HOBBY MASTER COLLECTOR
HOBBY MASTER NEWS FOR ARIL 2017
April 1, 2017
I added photos for the following Hobby Master models:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA4409
Lockheed F-35A F12-5053, 57 WG, 16th WPS, 2015

HA5207
Grumman F-14A BuNo 159610, VF-32, Gulf of Sidra Incident, 1989 "MIG Killer"


Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
HA8315
Spitfire Mk.IXc MJ586/LO-D, P/O Pierre Clostermann DFC, 602 Sqn., RAF, France,
June/July 1944

HA8316
F/O Otto Smik Spitfire LF Mk IX.c MJ291, No. 310 Sqn. (Czech) June 1944
I added photos for these Hobby Master models late today:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1035
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter 20+62, JG.32 "Bavaria", Luftwaffe, July 1983

HA3536
F/A-18C Hornet J-5011, Swiss Air Force, "NATO Tiger Meet 2016"

HA3538
F/A-18C Hornet 165187/AJ 400, VFA-37 "Ragin' Bulls", USS George H. W. Bush

HA5207
Grumman F-14A BuNo 159610, VF-32, Gulf of Sidra Incident, 1989 "MIG Killer"

HA5211
Grumman F-14A Tomcat 160382/AJ 202, VF-84 "Jolly Rogers", USS Nimitz, 1977


The following models are scheduled to ship from Hong Kong around the end of June
2017:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air power Series
HA0189
MIG-21PFM "Aerobatic Team" No. 67, Soviet Air Force, Kubinka AFB, 1967

HA1978
McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II 66-496, 48th TFW, RAF Lakenheath, 1975

HA3224
Douglas B-26K Counter Invader AF64-651, 609th S.O.S., 59th S.O.W., Nakhon Phanom,
Thailand 1969  
NEW TOOLING

HA3327
Northrop F-5E Tiger II 3528, 935th Fighter Regiment, VPAF, late 1970s

HA3611
Convair F-106A Delta Dart 58-0766, 125th FIG, Florida ANG Dec 1983

HA3848
Lockheed F-16A Block 20 ROCAF, 21st FS "Gamblers" "20th Anniversary Scheme", 2016

HA4412
Lockheed F-35A 69-8701, JASDF, August 2016

HA5215
Grumman F-14A Tomcat 162707, VF-74 "Be-Devilers", USS Saratoga, 1987


Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
HA8217
F4U-1A Corsair White 1 "Big Hog" Lt. Cdr. Tom Blackburn VF-17, Nov 1943






















The following Hobby Master model has been delayed
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA4411
Lockheed F-35A A35-002, RAAF, 2017

The following Hobby Master model has been cancelled
HA5404
ROKAF T-38
April 8, 2017
Here are a few Hobby Master future releases:
JULY 2017 RELEASE
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA0191
MIG-21PFM "Fishbed" 5020 of Nguyen Tien Sam, 927th "Lam Son", 5 July 1972


SEPTEMBER 2017 RELEASES
HA1979
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II CR/74-650, 32nd TFS "Wolfhounds", Soesterberg
AB, The Netherlands 1978

HA4411
Lockheed F-35A A35-002, RAAF, 2017
I added photos of the following Hobby Master models:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5304
MIG-23MS "IAF F-4E Killer" Captain al-Masry, Syrian Air Force 19th April 1974


Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
HA7421
FW 190A-4 White 8", 1. Staffel/I. Gruppe, JG.54,  Eastern Front, early 1943
April 21, 2017
The following two Hobby Master models have been
delayed indefinitely:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5208
Grumman F-14ATomcat NK100/158979, VF-1 "Wolfpack" USS Enterprise, 1974

HA5209
Grumman F-14ATomcat NK105/158984, VF-1 "Wolfpack", 1975
April 25, 2017
Here is a revised monthly shipping list of Hobby Master models:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series that were scheduled to ship around the end of
June 2017 and still are:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA3224
Douglas B-26K Counter Invader AF64-651, 609th S.O.S., 59th S.O.W., Nakhon Phanom,
Thailand 1969  
NEW TOOLING

HA3327
Northrop F-5E Tiger II 3528, 935th Fighter Regiment, VPAF, late 1970s

HA3611
Convair F-106A Delta Dart 58-0766, 125th FIG, Florida ANG Dec 1983

HA3848
Lockheed F-16A Block 20 ROCAF, 21st FS "Gamblers" "20th Anniversary Scheme", 2016


Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
HA8217
F4U-1A Corsair White 1 "Big Hog" Lt. Cdr. Tom Blackburn VF-17, Nov 1943


These models were originally supposed to ship the end of May but have been moved to
June:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1036
CF-104 Starfighter "Toothbrush" 104805, 421 Squadron, CAF, 1983

HA5403
Northrop T-38A Talon "Jackie Cochran" 60-0551,  Edward Air Force Base, California,
1961

These models were originally scheduled for June shipping but have been moved back:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1978
McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II 66-496, 48th TFW, RAF Lakenheath, 1975
originally June now July

HA5215
Grumman F-14A Tomcat 162707, VF-74 "Be-Devilers", USS Saratoga, 1987
originally June now July

HA0189
MIG-21PFM "Aerobatic Team" No. 67, Soviet Air Force, Kubinka AFB, 1967
originally June now August
April 26, 2017
Hobby Master has added a tank to the June 2017 release list:
Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG7020
ISU-122S Tank Destroyer No.23, Soviet Army, Poland 1944


A new shipment arrived at the U.S. Distributor's and will be on their way to your favorite
retailer's shortly. To view the list click
HERE
April 27,2017
I added photos for the following Hobby Master models:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1036
CF-104 Starfighter "Toothbrush" 104805, 421 Squadron, CAF, 1983

HA5104
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F "Super Hornet" 166620, VFA-103, USS Eisenhower, 2013
April 28, 2017
I had a discussion with William from Hobby Master reference HA5208 and HA5209. I
asked why the indefinite delay and his reply was the difference in the beaver tail
compared to the F-14s presently being produced. The 2 proposed aircraft were from
Block 70 and had the early beaver tail compared to the later tail which started with the
Block 75's. To produce these two releases would mean a new tooling at a very large
expense. To resolve the matter and release some VF-1 F-14s they will research Bu.Nos
and come up with serials that will allow the use of the tooling that already exists. I'm
sure Hobby Master regrets any inconvenience this may cause.
This is my own idea, if you have some Bu.Nos for VF-1 F-14A that use the same beaver
tail that Hobby Master presently uses, feel free to email me and I will make certain
Hobby Master gets them.  
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