During the first part of the year 2016, Tamiya is surprising us with two new releases of scale models, which showing once again their ability to do us enjoy with tank and self-propelled gun, stars of the battlefields of World War II World (Allied) between 1939-1945. Until August 2016 Tamiya has released the following scale models:
- U.S. Tank Destroyer M10 (Mid Production) (1/35 Military Miniature Series No.350 - Item No: 35350):
Seek & Destroy: The famed Tamiya 1/35 Military Miniature Series welcomes the first major U.S. tank destroyer - the M10 - into its ranks. This versatile AFV was developed largely to give U.S. forces a potential counter to the German armor tactics which proved successful in the early stages of WWII. It utilized the successful M4A2 Sherman chassis with diesel powerplant, and mounted the 76.2mm gun in an open-top rotating turret; the hull featured extensive use of sloped armor, kept thin so as not to hinder maneuverability. Bosses were used on the turret and hull to facilitate the affixation of additional armor. Around 5,000 M10s were manufactured between September 1942 and December 1943, and it featured in action across North Africa and western Europe, its 3-inch gun and excellent maneuverability making it an asset for Allied forces.
The model gives a sumptuous 1/35 rendition of the M10, complete with sloped armor and open-top turret.
- About the Model
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. ★Length: 196mm, width: 88mm. ★In-depth examination of a real M10 led to this exceptionally accurate depiction of the M10 and its sloped armor. ★Marvelous interior detail includes gun breech, sight, shell racks and more. ★Mantlet and transmission covers feature depictions of cast metal surfaces. Fine weld lines are also captured. ★Driver's hatch can be assembled open or closed, and has separate periscope parts. ★Accurate belt-type recreations of T51 rubber block tracks. ★Includes 3 figures in authentic pose for use in the turret. ★2 marking options recreate Tank Destroyer Battalion M10s in WWII Europe.
3 realistic figures are provided in action pose, and ready to fit into the confines of the turret.
Busy and detailed turret interior includes M62 shells, folded away seat, fire extinguisher, turret ring gear, etc.
The transmission cover at the front of the model features fine recreation of cast metal surface irregularity.
Vertical volute spring suspension has the horizontal support roller brace typical of mid production M10s.
More information at: http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/35350/index.htm
- Russian Self-Propelled Gun SU-76M (1/35 Military Miniature Series No.348 - Item No: 35348):
In the Nick of Time: The SU-76M filled an important and particularly pressing Soviet need for an effective self-propelled gun against invading German forces after the start of Operation Barbarossa in WWII. Based upon the T-70 light tank chassis, it was production-friendly and some 11,000 were manufactured between 1943 and 1945. Its 76.2mm ZiS-3 gun helped it to play a valuable part offering supporting fire and as an anti-tank weapon. Superior mobility was its calling card, and the SU-76M was also able to operate in close unison with infantry units.
A job worth doing is a job well done! Exhaustive study of the SU-76M led to this accurate depiction of its no-frills makeup.
- About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Russian self-propelled gun SU-76M. ★ Length: 146mm, width: 78mm. ★Exhaustive surveys of a real SU-76M ensure the model accurately captures the open-top self-propelled gun form. ★76.2mm gun parts breakdown and attachment was inspired by the real vehicle. Poly caps allow movement. ★Realistic assembly type tracks feature one-piece straight sections and jig for construction. ★Contains three figures in authentic pose, and comes with two marking options.
The functional open-top and -rear form of the SU-76M is authentically captured in strikingly realistic 1/35 scale.
The open top of the SU-76M handily allows appreciation of an impressive interior, with gun breech, shell racks and more rendered realistically.
Assembly type track parts offer a convincingly realistic finish, and a jig is included to make sure the track sag is just so.
Finely detailed and accurate depictions of features such as the cast metal drivers hatch and a wealth of accessories add further life.
More information at: http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/35348/index.htm