SPECIAL HOBBY 1/48 NC.701 MARTINET REVIEW

Having released four different boxings of its 1/48 Siebel Si 204, Special Hobby now offers the licence-built Nord NC.701 variant, as CHRIS CLIFFORD discovers.

SPECIAL HOBBY 1/48 NC.710 MARTINET REVIEW

Seldom shy of providing unusual subjects, Special Hobby made an interesting move in 2019 by offering a 1/48 new-tool Siebel Si 204. The aircraft was intended as a light civilian transport, but come wartime was quickly transformed into an instructional platform for bomber and night-fighter crews, and a liaison machine. The real development and licence-building provided Special Hobby with the chance to issue several helpings of its Siebel parts, as the Si 204D/E and Czech Aero C-3A/B. Now, though, another boxing (SH 48200) offers extra components and fresh markings so modellers can replicate Nord-built NC.701 Martinet post-war airframes, operated by the French Navy and Air Force, plus the mapping agencies of Poland and Sweden.

SPECIAL HOBBY 1/48 NC.710 MARTINET REVIEW

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