Friday, October 1

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

A new massive coastal artillery gun & a stalwart of the Luftwaffe are the two options 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...

Russian A-222 Bereg 130mm Coastal Defense Gun
Model: #82938
1/72nd scale
Price: $61 USD From Hobbylink Japan
The A-222 Bereg is a Russian 130 mm self-propelled coastal artillery gun, which was developed in the 1980s and first shown to the public in 1993 at an arms fair in Abu Dhabi. The Bereg artillery system consists of one command and control vehicle (CPU), a combat support vehicle (MOBD) and up to six weapon systems (SAU). All of them are mounted on 8×8 wheeled all-terrain vehicles providing excellent mobility.

The colour choices and decals supplied with this kit
The AK-130 gun is mounted on a wheeled MAZ-543 8×8 vehicle and was designed to engage surface ships and fast attack boats as well as ground targets. It is capable of engaging targets within 1–2 minutes and can fire up to 12 shots per minute. As of 2003, the only operator of the system was the Russian unit 40th BRAP at a naval base in Novorossiysk at the Black Sea.

The sprues of the kit
Model size Length: 225mm / Width: 72mm
Total number of offsets 5 sprues, frame, cab and tires
The kit consists of over 110 parts
-Newly tooled parts in accurate detail
-Rubber tires

 Messerschmitt Bf.109E Emil September 1940
Model: 81809
1/18th scale
(ex-Century Toys mould)
Price:$116 USD From Hobbylink Japan
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the first truly modern fighter. With its all-metal stressed-skin construction, mono-wing design, enclosed cockpit, and retractable landing gear, the Bf 109 had no equal. It was the fastest military plane in the sky for six years—until another German plane, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, supplanted it.

The colour choices and decals supplied with this kit
Pilots sometimes complained about the Bf 109’s difficult handling, lack of rearview, and limited range, but the plane proved a potent adversary throughout the war. The addition of thick armour plating, bullet-resistant glass, and more formidable weapons helped the plane maintain its edge. Though Allied fighters eventually surpassed it in speed, maneuverability, and firepower, the Bf 109 remained in service until Germany’s surrender.

The sprues of the kit
Model size Length: 490mm Wingspan: 550mm
Total number of 7 sprues and vinyl tires
The kit consists of over 70+ parts

These new kits are (or should soon be) available from Hobbyboss' Distributors Worldwide...