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« on: December 15, 2011, 12:34:41 PM »
Michael Benolkin has posted a review of the Italeri 1/35 Vosper 72.5' MTB 77 kit that provides images and a description of the kit contents.  This is certainly nice kit with the exception of the price which might be a real turn off for those that are modeling on a restricted budget.  Though I suspect that anyone interested in this subject will find a way to come up with the cash. 


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Re: Italeri
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 04:04:51 PM »
Last year I acquired two of the Italeri 1/48th scale WW2 German Aircraft Weapons Set (Kit Number 2691)
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I had not bothered to do anything with them due to other things having priority in the pile of kits I have in "protective custody" and so they sat.  I finally had a chance to sit down and inspect the contents of the kit and was both pleased and disappointed at the contents of these weapons sets.  If you are looking to bomb up your aircraft model, there are enough bombs in a variety of sizes and shapes to satisfy that need.  The kit containes the following items on two parts sprues: 

2 X SC 1000 Bomb
2 X SC 250 ZAR Anti-Ricochet Bomb
2 X SC 250 Bomb
4 X SC 50 Bomb
2 X SD 1700 Bomb
2 X SD 250 Bomb
2 X PC 1400 Armor Piercing Bomb
2 X PD 500 Armor Piercing Bomb
2 X 900 Liter Fuel Tank
2 X 300 Liter Fuel Tank
2 X WB 81 Machine Gun Pod
2 X AB 70 Cluster Bomb
2 X AB 250 Cluster Bomb
2 X AB 500 Cluster Bomb
2 X ER 4 Multiple Bomb Rack
16 X Whistles to enhance the noise of the bomb during its fall to the target


If you plan to construct the ER 4 Multiple Bomb Rack you have sufficient SC 50 Bombs to complete one full rack.  There are only two of the AB 70 Cluster Bombs included in the kit so a second kit is required to if you wish to load up your ER 4 Multiple Bomb Rack with a full load of AB 70 Cluster Bombs. 

The little Whistles provided in the kit are quite small and at a glance I suppose they could pass for the whistles that were often attached to the real bombs to enhance the terror effect during air raids but trying to attach them to the bomb fins will be a challenge as there are no positioning pin holes or indentations on the bomb fins to indicate where they are to be mounted. 

The one item that I was very pleased to see was the gun pod containing no less than six machine gun barrels.  The fit of the pod is a bit off so when it is assembled there will be a need to sand the edges of the nose cap in order to get the diameter reduced so that it will blend in with the two sides halves of the pod that make up the unit.  The very small machine gun barrels are designed to fit in to the three holes in the nose cap and appear to do so without much effort or fitting. 

Aside from the soft plastic and some fit issues with certain parts, the kit is a great source for WW2 German aircraft ordnance and if it can be found for a discounted price you could benefit by adding this to your parts box for your future model aircraft projects. 
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 03:16:21 AM »
Was someone after a 1/72 Reaper UCAS a while back?

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 04:16:00 AM »
I wasn't but I am now!!!!

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 08:53:33 AM »
Italeri's Reaper is a reboxed Skunkmodels Workshop Reaper. However, Skunkmodels includes two complete kits per package. I don't know whether Italeri does, but it would surprise me.

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Now if only a 1/144 version was available...


There is! LINK! All-resin kit from Japan and with the price tag to match, though.

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Something completely different:
Italeri is asking us for our opinions! LINK!  8) Let them hear we want a 1/72 AMX!  >:D
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 10:06:22 AM »
I see the Saetta 2a Serie is now available.
That's for my 'Someday' list.   :D
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 06:15:39 PM »
I'd be happier if it were 1/48...
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 09:32:19 AM »
210 Sqdn decal :)  now I could do my uncle's bird. :P

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 11:29:03 AM »
I'd be happier if it were 1/48...


I thought I had seen something about a 1/48th scale Sunderland but a quick search of the interweb shows that there is a 1/32nd scale multi-media kit of the Sunderland available via the Sea Wings web site from a company called Tigger Models.  The kit for sale is at this link: Tigger Models 1/32nd scale Short Sunderland Mk.1/2

The kit under construction by Bryan Ribbans of Sea Wings is at this link: Tigger Models 1/32nd scale Sunderland Build Log.  According to the reviewer the kit was available from Pacific Coast Models, Santa Rosa, California

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A little further digging and I did come up with a hit for a Sunderland in 1/48th scale that was selling for just a few dollars shy of $300.00 when it was available.  Alpha Flight 1/48th scale Sunderland kit preview at CyberModeler with pictures of the RESIN parts
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 04:16:53 PM »
Yeah I was aware of the Alpha Flight one...but they are rarer then Hen's teeth it would appear!
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2012, 07:52:54 PM »
Yeah I was aware of the Alpha Flight one...but they are rarer then Hen's teeth it would appear!


Sharing a niche with the likes of the Aero Club 1/48th scale Vulcan it would seem.  Shame too as there would be some very happy modelers if both were to be made available in Classic Airframes quantities or some other limited run injection plastic kit. 
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 08:54:18 PM »
I'd be happier if it were 1/48...

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 11:10:13 AM »


In box kit reviews of the Italeri 1/72nd scale Shorts Sunderland Mk.1 are now available from:

CyberModeler/Michael Benolkin - Italeri Sunderland Mk.I

Hyperscale/Brett Green/ - Italeri Sunderland Mk.I




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Re: Italeri
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012, 02:25:14 AM »
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2012, 02:00:45 PM »


CyberModeler in box kit review - Italeri PT-109

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2012, 02:23:43 AM »
1:72 AMX, and it is in a puzzle box. 
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2012, 04:51:58 AM »
^ Is it really 1/72? I thought it was a rather simple 1/100 snap-fit kit.  ???
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2013, 05:32:44 AM »
1:72 Short Stirling....rumored.   

Edit: confirmed
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2013, 06:18:00 AM »
Typical, and typically garbled, Benolkin 'review'.
"navalized Packard Liberty" ?, geez, do some research dude, the Packard 4M-2500
series was not based on the Liberty, it was a clean sheet design.
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2013, 06:52:13 PM »
Garbled reviews and something that really irritates me more is his willingness to allow certain personalities to continue to post kit reviews that have no images of the sprues.  In this day of cheap and affordable digital cameras the reviewer in question has no excuse for not providing images to support the review but continues to generate them just the same. 

That aside, CyberModeler has uploaded images of the 2013 Italeri catalog that you can view one page at a time with plenty of pictures (link is dead)

1:35th scale X-Craft FTW! :)  Wonder how much that is going to be? 


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Re: Italeri
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2013, 07:57:59 PM »
Much cheaper than the resin ones which are already available?

I particularly like the painting of the X-craft.  Looks sinister.  ;D

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2013, 03:33:42 AM »
New F-35A in 1/72!  8) Yeah, baby!

No AMX though. Bummer! :icon_crap:
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2013, 12:27:58 PM »
Meerazh Sank!   With injection moulded nubbins and gubbins suitable for a Nesher or Dagger. :)
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2013, 06:23:58 AM »
I have an almost finished RPM FT-17 and just started on the separate link tracks! Maybe I'll just wait for the Italeri kit.

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2013, 10:22:07 AM »
Italeri 1:72nd scale Short Sunderland Mk.I Flying Boat (kit number 1302)

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2013, 08:50:26 AM »
I'm kinda looking forward to the 1/35 shipping container. Perfect accessory to a Kandahar diorama, amazing weathering potential, cool load-out out for a combat logistics vehicle.

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2013, 09:09:02 AM »
I'm kinda looking forward to the 1/35 shipping container. Perfect accessory to a Kandahar diorama, amazing weathering potential, cool load-out out for a combat logistics vehicle.


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Re: Italeri
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2013, 09:42:32 AM »
I'm kinda looking forward to the 1/35 shipping container. Perfect accessory to a Kandahar diorama, amazing weathering potential, cool load-out out for a combat logistics vehicle.

The supposedly "new tool" 20.0' cargo container may actually be the old ESCI 20.0' cargo container kit which was sold as a 1:32nd scale model in the original offering that was a snap-assembly type kit that came with a trailer. 

You might be able to find one of the original ESCI kits on eVileBay for a decent price now that it will be available again. 
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2013, 05:21:02 AM »


Graeme: If it is going to be in Canadian Army Afghanistan markings you will have to fill it with rocks and sand  ;D


LOL, you have no idea how close to home that hits. I was working at CANOSCOM when this was an issue (it still is). Suffice to say the article is rife with errors & hyperbole. There's also an aspect that is not explained in the article, but I'm not sure I can comment publicly on, wish I could as it would save face and explain a lot.

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2013, 05:23:12 AM »

The supposedly "new tool" 20.0' cargo container may actually be the old ESCI 20.0' cargo container kit

I wonder? Its labelled new tool in the catalog, so I hope that would be true. Then again, some of italeri's new stuff is weaker than esci's old stuff!

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2013, 06:53:55 AM »
I am loving the gun trucks. Real world and whif possibilities.
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2013, 05:31:36 AM »
New, big F-104 coming:



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Re: Italeri
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2013, 05:43:26 AM »
The supposedly "new tool" 20.0' cargo container may actually be the old ESCI 20.0' cargo container kit

I wonder? Its labelled new tool in the catalog, so I hope that would be true. Then again, some of italeri's new stuff is weaker than esci's old stuff!

There is definitely nothing wrong with the ESCI 20.0' Cargo Container other than the fact that it is a snap-together kit.  Had the chance to pick up six of the things back when there was a Squadron Model Shop Franchise in the Washinton, D.C. Beltway area many moons ago.  Molded in red plastic and the trailer was molded in black plastic.
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2013, 12:08:27 AM »
Italeri has posted some CAD drawings of their upcoming 1/72 F-35A (to be released in September) on their Facebook page: LINK
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2013, 04:23:41 AM »
Yeah, if that big Starfighter can be built as a Canadian then I plan to get one. It'll probably be the only *big* kit I'll ever build, but the NMF CF-104 with white wings is very special to me: first fighter I recall going 'ooooohhhh' over, first I knew the name of, and so one of the things that triggered my love of airplanes. :)

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« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2013, 05:32:13 AM »
Supposedly will have Canadian markings in the box:


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Re: Italeri
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2013, 11:19:51 PM »
ATTENTION BRIAN!

This spat-tastic little number is in the shops again!

http://www.italeri.com/scheda.asp?idProdotto=2245



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Re: Italeri
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2013, 10:17:47 PM »
Been looking forward to this one since they first announced it. However afik it's the old Supermodel kit cleaned up and refined a bit. Not a problem as that was a nice kit back in the day but I still have one of them in the stash

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2013, 11:12:25 PM »
My dad had an old 1/50 scale kit of one of those.  I think it was an old Czech kit, but I'm not sure.  Good looking little model, though.  I love the engine.  So much personality.

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« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2013, 01:49:27 PM »
That would most likely be the old 1/50th Merit/Artiplast kit that was sold by Smer for years.
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2013, 02:37:36 AM »
Porco Rosso has to have one...on floats.
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2013, 01:37:57 AM »
Porco Rosso has to have one...on floats.
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2013, 03:51:22 PM »
The supposedly "new tool" 20.0' cargo container may actually be the old ESCI 20.0' cargo container kit
I wonder? Its labelled new tool in the catalog, so I hope that would be true. Then again, some of italeri's new stuff is weaker than esci's old stuff!


I have seen images of the kit contents on Track-Link in Martyn Smith's review of this kit at this link: Italeri 1:35th scale 20.0’ Cargo Container (kit number 6516) - quick look

  It appears to be new tool from what I can tell.  What really puts a burr under my blanket is the MSRP on this kit at the local McHobby Shop: $29.00 before adding on the sales tax.  WTF!?  This kit has all of what, fifteen parts and a decal sheet that gives you options for U.S. Army, U.S.M.C., and Italian Air Force.  The kit box is not much different in size to some of the Tamiya model accessory kits such as the GMC CCKW accessory kit or the Wehrmacht 2.0cm FlakVierlieng kit and neither of those items is anywhere near $29.00 in price.  While I can understand the need to make a profit this is outright piracy and not all of it can be put on the importer since the EU price is very close to the U.S. price at €17.50.  The only way I will even consider purchase of this kit is when the price drops to a fraction of the current MSRP. 
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2013, 09:00:39 PM »
The supposedly "new tool" 20.0' cargo container may actually be the old ESCI 20.0' cargo container kit
I wonder? Its labelled new tool in the catalog, so I hope that would be true. Then again, some of italeri's new stuff is weaker than esci's old stuff!


I have seen images of the kit contents on Track-Link in Martyn Smith's review of this kit at this link: Italeri 1:35th scale 20.0’ Cargo Container (kit number 6516) - quick look

  It appears to be new tool from what I can tell.  What really puts a burr under my blanket is the MSRP on this kit at the local McHobby Shop: $29.00 before adding on the sales tax.  WTF!?  This kit has all of what, fifteen parts and a decal sheet that gives you options for U.S. Army, U.S.M.C., and Italian Air Force.  The kit box is not much different in size to some of the Tamiya model accessory kits such as the GMC CCKW accessory kit or the Wehrmacht 2.0cm FlakVierlieng kit and neither of those items is anywhere near $29.00 in price.  While I can understand the need to make a profit this is outright piracy and not all of it can be put on the importer since the EU price is very close to the U.S. price at €17.50.  The only way I will even consider purchase of this kit is when the price drops to a fraction of the current MSRP.


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Re: Italeri
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2013, 04:24:00 PM »
CyberModeler/Michael Benolkin now have an in-box review of the Italeri 1:35th scale 20.0' Freight/Cargo Container (kit number 6516)

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« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2013, 01:00:31 PM »
Depending on how that 104 prices out compared to the Hase 1/48 and DACO correction set, despite that I avoid 1/32 as just impracticably big, if my gut's right that my gal's dad worked on 104s during his RCAF days I'm tempted to build him one...

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« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2013, 08:47:21 PM »
Saw some advertising the other day for Italeri's newly tooled 1/72 F-35:

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« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2013, 08:55:20 PM »
Which version, Greg?

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« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2013, 08:59:59 PM »
F-35A I believe...but don't quote me on that. ;)
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« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2013, 11:48:53 PM »
Ok, you can quote me now (or Italeri themselves if you prefer) ;).  The kit will be a newly tooled F-35A and will be available in October.
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2013, 12:01:58 AM »
F-35A I believe...but don't quote me on that. ;)
Ha! I'll quote you anyway!  :P  Yup, an A, release date now scheduled for October. The CAD drawings posted on Italeri's Facebook account (LINK) look absolutely gorgeous!  :-*

EDIT:  ;D Posted just minutes apart.
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« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2013, 12:04:16 AM »
Beat you to it... ;)
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« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2013, 12:52:21 PM »
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« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2013, 01:57:21 AM »
Mentioning Italeri F-35 --- herez a link

http://breakingdefense.com/2013/08/29/7646/

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« Reply #55 on: September 18, 2013, 06:15:14 AM »
Per a post on My Hobby Info's FB page, Italeri have announced a new kit for October: 1/35 M985 HEMTT Gun Truck
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« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2013, 12:33:18 PM »
Interesting...
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2013, 10:31:17 PM »
I can't wait to get that kit in the store, that way we'll have another reason for two customers to get into a hand-waving argument! :)

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #59 on: September 26, 2013, 12:19:36 AM »
The kit looks really nice.  :) Minor niggle: Too bad they chose not to include the AIM-9X and fitting pylons, though.

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« Reply #60 on: September 26, 2013, 02:18:10 AM »
Minor niggle: Too bad they chose not to include the AIM-9X and fitting pylons, though.

Did they include the gun pod?
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« Reply #61 on: September 26, 2013, 06:44:45 AM »
Minor niggle: Too bad they chose not to include the AIM-9X and fitting pylons, though.

Did they include the gun pod?
That will have to wait for a F-35B or F-35C kit.  The F-35A has an internal gun.  Still, I wonder if, in the interests of "commonality", they included provisions for the gun pod in this version (much as the F-35A has the bay for the probe adn drogue system, even if it's not fitted)?  A "two-gun" F-35A could be quite striking.

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« Reply #62 on: September 26, 2013, 04:36:22 PM »
Doh!  You think I would remember that. :-[
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« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2013, 02:26:50 AM »
This kit has been out for a while so it may not be new for some but at least you get a chance to see the contents inside the box thanks to the efforts of Roland Kunze and modellversium.de.

Italeri 1:48th scale V-22 Osprey (kit number 2622)




For those of you that have the older release of the V-22 Osprey in the Testor's or Italeri box you will notice some differences between this kit and what you have in your stash. 
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« Reply #64 on: November 06, 2013, 04:53:37 PM »
Italeri's newly tooled 1/72 F-35A is now available.
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #65 on: November 06, 2013, 05:11:18 PM »
Love the look of the F-35 may have to get it..

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #66 on: November 14, 2013, 06:09:18 PM »
DPMV.de has a thorough look in the box of the 1/72 F-35A. LINK! You may have to click the pics twice to get them at their biggest resolution, though.

Kit looks rather nice!  :)
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« Reply #67 on: November 14, 2013, 09:48:27 PM »
No Canadian scheme    :icon_sueno:

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« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2013, 11:40:29 PM »
DPMV.de has a thorough look in the box of the 1/72 F-35A. LINK! You may have to click the pics twice to get them at their biggest resolution, though.

Kit looks rather nice!  :)


Am I seeing things or does it have RAISED panel lines????  ???
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #69 on: November 15, 2013, 02:11:13 AM »
They aren't so much raised panel lines in the traditional sense but rather attempts to represent the RAM coverings that you can see in some photos (such as below).  Kitty Hawk has done similar on their 1/48 kits.  I am sure that on painted, they will be somewhat less prominent:

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« Reply #70 on: November 15, 2013, 02:13:10 AM »
No Canadian scheme    :icon_sueno:

Still going to get one though  -- or two ---

And yet there are markings for Belgium, which whilst definitely a future possible operator is not currently part of the F-35 program...so in effect this is a partial whiff in a box ;)

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« Reply #71 on: November 15, 2013, 03:21:32 AM »
No Canadian scheme    :icon_sueno:

Still going to get one though  -- or two ---
And yet there are markings for Belgium, which whilst definitely a future possible operator is not currently part of the F-35 program...so in effect this is a partial whiff in a box ;)

Me suspects someone hasn't done their research at Italeri....
Like that has never happened before :)
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« Reply #72 on: November 15, 2013, 10:26:53 AM »
Just as accurate as the Finnish MiG-29 markings in the original Fujimi 1/72 kitting.

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« Reply #73 on: November 15, 2013, 04:49:51 PM »
DPMV.de has a thorough look in the box of the 1/72 F-35A. LINK! You may have to click the pics twice to get them at their biggest resolution, though.

Kit looks rather nice!  :)


Belgian decal option?  ???
ok, but  why didnt Italeri make serials for it?
if they are going to release a whiff version, at least do it right  ;)
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #74 on: February 09, 2014, 10:52:04 AM »
Link to pdf document showing what Italeri is going to be producing for 2014: Preview 2014_LR(1).pdf

The reissue of the LCVP with thirty figures is certainly going to keep someone busy working on all of those faces :)


Something that may interest all of you gun truck fans out there:

M923 ''Hillbilly" Gun Truck (1:35th scale, kit number 6513)



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« Reply #75 on: February 09, 2014, 12:59:10 PM »
Whats with the 1/56 scale figures and vehicles?  Why the odd scale?

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« Reply #76 on: February 09, 2014, 01:26:58 PM »
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« Reply #77 on: February 09, 2014, 06:18:27 PM »
i really would love to get my hands on that 1/72 RF-84F, MB339 and AB412  :)
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« Reply #78 on: February 09, 2014, 11:55:16 PM »
There's a whole bunch of 1/72's that look interesting  -- Stirling Glider Tug for one, 20 foot Sea-Cans for another.

I think that RF-84F must be a re-release, I've built one of those years ago.
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« Reply #79 on: February 10, 2014, 01:38:30 AM »
I'm pretty sure the RF-84F is a re-issue.  The MB.339 is the old Supermodels mold and a welcome re-issue.

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« Reply #80 on: February 10, 2014, 01:55:19 AM »
I'm pretty sure the RF-84F is a re-issue.  The MB.339 is the old Supermodels mold and a welcome re-issue.

Just looked at the 'big book', it's one of the very first kits Italeri (then called Italaerei) produced - kit #108.  Later kit # 1108 which is the one I have.  And I've got one of those Supermodels MB.339's too ---
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« Reply #81 on: April 29, 2014, 10:36:43 AM »
Michael Benolkin has provided images of the 1:35th scale Italeri M923 'Hillbilly' Gun Truck (kit number 6513)

Click on html or thumbnail to view. 



Pretty much the same plain vanilla M923 that was released a few years ago with a new sprue to "gun-truck-ize" it and improve sales.  M900 series have pretty much been superceded by the FMTV series of vehicles with the hard top and COE configuration but can still be found in large numbers with various State National Guard and Reserve units.  The cattle bar bumper is rather interesting and certainly gives the M923 a different appearance.  Maybe Italeri can market the truck next as a vehicle for the coming Zombie Apocalypse?  This is the second gun truck themed kit from Italeri.  The previous gun truck kit released by Italeri last year was the M977 HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) Gun Truck (kit number 6510) with an extra parts sprue containing the "gun-truck-ized" parts. 
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #82 on: April 30, 2014, 03:28:56 AM »
The Stirling glider tug would make it very easy to do other "disarmed" versions, such as:

An AEW one with this kit : http://www.lonewulfmodels.co.uk/view_product.php?c_id=21&sc_id=51&p_id=3130

A post-war MPA version with belly radar and a MAD boom

A wartime/early post-war SAR version with an air-dropped lifeboat

The reissue of the LCVP with thirty figures is certainly going to keep someone busy working on all of those faces :)


Yes indeed: it'd probably take a couple of tins of green...... ;)
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« Reply #83 on: June 23, 2014, 02:44:13 AM »
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« Reply #84 on: June 23, 2014, 08:08:22 PM »
Looks like it could be good.

Wonder if they'll do one with British/Canadian infantry? ???
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« Reply #85 on: June 23, 2014, 08:21:46 PM »
Not many LCVPs were used at Normandy.  Most of the assault waves came ashore in LCAs.  I'd have rather seen them do an LCA actually but I suspect it wouldn't have gone down as well in the US market.   

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« Reply #86 on: June 23, 2014, 09:11:40 PM »
Interesting aside story, the steel fabrication shop I did my apprenticeship at, had the job of making thousands of rudders with the control shaft for landing craft during the war --- They were one of the first shops to get electric arc welders too, got given them by the government.
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« Reply #87 on: June 24, 2014, 03:24:04 AM »
Not many LCVPs were used at Normandy.  Most of the assault waves came ashore in LCAs.  I'd have rather seen them do an LCA actually but I suspect it wouldn't have gone down as well in the US market.

It's a rebox of their existing LCVP from 2005, the 'new moulds' are for the GIs. The estimate of LCVPs
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« Reply #88 on: July 01, 2014, 02:47:19 AM »
New 1/48 Harvard Mk.IIA announced:

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« Reply #89 on: July 08, 2014, 02:23:44 AM »
New 1/35 BMP-1 announced:

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« Reply #90 on: July 09, 2014, 08:38:25 PM »
That illustration makes it look like the gun barrel has been broken & fixed (crooked) with gaffer tape! ;D
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« Reply #91 on: November 29, 2014, 04:40:39 AM »
Something different:



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« Reply #92 on: November 29, 2014, 04:48:07 AM »
 :o  :o  :o
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« Reply #93 on: November 29, 2014, 04:50:06 AM »
I thought that might elicit a response from you Jon. ;)
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« Reply #94 on: November 29, 2014, 05:51:37 AM »
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« Reply #95 on: February 17, 2015, 12:52:20 AM »
1/48 H-21 Announced for 2015. I guess my Aurora and Special Hobby kits will find their way to a vendor table now. Italeri's helicopters are generally pretty decent (at least, compared to their 35th armour).

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« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2016, 09:08:00 AM »
The 2016 Italeri Preview Catalogue is available to download now.



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Re: Italeri
« Reply #98 on: January 30, 2016, 02:24:45 PM »
Italeri 1:35th PT Boat Conversion Kit (number 05617) - First Look by Michael BenolkinClick on html or thumbnail to view.
This looks nice for armour whiffery!! :-*


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Re: Italeri
« Reply #99 on: January 31, 2016, 07:33:27 AM »
This one has kind of flown under the radar but looks interesting:
http://www.italeri.com/scheda.asp?idProdotto=2489&idCategoria=3&idSottocategoria=21
Sherman M4A3E8…. Looks like a new suspension and turret added to the older M4A3. While I always like the Italeri Sherman kits, the A3 was kind so-so. Given that Dragon, Academy, Tasca/Asuka and Tamiya have all released E8s in recent years,  I'm not sure if another iteration is necessary but hey, why the heck not?

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #100 on: January 31, 2016, 09:24:36 AM »
Looks nice! Two types of track is a nice touch.
Is there other "Fury" kits out there?

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #101 on: August 22, 2016, 02:54:18 AM »
Italeri is looking for your suggestions:  http://italeri.com/news_scheda.asp?idNews=681
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #102 on: August 28, 2016, 07:28:11 AM »
Italeri is looking for your suggestions:  http://italeri.com/news_scheda.asp?idNews=681


Thanks for letting us know of this. Now to think of something good.
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #103 on: November 08, 2016, 08:28:28 PM »
Italeri is re-releasing the B-66. Can build a B-66B or a RB-66B. It's a low part count kit

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #104 on: November 08, 2016, 09:04:07 PM »
Cross-pollinate back as the basis for an A-3C?

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #105 on: November 10, 2016, 03:31:37 AM »
I got an older release of this as part of a Secret Santa GB at The Other Forum some years ago. My plan never played out, but the kit has been a great supply for parts like aerials!
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #106 on: December 05, 2016, 08:44:37 PM »
Italeri has announced a newly tool H-21C Shawnee "Flying Banana" in 1/48 scale.  Marking are included for both an US and French variant.  Also in 1/48 there is a Macchi M.C. 205 Veltro with a 6 aircraft super decal sheet. including the camouflage pattern.  And as part of the Gulf War 25th Anniversary, a Jaguar A in 1/72 scale.







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« Reply #107 on: December 06, 2016, 03:16:06 AM »
Also in 1/48 there is a Macchi M.C. 205 Veltro with a 6 aircraft super decal sheet.
Great news! No longer must I hunt for a specific boxing of the Hasegawa kit!
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« Reply #108 on: December 06, 2016, 12:34:39 PM »
That H-21 has been announced a couple times, but this is the first time I've seen marking illustrations. Italeri's choppers are generally pretty decent. Looking forward to this one...an selling my Aurora one, and the SH one.

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #109 on: December 06, 2016, 01:04:08 PM »
That H-21 has been announced a couple times, but this is the first time I've seen marking illustrations. Italeri's choppers are generally pretty decent. Looking forward to this one...an selling my Aurora one, and the SH one.

Yep agree on that, their UH-1D was sweet, much nicer than Hasegawas.

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #110 on: December 06, 2016, 01:41:17 PM »
That H-21 has been announced a couple times, but this is the first time I've seen marking illustrations.

Yesterday I saw test shot/prototype images online. I wish I could remember where. Found it! It looks great!
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #111 on: December 06, 2016, 02:35:11 PM »
Like that 1/48 H-21C. :)
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #112 on: March 21, 2017, 09:11:43 PM »


I'll be getting two of them :)
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #113 on: March 22, 2017, 03:45:12 AM »
An in-box review of the big F-35 is online at Cybermodeller.

It looks damn good. GTX can even build one of the two RAAF examples which was at Avalon - A35-002 is included on the decal sheet!
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #114 on: March 22, 2017, 02:18:35 PM »
GTX can even build one of the two RAAF examples which was at Avalon - A35-002 is included on the decal sheet!

What?  Real World?  How boring!!
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #115 on: March 23, 2017, 03:46:43 AM »
Change the camo then  :P
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #116 on: March 24, 2017, 02:21:40 AM »
Maybe you should get one:

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #117 on: March 24, 2017, 03:21:24 AM »
1/32 is far too rich for me, but that is a plan on my radar  ;)
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #118 on: March 24, 2017, 06:12:56 AM »
For something different, do a F-35D (for "Dual Refuel") as a F-35A but with the probe and drogue of the F-35B & C added (that space is left empty in the F-35A forward fuselage for commonality).  There's a cost in weight and complexity, as well as material cost, but it would give more refueling options to operators that have both systems in use.

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #119 on: June 06, 2017, 06:02:41 AM »
1/72 Harrier GR.3 "Falklands war"

Please take note the year in which the Harrier was first deployed to the Falklands.   :o











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« Reply #120 on: June 06, 2017, 12:00:25 PM »
Fascinating, so 1982 was the *second* War?  ;D
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« Reply #121 on: June 06, 2017, 04:10:56 PM »
Fascinating, so 1982 was the *second* War?  ;D

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« Reply #122 on: June 06, 2017, 08:37:39 PM »
Fascinating, so 1982 was the *second* War?  ;D

Probably aboard HMS Cumberland (one of the "Counties" anyway) when she sailed up, but arrived to late, for the River Plate shindig.  :)

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« Reply #123 on: June 06, 2017, 10:37:16 PM »
Must have been a "Final Countdown" event that the Brit's keep filed under Very Hush Hush!
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #124 on: April 04, 2018, 01:33:09 AM »
Not my scale and may be a repop but this would possibly be an interesting set for some people:

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« Reply #125 on: April 04, 2018, 04:31:39 AM »
$45 Canadian @ Hannants. You can thank me for paying way too much for the original release of the X-32A.
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Re: Italeri
« Reply #126 on: November 25, 2018, 08:37:18 PM »
Coming soon. Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAV. Rebox of the 2012 1/72 Platz mold.







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« Reply #127 on: December 07, 2018, 06:35:32 AM »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #128 on: December 07, 2018, 07:35:43 AM »
Would it be wrong to make a manned version of the X-47B? Or re-scale it to 1/144, 1/200 or 1/350, remove the wings mad turn it into a stealthy bomber or airliner?

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« Reply #129 on: December 07, 2018, 07:53:10 AM »
Great ideas. There is also a 1/48 scale version.

How about forward swept wings just because?


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Re: Italeri
« Reply #130 on: December 07, 2018, 08:01:34 AM »
That looks like a Klingon Bird of Prey!

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« Reply #131 on: December 07, 2018, 08:57:17 AM »
DIvI' veQDuj Qaw' nIv tlhIngan Duj    8)

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« Reply #132 on: December 07, 2018, 09:20:08 AM »
Great ideas. There is also a 1/48 scale version.

How about forward swept wings just because?


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Scale that puppy up to where the wingtip pods from ModelCollect's modified A-12 can properly fit and you definitely would have something that could be done as a Klingon aircraft from before they went interstellar.

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« Reply #133 on: March 15, 2019, 09:35:14 AM »
This bad boy is being re-issued:



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« Reply #134 on: March 15, 2019, 11:06:42 AM »
Would it be wrong to make a manned version of the X-47B? Or re-scale it to 1/144, 1/200 or 1/350, remove the wings mad turn it into a stealthy bomber or airliner?
Removing the wings gets it closer to looking like a X-47A; be a tempting mod to the kit.

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Re: Italeri
« Reply #135 on: April 26, 2019, 06:04:11 AM »
For those modellers who need more AV-8A Harriers in "Aficionado scale", the awesome ex-ESCI AV-8A is being re-released.













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Re: Italeri
« Reply #136 on: April 26, 2019, 06:18:30 AM »
The new tool Airfix GR1 is a better option though

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« Reply #137 on: April 26, 2019, 07:14:09 AM »
Ah, but you have to replace the vertical tail to model late Spanish aircraft or the Thai aircraft.  Italieri appears to give both those options.

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« Reply #138 on: April 26, 2019, 07:34:28 AM »
Ah, but you have to replace the vertical tail to model late Spanish aircraft or the Thai aircraft.  Italieri appears to give both those options.

Evan, you are correct in that Italeri provides both types of vertical tails.

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« Reply #139 on: April 26, 2019, 08:59:54 AM »
Interesting, they also have a Harrier GR.3 nose.