48logo-2.jpg
home-up-3.GIF
news-ov-3.GIF
e-shop-up-3.GIF
proc-up-3.GIF
about-up-3.GIF
link-up-3.gif
cont-up-3.gif
tob-up-3.gif

news.gif

This page contains news and additional information from our company as well as from modelling in general. It will be updated from time to time and is written in English and German.  If you have interesting informations you may send them to us by e-mail. If you got pictures on the models we produce and other interesting types we will be happy to display them here. As long as there are no leagal- or copyrights violated.
It may take some time to translate the news to one of the languages, so it may happen that it is published in one language first or only! Please regret this.

All news older than half a year or not up to date will be erased automatically.

Important Notice:

All orders have to be prepaid within 7 days after recieving the invoice! Orders that are not paid two weeks after recieving the invoice will be treated as "not wanted anymore" and be cancled without further notice!
There is only a "guarantee of delivery" for orders after complete payment, within two weeks after recieving the invoice. Delivery occures immediatly on availability.
And at last, please add an expressive reference line to the reference field of your e-mail. We will eliminate all e-mails without an expressive reference line in the reference field due to the hugh amount of spam mails we get every day! Thank you.
Liebe Kunden,

Für Online-Händler bringt der Januar, relevante Gesetzesänderungen. Bereits am 09.01.2016 tritt die Verordnung mit der (EU) Nr. 524/2013, zur
„Online-Beilegung verbraucherrechtlicher Streitigkeiten“ in Kraft.

Diese sogenannte ODR-Verordnung (Online Dispute Resolution) hat das Ziel, eine unabhängige, unparteiische, transparente, effektive, schnelle und faire außergerichtliche Möglichkeit zur Beilegung von Streitigkeiten zu schaffen. Diese Streitigkeiten können sich aus dem grenzüberschreitenden Online-Verkauf von Waren oder der Bereitstellung von Dienstleistungen innerhalb der gesamten EU ergeben.

Das Ziel dieser Verordnung soll, durch die Einrichtung einer Online-Streitbeilegungsplattform (OS-Plattform) auf EU-Ebene und die Regelung der Zusammenarbeit mit den nationalen Stellen für die alternative Streitbeilegung erreicht werden.

Wir als Händler sind daher ab 9. Januar
2016 verpflichtet worden, unsere Kunden auf die Existenz dieser Plattform zur Online-Streitbeilegung hinzuweisen. Informationen dazu finden Sie in Artikel 14 Absatz 1 der ODR-VO, den Sie unter folgendem Link als PDF herunterladen können: 
 
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32013R0524

Außerdem müssen wir den folgenden Link zur OS-Plattform für Verbraucher leicht zugänglich auf unserer Webseite und denen des Shops plazieren:

http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr

Wie auf der Website der OS-Plattform nachzulesen ist, wird diese voraussichtlich erst im Februar 2016 ihren Dienst aufnehmen – die Hinweispflicht besteht allerdings dennoch bereits ab dem 9. Januar!

17.07.2018

Dear Customers and Friends,

it is warm outside and too warm for modelling even in a cool cellar, which would be a waste of time anyway while sun is shining, but Fall will come soon and its sure a good idea to get some stock for cold and dark evenings by now.

This week we got some new items in large scales. First of all the 1/18 scale FW190A8 by Hobby Boss, which we waited for since ever.
Also the F190A5 is still available too.

Bothe kist base on the pre-built model by Merit and differ only in changes
made on the landig gear. The kit has no retractable landing gear, but a optional but correct in-or out  version. This is not much of a problem besides most modellers built the aircraft in landed version mostly and all who want to play with the struts may get the pre-built model.

The A8 differs from the A5 in armament and thus in the structure of the wing. So this part is new in the kit as well the hood of the guns and details in cockpit.
But most important is the A8 is the version built in largest numbers of all and in sub-versions and so called "Rüstsätze" (Weapons sets). Therfore there will be more to come probably...

Also the King Tiger in 1/16 scale by Trumpeter arrived. A 2 in 1 version with both turrets the Henschel and the Porsche.  It also comes with complete interior and lots of details, a big decals set and tools for applying anti magnetic surface structure (Zimmerit) to the hull.
There are 7 Henschel color schemes possible and a bunch of Porsche versions too. So almost any made tank version of teh King Tiger can be build.
This kit is the definte one to make a super cool diorama in square meter dimensions! But it is not recommended to be converted into an RC-model. There are more easier ways to do so.

I got a kit from Modellcollect of a strange machine called A-222 "Bereg" 130mm Coastal Defense Gun on wheels. I am not quiet sure abaout the way this vehicle is to be used, but is sure makes an eye catcher on any model show although it is in 1/72 scale only. It's russian design and therefore quite interesting, because it doesn't reveil its use instantly. I guess selfpropelled howitzers with tracks are not so well on the beach and that's why they put it on wheels.
However the kit is special in more than one way. It comes pre-painted in basic dark green, has rubber tyres and photoetched parts too and comes in a clear box too. And it as a lot of details, like the complete understructure, engine and gun. A kit to build in a extended weekend session and a big questionmark on any modelshow. Better get an explaination sheet to put aside before dying by questioning!

Same is with the next kit by Trumpeter. Its the kit of the year to me. First for the name and second for the purpose.
The Soviet
2A3 Kondensator 2P 406mm Selfpropelled Howitzer!
This gun is strange in many ways, name and use and probably sense. Designed to beat the West in delivering an atomic firststrike before the invention of the ICBM during Cold War this gun was developed by former UssR. It has a large 40.6cm calibre barrel and sure wins the contest of the longest one, but went instantly out of business short after installation, because of the arrival of the first ICBMs.
So it ended up as a prop for parades and puzzeling western spys.
Artillery fans shouldn't miss this model. It sure make an eye catcher and is a stunning piece of history.


22.06.2018

Dear Customers and Friends,

due to the trouble with the
EU Data Security Law (DSGVO) and release of the F-14 and AV8 Pilot figures, we had had not much time left for completing the FW19A5 Pilot figures. So this will take a bit longer than expected.
All who have ordered them already may be patient please and all thinking about to do so, may wait in anticipation until we announce the release!

Sommer has come and it is

Superhero Week
at 48 Special Models


All our Superheros in 1/6 scale are on discount by now and there are a lot that are out of production since a while or sold out in most shops!
So take the chance to complet your colletion just before going on vacation! You may not get then anymore when you are back!
Go have a close search in our shop, because there is some more on discount too!

On June, 30th 2018 at midnight it will be over and the prices rise to regular again!



04.06.2018

Dear Customers and Friends,

because of the mess with the new EU Data Security Law (
DSGVO) my time schedule was mixed up a bit, because I had to handle that first. So the new Harrier Pilot will be availabe by this Monday and same is with the F-14 F-104 and F18 Pilots. The FW190A5 Pilot isn't started jet at all, but next on the list and probably available in about 14 days.




AV8_Pilot-01.jpg
Cockpitsection not included!
New!
In stock!
order.gif
Harrier Pilot for AV8 Harrier II
1/18 scale AV8 Harrier II Pilot figure kit.

Fits exactly the seat of the AV8 Harrier II model kit or pre-built model.
Figure consists of following parts body, head, arms, mask, helmet and 3 resin seat pads.
Made from grey resin with polystyrene like characteristics.
Glue only with cynoacrylate.
Painting possible after cleaning with thinner.
For placing it into the pre-built version cockpit the legs need to be removed below the knees.

 
Item-No.: 18000104




22.05.2018

Dear Customers and Friends,

just to let you know the F-14 Pilots will be available again by June 1st, 2018.

We will also introduce at then same date the new AV8 Harrier II Pilot figure kit in 1/18 scale fitting the Hobby Boss kit or the Merit pre-built model.

The AV8 Harrier II kit by Hobby Boss is available by now in our web shop at:

Soon there will be also available a pilot figure kit for the FW-190A5 and A8 in 1/18scale!





08.05.2018

Dear Customers and Friends,

Hobby Boss relesed and will release some Kits in 1/18 scale we already know  as pre-built collectibles. In fact the AV8 Harrier II is almost the same model, except for some additional parts and the fact it has a decal sheet with 2 possible versions to make. The additional parts include the underbelly canon bay, which is great.
Here the canopy comes in a separate bubble wrapped box and can be installed open or closed. To make this a interesting opportunity we are designing the pilot figure at the moment, which will be available soon.


The FW190A5 is one of the two most built versions of the FW190 and will be followed by the FW190A8 which is the versin produced in the largest numbers. It also is the base for a lot ofinteresting loads and weapons. So these two have the potential to become the beginning of a whide range of conversions.
The 
FW190A5 has a newly made lower wing which corrects the wrong angle of the landing gear. Unfortunately this can't be retracted any more and needs to be installed static.  This isn't a big issue, because most of us will not flip the landing gear in and out all day long.
It also comes with two sets of decals. One of the already known "Graf"-version and the other is the one shown on the box picture. The decals sets also contain complete historical correct decals!
Also included are a bomb and an external fuel tank.

The FW190A8 will come by June probably and has the four wing cannons and hopefully some underbelly stuff to load.
Both kits don't have pilot figures, but we are working on it.



18HB81804-AV8B-001.jpg

deatils-300.gif

New!
In stock!
order.gif
18HB81802-01.jpg

New!
In stock!
order.gif


18HB81803.jpg

New!
Coming soon!
order.gif


AV-8B Harrier II
Marines "Ace of Spades 01" or "Avengers 05"

 1/18 scale
Plastic Model Kit


Unassembled, unpainted plastic model kit, for all who missed the detail on the pre-built ones!
Kit contains identically parts of the Merit model, but has additional underbelly pods and set of decals for 2 different versions
(see details page).
  
280 parts
Length:  806 mm
Width: 514 mm
Manufacturer: Hobby Boss


Item-No.:
18HB81804
FW190A5
 1/18 scale
Plastic Model Kit
Unassembled, unpainted plastic model kit.

110
parts
Length:  491 mm
Width: 584 mm
Manufacturer: Hobby Boss

Item-No.:
18HB81802
FW190A8
 1/18 scale
Plastic Model Kit
Unassembled, unpainted plastic model kit.


110
parts
Length:  491 mm
Width: 584 mm
Manufacturer: Hobby Boss

Item-No.:
18HB81803





09.03.2017

Dear Customers and Friends,

tax ruels are different and sometime complicated around the world. In Germany they are special in many ways. Therefore we have to inform you that we will not collect any VAT from the brutto prices in the shop anymore because the tax law discribe us as a so called "small business".
For that reason the shop will sow any VAT anymore and every invoice comes with the note :"Small Business,
No VAT due to § 19 UStG".
This regulation starts from beginning of the year 2017, so some invoices send out earlier will not have this not, but are valid in the same way.
Please make sure when ordering that your local customs procedure tahes notice of this facts.




10.06.2013


Dear Customers and Friends,

for actual reason we have to inform you that there are faked items of our truck range on sale at the moment!

On E-bay France we discovered on 09.06.2013 some copied pieces of our
Backend spoiler, full cover for trucks. These parts are obviously non original manufacturer parts, which have been reproduced without our knowledge and permission!

We can only let you know that buying these items is illegal and can have legal consiquences for the buyer!
It already has legal consiquences for the seller!

We inform you hereby that this item is an copyrightprotected own developement of 48 Special Models and we are sole manufacurer and retailer of it!
All original items have a copright sign and are made in a special colour!

If you have bought any item of this in a different colour as shown in the picture below or/and bought it not from us directly, please let us know! We will replace this item free of costs against an original 48 Special Models item, as long as you hand us the fake part and the proof of purchase/bill including the address of the seller!

If you see other items from our range that are sold by Internet or "retailers", please let us know and send a picture too, if possible!

VK1-001.jpg

In stock!

order.gif

"Full Cover" Backend Bumper Kit 
for Truck Models, 1/14 scale
Resin kit for truck models in 1/14 scale.
Resin cast single piece to cover the Truck's backend.
Minor adjustments and hole drilling necessary.
Glasses for back lights not included!

width: 18,6cm
hight: 4,7cm
depth: ca. 3cm
Item-No.: 17010014
home-up-3.GIF
news-ov-3.GIF
e-shop-up-3.GIF
proc-up-3.GIF
about-up-3.GIF
link-up-3.gif
cont-up-3.gif
tob-up-3.gif