1/35 Military Miniature Series No.353 German Assault Tank IV Brummbär Late Production Item No: 35353

Length: 168mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.
*Please note that the model shown on this page has separately sold Zimmerit coating stickers from Item 12673 applied.

A Hard Hitter
Developed for infantry support during WWII, the Assault Tank IV married the trusty Pz.Kpfw.IV chassis with a simple fighting compartment featuring 100mm of front and 50mm of side armor, plus a high-powered 15cm gun that could defeat 160mm of 30-degree armor from 5km. Its variants can largely be grouped into early, mid and late production types, the latter of which was most numerous with 160 examples manufactured between May 1944 and March 1945. Feedback from crews of earlier Brummbärs had led to new a fighting compartment design and cupola, plus partial use of steel road wheels. Brummbärs were assigned to their own dedicated Assault Tank Battalions and fought on the Eastern Front and in Italy as the war drew to its conclusion.

About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 168mm, width: 94mm. ★The kit gives a highly accurate recreation of the Brummbär with its stubby 15cm gun. ★Gun barrel offers elevation and depression. Traverse motion is in tandem with sight and cover. ★Five Schürzen plates are attached and can be removed individually, for a variety of looks. ★Parts are included to recreate rubber-rimmed and all-steel road wheels, used in different combinations depending upon chose marking option. ★Comes with a commander torso figure for the cupola, and a full-body crew figure. ★Decals for two marking options are included.

Tamiya designers studied the real Brummbär in depth to bring you this highly accurate model kit!

Separate parts recreating Schürzen side armor plates allow its depiction in various states

A further layer of detail is added to the model thanks to the two included figures

Parts for rubber-rimmed and all-steel road wheels are used in different combinations for each marking option

Movable 15cm gun offers traverse coordinated with sight and cover motion, plus elevation and depression.

The model is chock full of detail, with areas such as the engine compartment at the rear sure to grab your attention.

A dedicated Zimmerit coating sticker sheet (Item 12673, separately sold) can add further realism to your model


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Tamiya Color Spray Colors
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Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Red brown TS-1 (85001) XF-64 (81764) XF-64 (80364)
Dark green TS-2 (85002) XF-61 (81761) XF-61 (80361)
Dark yellow TS-3 (85003) XF-60 (81760) XF-60 (80360)

Tamiya Color Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Color Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-5 Green 81505
80005 XF-49 Khaki 81749
X-7 Red 81507
80007 XF-56 Metallic grey 81756
X-10 Gun metal 81510
80010 XF-58 Olive green 81758
XF-1 Flat black 81701
80301 XF-65 Field grey 81765
XF-2 Flat white 81702
80302 XF-84 Dark iron 81784
XF-10 Flat brown 81710
80310 XF-85 Rubber black 81785
XF-15 Flat flesh 81715

Tamiya 1/48 M1A2 Abrams FULL Review

Tamiya, who was constantly presenting the 1/48 scale military series, announced the release of the M1A2 following the Humvee, the 10-tanks and the Self-Defense Forces. 
It is very nice news for current military modelers and it seems that the release is the M1A2, which is the most popular item in the current product, so the expectation seems to add up. M1A2 is expected to continue to lead other products in the future, we will get the M1A2 prototype. 
It is always advised that the prototype product is manufactured for testing purposes before the mass production, and it may be slightly different from the production product.

Body picture. Unusually, the lower body is made by separating the left and right bulkheads, unlike its 1/35 scale, which is made up of one mass. I think that it is a reasonable division due to the fact that the robustness at 1/35 scale which had to serve as the housing of motorized is no longer needed.

 At the top of the body, a non-slip coating is reproduced. The driver hatch is molded in the car body, but it is a part that can be understood if we consider the scale, but frankly it is a little unfortunate. The car is manufactured in the same specification as the existing 1/35 scale M1A2 OIF kit, not SEP version, so I think that the M1A1 will be changed in the future.

The load wheel arm is fixed to the body as in 35.

It is the runner of the turret part. Simplified part splitting is a noticeable configuration. But considering the scale, it is also a part of the unification of the loading and unloading hatch.

 The surface of the turret is also faithfully reproduced with a non-slip coating and weld line.

 It is composed of Qurora for A2, Pomi, a flask and a side basket. 35 The configuration is like a simplified scale configuration, but the detail looks good enough.

 It is a runner composed of a turret rear basket, a rear body part and other detail parts. 
The simplified basket splitting looks excellent.

Split of a 120mm gun. We reproduce only the left side and the right side of the booster part in a barrel made in one body. I think it is very good detail. 
You can see the APU seen on M1A1. The rear grille of the body is also simplified, yet it shows excellent detail.

A runner for the roadwheel and track. Tracks reproduce the T158 tracks with semi-connec- tions like the other 48 series. This runner contains two pieces.

 Includes decal, weight, and polycap that can be used to reproduce two cars.

Because it is a prototype, it is printed on plain paper without a formally printed manual.
It is a great pleasure for 1/48 fans who have not been able to use the current product to produce a precious item that can satisfy their needs. I hope that I will be able to meet many of the 48 series of current armor.
Unfortunately, the M1A2 tank was not the SEP type, but the early version before it was modeled, and the fact that the M1A2 tanks were modeled as part of some of the A1’s, unfortunately the 2003 US Army’s M1A2 tank had not been put into action (The marking of the vehicle is from the vehicle put into Baghdad since OIF)
Though there is a bit of a sadness, overall quality is also showing a Tamiya configuration, and I think it is a charming kit enough for a lucky modeler to wait for the 48 scale current train.
This product will be released in October.

Coming soon

70089 1/700 Maritime Self-Defense Force Moon (with Qingdao) / JMSDF Akizuki class Destroyer (for Aoshima)
70096 1/700 Maritime Self – Defense Forces Takahiro (Distribution Pit – Road) / JMSDF Takanami class Destroyer (for Pit – Road)
70097 1/700 Maritime Self – Defense Forces Rain Rain (Distribution Pit – Road) / JMSDF Murasame class Destroyer (for Pit – Road)
35017 1/350 Aircraft carrier Akagi / IJN Aircraft carrier AKAGI
35030 1/350 Aircraft carrier Zuizu / IJN Aircraft carrier ZUIKAKU
35036 1/350 carrier aircraft / IJN Aircraft carrier HIRYU


[FULL Review] Academy 1/72 SU-33 Flanker D NEW KIT

The Academy will repackage Zvezda 1/72 SU-33 Planker D. This kit is a relatively new product, which includes decals and manuals produced by the runners and academies provided by Zvezda. Box art seems to be the same.

 It is the decal made in the academy. It is a little unfortunate that it is not cartoons. 

 The nose / main landing gear cover has two parts to choose between cycle and flight. 

The manual and the paint and decals guide are included in the Academy’s new creations. 

 These days there are two dolls that are hard to see in airplane kits. 

 There are two runners with guns and nozzles. 


UPDATE FROM pitroad FOR August 23 shipping

PE 326 “1/700 Japanese Navy Battleship Mikasa (for Company H)”

· Plastic model kit (unassembled / unpainted) · Sea
/ full hull model selectable
· Added etching parts to detail the parts of the escort ship “Kaka” equipped with the Maritime Self Defense Force helicopter.
· Attached helicopter: 3 SH-60K patrol patches, MCH-101, MH-53E minesweep · shipping × 1 each machine
· attached vehicles: crane cars, aerial work vehicles, sweepers, forklift x 1 each, Rescue work vehicle × 2 each, helicopter towing device × 3
· attached etching parts: safety net, boat container rack, crane for lubricating equipment, cage, mast antenna, rear bridge antenna and others.
· Total length of about 354 mm
· 1 ship
JAN: 4986470-058849
¥ 6,800 (excluding tax)



PE 326 “1/700 Japanese Navy Battleship Mikasa (for Company H)”

Etched parts made by Toms’ model company – It
can be used for ‘1/700 Japan Navy Battleship Mikasa’ made by H Company.
· Includes parts such as various handrails, front and rear bridge bases, funnel caps, stern walk walks, boat mounts, various rutals and jack stays.
JAN: 4986470-058818
¥ 4,000 (excluding tax)


PE 327 “1/700 Japanese navy handrail (chain, canvas cover)”

· Etching parts made by Toms model company
· It is a set of 2 step railings that you can use for Japanese Navy ships. It is a set of three types, a curved chain, a type covered with a canvas cover, and a straight type.
JAN: 4986470-058825
¥ 2,000 (excluding tax)