Wednesday, May 4

Two of Hobbyboss' new arrivals are in our preview...

When we don't have the sprues, we get the CAD and even the built-up test kit of Hobbyboss' new releases in June. Included are colours & markings of the kits to help you size up what is new in our preview...

Two of Hobbyboss' new arrivals are in our preview...

China Gaoxin-6 anti-submarine aircraft
Kit No #83905
1/144th scale
Price: $40 USD From Hobbylink Japan
The Y-8 is a four-engine turboprop aircraft operated in China. There are many variants based on the Y-8, including many types that have been modified or newly constructed to support various tasks, such as early warning aircraft, electronic aircraft and transport types, among others.

The colour choices supplied with this kit
The decals supplied with this kit
This kit accurately duplicates the most basic military type. With more than 130 parts, it will be approximately 23.9cm long when completed.

Model Length: 239.1mm / Wingspan: 264.4mm
Total number of parts 120+
Total number of offset plates 6 sprues
Photo-etched parts are included

The CAD drawings show us the main features of the kit
- The kit consists of over 120 parts, including 5 clear parts
- The fuselage & wing have finely engraved panel lines

M1070 Gun Truck
Kit No #85525
1/35th scale
Price: $137.42 USD From Hobbylink Japan
The M1070 is a large tractor developed by Oshkosh, used in combination with trailers to transport M1 Abrams tanks. In addition to tank transport, various other versions were developed. The gun truck type is a local emergency modified vehicle seen in Iraq, with a bulletproof plate attached to the cabin, and an armoured box with two turrets on top, operated as an escort combat vehicle.

The colour choices supplied with this kit
The decals supplied with this kit
The M1070 gun truck is an improvised armoured fighting vehicle used by units of the US Army, based on an M1070 heavy tractor, that is able to carry a large weight of weapons and armour.  They have mainly been used by regular armies to escort military convoys in regions subject to ambush by guerrilla and terrorist forces.

The sprues of the kit
Transparent parts
Masks are provided for the transparent parts
Model Length: 275mm / Width: 109mm
Total Plastic Parts 570+
Total of  21 sprues and tires
Metal Parts metal handle, lamp bracket, brass wire, pins
Photo Etched Parts included
- Detailed multi-directional slide-moulded cab
- Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential housing and suspension units.
-  The main tires are hollow rubber with a very good tread pattern
Photos of the test kit, built up by Hobbyboss staff...
These new kits are (or should soon be) available from Hobbyboss' Distributors Worldwide...