package of a beautiful airplane, and
each marking is more attractive than
the last. Details may be found elsewhere below.
In the ProfiPACK line, we have prepared another in the family of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190As, this time the dash six.
As with all of the other kits in this line,
the version specific details are diligently addressed and represented, and the
model allows construction with one
of two types of wings used, and with
the internal doors of the wheel well,
or without. With the marking options ,
we did what we could, and I think the
efforts have paid off very nicely. In the
Weekend Line, also in 1:48th scale, we
have the Tempest Mk.V Series 1, with
the standard two marking option, and
in this case, both from the Invasion time
Turning our attention to accessory items, the offerings list is rich this
month, given that new kits for accessory items are not that quick in coming at
the moment. Among the photoetched
and masks, I would like to draw attention to three sets for the RYEFIELD MODELS kit, for which we are releasing our
sets for the first time. Two sets are for
the Panther Ausf.G and one for the Tiger
I. Accompanying these in 1:35th is a set
for the M 108 105mm/L30 howitzer for
the kit produced by AFV Club. Among
aircraft kits in 1:48th, the He 111Z from
ICM gets attention this month, and
these are, among other things, quite
complete. Of course, the same can be
said for the sets for Dragon’s Ju 88G-6,
which have been redesigned and are
being released in an updated guise. The
sets for the Airfix Lightning F.2A are interesting. Due to popular demand, we
are offering sets for the Hobby Boss Me
262A, and worth pointing out are the
Fw 190A-6 and Tempest Mk.V Series 1
sets. In 1:72nd scale, we have June releases for the ICM Po-2, the F-35B from
Academy, and a set in the soon to be
expanded photoetched offerings for
the B-26B/C ‚Wine, Women and Song‘.
For the ship people amongst you, there
is a new set of flags of the German Imperial Navy in 1:700 and in 1:350. Check
out the expanded list of new mask sets,
including the ones in the TF line, many
of which are updates of older sets.
In the Brassin line, I would like to introduce five new LooKs and LookPlus
items. In 1:72nd scale, there is a nice
set of engines for the B-26, also intended to complement the new ‚Wine, Women and Song‘ Limited Edition release,
usable, obviously, for the Hasegawa kit
as well. Interesting and unique are the
set of bronze landing gear legs for the
B-17G in 1:48th scale (for the HKM kit).
INFO Eduard - June 2020
It is not, and it will not be, an inexpensive affair, but it is a quality affair that,
I hope, will find its customers and will
help the kit. On the other side of the
price scale, we have the new wheels for
the Tiger Moth from Airfix in 1:48th scale. Also covering the HKM 1:48th scale
B-17G, we have a set of the defensive
guns, a rather expanded set in its own
right. And while on the subject of weapons, we have the usual assortment of
such items to be hung under your projects, and this month we have four in
both 1:48th and 1:32nd scales.
Also noteworthy this month are the
new decal sheets that are out. Besides
three sheets of Lozenge patterns and
tape sections for the Fokker D.VII, there
are two sheets for the Spitfire Mk.VIII,
designed primarily for the May released
Weekend Edition kit of the Spitfire Mk.
VIII, and one set is for the Tamiya P-38F/G, also in 1:48th. All of these sets
stem from decals that were in our previous kit releases, and in the case of the
Lightning, with new markings. I suggest
a gander at these new sheets, as these
are now representative of our approach
to aftermarket decal sheets that are intended to expand the options available
for, first and foremost, kits of our own
production. But, not limited to kits of
our production. These will cover kits
from other manufacturers as well. Prior to the outbreak that now grips the
world, there was a rather passionate
discussion regarding our sheets, and
this came to a very favourable conclusion at the get together at Artur , so now,
everyone can test them for themselves
to see what they have to offer. In my
opinion, they offer up a lot.
In May, we re-released two sold out
best sellers, the Bf 109G-10 Erla (82164)
and DU DOCH NICHT!! (11137). Currently sold out is the 1:48th Limited Edition
Lysander, and the MiG-21PFM (70144)
in the 1:72nd scale ProfiPACK line. Both
of these will make a return appearance
in the second half of June.
Check out all the new items that are
coming for July, too. I suggest a good,
close look at Wilde Sau/Epizode One:
Ring of Fire. Whoever amongst you likes Messerschmitts, will be in heaven.
In the Brassin line, we will see the impatiently anticipated engine for the P-51D.
In photoetched, masks and Brassin
items, we’ve got the new Mi-24V from
Zvezda covered. Big Eds will see the
first of the 1:48th ones for the B-17G,
and there will be a new BigSin after a
long pause, this time for the 1:48th scale Tornado GR.1/4. The million dollar
question right now concerns the IPMS
Nationals in San Marcos in Texas, and, if
yes, weather or not we will attend. My
feeling is that it will be cancelled, and
we will, obviously, not be there. And if
that does, in fact, become the case, it
will be time for another virtual contest.
We are also getting ready for our event,
the ‘Lost Postman’. On the time of coronavirus, it’s tough to see into the future, and it makes it difficult to plan, but
come what may, the summer with Eduard will be interesting.
PS. August will be good, too. The Spitfire Story and VLR, Tales of Iwo Jima.
Both in 1:48th. Know what I’m talking