Thursday, February 22

Hobbyboss' items of April - plastic, art, colours & built up...

Two flying legends of WWII - the Hurricane & the Storch, are the subjects of Hobbyboss' April items. We look at the sprues, colours, decals & built-up kits in our preview...

Hobbyboss' items of April - plastic, art, colours & built up...

Fieseler Fi-156U Storch 
by Hobby Boss
Model no: #80184
1/35th scale
In 1936, RLM issued requirements for liaison and artillery fire spotting aircraft for the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe. This aircraft must have a Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) performance. The Fi-156 entered small scale series production in 1937. When she is in flight, the landing gear hung down. This is giving aircraft the appearance of a very long-legged with big-winged bird. The Fi156 was given a nickname--Storch (Crane).

The colour scheme presented in this kit
The decals in the box
The Storch was widely spread for Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe as air taxi for high ranking officer and general, reconnaissance plane and air ambulance. The Storch was produced into different version, A, C and D version. The high success Storch was exported to German allied—Croatia, Finland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Romania and Italy. After WWII, the Storch was continued service on frontline in different countries.

Total of 10 sprues and tires
Total Plastic Parts: 150+
Model Length: 280mm / Wingspan: 487mm 
The kit built by Hobbyboss modelers

by Hobby Boss
Model: #81779
1/48th scale
Price $94 USD on the HLJ Website
The Hawker Hurricane was a combat aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s, designed by the British aircraft manufacturer Hawker Aircraft Ltd. The Hurricane was one of the principal combat aircraft that defended the United Kingdom during the Battle of Britain. This fighter plane played a pivotal role in the Second World War, primarily serving with the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and Soviet Air Force. The Hurricane was mass-produced, with over 14,000 examples manufactured from 1937 to 1944.

The marking options provided
The decals in the box
Model Length: 204mm / Wingspan: 253mm   
Total of 7 sprues and tires
Photo Etched Parts included
-The kit consists of over 80 parts
-Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design
The kit built by Hobbyboss modelers

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