Monday, February 9

A new website and four new kits for February from Hobbyboss…

Hobbyboss' February items - mostly for the tank guys but a specter of a Helix that will get nearly all modellers interest... Let's have a look...
Hobbyboss new items for February 2015

Hungarian 44M TAS
Model #83850
Scale 1:35th
   The 44M TAS tank was designed both as a main battle tank and tank destroyer equipped with a 75mm gun. The design was preferred over having to develop a turretless tank destroyer armed with an 88mm gun. Conceived in 1943, it was intended to replace the inferior Hungarian 40M Turan and 43m Zrinyi. Mass production would have stared in 1945 but the factory and the prototype were destroyed in 1944.
The kit consists of over 390 parts
>the kit w/refined detail
>multi-slide moulded upper hull
>photo etched parts included
>individual tracks
Model Dimension         Length: 261mm   Width:99 mm
Total Plastic Parts       390+
Total Sprues     11 sprues, upper hull and lower hull
Metal Parts       brass wire
Photo Etched Parts     1 sheet 

Soviet BA-3 Armoured Car
Model #83838
1:35th scale
The BA-3 was a heavy armoured car developed in the Soviet Union in 1933, followed by a slightly changed model, the BA-6 in1936. Both were based mostly on the BA-I, the most important difference being the new turret, same one as in the T-26 m1933 and BT-5 tanks, and also equipped with the45 mm main gun. Around 180 BA-3 cars were built until production ceased in 1935.
Most of BA-3 production was based on the Ford-Timken chassis, a 6×4 modification of the US Ford AA 4×2 truck, but the last batch was built on a Russian version of the same chassis - GAZ-AAA, continued to be used in BA-6. The biggest limitation of the BA-3 was mobility, limited to roads or very hard ground, the result of its unnecessarily large weight. The innovation that slightly improved mobility were the auxiliary ("Overall") tracks that could be fitted onto the rear tandem wheels, effectively converting the car to half-track.
The kit consists of over 290 parts
>the kit w/refined detail
>multi-slide moulded hull
>turret split into three parts
>photo etched parts included
>rubber tires
Model Dimension         Length: 140.8mm   Width: 59.5mm  
Total Plastic Parts       290+
Total Sprues     12 sprues, hull and tires
Photo Etched Parts     2 pcs

Russian Ka-27 Helix
Model #81739
1/48th scale 
       The Kamov Ka-27 Helix is a military helicopter developed for the Soviet Navy, and it is currently in service in various countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam and the People's Republic of China. 
Like other Kamov military helicopters it has coaxial rotors, removing the need for a tail rotor. The prototype took the first flight in the 24th of December, 1973.The Ka-27PL Helix-A is the standard anti-submarine warfare variant.
The kit consists of over 290 parts
-Detailed fuselage w/accurate design
-Detailed cockpit
Model Dimensions       Length: 280mm   Rotor diameter: 331.5mm
Total Plastic Parts       290+
Total Sprues     11 sprues    
Soviet T-35 Heavy Tank - 1938/1939
Model #83843
1:35th Scale
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.
The kit consists of over 630 parts
>the kit w/refined detail
>multi-slide moulded turret and lower hull
>photo etched parts included
Model Dimensions: Length: 281mm   Width: 98mm  
Total Plastic Parts       630+
Total Sprues: 18 sprues, lower hull, upper hull and turret 
All of these kits will be available through Hobbyboss’ Distributors worldwide this month...