Newsletter 036: Unknown heroes

Unknown heroes

Unknown heroes
There is a huge list of unknown heroes in aviation world, whose great deeds are often consigned to oblivion. Same thing happens also in scale modeling world: all those decals, photoetched parts, resins, all those kits that we enjoy so much have been thought, designed and manufactured by people giving their best every day to make our hobby exist, grow and become even more interesting. They are our unknown heroes :)

The new products that our beloved heroes brought this week come in the shape of photoetched parts sets from Eduard Big ED series for the P-47 in 1/48 scale and the Spitfire Mk IX in 1/32 scale by Tamiya. And also in different scales, a few sets for the A-4 by Trumpeter, the P-61 by Hobby Boss, and Hasegawa P-47, Spitfire Mk IXc and Phantom.

A few decorations including decals and masks in 1/48 scale by the unknown heroes at Montex Masks, for decorating the P-40, P-47, Storch and the gorgeous Mustang.

And coming from the far east, the 1/72 scale Lancaster by Hasegawa, that has dethroned indeed the old Revell and Airfix kits.

Thank you, unknown modeling Heroes, for making us happier every day :)

Eduard: Big ED set 1/48 scale - Republic P-47 Thunderbolt D-25 - Guadalcanal - for Tamiya kit

Reference: BIG4801

This BIG ED set includes the following Eduard references:
  • 49198: P-47D gun bay 1/48
  • FE197: P-47D placards 1/48
  • 49240: P-47D-25 1/48
  • EX010: P-47D-25 1/48
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Hasegawa: Airplane kit 1/72 scale - Avro Lancaster B Mk I / Mk III - RAF - Guadalcanal 1942 and 1943 - plastic model kit

Reference: 00553

The amazing British four-engined bomber from the Second World War, now reproduced by Hasegawa in 1/72 scale. A huge box with 278 parts that has dethroned the old Airfix and Revell kits. Do you dare to face the challenge?
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Eduard: Big ED set 1/32 scale - Douglas A-4 Skyhawk E - for Trumpeter kit

Reference: BIG3326

Inside the box, you'll find the following references:
  • 32299: A-4E armament TRUMPETER
  • 32304: A-4E landing flaps
  • 32305: A-4E slats
  • 32501: Remove before flight
  • 32719: A-4E interior S.A.
  • 32724: A-4E Escapac IA-1 seatbelts
  • 32730: A-4E exterior
  • JX125: A-4E
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Eduard: Big ED set 1/32 scale - Northrop P-61 Black Widow A/B - Guadalcanal - for Hobby Boss kit

Reference: BIG3331

Inside the box, you'll find the following references:
  • 32333: P-61A/B exterior
  • 32344: P-61A/B undercarriage
  • 32341: P-61A/B engine
  • 32770: P-61 seatbelts
  • JX153: P-61A/B
  • 32769: P-61A/B interior S.A.
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Eduard: Big ED set 1/32 scale - Republic P-47 Thunderbolt M - Guadalcanal - for Hasegawa kit

Reference: BIG3272

Inside the box, you'll find the following references:
  • 32204: P-47M undercarriage 1/32
  • 32616: P-47M interior self adhesive 1/32
  • 32200: P-47M exterior 1/32
  • JX081: P-47M 1/32
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Eduard: Big ED set 1/48 scale - McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II B - for Hasegawa kit

Reference: BIG4820

Includes the following references:
  • 49009: Remove Before Flight 1/48
  • 48434: F-4 F. O.D. 1/48
  • 48462: F-4 exhaust 1/48
  • 49015: F-4 ejection seat grey 1/48
  • FE243: F-4 placards 1/48
  • 49260: RF-4B 1/48
  • EX078: RF-4B/ E 1/48
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Eduard: Big ED set 1/32 scale - Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX late - Guadalcanal - for Tamiya reference TAM60319

Reference: BIG3286

Including these references:
  • 32249: Spitfire Mk. IX exterior 1/32
  • JX103: Spitfire Mk. IX 1/32
  • 32246: Spitfire Mk. IX landing flaps 1/32
  • 32667: Spitfire Mk. IX late seatbelts 1/32
  • 32670: Spitfire Mk. IX late interior self adhesive 1/32
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Eduard: Big ED set 1/32 scale - Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX - Guadalcanal - for Tamiya reference TAM60319

Reference: BIG3283

The following references are included in this set:
  • 32249: Spitfire Mk. IX exterior 1/32
  • 32666: Spitfire Mk. IX early interior self adhesive 1/32
  • 32669: Spitfire Mk. IX early seatbelts 1/32
  • JX103: Spitfire Mk. IX 1/32
  • 32246: Spitfire Mk. IX landing flaps 1/32
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Eduard: Big ED set 1/48 scale - Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IXc - Guadalcanal - for Hasegawa reference 09079

Reference: BIG4804

This BIG ED set includes the following Eduard references:
  • 49203: Spitfire Mk. IXc 1/48
  • 48388: Spitfire Mk. IX flaps 1/48
  • EX013: Spitfire Mk. VIII/ IX 1/48
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Eduard: Big ED set 1/48 scale - Republic P-47 Thunderbolt D-20 - Guadalcanal - for Tamiya reference TAM61086

Reference: BIG4815

The set includes the following references:
  • 49198: P-47D gun bay 1/48
  • 49226: P-47D-20 1/48
  • FE197: P-47D placards 1/48
  • EX008: P-47D-20 1/48
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Eduard: Big ED set 1/48 scale - Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 - Guadalcanal - for Tamiya kit

Reference: BIG4826

Including these references:
  • XF561: Bf 109E Large Blotch mask-etch 1/48
  • XF563: Bf 109E Small Blotch mask-etch 1/48
  • 49205: Bf 109E-3 1/48
  • 48445: Bf 109E access and scribing templates 1/48
  • EX019: Bf 109E-3 1/48
  • 48511: Bf 109E wheel wells canvas cover 1/48
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Montex Mask: Masks 1/48 scale - Curtiss P-40 Warhawk E - RAAF ; USAF - Guadalcanal 1944 - decals, masks - for Hasegawa reference 09086

Reference: K48288

Set of decals and paint masks for the canopy and all markings for two P-40 units operating in Australia and Aleutian Islands during the Second World War.
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Montex Mask: Masks 1/48 scale - Fieseler Fi 156 Storch C - Luftwaffe ; - Guadalcanal, Spanish Civil War 1939 - for Tamiya reference TAM61100

Reference: K48289

Masks set for recreating two veeery intesting units, the first belonging to the Condor Legion, operating during the Spanish Civil War, and the second being a captured unit by the American armed forces.
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Montex Mask: Masks 1/48 scale - North American P-51 Mustang B - USAF - Guadalcanal 1944 - masks, decals - for Tamiya reference TAM61042

Reference: K48242

Decals and paint masks set for recreating the gorgeous green painted unit flying through the Italian skies in the summer 1944, and a more classical bare aluminum version in July 1944.
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