COOL NEW KITS FROM TAKOM AND U-STAR
A host of fresh military and naval items lead the New Year charge for Takom and U-Star, and they’re due for release in February-March 2022.
Takom’s new toolings include a fascinating – if unsuccessful – armoured personnel carrier in the shape of the M114 reconnaissance APC. It’s the first time anyone has kitted a 1/35 scale styrene example (Accurate Armour produced two examples in the 1990s).
PKTAK02148 M114 A1 CRV US Army Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle 1/35 £39.99
The hatches on this kit can be posed open or closed, there are link-and-length tracks and an assembly jig, and photo-etched (PE) metal details. Four colour schemes are provided.
PKTAK02149 M114 A1E1 CRV 1/35 £39.99
This is the version of the M114 armed with the Hispano-Suiza HS.820 20mm gun. Again, four colour schemes feature.
PKTAK05011X Leopard 2A7 Limited Edition 1/72 £29.99
Features link-and-length tracks, PE parts and two markings options, along with bonus self-adhesive camouflage masks.
PKTAK05015 USS Missouri Mk 7 16"/50 Gun Turret No 1 1/72 £66.99
In this kit there are photo-etched parts and a display base included, plus the choice of two markings.
Moving to the U-Star label, this will offer what appears to be an absolutely stunning 1/48 Tiger I with full interior detail, an alternative metal barrel and reinforced mantlets, PE, link-and-length tracks and optional transparent covers to display the interior. There’s a choice of four camouflage schemes for July-October 1943
PKUANO006 TIGER I EARLY PRODUCTION FULL INTERIOR KURSK 1/48 £53.99
All these kits will be available from the UK importer Bachmann Europe: www.bachmann.co.uk