Wednesday, October 19

Preview: We look at Hobbyboss’ new items for November 2016

Hobbyboss have four new releases for November -  A pair of very small – but very big tractors, a soviet supersonic bomber and a little known hard hitting AFV. Let’s see the kits and sprues in the Hobbyboss preview…


Hobbyboss’ new items for
November 2016

1:48th scale
Model# 81756 

The Sukhoi Su-34(NATO reporting name ‘Fullback’) is the latest fighter-bomber developed from the prototype T10KM-2 of the Russian Air Force and Navy, the aircraft was designed to replace the old Su-24M Fencer and Su-25 Frogfoot.

The Su-34 has a larger fuselage and longer tail than the Su-27/30 series, a bigger cockpit design, which contains a newly designed seat-by-seat layout, with a pair of canards like the Su-33. The relationship between the Fullback and the Flankers is just like the F/A-18 Hornet and the F/A-18E/F Super hornet many similar parts are shared on the real aircraft and some no doubt in the kit.

The Su-34 can carry two extra fuel tank under the wing, the ferry range is up to 4,000 km,and the aircraft can carry all kinds of latest guided/unguided air-to-surface weapons of Russian.
Model Features
Model Dimensions       Length: 457mm   Wingspan: 306mm  
Total Sprues     24 sprues, fuselage and tires
Metal gear struts
the kit consists of over 680 parts
Metal undercarriage Parts    
the kit consists of over 350 parts
Detailed cockpit
rubber tires
photo-etched parts included
 

Model #83872
1:35th scale

In November 1929 ANII K. M. Ivanov was commissioned by the RKKA to produce a new self-propelled gun based on the T-18 chassis, in addition, he had to create the ammunition carrier for the gun. The prototype of this machine was a captured French Renault FT-17BS. The SU-18 kept the same design as the French vehicle but replaced the turret with one that resembles a truncated pyramid. The SU-18 used the 76.2-mm regimental gun model 1927 with a slotted muzzle brake to reduce rollback.

The decision to build the SU-18 was made on June 11 and stipulated the delivery of a prototype by October 10 in 1930. However, due to the small ammunition capability and the limitations of the T-18 (a narrow gauge chassis and a high centre of gravity) the design was abandoned in favour of larger and better self-propelled gun designs and further work on the SU-18 was stopped.

Model Features
Model Dimensions: Length: 113mm   Width: 67.8mm
Total Sprues     7 sprues, turret and lower hull  
The kit consists of over 270 parts
multi-slide moulded lower hull
photo-etched parts included
individual track links


Model #82921
1:72nd scale

The 18-ton M4 high-speed tractor series was developed and built by the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin between 1943 and 1945. The design was based on the T9 and T9E1 was standardized as the Medium Tractor M4 which became the High-Speed Tractor M4. Together with the M5 and M6 High-Speed Tractors, they replaced the older commercial-type crawler tractors which did not meet the requirements of a modern mechanized army any longer.
The high-speed tractors could carry both crew and a basic supply of ammunition. Production started in March 1943 and 5552 M4 tractors were assembled until June 1945, plus 259 M4A1 tractors between June and August 1945. The 18-ton M4 high-speed tractor was designed mainly as a prime mover for the 155mm gun, and 8-inch and 240mm howitzers.

Model Features
Model Dimensions       Length: 84.3mm   Width: 42.3mm  
Total Sprues:     2 sprues, upper hull and lower hull
The kit consists of over 20 parts


Model #82918
1:72nd scale

The 18-ton M4 high-speed tractor series was developed and built by the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin between 1943 and 1945. The design was based on the T9 and T9E1 was standardized as the Medium Tractor M4 which became the High-Speed Tractor M4. Together with the M5 and M6 High-Speed Tractors, they replaced the older commercial-type crawler tractors which did not meet the requirements of a modern mechanized army any longer.

The high-speed tractors could carry both crew and a basic supply of ammunition. Production started in March 1943 and 5552 M4 tractors were assembled until June 1945, plus 259 M4A1 tractors between June and August 1945.

The 18-ton M4 high-speed tractor was designed mainly as a prime mover for the 90mm antiaircraft gun, 3-inch gun

Model Dimensions: Length: 73.6mm   Width:40 mm
Total Plastic Parts 20+
Total Sprues: 2 sprues, upper hull and lower hull

These kits will all be available from Hobbyboss’ distributors sometime in November 2016.