Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn Weekend Edition: New Hobby Master for Pre-order

It's officially fall, and that puts me in a special mood. So, I thought I'd do something special for you, our readers. We've been working on several projects this week, hence the short absence from Blogger. Here is the first installment in this weekend edition:

The following from Hobby Master will arrive sometime in the next week:

HA2110 - 1/72      Price = $49.95
[September Arrival] 
F-100D Super Sabre "Thor's Hammer," 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, Vietnam, 1970
The North American F-100 Supersabre served the USAF from 1954 to 1971 and the ANG until 1979. The F-100 commonly referred to as the “Hun”, a shortened version of “one hundred” was the first US fighter capable of attaining supersonic speed in level flight. The Hun was used extensively as close-air-support in South Vietnam.

The 309th TFS “Dusty Ducks” were based at Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam from December 6, 1966 until September 8, 1970. The 31st TFW commanded five F-100 squadrons and was the most important F-100 wing in South Vietnam flying interdiction strikes, reconnaissance, rescue combat patrol and attacked enemy anti-aircraft locations. The 31st TFW squadrons took part in the Tet Offensive, the Siege of Khe Sanh and the extraction of troops from Kham Duc. The 31st reached 100,000 combat sortie milestone in September 1969.

HA1921 - 1/72      Price = $54.95
[September Arrival] 
F-4J Phantom II VF-31 "Tomcatters," USS Saratoga, 1972  
The F-4 Phantom II first entered US Military service in 1960. It was designed as a fleet defense fighter for the US Navy but by 1963 it was adopted as the US Air Force primary fighter-bomber. Despite the size and weight of this Cold War icon the F-4 broke 15 world records and continued to hold five of them until 1975. Produced from 1960 to 1981 there were 5,195 Phantom IIs manufactured. Eleven countries other than the USA had the Phantom II in their inventory. VF-31 set many Navy records during the time it flew the F-4 Phantom II. On June 12, 1972, CDR. Sam Flynn and Lt. Bill John, while flying F-4J AC 101 (157293), downed a North Vietnamese MiG-21 with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile, which made VF-31 the only Navy fighter squadron to achieve air-to-air victories in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.


HG4501 - 1/72      Price = $29.95
[September Arrival] 
Horch 1A with 20 mm Flak Gun 71st Infantry Division, DAK, 1941   NEW TOOL!

Germany decided to create a new range of standardized chassis for their vehicles. In 1935 Auto Union/Horch Chassis I was produced for heavy passenger cars. The chassis allowed for either rear mounted or front mounted engines depending on the job. The original chassis that had front and rear wheel steering was designated 1A. From 1939–40 a four-wheel drive variant was available and designated 1B. The Horch served throughout WWII on every front as a passenger car, a communications car, an ammo vehicle, an anti-aircraft gun plus more.

All are available for pre-order now at!

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