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Hobby Boss Kits
« on: September 10, 2006, 09:39:35 am »
OK.
Bought a HobbyBoss 1/48th M4A3E8 Sherman today, the one (for those who are ignorant) of late war vintage, still used in Korea (kit markings) and used postwar by many countries, not least Israel.
Very nice moulding, open hatches, no figures, no interior (but mine's crewed by Orks so there!), flexible tracks tracks....the kits look a treat.
The T-34 series is even better, full engines and interior too. I might later get a T-34-85. Link and length tracks, but T-34 tracks are easy and not too fiddly.
TOTALLY recommended.
I can see me getting more....quick builds too.
Oh, you get STACKS of stowage as well with the Shermans...lots of different Shermans available too.
Will they do an M.50 and M.51? I hope so.

Aircraft, 1/72nd.
They look well moulded and well packaged.
Two parts and the fuselage/wings are together...yes, just two parts.
The rest is as a normal kit.
I checked out the P-47D and it looked good.
Definitely wirth a shout at under 4, very quick builds and lots of WW2 to chose from. Hopefully, after testing the market they'll have fun with some juts too.
RECOMMENDED if you're into silly scales, like 1/72nd. :lol:  
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Re: Hobby Boss Kits
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006, 02:08:12 pm »
Aren't Hobbyboss related in some way to Trumpeter, who have been showing these as 'planned' 1/48th armour for some time?  Great to see more of this out because it goes quite nicely with big 28mm figures...

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Re: Hobby Boss Kits
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2006, 08:14:16 pm »
Sounds like a good name for me missus, hobbyboss.......

"you're not going to fondle plastic again tonite "

"no more time/money on that silly hobby "

" aren't you too old to be racing motorcycles "

" other husbands........"

ah, you get the picture !

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Re: Hobby Boss Kits
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2006, 05:54:51 am »
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Aren't Hobbyboss related in some way to Trumpeter, who have been showing these as 'planned' 1/48th armour for some time?
yeah, it's all part of the same thing, the 1/48 T-34s are scaled down from the Trumpeter 1/16 kits, that's why they have the full interior

off the top of my head some of their future 1/72 aircraft are Me 262, F-84, F-86...

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Re: Hobby Boss Kits
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2006, 06:03:47 am »
I've been tempted to get some of those Hobbyboss kit fro my nephew. I think that they'd be a damm good way to introduce kids to modelling.  
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Re: Hobby Boss Kits
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2006, 11:37:29 am »
The T34 are really wonderfull at at that price (under 20 ) . Tamiya will have to move quickly or they be pushed outside that 1/48 military market they tried to rewamp ...(the original 1/48 armour maker is Aurora !!)

I wonder if there is any weird version of the Sherman that could be made ? Most outlandish version is probably the BARV with the "Hogan's heroes" stereo version coming close ... but I don't have the Hunnicutt so i dont know of projects ?

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2006, 08:42:16 pm »
You could perhaps try doing one of the Shermans that "Oddball" and crew operated in "Kelly's Heroes", complete with loud speakers and a flag from a battlehip.
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Re: Hobby Boss Kits
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2006, 11:41:23 pm »
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I've been tempted to get some of those Hobbyboss kit fro my nephew. I think that they'd be a damm good way to introduce kids to modelling.
I think thats part of their raison d'etre, but they sound good enough for regular modellers :)
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2006, 11:41:44 pm »
There's also a very interesting discussion of Tamiyas 1/48 military vehicles on Armorama

The Tamiya 1/48 kits are MUCH more expensive in Britain than they are in America and the Far East, almost as much as the latest super-models in 1/35 from Dragon, and as such haven't sold as well here as they have elsewhere.

The best selling of their 1/48 range have been those that can be used in aircraft dioramas - the Citroen, Kubelwagen etc.  
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Re: Hobby Boss Kits
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2006, 05:33:59 am »
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You could perhaps try doing one of the Shermans that "Oddball" and crew operated in "Kelly's Heroes", complete with loud speakers and a flag from a battlehip.
Does that include the paint filled shells??
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Re: Hobby Boss Kits
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2007, 12:42:31 am »

Hello all I was bored on Sunday and stuck here in Perth I decided on some retail therapy.

I went to the hobby stores in the city and saw that one them had some new 1/48th scale hobby boss armour kits.

I had a quick peak inside the box and I must say that I was very impressed. Detail was nice and it even comes with some etched brass!!!! They looked like they would be fun to buy and try it out.

At half the price of the tamiya kits you could really go to town.

So I bought a couple including a KV-1.

This I plan to do a few modifications to and make Henristans own indigenous made tank.  
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Re: Hobby Boss Kits
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2007, 01:24:57 am »
I believe their T-34 also comes with a full interior!  :o  
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2007, 07:02:49 am »
Their 1/35 Leopards aren't too shabby either, I mean obviously not as nice as a Tamiya kit, but they are also about half the cost as well.

Other than the Leo 2A5/A6, Leo 2A6EX, and the Swedish STRV 122 are all pretty much the same kit and no matter which kit you buy, you get all the parts for the others (lots of spares that way I guess), they also come with some PE, and for $30 for a 1/35 armor kit, how can you go wrong?????
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Re: Hobby Boss Kits
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2007, 08:15:49 am »
Someone told me that the T-34 is the Trump 1/16 kit scaled down, whence the interior. No idea if that's true or not, but I'm getting into 1/48 armour thanks to Tamiya so might give it a go

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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2007, 10:38:33 am »
The T34 is indeed a reduced-scale model of the 1/16 Trumpeter kit (a bit too big for your 12'' figures to play with unfortunately). and is gorgeous with its full interior
T34/76 review in French with many pix

The KV are also splendid but without interior.
My KV2 with in construction pix

I only saw the Sherman M4 and unfortunately it suffers from a too angled front plate givin it a Ferrari look
My Sherman with construction pix

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