Thursday, August 10

Hobbyboss' new Item Preview for September - Sprues, Colours & Boxart...

Hobbyboss have four new models ready for us in September - A colourful bird, a British ship with a great name,a russian AFV with a car's engine, a Vickers with uninspiring boxart and a Tristar re-pop? See what we are on about in our preview that includes markings and sprues…

Hobbyboss’ new items for
September 2017


HMS Agamemnon
Model# 86509
1:350th scale
HMS Agamemnon 1905 on May 15 to start the construction of the shipyard in Bodrum Moore, June 23, 1906 launch, completed in June 1908. Which is the last level pre-dreadnought, but untimely, when it was still in the course of construction, the dreadnought has been launched it.
After the outbreak of the First World War, HMS Agamemnon incorporated into the Dardanelles attack fleet. February 19, 1915 has been involved in an attack on the fort on shore, was hit by gunfire several counterattacks, but excellent protection without serious damage. January 1916 joined the Eastern Mediterranean Fleet. After May 5, 1917 shot down L85 Zeppelin Flying boat. Against the Soviet Union In 1919, has participated in the intervention action after returning home was converted into a radio-controlled target ship. 1923, retired in 1926 disintegrated.
Model Dimensions: Length: 386.2mm   Beam: 69.2mm 
Total Sprues 9 sprues and deck 
anchor chain Metal Parts     
-hull split into two parts 
-Contains display stand and engraved name plate 
-Photo-Etched parts included


Vickers Medium Tank MK II**
Model# 83881
1:35th scale
The Medium Mark II, derived from the Vickers Medium Mark I, was developed to replace the last of the Medium Mark Cs still in use. Production and rebuilding ran from 1925 until 1934. The tank was phased out of service from 1939, replaced by the Cruiser Mk I. It featured several improvements over the Vickers Mark I : a higher superstructure with the driver's vizor on top of it instead of in front of it; an improved suspension protected by armour skirts; and Rackham clutches, providing a primitive form of mechanical servo-control. Due to a slightly higher weight its rated speed was somewhat slower than that of the Medium Mark I, at 13 mph compared to 15 mph.
Model Dimensions: Length: 154mm   Width: 79mm
Total Sprues    14 sprues , upper hull and turret
The kit consists of over 740 parts
>multi-slide moulded upper hull and turret
>photo etched parts included
>individual tracks


Brazilian EMB312 Tucano
Model# 81763
1:48th scale
The Embraer EMB 312 Tucano  is a low-wing tandem-seat single-turboprop basic trainer with counter-insurgency capability developed in Brazil. The Brazilian Air Force sponsored the EMB-312 project at the end of 1978. Design and development work began in 1979 on a low-cost, relatively simple new basic trainer with innovative features which eventually became the international standard for basic training aircraft. The prototype first flew in 1980, and initial production units were delivered in 1983.
Length: 207.2mm   Wingspan: 231.8mm  
Total Sprues    6 sprues
Photo Etched Parts
The kit consists of over 160 parts , includes clear parts
 for canopy. 
-Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design


German Leichter Panzerspahwagen(2cm) Mid Version 80149
Model# 80149
1:35th scale
Designed to meet operational requirements including reliability, run on a variety of grades of fuel, simple construction and good off-road performance the first such vehicle was the Sd Kfz 221 but this proved too small and too lightly armed. 
In 1936-37 a heavier version was planned, using one of two standard chassis for four-wheel armoured cars, one with a front-mounted engine, the other rear-mounted version, was used in the Sd Kfz 222, which became the standard light armoured car in German army service until the defeat of Nazi Germany


Russian ASU-57 Airborne Tank Destroyer
Model# 83896
1:35th scale
The ASU-57 was a small, lightly constructed Soviet assault gun specifically designed for use by Soviet airborne divisions. From 1960 it was replaced by the ASU-85. The ASU-57 was designed to be a light-weight assault gun that could be air-dropped and deployed by rocket-assisted parachute along with the troops. It was lightly armored and armed with a 57 mm gun Ch-51, a development of World War II ZIS-2 but with some similarities to the Ch-26. From 1954, an improved 57mm gun Ch-51M with much shorter double-baffle muzzle brake was fitted. The ASU-57's engine was taken from the GAZ-M-20 "Pobeda" civilian car.
The ASU-57 was a successful design, and saw service with Soviet airborne divisions for around 20 years before being replaced by the ASU-85. During its years of operation 54 vehicles would have been assigned to each airborne division.
Model Dimensions: Length: 135.8mm   Width: 65.3mm 
 7 sprues and hull
Photo Etched Parts
The kit consists of over 300 parts
Individual track links included

These kits will all be available from Hobbyboss’ Distributors sometime in August 2017.