include pre-painted and weathered seatbelts, a reworked instrument panel with simulated glass over the dials, etc. Academy

has again released two kits of the P-47N

and F3F in 1:48th. So, for October, we’ve

got all-new and pretty innovative sets for


For the Mi-35M in 1:48th from Zvezda we

are offering photoetched sets that are an

extension of the previously released Mi-24

sets but with version-specific changes incorporated. Gone are the parts for the retractable landing gear and other items that

this version lacks, and we added items that

are unique to the Mi-35M. Likewise for the

Great Wall Hobby Su-30SM in 1:48th, we

have a set stemming from the older item

for their Su-27.

Hobby Boss has released a new kit of the

A-4M Skyhawk in 1:72nd, and this also is

the focus of a relevant photoetched set. In

the same scale, we even have a set for the

Fore Hobby Schnellboot. This kit already

includes a pretty extensive assortment of

PE details, but there are some items that

are absent. Our set fills this out quite nicely with what we consider needed details,

including pre-painted instrument panels.

Historical Articles

Historical articles have long been an integral part of our newsletters. After humble

beginnings, their frequency of inclusion

has grown, and we have gotten to the point


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where we have enough to allow us to be

picky. You also now can be picky, with respect to the ones you want to read. They are

generally submitted by renowned authors.

Judge for yourselves. The article “‘Tainan

Kokutai Markings” about Zeros attached to

this unit was written by Ed DeKiep, and the

article “The Wildcat at Midway” was penned

by another American author, Tom Cleaver. Another two articles come from local

authors, the first part of series of articles

about Paul Irvin “Pappy” Gunn was written

by Richard Plos and the sixth installment of

the air war over Ukraine series of articles

by Miro Barič, as usual. The now usual

Boxart Story short articles are shared between Richard Plos (Z-326 Trener Master

and MiG-21PFM) and Jan Bobek with his

text regarding the boxart for the A6M3 and

Fw 190A-8.

And it is still not all in this respect. We have

some articles that don’t really fall under

the historical heading per se, and these are

dedicated to an event which has its own

history, and that has the potential to become

an important piece of history within our

hobby. I am speaking of the Czech National

Championship, which this year took part

in the Prague Olympik Hotel on September 10. This is an event with a long-standing tradition going back to the seventies.

This year’s event was high-caliber. The

atmosphere was very pleasant, and the

social and competitive aspects were of

a high level. I was inspired by the event, and

I walked away with a much improved mood.

Our company continues to fulfill its obligations to maintaining the event, and in fact,

we stand behind the leadership of the Plastic Model Section of the Czech Modeler’s

Association and the host club. This year,

we even played a role as awards sponsor.

The results of our participation can be seen

in today’s articles by Jakub Nademlejnský, dedicated to the most recent National

Championship. And this won’t be the last

such event, so if you were able to attend

and you found something missing, don’t despair, recording these events will continue

in the future!

That’s it for me today. Ladies and gentlemen, I look forward to seeing as many of

you as possible on Friday and Saturday

at the Tankodrom Milovice (Milovice Tank

Training Area) at E-day 2022!

Happy Modelling!

Vladimír Šulc.

October 2022