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11319 1/350 RMS Olympic 1913 Includes New Tooling!

This new kit offers a 1/350 scale model of the venerable RMS Olympic first placed in service in 1911. Truly the queen of the seas for the day, Olympic began operation almost a year before her sister ship Titanic made her ill-fated maiden voyage and sailed into history as the most famous maritime disaster of all time. Unlike Titanic, Olympic operated for over 24 year before being scrapped in the nineteen thirties. This new kit includes new tooling for parts appropriate for the Olympic including the open promenade deck and other assorted details. It represents the Olympic as she appeared in 1913, having been modified by the addition of lifeboats and other safety equipment that was demonstrated to be necessary by the tragic loss of life on Titanic.

 

 

 

11671 1/48 Beechcraft T-34A/B & C Mentor   All New Tooling!

During the post-war years the US military recognized a need for a cost effective “higher performance” aircraft capable of good speed and maneuverability with gentle flight characteristics for training new pilots. Funding was scarce so the U.S. military turned to Beechcraft Aviation to modify their successful Bonanza into a tandem seat military trainer. A new aircraft based on the Beechcraft Bonanza was created using a tandem fuselage and sliding canopy. The Mentor was a very successful design that was used by the United States Air Force, the United States Navy and many US allied air force units. The T-34 A/B series ceased production in 1959, all are now retired from US military service, but many examples of this successful design can still be seen in flight today in private ownership. The more powerful T-34C used a turbo prop engine and this aircraft modernized the design so successfully that the “turbo Mentor” continued to be used for training long after the earlier T-34 A & B were retired. This new 1/48 scale kit boasts all-new tooling and includes detailed cockpit and sliding canopy, positionable landing gear and decals with multiple marking options printed by Cartograf.

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