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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2012, 06:12:26 AM »
there was the earlier, smaller ADMK wheel'n'track but no-one does a model of that :icon_nif:

That Saurer Sd. Kfz 254 would go well with the Citroen halftracks on the Gobi Desert expeditions :) :D


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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2012, 09:10:07 AM »
New 1/48 Me-262:

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2012, 09:49:05 PM »
The "onions" in the exhausts look a little odd to me.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2012, 12:53:59 AM »
The "onions" in the exhausts look a little odd to me.

The Jumo 004 could move the exhaust "onion" forward or backwards (quite a bit) as form of a thrust adjustment; it was basically the first "variable exhaust" jet nozzle.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2012, 02:15:47 AM »
Err, guys...its a Me262A-1b which was powered with BMW 003 engines.

Here's some more kit details:











Kit is due out in August.

One interesting feature is the optional metal nose gear cabin – this also acts as a nose weight to stop this kit being a “tail sitter”.
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2012, 02:18:45 AM »
Other August releases:











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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2012, 06:43:50 AM »
I might just have to pick up one of them Alpha subs. Looks like perfect airship material!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2012, 04:27:41 AM »
Bought examples of the new "quick build" 1/48th P-47D, Kityhawk P-40M and P-51D. All look as advertised on the box...photos soon.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2012, 05:09:03 AM »
I might just have to pick up one of them Alpha subs. Looks like perfect airship material!

Turn the torpedo tube openings into panoramic view ports for the passengers and I think it would make a marvelous passenger airship. 
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2012, 09:19:19 AM »
The Hobby Boss website has the 2012-09 News Update (LINK) and the 2012-10 News Update (LINK)

2012-10 has the next variant of the 1/35 Panhard armoured car in form of the EBR-11 and, finally, the 1/72 Z-10 Chinese attack helicopter.



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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2012, 05:57:16 AM »
Err, guys...its a Me262A-1b which was powered with BMW 003 engines.

Here's some more kit details:











Kit is due out in August.

One interesting feature is the optional metal nose gear cabin – this also acts as a nose weight to stop this kit being a “tail sitter”.


Dear Guys hello!!
My name is Kostas Kavvathias and i am one of the artists who work for Trumpeter-Hobby Boss model companies! i live and work in Corfu-Greece!
I did the box art for the Messerschmitt 262A-1B and just wanted to inform that the strange ''onions'' at the engines are the normal tail ends of the BMW 003 jet engine! The Me-262A-1b was an effort to check the performance of the aircraft with the BMW 003 engines, instead of the normal 004 Jumo ones! I suppose the other guy was joking about the ''onions''!!
i hope i was able to help a bit!
Besides that, i am glad to have a look at your very nice site, and if there is anything i can be able to contribute, i'll be glad to do it so!
Have a nice day, or night, and please keep up the good job!!
                                                                                                               Regards, Kostas kavvathias    www.kostaskavvathias.com
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2012, 11:51:22 PM »
You've got to admit adding onions to jet engines would be total whiff and probably right up Radish's alley.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2012, 02:46:58 AM »
 Welcome aboard, Kostas! I thought the nacelles on the 262 looked a little odd, but it makes sense if they're the 003 engines
 and not the 004. Did any of these ever see service?

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2012, 03:57:16 AM »
Definitely welcome aboard Kostas.  Outstanding artwork! :)  Do you have other examples of your artwork that you can show us please?

Regards,

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2012, 03:58:33 AM »
Did any of these ever see service?

I believe the 003 version was only a trial.  I don't believe any saw actual service...but in the whiff verse, we don't let that little fact get in the way do we. ;)
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« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2012, 07:25:34 AM »
Dear Greg, and rest of the guys,
Thank you for the wellcoming and i will be glad to be able to help in any way i can!!
As far as i was able to find, the Me-262A-1b was just tested on a few trials on the ground with the 003 engines on! i was not able to find more info! I did the image based on the data given to me by Hobby boss guys! In a way, the Me-262A-1b box art is a ''what if'' status! According to another info blog, that particular airplane did also a few short flights! After all finding info about Luftwaffe in late 1945 is a massive pazzle!
Also thanks Greg for the kind words about my art! I have done 25 paintings for Trumpeter-Hobby Boss up to now, and included are the box art for the 48th scale Trumpeter Spitefull, Seafang, Mig-23M flogger b,
Sukchoi-25A and UB, F-117A nighthawk in 32nd scale, plus all the Messerchmitt262's, F-14's,F4U-4 Corsairs from Hobby Boss in 48th scale!
Please have a look at www.Kostaskavvathias.com for more!!
Thanks again for the wellcoming, and happy to be part of your nice effort in the Magic world of Modelling!!!
Best wishes!!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2012, 08:42:09 AM »
That is some nice work you have done.
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« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2012, 08:02:17 AM »
Thanks greg for the kind words about my art!!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2012, 09:22:12 AM »
I'll second Greg, that's some gorgeous work.  I doubt I'll be able to afford it, but do you take private commissions and, if so, what are your rates?

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2012, 11:14:42 AM »
Kostas, you've got a great style, very nice artwork, hope you share more of your art as you produce it.  :-*
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2012, 04:46:05 PM »
brilliant artwork Kostas  8)

welcome aboard too, cheers, Joe

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« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2012, 07:47:27 AM »
Dear Doom, TSRjoe, and elmayerle,
Thank you also for the kind words about my art!! I really apreciate that guys!
Ever since i was a child, the magic box art done by the masters Roy Huxley and Roy cross made me really to start doing modelling aircraft kits(mainly)! I propably would have never enter this magic world without those magic paintings on the kit! i feel really dissapointed to see Airfix using those computer images nowadays as their box top! They are good, no doubt, but they do not capsure the magic feelling felt back in those early days of modelling times!
Fortunatelly, the Japanese and Chinese model companies still use painted box art on their kits, and so, i was lucky enough to be able to collaborate with them!!
Dear Elmayerle, there is no problem to undertake a commision at all, and please do not worry about the payment! i usually charge 600 euros for a 60x80 cm images! Depending of course what you like to depict on the painting! The trouble is, i am very busy these days with those Chinese model companies! Thank you for the proposal anyway!
And to give you some news, well....suppose to be secret, i just finished the box art for the announced P-61B black Widow in 32nd scale! i do not know the exact date of release though!
Have a good modelling, and not only, day!!                                                Regards, kostas kavvathias

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #47 on: September 04, 2012, 12:21:09 PM »
Kostas, I really like your artwork. I hope yo don't mind a little "alteration" in the sake of "What Iffery".



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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2012, 04:12:48 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #49 on: September 05, 2012, 06:49:45 AM »
Thank you Alvis!!
Your helicopterosumbombaircraft is great creativity!!!!