Hello, dear friends!

Even before the end of the first half of this

year, we managed to move our model packaging

operation to our new facility in Sedlec. This

significantly simplifies our logistics, because

until now, we would typically move the plastic

pressings from Obrnice to Most, where they

would be packed into kits, and then transported

them to our warehouse and sales department in

Sedlec. These places are not far from each other,

amounting to a few kilometers, but it still involved

a lot of driving. Now, just one wall and two doors

separate the model packaging department from

the warehouse and sales section, and the plastic

sprues are stored across the yard. Sure, in the

big scheme of human evolution, it’s a small step,

but still, a huge help. Among other things, we

have an archive of kits that have not yet been

restored, of which there are still some sixty,

and this is a big step in their eventual return to

our range as well. The list of new releases for

July thus includes the Spitfire Mk.IXc in 1:72nd

scale, along with the Fw 190 A-4 and the Roland

C.II in 48th. A few hundred pieces are available

from each of these kits. Since we have most of

the components in stock, we practically do not

need to add anything except the sprues, and we

can afford to sell these kits at old, pre-inflation

prices. I suspect no one will mind.

Let’s turn our attention to July’s new releases.

They have been on sale for a week now, but

I don't think this will matter too much.

Model Kits

Since the first release of our 48th scale

P-51D Mustang, we’ve been thinking about how


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to handle the unprecedented amount of color

schemes of this aircraft and especially of the

centerpiece of this wealth of possibilities,

the USAAF 8th Air Force. For a long time,

I myself have toyed with the idea of a gradual

progression of attention bestowed upon the

individual Fighter Groups in my head, but there

was still a doubt as to how interesting such

a concept would be and how it would pan out.

Of course, you can imagine it with decal sheets,

but the kit is a little bit different. It would probably

be very difficult, if not impossible, to release

such a large number of kits and to maintain

a consistent level of interest in them. On the

other hand, to issue only one Limited Edition kit

dedicated to the Mustangs of the 8th Air Force

would mean barely scratching the surface of the

entire theme, while being somewhat repetitious

in covering the most famous airplanes flown by

the most famous pilots. After long discussions,

we finally decided to release three separate

items, dedicated to the three Fighter Wings of

the 8th Air Force. After going over dozens of

aircraft that offered themselves to us, we put

together a mix of ten birds that well document

the deployment of the Mustang over the last year

of the war. The fact is that we have repeated

just one previously released subject in this

kit, the famous “Big Beautiful Doll” flown by Lt.

Col. Landers. And even this was not taken over

from previous releases, but changed to a later

version of the marking. The result is a mix of

ten aircraft, some of which are the most famous

flown by the most famous pilots, and the rest,

it must be added that the majority, are lesser

known and definitely less covered Mustangs.

We assume that anyone who decides that they

cannot live without this Limited Edition release

will be able to make a choice quite easily with

this type of presentation.

However, the fine tuning of the concept of

this kit does not end there. The kit contains

only one set of sprues, so only one model can

be built from it. On the other hand, the decal

sheet is doubled up as needed for two complete

models, the stencil data and national insignia

are duplicated. If someone decides to take

advantage of this option, the Overtrees offer

will be a great way to go. And those who don’t

use it won’t lose anything. The price of the kit,

despite the large decal sheet, etchings, masks

and Brassin wheels and exhausts, all included

in the kit, remains the same as for the standard

ProfiPACK item.

And while on the subject of ProfiPACK kits,

this month we have the Rufe available, the float

version of Zero. After all, the Rufe was actually

a conversion of a Zero with the classic land

based landing gear. This kit offers five color

options covering different deployments of the

type. The second ProfiPACK release for this

month is a reissue of the 1:48th scale Bf 109F-2.

I should probably also mention that the Rufe is

in 1:48th scale as well.

In the Weekend line, those who have been

waiting a long time for a new edition of the

Bf 110 G-4 will have something to smile about.

The ProfiPACK Bf 110 G-4 kit (Cat. no. 8208),

originally released in January, 2021, is also ready

to be re-introduced to the market. This kit was

planned for January 2021 release, but December

2021 blaze in our warehouse destroyed all

unwrapped sprues, so only a small number of

packaged kits went to customers. We are now

ready for a second attempt with the with the

newly manufactured sprues. It will go on sale in

July 2023