Wednesday, June 24

Hobbyboss' two new releases for May give us something work on...

A colourful Russian Knight and a mobile "doorknocker" are the subjects of Hobbyboss' July releases. We have box art, sprues, marking, decals and everything else inside the boxes of these kits in our new item preview.

Hobbyboss' new releases for July...

German 3.7cm Pak 35/36 auf Pz.Kpfw 35R(f)
Model: #83895
1/35th scale
The Renault R35, was a French light infantry tank of the Second World War. Designed from 1933 and produced from 1936, the type was intended as a light infantry support tank, equipping autonomous tank battalions, that would be allocated to individual infantry divisions to assist them in executing offensive operations. To this end, it was relatively well-armoured but slow and lacking a good antitank-capacity, fitted with a short 37 mm gun. 

The colour marking and decal choices of the kit
At the outbreak of the war, the antitank-rôle was more emphasized leading to the development and eventual production from April 1940 of a subtype with a more powerful longer gun, the Renault R40. It was planned to shift new production capacity to the manufacture of other, faster, types, but due to the defeat of France, the R35/40 remained the most numerous French tank of the war, about 1685 vehicles having been produced in June 1940. At that moment it had also been exported to Poland, Romania, Turkey and Yugoslavia. For the remainder of the war, Germany and its allies would use captured vehicles, some of them rebuilt into tank destroyers.

The parts of the kit
The kit consists of over 420 parts
Multi-slide moulded turret and upper hull
Photo-etched parts included

Su-27 Flanker B - Russian Knights
Model: #81776
1:48th scale
The Su-27 Flanker is a single-seat, twin-engine Mach-2 class jet fighter originally manufactured by the Soviet Union, and designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau. It was intended as a direct competitor for the large United States third-generation fighters, with 3,530-kilometre range, heavy armament, sophisticated avionics and high maneuverability. The Su-27 most often flies air superiority missions, but is able to perform almost all combat operations. Complementing the smaller MiG-29, the Su-27's closest US counterpart is the F-15 Eagle.

The colour marking and decal choices of the kit
There are several related developments of the Su-27 design. The Su-30 is a two-seat, dual-role fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions.

The parts of the kit
Model Dimensions: Length: 469mm   Wingspan: 315mm  
Total Plastic Parts 300+
Total of 17 sprues, upper hull and lower hull

These two new kits are available from Hobbyboss' Distributors Worldwide...