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HobbyBoss and Trumpeter are essentially the same company - hence the shared Facebook page - I don't know how these makers choose their products - maybe market research, but probably use the same researchers, and so they end up producing the same model!
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Thanks for clearing that up Dave, I didn’t know that:thumb2:
I thought the box art had a trumpeter look to it!
 

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After yesterdays update by HobbyBoss, Trumpeter have updated their websitetrumpy t-80um.jpg
T-80UM in 1/35.
trumpy bmd-3.jpg
BMD-3 in 1/35
trumpy hemtt & semi trailer.jpg
HEMTT & semi-trailer ( do you get the 'dozer? ) in 1/35trumpy nanchang q-5 72.jpg
Nanchang Q-5 in 1/72 - one for the home market!
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Yorktown CV-5 in 1/200 - that's going to be big!
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On the Zvezda Facebook page - 'on sale in a few days'
zvezda flanker c   72  01.jpgzvezda flanker c   72  02.jpgzvezda t-35  72 01.jpgzvezda t-35  72 02.jpg
Now, the T-35 is a BIG tank - but this 1/72 model has 237 parts! from the few pictures, it looks to have the same level of detail, as the 1/35 version, also from Zvezda - I made this recentlyfin 03.jpg
That had some 440 parts - I'm curious to see the parts breakdown on the braille scale version!
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Dave they seemed to have up'd their game in the last few years. That T35 looks really good .
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If the T-35 builds as well as their 1:72 T-90 then it’ll be a cracking little kit! Will have to keep a look out for this once it’s released :smiling4:
 

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Now, the T-35 is a BIG tank - but this 1/72 model has 237 parts!
It makes me wonder if they moulded all the track links individually, because I can’t see many other ways in which a 1/72 scale kit can get to that parts count otherwise.

Also, it reminds me that I have a mostly finished 1/35 scale ICM (I think — it’s not Zvezda) one somewhere :smiling3:
 

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Jakko,
the ICM T-35 is old generation Eastern European (1998 ) - I made this a few years ago, and it suffered from an amazingly warped top hull - I had to epoxy it to an aluminium bar to get it straight. I found out later on that virtually every one sold had this curious fault. The Zvezda model dates from 2016, and it has link & length tracks, and little interior, but still manages to have 440 parts....................
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Seen on AK website .

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the ICM T-35 is old generation Eastern European (1998 ) - I made this a few years ago, and it suffered from an amazingly warped top hull - I had to epoxy it to an aluminium bar to get it straight. I found out later on that virtually every one sold had this curious fault. The Zvezda model dates from 2016, and it has link & length tracks, and little interior, but still manages to have 440 parts....................
That sounds about identical to the ICM kit … except that has separate-link tracks, I think. I should really just finish it someday soon.
 

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From the IBG Facebook page, following on from their Lancia 3R0 with howitzer, the 3R0 Troop Carrieribg 3r0 troop.jpg
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From the Zvezda Facebook page - almost like they have been reading the posts here - sprue shots for the 1/72 T-35 - there will be duplicates for the tracks/links sprueszvezda t-35 sprue 01.jpgzvezda t-35 sprue 02.jpgzvezda t-35 sprue 03.jpgzvezda t-35 sprue 04.jpg
It does look very much like the 1/35 version, apart from the springs/suspension being simplified! The frame aerial - picture 3, top left, - complicated mouldingframe aerial.jpg
And this is from the Zvezda 1/35 version
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From the Zvezda Facebook page - almost like they have been reading the posts here - sprue shots for the 1/72 T-35 - there will be duplicates for the tracks/links spruesView attachment 318492View attachment 318493View attachment 318494View attachment 318495
It does look very much like the 1/35 version, apart from the springs/suspension being simplified! The frame aerial - picture 3, top left, - complicated mouldingView attachment 318496
And this is from the Zvezda 1/35 version
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Great care needed then. looks a b****r to remove in one piece.
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Dave gave up 1/72 and 1/48 , only build 3 models, too small for me these days even with all the optivisors .
Would like the 1/35 though. On the list.
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Beware that it’s BIG if you do. (Though I’m tempted to buy a Char 2C kit simply because it’s the biggest tank ever :smiling3:)
 

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Yup, quite big here it is in comparison with the Zvezda 1/35 Panther D................comparison.jpg

I did make - or started to make the Char 2C, but for some forgotten reason, it's still unfinished!
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As a by the by this is a link to a YouTube vid YouTube Panther The Trumpeter 1/16 Panther, and what is in the box - now, that's BIG I'd have to convert the spare bedroom to build it, let alone display it over 2000 parts & a complete interior - whew! Prices seem to be around the £275-300, which I suppose isn't bad value for the size of the thing
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