Thursday, January 9

HobbyBoss have a forecast of heavy armour with a touch of lightning for January

It seems armoured warfare is in Hobbyboss’ future in the month of January (with  little bit of lightning forecast as well) as we go through their latest new releases for the new year in today’s news…

HobbyBoss January 2014 Releases..

1:35 Soviet T-37 Amphibious Light Tank - Early
The T-37 was a Soviet amphibious light tank. The tank was first created in 1932, based on the British Vickers tankette and other operational amphibious tanks. The T-37 was the first series of mass-produced fully amphibious tanks in the world.

In the Red Army, they were used to perform tasks in communication, reconnaissance, and as defence units on the march, as well as active infantry support on the battlefield. The T-37 was used in large numbers during the Soviet invasion of Poland and in the Winter War against Finland. The T-37 was also used by the Soviets in the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, but most of them were quickly lost. Surviving tanks of that type fought on the front lines until 1944, and were used in training and auxiliary defence until the end of World War II.
Item No              83818
 Soviet T-37 Amphibious Light Tank - Early
Scale      1:35
 Length:110 mm   Width: 59mm
Total Plastic Parts        310+
Total Sprues     17 sprues and lower hull
Model Features
Photo Etched Parts
the kit consists of over 310 parts
-  multi-directional slide moulded turret & lower hull
-  photo-etched parts included
- 196 individual tracks links

1:48th scale P-38L-5-L0 Lightning
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American fighter aircraft built by Lockheed. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Named "fork-tailed devil" by the Luftwaffe, the P-38 was used in a number of roles, including dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, photo reconnaissance missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings.
Item No              85805
Item Name         P-38L-5-L0 Lightning
Scale      1:48
Model Dimension        Length:240 mm   Wingspan: 331mm
Total Plastic Parts        90+
Total Sprues     4 sprues, upper fuselage and lower fuselage
Model Features
The kit consists of over 90 parts
- Fuselage&wing with finely engraved panel lines

1:35 German Le.Pz.Sp.Wg (Sd.Kfz.221) Leichter Panzerspahwagen-Earl
The Leichter Panzerspähwagen were a series of light four-wheel drive armoured cars produced by Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1944.
It used the standard sPkw I Horch 801 chassis with an angled armoured body and turret.
The rear mounted engine was a 67 kW (90 hp) Horch 3.5 petrol engine, giving it a road speed of 80 km/h and a cross-country speed of 40 km/h . It had a maximum range of 300 km.
Used by the reconnaissance battalions (Aufklärungs-Abteilung) of the Panzer divisions, the type performed well enough in countries with good road networks, like those in Western Europe. However, on the Eastern Front and North Africa, this class of vehicle was hampered by its relatively poor off-road performance. In those theatres, it gradually found itself replaced in the reconnaissance role by the Sdkfz 250 half-track.
Item No              83813
German Le.Pz.Sp.Wg (Sd.Kfz.221) Leichter Panzerspahwagen-Early
Scale      1:35
Model Dimensions      Length: 134mm   Width: 57.2mm
Total Plastic Parts        320+
Total Sprues     14 sprues , upper hull , lower hull and tires
Photo Etched Parts     2
Model Features
-  Fully detailed Interior
- Multi-directional slide moulded Upper hull
- Two-directional slide moulded Lower hull
- Four rubber tires w/fine detail
- Photo-etched parts included

1:35 CV90-30 MK I IFV
The Stridsfordon 90 is a family of  Swedish tracked combat vehicles designed by FMV, Hägglunds and Bofors in mid-1980s to early 1990s. Export version with a 30 mm Bushmaster II auto cannon. Adopted by Norway, Switzerland and  Finland. Within BAE Systems Hägglunds, the Norwegian CV9030N are generally known as the CV90 Mk I while the more advanced Finnish CV9030FIN and Swiss CV9030CH vehicles are known as the CV90 MK II. The CV90 MK II is also available as CV9030 COM - Command & Control Vehicle.
Item No              83822
Item Name         CV90-30 MK I IFV
Scale      1:35
Model Dimensions      Length: 190mm   Width: 93mm
Total Plastic Parts        710+
Total Sprues     17 sprues , upper hull , lower hull and turret
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
Model Features
the kit consists of over 710 parts
-  Multi-directional slide moulded turret, upper hull & lower hull
-  Photo-etched parts included

- 180 individual tracks links

These kits should all be available now at HobbyBoss distributors worldwide.