Monday, August 17

Hobbyboss’ sensational September selections – Old square tanks, a stout CCKW and a svelte Schwalbe…

The featured kits from Hobbyboss for September feature two very boxy looking tanks and a CCKW cargo truck with the popular two seat me-262 night fighter in 48th scale. All promising kits and sure to interest many a modeller. Take a look at them and the sprues in our preview…
Preview: New kits from Hobbyboss in September
US GMC CCKW-352 Wooden tray Cargo Truck
Model: #83832
1:35th scale
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 the "Deuce and a Half" or "Jimmy". The CCKW came in many variants, based on the open or closed cab, Long Wheel Base (LWB 353) or Short Wheel Base (SWB 352). Initially all versions were of the closed cab design (having a metal roof and doors) with all steel cargo beds. 
As the war progressed an open cab version was designed that had fixed “half doors” and a canvas top/sides, with the steel bed being 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 Features         
Model Dimension         Length: 180mm   Width: 63.8 mm 
Total Plastic Parts       320+
Total Sprues     13 sprues and cab
Metal Parts       brass wire
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
The kit consists of over 320 parts, includes 11 clear parts
- Details finely represented by newly tooled parts
- Main tires with very good detail
- Photo-etched parts included 

Soviet T-28 Medium Tank (Riveted)
Model: #83853
1:35th scale
The Soviet T-28 was among the world's first medium tanks. The prototype was completed in 1931 and production began in late 1932. It was an infantry-support tank intended to break through fortified defences. The T-28 was designed to complement the heavier T-35, with which it shared many components. 
The type would not have that much success in combat, but it played an important role as a development project for the Soviet designers. A series of new ideas and solutions were tried out on the T-28 and were later incorporated in future models. 
Model Features         
Model Dimensions       Length: 214mm   Width: 82mm 
Total Plastic Parts       800+
Total Sprues     21 sprues, lower hull, upper hull and turret
Metal Parts       copper cable
Photo Etched Parts     2 pcs
The kit consists of over 800 parts
>multi-slide moulded turret, upper hull and lower hull
>photo etched parts included
>individual tracks

Me 262 B-1a/U1
Model: #80379
1:48th scale
The Messerschmitt Me-262 was the first operational jet fighter in the world. Project work had begun at Messerschmitt as early as April 1939 on a new high-speed fighter plane the propulsion of which was to consist of the “turbine jet” system. And on 18th July 1942 the Me-262 took off on his first flight. 
The Me-262 was powered by two Jumo 004B type engines giving the Me262 a maximum speed of 870km/h at an altitude of 6000m. Its service ceiling was 11400m and its range was 1050km. Basic armament consisted of 4×30mm MK108 cannon installed in the nose. In addition, 2×12 type R4M rockets could be carried the wings.
Model Features     
Model Dimension         Length: 244 mm   Wingspan: 260.6mm  
Total Plastic Parts       180+
Total Sprues     11 sprues
Metal Parts       nose gear cabin  
 The kit consists of over 180 parts & includes 4 clear parts for canopy.
-Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design
-Detailed gear cabin
-Optional metal nose gear cabin

French Saint-Chamond Heavy Tank - Early
Model: #83858
Model Scale: 1:35th
The Saint-Chamond heavy tank was developed in France in World War I's second tank, from 1917 years 4 months to 1918 years 7 months produced a total of 400 vehicles. Unfortunately the Saint-Chamond design was seriously flawed, with the main drawback being the tracks not large enough for the body and heavier weight. 
Due to the use of a large number of tanks, in 1918 began trench warfare has changed substantially stalemate war changed the pattern.
More details
Model Size        Length: 265mm    Width: 112.5mm
The total number of parts      300+
The total number of offset      12 sprues, lower hull, upper hull and trucks
Film Accessory            1 piece
The Kit Consists of over 300 Parts
Multi-slide Moulded Upper hull
Photo etched Parts included
Individual Track links for ease of assembly 
These kits will all be available from Hobbyboss’ distributors in September.