Wednesday, October 19

Big guns & big wings in Hobbyboss December new releases...

Hobbyboss has released new images of their latest kits for release in December. Not only box art, but sprues, colours & decals.See all of the details in our preview...

Big guns & big wings in Hobbyboss December new releases...

U-2C "Dragon Lady" 
1/72nd scale
U-2 built in complete secrecy by Kelly Johnson and the Lockheed Skunk Works, the original U-2A first flew in August 1955. Early flights over the Soviet Union in the late 1950s provided the president and other U.S. decision makers with key intelligence on Soviet military capability. In October 1962, the U-2 photographed the buildup of Soviet offensive nuclear missiles in Cuba, touching off the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The colour schemes presented in this kit
The decals in the box
The U-2 is a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft designed by Lockheed's in-house secret development department, Skunk Works, and operated by the U.S. Air Force, the CIA, and the Taiwan Air Force. It was developed based on the F-104, and made its first flight in 1955. It can fly at an altitude of 20,000 meters or more, is equipped with a special camera, and was active in collecting information on the communist bloc, such as the Soviet Union, during the Cold War. The U.S. Air Force still operates modified versions of this aircraft. 

This model kit replaces the engine from the A type, and precisely and accurately models the C type with its larger intake. 
Model Length: 210.1mm Wingspan: 339.6mm
Total of 6 sprues
The kit consists of over 150 parts

2S19-M2 Self-propelled Howitzer
Model: 82928
1/72nd scale
152mm Self-propelled Howitzer 2S19M2 "Msta-S" is an upgraded and improved version of heavy artillery 2S19 and was first shown at the 2013 Russia Arms Expo in the Russian city of Nizhny Tagil. Modifications included a new computerised fire control system for increased fire rate by automated loading, laying and retargeting, Nakidka radar-absorbent camouflage which reduces the vehicle’s thermal signature, and digital mapping to quickly identify terrain enabling combat tasks to be performed more rapidly and effectively,

The colour scheme presented in this kit
The decals in the box
2S19M2 weighs in excess of 43tons, multi fuel diesel engine rated at 780hp, max speed 60 kph, firing range 20-29km depending on weapons load.

Model Length: 103.2mm / Width: 50.3mm
Total Plastic Parts 40+
Total of 2 sprues, upper hull , lower hull and tracks
The kit consists of over 40 parts
-Newly tooled parts in accurate detail

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