Sunday, December 13

Preview: Two nice looking new kits from Hobbyboss in December...

Two new kits from Hobbyboss this month - a very fast, very light tank from the "Rooskies" and a tilt-rotor helicopter-cum aircraft from the "Yanks" - who's side are you on? 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 December...

Soviet D-38 Fire Support Tank 
Model: #84517
1/35th scale
BT tank means fast tank, from the original BT-1 to B There are 7 models of T-7 (sometimes BT-7MAlso known as BT-8), BT tanks of World War II when The predecessor of the T-34 tank. 

The markings included in this kit
The decals supplied in this boxing
The BT-5 was the first model to be equipped with a 45mm calibre gun with increased engine horsepower. The BT's first mass-produced model was launched in 1932. The armament was a 37mm calibre anti-tank gun. 
The sprues of the kit.
Model Length: 163.9mm Width: 63.7mm 
Total number of offsets 11 sprues + upper hull and lower hull
The kit consists of over 270 parts
Multi-slide moulded hull and turret

Clear & photo-etched parts included

MV-22 "Osprey" Tilt Rotor
Model: #81769
1/48th scale
The V-22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft utilizing tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, it can convert to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight. This combination results in global reach capabilities that allow the V-22 to fill an operational niche unlike any other aircraft. Two customers have used the tilt-rotor technology and flown the aircraft more than 500,000 hours.

The markings included in this kit
The decals supplied in this boxing
With a max speed of 275 knots (443 kilometres per hour), the Osprey can respond quickly to distant threats. The Osprey can carry 24 combat troops or 20,000 pounds of internal cargo, or 15,000 pounds externally. The Osprey’s wings fold into a 63-foot, 18-foot by 18-foot configuration, which takes up less space on an aircraft carrier. 

The sprues of the kit.
Model Length: 371mm Width: 496mm 
9 sprues in the box
The kit consists of over 240 parts
Detailed fuselage, wing & propeller w/accurate design
Detailed cockpit inside the kit

Photo-etch pats include din this kit
Clear parts are also in the box
These new kits are (or should soon be) available from Hobbyboss' Distributors Worldwide...