Miniart 1:35 - German Grenades & Mines Set - Plastic Model Kit #35258
This kit includes German grenades and mines with ammo boxes and Molotov cocktails in a wooden box.
The kit contains 125 parts:
- 113 plastic parts
- 40 clear parts
- 12 PE parts
Decal sheet included.
Box: 260mm x 162mm x 35mm
Miniart 1:35 - Stug. III 0-Series - Plastic Model Kit #35210
The German Sturmgeschütz III or StuG III assault gun was the country's 2nd most produced AFV of the WWII period (after the Sd Kfz 251). The StuG was designed to support the advancing infantry using direct fire. Early models were equipped with low-velocity 7.5 cm StuK 37 L/24 guns which were able to blast fortifications but could not penetrate armour well. After the Germans encountered the Soviet KV-1 and T-34 tanks those were substituted with high-velocity 7.5 cm StuK 40 L/43 and later 7.5 cm StuK 40 L/48.
Before the production began, five prototypes of the vehicle were produced in 1937 - the experimental '0' series. They used the chassis and running gear of the Panzer III and featured a mild-steel superstructure and Krupp’s 7.5cm StuK 37 L/24 cannon. These AFVs were tested at a number of training facilities and remained in use as training vehicles until 1942.
Box: 386mm x 240mm x 60mm
- Highly detailed model
- Clear parts included
- PE parts included
- Workable tracks included
- Accurate gun 7.5cm StuK 37 L/24
- All hatches can be positioned open or closed
- Decal sheet for 3 variants
Download instructions for this kit here
HobbyBoss 1:35 - German Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Porsche Turret w/ Zimmerit - Plastic model kit #84530
Development of the Tiger II heavy tank started in 1937 with design contracts given to Henschel and Porsche. Both companies used the same turret in their prototypes (designed by Krupp) but the tanks had differences in the hull, transmission and suspension systems. The Porsche design featured a rear-mounted turret and a mid-mounted engine, and the suspension was the same as on the Elefant. The Henschel version which was more conventional won the contract and all King Tigers were produced by the company.
Production vehicles used two turret designs. The initial turret had a rounded front, sloped sides and a curved bulge on the left side for commander's cupola which proved to be difficult to manufacture. This turret is often called 'Porsche turret' as opposed to the more common 'production turret' or 'Henschel turret'. Fifty King Tigers had received the early 'Porsche turret' before the design was simplified.
The production of King Tigers was disrupted by the Allied bombings with five raids in September and October 1944 alone destroying 95% of the floor area at the Henschel plant. Initially orders were placed for 1,500 King Tigers but only 492 units were produced until the end of the war.
Item No: 84530
Item Name: German Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Porsche Turret w/ Zimmerit
Item Type: Plastic Model Armour Kit
Model Dimensions: Length 292.3mm, Width 107.3mm
Total Plastic Parts: 550+
Total Sprues: 19 sprues, lower hull and upper hull
Photo Etched Parts: 1 piece
Release Date: 2018-02
- The kit consists of over 550 parts
- The kit w/refined detail
- Multi-slide moulded lower hull and turret
- Individual tracks
- Zimmerit included
- Photo etched parts included
The German Molch was an 11 ton one-man midget submarine built in 1944. It was the first mini-submarine of the Kriegsmarine. The Molch was fully electrical, carried two G7e torpedoes - one on each side of the craft, and had a range of 64 km at 5 knots (9.3 km/h). 393 submarines were built in total, all by AG Weser in Bremen.
The Molch was first used to attack Allied battleships during the Allied Operation Dragoon. Ten out of the twelve submarines were lost and the remaining two were sunk by the Allies shortly after. In the following months the Molch was used in a number of operations but overall proved to be ineffective in combat and its use was reduced to training for more advanced submarines.
Item No: 80170
Item Name: German Molch Midget Submarine
Item Type: Plastic Model Armour Kit
Model Dimensions: Length 310mm, Width 62mm
Total Plastic Parts: 70+
Total Sprues: 4 sprues
Photo-Etched Parts: 1 piece
Release Date: 2017-12
- The kit consists of over 70 parts
- Photo-etched parts included