Sunday, November 26

Hobbyboss' new Items for December: Sprues, Colours & Boxart of four of their latest in our preview...

Hobbyboss have four new models ready for us in December - Two cold war adversaries in the air, A train that looks like a tank and a truck carrying a tank are shown in our preview that includes markings and sprues…

Hobbyboss’ new items for December 2017

Russian MiG-31M Foxhound

1:48th scale 
The Mig-31 'Foxhound' was developed as the replacement of the Mig-25 'Foxbat', the prototype Ye-155MP took the first flight on 16 September 1975.As the heaviest fighter/interceptor in the world, the Mig-31 is much heavier than other similar aircrafts.At the same time, tow powerful D-30-F6 engines and a stronger airframe gave it a top speed to Mach 2.8 at high-altitude and Mach 1.23 at low-altitude.
In order to apply the lastest ultra-long-range AAMs, the Mikoyan OKB started to develop a new version which named as the Mig-31M under the joint directive issued of the Communist Party Central Committee and the Council of Ministers.The new design applied made the Mig-31M can be easily distinguished from other versions.7 prototypes were completed.However, the program was cancelled after the break-up of the Soviet Union.
Length: 472.3mm   Wingspan: 280.3mm  
Total Plastic Parts     370+
Total Sprues     30 sprues, tires and fuselage
the kit consists of over 370  parts 
Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design
Detailed cockpit
metal undercarriage 
rubber tires
photo-etched parts included

Ukraine KrAZ-6446 Tractor with MAZ/ChMZAP-5247G semitrailer
Model:# 85513
1:35th scale
The KrAZ-6446 tractor truck was developed in Ukraine by AvtoKraz. It was developed from the KrAZ-6322 6x6 heavy utility truck. It is a successor to the previous KrAZ-260V. The vehicle is designed to operate on all kinds of roads.
The KraZ-6446 is intended to haul semi-trailers. It can operate on all kinds of roads and in off-road condition. The fifth-wheel permissible vertical load is 11.4 t. The vehicle can tow a semi-trailer with a maximum weight of 23 ton on all kinds of roads and up to 34-ton on hard surface roads.

This Ukrainian tractor truck is used to transport armoured vehicles or heavy construction equipment. It is also used to haul semi-trailers with the S-300PMU-1 air defence missiles.
Design of this military truck is simple and robust. The KrAZ-6446 is powered by Russian YaMZ-238D turbocharged diesel engine, developing 330 hp. The vehicle is also proposed with an improved YaMZ-238DE2 diesel engine, which meets EURO II emission requirements. This tractor truck shares a number of automotive components with the KrAZ-6322 heavy utility truck.
Length: 606.1mm   Width: 92mm 
Total Plastic Parts     660+
Total Sprues     20 sprues and semi-trailer board
Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential housing and suspension units.
The main tires are hollow rubber with very good tread pattern 
Wheel hubs are in great details 
windshield and side windows in clear parts (of course)

Model:# 82923
The proportional model:1:72
For the armored train units of Type BP42, the artillery was increased, following Russian and Polish examples, to four guns, which were not, though ,mounted two to a car as in the latter types, but one per separately built ten-sided rotating turret, in order to avoid too-great losses from a direct hit. The two halves of the train, before and behind the locomotive were identical and consisted of one artillery car with one 10cm le.F.H 14/19(p) gun, one command and infantry car and one artillery and anti-aircraft car with one 7.62cm F.K.295/l(r) and one 2cm anti-aircraft quadruple unit.
Model Dimension     Length: 594.3mm   Width: 81.7mm
Total Plastic Parts     70+
 3 sprues, hull and turret
The kit consists of over 70 parts  with  4 section
-Newly tooled parts in accurate detail

A-4F Sky Hawk
Model:# 81765
1:48th scale
The A-4 Skyhawk was designed by Douglas in response to a U.S. Navy call for a jet-powered attack aircraft to replace the older A-1 Skyraider. Douglas opted for a design that would minimize its size, weight, and complexity. The result was an aircraft that weighed only half of the Navy's weight specification. It had a wing so compact that it did not need to be folded for carrier stowage.
A-4F refinement of A-4E with extra avionics housed in a hump on the fuselage spine (this feature later retrofitted to A-4Es and some A-4Cs) and more powerful J52-P-8A engine with 9,300 lbf (41 kN) of thrust, later upgraded in service to J52-P-408 with 11,200 lbf (50 kN), 147 built. Some served with Blue Angels acrobatic team from 1973 to 1986
Length: 274mm   Wingspan: 174mm 
Total Plastic Parts     320+
Total Sprues     10 sprues
the kit consists of over 320 parts, includes clear parts for the canopy. 
Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design

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