kits, for example the aforementioned 1/48
scale Tamiya P-38J Lightning. The others
are Spitfire Mk.XVIII and F-86-F-40 Sabre,
both produced by Airfix in 1/48 scale. The
Ukrainian company ICM issued the brand
new 1/32 scale kit of Yak-9T. For it we offer
the classic set of accessories: steel seat
belts, Zoom set, the extensive PE set and
the classic PE landing flaps set. The Russian company Zvezda has released 1/48 scale Yak-9, specifically its long-range version
Yak-9D. Besides two supplementary sets
and steel seat belts from Steelbelts edition we will also offer the mask sets both
in standard and two-sided TFace versions.
Fairly rare are 1/35 scale airplane kits by
Border Models company which has released two kits so far while others are in
preparation. We are currently launching the
sale of Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 sets and
in October we will follow up with a set for
Ju-87 Stuka. I got to admit that I don’t have
much faith in the sales success of these
kits. There had been several attempts in
introducing them to the market in the past
and I don’t recall that any of them was successful. It may be different this time and
we may witness the market breakthrough.
More likely not, but you never can tell, can
I would like to point out that in September
we are adding to our new items portfolio
the unusually large number of sets for the
armor kits. There will be two sets for new
Jagdtiger by Hobby Boss in 1/35 scale. One
contains the general parts and the other
one the mud guards. Another new 1/35 scale model by Hobby Boss is Coyote TSV derived from Jackal vehicle deployed in combat in Afghanistan. Previously we released
sets for Jackal 1 and 2. The last September
new PE release in 1/35 scale is the set for
the kit of the Soviet T-70B tank by Zvezda.
The aforementioned new releases do not
represent the complete list of all new accessories sets. I hope you pay close attention
to this information and do not read the historic articles only. Well, I am an optimist,
I guess? Nevertheless, I am aware that we
release a lot of sets in a growing number of
various series. If you cannot get oriented in
them do not despair. In the upcoming Info
issues, we plan to publish the description
of each set, for what and whom it is intended and its other benefits. And if you are
still uncertain after that feel free to ask. We
will gladly give you a piece of advice. And
E-day is the right place to be where you can
see samples of our production and our designers and product managers will answer
any question you may have.
čík. Also the sixth part of the series „The
Air War over Ukraine“ by Miro Baric is here.
This story covers the evacuation flights of
the Ukrainian helicopters to Mariupol during its heroic defense. We are also adding
a sample of the book by Christopher Thomas, which is part of our LIMITED edition
kit of Mk.II Tempest. And to keep you reading there is a Boxart story, slowly making
tradition. One of our readers wrote to me
recently saying they are the great articles
for a breakfast, even better as bedtime
stories. They are short and he manages to
finish reading them before he falls asleep. One at a time of course so today’s crop
should last a week.
Plastic Modeling Championship
of the Czech Republic
I have one more topic to discuss so please
stick around and do not move on the historic articles yet. Next Saturday, September
19 the traditional Plastic Modeling Champi-
onship will take place in the Prague‘s hotel
Olympic. Eduard is one of the sponsors and
also a media partner of the event. It means
we will write about the event in the upcoming Info issues. So far, we have not been
a media partner of any similar event, so
I am proud to join hands with the event
organizers, Plastic Modelling Section of
the Czech Republic Association of Model
Builders. Besides, the main award of the
Championship is the “Ear Cup” donated by
our company. I will be the one to present
this award and I am looking forward to it.
And before that I will give the presentation
of our new items, plans, innovations, future
and so on. Similar presentation I will give
three weeks later at E-day.
And now, let’s move on to those historic articles.
Let’s have a kit!
They are, of course more interesting to
read, I agree. So, I will not hold you any longer just quickly mention what you can read
today. There is the second part of F4F-3
Wildcat story by Tom Cleaver and also another part of S-199 article by Michal Ovčá-
Z-326M, OK-OTP will fly over the Milovice Saturday afternoon. Its pilot, Milan Mikulecký, will be one
of the participants in the Friday evening discussion.