Tuesday, April 23

Two WWII giants of land & sea from Trumpeter in June

An early, large-scale Tiger II & the USS Midway from WWII era are the subjects of Trumpeter's two releases of June. We look at the info, art, colours & built-up test kits in our preview...

Two WWII giants of land & sea from Trumpeter in June

Pz.Kpfw.VI Sd.Kfz.182 Tiger II (Porsche Early production vehicle Fgst.Nr.280009)
by Trumpeter
Model: #00948
1/16th scale
We want to ad a vehicle history for this vehicle, but no doubt we would be "wrong" in some way or another, so we will leave it up to you, who probably know all about the Tiger II to know that this tank needs NO introduction ­čśé
The colour profiles included in this kit
Colour instructions are provided for the interior
The decals that come with this kit
Trumpeter brings us a 1/16th scale model kit of the early version of the King Tiger, with the "Porsche" (so called by many) turret. This is a full-interior model kit that thoroughly reproduces the engine, transmission, and equipment inside the turret just like the actual vehicle. The hatches and torsion bar suspension can also be moved. Three frets of photo-etched parts and decals are included. The tracks will be movable, too, after assembly.

Model Length: 500mm / Width: 188mm
Total Parts 1500+
Metal copper cable, steel tube, pin , spring
Total of 40 sprues, upper hull, lower hull, turret and tracks
The kit consists of over 1500 parts
Multi-slide moulded lower hull and upper hull
Full interior details
Individual tracks links
- Photo etched parts included
Metal & sinle parts included
Poly caps and vinyl parts included
The test kit built up by Trumpeter's modellers...


USS Midway CV-41
by Trumpeter
Model: #05634
1/350th scale
USS Midway which began construction in 1943 and entered service a month after its launch in 1945 and the surrender of Japan, was the first U.S. warship to bear the name of Midway, the CV-41, to commemorate the famous naval battle that turned the tide of the Pacific War. The Midway participated in a number of military operations, including the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iranian hostage crisis, and the Gulf War, and was decommissioned in 1992 and decommissioned in 1997. In 2003, it was converted into a museum ship in San Diego.

The colour profiles included in this kit
The decals that come with this kit
The CV-41 Midway, the name ship of the U.S. Navy Midway-class aircraft carriers, is now available as a 1/350-scale model kit from Trumpeter. This is a slide-molded full-hull kit, with various anti-aircraft weapons and radar; it's reproduced with precision molds to reproduce her majestic appearance at the time of commissioning. Four frets of basic photo-etched parts, decals, and carrier-based aircraft (F4U and SB2C) are included, as is a stand for display.

Model Length: 841mm / Beam: 156.2mm   
Total Parts:  1290+
Total of 37 sprues, hull and decks
 - Detailed Hull is a one piece part
- Detailed  decks
-Extensive photo-etched details included
-Aircraft Wing includes: F4u, SB2C
-Complete ship and aircraft decal sets
- Photo etched parts included
The test kit built up by Trumpeter's modellers...

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