Monday, September 17

Two new kits in our Hobbyboss October Preview...

Hobbyboss has only two new kits coming in October, but if you like smaller scale German WWII Armoured trains, or modern Chinese AFV's you might just be interested in these two in our preview...

New from Hobbyboss in October

German Kommandowagen of BP-42
Model# 82924
For the armored train units of Type BP-42, the artillery was increased, following Russian and Polish examples, to four guns, which were not, though ,mounted two to a car as in the latter types, but one per separately built ten-sided rotating turret, in order to avoid too-great losses from a direct hit. 
The two halves of the train, before and behind the locomotive were identical and consisted of one artillery car with one 10cm le.F.H 14/19(p) gun, one command and infantry car and one artillery and anti-aircraft car with one 7.62cm F.K.295/l(r) and one 2cm anti-aircraft quadruple unit.
Length: 594.3mm   Width: 81.7mm
4 sprues and hull
The kit consists of over 90 parts  
4 sections of  roadbed included for a base
Newly tooled parts in accurate detail

Model# 84505
1:35th scale
The ZTL-11 is in service with the Chinese armed forces, and was first shown to the public in September 2015 during a military parade in Beijing to commemorate the end of World War II in Asia. According to military sources, the ZTL-11 is based on the ZBD-09 using an 8x8 military chassis. The vehicle is also referred as ZTL-09, a fire support vehicle which is fitted with a two-man turret armed with a 105mm cannon. It has a crew of four, including commander, driver, gunner and loader. 
This vehicle is made on a welded steel armour hull with add-on ceramic armour modules. Chinese sources claim that the hull and turret of the vehicle provide protection against weapons firing 25 mm armour-piercing rounds at the front and 12.7 mm armour-piercing ammunition all-around the vehicle.
The ZTL-11 is fully amphibious and propelled in the water thanks to two waterjets mounted at the rear of the chassis.
Length: 290.4mm   Width: 88.4mm  
15 sprues, upper hull, lower hull, turret and tires
 copper cable plus Photo-Etched Parts
The kit consists of over 360 parts
Multi-slide moulded turret and hull
Rubber tyres included

These new kits are available from Hobbyboss' distributors in October.