Selected Forthcoming Releases
December, January, February
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 #SH48055 1/48
Polikarpov I-152 "with RS-82 Rockets"
Polikarpov I-152 was developed from the I-15 fighter. The wing was
redesigned and repositioned, now straight instead of gull-winged and
supported clear of the fuselage by struts to improve the view of the pilot.
Also the engine was given a new cowling. The performance remained the same
as the I-15 but the pilot’s view was greatly enhanced. The I-152 aircraft
fought in the Spanish Civil War, the Sino-Japanese Conflict, over Chalkin
Gol and during conflicts with Finland. The final chapter was their
participation during the Second World War. As they were obsolescent, they
were used as close air support aircraft. For this role they were equipped
with bombs or the greatly-feared RS-82 rockets.
The kit contains three sprues of grey plastic. The complemented parts are
from resin, photo-etch and white metal. The photo-etched set contains
interior details, engine front and weapons’ details. The resin set contains
interior parts and carried weapons – four RS-82 rockets. The landing gear
struts made from white metal are intended for aircraft without the wheel
Decals offer a selection of seven aircraft, three Soviet machines, three
captured in Finnish markings and the last one is Chinese.
Special Hobby #SH72059 1/72
DH.103 Sea Hornet NF Mk.21 "Navy All Weather Fighter"
very elegant twin-engined, single seat DH.103 Hornet was adopted as a
fighter by the RAF at the very end of the Second World War. Also, the Royal
Navy expressed an interest in this aircraft, with appropriate modification
for aircraft carrier duty. Besides the single seat version, the Royal Navy
also ordered a two-man, radar equipped version.
This version was designated the Sea Hornet NF Mk.21 and was destined for all
weather and night fighter duty. These Sea Hornets served both from aircraft
carriers and land bases until 1955.
The kit is short run type produced within the Special Hobby line. It
contains three sprues of grey plastic. It is also complemented with resin
and photo-etched parts, which allow enhancing of cockpits, undercarriage
bays and exterior of the kit. The complement parts are considerably expanded
compared to older kits. The canopy is injected. Decals offer three machines
of the Royal Navy.
MPM #72536 1/72
US Attack Bomber A-33/Norwegian DB8A-5/ Iraqi DB8A-4
acquired by the Douglas Company the original Northrop’s double seat close
support aircraft design was modified. For export, it was offered under the
designation of DB 8 (Douglas Bomber 8) utilizing more powerful engines from
several producers. The Norwegian and Iraqi air forces had ordered a version
powered by the Wright R-1820 engine. Eventually the Norwegian machines were
not sent to Norway as the Germans had invaded the country, but they served
at the Norwegian training base of “Little Norway” in Canada. Later on,
some of these machines had been assigned to the US Army and designated A-33
and finally, in 1943 they were bought by Peru. The Iraqi machines served
until the German-supported rebellion against the British presence broke out.
Apparently, all the machines were lost during the rebellion, destroyed by
This high quality injected kit with excellent details comes from a metal
mould. The canopy and dorsal gunner’s position are injected. The kit is
supplemented with resin and photo-etched parts.
Decals offer Norwegian, US Army and Iraqi machines.
COMING IN JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2006
Special Hobby #SH72065 1/72
Special Hobby #SH72090 1/72
Focke Wulf Fw 58B Weihe "Gunner´s Trainer Version"
Special Hobby #SH72098 1/72
Reggiane Re 2000 III. Serie
Special Hobby #SH72111 1/72
Special Hobby #SH48020 1/48
Focke Achgelis FA 223E-0 Drache
Special Hobby #SH32006 1/32
Morane Saulnier N
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