Thursday, October 15

Trumpeter's three new kits of November in plastic, decal & marking choices.

Three new kits from the Air + Sea (& snow) in November's new items from Trumpeter. We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our preview...

New from Trumpeter in November

Soviet NKL-6 sled
Model no #02355
1/35th scale
The NKL-26 was an armoured aerosan introduced by the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on the earlier NKL-6 (OSGA-6). It was made of plywood and had a ten-millimetre armour plate on the front only, and was armed with a 7.62mm DT machine gun in a ring mount. It was powered by an M-11G aircraft engine. Each NKL-26 was operated by two crewmen. NKL-26s were organized into battalions of 30 NKL-16s with a transport company of NKL-16s - each with three companies of 10. 

The colours and markings of this kit
Combat Aerosans often worked with ski infantry battalions and could carry four ski troops riding outside the vehicle on its skis or towed behind. This version in the kit depicts a civilian/ government vehicle used after WWII.

The sprues included in the kit
Model size Length: 173.2mm Width: 76.5mm 
Total number of parts 80+
Total of 5 sprues
More description 
The kit consists of over 80 parts
Photo Etched parts included
newly tooled parts included in this kit

German Ju-87B-2/U4 dive bomber 02422
Model no #02422
1/24th scale
The Ju 87B series is the first mass-produced model in the JU87 series. A total of six early production Ju87B-0s were built in the first batch, modified from the Ju87A fuselage. Flight tests began in the summer of 1937. At least three of them were converted into Type C or Type E used by the Navy.

The colours and markings of this kit
The B-2 is a development model of the original B-1. It uses a new VS11 propeller to replace the original VS5. In addition, the aircraft is also equipped with a new type of push exhaust pipe and a hydraulic radiator. Bezel. Ju 87B-2/U4 is a modified type that used skids instead of the conventional landing gear wheels. The modification kits of this series are provided by the field factory in accordance with the requirements of the frontline requests.

The sprues included in the kit
Model Length: 540.6mm Wingspan: 708.2mm 
Total of 19 sprues
-Highly detailed Engines
-Finely detailed cockpit, gear & cockpit
-Grooved rubber tires
-Photo-etch parts included

USS Enterprise CV-6
Model no # 03712
1:200th scale
The USS Enterprise, nicknamed Big E, is the second ship of the Yorktown class aircraft carrier. Construction began in 1934, launched in 1936, and entered service in 1938. On December 7, 1941, The Japanese navy attacked Pearl Harbor. The Enterprise was originally scheduled to enter the port the day before, but it was delayed due to wind and waves and managed to escape. Since then, Enterprise has participated in most of the important battles of the US Navy in the Pacific War, from the early air strikes on Tokyo, the Battle of Midway and the Battle of Guadalcanal, to the US counterattack in Gilbert and the Marshall Islands, and the Mariana Islands. And the battle of Palau, the battle of the Philippines and the Battle of Leyte Gulf, as well as the later battles of sulphur and the Ryukyu Islands.

The colours and markings of this kit
After the end of the war, the well-received Enterprise took part in the Magic Carpet Operation to carry the US military back to China, and was finally retired and parked in 1947, and dismantled in 1958.

The sprues included in the kit
Model Length: 1247.2mm Beam: 191.3mm 
Metal anchor chain, brass wire included
Total number of 44 sprues, hull and decks
-One-piece hull made from two-directional slide moulds 
-Deck pattern finely rendered.
-Accurately detailed guns
-8 pieces of photo-etched frets for handrails, ladders, radar parts etc.
-Aircraft included:
F4F-4 x 5 
SBD-3 x 5 
TBD-1 x 5
These kits should be in your local hobby store about now - check for more info on all of their kits on the Trumpeter Website