Friday, December 13

Four new kits with sprues, colours & boxart for December from Trumpeter

Only one of these new kits from Trumpeter do NOT shoot at boats as one of their main tasks - do you know which one yet? Take a look at our preview to see the artwork, sprues, colours and features of the new four from Trumpeter in December...

Four new items with sprues, colours & boxart from Trumpeter in December

Italian Heavy Cruiser Fiume
Model:# 05348
1:350th scale
The Fiume was a Zara class heavy cruiser of the Italian Regia Marina. Her name derives from the city of Fiume and her motto "Sic indeficienter virtus" (thus with inexhaustible valour) derived from the city's motto since 1659, Indeficienter.

The colour choice of the kit
Decals supplied in the box
Built-in the Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino at Trieste, she entered service at the end of 1931. At the start of the Second World War, she was assigned to 1st Cruiser Division, based at Taranto. During the war, she and her sister cruisers Zara and Pola fought together in the Battle of Cape Matapan, during which were all sunk on 29 March 1941.

Sprues of this kit
Total 15 sprues, hull and decks
-  the kit contains over 420 parts
-  the hull made from two-directional slide moulds
-  Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-  Contains display stand
- photo-etched parts included

Russian 3S60 launcher of 3K60 BAL/BAL-Elex Coastal Missile Complex
Model: #01052
1:35th scale
The BAL-E coastal missile system is designed to engage surface ships, boats, amphibious craft on their approach to the coast, among islands, in straits and skerries against hostile electronic countermeasures using anti-ship cruise missiles. It boasts high mobility and short time of deployment and readiness for action.

The colour choices of the kit
Decals supplied in the box
The system is capable of firing anti-ship cruise missiles both singly and in salvos with a high target destruction effectiveness. The life support system permits using the weapons in different climates, tropical areas inclusive.

Masks are supplied for the windows of the kit also
The anti-ship cruise missile used in the BAL-E system has a higher effectiveness and smaller reflection surface compared with the Harpoon missile. The comparison also revealed that missile is lighter than the foreign missiles under consideration, which allows the placement of eight missiles on one launcher. This property is very significant as it facilitates coordination of salvo firing by the entire system. With the same number of launchers in a battalion, the BAL-E system permits attainment of the higher firepower.

Sprues of this kit
Model Length:419.7mm   Width: 103.4mm   
Total 22 sprues, cab and tires
>  Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential housing and suspension units.
>  The main tires are hollow rubber with a very good tread pattern
>  The windshield and side windows are made of clear parts.
>  Copper & Photo-etched parts

Model:# 04534
The proportional model: 1:350th scale
JDS Myōkō (DDG-175) is a Kongō class guided-missile destroyer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Myōkō was named after Mount Myōkō. She was laid down by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki, Nagasaki on 8 April 1993, launched on 5 October 1994; and commissioned on 14 March 1996.

The colour scheme of this kit
Decals supplied in the box
In January 2008, it was announced that Lockheed Martin received a US$40.4 million contract modification to provide Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMD) capability to the Myōkō, the third Kongō class destroyer to be so equipped.

The ship was featured in the 2012 American film Battleship, being commanded by Captain Yugi Nagata, in which it was destroyed by alien craft after trying to fight it in order to support the US Navy destroyer USS John Paul Jones

Sprues of this kit
Model Length: 460 mm   Width: 60.0 mm
Total of 300 parts in the kit
Total 7 sprues including the Upper hull, Lower hull, Waterline plate & Foredeck
- Either waterline version or full hull version can be selected.

Russian T-72A Mod-1979 MBT
Model: #09546
1:35th scale
The T-72 is a Soviet-designed main battle tank that entered production in 1971. It replaced the T-54/55 series as the workhorse of Soviet tank forces (while the T-64 and T-80 served as the Soviet high-technology tanks). In front-line Russian service, T-72s are being upgraded or augmented by the T-90 (itself, a modernized version of the T-72B). The T-72 has been exported and produced in many countries. 

The colour choice of the kit
Decals supplied in the box
Additional glacis armour with a thickness of 17 mm of high resistance steel made the "Mod 1979" different from its predecessor.

Sprues of this kit
Model Length: 287.9mm   Width: 102.4mm   
Total of 24 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and turret
The kit consists of over 1200 parts
>multi-slide moulded  turret and lower hull
>individual tracks links
>Photo Etched parts included as well as brass wire, copper cable 

These new kits should be available from your LHS or Trumpeter's Distributors this month...