Selected Forthcoming Releases
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by
The MPM group of companies includes MPM itself, Special Hobby,
Azur, CMK, HML and several other brands.
MPM has announced the following forthcoming kits due
for release during October:
Special Hobby #SH 48040 1/48
Fokker B II series 03.60 "K.u.K.
Fighter and Trainer Plane"
the Great War, the Austro-Hungarian air force turned not only to domestic
producers, but also to German manufacturers with orders for aeroplanes. One
of the German manufacturers was the famous Fokker factory. This firm
supplied the A-H air force with a small number of its Fokker D.II planes. In
A-H however, it was designated the B.II. The B.II planes were delivered in
two versions with a nine-cylinder engine and twin-bay wings - series 03.55
and with seven-cylinder engine and one-bay wings - serie 03.60. This latter
version is depicted by our model.
The model contains mouldings for a Fokker D.II, a frame with
the new wings, a large quantity of castings, from which you will assemble
the engine and the interior, as well as photo etched parts. The decals offer
the option of three machines in natural fabric colour. Only one was armed,
in addition it had also a different rudder, which is depicted in the kit.
Special Hobby #SH48057 1/48
Brewster Buffalo Model 339-23 "RAAF and USAAF markings"
very successful high quality model of the Brewster Buffalo is offered with
alternative parts to build the landplane version model 339-23. The machines
were originally ordered by the Dutch East Indies, but after their occupation
the machines served in Australia with the RAAF and USAAF.
Decals offer options for four machines, one of them is a
variant for reconnaissance photography. Three machines are camouflaged, the
fourth is in natural metal. The model is complemented by PUR and coloured
Special Hobby #SH72110 1/72
Fiat G.55 sottoserie 0 Centauro
of the best Italian fighters was first manufactured armed with one cannon
and four machine guns as the G-55 Sottoserie 0. About 30 examples of this
preseries were manufactured. It was used by the Italian Reggia Aeronautica
as well as by the Aeronautica Nazionale Republicana (air force of the
Italian Socialist Republic - Mussolini´s puppet state in northern Italy).
The model is laid out in two frames, it is complemented by
PUR parts, including a new nose and fin unit for the G 55 Sottoserie 0 as
well as photo-etched parts. Decals offer a choice of three machines. The
camouflage of each machine is very interesting. First is the MM492 prototype
in "lizard" camouflage, the second machine in two variants of markings flew
with green upper and grey lower surfaces. The third machine is in Luftwaffe
style camouflage with ANR marking.
Special Hobby #SH32003 1/ 32
Curtiss P-36A Hawk "Pearl Harbour Defender"
The P-36 was a famous fighter from the firm of Curtiss. In
1/32 scale, it is the first injection moulded model of this fighter. The
model is very detailed, it includes 4 frames of parts, one frame of injected
clear parts, a casting with small PUR parts and a coloured photo-etched
part. The decals depict the two P-36 Hawks of 2/Lt. H.W.Brown (2 victories)
and Lt.P.Rasmussen (1 victory) who, on 7.12.1941, flew in defence of Pearl
Harbor. One of them is in natural metal, the other is camouflaged.
Coming in November 2005
Special Hobby #SH48058 1/48
Loire Nieuport LN40/401
Special Hobby #SH48055 1/48
Polikarpov I-15bis/152 "Rare Detailed"
Special Hobby #SH72103 1/72
Hawker Tempest Mk.II
MPM #72536 1/ 72
US attack bomber A-33/Norwegian DB 8A-5N /Iraqi DB 8A-4
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