Wednesday, May 24

Two Germans on tracks & treads from Hobbyboss in June

Hobbyboss has a fair few new releases coming, but these two newbies have their sprues on show for the first time. We look at these sprues, colours, & decals in our preview...

Two Germans on tracks & treads from Hobbyboss in June

Panzerjager-Triebwagen 51 
Model: 82953
1/72nd scale
Price:$60.59 USD  on the HLJ Website
It was suggested in mid-1943 to make the Triebwagen 51 , but by the time design and construction was completed in 1944-45, it was too late to be of any significant use in WWII.  It was equipped with an armoured railcar 7.5cm KwK L/48 guns(in Panzer IV/H), which provided  strong enough firepower to be  used for  anti-tank  purposes . 

The colour scheme presented in this kit
The decals in the box
There were only  three  of this  railcar made (No. 51-53) and all were  found at the factory by Allied forces, but  it is questionable whether any ever went into service.

-Model Length: 592.5mm/Width: 82.5mm  
-Total of 7 sprues and hull
-The parts & sprues of the kit
-The kit consists of over 120 parts with 4 section
-Newly tooled parts in accurate detail

Bergepanzer BPz2 “Buffalo” ARV
1/35th scale
Price:$109 USD  on the HLJ Website
The BPz2 is a tank recovery vehicle of the German Army. It took the place of the BPz1 once the Leopard 1 tank was deployed. It was deployed in Germany and in each country that used the Leopard 1.

The colour schemes presented in this kit
The decals in the box
This model kit from Hobby Boss is precisely and accurately modelled, with photo-etched parts and connection-assembly type crawler tracks.

Total of 14 sprues , upper hull and lower hull
Model Length: 205.8mm/Width: 94mm 
-The kit consists of over 690 parts
The parts & sprues of the kit
Three frets of photo-etch are included to replicate the thinner parts of the vehicle.
- Multi-slide moulded lower hull and upper hull
- Clear parts and metal cable are included
- Individual  tracks

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