Wednesday, August 06, 2008 - 11:35 PM UTC
Cyber-Hobby have announced the release of a 1/35 Panzer III & Borgward.
The kit CHC-6510 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. J Control Tank & Borgward IV Ausf. B will have a limited a limited run and Dragon USA promise "there will NOT be a reproduction of this item. In another words, ONCE IT IS SOLD OUT IT WILL BE GONE FOREVER."

-Which should please those who have invested in these kits only to see them go on general release later.

This is labelled as a Smart Kit and has a long list of features and options:

- Slide-molded mantlet in fine detail.
- Fully detailed 3-directional slide-molded gun sleeve.
- Gun barrels are slide-molded.
- Highly detailed 5cm Kw.K L/42 and 5cm Kw.K L/60 guns included as options.
- Turret rear stowage bin for Fu.G.KS.8 remote-control device.
- Optional add-on armor for gun mantlet.
- Top plate for spaced armor over mantlet.
- Optional photo-etch parts provided for mantlet add-on armor.
- Optional brackets for extra armor on hull top.
- Optional extra armor on fighting compartment front plate.
- Remotely controlled Borgward IV Ausf.B heavy demolition charge vehicle.
- Slide-molded engine deck for Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J.
- Transmission and steering-brake access hatches can be modeled open/closed.
- Injection-molded tow cable for engine deck.
- Air deflector accurately represented.
- Photo-etched mesh included.
- Air intake covers with mounts realistically reproduced.
- Turret side hooks especially designed with undercut details.
- Sharply detail fenders with pattern detail on both top and bottom surfaces.
- Complete gun assembly with full detail.
- Includes hollowed out undercut on turret bottom.
- Cooling air intakes are slide molded.
- Photo-etched air intake grills.
- Side hatches can be assembled open/closed with interior details.
- One-piece turret made by 3-directional slide molds.
- One-piece slide-molded lower hull with exquisite detail.
- Lower hull sides come with full detail.
- Fully detailed weld seams on hull bottom.
- Accurate sprocket and road wheels.
- Final-drive housing covers are separate parts for maximum detail.
- Detailed track tension adjuster.
- Idler wheels feature photo-etched parts.
- Slide-molded hydraulic shock absorbers well detailed.
- Detailed suspension swing arms.
- Exhaust pipes with hollow ends.
- Toolbox with padlock produced by slide mold.
- Notek headlight with exquisite detail.
- Injection-molded on-vehicle tools provided with clasps.
- Slide-molded torsion bars included.
- 40cm Magic Tracks.

For more info go to the Dragon USA website (LINK)
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I placed my order, thought it was an interesting combo. Don't know much about the Borgward. Is there only one set of markings?
AUG 07, 2008 - 03:41 PM
Looks like the new updated Panzer III J with the "old imperial series" Borgward??? Darryl
AUG 07, 2008 - 03:49 PM

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