NEW TAKOM AND SUYATA ON THE HORIZON
UK importer Bachmann Europe has let us know about forthcoming kits from Takom and Suyata, these being due in December 2021-January 2022.
The two aforementioned brands are nothing if not inventive and eclectic with their products, and there are fascinating build prospects for military and naval fans coming soon. Read on for more information and visuals…
PKTAK05014 (1/72) Bismarck Turret, 15cm SK C/28 Gun, Bb II/Stb II
Medium-calibre naval guns of the World War Two German battleship Bismarck. There are parts for one turret, either Bb II (Backbordseite, port side) or Stb II (Steuerbordseite, starboard side). Length: 160mm. Photo-etched (PE) brass and styrene display base included. £29.99.
PKTAK08006 (1/35) StuH 42 & StuG III Ausf G Late Production 2 in 1
One Takom BLITZ series model kit with two gun options: German World War Two Sturmgeschütz III assault gun (StuG III) with the so-called Saukopf (pig’s head) mantlet or Sturmhaubitze 42 assault howitzer (StuH 42). Two different metal gun barrels are included, along with link-and-length tracks, open/closed hatches, PE details and four sets of markings. £39.99
PKTAKSP7057 (1/700 – 1/72) USS Southerland DD-743 Gearing Class Destroyer 1945 (full hull)
US Navy destroyer laid down on May 27, 1944, launched October 5, 1944, commissioned December 22, 1944 and named for RADM William Henry Hudson Southerland (1852-1933). This product has been developed jointly by Takom and Snowman Model. It also offers a bonus 1/72 Mk.35 5in/38 Twin Gun Mount. The ship model is 170mm long. £49.99
PKTAKSP7058 (1/700) Charlestown Navy Yard Dry Dock 1 & USS Frank Knox DD-742 1944
This naval dockyard diorama includes a Gearing Class destroyer. Dry Dock 1 Charlestown (Boston, Mass) was completed in 1833 and was one of America’s first two granite dry docks (the other being in Norfolk, Virginia) where large naval ships could be repaired quickly, easily and safely, and were the largest civil works undertaken by the US federal government. Decommissioned in 1974, the dry dock is now part of Boston's National Historical Park. Destroyer USS Frank Knox – the ‘Fighting Frankie K’ - was constructed at the Bath Iron Works in Maine in 1944 was commissioned at the Boston naval yard on December 11 1944, and served until 1971 when transferred to the Hellenic Navy. This kit is also developed by Takom and Snowman Model, and comprises an injection-moulded dock, caisson, keel blocks and dock crane with PE jib; the ship (full hull) is 170mm long. £49.99
PKSYMM002 (N/A) Marvellous Museum - Mechanical Trypoxylus
A highly detailed snap-together kit of the Japanese Horned Rhinoceros Beetle (no paint or glue required). Includes transparent wings, movable major joints, interior, flight mode and walking mode. 145mm x 180mm (including wings). £32.99
For more details visit: www.bachmann.co.uk