Monday, June 6

Preview:Hobbyboss’ four new items for July 2016

Hobbyboss have four new releases for July -  A German Kangaroo, a French landship, an American heavy calibre lobber and a French Milan? Let’s see the kits and sprues in the our preview…

Hobbyboss’ new items for July 2016

Model #83877
1/35th scale 
  The Panhard VBL is a wheeled 4x4 all-terrain vehicle offered in various configurations. It was designed to combine the agility of the Peugeot VLTT liaison vehicle with adequate protection against small arms fire, artillery fragments, mines and NBC weapons. The VBL is fully amphibious and can swim at 5.4 km/h; it is also air transportable by C-130, C-160 and A400M.
The VBL was developed during the 1980s and entered operational service in France in 1990. It has a fuel consumption of 16 litres per 100 km. The VBL MILAN Anti-tank medium range (up to 2000 metres) in combat. one MILAN missile fire unit and six missiles, with a MIRA Thermal camera.

Model Features:
Model Dimensions       Length: 125mm   Width: 70mm
The kit consists of over 290 parts
Multi-slide moulded lower hull and upper hull
Photo-etched parts included
Rubber tires

Model #83860
1/35th scale
The Saint-Chamond was the second French heavy tank of the First World War, with 400 manufactured from April 1917 to July 1918. Born of the commercial rivalry between the makers of the Schneider CA1 tank, the Saint-Chamond was an inadequate design. Its principal weakness was the "caterpillar" tracks. They were much too short in relation to the vehicle's length and heavy weight (23 tons). Later models, however, attempted to rectify some of the tank's original flaws by instaling wider and stronger track shoes, thicker frontal Armor and the more effective 75mm Mle 1897 field gun.
The Saint-Chamond tanks remained engaged in various actions until the late summer of 1918, belatedly becoming more effective after combat had moved out of the trenches onto open ground. Eventually, however, the Saint-Chamond tanks were scheduled to be entirely replaced by imported British heavy tanks.

Model Features:
Model Dimension         Length:265 mm   Width: 102.2mm  
Total Plastic Parts       300+
Total Sprues     14 sprues, lower hull, upper hull and tracks
The kit consists of over 300 parts
multi-slide moulded upper hull
photo-etched parts included
individual tracks

Model #81747
1/48th scale
The FW 190 V18 was designed and built as a prototype for the high-altitude FW 190 C, and in V18/U1 form it had the DB 603A engine driving a four-bladed propeller. The FW 190 C was a projected high-altitude fighter that never came to fruition; even so five prototypes were completed, the FW 190 V18, V29, V30, V32 and V33. Each of these aircraft had DB 603 inline engines, annular radiators, Hirth 9-2281 turbochargers and four-bladed propellers. By 1944 the project had been halted by technical problems and opposition to use of the DB 603 (which was needed for other aircraft types).
Model Features
the kit consists of over 70 parts, including the clear parts
 for the canopy.
-Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design

Model #81012
1/35th scale 
The M252 81 mm medium weight mortar is a British designed smooth bore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for long-range indirect fire support to light infantry, air assault, and airborne units across the entire front of a battalion zone of influence. In the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps, it is normally deployed in the mortar platoon of an infantry battalion. 
Model features
Model Dimensions: Length: mm   Width: mm   Height: mm
Total Sprues     4 sprues and base
 + copper tube
the kit consists of over 50 parts

These kits will all be available from Hobbyboss’ distributors in July 2016.