Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New M1083 FMTV wheel set from Tank Workshop

A new set of wheels for the 1/35 Trumpeter M1083 kit has just been released by Tank Workshop.
Kit #TWS0109A, M1083 FMTV Wheels features 6 slightly weighted replacement wheels plus one spare for use on the Trumpeter kit.  The set is now available on the Tank Workshop site and lists for $20.00.

Thanks to Jay at Tank Workshop for the update.

Friday, August 24, 2012

New items from Tank Workshop!

Jay at Tank Workshop has sent in an update about two of his latest releases in 1/48 and 1/35 scale.  First up, in 1/35 scale are GTK Boxer MRAV wheels, kit #TWS1044, for the Revell of Germany GTK Boxer kit.

This set retails for $20.00 and is now available.
The 1/48 release is a rather oddball vehicle based on the good ol' Sherman tank.  IDF M4 Sherman Live Target conversion, kit#TWS48208, requires Hobby Boss kit #84803 or 84805 (not included) in order to build this "live target" tank used by the IDF.  This resin conversion was mastered by Steve Faxon.

This kit is now available and retails for $28.00.
Thanks to Jay at Tank Workshop for the update.

Monday, August 13, 2012

5 new kits announced by Bronco Models!

Bronco Models has been bringing out quite a few kits recently and have now announced five more new 1/35 scale ones!  First up is kit #CB35085, British Humber Armored Car Mk. II.
This kit follows up on their earlier Humber Mk IV Armored Car.

Next is kit #CB35097, Panzerjager II fuer 7.62cm Pak (Sd.kfz.13) Marder II D.

The next kit should also be welcome by fans of WW II German armor, kit #CB35127, Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (7.5cm) Sd.Kfz.233 (mod.1942).

With several variations of the M24 Chaffee previously announced and released, this next one should come as no surprise.  Kit #CB35139, U.S. M24 "Chaffee" Light Tank in Korean War.

The fifth and final release should come as a big surprise to all:  kit #CB35106, US GPW 1/4ton 4x4 Utility Truck (Mod.1942) w/10-cwt Trailer & Airborne Crew.
The jeep has picqued my curiosity the most of the 5 kits, especially with the "Mod.1942" designation.  Jeeps can be a real minefield with all of the changes made during their production.  I've also never seen the trailer designated as a "10-cwt", at least under U.S. designations.  I sure hope Bronco has done their reseach or they may get pretty well cut-up on this one.
The GPW is 100% new tooling.

No release dates or prices have been announced.  Thanks to Rubin at Bronco Models

Saturday, August 4, 2012

T-136 & T-154 Track Sets from Riich.Models

Riich.Models has sent in an update for two of their new workable track sets.  First up is RE30001 T-154 Workable Track Set.

They shown here fitted to an Italeri M109 kit.

The other set is RE30002, T-136 Workable Track Set.

Like the T-154 set, these tracks are also shown built up on an Italeri M109 kit. 
No release date or price has been announced.  Thanks to Rubin at Riich.Models for the update.