We have some fabulous new stock and some very exciting forthcoming stock….
From Zvedza, designed for their own game, ‘Art of Tactic’, but ideal for Flames of War gamers a Soviet ZIS-5 truck, German Opelblitz truck, Soviet KV-1 tank and two Soviet soldiers with their 82-MM mortar.
Also new in stock are some unusual tanks from Hobby Boss. Steve has long been a really big fan of Hobby Boss products for their ability to produce really good quality moulding for a relatively low price.
First of the three is the PzKpfw I Ausf. C (VK601) 1/35 which was in service 1942 to 1945, and manufactured by Krauss-Maffei. A light tank with space for a crew of 2 it weighed 8000kg and came armed with one 7.92mm EW 141 and one 7.92mm MG 34 machine. The Maybach HL 45P engine could reach up to 79km/h.
And third, and most interesting (in the humble opinion of the office) is the Land-Wasser-Schlepper an amphibious vehicle in its early un-armoured version. Disappointingly there appears to be no German Shepherd kit available to recreate the cover picture…
Keeping to the tank theme we have a rather exciting coming soon from Italeri. The Crusader III was the first British tank to mount the 6 pounder gun, around 100 participated in the Second Battle of El Alamein. This is a classic Italeri kit.