Monday, August 30, 2010
1/144 Ju-52 "D-ABIK" Lufthansa 1936 - Hobby Master
Hobby Master Air Power Series
HA9001 1/144 Junkers Ju-52 Diecast Model Lufthansa, "Manfred von Richthofen", 1936
Hobby Master of Hong Kong are launching a new range of 1/144 Aircraft.
Initially the release appears to be a intersting Lufthansa passenger liner from 1936.
It is stated as "New Tooling" so it shouldnt be a reissue we have seen from someone else, the other interesting fact is that HM seen keen to reissue their models under a wide range of paint schemes.
The "1936 Olympics" version would have been another interesting schema, but I suppose the cost of the official olympics license would have been too exspensive?
However another 1/144 vendor has to be welcomed and hopefully this is the first of many.
I dont know a lot about Hobby Master items, information available on forums would indicate a high metal content, rubber wheels and padded/painted decals. Hopefully thie model will have a proper ribbed structure unlike the IXO.
The paint scheme does not look quite right, but typically when needed i cant find a decent 1936 image of this aircraft on google/bing!
Available: Some sites say December 2010/the HM Site says October 2010?
Cost: $50 USD?
Update: Pre-Production Photos Here