Tuesday, December 20

Preview: Trumpeter's kits for February come in the form of two massive machines

We already have the sprues, colours, features, info of Trumpeter's two February, 2023 kits. We look at the art & everything else in our preview...

Preview: Trumpeter's kits for February come in the form of two massive machines

BAZ-6403 with ChMZAP-9990-071 trailer
1:35th scale
The BAZ-6403 prime mover is a member of BAZ Voschina-1 family of heavy military vehicles. The BAZ-6909 is the baseline model. There is a high commonality of components and parts between various vehicles of this family.

The colour profile included in this kit
The decal sheet included in the kit 
The BAZ-6403 has good cross-country mobility. It can operate across rough terrain and in remote areas. Main role of this prime mover is to tow semi-trailers with main battle tanks, self-propelled artillery units and other heavy equipment. Vehicle can carry loads with a maximum weight of 52 t. Gross combination weight is 90 t. It can also tow semi-trailers with fuel tanks and air defence radars or other, special heavy equipment.

Model Length: 566.2mm / Width: 90mm
Total of 28 sprues and tires - Total Parts 900+
Photo Etched Parts over 3 sheets
> The main tires are hollow rubber with very good tread pattern
> Detailed multi-directional slide-molded cab.
> Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential housing and suspension units.

> The windshield and side window masks are provided in this kit.

Belfast 1959
1:700th scale
Construction of Belfast, named after the capital city of Northern Ireland and one of ten Town class cruisers, began in December 1936. She was launched on St Patrick's Day, 17 March 1938. Commissioned in early August 1939 shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, Belfast was initially part of the British naval blockade against Germany.In November 1939 Belfast struck a German mine and spent more than two years undergoing extensive repairs. Returning to action in November 1942 with improved firepower, radar equipment and armour, Belfast was the largest and arguably most powerful cruiser in the Royal Navy at the time. 

The colour profiles included in this kit
The decal sheet included in the kit 
Belfast saw action escorting Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union during 1943 and in December 1943 played an important role in the Battle of North Cape, assisting in the destruction of the German warship Scharnhorst. In June 1944 Belfast took part in Operation Overlord supporting the Normandy landings. In June 1945 Belfast was redeployed to the Far East to join the British Pacific Fleet, arriving shortly before the end of the Second World War. Belfast saw further combat action in 1950-52 during the Korean War and underwent an extensive modernisation between 1956 and 1959. A number of further overseas commissions followed before Belfast entered reserve in 1963. Belfast is now a museum ship, permanently moored in London on the River Thames, and operated by the Imperial War Museum.

Model Length: 281mm / Beam: 43.7mm 
Total Parts 180+
Total of 6 sprues , hull and decks
The hull is made from multi-directional slide moulds.
-  Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-  Contains display stand and engraved name plate
-  Photo-etched fret included