Friday, March 11

Preview: Trumpeter launching two new ships in April...

Trumpeter's two newest kits for April are already with us in plastic, colours, decals & boxart. See the two nautical kits on offer in our preview...

Preview: Trumpeter launching two new ships in April...

Aircraft Carrier Weser
Model: #05633
1:350th scale
 Length: 629.8mm /  Beam: 106mm  
Price: $119 USD from Hobbylink Japan
The DKM Weser aircraft carrier was built in the second world war in Germany in June 1942. due to the lack of air air cover over the Atlantic Ocean in Germany and the impressive record of submarine operations, Germany believed that it was no longer necessary to continue to produce surface ships, so the Seydlitz cruiser with only 95% complete was used as a base, it was to be transformed into an auxiliary aircraft carrier. 

The colour profiles included in this kit
The decal sheet included in the kit -Complete ship and aircraft decal sets included
The project lasted until June 1943, after Hitler ordered the suspension of work, since the completion of the aircraft carrier transformation plan was terminated. In 1945, the Weser, which was unfinished because of the Soviet attack on Germany, sank in Königsberg. After the war, it was salvaged by the Soviet Union and dragged to Leningrad for scrapping.

The sprues of this kit
- Detailed Hull is a one-piece part
- Detailed  decks
-Extensive photo-etched details included
-The aircraft Wing includes:
 AR195, BF109,JU87, FI167

HMS TYPE 23 Frigate – Monmouth(F235) 
Model: #06722
1:700th scale
 Length: 190mm  Beam: 23.4mm
Price: $27USD from Hobbylink Japan
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 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.

The colour profiles included in this kit
The Decal sheet included in the kit
HMS Monmouth is the sixth Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy. She is the seventh ship to bear the name and was launched by Lady Eaton in 1991, being commissioned two years later.

The sprues of this kit
Lower hull made from multi-directional slide moulds.
-  Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-  Contains engraved nameplate
-  Photo-etched frets included