Saturday, April 5

Where’s the other engine? …and two other new releases in April from Hobbyboss.

German circle flyers, French heavy hitters and mass produced good ol' U.S. machines are feature in the trio of new releases from Hobbyboss this April..

Hobbyboss March 2014 Items

Kit no:81728
1/48th scale
The Blohm & Voss BV 141 was a World War II German tactical reconnaissance aircraft. It is remembered as one of the most asymmetrical aircraft to have ever flown. The Perspex-glazed crew gondola on the starboard side strongly resembled that found on the Fw-189, and housed the pilot, observer and rear gunner, the tailplane was asymmetrical in the BV 141 V10 prototype.
The aircraft proved very stable and manoeuvrable. Indeed, Dr. Vogt had calculated that the greater weight on one side of the aircraft could be cancelled out by the torque of the propeller. While actually performing well it never was ordered into full scale production. Contributing factors to that decision were that its preferred engine was in greater demand for the Focke-Wulf Fw-190 fighter.

Kit features:
Model Dimension        Length: 284.5mm   Wingspan:365 mm
Total Plastic Parts        100+
Total Sprues     7 sprues
the kit consists of over 100 parts , includes clear parts for the canopy.
-Detailed fuselage&wing w/accurate design

Kit No: 83802
1/35th scale
   The White 666 cargo trucks were built to a standardised Military design for fast and easy reproduction in a wartime environment.

The early type had a closed cab and a metal cargo body; the later type had an open cab and a wooden cargo body. And although, having the same appearance they slightly differed in specification.
It was used in all theatres of war in WW2 and long after that in many armies worldwide.

Kit features:
Item Name         US White 666 Cargo (Soft Top)
Model Dimension        Length: 164mm   Width: 62.7mm
Total Plastic Parts        400+
Total Sprues     13 sprues , cab and tires
Metal Parts        chain
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
- Slide-moulded cab
- Chassis w/fine detail
- Detailed frame w/accurate design
- Rubber tires have very good details..
- Photo-etched parts included

Kit No: 83835
1/35th scale
 The GCT 155mm AUF1 is based on the AMX30 main battle tank (MBT) chassis and equipped with a 155mm 39-caliber gun with an auto-loading system, giving a rate of fire of 8 rounds per minute, and a sustained rate of fire of 6 rounds per minute. It is also equipped with a roof-mounted 12.7mm anti-aircraft gun. The AUF1 has an effective range of 23,500 meters firing conventional rounds and 28,000 meters using Rocket Assisted Projectiles (RAPs).
The AUF1 155mm howitzer and turret are designed for integration onto a wider range of armoured chassis such as AMX30, Leopard 1, Arjun and T-72.

Kit features
GCT 155mm AU-F1 SPH Based on T-72
Model Dimension        Length: 276.3mm   Width: 99 mm
Total Plastic Parts        680+
Total Sprues     15 sprues , lower hull and turret
Metal Parts        copper cable
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
-the kit w/refined detail
-multi-slide moulded turret and lower hull
-photo etched parts included
-rubber tracks
These and Hobbyboss’ other new items are all to be seen at their website