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HBG has pictures of the next German set up



  • And they look really really nice!!!  I’m especially digging the PZ II, Tiger and ME 262!!


  • Customizer

    Link?





  • Those are BEYOND awesome.



  • Yes, they ALL look very nice!


  • TripleA '12

    How nice do they look?


  • Customizer

    They look really cool. I also like the Tiger and Me262. Really digging on his SdKfz 251, excellent detailing. How about that huge artillery piece and the heavy bomber? I am really anxious for this set. I will be getting many sets in both grey and black.

    By the way, did you also notice he moved the Russians from “In Production” to “Current Items (In Stock)”? I bet a lot of us will be getting “Order Shipped” notices soon.



  • HBG you guys rule. They look fantastic. Tiger is awesome. I am rolling for jet power.


  • '10

    Great Work!!!  Planning on doing any other JET air craft?


  • Customizer

    The only other jet aircraft that I can think of that were operational during the war are:
    Germany : Arado 234 “blitz” bomber
    Germany : Me163 Komet – this was actually not a jet but a rocket plane
    Germany : V-1 “Buzz Bomb” and V-2 – Both were rockets, not jets.
    Britain : Gloster Meteor
    United States : P-80 Shooting Star (arrived too late to see action, although 2 were sent to Italy)

    Am I missing any?


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @knp7765:

    Am I missing any?

    How about the Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger?



  • Am i the only one planning on painting the He-51 tan and using it as a Swordfish? (because I don’t know what else to do with it)


  • Customizer

    I was just checking out the sculpts in the German #2 set and noticed something else. Instead of the actual names of the sculpts like before, now there are just more generic terms (Instead of Me262 it now just says "Jet Fighter). Now, I understand that this set is still being developed even though it looks like you have excellent sculpts for all the models that were listed. Frankly, I don’t understand this change over to a more generic list of pieces but I’m sure you have a reason for it.
    What worries me is I saw “light tank” which I would judge as the Panzer II and “heavy tank” which I would judge as the Tiger 1. However, I saw no “medium tank” which is where I figured the Panzer IV would fit in. I am hoping this doesn’t mean it will be taken off the list.
    One item I did see was “light carrier” which I don’t understand. Does it mean a light aircraft carrier? To the best of my knowledge, Germany only had 1 aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin, which was a fleet sized carrier. I don’t think they ever had any light carriers. I know we like variety in this game, but I really doubt many players would want a light carrier for Germany anyway. US, Japan and perhaps UK would surely use them, but I don’t see Germany doing so.
    I certainly hope the Panzer IV doesn’t get replaced by a light carrier. That would be a big dissappointment.



  • @knp7765:

    I was just checking out the sculpts in the German #2 set and noticed something else. Instead of the actual names of the sculpts like before, now there are just more generic terms (Instead of Me262 it now just says "Jet Fighter). Now, I understand that this set is still being developed even though it looks like you have excellent sculpts for all the models that were listed. Frankly, I don’t understand this change over to a more generic list of pieces but I’m sure you have a reason for it.
    What worries me is I saw “light tank” which I would judge as the Panzer II and “heavy tank” which I would judge as the Tiger 1. However, I saw no “medium tank” which is where I figured the Panzer IV would fit in. I am hoping this doesn’t mean it will be taken off the list.
    One item I did see was “light carrier” which I don’t understand. Does it mean a light aircraft carrier? To the best of my knowledge, Germany only had 1 aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin, which was a fleet sized carrier. I don’t think they ever had any light carriers. I know we like variety in this game, but I really doubt many players would want a light carrier for Germany anyway. US, Japan and perhaps UK would surely use them, but I don’t see Germany doing so.
    I certainly hope the Panzer IV doesn’t get replaced by a light carrier. That would be a big dissappointment.

    I looked at the picture carefully myself, and I think I’m seeing a Panzer IV, and Tiger, and a Panzer II.  So it looks to me like it’s still in, even if they forgot to mention “medium tank” in their list of units.  Am I right about this, guys?



  • Oh, and btw, my sets of EW Russians arrived, and I have to say, once again, “GREAT JOB GUYS!”  You did it again!  Detailing is good; for me better than adequate (on this scale I don’t expect detail much better than oob, and this certainly is) and color matching is spot-on perfect, both for the brown and for the burgundy set (as compared to oob.)  In fact, while giving slightly better detail (and being a little less “smooth” and “shiny” because of the different plastic type, I assume) it actually takes a careful look to identify HBG from oob in the light that I’m looking at them when I lay them out together in mixed groups.  (I mean as a whole, of course, since the individual sculpts are different, not copies.)

    One interesting difference that I noticed was that the T-34 was noticeably shorter but with a noticeably larger turret than oob.  Was this deliberate, and is it intended to represent a different model of T-34 or simply more accurate proportions?  The disadvantage of the shorter T-34 is that it’s a little harder to distinguish medium from light tanks at a glance, which means that I’ll probably maintain a preference for the oob model in actual use.  Not that this a major problem, just curious…



  • @knp7765:

    One item I did see was “light carrier” which I don’t understand. Does it mean a light aircraft carrier? To the best of my knowledge, Germany only had 1 aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin, which was a fleet sized carrier. I don’t think they ever had any light carriers.

    Germany planned several one-off converted CVL’s, although the only vessel on which any conversion work was completed was the CA Seydlitz (renamed Weser while undergoing conversion).  I personally would like to see a CVL/CVE for each nation, including Germany (Seydlitz/Weser would be my first choice for Germany), but I can understand that most players would probably rather the iconic and widely produced and used Panzer IV.


  • Customizer

    AG124,
    I stand corrected. I was not aware that Germany made any attempts at creating a CVL. Thanks for the info.

    DrLarsen,
    I think HBG’s T-34 turret is more accurately proportioned. The turret on the OOB T-34 is actually too small and narrow. Although, in later versions they have improved and it does look better now. You should see some of the T-34s from the original Europe (1999) and Revised. The turret was really skinny on those.



  • I thought HBG would have been better to do the T-34/85 so the bigger the turrett the better


  • Customizer

    Well, the name for this set is “Russia: Early War” and the T-34/85 didn’t come out until mid to late war. All of the items in this set I believe are things that the Soviets had in their arsenal up until the Germans invaded them in June 1941.
    Some are a surprise to me, like the Katyusha and KV-2. I didn’t know they had those that early. I didn’t think they even had T-34/76s until late 41/early 42 during their first winter offensives against the Germans. Perhaps they did have them before, but they just didn’t use them is such large quantities before then.


  • Sponsor 2017 '13 '11 '10

    @Yavid:

    I thought HBG would have been better to do the T-34/85 so the bigger the turrett the better

    Set # 2 !



  • KV-2s were devolped for fighting against Finland in the Winter War. T-34/76s were first encounted by the Germans in June '41 and the rocket launchers (spelling I can’t do without google) were encounted in July '41. The Soviet winter offensive of '41 was when German High Command had to admit the T-34 was better than anything German could field.


  • Customizer

    Just received my Soviet set and I love them! The only problem I have is that the two piece units such as tanks and the katyushas are glued in crooked. Not two noticeable on the tanks but the flat plane of the katyushas makes them really noticeable.
    My question is does anyone know of a solution I can use to dissolve the glue but not screw up the plastic and melt the units detail?


  • Sponsor 2017 '13 '11 '10

    @Most:

    Just received my Soviet set and I love them! The only problem I have is that the two piece units such as tanks and the katyushas are glued in crooked. Not two noticeable on the tanks but the flat plane of the katyushas makes them really noticeable.
    My question is does anyone know of a solution I can use to dissolve the glue but not screw up the plastic and melt the units detail?

    On your next order let me know and we will replace the defective pieces. Sorry you had inferior pieces.


  • Customizer

    Don’t get me wrong, they look amazing. And I’m sure I can straighten them out. Just wonder if anyone has any advice.


  • '10

    My Soviet pieces arrived today as well. Shipping was so fast they almost got here before I ordered them. Also just in time for round four of our current game of 39 global scheduled for next thursday.

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