Saturday, June 22

Preview: The MiG-35 & Dicker Max from Hobbyboss in July...

The MiG-35 & Dicker Max - both in 48th scale, are the subjects of Hobbyboss' July items. We look at the colours, decals, sprues & build up kits in our preview...

Preview: The MiG-35 & Dicker Max from Hobbyboss in July...

Russian MiG-35 
by Hobby Boss
Model: 81787
1/48th scale
The MiG-35’s design is grounded in the solutions implemented in the MiG-29K/KUB carrierborne multirole and MiG-29M/M2 air superiority fighters. They include an increased payload on nine hardpoints, an increased fuel load, the mid-air refueling system and buddy-buddy refueling capability. The advanced fighter’s airframe and key systems have corrosion-resistant protection meeting the standards applied to carrierborne aircraft, which contributes much to the type’s operation in adverse climes. The MiG-35 also features a reduced radar signature and has the three-channel digital integrated quadruple-redundant fly-by-wire control system.

The colour scheme presented in this kit
Weapons & stores are included in the painting instructions
The decals in the box
Special attention was paid to enhancing the MiG-35’s operating characteristics, in particular, the airframe, engine and avionics reliability and airframe service life extension. According to MiG Corp., the MiG-35’s flying hour costs almost 2.5 times less than that of the MiG-29.
Model Length: 352.9mm / Wingspan: 246mm   
Total of 10 sprues , upper hull and lower hull
- The kit consists of over 290  parts
-Detailed fuselage&wing w/accurate design
-Detailed cockpit
-Photo etched parts included

German Pz.Sfl.IVa Dicker Max 
by Hobby Boss
Model: 84835
1/48th scale
In their fiscal year 1938 report Krupp revealed that started on the design of a 105 mm K L/52 Selbstfahrlafette. The machine was Famous as “Dicker max”. It was armed with the 105mm K 18 L/52 Krupp. The gun was equipped with a muzzle brake with double-deflector,this weapon could penetrate 111 mm of shielding under a vertical angle of 30 degrees to 2000 meters. This Panzerjagder Was slightly armoring (10-50 mm), and the superstructure was open.

The colour schemes presented in this kit
The decals in the box
The engine was the standard 12 cylinders (gasoline) Maybach HL 120 ensuring on road a maximum speed of 40km/h. During first months of the “Barbarossa” operation in Russia, they were assigned with the Abt.521. One of both was destroyed in the battle and the other one was lost in 1941. The two prototypes were very effective .however, counters all the models put at the combat by the Russians at that time.
Model Length: 162mm / Width: 59mm 
Total of 6 sprue , turret and lower hull
Copper cable included
- The kit consists of over 230 parts 
-Newly tooled parts in accurate detail
The kit built up by Hobbyboss' model makers

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