NEW FROM Dragon Models-1/35 Sd.Kfz.165 Hummel Early/Late Production (2 in 1) – Smart Kit

ITEM NO: DRA 6935
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195869357
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 11/12/2018
EST ARRIVAL: January 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sd.Kz.165 Hummel's combat debut occurred during the titanic Battle of Kursk. Operated by a crew of six, the SPH carried 18 rounds for the main armament and more than 700 were built by the end of WWII. An easy identifying feature between Early- and Late-Production variants of the Hummel is the driver's/radio operator's compartment. On early vehicles, the driver received a small compartment that jutted out of the glacis plate. On later vehicles, this crew compartment was extended the full width of the hull to also enclose the radio operator.

This 2-in-1 kit, built precisely to 1/35 scale, allows modelers to create either an Early-Production or Late-Production Hummel. To account for the different production runs, there are two complete upper hulls as well as different drive sprockets, for example. Indeed, everything needed to produce an accurate variant is included in the box. The engineering is top notch too, with Razor Edge techniques utilized for the armored superstructure to produce a true-to-scale appearance. This allows interior fittings to be accurately sized and shaped. Furthermore, an aluminum gun barrel is offered for the 15cm gun. To cap it all off and leave modelers buzzing, the Hummel kit box top features one of Ron Volstad’s famous vintage illustrations of this SPH. The flight of the bumble bee has soared to new heights with this 2-in-1 offering!

NEW FROM Dragon Models-1/35 M4A3(75)W ETO w/Magic Tracks

ITEM NO: DRA 6534
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195865342
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 11/12/2018
EST ARRIVAL: January 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/35 scale kits of the M4 Sherman, surely one of the most famous and recognizable tanks of all time, have just got even better thanks to a brand new set of Magic Tracks from Dragon. These tracks are special because they feature duckbill extended end connectors that were designed to improve mobility on wet or soft terrain by extending the width of the track run and thus reducing the vehicle’s ground pressure. These brand new tracks feature on an M4A3(75)W tank. Dragon’s kit depicts an M4A3(75)W running on the Vertical Volute Spring Suspension (VVSS) with the addition of these upgraded Magic Tracks with duckbills. This will be a must-buy for fans of Sherman tanks, especially those who wish to portray one waddling through mud and snow.