JuneTakom 1/35 M47 E/MTakom 1/35 Tiran 4
SeptemberDragon 1/35 Jagdtiger w/12.8cm PaK.80 (L/66)Revell 1/72 Russian Battle Tank T-90 A
JuneTakom 1/35 T-55 AM and AMV
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The M47 was the U.S. Army's and Marine Corps' primary tank, intended to replace the M46 Patton and M4 Sherman medium tanks. Production began at the Detroit Tank Arsenal in June 1951 before the M47 was standardized for production in May 1952, the M47 Patton's production ran until November 1953; Detroit built 5,481 tanks, and American Locomotive Company (Alco) produced 3,095, for a total production run of more than 9,000 M47 Pattons.
This new kit from Takom is a 2 in 1 kit that can be built as either the Iran/Pakistan M model or the Spanish E model. Also featured are link and length style tracks, four types of muzzle brakes, hatches that can be build open or closed and decals to build one of four marking options.
The Israel Defense Forces captured many Soviet tanks from Egypt and Syria in the war of 1967 and 1973, or even in Lebanon in the 1980s. The Tiran 4 was a modified T-54, and around 300 were fielded. It used the original 100 mm gun, later upgraded to a 105mm gun on some models. It had two water cans fitted to the rear of the turret, solid metal front fenders over tracks replaced with half black rubber ones, new loader's hatch that opens to the rear and a new antenna mount. It was later fitted were a rounded stowage bin on the rear of the turret, pintle-mounted .30 cal M1919A4 Browning medium machine gun in front of the loaders hatch and gas cans fitted to the front fenders.
This amazing kit from Takom of the IDF Medium Tank Tiran 4 includes 4 types of markings, PE and clear parts, a detailed metal tow cable, and detailed external fuel lines. The hatches can be built in open or closed positions, and the road wheels can be built in damaged condition.
Weighing in at 71.7 tonnes, the German Jagdtiger tank destroyer was definitely the super heavyweight of WWII armored vehicles. It was 10.65m long from the tip of its powerful gun muzzle to the outlets of the rear exhausts, and it was a massive 3.6m wide. The Sd.Kfz. 186 Jagdtiger entered service in late 1944, and it served on both the Eastern and Western Fronts, with around 80 or so produced. Although these vehicles were armed with a lethal 12.8cm PaK 44 L/55 gun, the Jagdtiger’s enormous bulk impacted severely on its mobility, meaning it could only hope to reach a maximum speed of 34km/h at best. In November 1944 Krupp engineers even proposed to make the tank destroyer more lethal by fitting an even longer 12.8cm PaK 80 gun of L/66 caliber. This design was never fielded, however.
The new kit is logically based on Dragon’s existing and highly acclaimed Jagdtiger kit with Henschel suspension. The hull is made from one piece thanks to advanced slide molds, and this provides a suitable platform upon which to build the rest of the highly detailed model. The most obvious brand new parts include the longer gun barrel. This is an impressive kit, and the Jagdtiger’s new look is something to behold!
Revell has released an updated kit in their T-90 line. The detail and molding of the four sprues is crisp. The kit comes with a decal sheet that gives the following marking options:
The Soviet T-55 medium tank was the evolution of the T-54 chassis, which replaced the T-34 at the end of WWII. T-55 models mounted a 100-mm rifled gun, with a bore evacuator at the muzzle, a 7.62-mm coaxial machine-gun, and often a 12.7-mm machine-gun mounted on top.
T-55 AM Takom No. 2041 Scale: 1/35
Included in this kit are:
T-55 AMV Takom No. 2042 Scale: 1:35
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OctoberMirror Models 1:35 US Diamond T969 WreckerTamiya 1:35 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" (w/4 Figures)Meng 1:35 German Panzerhaubitze 2000Meng 1:35 French AMX-30B MBTTamiya 1:48 British Armored Scout Car "Dingo" Mk.IISeptemberTamiya 1:35 Sherman VC Firefly (w/6 Figures) ICM 1:35 ZIL-131 Soviet Army Truck Hobby Boss 1:35 GCT 155mm AU-F1 SPH Based on T-72 Takom 1:35 Mark IV "Male" and "Female" Tanks
During World War II, the Diamond T Motor Car Company produced a line of trucks that kept both the US and British armies moving.
Mirror Models has released an extraordinary limited run, 1:35 scale model of this essential WWII support Vehicle.
Featured in the movie Fury, the M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" is a great choice for Tamiya to release at this time.
The legendary U.S. tank M4 Sherman first went into production in February 1942, and would undergo a number of modifications in order to combat the powerful threat posed by its opposing German counterparts. One such variant was the March 1944 M4A3(76)W, which took the late production hull and its superior armor, fitting it with an effective 76mm anti-tank gun. While this extra weight ultimately proved the undoing of the (76)W, it provided the impetus for the development of the horizontal volute spring suspension (HVSS) which was married with wider tracks on the M4A3E8 "Easy Eight" for a smooth and easy drive. The Easy Eight missed the 1944 Normandy landings, but it was manufactured from August 1944 and took part in the Battle of the Bulge towards the end of the year. 2,500 were produced by September 1945, when its manufacture was halted.
After World War II, the U.S. kept the M4A3E8 Easy Eight in service with either the 76 mm gun or a 105 mm howitzer. The Sherman remained a common U.S. tank in the Korean War. Despite no longer being the primary US tank, it fought alongside the M26 Pershing and M46 Patton. The M4A3E8 Sherman and T-34-85 were comparable and could destroy each other when hit, although the use of HVAP shells gave the Sherman a firepower advantage. The Sherman had better optics, which gave it a better chance of scoring a first round hit.
The US Army replaced them with Pattons during the 1950s. The U.S. continued to transfer Shermans to its allies, which contributed to its widespread foreign use.
About the Model
The 1:35 Sherman "Easy Eight" model was originally released by the Japanese model maker named Asuka Model (previously known as Tasca Model) in 2010. Now, it is packaged together with Tamiya-made figures and accessories in this exciting new kit. This incredibly detailed 1:35 scale model captures distinguishing characteristics on the M4A3E8 like the large turret with the 76mm gun, and the innovative HVSS setup.
After a long time of study and analysis of a significant reference collection, MENG finally releases the 1:35 scale German Panzerhaubitze 2000 Self-Propelled Howitzer plastic model kit.
During WWII, Germany was the country which developed and equipped the most self- propelled guns, including the well-known Hummel and Grille. After WW II, Germany also actively developed new self-propelled guns to face with a more and more complicated world situation. In the late 1990s, the Panzerhaubitze 2000 appeared.
The Panzerhaubitze 2000 ("armoured-howitzer 2000"), abbreviated PzH 2000, is a German 155 mm self-propelled howitzer developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall for the German Army. The PzH 2000 entered German Army service in 1998, and then into armies of Italy, the Netherlands and Greece. This vehicle utilizes a large number of chassis parts of Leopard 1 MBT and Leopard 2 MBT. It is powered by the MTU MT881 engine, which has excellent maneuverability. The PzH 2000 is equipped with one 155mm/L52 gun from Rheinmetall, with an advanced sight and fire-control system.
The PzH 2000 is one of the most powerful conventional artillery systems deployed in the last two decades. It is particularly notable for a very high rate of fire; in burst mode it can fire three rounds in 9 seconds, ten rounds in 56 seconds, and can—depending on barrel heating—fire between 10 and 13 rounds per minute continuously. The PzH 2000 has automatic support for up to 5 rounds of Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact (MRSI). The loading of shells is automated. Two operators can prepare and mount 60 shells and propelling charges vertically into the horseshoe magazine in less than 12 minutes.
Meng has released a French NATO workhorse as a 1:35 scale plastic model kit.
The French AMX-30 is a main battle tank designed by GIAT, first delivered to the French Army in 1966. The first five tanks were issued to the 501st Régiment de Chars de Combat (Tank Regiment) in August of that year. The production version of the AMX-30 weighed 36 metric tons (40 short tons), and sacrificed protection for increased mobility. The French believed that it would have required too much armour to protect against the latest anti-tank threats, thereby reducing the tank's maneuverability. Protection, instead, was provided by the speed and the compact dimensions of the vehicle, including a height of 2.28 metres. It had a 105mm L/56 (4.1 in) rifled gun, firing an advanced high explosive anti-tank warhead known as the Obus G. The Obus G used an outer shell, separated from the main charge by ball bearings, to allow the round to be spin stabilized by the gun without affecting the warhead inside. Mobility was provided by the 720 horsepower (540 kW) HS-110 diesel engine, although the troublesome transmission adversely affected the tank's performance.
During the production run many improvements were implemented. These included gun stabilization from 1971, and from 1972 replacing the original coaxial heavy machine gun with a dual purpose 20-millimeter (0.79 in) autocannon against light armour and helicopters, with the ability to depress to -8 degrees and elevate to 40 degrees. All French army vehicles were eventually brought to this newer standard; the designation remained AMX 30B.
This latest addition to the popular Tamiya 1:48 Military Miniature Series recreates the versatile British armored scout car dubbed the "Dingo".
Arguably one of the finest armoured fighting vehicles built in Britain during the war, the Dingo was a small two-man armoured car, which was widely used for scout and command roles during WWII. It was well protected for its size with 30 mm of armour at the front. The 2.5 litre 55 hp engine was located at the rear of the vehicle.
One of the ingenious features of Dingo was the transmission; a pre-selector gearbox and fluid flywheel that gave five speeds in both directions. At first the earlier variants, produced as a scout car, had four-wheel steering; this gave it a tight turning circle of 23 ft (7.0 m). However inexperienced drivers found it difficult to control and so steering of the rear wheels was dropped for the Mk II production run at the cost of increasing the turning circle to 38 ft (12 m).
Mk IB - Reversed engine cooling air flow and revised armour grilles for the radiator. Mk II - As the Mk IB, but with steering on the front wheels only and a revision of the lighting equipment.
Tamiya brings us the penetrating power of the 17-Pounder on the Sherman VC Firefly tank in 1:35 scale with 6 figures of the tank commander and infantry support.
In the latter half of WWII, British troops ventured into battlefields populated with dangerous German foes such as the Tiger I and Panther, necessitating the development of their own powerful counterpart. It came in the form of the Sherman VC Firefly, which used the versatile U.S. tank M4 Sherman as a base for the big-hitting British 17-pounder gun. Even using conventional armor piercing rounds, the 17-pounder was capable of defeating the Tiger I's frontal armor at a range of 1 kilometer. In total over 2,000 Shermans were converted into Fireflies, their deployment in the days and months after the Normandy landings helping the Allied push on the Western front.
ICM has molded a modern era Sovier transport truck in 1:35 scale. The ZIL-131 is a general purpose 3.5 tons 6x6 army truck designed in the Soviet Union by ZIL and introduced in 1967. The basic model being a general cargo truck. Variants include a tractor-trailer truck, a dump truck, a fuel truck, and a 6x6 for towing a 4-wheeled powered trailer. The ZIL-131 also serves as a platform for the 9P138 rocket launcher, a 30-tube variant of the BM-21 "Grad".
Hobby Boss has released a variant of a popular French self-propelled howitzer, the GCT 155mm AU-F1. While most of the AU-F1 and AU-F2 turrets were installed in AMX-30 chassis, with modifications these turrets were also installed on T-72 and other chassis like the Leopard 1 and Arjun.
This 1:35 scale kit models the T-72 chassis pairing and the parts come molded in khaki and gray. The kit includes 644 parts on 16 sprues and a 19 part photo-etch upgrade sheet. Other packed-in upgrades include a copper cable, copper wire, vinyl tube and two single piece vinyl tracks.
With significant WWI anniversaries being celebrated at this time, Takom brings us two highly detailed kits of the British Mark IV tanks in 1:35 scale.
The Mark IV "Male" version, equipped with 6 pdr guns, was used to cross through the German barbed wire and knock out bunkers, machine gun nests and artillery so the infantry could proceed. This faithfully accurate kit contains a photo etch set, a two metal barrels, individual track links, complete suspension and drive gear, trench crossing bar along with decals for 2 tanks.
The second new kit from TAKOM is the British MK.IV "Female" version equipped with Lewis machine guns. This tank was designed to follow the "Male" tanks through the barbed wire and flank the German infantry in the trenches. This kit has all the features of the first kit, except the 6 pdrs are replaced by a figure of a photographer.
September 2016Tamiya 1:24 2016 Honda NSX
NovemberAMT 1:25 1966 Ford Galaxie 500
SeptemberICM 1:24 scale Ford Model T 1911 TouringMoebius Models 1:25 scale 1971 Ford Ranger XLTJulyMonogram's 1:25 scale '57 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon 2 'n 1 KitFebruaryRevell's 1:24 scale TrabantsAMT 1:25 scale '62 Chevrolet Bel Air SSAMT 1:25 scale Chevrolet Corvair
OctoberTamiya 1:35 Toyota Model AB PhaetonSeptemberMPC 1:25 Ohio George Malco Gasser 1967 Mustang MPC 1:25 1969 Dodge Charger - Dukes of Hazzard General Lee - Snap Kit Takom 1:35 German Civilian Car
2015 was an auspicious year for NSX aficionados, as the legendary car's 25th anniversary was marked with the announcement of the new second generation production NSX at the Detroit Auto Show. It went on sale to great acclaim in August of this year (2016). An exceptionally lightweight body utilizes aluminum, high strength steel and carbon fiber components, while power is provided by a midship 3.5-liter V6 twin turbo engine in harmony with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission. The ground-breaking hybrid system orchestrates three electric motors for maximum control of all four wheels and outstanding cornering. With this much-anticipated super sports car starting to hit the streets, we have wasted no time in giving it the highly detailed Tamiya treatment and introducing it to the popular 1/24 scale Sports Car Series!
AMT’s 1966 Galaxie kit is a favorite with modelers as it can be built in stock, custom and racing formats. You can build either the stock or SOHC engine. Often built as a vintage stock car racer, the kit includes many period parts to create a super detailed and authentic replica. With many chrome parts, a full color decal sheet with vintage artwork and a bonus mini box, this Retro Deluxe kit has it all!
The Ford Model T is an automobile that was produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. Model T cars were produced in various types, in particular some 1911 cars had open topped five seat touring bodies. This kit features detailed interior, full front and back seat's with pattern, detailed engine, 2-piece hood, lantern sidelights, chassis and suspension, spoked wheels with white rubber tires, clear parts (windshield, mirrors and headlights), brass chrome-plated parts, and includes a painting reference.
Hornet Hobbies is proud to display this model built and finished by Will Murray.
Moebius Models brings one of the classic pick-up trucks of all time in 1/25 Scale. Fully detailed, with the quality you expect from a Moebius kit. The 1971 Ranger XLT kit comes with an accurate interior and carefully recreated 390 CID V8 engine. It measures over 8" long when completed, and includes clear and chrome plated parts, soft PVC tires and a decal sheet.
Designed to take passengers from the train to their destination, the station wagon quickly evolved into the family transport of choice for millions of Americans. The '57 Ford offered both 4-door and 2-door wagons. They featured Ford's new bow-shaped frame, along with a revised suspension for an improved ride. Today, the SUV has largely replaced the station wagon, but you can get your Rio right here! Kit features two optional Rio wagon builds: Police package with roof light, screen, and radio; or standard. Both include detailed 312c.i. Thunderbird V-8, separate frame, and soft black tires.
Trabant 601S Universal 25 Jahre Mauerfall Like its West German counterpart the Volkswagen Beetle, the Trabant has also received a legendary reputation as a vehicle for the masses. The 601 in particular - the third and most built model in the Trabant series has long since been elevated to cult status. Mass production of a three-door estate car version of the 601 designated the Universal was launched in 1965. This vehicle also had body panels made of Duroplast developed in the body shop in Merane. For reasons of cost the easy to maintain Universal was also technically identical to the saloon. Over 500,000 units were built. It was also powered by an air-cooled two-cylinder two-stroke engine displacing 600 cc and producing the distinctive two-stroke sound.
An exceptionally rare Trabant was created in October 2014. To mark the 25th anniversary of German reunification, artists from the Leipzig Graffiti Association decorated the car with scenes depicting the Fall of the Wall . This unique, roadworthy piece of art on four wheels was auctioned off at the end of October 2014 in favour of the German Children's Cancer Aid charity, which campaigns for the fight against cancer in children. The kit includes a decal set with the unique 25 years Fall of the Wall motive for decoration.
Trabant 601 Universal The Trabant 601 with its typical trapezoidal shape was the third and most prolific model of the Trabant series. It was produced from 1964 onwards. It was followed in 1965 by the 3-door estate version called the Universal . This was also powered by a 26 bhp air-cooled two-cylinder, two-stroke engine displacing 600 cc which emitted an unmistakeable sound. The long rear side windows of the Universal imparted a rather pleasing appearance. Of particular note was the boot space which after a quick conversion offered room for up to 1400 litres of baggage, and could be easily loaded thanks to the wide-opening tailgate. Over 544,398 units of this in reality universally usable estate car left the production line up to 1989.
AMT® presents Joe Gardner's 1962 Chevy® Bel Air® "Northwind" Super Stock drag racer as a deluxe 2-in-1 kit! FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, it will include parts for stock and mild custom versions too! Created from modern tooling, this highly detailed kit features a multi-piece interior assembly that is much easier to detail than conventional models. It includes beautiful full color decals to replicate the well-known racer along with drag slicks and headers. Exciting vintage style packaging will be irresistible to modelers and kit collectors alike!
The Chevy Corvair with it's rear-mounted and air-cooled engine has quite a history. AMT presents the 1969 model year in a Retro Deluxe edition, featuring many optional parts for customizing or creating a competition coupe! With its irresistible vintage packaging, it's a classic 3-in-1 kit, only from the Kats at AMT.
The Toyota AB Phaeton was a vehicle first produced in 1936 and it was part of the line started by the famed Japanese car maker. The A1 was the first prototype passenger car built by the company that became Toyota. It was redesigned and put into production as Toyota's first production cars, the AA sedan and the AB cabriolet. A total of 353 AB phaetons, including the military ABR version, were produced until 1942. The majority were eventually sent to the military and never made it into the hands of the public as was originally intended.
The AB was a soft-top variant of the Model AA, and inherited features such as the 3.4-liter inline-6 engine, live axle leaf spring front/rear suspension and body lines influenced heavily by U.S. road cars. It differed from the AA in its folding cloth roof, dedicated windshield design, and front-hinged door layout. To make room for the new folding auxiliary seats, the rear seat bank was moved somewhat further back.
MPC reintroduces Ohio George's Malco Gasser Mustang, one of the most recognizable cars of the late 1960's drag racing era. MPC has executed major backdating on the existing tooling, along with developing a new, correct '67 flip front hood/fender unit. The kit is now even more exciting and accurate than the original, and it hasn't been available as George's car since the 60's!
The Dukes of Hazzard's infamous General Lee is being introduced in an all-new snap together kit! With parts molded in orange, tan, black, along with clear and chrome plated parts, modelers of any skill level can easily assemble a great looking replica with no paint or glue required! BRAND NEW TOOLING ensures a perfect fit!
Takom (HK) International has created the "German Civilian Car" model kit with a terrorist figure and homemade Gas Rockets. This 1:35 scale kit is perfect for the appropriate diorama with Israeli or U.S. tanks.