Thursday, February 28

Preview: Two new very attractive kits in march with sprues, art & colours from Hobbyboss...

We wait for Hobbyboss to show us the sprues before we preview their latest every month. Just arrived are the sprues, box art, colours & everything else in the boxes of their latest two releases for March 2019...

Two new WWII kits in March from Hobbyboss

Russian Yak-28P Firebar
Model:# 81767
1:48th scale
The Yak-28P became the dedicated long-range, missile-armed interceptor which could be called upon, in relatively short order, to take on marauding Western bombers or spy planes. The type was born in 1960 and entered service as soon as 1964. These versions lacked the internal bomb bay of their tactical bomber brethren which allowed for more onboard fuel stores to be exercised. An interception radar was standard and fitted in the nose cone assembly while integrated with the aircraft's missile-only payload. Production resulted in 435 aircraft.
The Yak-28P was powered by 2 x Tumansky R-11 series afterburning turbojet engines delivering 10,140lbs on dry thrust and 13,670lbs with afterburning engaged. Maximum speed was 1,140 miles per hour with a range out to 1,550 miles and a service ceiling of 55,000 feet. Armament was generally 2 x R-98M (AA-3 "Anab") medium-range, air-to-air missiles and 2 x K-13A (AA-2 "Atoll") short-ranged air-to-air missiles. The aircraft carried a mix of R-98M missiles, typically an infrared homing and a semi-active radar homing version. No internal cannon was fitted.
- Model Dimensions: Length: 435.6mm   Wingspan: 243.6mm
- 10 sprues
- The kit consists of over 150  parts
- Detailed fuselage&wing w/accurate design
- Detailed cockpit

Soviet MBV-2 (F-34 GUN)
Model:# 85515
1:35th scale
Since the invention of the railroad, trains have always played a major role in wars, particularly for troop transport. But even as early as the American Civil War, specially armed armoured trains were used in active combat. For about a hundred years, ironclad trains were running the railroads of Europe. To this day, only a few survive, notably this example at the Kubinka Tank Museum in Russia.

One of the trains is now on display at The Kubinka Tank Museum and it is included in the 4 marking choices in this kit.
The Motobronevagon MBV-2. Produced in 1938, this self-propelled vehicle was armed with three76.2mmguns and ten machine guns, with a crew of fifteen. Only two of these heavy-class armoured trains were built, which saw extensive action in WWII against the Axis invaders. 
- Length: 570mm   Width: 94mm  
- Total Plastic Parts     430+
- Total Sprues: 26 sprues, hull and roadbeds
-  2 Photo-Etched Sheets
- The kit consists of  over 430 parts, including 5 section roadbeds

These brand new kits from Hobbyboss will be available in your local hobby shop in the next week or so. See the Hobbyboss Website for more info