Friday, November 30

Hobbyboss' December kits - Sprues, art & kit stats in our preview...

We have pictures of the sprues of Hobbyboss' newest models of December. The VK.3001 (P) is there, along with a few people's Christmas present, the B-24J "liberator" which has caused some consternation. see for yourself in our preview...

Hobbyboss' December kits

American B-24J "liberator" bomber
Model Number: #83211
1:32nd scale
The B-24 Liberator was designed in 1939 as a replacement for the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Its roomy fuselage and high aspect ratio Davis wing enabled the B-24 to fly higher, farther, and to carry a greater bomb load than the B-17.
A total of 18,481 examples were built, making it the most widely produced U.S. military aircraft to date.
It served on all battlefronts in various roles that included bombing, mine laying, photo-reconnaissance, cargo, and transport duties. It was particularly well suited for service in the Pacific theatre where its long-range capability proved of value.

If this were the case, the aircraft would have participated in the long-range bombing missions the squadron made into Burma to destroy the infamous Siam-Burma railway bridges that the Japanese built at the cost of over 24,000 Allied prisoners’ lives.

Length: 675.9mm Wingspan: 1049.5mm 
Total number of parts     540+
22 sprues, tires and undercarriage
Etched parts     1 piece
- Finely detailed cockpit, gear cabin, 
- Grooved rubber tires 
- PE parts included

German VK.3001 (P) test tank
Model: #83891
1:35th scale
VK 30.01 (P) is a medium-sized tank prototype produced between 1940 and 1941 in accordance with German military requirements. Two prototype bodies were made. The tank never entered service, but it was further developed into the VK 4501 Tiger (P).
Length: 262.1mm Width: 89.7mm   
9 sprues, upper hull and lower hull 
The kit consists of over 400 parts 
Photo-etched parts included 
Individual track links

These two new kits should be available in time for Christmas from Hobbyboss' Distributors Worldwide