Saturday, March 8

Hobbyboss’ latest March Items really are on fire…

Hobbyboss’ latest for March include a couple of soviet light tanks (one of them on fire) that is dangerously lined up next to a fuel truck and a Toucan? No phoenix references please…

Hobbyboss March 2014 Items

Kit No:81727
Scale: 1:48th
The kit consists of over 150 parts including clear parts for the canopy.
-Detailed fuselage&wing w/accurate design

The EMB-314 Super Tucano, also named ALX or A-29 is a turboprop aircraft designed for light attack, counter insurgency (COIN), close air support, aerial reconnaissance missions in low threat environments, as well as providing pilot training. Designed to operate in high temperature and humidity conditions in extremely rugged terrain, the Super Tucano is highly manoeuvrable, has a low heat signature, and incorporates 3th generation avionics and weapons system to deliver precision guided munitions. It is currently in service with the air forces of Brazil, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Burkina Faso, and has been ordered by Indonesia, Angola, and the United States.

Item No              81727
Item Name         Brazilian EMB-314 Super Tucano
Model Dimension        Length: 238.4mm   Wingspan: 233mm
Total Plastic Parts        150+
Total Sprues     7 sprues
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece

Kit No: 83830
Scale: 1/35th
The kit consists of  over 450 parts , includes 11 clear parts
- Details finely represented by newly tooled parts
- Main tires with very good detail
- Photo-etched parts included
The GMC CCKW is a 2.5 ton 6X6 U.S. Army cargo truck that saw service in World War II and the Korean War, often referred to as a "Deuce and a Half" or "Jimmy". The CCKW came in many variants, based on the open or closed cab, and Long Wheel Base (LWB 353) or Short Wheel Base (SWB 352).Initially all versions were of closed cab design (having a metal roof and doors) with all steel cargo beds. But as the war progressed an open cab version was designed that had fixed 'half doors' and a canvas top/sides and the steel bed was replaced by a wooden one to conserve steel. The wood bed proved unsatisfactory and a 'composite' bed with steel sides and framing, but with wooden slats for the bed, was developed. Later on the 'wood/steel' composite bed was replaced by an all steel composite bed.

Model Dimensions      Length:202.6 mm   Width:65.2mm
Total Plastic Parts        450+
Total Sprues     26 sprues and cab
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece

Kit No: 82498
Scale      1:35th
This Model features:
    - Multi-directional slide moulded lower hull w/fine detail
- 240 individual track links
- Photo-etched parts included

The T-26 tank was a Soviet light infantry tank used during many conflicts of the 1930s as well as during World War II. It was a development of the British Vickers 6-Ton tank and is widely considered one of the most successful tank designs of the 1930s.
It was produced in greater numbers than any other tank of the period, with more than 11,000 produced. During the 1930s, the USSR developed approximately 53 variants of the T-26, including other combat vehicles based on its chassis. Twenty-three of these were mass-produced. The T-26 was used extensively in the armies of Spain, China and Turkey. In addition, captured T-26 light tanks were used by the Finnish, German, Romanian and Hungarian armies.

Model Dimensions      Length: 132.2mm   Width: 70.7mm
Total Plastic Parts        980+
Total Sprues     38 sprues, lower hull and tracks
Photo Etched Parts     2 pcs

Kit No:    83824
Scale      1:35th
This Model Features:
- over 300 parts
-  Multi-directional slide moulded turret & lower hull
-  Photo-etched parts included
- 182 individual tracks links
From July 1941, the factory began producing the Soviet T-40S. The rear of the vehicle body by a flat piece of armour plates (no sag to install propeller generated), front and side body armour enhancements to 15mm, turret front and side reinforced to 20mm, fully welded tanks made. This design is informally known as "030" or T-30. From September 1941, a number of T-30 tanks equipped with ShVAK 20mm automatic cannon (Beitan 750 rounds), this is the last kind of development model.

Model Dimension        Length: 110mm   Width: 65.5mm
Total Plastic Parts        300+
Total Sprues     14 sprues and lower hull
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
These and Hobbyboss’ other new items are all to be seen at their website