Sunday, January 11

New kits have pulled up at the Hobbyboss depot for January…

Hobbyboss has a few new tanks, An American classic and  a clipped wing corsair for us to start off the new year in style  - any of these kits would be a good first step in your new year’s resolution to build more models…
Hobbyboss new items for Jan 2015

1/48th scale Corsair MK.2
No# 80395
1:48th scale
Model Dimension         Length: 213.5mm   Wingspan:260 mm
Total Plastic Parts       190+
Total Sprues     10 sprues
Camouflage Schemes: Royal Navy
  The Corsair Mk.II is the British version of the F4U-1A, which incorporated a bulged canopy with only two frames, along with a simplified clear view windscreen. The seat of the pilot was also raised about 180mm, allowing the pilot better visibility over the long nose and greatly improving carrier landings.

    The main difference between the F4U-1A and the Mk.II are the wingtips, with the latter having shorter wingtips for their aircraft and escort carriers, which are relatively smaller than US carriers. The Royal Navy received 510 Corsair Mk IIs—one of the two British Corsairs to be used in combat, they served in both Europe and the Pacific.
Model Features
The kit consists of over 190 parts & clear parts for canopy.
-Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design
-Engine with fine detail
-Detailed cockpit

Soviet T-26 Light Infantry Tank Mod.1936/1937
Model #83810
1:35th scale
Model Dimensions: Length: 132.2mm   Width: 70.7mm 
Total Plastic Parts 970+
Total Sprues: 42 sprues (lots of small track pin sprues make this such a large number), lower hull and tracks   
-  Multi-directional slide moulded lower hull w/fine detail
- 240 individual track links
- Photo-etched parts included 
The T-26 tank was a Soviet light infantry tank used during many conflicts of the 1930s as well as World War II. It was a development of the British Vickers 6-Ton tank and is widely considered one of the most successful tank designs of the 1930s.
  It was produced in greater numbers than any other tank of the period, with more than 11,000 produced. During the 1930s, the USSR developed approximately 53 variants of the T-26, including other combat vehicles based on its chassis. Twenty-three of these were mass-produced. The T-26 was used extensively by the armies of Spain, China and Turkey. In addition, captured T-26 light tanks were used by the Finnish, German, Romanian and Hungarian armies.

US GMC CCKW-352 Steel Cargo Truck
Item No #83831
1:35th Scale
Model Dimension: Length: 180.5mm   Width: 65mm
The kit consists of over 330 parts, includes 11 clear parts
- Details finely represented by newly tooled parts
- Main tires with very good detail
- Photo-etched parts included
    The GMC CCKW is a 2.5 ton 6X6 U.S. Army cargo truck that saw service in World War II and the Korean War, often referred to as the "Deuce and a Half" or "Jimmy". The CCKW came in many variants, based on the open or closed cab, Long Wheel Base (LWB 353) or Short Wheel Base (SWB 352). 
Initially all versions were of the closed cab design (having a metal roof and doors) with all steel cargo beds. But as the war progressed an open cab version was designed that had fixed “half doors” and a canvas top/sides, with the steel bed being replaced by a wooden one to conserve steel. The wood bed proved unsatisfactory and a “composite” bed with steel sides and framing but with wooden slats for the bed was developed. Later on the wood/steel composite bed was replaced by an all steel composite bed.

Soviet T-35 Heavy Tank - 1938/1939
Item No #83843
1:35th Scale     
Model Dimension: Length: 281mm   Width: 98mm
Total Plastic Parts       630+
Total Sprues: 18 sprues, lower hull, upper hull and turret
The kit consists of over 630 parts
Multi-slide moulded turret and lower hull
The T-35 was a Soviet multi-turreted heavy tank of the interwar period and early Second World War that saw limited production and service with the Red Army. It was the only five-turreted heavy tank in the world to reach production but proved to be slow and mechanically unreliable. Most of the T-35 tanks still operational at the time of Operation Barbarossa were lost due to mechanical failure rather than enemy fire. Externally it was large but internally the spaces were cramped with the fighting compartments separated from each other, with some of the turrets even obscuring crew hatches.
 Partially constructed tracks are supplied with the kit
Photo etch and clear parts are also included.
All of these kits will be available through Hobbyboss’ Distributors worldwide this month...