Friday, July 24

Trumpeter's four new kits of August in plastic, decal & marking choices.

More kits from Land, Sea and Air in the August's new items from Trumpeter. We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our preview...

New from Trumpeter in August

3M54 Club-k in 40-feet variant
Model #01077
1/35th scale
Club-K, container missile system is dedicated to fire at overwater and ground targets with winged missiles 3M-54TE, 3M-54TE1 and 3M-14TE.3M-54 the missile has a hypersonic third stage and hits the target at the triple speed of sound. The container missile system can simultaneously fire at overwater and ground targets, that's is a main feature of the 'Club-K'.

The markings of the kit
The 'Club-K' system is placed in a standard 40-feet container, it can be installed onshore stations, overwater ships of different classes, trains, automotive stations. The 'Club-K' system consists of a universal launch module (ULM), combat control device (CCD) and power and life-support module (PLSM). Universal launch module hosts the launch station with capacity for 4 missiles. 

The kit sprues
Model Length: 349.1mm   Width: 69.7mm  
Copper tube included
The kit consists of over 380 parts w/accurate design
3M-54 Missile included

HMS TYPE 23 Frigate – Kent(F78)
Model: #06719
1/700th scale
The Type 23 frigate is a class of frigate serving with the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. All the ships are named after British Dukes, thus the class is also known as the Duke class. The first Type 23 was commissioned in 1989, and the sixteenth, HMS St Albans was launched in May 2000 and commissioned in June 2002. 

The markings of the kit
The combination of Merlin helicopters with their advanced anti-submarine equipment, and Sonar 2087, has according to the Royal Navy, re-affirmed its reputation as a leader in anti-submarine warfare. HMS kent(F78) was commissioned on 8 June 2000 and was the first ship to enter Royal Navy service in the 21st Century. She is currently refitting at Rosyth.

The kit sprues
Model Length: 190mm   Beam:23.4 mm 
Total Parts 200+
Total of 4 sprues, deck and hull
- Lower hull made from multi-directional slide moulds.
-  Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-  Contains engraved nameplate
-  Photo-etched frets included

Model: #05813
1:48th scale
A reboxing of the original DC-3 / C-47 kit with new markings of the China National Aviation Company who used to transport men and material over the "hump" during WWII and after.

The markings of the kit
The kit sprues
~ Left and right fuselage are slide moulded w/ numberless rivets details
~ Split cargo door with a ladder made from astoundingly delicate  photo-etched parts
~ Clear windows to assemble  to show the full interior
~ Optional plastic or  Die-cast landing gear struts slide moulded made due to the weight of the plane
~ Finely detailed landing gear well
~ Finely detailed cockpit
~ The sleeping berth seats on passenger-cargo come as separate parts
~ Safety harness w/photo-etched parts for great detail
~ One-piece cargo floor rendered in fine detail
~ Finely detailed 2x R-1830-90C "Twin Wasp" 14-cylinder radial engines
~ Air Scoops are slide moulded w/ authentic details
~ Dust Filters are slide moulded w/ fine detail
~ All intake grill made from photo-etched parts
~ Optional position flaps
~ The phot-etched fret include comes as in size 55x70mm, contains numerous safety harness 
Model Length: 405mm Wingspan:604mm
Total Parts: 370+pcs
Photo film instrument panel
Total 13 sprues plus 3 rubber tyres

CH-34 US ARMY Rescue
1:48th scale
The Sikorsky CH-34 Choctaw (company designation S-58) is a piston-engined military helicopter that was originally designed by American aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky for the United States Navy for service in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) role. It has seen extended use when adapted to turbine power by the British licensee as the Westland Wessex and Sikorsky as the later S-58T. Various H-34s served, mostly as medium transports, on every continent with the armed forces of twenty-five countries — from combat in Algeria, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and throughout Southeast Asia, in roles such as saving flood victims, recovering astronauts, fighting fires, and carrying presidents. As one of the last piston-powered helicopter designs before its replacement by turbine-powered types such as the UH-1 Huey and CH-46 Sea Knight, it would see a remarkably long run of 2,108 H-34s produced between 1953 and 1970.

The markings of the kit
Roles included utility transport, anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, and VIP transport. In its standard configuration transport versions could carry 12 to 16 troops, or eight stretcher cases if utilized in the MedEvac role, while VIP transports carried significantly fewer people in significantly greater comfort.

The kit sprues
Model Length:404 mm   Rotor Diameter:333 mm
Total of 12 sprues
The kit consists of over 320 parts, includes 16 clear parts
- fuselage& wing with finely engraved panel lines
- Photo-Etched parts included

These kits should be in your local hobby store about now - check for more info on all of their kits on the Trumpeter Website