Does anybody know anything about these Hobby Boss models? Seems pretty
amazing that a new company would be investing in a line of 1/72nd
models. They already have a lot of kits out! Could these be from old
Airfix/Heller tools? Maybe Heller pawned the tools.
From the finescale forum
Trumpeter, actually. And not really a "division," as we'd generally
think of it...it's...difficult to explain. Hobby Boss is basically
just Trumpeter with a different name.
Anyway, I've seen all the Hobby Boss kits, and they're almost all
quite good, particularly the 1/48 T-34s (they really dropped the ball
with their Shermans, though). The aircraft are molded with the least
amount of parts possible. The control sticks are even molded into the
floors of some of the cockpits, which are molded as part of the lower
wing half! Nicely molded, too. I think the Spitfire had really thin
prop blades...like toothpicks. Other than that, they all looked nice
Someone on FineScale Forum says that the Hobby Boss aircraft kits are
Trumpeter Easy Model ready-made models re-released in kit form. I've never
seen them in either form but I fancy their F4U-4 if it's a decent kit.
They are, indeed, the Easy Model models released as kits. Very good for
beginners and for those of us who like to pack the shelves with things
that look really neat.
I've bought several of the Easy Model subjects and 'll get many of the
kits for the kids in the neighborhood who want to try models.
Best news n yeaqrs for the hobby.
Gord> Someone on FineScale Forum says that the Hobby Boss aircraft kits are
I have the Easy Model F4U-4, but can't get to at the moment. Suffered a
collapse of a section of bookshelves in the garage and I'm replacing
all of the shelves with cabinets. Big piles. I can, however, pick one
up for you next weekend when I'm in either Berkeley or San Mateo where
two of my favorite shops carry them.
Let me know f you would like me to get one for you.
Al Superczynski wrote: