HOBBY MASTER COLLECTOR
HOBBY MASTER NEWS FOR MARCH  2015
HOBBY MASTER NEWS FOR

APRIL 2016

MAY 2016
HOBBY MASTER NEWS FOR JUNE 2016
June 7, 2016
A new shipment of Hobby Master models has arrived at the U.S. Distributor's and will
be on their way to your favorite retailer's soon. To view the list click
HERE!!!!!

I added photos for the following Hobby Master models:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA3837  Lockheed F-16D Fighting Falcon 691, 140 Sqn., RSAF, Singapore

HA5206  Grumman F-14A Tomcat BuNo 159437, VF-32,  Gulf of Sidra Incident, 1989
"MIG-23 Killer"


The following is the list of Hobby Master and SkyMax models scheduled to ship from
Hong Kong around the end of August 2016:
Hobby Master 1/200 Airliner Series
HL1308  Douglas DC-3 "Betsy" Cathay Pacific Airways, "VR-HDB" 1980s

HL9018  EC-121R Constellation 67-21498, 553rd RW, USAF Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Dec 1970


Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1322  A-10C Thunderbolt II FT/AF80-252, Bagram AFB, Afghanistan, 2013

HA1994  McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ  57-6913, JASDF, 2016

HA3018  F-111F Aardvark "The Aardvark Retires" 27th FW, Cannon AFB, 27th July 1996

HA4313  F-86F Sabre 51-12958, Capt. Harold E. Fischer, 39th FIS/1st FW, Korea 1953

HA4703  RA-5C Vigilante AJ601/156610, RVAH-6, USS Nimitz, 1978

HA4705  RA-5C Vigilante AJ602/156624, LCDR Joe Gerber and LT Jomo Thomas,  
RVAH-6, USS Nimitz, 1978

HA5003  Grumman EA-6B Prowler 159909, VAQ-135 "Black Ravens", USS Nimitz, 1978

HA5208  Grumman F-14ATomcat NK100/158979, VF-1 "Wolfpack", USS Enterprise, 1974

HA5209  Grumman F-14ATomcat NK105/158984, VF-1 "Wolfpack", 1975


Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
HA8313  Spitfire IXe "Ezer Weizman" 205/57, 105 Sqn., Ramat David AB, June 1955

HA8453  P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback" 42-75510, Lt. Col. Francis Gabreski, 61st FS,
Halesworth, Jan 1944


SkyMax 1/72 Flying Heroes Series
SM8007  TBD-1 Devastator BuNo 0298, VT-5, USS Yorktown, Marshall Islands,
1st Feb 1942


Here is a small sample of September 2016 releases:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA4507  Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 98-0133, RAF Lakenheath, Afghanistan, 2007

HA5204  Grumman F-14B Tomcat CO Aircraft (AA103), VF-103 "Jolly Rogers", 83
USS J. F. Kennedy, 2004

HA5303  MIG-23MS Red 49, 4477th Test and Evaluation Sqn., Tonopah Test Range
Airfield, USAF 1980s


Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
HA8314  Spitfire FR.IX MK716 coded "X", No 16 Sqn., Normandy, Sept 1944
LEAFLET FOR THE AUGUST 2016 RELEASES
HA1322 A-10 missing from leaflet
June 8, 2016
I added photos for the following Hobby Master model:
Hobby Master 1/200 Airliner Series
HL1307  C-47A "Camel Caravan to Berlin" 86th Transport Squadron, 1948
June 13, 2016
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 !!!!
June 16, 2016
Collectors commented they didn't like the ribs on the landing gear so Hobby Master
made a new mold that removed the ribs. The ribs were meant to reinforce the parts.
Click photo for larger view of the unpainted parts
June 18, 2016
Here are a few release schedule changes:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5204  Grumman F-14B Tomcat CO Aircraft (AA103), VF-103 "Jolly Rogers", 83
USS J. F. Kennedy, 2004  will now ship around the end of August 2016 instead of the
previously announced September shipping date.

The next two F-14s are delayed by 2 months and will ship the end of October 2016.
HA5208  Grumman F-14ATomcat NK100/158979, VF-1 "Wolfpack", USS Enterprise, 1974

HA5209  Grumman F-14ATomcat NK105/158984, VF-1 "Wolfpack", 1975


I added photos for the following Hobby Master and SkyMax models:
Hobby Master 1/200 Airliner Series
HL9019  WV-2 (EC-121P) Bu No 141325, VW-13, 1960


Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1973  McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II 555th TFS, Vietnam 1972  "Steve Ritchie”
comes with autographed name plate 5 red stars

HA3528  F/A-18C Hornet BuNo 164633 of VFA-25, USS Abraham Lincoln,
Northern Arabian Gulf, April 2003

HA4506  Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 89-0487, 335th FS, 4th FW, Bagram AB,
Afghanistan, Jan 2012


Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
HA8214  F4U-1 Corsair No. 13, Lt Kenneth Walsh, VMF-124 Munda 1943


SkyMax 1/72 Flying Heroes Series
SM5007  Aichi D3A1 "Val" Dive Bomber  Model 11 AI-251, Aircraft Carrier Akagi,
"Battle of Midway"
June 20, 2016
I added some pre-production photos for the following Hobby Master models:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5302  MIG-23MS 6915, Libyan Air Force 1980s

HA5303  MIG-23MS Red 49, 4477th Test and Evaluation Sqn., Tonopah Test Range
Airfield, USAF, 1980s
June 23, 2016
I added Final Production photos for the following Hobby Master model:
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5205  Grumman F-14AM 160347, IRIAF, 2014
June 25, 2016
I added a new more detailed drawing
(more markings) for;
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5204  Grumman F-14B Tomcat CO Aircraft (AA103), VF-103 "Jolly Rogers"
USS J. F. Kennedy, 2004
I will be away from June 26 until July 3 so there won't be any news or updates until I
return. I hope everyone has a great summer. Thank you for all your support.