Monday, April 4

Preview: light tanks & even lighter jets are upon us with Hobbyboss' May new items.

Hobbyboss have four new releases for May feature two light heavy hitters on the battlefields of WWII as well as two light aircraft that hit way above their weight – four new interesting kits with art and sprue shots to show you in our preview…

Hobbyboss’ new items for May 2016

Model no# 8388283878
1/35th scale
The BA-20 armoured car was developed in 1934 for use by headquarters, staffs, reconnaissance and communications units. It was derived from the civilian GAZ-M1 car using its chassis, which was itself a modified version of a Ford design, produced by the Nizhny Novgorod-based vehicle manufacturer GAZ. Full production of the BA-20 started in 1935. The chassis was built at the Nizhny Novgorod factory; the body was built at the Vyksinskiy plant, where final assembly of the BA-20 occurred as well.
Model Dimensions: Length: 128mm   Width: 50.8mm 
Total Plastic Parts160+
Total Sprues     8 sprues, hull and tires
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
The kit consists of over 160 parts
multi-slide moulded turret and hull
photo etched parts included
rubber tires

Model no# 83849
1/35th scale
 The ZiS-30 was one of a few hastily-designed armoured fighting vehicles created by Soviet industry shortly after the German invasion of 1941. In August 1941 Grabin's design bureau at the Gorky plant no. 92 mounted the 57 mm ZiS-2 gun onto the chassis of a Komsomolets artillery tractor. There were problems with availability of both the chassis and gun and only about a hundred were built. 
Model Dimensions: Length: 139.7mm   Width: 63.5mm
Total Sprues 17 sprues, lower hull and upper hull
Metal Parts       gun barrel
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
The kit consists of over 370 parts
multi-slide moulded lower hull
photo etched parts included
individual track links

Model no# 81746
1:48th scale
The Saab 29, colloquially called Flygande tunnan (English: "The Flying barrel") was a Swedish fighter designed and manufactured by Saab in the 1950s. It was Sweden's second turbojet-powered combat aircraft, the first being the Saab 21R. Despite its rotund appearance, the J 29 was fast and agile, serving effectively in both fighter and fighter-bomber roles into the 1970s. J-29B Fighter, 332 built 1953–55; featured 50% larger fuel capacity and underwing hard points to carry bombs, rockets and drop-tanks.
Model Dimensions: Length: 195.5mm   Wingspan: 214.4mm 
Total Plastic Parts       120+
Total Sprues     5 sprues
More Features: the kit consists of over 120 parts, includes clear parts
 for canopy.
-Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design

Model no# 81736
1:48th scale
  The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single engine, advanced jet trainer aircraft. It first flew in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk. The Hawk is used by the Royal Air Force, and other air forces, as either a trainer or a low-cost combat aircraft. The Hawk is still in production with over 900 Hawks sold to 18 customers around the world.
  Hawk 127 - The Royal Australian Air Force ordered 33 Hawk 127 Lead-in Fighters (LIFs) in June 1997, 12 of which were produced in the UK and 21 in Australia. This variant is also powered by the Adour 871. The Hawk 127 is operated by the RAAF's No. 76 Squadron and No. 79 Squadron which are based at RAAF Base Williamstown and RAAF Base Pearce respectively.
Model Dimensions: Length: 268.2mm/ Wingspan: 209mm
Total Sprues 13 sprues
Photo Etched sheets: 2
the kit consists of over 180 parts
Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design & a detailed cockpit
These kits will all be available from Hobbyboss’ distributors in May 2016.