Friday, September 01, 2017 - 02:17 PM UTC
Up next from Hobby Boss is an early variant of the Marder III, a heavy-duty KrAZ truck with trailer, and an armored train in braille scale.
  • Marder III Ausf.M Tank Destroyer Sd.Kfz.138 - Early (80169)
  • Ukraine KrAZ-6446 Tractor with MAZ / ChMZAP-5247G Semi-trailer (85513)
  • Geschutzwagen (82923)
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After the launch of the armoured locomotive BR 57 a line of kits of BP 42/44 trains armoured cars is a logical step. But why "Geschutzwagen", this one apparently is a command car?
SEP 01, 2017 - 04:49 PM
can we PLEASE have a different trailer
SEP 01, 2017 - 05:32 PM
The Geschutzwagen would be nice in 1/35th but I question the need for the Marder III as Dragon pretty well nailed that one down.
SEP 02, 2017 - 02:30 AM
Trumpeter released one in 2009.
SEP 02, 2017 - 03:04 AM
The Marder is a slight derivative of the ex-Tristar kit, so it probably doesn't represent a large investment of effort for HB. KL
SEP 02, 2017 - 06:47 AM
Could you make a whole armored train, or would that be inappropriate? (Were the cars not all available at the same time?) I like the look of the cars, but they appear to be pretty easy kits, with the bulk of your time spent on the paint scheme and weathering. Or am I mistaken? Definitely cool kits, but a little pricey.
SEP 02, 2017 - 08:38 PM
You could indeed make a complete armoured kit, as to the availability of each kit at any particular time: who knows. Unfortunately (and completely ignoring the cost) you'd need a shelf about four meters long to display it!
SEP 03, 2017 - 02:54 AM
I'm glad they are putting the train out in 1/72, as I've always wanted to build one, but given the cost of it in 1/35, as well as it's being so large when finished, that was nonviable.
SEP 03, 2017 - 08:16 PM

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