Sunday, November 15

Hobbyboss’ new kits – a bunch of new presents sorted for December?

Hobbyboss have five new releases for December. Some new and older aircraft and some WWII staples this might even make some people’s Christmas lists - let’s see the kits and sprues in the Hobbyboss preview…
Hobbyboss’ new items for December 2015

Model# 83833
1:35th scale
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 a "Deuce and a Half" or "Jimmy". The CCKW came in many variants, based on the open or closed cab, and Long Wheel Base (LWB 353) or Short Wheel Base (SWB 352). Initially all versions were of closed cab design (having a metal roof and doors) with all steel cargo beds. 
As the war progressed an open cab version was designed that had fixed 'half doors' and a canvas top/sides and the steel bed was 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.
Model Dimensions Length: 180mm Width: 65 mm
Total Plastic Parts 390+
Total Sprues     16 sprues and cab
Metal Parts       copper cable
Photo Etched Parts 2 pcs
The kit consists of over 390 parts, includes 11 clear parts
- Details finely represented by newly tooled parts
- Main tires with very good detail
- Photo-etched parts included

Model# 81741
1:48th scale
The AMX is a ground-attack aircraft for battlefield interdiction, close air support and reconnaissance missions. It was built until 1999 by AMX International, an Italian-Brazilian joint venture, and is designated the A-1 by the Brazilian Air Force.
The AMX is capable of operating at high subsonic speed and low altitude, by day or night, and if necessary, from bases with poorly equipped or damaged runways. Low IR signature and reduced radar equivalent cross-section help prevent detection, while low vulnerability of structure and systems aid survivability. Integrated ECM, air-to-air missiles and nose-mounted guns provide self-defence capabilities
Model Dimensions: Length: 287.2mm   Wingspan: 209mm
Total Plastic Parts 150+
Total Sprues 7 sprues and tires
Photo Etched Parts 1 piece
The kit consists of over 150 parts, includes clear parts for canopy.
-Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design

Model# 80377
1:48th scale
The Messerschmitt Me-262 was the first jet fighter in the world. Project work had begun at Messerschmitt as early as April 1939 on a new high-speed fighter plane the propulsion of which was to consist of the “turbine jet” system. On 18th of July 1942 the Me-262 took off on his first flight. 
The Me-262 was powered by two Jumo 004B type engines giving the Me-262 a maximum speed of 870km/h at an altitude of6000m. Its service ceiling was 11400m and its range was 1050km. Basic armament consists of 4×30mm MK108 cannon installed in the nose. In addition, 2×12 type R-4M rockets could be carried the wings.
Model Dimensions       Length: 244mm   Wingspan: 260.6mm
Total Plastic Parts       160+
Total Sprues     9 sprues
Metal Parts       nose gear cabin
The kit consists of 160 parts, clear parts for the canopy.
-Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design
-Detailed gear cabin
-Optional metal nose gear cabin

Model: # 83837
1:35th scale
The GAZ-AAA was a conversion of the 2-axled GAZ-AA into a 3-axled version. It was slightly heavier and slower, but had an increased load capacity from 1.5 tons to 2 tons. The chassis of the GAZ-AAA was used for the BA-6 and BA-10 armoured cars, the SU-12 self-propelled gun, and many others. It entered production in 1934 and was phased out in 1943 after nearly 37,500 were produced.
Model Dimensions       Length: 149.6mm   Width:56 mm
Total Plastic Parts       250+
Total Sprues     14 sprues and tires
Photo Etched Parts     1 sheet
The kit consists of over 250 parts , includes 7 clear parts
- Details finely represented by newly tooled parts
- rubber tires with very good detail
- Photo-etched parts included 

Model# 80138
1:35th scale
The Pz. Kpfw 38(t) was designed by CKD (Praga) in 1938. The first 150 tanks were produced for the Wehrmacht as the Pz. Kpfw 38(t) Ausf.A from May to November 1939. The success of tests with the first production vehicles led the Waffenamt to order further 325. Externally similar to Ausf.A, the Ausf.B had the driver’s curved plate. The Ausf.B served in France in 1940 with the 7th & 8th Panzer Divisions.
The Pz. Kpfw 38(t) tanks were used by German, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovakian, Bulgarian armies at the initial period of WWII. They were also exported to Sweden,Switzerland,Peru,Iran and other states. The Pz. Kpfw 38(t) with excellent technical characteristics such as speed, armour protection and high reliability. The Pz.Kpfw 38(t) was the best light tank at the initial period of WWII.
      Pz.BfWg 38(t) command tank was the standard Praga tank with the additional Fu 8, radio station installed instead of the bow machine gun and the frame antenna over motor compartment. Each Wehrmacht panzer division has 7-10 Praga command tanks. The total of 300 Pz.BfWg were produced.
Model Dimensions: Length: mm   Width: mm   Height: mm
Total Sprues     12 sprues
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece

These kits will all be available from Hobbyboss’ distributors in December.