SEMIFINAL: THE THIRD QUARTER
The continuation of 1:72nd scale kits will die
off a bit in this timeframe. As is widely accepted, Eduard discriminates against 1:72nd scale
and doesn’t produce much in that size. However, July will see one more. This will by the kit
‘Zurich 1937’. The contents of the kit will include the Avia B.534 and Udet’s Bf 109V-14 D-ISLU.
The Bf 109V-14 is another of the many Bf 109Es
from Special Hobby being planned, and our racing Avia B.534 is already well known. There will
be two Limited Edition kits in July, and the other
will be Wilde Sau Episode 2, dedicated to the
Bf 109G-14/AS and G-10.
August will be a sort of an ‘American’ month,
and we are optimistic that a victory over covid
will allow participation at the IPMS Nationals in
Las Vegas. We want to come prepared. We plan
on having with us American Spifire Mk.IIs and
Mk.Vs in 1:48th scale. This has the working title
of ‘Eagle’s Call’ and will also be the premiere of
our 48th scale Spitfire Mk.V. In 1:72nd scale, we
are also planning an August release of the B-25
Mitchell, and it will be reminiscent of the B-26 kit
‘Wine, Women and Song’. I have no doubt that it
will be at least as popular. We don’t have a name
for the release just yet, but there is enough time
till then to come up with something good. We
will also bring along another Mustang. Maybe
At this point in time, September looks like the
release month for our new 1:48th scale Camel,
with supposed label BIGGLES & Co. It will be in
a league all its own, and nothing like the first Camel kit we did at the turn of the century. I venture to suggest that this will be the most detailed
First World War aircraft yet produced, bar none.
I understand that hardcore fans of WNW will
not be easily convinced, but still…I have stated
my prediction. We will do the work, and we will
do it extremely well. And for those lovers of the
classic scale that we have discriminated against,
we have one more Limited Edition kit planned.
Because the Battle of Britain is theme that we
don’t want to let go, and so that our Emil won’t
be too lonely, we will be releasing a kit of the Hawker Hurricane Mk.I along the same lines. The
plastic will hail from the Polish firm Arma Hobby.
BIGGLES & Co. SOPWITH CAMEL 1/48
CURYCH 1937 1/72
THE FINAL: THE FOURTH QUARTER
October will be a very Czech month, because,
as we all hope, October will see our next E-day.
Our plans for E-day will be disclosed further in
the January Newsletter. Right now, we are more
focused on Limited Edition kits, and if all works
out, there will be another two then. The bigger
of the two will be the Hind, based on the Zvezda
Mi-24D, with a Brassin conversion to this variant.
The contents will again contain a publication by
Jaroslav Spacek, photoetched, masks, a large decal sheet(s)…you know the spiel. It won’t be anything cheap, but it will be something sweet! The
second, smaller item will be about Trainers….
the Czech Trener, which translates into the same
thing. The first of the Trener/Trainers will offer
the Z-126 and Z-226, and, I think, sub-variants
such as the Z-226B and Z-226T. I will write about
those in greater detail in January’s newsletter,
because this is a theme with wider implications,
and for E-day as well.
In November, we will make another return to
Spitfires, and we want to time these for Telford.
The third volume in the Spitfire Story will be tit-
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