the Austro-Hungarian battleship Viribus
Unitis in 1:350th. Also worthy of attention are sets for the PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydett
from ICM in 1:32nd scale and Su-27 and
Su-27UBfrom Kitty Hawk in 1:48th. Also
in this scale, there are sets for the Revell
Beaufighter Mk.IF and the SBD-2 Dauntless from Academy. In 1:72nd, we have
focused on the Arma Hobby Wildcat
Mk.VI, which is a company that is reaching
new levels with each release. In 1:35th,
we then have the StuG.III Ausf.G and the
M60A! from Takom covered. In the Brassin
line, I can suggest a look at the sets for
the P-38H (Tamiya, 1:48th), the MiG-19
(Eduard/Trumpeter, 1:48th) and the first
for the Z-37A Cmelak (Eduard. 1:72nd).
We have some interesting decal sheets
coming out for the September released
Adlergriff, the Bf 109E, in 1:32nd scale.
Of course, there are too many new accessory items being released to mention here,
but their descriptions are supplied within
the pages of this newsletter.
I have hinted at some changes that are
slowly being implemented here and that
will be implemented over the course of
next year. I am introducing them a little at
a time, so as not to overload anyone all
at once. I think that these are all positive
developments, and we aren’t planning
anything nasty for you. Changes will also
come with regards to contests. In the recent release of the Special Newsletter,
I indicated some changes in the way E-day will be run. For those who didn’t read
the Special Newsletter, I will summarize.
After the successful Plastic Model National Championship, which was also an improvised event brought on by the current
situation at Hotel Olympik, there is a developing understanding being forged with
the governing body of the SMCzR and the
National Championship component of
E-day. The contest under E-day, until now
run under the Hobby category, has had,
to put it mildly, a lax attitude on the part
of the SMCzR, and this supports the notion of a separation into a new contest. So,
it is my privilege to announce the death
of the Hobby category at E-day, and at the
same time, to announce the birth of the
Czech Model Masters, with the intention
of becoming the most lucrative event of
its kind in continental Europe. This is intended to become a contest that will be
talked about, written about, and will be
worth winning. We are expecting to attract the best modelers and the best models. So, see you next year!
Unfortunately, some events have announced their cancellation, so there is
some bad news to go around as well.
These include Go Modelling in Vienna,
and it looks like the end for this year for
Kit Saloon in Nymburk, and we are doing the same with ModellBrno. The good
news is that we are trying to come up with
a worth alternative and I will touch on this
again in a future edition of this newsletter.
Today, we will also implement a small
change to the newsletter itself. These
newsletters are sort of like Czech movies.
They don’t really finish, they just sort of
stop. From now on, the newsletters will
end with a feature titled TAIL END CHARLIE. It will be an ‘in closing’ sort of thing,
and it will come from the editors of the
newsletter, Jan Zdiarsky, Jan Bobek and
Richard Plos. Today’s inaugural feature
will come from Jan Zdiarsky.
That’s it from me for now. I hope you
enjoy the read, and that you find inspiration from a study of our new releases that
are now being released as we go forward.
INFO Eduard - November 2020