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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:

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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 ::

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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.



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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #232 on: December 09, 2019, 08:11:00 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 #233 on: August 31, 2020, 10:03:16 PM »
New MV/CV-22 from Hobbyboss has potential box art:



Not much else on their website:

http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=167&l=en

Modelers on ARC are expecting it to be available in October.


I am more than willing to take those terrible, old, not-good-at-all Italeri V-22 off your hands to make room for this kit in your stashes.

Also, I'll get at least one of these myself for comparison.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #234 on: September 01, 2020, 02:34:06 AM »
At some point, the Italieri kit was updated to match the present V-22 configuration.  I've seen one built that matches present-build aircraft quite well.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #235 on: October 05, 2020, 10:31:21 PM »
Jackal High Mobility Vehicle coming in maybe November?

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=36777

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #236 on: November 01, 2020, 03:58:24 AM »
New MV/CV-22 from Hobbyboss has potential box art:



Not much else on their website:

http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=167&l=en

Modelers on ARC are expecting it to be available in October.


I am more than willing to take those terrible, old, not-good-at-all Italeri V-22 off your hands to make room for this kit in your stashes.

Also, I'll get at least one of these myself for comparison.


It appears that the HobbyBoss V-22 Osprey is now available but the price will have you questioning the practicality of acquiring the kit...   

HobbySearch has it now listed as a pre-order item to be available in December: Hobby Boss (81769) 1:48th scale MV-22 Osprey
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #237 on: November 01, 2020, 11:41:51 AM »
At that price, I'll need to have a lot of spare cash to throw around to consider buying it.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #238 on: November 01, 2020, 12:28:00 PM »
Just look of box art says pricey to me....

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #239 on: November 02, 2020, 10:33:51 AM »
I can get at least 4 of the Italeri or Testors boxings for that price...

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #240 on: November 02, 2020, 11:21:40 AM »
I can get at least 4 of the Italeri or Testors boxings for that price...
And, from what I've seen, they have updated their molds to accurately depict the MV-22B.  At this point, I can't see committing the monies being asked for that kit.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #241 on: November 03, 2020, 01:51:11 AM »
1/35 Luftvärnskanonvagn 90C:


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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #242 on: November 03, 2020, 07:25:01 AM »
Another vehicle I did not know existed. Must read more on current Military vehicle trends.

At least doing an emu bob for brass after a range shoot with that thing would be relatively simple.


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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #243 on: November 04, 2020, 01:46:58 AM »
Just finished the 1/72 2S19 MSTA-S kit. Very nice, very crisp and petit detail. Went together well. Had a lot of fun with this kit.

Now working on their 1/35 XM706E2 Commando and it's completely the opposite. Heavy handed or missing detail, soft mouldings, simplistic engineering. Quite disappointing, really.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #244 on: November 30, 2020, 09:50:02 PM »
The new 1/48 MV-22 has been announced as released over on Aeroscale, with sprue images included:

http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=1583&l=en

Looks like you have the option of fully folding up the props/rotors and the wing...which almost justifies the reported price (@ $200USD)

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #245 on: January 12, 2021, 03:19:15 AM »
New releases, all in 1/35:

British Jackal 1 High Mobility Weapon Platform:



Soviet T-60 light tank:



German III/IV hybrid chassis tank:

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #246 on: January 12, 2021, 05:47:59 AM »
Every time I see the Jackal platform.. A Post Apocalypse setting is screaming at me.
Providing weather conditions do not bother you at all that is.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #247 on: January 12, 2021, 10:41:50 AM »
...and you don't mind bugs in your face, or Bad Guys being so unsporting as to aim at your exposed face and torso instead of the armor plating.

Miniart has a series on T-60 kits with interior (and probably fewer errors and easier to build...) so I don't see the attraction of the Hobby Boss kit.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #248 on: January 12, 2021, 02:00:40 PM »
New releases, all in 1/35:

British Jackal 1 High Mobility Weapon Platform:




About f^<#ing time! ::)
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #249 on: January 12, 2021, 11:56:19 PM »
New releases, all in 1/35:

British Jackal 1 High Mobility Weapon Platform:




About f^<#ing time! ::)

Why do all the latest crop of vehicles like this, always appear top-heavy ? Am I missing something ?

As an aside, in another thread (maybe here or another forum), I was looking at a manufacturer's catalogue someone had linked to, and I can buy these in 1/72 scale -- I just can't remember now where I saw that.
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