1/350 German Battleship Scharnhorst, 1940
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195810625
SCALE: 1:350
ANNOUNCED ON: 3/13/2019
EST ARRIVAL: June 2019






In 2010 Dragon released the stunning ship kit ever till that point – a 1/350 scale rendition of the famous German battleship Scharnhorst (Item No.1040). That was later joined by a kit of the 31,500-ton battleship as she appeared in 1941 (Item No. 1036), but now Dragon has turned back the clock even further.

This time it’s launching an equally fabulous kit showing how the Scharnhorst looked in 1940. In 1940 she was involved in the invasion of Norway, during which she sank the British carrier HMS Glorious.

The size, accuracy, ease of assembly and inclusion of bonus parts have all contributed to the roaring success of Dragon’s 1/350 scale kits of the Scharnhorst. Now the warship has been given an overhaul to backdate her to the correct configuration for the 1940 time period.


1/35 Armored 1/4-Ton 4×4 Truck w/.50-cal Machine Gun (3 in 1)
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195867278
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 3/13/2019
EST ARRIVAL: June 2019






Dragon is offering a versatile new 1/35 scale kit of the famous military vehicle that was known in official US nomenclature as the Truck, 1/4 Ton, 4×4. This is a 3-in-1 kit that permits modelers to choose any one of the three options with different weapon fitments. One is a .50-cal machine gun mounted on the front, one with twin bazookas mounted in the rear compartment and the final one with a .50-cal machine gun fitted on the same rear pedestal mount.

It’s probably the world’s most famous design in its class, with this iconic WWII vehicle produced from 1941-45. The vehicle features a solid one-piece body tub that ensures accurate assembly and alignment. Under the hood is an extremely realistic-looking engine that can be shown off if the modeler chooses to depict the hood up. The vehicle’s set of armor plates are rendered in photo-etched metal to give a true-to-scale appearance. Other photo-etched components provide finer details such as tool mounting brackets, hood retainers and various straps. Modelers now have more options for turning their vehicles into heavy metal!


NEW FROM TRUMPETER 1/350 Italian Navy Litorio battleship 05319

The Veneto-class battleship is the most powerful warship built in Italy and the first Italian ship with a single ship displacement of 35,000 tons. Although the Treaty of Washington stipulated that Italy allowed 182,800 gross tons of battleships (including 70,000 tons before 1932), it took more than a decade for Italy to start construction of new ships for various reasons.

      Litorio officially joined the Italian Navy battle sequence on June 24, 1940. She was incorporated into the first detachment of the port of Taranto and became the flagship of [Carlo Bergamini]. In November 1940, the Litorio was hit hard by the attack of the British glory aircraft carrier in Taranto. Returned to active service in March 1941. On December 17, 1941, he participated in the first sea battle in the Sirte Bay. On March 21, 1942, the second battle of the Sirte Bay, the 381mm 艉 main gun cannon ignited a Ro.43 aircraft on the stern catapult. The British found that after the fire of the "Litorio" ship, they mistakenly thought that they were hit by their own torpedoes. On June 15, 1942, Litorio was hit by a bomb bombed by a US B-24 bomber at high altitude. That night, the British "Wellington" bomber taking off from Malta attacked the returning Litorio. Repaired on August 27. However, due to severe oil shortage, Litorio never sailed again. On November 13, it was transferred to Naples and returned to Taranto on December 4 for use as a heavy-duty air defense platform.

      July 25, 1943The Litorio was renamed the Italian.June 1, 1948Retired. In the war, Litorio participated in 46 combat missions, 9 of which were scheduled to sail.

Product number     05319
product name     Italian Navy Litorio battleship
Bar code     9580208053196
Product ratio     1:350
product type     Plastic Model Warship Kit
Model size     Length: 716mm Beam: 94.9mm
Total number of parts     700+
Metal parts     Anchor chain
Etched parts     1 piece
Film film     n/a
Resin component     n/a
Total number of offsets     21 sprues, upper hull, lower hull, fore deck and stand
Announcement date     2019-02
More description     Hull
-Upper hull made from two-directional slide molds
-Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-Either waterline or full-hull version can be assembled

– Realistically detailed gun barrels w/hollow ends made from slide mould


NEW FROM trumpeter

1/350 British Royal Navy "Conway" heavy cruiser 05353

The Conway was completed at the Davenport Shipyard in 1928 and was modernized during the 1935-38 period. It was then served in the local fleet until 1941. In 1941-42, he served in the Royal Navy's Eastern Fleet and fought against the Japanese. The Conway was finally sunk by the Japanese First Air Corps on April 5, 1942 in the southwestern waters of Ceylon, Ceylon.

Product number     05353
product name     Royal Convoy "Conway" heavy cruiser
Bar code     9580208053530
Product ratio     1:350
product type     Plastic Model Warship Kit
Model size     Length: 548.5mm Beam: 65.6mm 
Total number of parts     380+
Metal parts     Anchor chain
Etched parts     4 pcs
Film film     n/a
Resin component     n/a
Total number of offsets     11 sprues , hull ,superstructure and deck
Announcement date     2019-01
More description     – the kit contains over 380 parts 
– the hull made from two-directional slide molds 
– Deck wood pattern finely rendered 
– Contains display stand 
– photo etched parts included

TRUMPETER 2019-03 new product preview