Monday, February 8

Big wheels keep on turning with Italeri’s new items of March 2016...

Five new and pretty handy kits from Italeri are sure to pique more than some interest with modellers around the world. A large scale Augusta motorbike and some large truck tyres and rims add to the usual military stuff. It all looks good to us - Let’s see the sprues and pictures in our preview…

Italeri’s new items of March 2016

1/9th scale
Model Dim.: 22,1 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 96 mm
This Cardan-transmission motorcycle, first built in 1950, reached a peak of reliability and competitiveness in 1956 when it adopted chain transmission and a telescopic front fork. The 500 cc 4-cylinder MV Agusta was ridden by the world’s most famous racers - J. Surtees, M. Hailwood, G. Hocking and G. Agostini. Thanks to them this near-unbeatable motorcycle dominated the 500 cc category from 1956 to 1965, winning 9 world titles. It continued competing until 1966 when it was retired to make way for a new, lighter, more manageable 3-cylinder motorcycle. 
The model, pre-moulded in the original colours and with chrome-plated parts, it also features working suspension and rubber tyres.

 Decals for one bike are included

1/35th scale
The box contains 10 figures of WWII US G.I.’s carrying combat gear from the northern European climate. These heavily laden troops are of a simple level of construction.
Sprues in the box..

1/35th scale
Model Dim.: 18,2 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
Born on the reliable and proven Panzerkampfwagen 38t light tank chassis, the Hetzer was set in the second half of 1943 to equip the German Army with a light tank destroyer more cost effective than the bigger and heavier Jagdpanther and Jagdtiger. The main features of the project were: a low profile, a good armoured compared to the size, and a good fire power guarantee by the use of the 75 mm. anti-tank gun. Furthermore, other important developing drivers were the possibility to produce easily and at a low cost. The Hetzer entered in service in the second half of 1944 and it was extremely effective and lethal even against the most powerful Allied tanks.
Decals for 4 versions in German service during WWII.

1/24th scale
The box contains 7 tyres + 7 rims
These European truck tyres and rims are made with 100% new moulds with a decal sheet included, they suit the European trucks of the Italeri and several other truck ranges also.
Decals for the tyres are also included in this kit.

1/35th scale
These modern warfare paraphernalia date from the period of the 90’s and onward. They are a basic kit to enrich your diorama setting and there are several parts in this set.
Skill: 1
Model Dim.: 0 cm
Box Dim.: 258 x 162 x 38 mm
2 front rims and tyres size 385/65 R22.5 - 5 rear rims and tyres size 315/80 R22.5
You can see Italeri’s kits come to life and look at older releases on their website and the Italeri Facebook page...