Thursday, 23 April 2015

Coming Soon To Hobbies - Harley Davidson, Vosper, LaFrance Fire Truck, Royal Carriage, Mini Sub & More

Just some of the exciting new lines coming to Hobbies
(We will add links and dates as they become available).


Scale: 1:24
Skill Level: Intermediate
Length: 335mm
A beautiful detailed Egyptian style carriage, built for Maria Cristina of Borbone, in 1819 for the Carnival gala in Turin.
The Egyptian Carriage kit includes pre-cut wooden features; machine turned wooden spokes and columns; brass decorations; velvet paper for inside covering; brass chains; gilded metal Egyptian figureheads; plans and detailed building instructions.
Scale: 1:6
Skill Level: Advanced
Length: 400mm
The FLH Classic was the top model from the world famous Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company.
A great, easy to work with size, offering you great attention to detail, with many metal parts, working suspension, quality decals and real rubber tyres this is the king of all model kits.


Length: 140 mm, Height: 50 mm, Beam approx: 38 mm
Max. diving depth: 0.8 m

Go on a diving trip with this small, radio-controlled submarine. The model can be operated without any problems in the bath tub, pond or aquarium. Two red searchlights, RC-function: Right-/left control, traction motors on/off, fill/empty diving tank.

  Vosper MTB

Scale: 1:35
Skill Level: Advanced
Length: 630mm
On March 1942, a British amphibious attack was undertaken by Royal Navy and Commandos against the large dry dock at Saint Nazaire, in German occupied France.The operation was successfully done and the dry dock was damaged and unusable until the end of the war.
This stunning example of the Vosper MTB 74 has been recreated in amazing detail by Italeri. The model measures an impressive 655mm in length and contains authentic decals and photo etched parts.

  HMS Nelson

Scale: 1:200
Skill Level: Advanced
Length: 1082mm Width: 160mm
The HMS Nelson has lots of history attached to her.  At the outbreak of World War II she was serving as flagship of the Home Fleet. She was active in “Operation Torch” landings in French North Africa, the Allied invasion of Sicily, and the Salerno landing. The Japanese surrender of Malaya was signed aboard the HMS NELSON on September 3rd 1945
This large scale plastic model kit contains over 1260 parts with 18 Sprues. One-piece hull, and One-piece deck with accurately detailed guns. Eight photo etched frets for handrails, ladders, and radar parts etc.


Scale: 1:16
Skill Level: Highly Challenging
Length: 438mm, Width: 207mm
The Panzerkampfwagen IV (Pz.Kpfw. IV) Sd Kfz 161, commonly known as the Panzer IV, was a medium tank developed in Nazi Germany in the late 1930s and used extensively during World War II.
The model kit is not for the faint hearted with over 2000 parts spread over 74 styrene sprues, upper hull, lower hull, turret and individual track links; plus metal gun barrel, copper cable, springs, six frets of PE and decals making a magnificent realistic model.


Scale: 1:350
Skill Level: Advanced
Length: 7203mm, Beam: 101mm
This Aircraft Carrier was commissioned by the US Navy in 1937 and saw service until she was finally sunk in 1942 at the Battle of Midway.
This large scale kit boasts over 800 parts, with full hanger deck details, 5 photo-etch sheets, extensive instructions, full colour painting guide, single piece hull With panelling detail, positional elevators, and includes 3 types of US Navy planes.

TM02506 Trumpeter American LaFRANCE Eagle Fire Pumper 2002
Scale: 1:25
Skill Level: Intermediate
Length: 366mm, Width: 116mm, Height: 122mm
American LaFrance is one of the best known builders of fire fighting apparatus dating back to the 1870s.This kit represents a pump truck designed by American LaFrance for the College Park, Maryland Volunteer Fire Department.
This 326 piece plastic model kit comes with detailed instructions and painting guide. Photo etch parts for all the diamond plating and grills, decals for College Park E121 and additional numbers and letters, highly detailed engine and chassis, moulded in white chrome, ladders included.

MM63502 Merit Tank Transporter
Scale: 1:35
Skill Level: Advanced
Length: 464mm, Width: 82.5mm
For US Armour enthusiasts, this Merit International Tank Transporter includes over 790 plastic parts, photo-etched details, and rubber like tyres. The kit includes new injection parts for Diamond T 981 cab structure & doors, canvas roof and top mount for machine gun • Tank sold seperately.

Battle for Berlin

Scale: 1:72
The Battle of Berlin was the last historical military event of World War II on the European theater. From the middle of April 1945 the Red Army launched a massive offensive along the Oder River line with the final goal to capture the German capital. The battle ended on May 2nd, after intense and fierce fighting in the ruins of the capital of the Reich, ending with the surrender of German troops
Diorama set comprises: Berlin House (51 pieces) & Decals Sheet,2 x T-34/85, Pz.Kpfw.PANTHER Aufs.G Tank, PAK 40 AT gun with crew, 32 German elite troops, 32 Russian infantry, and 96 piece Urban Accessories.


mefistofele model

4701 Italeri Mefistofele 21706cc
Scale: 1:12
Skill Level: Advanced
Length: 450mm
The one-off racing car "Eldridge", derived from the old Fiat SB4 chassis, became known as Mephistofele for the infernal noise emitted by its powerful aircraft 6-cylinders in-line engine.
This model, which is unique in terms of technology & accuracy, consists of over
500 pieces to be assembled partially with screws. The bonnet opens to view the highly detailed engine and it has working steering.
soviet battleship marat

Zvezda Soviet Battleship Marat
Scale: 1:350
Length: 527mm
Marat was sunk by German Stukas off Kronshtadt on the 23rd September 1939. But the ship was in shallow water and was raised and was used as a floating Battery.

battle of the bulge

6103 Italeri Battle Of The Bulge Diorama Set
Scale: 1:72
Skill Level: Intermediate
Diorama Base measures: 460x330mm
The Battle of the Bulge (December 1944–January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II
The Italeri model kit Includes 50 x German, 50 x Americans, 1 x King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182, 1 x Sherman, plus numerous accessories such as telegraph poles, road signs, sandbags and diorama base.

4702 Italeri Fiat 806 1927 Grand Prix
Scale: 1:12
Skill Level: Advanced
Length:  ?
The Fiat 806 was the worlds first single seater Grand Prix car, driven by Bordino. Racing in the 1927 Grand Prix in atrocious conditions, he easily beat the greatest drivers of his day. After winning its first and only race, the 806 was withdrawn by Fiat and destroyed. Fiat never raced again.

3894 Italeri Peterbilt 378-119 Classic
Scale: 1:24
Skill Level: Advanced
Length: 322mm
The Peterbilt Motor Company, which was founded in 1939, is among the most famous American company in the world for the production of medium and heavy trucks. Produced from 1987 to 2007 the Peterbilt 378-119 Classic embodies the "concept" of the classic American truck with the big hood and the important use of chrome exterior. This model comes with upgraded moulds.

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