Tuesday, December 1

Italeri’s December Christmas presents early guys n gals!

Italeri has a really interesting selection of new and upgraded kits for us this December. Starting with the beautiful Fiat 806, a Scania truck, STOL Hercules, some Austrian Infantry a “Funkwagen” and a special French Lady in America. Let’s take a look at what’s new from Italeri in December in today’s preview…
Italeri’s December 2015 new items

1/12nd scale
Skill: 5
Model Dim.: 30 cm
Box Dim.: 560 x 280 x 115 mm
This model, which is unique in terms of technology and accuracy, contains pieces to be assembled partially with screws. The bonnet can be open to view the highly detailed engine and it has working steering.
Decals sheet - stickers - clear sheet
 box with screws, rope and other parts
The Fiat 806 Grand Prix adopted significant innovations for its time. The Fiat 806 was, in fact, the “progenitor” of the modern Formula One racing cars. Developed and produced by FIAT, the Italian automobiles manufacturer, in 1927, it could be considered the first Grand Prix car ever built before. 
Thanks to its 180 HP 12-cylinder engine, the Fiat 806 was able to reach and even exceed the speed of 240 Km/h. However, the most important innovations were made in the development of the chassis, mechanics and bodywork. The engine and gearbox unit was, in fact, located between the two chassis bars in order to optimize the performance and the drivability.

Here it is built up..

Skill: 1
Model Dim.: 15 x 17 cm
Box Dim.: 290 x 190 x 45 mm
100% New Moulds
Easy assembled model kit with an interlocking technique - The box includes also the plastic parts for realizing the statue and Reference Leaflet

Inside the Reference Leaflet with historical features, instruction and colour indication

1/72nd scale
Type: Figure SOLDIERS
Period: Napoleonic Wars
Country: Austria
Skill: 1
Box Dim.: 220 x 150 x 30 mm
On June 14th, 1800, Napoleon, recently appointed first consul, clashed in Marengo against the 31.000 strong army of the Austrian General Baron Melas. The French victory was obtained thanks to the sacrifice of general Desaix and dramatically affected the political scenario of Napoleonic Europe.

Decals for 2 versions in Austrian service
The Austrian Infantry in this kit is shown with the typical, short leather cap, with the brass front plate bearing the imperial eagle. Some soldiers are represented with the 1798 helmet, bearing Francis II's initials, as it was customary for Frei-Corps or Jager light infantry battalions.

1/35th scale
 Type: Military vehicles
Period: Second World War
Country: Germany
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 13,4 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
UPGRADED MOULDS -Starting from the mid ‘30s an ambitious project to improve the mobility and the mechanization of Germany Army was undertaken. One of the most important need of the program was the adoption of a standard military chassis able to optimize the cross country mobility. Among the different version proposed, the medium off road passenger cars, four-wheel drive, built by Opelwerk and Auto Union found an important diffusion.

Decals for two versions in German service during WWII
The Wehrmacht used them in various configurations as troop transports, as tow tractors, and for artillery reconnaissance. Not least, the Kfz 15, built by Horch (the Horch Company was part of the Auto Union group together with Wanderer, Audi and DKW ), was developed to perform signals corps duties. In fact it was equipped with radio and transmission systems to act as command and communication mobile post.

1/24th scale
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 24,2 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 96 mm
Scania 143M has been a milestone for heavy transport from the late 80s to mid-90s. Scania 143M, assembled in the Södertälje production plant, in Sweden, was one of the most successful models of the "3-Series", introduced by Scania in 1987 as the successor of the innovative "2-Series" of the 80s. Scania 143M, particularly in the 4x2 version, has quickly become one of the best solution for heavy transport duties on road thanks to its qualities of flexibility and reliability.

Super decal sheet
chromed wheel rims
It adopted different engine configurations, including the V8 500 HP combined with a 16-speed gearbox. Even today, after many years from the end of production, it is well remembered by drivers for its comfort and driveability.

1/72 scale
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 42,2 cm
Box Dim.: 440 x 270 x 100 mm
Upgraded moulds - The Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II, derived directly from the famous "Hercules", has been developed to be used in high level of complexity tasks.  In details, the MC-130 was designed to operate by the United States Air Force Special Operation Command (AFSOC) and able to perform infiltration mission behind the enemy lines, hostages rescue, recovery and support of special forces troops .
The "Combat Talon II" has been operating since the early nineties and it has taken part to several missions in various operational theatres such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Compared to the previous version of MC-130, it has STOL quality, to land and take off from short and unprepared runway, improved, and a fully upgraded avionics, radar and navigation systems suitable for the all-weather mission.

These kits are now available through Italeri’s distributors worldwide