show, and it
will give some idea of what to expect form
E-day a few months later. We will, of course
be attending other shows as well, starting
traditionally with Prosek, then at Mosonmagyarovar, in June at the aforementioned
Nymburk show, and in August we’ll be flying
to the IPMS Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona.
Then, it’s off to Plzen, then E-day, and then
Telford and Bratislava to round out the year.
There will be no Brno this year; it is being
replaced by the show at Lysa (the Nymburk
show) and there is also no Novemberfest.
The latter is going the every-other-year route like Brno.
The New Year will see an increase in the
release of BFC items. There will be stand
alone items such as publications from our
Limited Edition releases (temporarily for
EU countries only; at the end of January for
non-EU countries as well) and WET TRANSFER decals. These are made by HGW, who
makes them for our kits and thanks to an
agreement between us and Mr. Bobek (the
HGW owner) will be also offered as BFC
items. There will be other items, and we are
preparing special offers from the kit lines,
which will be sold with expanded decal options and bonus items exclusively offered to
the BFC crowd. The first such offering will
be the January release of the Bf 109G-14,
which will include a marking from JG 5 and
a resin wheels. The price will be the same
as a standard line kit release. This idea will
continue past that, and each month we
will choose one standard kit to dress up
in a similar fashion to be offered to the club.
Getting back to the publications, three have
been so far offered: HIND - Mi-24in Czech
and Czechoslovak Service, MF- MiG-21MF
in Czechoslovak and Czech Air Force Service, and The Five Hundred – the Avia B.534.
All BFC offers are limited and apply while
We should have a quick look at new releases for January. I decided not to describe
all the new items and their details starting
this month, and only point out the more
interesting of the releases. This would,
without a doubt, include the ProfiPACK
Bf 109G-14 in 1/48th scale, another in the
line of our Bf 109Gs. For those of you that
would consider this version somewhat boring, take a loser look and pay close atten-
those that have decided that they detest
our style of boxart form the very bottom
of their hearts to those that swear by them.
As you will probably guess, we belong to
the latter grouping. We choose these works
of art because we feel that they are consistent with the concept around which our kits
are designed. Incidentally, the G-14 artwork
depicts an actual event. Hartmann’s aircraft
is typically the first choice for this type.
I confess that this aircraft is as interesting
in the offered option as it was later, when
the plane was no longer Hartmann’s.
The photoetched releases for the month
that deserve mention include the sets for
the P-51D-5 from Revell in 1/32nd scale,
among others for the reason that these
have the glazed instrument dials. The same
goes for the Brassin set for the F4U-1D from
Tamiya in the same scale. I would also like to
draw your attention to the Brassin doors for
the Spitfire Mk.VIII and IX in 1/48th for our
Eduard kit. This set is interesting in that it is
being produced by popular demand and it
tion to the marking options. You’ll find that
none are boring at all. In fact, you’ll see that
they are very interesting in terms of not
only the striking quality of them, but for
their technical details as well. These are the
things that made these later versions variable and very interesting indeed. Then, you
can take part in the discussions that will entre around weather or not this or that machine had a yellow rudder or underside of
the cowling, or a yellow V under the wing,
or whether the fuselage band was yellow,
green, blue, or, God forbid, pink, whether
the tail was wooden or metal, or even if the
plane in question was even a G-14. It will
not be boring. You can also express an opinion about the boxart. This will generate its
own level of non-boring discussions from
Bf 109G-14 1/48 ProfiPACK.
includes two doors, one with and one without a crowbar. The doors are naturally also
good for the Mk.XVI. The mask sets are led
by the P-51D set for the Revell kit and is the
first of the TFace sets produced. Another interesting item among the mask sets is the
one for the B-17G anti-glare panels for the
1/48 sale Monogram (currently from Revell)
kit, depicting aircraft built at Vega.
And that is all for me now. Thank you all
for your support over the past year, and
we will work hard to continue to deserve it
going forward. Happy modelling!
Limited editon Riders in the Sky 1944 1/72.
INFO Eduard - January 2018