Monday, July 31

Two more topical kits from Trumpeter are revealed for October...

Trumpeter has produced replicas of war machines we have seen in recent news coverage. We have sprues, art, colours & decals of these two kits in our preview...

Two more topical kits from Trumpeter are revealed for October...

72V6 of 96k6 Pantsir-S1 SPAAGM BAZ-6909
by Trumpeter
1/35th scale
Price: $154 USD On the HLJ Website
Trumpeter brings us a 1/35-scale model kit of the 96K6 Pantsir-S1/BAZ-6909. This short-range anti-aircraft defense system packs precisely molded 30mm twin machine guns and anti-aircraft missiles; the complex cabin and eight-wheeled heavy truck undercarriage are also carefully represented. Basic photo-etched parts, window masking seals, and decals are included.

The colour profile included in this kit
The decal sheets included in the kit
The parts of the kit
Model Length: 331mm /Width: 93.8mm   
Total Parts 900+
Total of 29 sprues and tires
-Detailed multi-directional slide-molded cab.
-Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential  housing & suspension units.
-The main tires are hollow rubber with very good tread pattern
- Photo-etched parts

Mi-17 Hip-H
by Trumpeter
Model: 05814
1/48th scale
Price: $66 USD On the HLJ Website
The Mi-17 is an improved development of the Mi-8. The airframe structure, transport capabilities and equipment are essentially identical with those of the Mi-8. There are some features which make it different from the Mi-8 - engine intakes have deflectors to separate solid particles in the air (sand, dust etc.) and prevent them from ingestion. The Mi-17 can be recognized because it has the tail rotor at the starboard side, instead of the port side. The Mi-17 added a number of improvements to its predecessor, including a vibration damper to increase comfort for crew members and passengers. 

The colour profiles included in this kit
It is equipped with an outstanding navigation and information system and state-of-the-art communication devices, which permit safe transportation of passengers even in very adverse weather conditions by day or night. The helicopter features a high thrust-to-weight ratio pair of TVZ-117MT or TVZ-117VM shaft-turbine engines with a takeoff power of 1,900 hp. The Mi-17 is capable of single-engine flight in the event of loss of power by one engine (depending on aircraft mission weight) because of an engine load sharing system. If one engine fails, the other engine's output is automatically increased to allow continued flight.

The decal sheet included in the kit
The parts of the kit
Model Length: 525.5mm /  Rotor Diameter: 443.7mm 
Total Parts 160+
Total of 8 sprues
- Canopy made from clear parts & Photo-etched parts included
- Finely detailed cockpit, gear cabin,
-The clear parts have masks to assist in painting

These kits will soon be on sale through Trumpeter's distributors Worldwide...