Wednesday, July 5

We look at Hobbyboss’ latest in August 2017 new item preview

Hobbyboss have four new models ready for us in August - another Fitter, a tiny Loco with a lot of pull, a beautiful AMX and a floating Strasbourg? see what we are on about in our preview that includes markings and sprues…

Hobbyboss’ new items for 
June 2017

A-1B Trainer 
1:48th scale
The AMX is a ground-attack aircraft for battlefield interdiction, close air support and reconnaissance missions. It was built until 1999 by AMX International, an Italian-Brazilian joint venture, and is designated the A-1 by the Brazilian Air Force.
The AMX is capable of operating at high subsonic speed and low altitude, by day or night, and if necessary, from bases with poorly equipped or damaged runways. Low IR signature and reduced radar equivalent cross-section help prevent detection, while low vulnerability of structure and systems aid survivability. Integrated ECM, air-to-air missiles and nose-mounted guns provide self-defence capabilities
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Model Dimensions: Length: 287.2mm Wingspan: 209mm 
Total Sprues 9 sprues and tires
2 Photo Etched sheets
the kit consists of over 200 parts, clear parts for the canopy. 
-Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design

German Panzerlok BR57 Armoured Locomotive 
Model #82922
1:72nd scale
Germany had used armoured trains in WWI, but prior to the start of WWII the armoured train was seen as something of a relic by the German defence force, the Reichswehr, and its government renamed successor in 1935, the Wehrmacht. The Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG), or German National Railway between 1920 and 1945, saw armoured trains as a way to preserve and advance a military presence. By keeping a strong military face on this state-owned railroad。The BR57 armoured trains locomotive was actually based on the Prussian series G10 locomotive first built in 1910 and featuring a 0-10-0 wheel arrangement.
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Model Dimension Length: 495mm Width: 50.7mm 
Total Sprues 5 sprues, cab and frame
The kit consists of over 90 parts with 4 section
roadbeds included
-Newly tooled parts in accurate detail

French Navy Strasbourg Battleship 
1:350th scale
Strasbourg was the second and last battleship of the Dunkerque class built for the French Navy before World War II. She was slightly more heavily armoured than her sister ship Dunkerque.The design of the class was innovative, having the entire main armament mounted forward in two quadruple turrets, which allowed unrestricted forward fire. During the Phoney War, battleship Strasbourg escorted convoys. After the fall of France, she was docked in Mers-el-Kébir, Algeria alongside sister ship Dunkerque. On 3 Jul 1940, British Force H executed Operation Catapult and attacked the French fleet there. While other French ships were damaged, Strasbourg managed to escape, eventually making her way to Toulon, France, becoming the flagship of the Vichy French Navy. On 27 Nov 1942, the Germans broke the armistice and invaded Toulon. Along with most of the French fleet, she was scuttled by opening sea valves and then by demolition charges, with some of her guns firing at German tanks as she sank; she was hit by a German tank during the 27 Nov 1942 action and suffered 1 officer killed and 6 sailors wounded. 
On 17 Jul 1943, she was refloated by the Italian Navy in an attempt to either put her into service or to use as scrap, but the Italian surrender prompted German takeover of the ship. On 1 Apr 1944, she returned under Vichy French control. On 18 Aug 1944, she was sunk a second time in Toulon, this time as the result of American aerial bombing. On 1 Oct 1944, she was refloated by the Free French. Re-entering French naval service, she was used as a test bed for underwater explosions until 22 Mar 1955. She was sold for scrapping on 27 May.
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Model Dimensions Length: 623mm Beam: 91.9mm 
Total Sprues 14 sprues, hull and decks
Metal Parts anchor chain
Photo Etched Parts 6 pcs
hull made from multi-directional slide moulds.
- Deck wood pattern finely rendered
- Contains 1 Loire 130 plane
- Contains display stand and engraved name plate 
- Photo-etched frets included

Su-17UM3 Fitter-G 
1:48th scale
The Sukhoi Su-17 Fitter is the fighter-bomber developed from the Su-7 series.They enjoyed a very long career in many countries since the cold war.

The new aircraft is basically been redesigned. Fitted with the new engine, avionics, and new variable-sweep wing, these new Fitters can take off and land on a shorter runway, the flight performance has become better also, they have the larger payload and maximum speed.
The Su-17UM3 is the revised trainer with the same avionics suite as the Su-17M3, they have the same combat capability with the Su-17M3.The export version is the Su-22UM3 with the R-29 engine and the Su-22UM3K with the Al-21F-13 engine.
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Model Dimension Length: 396mm Wingspan: 285mm 
Total Sprues 14 sprues and tires
Photo Etched Parts 1 piece
the kit consists of over 380 parts 
-Detailed fuselage&wing w/accurate design
-Detailed cockpit
These kits will all be available from Hobbyboss’ Distributors sometime in August 2017.