Author Topic: Hobby Boss  (Read 50407 times)

Offline LemonJello

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #225 on: January 02, 2019, 08:47:35 PM »
Interesting that they're listing an MV-22 in 1/48 (kit # 81769).  If/when it's released I'll get at least one to put side-by-side with my collection of Italeri kits.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #226 on: January 04, 2019, 07:55:51 AM »
Ohhh...that Osprey is tempting indeed.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #227 on: September 01, 2019, 03:30:17 AM »
New 1/48 MiG-31BM with KH-47M2:

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline The Big Gimper

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #228 on: October 04, 2019, 01:06:49 AM »
I saw in person the Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24D this morning. It has some major issues.  A few observations.

The nose shape is all wrong. Instead of tapering down to the underside, it stays almost straight. From D on there is no inward taper.
The main landing gear is styrene and may not support the weight of the kit.
The rear turret is made in two pieces and will have seams on the and side. Top and ball turrets are okay.
The engines are 1 dimensional/shallow. 1/2 a cylinder against a blanking plate.

I suspect the aftermarket vendors will fix most issues but not the wrong nose shape.

Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #229 on: October 05, 2019, 06:07:42 PM »


Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #230 on: October 05, 2019, 06:08:21 PM »


Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #231 on: November 09, 2019, 02:07:35 AM »
Hello,


The new Leopard kit includes an enginekit.













But why that? The enginedeck is closed. That makes no sense.
The new Meng Leo 1 has an open deck. But the chassis ist to small:





Another option: put on the Takom Bpz 2.







But honestly, the engine is not very well detailed, especially at the bottom half.