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Another success of Attack Squadron. Model Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat in 1/72 scale has been awarded with medal Model of the Year 2015 by the German magazine Model Fan in the category of models produced in limited series. This is the second model from the offer of Arma Hobby awarded this prestigious medal.

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Modell Fan magazine annually recognizes Modell des Jahres medals on the first day of the Nuremberg Toy Fair. It is the largest in the world modeling industry award for scale models. Featured are some models that went on sale last year. Editors draws attention to the opinions of modelers, modeling shops and distributors, and the innovations in model. The number of medals awarded in this category is not pre-determined, may be two medals may be many more.

Medals for Adalbertus and Attack Squadron

We are manufacturing a model already awarded the medal, the Polish Soldier Berlin 1945 1/16 scale figure – 120mm was awarded in 2010. This was the first model in our range designed and printed 3D.

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Medal Model Year 2015 for Bearcat

This year the prize went to a model airplane from Attack Squadron offer. Model Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat is CAD designed and 3D printed. This allowed an unusual but very effective division of parts. The interior of the model can be assembled just with “click”. Bearcat was already referred in reviews as “the best model Bearcat at any scale.” See press release and list of awarded models.

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A combination of cleaver engineering and unparalleled attention to detail push this kit to the very top of the pile in regard to straight “out of the box” builds ability. Granted, the kit is expensive but, it’s also very well done. I’d be tempted to say this may well be the best kit of the Bearcat available (in any scale) today.

Luke Pitt, Hyperscale.com

We are very happy that our model has received such a prestigious award. It was received by model that was produced in the third month of existence of the Arma Hobby. Thank you for the medal, which would not get there without a great support from modelers buying our kit. With this support, we can design even better new models!