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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #75 on: January 19, 2013, 01:41:09 PM »
Lucky Model has just listed the HobbyBoss 1:350th scale USS Greenville (SSN-772) to their web page. 

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This will have to do until one of the modeling pages does a kit review. 

Based on what I see in the images this looks to be a rather nice scale up of the 1:700 scale Greeneville kit with a lot more detail.  The SDV is what makes this kit appealing and also a what if since the real SDV was destroyed in a fire and never returned to service.
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2013, 09:45:16 PM »
Dear Modellers!!
Also, Hobby boss has released some very inerested new kits, with the most dominant, the P-61B Black Widow in 32nd scale! It has been great news for a lot of Modellers in the world, esspecially those large scale nuts!!                                                                                                                   All the best!!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #77 on: April 15, 2013, 09:50:20 PM »
Here is also the F4U-4B Corsair in 48th scale!!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #78 on: July 13, 2013, 04:54:49 AM »
New 1/48 F-80 now available:

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #79 on: July 13, 2013, 12:48:00 PM »
Yep, and as has become SOP with Hobby Boss they've screwed the pooch on shape.
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2013, 01:15:47 PM »
Box art has 50s kit look.  Reminds me of Aurora boxes.  Might call it a retro box.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2013, 03:01:42 PM »
looks somewhat like the Tamiya box style too ???

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #82 on: July 13, 2013, 08:01:59 PM »
HobbyBoss came out with a new 1/72 Dornier Pfeil and there's a build review up on Modeling Madness.

Despite the work of an incredibly skilled modeler, I can still see the wing/fuselage join which is a pitfall with most of their kits.

Still, I think HobbyBoss is great for quick builds and projects not requiring extensive mods.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #83 on: July 14, 2013, 01:58:08 AM »
Despite the work of an incredibly skilled modeler, I can still see the wing/fuselage join which is a pitfall with most of their kits.


Really? I'm not seeing it. Which picture? On the upper surfaces it looks like the natural wing join/panel line/reinforcement. On the underside, what I thought was a bad join is just the lower engine scoop.

http://modelingmadness.com/scott/axis/luft/72335.htm

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #84 on: July 14, 2013, 02:33:24 AM »
Check the 2nd shot Frank. The exhaust staining brings out what looks like a curved step between the fuse and wings.

Not that anything I build comes out any better, but this seems to be common among HobbyBoss kits.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #85 on: July 15, 2013, 11:59:05 PM »
And from Perth Military Modeling Site, because ONE 40M Nemrod SPAAG isn't enough (see recent Bronco thread)-
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/hobbyboss.html

I will say the US M19 tank transporter looks really cool.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #86 on: July 19, 2013, 09:43:24 PM »
Box art has 50s kit look.  Reminds me of Aurora boxes.  Might call it a retro box.

Hello there!!
I did painted it's box art and if it looks like the old Aurora kits, i fell flattern! I am working with acrylics and brushes and not with mouses and PC! It does not tham mean i do not respect the new style of box aart images, but i prefer the old way fo doing it!!
As for the shape of the kit, well sorry guys, i have nothing to do with that! I am only responsible with it's box art! Other people in Trumpeter-Hobby Boss factory have this task!!!
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #87 on: July 19, 2013, 09:47:08 PM »
looks somewhat like the Tamiya box style too ???

Dear Raafif,
Again if the box art of the new P-80 by Hobby Boss reminds you Tamiya box art, i am really pleased about it!! Japanese box art artists i think are the very best in the world!!So i get a lot of inspiration from them!!!
All the best!!!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #88 on: July 20, 2013, 06:41:36 PM »
That M19 tank transporter looks interesting. 

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #89 on: July 31, 2013, 09:49:49 AM »
According to the "Trumpeter & Hobby Boss Fan Club" on Facebook (LINK), Hobby Boss will continue their CV 90 family:



They haven't posted which version they're gonna do. My guess is the upper hull in the pic will be for a Norwegian CV 9030N, due to the cupola for the section commander in the back and the heavier ribbing on the access hatches near the engine. The heavier ribbing isn't represent on Swiss and Finnish vehicles, the other operators of CV 90s with a cupola for the section commander. The Swiss and Finish vehicles also have a noticeable step for the raised troop compartment (as do the Danish and Dutch vehicles), while the Norwegian ones don't.
The lower hull could be for a Danish CV 9035DK. They use the same two large hatches for the troop compartment the Swedes use, but have a flexible periscope between the two hatches (the Swedish ones don't and the Swedes have the heavier ribbed access hatches). I don't think it's Dutch due to the raised access hatch to the left of the engine and the Dutch version's (again) different troop compartment roof.
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2013, 10:24:30 AM »
Glad to hear that "export" versions of the CV 90 are in the works. One of the nations in my "Whif World" uses the CV 90 but I've held off on buying a 9040 in hopes that we'd get a 9030 or 9035.

Maybe there will be a CV 90120 in the works at some point.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #91 on: August 01, 2013, 03:56:54 AM »
Box art has 50s kit look.  Reminds me of Aurora boxes.  Might call it a retro box.

Hello there!!
I did painted it's box art and if it looks like the old Aurora kits, i fell flattern! I am working with acrylics and brushes and not with mouses and PC! It does not tham mean i do not respect the new style of box aart images, but i prefer the old way fo doing it!!
As for the shape of the kit, well sorry guys, i have nothing to do with that! I am only responsible with it's box art! Other people in Trumpeter-Hobby Boss factory have this task!!!
Have a good day!!

I'd say you did a magnificent job of capturing the look and feel of the box art from those classic kits, plane art!

Aurora totally. You've got an excellent eye, finsrin!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #92 on: August 04, 2013, 06:09:40 AM »
Dear Brian da Basher,
Thank you very much for the kind comments about my art! I am always trying for the best possible effort cos i do have a respect to all those great leaders of box art tradition, such as, Roy Cross, Roy Huxley, John Steel, Jack Leynnwood, Richard Kishady, etc etc!! I also was once a prolific modeller and surely felt better when the kit i was buying had a more elaborate box art on it's top!!
Thanks again, have a good modelling time!!!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #93 on: August 28, 2013, 04:43:24 PM »
Hobbyboss announced 1/48 YF-23 for August. I hope it'll come soon :)
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #94 on: August 28, 2013, 08:23:09 PM »
1/48 YF-23? Yes, please!  So many possibilities...will be adding to the wish list.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #95 on: August 28, 2013, 10:37:20 PM »
Well, here's the box art:

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #96 on: August 29, 2013, 04:13:05 AM »
WOW - love the box art  :-*

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #97 on: September 05, 2013, 05:51:23 AM »
Sprue shots of the YF-23 courtesy of HobbyBoss

A bit of disappointment in seeing that the fuselage does not feature any kind of weapons bay.  Still nothing to be sad about as it is still cheaper than the Collectaire kit :)



« Last Edit: September 05, 2013, 07:19:03 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #98 on: September 06, 2013, 02:28:27 AM »
Same images as the link above but larger now available for viewing at ARC discussion forums at this link: 1/48th Northrop YF-23 Black Widow by HobbyBoss - box art

Friendly warning: Ignore the slag-fest by the "experten (*NSFW)" in that thread.  Just appreciate the fact that we have a 1:48th scale injection molded polystyrene model kit of the Northrop F-23/YF-23 that should be more affordable than the slab of resin that was offered by Collectaire.  I can not understand these haters in that thread nor do I wish to.  I see plenty of potential for this kit with or without the faults that the sad little trolls are going on about.  Unlike some of the other HobbyBoss kits, I will endeavor to acquire at least two of these kits if not more as I have always preferred the shape and appearance of the Northrop F-23 over that of the Lockheed Martin F-22 [C]Raptor. 

Now if someone has any idea about what the external wing stores pylons look like for the F-23 it would be a good time to share that information.  In the interim, I am thinking that using the wing stores pylons from the F-18 might be a good stand in for this purpose.  The argument being that the F-18 was designed by Northrop.  So why not? 
« Last Edit: September 06, 2013, 02:51:04 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #99 on: September 06, 2013, 06:16:33 AM »
I'm thinking that LO is LO and they'd likely look like what's on the F-22 or F-35 in teh way of pylons.

thinking of doing a RF-23 with the front quarters of two TSSAM's mated together, back to back, and semi-submerged in the weapons bay.  You could even use the LO window applied to certain TSSAM variants for optical/IR use (scary thing is, 15 years later, I still remember the shape even though I didn't work on it directly).