Hobbycraft Report

By Michael Benolkin

Hobbycraft had a nice presence at the show this year, especially since they are also featuring an aggressive line of releases in the next year. Of course, the 1/48 scale A-4 Skyhawks were on display for the show, and are reportedly better in detail than the upcoming Hasegawa release.

Also on display were two examples from the Trumpeter line, which Hobbycraft will also be releasing in their line, the 1/32 scale MiG-15 and MiG-17. Interestingly enough, they report that they've worked with Trumpeter on the MiG-15bis molds and their release will contain a number of corrections.

For 2001, we can look forward to seeing:

1/144 Scale:

  • B-36B Peacemaker

  • RB-36H Peacemaker

  • GRB-36/RF-84K FICON

1/72 Scale:

  • Sabre Mk.6 (re-release)

  • F-89B/C Scorpion (re-release)

1/48 Scale:

  • F9F-2 Panther

  • F9F-6 Cougar

  • F9F-8 Cougar

  • CT-141 Tutor

  • Snowbirds' Tutor

  • A-4B Skyhawk (Malvinas Fighter)

  • A-4C Skyhawk (Vietnam era)

  • A-4E/F Skyhawk (Aggressor)

  • Israeli Skyhawk

  • YP-59 Airacomet

  • P-59A Airacomet

  • Sea Fury 'Prop Perfection' (re-release)

  • Curtiss Hawk 75 (re-release)

  • P-26 Peashooter (re-release)

  • Arado Ar234 (re-release)

1/32 Scale

  • MiG-15bis (Korea/Suez)

  • MiG-17 (Vietnam/Mid-East)

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