Friday, September 14

November's items from Trumpeter are here with sprues, artwork & colours in our preview...

Trumpeter's four new kits for November are showing the sprues on their website - This month we see a BIG Panther, a stalwart Russian MBT, a boat as big as Exeter and a little Fiddler? See the sprues, photo-etch, art, decals and everything else in the boxes in our Trumpeter new item preview...

Trumpeter’s November 2018 releases…

German Sd.Kfz.171 Panther Ausf.G - Early Version
Model# 00928
1:16th scale
Panther is the common name of a medium tank fielded by Nazi Germany in World War II that served from mid-1943 to the end of the European war in 1945. The Panther's excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection served as a benchmark for other nations' late war and immediate post-war tank designs, and it is frequently regarded as one of the best tank designs of World War II.

The markings of the kit
The sprues included in this big kit
While sharing essentially the same engine as the Tiger I tank, it had better frontal armor, better gun penetration, was lighter overall and thus faster, and could handle rough terrain better than the Tigers. The trade off was weaker side armor; the Panther proved to be deadly in open country and shooting from long range, but vulnerable to close-quarters combat. Also, the 75 mm gun fired a slightly smaller shell than the Tiger's 88 mm gun, providing less high explosive firepower against infantry, though it was still quite effective.
The Panther was also far cheaper to produce than the Tiger tanks, and only slightly more expensive than the Panzer IV, as its design came to fruition at the same time that the Reich Ministry of Armament and War Production was making great efforts to increase war production. Key elements of the Panther design, such as its armor, transmission and final drive, were compromises made specifically to improve production rates and address Germany's war shortages, whereas other elements such as its highly compact engine and its complex suspension system remained with their elegant but complicated engineering. The result was that Panther tank production was far higher than what was possible for the Tiger tanks, but not much higher than what had been accomplished with the Panzer IV. At the same time, the simplified final drive became the single major cause of breakdowns of the Panther tank, and was a problem that was never corrected.
Length: 553.8mm Width: 213.6mm 
Total Parts 2300+
Metal Parts gun barrel , copper cable
Total Sprues 55 sprues , lower hull , upper hull and tracks
The kit consists of over 2300 parts
multi-slide moulded lower hull and upper hull
Full interior details
individual tracks links
Photo-eteched parts included

HMS Exeter
Model# 05350
1:350th scale
Heavy cruiser Exeter is the British Royal Navy during World War II York class heavy cruiser ship in the 2nd, is the "Exeter" named after the first four warships. The ship had been hit hard in the 1939 Battle of the River Plate and the German Navy Admiral Graf Spey battleship battle, so accept the modification. 
After the conversion is completed the ship was sent to the east of India, in 1942, the Battle of Surabaya was sunk by the Japanese navy.
Length: 500.8mm Beam: 49.7mm 
Metal Part anchor chain
17 sprues , hull and decks
the kit contains over 330 parts
the hull made from two-directional slide molds
Deck wood pattern finely rendered
Contains display stand
photo etched parts included

Russian T-72B3 MBT
1:35th scale
T-72 is a Soviet second generation main battle tank that entered production in 1970. It was developed directly from Object 172 and shares parallel features with the T-64A.
The sprues of the kit
T-72 was one of the most widely produced post-World War II tanks, second only to the T-54/55 family, and the basic design has also been further developed as the T-90.
Length: 289mm Width: 108mm 
brass wire , copper cable
24 sprues , lower hull and turret 
The kit consists of over 1100 parts
multi-slide moulded turret and lower hull
188 individual tracks links
Photo Etched parts included

Tu-128M Fiddler 01687
1:72nd Scale
The remote-weather interceptor in Figure 128 developed by former Soviet Tupolev Design Bureau is called "cellists" as nickname in NATO, and is currently the largest air combat fighter in the world.
The remote-weather interceptor in Figure 128 is only for a tactic. After finding B-52, four AA-4 missiles are fully emitted from 50 km away, and then immediately fled without bellicose posturing. Weapons are four R-4 (AA-5) air to air missiles under pylon, normally two R-4R radar-guided missiles and two R-4T infrared-guided missiles.
The remote-weather interceptor in Figure 128 is designed two vertical seats and swept-back wings. Main undercarriage is located within pod under main wing. Huge body can carry on enough fuel without magazine. Weapons are totally fixed on pylon under wing.
Length: 439mm Wingspan: 250mm 
12 sprues
The kit consists of over 130 parts
clear parts for canopy
fuselage & wing with finely engraved panel lines

These are all available from Trumpeter's Distributors this month...