Tuesday, September 14

Preview: Hobbyboss new October items are with us in art, sprues, colours & decals...

A new Super Hornet and Romanian T-60 self-propelled anti-tank gun  are the new kits on the way from Hobbyboss in October. They have finally released the sprue pictures that we have included these into the preview to add to the art, decals and colours of the kits... 

Preview: Hobbyboss new items coming in October...

Romanian T-60 self-propelled anti-tank gun 
Model: 84556
The proportional model:1:35
Romania began to transform about 34 captured T-60 light tanks in 1943 and converted them into TACAM T-60 tank destroyers. It uses a battle room with open top and back, with thin armor protection, and a captured Soviet F-22 76.2 mm anti-tank gun can be mounted on the top of the car body. This was also the typical structure of a tank destroyer at that time. All surviving vehicles were taken by the Soviet Union after Romania surrendered to the Allied forces in August 1944.

The colour choices and decals supplied with this kit
Model size Length: 156.5mm Width: 66.3mm
Total number of parts 390+
Total number of offsets 13 sprues and lower hull
The kit consists of over 390 parts

The sprues of the kit
-Two-directional slide moulded lower hull
-182 individual tracks links
-photo-etched parts included

F/A-18F Super Hornet 85813
Model: #85813
1/48th scale
The F/A-18E/F "Super Hornet" fighter is actually an enlarged and upgraded model of the F/A-18C/D "Hornet".  The concept was to use an upgraded version of the F/A-18C/D with a larger wing area, with a longer fuselage that can carry more fuel and engines with greater thrust. The fuselage of the F/A-18E/F is extended by 860 mm, and the increased space is used to accommodate improved avionics systems and carry more fuel. The wing area has been increased by 25%. However, the F/A-18E/F "Super Hornet" has a structure that is 42% stronger than the F/A-18C/D "Hornet" due to its design optimization.

The colour choices and decals supplied with this kit
It uses GE's F414 engine, which is developed from the F404 used by the F/A-18C/D "Hornet", with a thrust increase of 35%. This allows the "Super Hornet" to carry more unspent fuel and weapons back to the aircraft carrier for landing after the combat mission is over. In terminology, this capability is called "carry back". The F/A-18E/F has a "carry back" capacity of up to 4,100 kg.

The sprues of the kit
The F/A-18E/F "Super Hornet" fighter flew for the first time in 1995. It was put into mass production in September 1997. The F/A-18E/F "Super Hornet" entered service with the U.S. Navy in 1999 and has fully replaced the F-14 "Tomcat" fighter jets since 2006.

Model Length: 380.4mm/ Wingspan: 272.5mm
Total number of 16 sprues, upper fuselage and lower fuselage
The kit consists of over 530 parts
-Fuselage & wing with finely engraved panel lines
-Canopy made from clear parts
-Finely detailed cockpit,gear cabin,
-Crew seats with photo-etched seat belts and harnesses.
These new kits are (or should soon be) available from Hobbyboss' Distributors Worldwide...