April 22, 2015

Product Spotlight: Rubicon Models 28mm plastic World War II vehicles and tank kits

Rubicon Models has just released five new 28mm kits. These highly detailed models have become very popular with gamers and modelers and these five are a welcome addition to the range. View the New Rubicon Kits HERE

The Rubicon website has an interesting article on the creation of a kit from 'Concept Design to Final Production' Read Here>>

#280017 StuG III Ausf G (SdKfz 142/1)
was produced between December 1942 and April 1945,  around 8,423 were produced.  The StuG III Ausf G is the final and by far the most common of the StuG series.
Notable features of this plastic kit include:
- Choice of Early / Mid / Late production
- Option to assemble vehicle as a StuH 42 with 105mm Howitzer
- Choice of original trapezoid-shape mantlet or the Topfblende pot mantlet (often called Saukopf “Pig’s head”) gun mantlet with or without coaxial mount
- Detachable Schürzen (side armour)
- Optional rear stowage rack
- Optional spare road wheels
- Optional periscope
Number of Parts: 54 pieces / 3 sprues

# 280019 SdKfz 251/1 Ausf. D "Stuka zu Fuss"
This highly detail plastic kit depicts a SdKfz 251 Ausf D with a Wurfrahmen 40 multiple rocket launcher.  The Wurfrahmen 40 frame is detachable enabling you to revert the vehicle into a standard SdKfz 251/1D personnel carrier.
Number of Parts: 64 pieces / 3 sprues

#280020 SdKfz 251 Ausf. D (3-in-1)
This highly detailed SdKfz 251 Ausf D is a 3-in-1 plastic kit.  The kit can be built to represent a SdKfz 251/ 7 (Assault Engineering vehicle), SdKfz 251/8 (Ambulance), or SdKfz 251/10 (with 37mm PaK 36 anti-tank gun). Number of Parts: 70 pieces / 3 sprues

# 280018 SdKfz 251/1 Ausf. D
This highly detailed plastic kit depicts a SdKfz 251 Ausf D version.  It comes with two machine gun choices; and a half open or fully closed canvas top (tarp) option. Number of Parts: 43 pieces / 2 sprues

# 280021 T-34/85 - Mid & Late War
With this model kit, you can assemble the T-34/85 into either a Model 1943 or 1944 version of the tank.  It comes with 2 turret top and 2 mantlet choices with oil drums & accessories options; and can be built as an OT-34/85 flamethrower tank as an option. Number of Parts: 50 pieces / 3 sprues

Rubicon Models manufacture hard plastic kits for the Tabletop Miniature Games and Military Modeling market. Each kit is easy to assemble, highly detailed and accurate. The first project is to launch a series of hard plastic World War II vehicles and tanks in 1/56 (28mm) scale. What distinguishes Rubicon from other companies in this field is not only fine detail and accuracy but also all of their kits are multi-variant. Each kit might have several choices of main gun, two choices of road wheels, three choices of gun turret, detachable protective armour or even two choices of hull.

The Rubicon name stands for:
- Great Detail & High Quality
- True to Scale & Historically Accurate
- Multi-Variant & Multi-Option
- Easy to Assemble (designed for Wargamers)
- Easy to Paint

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