Wednesday, December 13

Trumpeter’s new releases…from the air, sea and ground to you in January 2018

Trumpeter's January new year releases are just leaving the factories now, with a large sale Mig trainer, a most modern Nelson, Another Paper tank destroyer and a Multi rocket launch system ready to dump on us. We have the sprue shots, markings & boxart in today’s preview.

Trumpeter’s January 2018 releases…

Russian MIG-29UB Fulcrum
Model# 03226
1/32nd  scale
In order to train the new pilots of the Fulcrum for Air Force, Mikoyan OKB developed a combat-capable trainer based on the original Fulcrum A.
Known as the Izdeliye 9.51, the new Two-Seat Mig-29UB conversion trainer took its first flight on 29th April 1981.To avoid a major redesign and ensure maximum commonality, the fire control radar was deleted in order to contain the newly-designed cockpit and canopy. Both the trainee at the front seat and the instructor at the rear could control the aircraft. With the remaining IRST and HMS, the Mig-29UB can still fire the IR-homing AAMs and air-to-ground armament.The internal cannon was also retained.
The Mig-29UB retained dogfighting and strike capability, and the special emulators allow pilots to train in intercept techniques.Most users of the Single-Seat Mig-29s have imported the Mig-29UB to train their new pilots.
Model Length: 536.2mm Wingspan: 356.5mm 
Total Parts 600+
Metal Parts gear strut
Total Sprues 23 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and tires
Highly detailed Engines
Finely detailed cockpit, gear cabin,
Grooved rubber tires
PE parts included

HMS Nelson 1944
Model# 06717
1: 700th scale
HMS NELSON was laid down at Armstrong-Whitworth’s shipyard in Newcastle-on-Tyne on December 28th, 1922, launched on September 3rd, 1925, and commissioned on August 15th, 1927.
At the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, NELSON was serving as flagship of the Home Fleet. In March 1941 NELSON supported the landing raid on the Lofoten Islands, Norway, against German factories producing fish oil and glycerine. The same year NELSON transferred to the Mediterranean, taking part in one of the Malta Convoys. In November 1942, NELSON was active in the “Operation Torch” landings in French North Africa. In July 1943, NELSON supported the Allied invasion of Sicily “Operation Husky”, and the Salerno landings in September 1943. On September 29th, 1943, General Dwight D Eisenhower, on behalf of the Allies, and Marshal Badoglio of Italy signed the Italian surrender agreement aboard NELSON.

In 1944, NELSON took part in the Normandy landings, subsequently transferring to the Indian Ocean to participate in the war on Japan in August and September 1945. The Japanese surrender of Malaya was signed aboard NELSON on September 3rd, 1945.

After the war ended in 1945, NELSON was retired from active service and used on training duties until 1947, becoming a bombing target before being sold for scrap in 1948.

Model Length: 309.5mm Beam: 45.5mm 
Total Sprues 10 sprues, hull and deck
 Lower hull made from multi-directional slide moulds.
Deck wood pattern finely rendered
Contains engraved nameplate 
Photo-etched frets included

M270/A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System
Model# 01049
1:35th  scale
M270 MLRS(M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, often abbreviated as M270 MLRS) is a feature armoured self-propelled multiple rocket launcher weapon systems. Since 1983, the U.S. military first used the M270 rocket launchers, NATO member states have begun to adopt a number of M270, and gradually become NATO standard weapons. After the United States and European countries produced a total of approximately 1,300 units of M270 and about 700,000 branch rocket. When in 2003, after delivery of the last batch of the Egyptian Army M270, M270 officially discontinued.
Model Brief Length: 200.5mm Width: 89.5mm 
Total Parts 970+
Metal Parts copper tube
Photo-Etched Parts 1 piece
Total Sprues 25 sprues, lower hull, cab and tracks
Detailed multi-directional slide-moulded cab.
multi-slide moulded the lower hull
184 individual tracks links
 Photo-etched parts included
Here is the MRLS built up and painted - looking pretty nice!

Stug E-100
Model #09542
1:35th scale
What if Germany’s plans for a new series of tanks late in WWII had materialized? The super heavy end of the Entwicklung E-series may have been represented by the E-100 tank chassis with ‘Maus’ type turret and two optional artillery guns, 15cm/L46 or 17cm PaK46. Work on E-tanks was abandoned before the end of WWII.
Model Brief Length: 334mm Width: 128.4mm 
Total Parts 290+
Total Sprues 7 sprues, lower hull and upper hull
More Features The kit consists of over 290 parts
multi-slide moulded lower hull, turret
rubber tracks
photo-etched parts included
Here is an example of the kit built up...
These and all other kits from Trumpeter will be available in January 2018 through their Distributors Worldwide