Saturday, November 18

Tamiya has a tiny Goliath & Rice's Red Devils Easy Eight coming in early 2018.

Tamiya has a tiny Goliath and Rices Red Devils coming in early 2018. Two new kits - one an updated U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight” Korean War and another, the tiny obstacle clearing remote controlled "Goliath" with tree crew members ready to escort it into battle.

Two new kits - tanks big and small for early 2018 from Tamiya

German Assault Pioneer Team & Goliath Set

1/35th scale

Coming Feb 2018
MSRP: $19.00 (USD)
This 1/35 scale model recreates the Goliath. It was a diminutive tracked vehicle about 1.5m long that could carry up to 60kg of light explosives and was remotely controlled via 3 cables that spooled out of its rear. Some 7,564 were produced in all, split between 12V battery and gas engine-powered variants. 
They were largely deployed by assault pioneer (Sturmpionier) units and were hoped to give the advantage of surprise. They were used on all fronts including German counters to the allied invasions in Normandy.
The kit features the parts for two Goliaths & three WWII German Army Pioneers to control them

U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight” Korean War 

1/35th scale
Updated tooling from 2015 kit
New decals depicting Korean War
Length: 214mm. 
Coming January 2018
MSRP: $54.00 (USD)
This model assembly kit depicts the Korean War variant of the M4A3E8 "Easy Eight" Sherman. This kit variant includes new parts and new decals representing one of the most famous Shermans of the Korean war in a new decal set.
The Sherman – reliable and available in huge numbers - was a gamechanger for the Allies in WWII, and the Easy Eight a prevalent variant most notable for its horizontal volute spring suspension (HVSS) and smooth ride. The Easy Eight's career did not end with WWII, however, as a number were refurbished and thrown back into action by a largely demobilized U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1950. They faced off against T34/85s operated by the Korean People's Army with great success and were later often used in a supporting fire role.
Image shows assembled and painted kit.
Tamiya designers pored over the real thing to achieve this superbly accurate 1/35th scale model. The model's features are:

- Two figures, one commander torso figure and a fellow crewman
- Decal set featuring two marking options including "Rice's Red Devils"
- Belt-type parts authentically capture the T80 double pin tracks. 
- Gun shield with canvas cover, late deflector & updated travel lock
- Slide-molded parts feature realistic surfaces such as the cast turret & welded hull sides.
- Finely moulded parts for engine grilles & numerous tools
- Gaz-67B Field Car Parts - it offers the whole Soviet-made jeep for your diorama!
- Exhaust deflector can be moved between stowed and extended positions.
- Commander's hatch can be assembled open or closed and has separate periscope parts. 
- Clear parts recreate vision blocks.

these two new kits from Tamiya are due in January/ February in your local Hobby Shop. Check out the Tamiya Website for more info.