New Release: Trumpeter 1:48 Mi-4AV Hound

Trumpeter has recently released a new 1:48 rendition of the Mi-4AV Hound, a 1967 modification of the original Mil Mi-4 transport helicopter. The model kit uses tooling from 2022 and additional pieces added in 2023 which will allow for the construction of the AV variant of the Mi-4. A total of over 200 parts which make up eight plastic sprues are included in the kit, one of which features clear plastic which would be used to create the cockpit canopy. Photo-etched parts are also included with the kit to enhance realism.

A number of advanced features are also included with the kit. Some of these include an accurately detailed fuselage, cockpit, and gear cabin. A variety of decals and a colored painting/decal guide are also included which allow for two paint and marking schemes. Both marking schemes depict the aircraft in Soviet service.

If you are interested in purchasing Trumpeter’s new 1:48 Mi-4AV Hound, consider pre-ordering the model kit from either Der Sockelshop (€42,21) or Squadron Hobbies ($71.16). If you are interested in learning more about the kit, visit both Trumpeter’s website and Scalemates, where detailed specifications and colored photographs of the model can be located.

Happy Modeling!

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Featured: Trumpeter 1:35 Scale Soviet D-74 122mm Field Gun

If you’re a fan of large Soviet artillery, I have a kit that may pique your interest. I’d like to introduce you all to Trumpeter’s 1:35 scale D-74 122mm Field Gun, a scale replica of a very successful artillery piece produced by the Soviet Union in the 1950s. This appears to be a high-quality kit and features a very large amount of parts, so I recommend that beginners stay away from this kit until they gain more experience.

The kit is very detailed, featuring over 240 parts spread amongst nine sprues. Also found with the kit are several photo-etched detail parts and two rubber tires, items that will help to add an extra level of realism to the model.

When assembled, the kit will be around 303 millimeters long and around 78 millimeters wide. Pretty impressive! This kit’s tooling dates back to around 2014-2015 and still holds up to modern kits.

If you are interested in learning more about Trumpeter’s 1:35 scale D-74 122mm Field Gun, I highly recommend that you visit both Trumpeter’s website and, where additional information regarding kit specifications and where it can be sourced may be found.

Happy Modeling!

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Trumpeter 1/35-scale Russian T-80BVM Main Battle Tank Kit

Chinese modeling company, Trumpeter, recently released their rendition of the Russian T-80BVM Main Battle Tank in 1/35 scale. The kit includes over 970 parts, several of which are metal components, and is a great build for any modeler who’s looking for a challenge.

Trumpeter’s 1/35 scale T-80BVM Main Battle Tank will be a great addition to any modeler’s collection, especially for those interested in modern Russian armour, and has exceptional detail for 1/35 scale.

Trumpeter 1/35 Russian T-80BVM MBT Specs:

Visit for more information on their 1/35 Russian T-80BVM MBT.

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