Tuesday, May 30

We look at Hobbyboss’ latest from land, sea & air in our June 2017 item preview

Hobbyboss have five new models from land sea nd air on release this next month of June.  We have pictures of not only the nice box art for each but colours and markings and sprue shots of each kit with some info so you can make up your own decisions on whether you want these in your stash or not. See what's new in our preview...

Hobbyboss’ new items for
June 2017

Marder III Ausf.M Tank Destroyer Sd.Kfz.138 - Late
Model# 80168
1:35th scale
The last Marder III variant was based on the Geschützwagen 38(t) Ausf. M, a purpose-designed vehicle for self-propelled gun use, again armed with the 75 mm PaK 40 anti-tank gun. Ausf. M was the final variant of the Marder series and was a significant improvement over previous models, with its lower silhouette, sloped armour and much more functional fighting compartment. In this variant, the engine was moved from the rear to the middle between the driver and the rest of the crew. Because there was no engine in the rear, the gun and the crew did not have to sit on top of the engine deck as in previous models. 
The fighting compartment could be lowered down to the bottom floor level where the engine used to be, which decreased crew exposure, as well as visibility. Unlike the previous two Marder IIIs, the fighting compartment was closed at the rear, protecting the crew up to their midsection. It stayed open-topped. It could carry only 27 rounds of ammunition. The machinegun port at the front was eliminated in the Ausf. M in favour of an MG 34 or MG 42 carried by the crew.
Length: 148.2mm Width: 61mm
Total 10 sprues and lower hull
Metal gun barrel
The kit consists of over 500 parts
multi-slide moulded lower hull, turret
individual tracks
photo-etched parts included

A-4E Skyhawk
Model# 81764
1:48th scale
The A-4 Skyhawk was designed by Douglas in response to a U.S. Navy call for a jet-powered attack aircraft to replace the older A-1 Skyraider. Douglas opted for a design that would minimise its size, weight, and complexity. The result was an aircraft that weighed only half of the Navy's weight specification. It had a wing so compact that it did not need to be folded for carrier stowage.
A-4E, including new Pratt & Whitney J52-P-6A engine with 8,400 lbf (37 kN)) of thrust, strengthened airframe with two more weapon pylons (for a total of five), improved avionics, with TACAN, Doppler navigation radar, radar altimeter, toss-bombing computer, and AJB-3A low-altitude bombing system. Many later upgraded with a J52-P-8 engine with 9,300 lbf (41 kN) thrust;499 built.
Length: 274mm Wingspan: 174mm
Total Plastic Parts 320+
Total Sprues 10 sprues
The kit consists of over 320 parts, including clear parts
for the canopy.

M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen (ADGZ-Steyr)
Model# 83890
1:35th scale
The Steyr ADGZ was originally developed as a heavy armoured car for the Austrian army (its designation was "M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen") from 1934 and delivered from 1935-37. The Austrian army was using the ADGZ armoured car at the time of Anschluss. 12 were used by the army and 15 were used by the police. 
The Germans used them for police work and some were taken on by the SS and used on the Eastern Front and in the Balkans. The SS ordered an additional 25 ADGZ which were delivered in 1942. An interesting feature of this vehicle was that there was no "rear:" either end was capable of driving the unit.
Length: 180.3mm Width: 66.4mm
Total Plastic Parts 310+
Total Sprues 6 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and tires
The kit consists of over 310 parts
photo-etched parts included
rubber tires

Su-27 Flanker (Early)
Model# 81712
1:48th scale
The Su-27 Flanker is a single-seat, twin-engine Mach-2 class jet fighter originally manufactured by the Soviet Union, and designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau. It was intended as a direct competitor for the large United States three generation fighters, with 3,530-kilometre range, heavy armament, sophisticated avionics and high manoeuvrability. The Su-27 most often flies air superiority missions but is able to perform almost all combat operations. Complementing the smaller MiG-29, the Su-27's closest US counterpart is the F-15 Eagle.
There are several related developments of the Su-27 design. The Su-30 is a two-seat, dual-role fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions.
Length: 470mm Wingspan: 308mm
17 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and vinyl tires
the kit consists of over 300 parts
Detailed cockpit
photo-etched parts included

USS Alaska CB-1
Model# 86513
1:350th scale
USS Alaska belongs to US Navy Alaska Class Battle cruiser first ship, service on June 17, 1944, total length :246.43 m, displacement :34253 tonnes, 150000 horsepower, maximum speed :32 knots.At a speed of 15 knots, its range is 12000 nautical miles.After the completion of the Alaska class battle cruiser mainly along with Mitchell's fleet aircraft carriers, as the cruiser squadron flagship, and provide protection for an aircraft carrier.
At the end of Japanese naval and air forces near destruction, participated in the bombardment fleet bombarded Japanese native.After the Japanese surrender, USS Alaska joined the seventh fleet, on February 17, 1947, USS Alaska from active duty, at the end of the 50's demolition.
Length: 704mm Beam: 80.4mm
Total Plastic Parts 1150+
17 sprues, hull, decks and stand
Metal Parts anchor chain
hull made from multi-directional slide moulds.
Deck wood pattern finely rendered
Contains 2 SC-1 plane
Contains display stand and engraved name plate
Photo-etched frets included
These kits will all be available from Hobbyboss’ Distributors sometime in June 2017.