Saturday, June 01, 2013 - 10:51 AM UTC
Something surprising coming from Hobby Boss, and I think this German conversion of a French tank should be a real hit.
Hobby Boss has announced a Pz.Kpfw.35 R 731(f) converted to mount a 4.7cm PaK(t). As the Germanís made use of a lot of captured equipment during World War 2, this is a very interesting combination of a French tank and a Czechoslovakian anti-tank gun. And it should be noted, a book that I have recently read, states that a few of these conversions, including this exact vehicle, was still serving with the 21st Panzer Division in Normandy in June 1944.

4.7cm PaK(t) Sfl.auf Fgst. Pz.Kpfw.35 R 731 (f)

This is being stated as an August 2013 release.
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Oh, WOW! IF HB does this up even sort of well, I'll have to get one or even 2! I can't speak for others, but I would be willing to strongly bet that many of us Axis and SPG and "converted captured stuff" fans will be jumping up and down to see this come out in a respectable styrene kit! I KNOW I am! This little oddity of WWII panzer warfare was not the world's best AT machine, but it sure is a cool-looking type and has not yet received the styrene attention some (me, for sure) think it should have long ago. Folks looking for another conversion vehicle for a "Normandy period" dio or build could get quite the boost from this. Of course, we'll keep our fingers crossed that HB will do a good job of it. And if this, than we should soon see a Renault R-35 from them! Weeee! Bob
JUN 01, 2013 - 11:58 AM
I know I will be getting one, this is a cool looking SPG, I can't wait. From my understanding, they are working on a line of R-35 and variants.
JUN 01, 2013 - 01:05 PM
I see no complaining from the 'Sherman or German' crowd so far...
JUN 01, 2013 - 01:06 PM
Cool -- I'm in for this as well! Thanks for sharing
JUN 01, 2013 - 08:48 PM
Now this is really interesting. Normandy hedgerows!!
JUN 02, 2013 - 02:21 AM
JUN 02, 2013 - 04:50 PM
Great news
JUN 05, 2013 - 08:44 PM

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