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Hobbyboss new releases preview 5 new models in November

Hobbyboss new releases preview 5 new models in November

Hobbyboss New Releases Preview

Hobbyboss has released new images of their latest kits for release in November. This new batch of images includes not only box art, but also sprues, colors, and decals. With a wide variety of photos to choose from, it’s easy to get a sense of what the final product will look like. Check out all the details in our preview below.

PLA 59-2 Medium Tank 84540

  • Scale: 1:35th
  • Model Dimension:   Length: 257.3mm   Width: 93.4mm
  • Total Plastic Parts:    540+
  • Total Sprues:    15 sprues , lower hull, upper hull, and turret
  • Price: $72
The last version of the Type 59-II, known as the WZ-120B was equipped with the OTAN L7 tank gun. The main armament remained the same as on the previous models, the 105 mm Type 81 rifled gun. But, some new features were added, such as a new radio and a fire suppression system. The tank was also fitted with improved track shoes and an extra fuel tank. Production continued between 1982 and 1985.
 
In response to the poor performance of the Type 59 tank in the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War, China began upgrading the design. The new Type 59-II featured a thermal sleeve around the gun barrel to prevent fires, composite armor, and extra equipment and protection like rubber panels. These upgrades improved the tank’s performance, but it was still outclassed by more modern designs.

 
Also, it was denied to the BW120K command version and the ARV. The BW120K is the best version of the type, with a brand new 120 mm smoothbore gun based on Rheinmetall’s Leopard II’s main model with a muzzle velocity of 1660 meters per second.

USS Missouri BB-63 86516

 
  • Scale:    1:350Item
  • Type:    Plastic Model Warship Kit
  • Model Dimension:    Length: 773mm   Beam: 100mm
  • Total Plastic Parts:    1590+
  • Total Sprues:    20 sprues, hull, decks, and stand
  • Metal Parts:   gun barrel, anchor chain photo
  • Etched Parts:    8 pcs
  • From: HobbyBoss
The United States Navy’s third Iowa-class battleship, Missouri, was built in 1944 and saw service during World War II. The ship was commissioned in June 1944 and participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944, as well as the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in 1945.

 
Missouri was decommissioned in 1955, but reactivated and modernized in 1984. The ship saw action during the Persian Gulf War in 1991, before being decommissioned again in 1992.

Fieseler Fi-156 D-1 Storch 80182

 
  • Scale:    1:35
  • Item Type:    Plastic Model Armor Kit
  • Model Dimension:    Length: 276mm   Wingspan: 407mm
  • Total Plastic Parts:    120+
  • Total Sprues:    7 sprues and tires
  • Price: $48

 

In 1936, the German Air Ministry (RLM) issued requirements for light observation and liaison planes for both the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe. The Fieseler company designed the Fi-156 Storch (Crane) to meet these requirements. The Storch was a small, slow-flying plane with an extraordinary ability to take off and land at very short distances. It first flew in prototype form in 1936 and entered service with the Luftwaffe in 1938.

 
During World War II, the Storch saw service on all fronts. It was used for reconnaissance, artillery spotting, and liaison duties. The aircraft’s short takeoff and landing capability made it ideal for operating from small airstrips close to the front lines. After the war, the Storch continued to serve with military and civilian operators around the world.

USS GATO SS-212 1944 83524

 
  • Scale: 1:350
  • Item Type: Plastic Model Warship Kit
  • Model Dimension: Length: 271.5mm Beam: 24.7mm
  • Total Plastic Parts: 20+
  • Total Sprues: 3 sprues and stand
  • Price: $40
As World War II continued, the Gato-class and its successor, the Balao-class submarines, acted as protagonists of submarine warfare in the Pacific.
 
The Gatos were the workhorses of the submarine force, sinking more enemy ships than any other class of American submarine. The Balao class was an improved version of the Gato, with a stronger hull and better engines.

 
The Gatos saw action in every major theater of war in the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. They were responsible for sinking hundreds of Japanese ships, including several plane carriers and battleships. The Balao class continued this tradition, serving with distinction in the later years of the war.
 
Today, these two classes of submarines are remembered as among the most successful in American history.

Bergepanzer BPz3 “Buffalo” ARV 84565

 
  • Scale: 1:35
  • Item Type: Plastic Model Armor Kit
  • Model Dimension: Length: 262.8mm Width: 100.9mm
  • Total Plastic Parts: 610+
  • Total Sprues: 14 sprues, upper hull, lower hull, and rubber tracks
  • From: HobbyBoss

 

 
The Bergepanzer BPz3 Buffalo is a German armored recovery vehicle based on the Leopard 1 tank. It was developed in the 1980s and first fielded in 1986. The Buffalo is designed to provide recovery and repair support for Leopard 1 tanks in combat. It is equipped with a crane, winch, and welding equipment. The Buffalo has seen action in conflicts including the Kosovo War and the War in Afghanistan.

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