Friday, September 23

Only three new kits this month, Hobbyboss must be slipping…

Hobbyboss have three new releases coming in October – and now that they have finally added sprue pictures to the items so you can see just what the plastic looks like we thought it was time to show you what they have in store for November….
Hobbyboss’ new items for July 2016

Model# 81751
1:48th scale
Messerschmitt Bf-109G was produced up to the end of the World War II (in total 23,500 examples) and it became the most produced German fighter of the war. The G Model – with its more powerful DB-605 engine and heavier armament was faster, but as a trade-off it was less manoeuvrable than the earlier models.

Bf-109G series entered production in the summer of 1942.The basic modifications were metal skinned flying surfaces & the DB-605A engine with one 20-mm cannon through the centre, and to two 7,62-mm machine guns in the wing roots. The G-3 and G-4 had modified radio equipment; G-5 and G-6 airframes had higher-powered cannon armament.
Model properties:
Model Dimensions       Length: 186.5mm   Wingspan: 206.8mm 
Total Plastic Parts       70+
Total Sprues     7 sprues
the kit consists of over 70 parts
-Detailed fuselage wing w/accurate design
-Detailed cockpit

Model# 83883
1/35th scale
The BA-20 armoured car was developed in 1934 for use by headquarters staff, reconnaissance and communications units. It was derived from the civilian GAZ-M1 car, and used many common parts, most notably the same chassis plan. This chassis was itself a modified version of a Ford design. Produced by the Nizhny Novgorod-based vehicle manufacturer GAZ, the full production of the BA-20 started in 1935. The chassis was built at the Nizhny Novgorod factory; the body was built at the Vyksinskiy plant, where final assembly of the BA-20 occurred as well.
Model properties:
The kit consists of over 160 parts
multi-slide moulded turret and hull
photo-etched parts included
rubber tires  
Model Dimensions       Length:128mm   Width: 50.8mm 
Total Plastic Parts 160+
Total Sprues     7 sprues, turret and tires

Model# 81757
1/48th scale

The IAR 80 was a Romanian World War II low-wing monoplane, all-metal monocoque fighter and ground-attack aircraft. When it first flew, in 1939, it was comparable to contemporary designs such as the German Messerschmitt Bf 109B, the British Hawker Hurricane Mk.I. Production problems and lack of available armament delayed entry of the IAR 80 into service until 1941. It remained in frontline use until 1944.
More Features
Model Dimensions       Length: 189mm   Wingspan: 221mm  
Total Plastic Parts       70+
Total Sprues     4 sprues
the kit consists of over 70 parts
-Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design
-Detailed cockpit
These kits will all be available from Hobbyboss’ distributors in October 2016.