Wednesday, May 8

The new T-90A from MENG is just floating on the horizon…

World of tanks players have all just wet themselves – the T-90 Russian main battle tank  is on the way in 1/35th scale from model makers MENG. The Russian T-90 is capable of doing lots of amazing things and looking pretty mean with it’s red “eyes” this has been on modellers lists for a long time – they have some help from noted people as well so this could be a very good thing…
After two years of well preparation, MENG 1/35 Russian T-90A Main Battle Tank (kit No. TS-006) will be available soon. We hereby express our sincere thanks to Mr. Alexey Khlopotov (АлексейХлопотов), our project advisor, for providing us strong support and help during the development of TS-006.Alexey Khlopotov (АлексейХлопотов) is an experienced research specialist in Russian tanks.He knows the design and development of Soviet/Russian tanks very well and has rich research experience in its structure. He is a genuine expert on T-72 and T-90 with nearly twenty years of study. Besides, he has engaged in book publishing and often publishes articles about Russian tank history in various magazines. He has a blog site named “Gur Khan attacks”.
We have devoted tremendous energy and much time into the kit of TS-006. The kit consists of 1303 parts on 26 plastic sprues (excluding PE frets, cable and poly caps), 10 PE parts on 3 frets (one of the PE frets carries road wheel paint mask which will offer great convenience to modellers), moreover, in order to make the model more realistic and interesting, we provide a TPE mantlet rain cover and two1/35 scale crew helmets.

The kit of TS-006 reproduces all the external features and details of T-90A. The size is correct and accurate.TheV-92S2 engine can be perfectly represented with open engine deck. Precise movable suspension system perfectly models the real thing, Cement-free workable double-pin tracks have optional rubber pads, With regard to painting options, the kit provides decals for Victory Day Parade (2008-2012) in Russia and some universal unit numbers and markings which can satisfy most modellers’ needs.

The box art we have - but not much else in the way of piccies yet..
With regards to special decals (Volgograd and Rostov-on-Don Parade), you can get the free decal sheets when you have the following magazines: Armour Modelling, Hobby world, Model Military International and Super Model. These two special options are totally different from Moscow Victory Day Parade options. Besides, the special decal sheets include two sets of special unit markings.

In order to provide modellers with reference and detail material that they can refer to during building this kit, we have compiled the book T-90/T-90A Photo Album which consists of series of photographs and text. Modellers can have a clear understanding about the operation environment of this tank while they verify the details according to the photographs during building. The T-90/T-90A Photo Album (Simplified Chinese Edition) will be published by China Machine Press in June 2013 and the Japanese Edition will be published by HOBBYJAPAN in June 2013.Intense preparation for other language editions are in progress.

We will be building one once it arrives to show you off – until then keep looking here and of course at MENG’s site for more info.