Monday, February 5

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

Two armoured vehicles, one on wheels, the other on tracks, are the subjects of Hobbyboss' March items. We look at the sprues, colours, decals & build up kits in our preview...

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

Chinese Army Type 15 Light Tank
by Hobby Boss
Model no: #84577
1/35th scale
Price: $115 USD on the HLJ Website
The Type 15 (Chinese designated ZTQ-15), nicknamed the Black Panther, is a Chinese third generation light tank operated by the People's Liberation Army Ground Force . It could become a successor to the Type 62 light tank that was retired from the Chinese army.

The colour scheme presented in this kit
The decals in the box
Type 15 tank features two sets of protection package providing different tactical mobility. Standard armor package features steel armor protection with additional layers of advanced composite armor panels covering the tank turret, hull and two sides, with additional lightweight explosive reactive armor blocks protecting the front hull. The enhanced package features thicker explosive reactive armor (ERA) blocks, in addition to the composite armor panels underneath, covering the whole tank turret and hull. ERA mounted armor-skirt and slat armor can also be mounted on the side and rear side of the tank hull for additional protection. Enhanced armor set is designed for open area battle under heavy defensive conditions.

Model Length: 275.9mm   Width: 90.2mm  
Total of  9 sprues , upper hull , lower hull and tracks
- The kit consists of over 440 parts
 -Multi-slide moulded lower hull , upper hull and turret
-Individual tracks
-Photo etched parts included
The kit built by Hobbyboss modelers

German Panzerträgerwagen
by Hobby Boss
Model: #82936
1/ 72nd scale
Price $63 USD on the HLJ Website
After good experiences with them in the broad-gauge armored trains, the standard BP 42 was also equipped with two tank-carrier cars with removable Praga 38(t) tanks. The tub-shaped cars plus a folding armored shield protected the running gear. To remove the tank the pusher car ahead had to be uncoupled, an automatic Scharfenberg coupling was provided.

The marking options provided for both tank and trailer
The decals in the box
Model Length: 592.5mm   Width: 82.5mm  
Total of 5 sprues , turret , lower hull , turret and tracks
The kit consists of over 120 parts  with  4 section roadbeds

-38(t) Ausf.E/F tank included
-Newly tooled parts in accurate detail

The kit built by Hobbyboss modelers

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