Tuesday, October 4

Italeri’s new items of October 2016 – Big rigs, small tanks, big bombers & a Lince?

Five new kits from Italeri are in today’s preview, they have an updated B-52G in (still big)72nd scale, a Wargaming scale Stuart, a UN Lince AFV, a maritime themed 18-wheeler and a “Mint” looking transit Mk II in their latest batch. Let’s have a look at our preview to see the sprues and built up kit pictures what is on the way from Italy…

Italeri’s new items of October 2016

1/24 scale
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 18,5 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 96 mm 
Transit is a light commercial vehicles series produced since 1953 by Ford Germany and Ford UK and conceived for the European market. The front engine of these vehicles allows the operator to have a lower loading bed, which eases the loading process. Anyway, the very first Transit was produced in 1965 by the German and British Ford together, expressly wanted by Henry Ford; this cooperation gave life to what is Ford Europe today and to the well-known vehicle MK I. In 1978 it was further reshaped and the MK II was born. In 1984 an aesthetic restyling was made on the front bumper and to the engine, which was a 68 horsepower Diesel York of 2.5 L. These vehicles have been a commercial success not only in Europe, as still today they are in production also for extra-European markets.
This van's got gas - and LOTS of numberplate choices besides...
Here it is all built up.

1/ 35 scale
Model Dim.: 13,8 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm
Upgraded Moulds
The box contains more than 250 parts, photo-etched fret, soft rubber tyres and coloured Instruction sheet
LMV Lince, produced by Iveco in Bolzano, is the tactical vehicle more demanded at moment for its appreciated defence qualities against small arms, mines and IED. Developed to include all the main characteristics needed in a light armoured vehicle, the LMV Lince has reached the widest consensus from those who have used it. In many cases, the seat suspension system and the protective plate placed under the cabin have saved many lives, as they considerably reduce the damages during explosions. The sophisticated independent suspension system allows a comfortable travel even during the tough off-road use. 
The vehicle is in use in many countries, especially in peace-keeping operations, also under the control of the United Nations. In Italy, it is used not only by Army but also by Air Force, Police and other special forces.

Decals for 5 versions in German, UN and Italian versions

1/56th scale
Skill: 2
Box Dim.: 258 x 162 x 38 mm
100% New Mould in 56th (wargaming) scale – The kit contains: 3 figures (British, Russian, and U.S. commanders, the kit features and easy assembly
Kit contains decals for 4 versions in British, US & Soviet lend-lease use…

1/72 scale
Model Dim.: 67,4 cm
Box Dim.: 560 x 280 x 115 mm
Super decals sheets for 4 versions - colour instructions sheet included
The B-52 Stratofortress is the most famous long-range jet-powered strategic bomber in the aviation history. Produced by the American company Boeing since 1955 it has been, for a long time, a symbol of the Cold War. It has been, for several years, the backbone of the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. The B-52 has been produced in a significant number of versions that has gradually evolved the successful project to better answer to the changing in operational needs. The “G” version is the most produced B-52 variant and it has been delivered to the S.A.C. wings from the early 60s.

 The sprues - hope you got a lot of glue! (and some stiffeners)
It has been characterized by a large number of changes implemented as a stronger structure, the adoption of new avionic systems and, important issue for a strategic bomber, the longer operational range thanks to the increased fuel capacity and the possibility to adopt external fuel tanks. The B-52G took also part in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Decals for 4 versions in USAF service

DAF XF105 ''Maritime''
1/24th scale
Model Dim.: 69,0 cm
Box Dim.: 540 x 330 x 130 mm
The DAF XF 105 Space Cab is a modern road haulage tractor offering a high handling ability and a good standard of comfort on long-haul routes. It also features an excellent reliability and outstanding engine performances under a wide range of conditions, in full compliance with the latest environmental standards. The company Maritime Transport , the biggest company in Great Britain for transport and facility , uses in his fleet of DAF .

Super Decals Sheet provided
You can see Italeri’s kits come to life and look at older releases on their website and the Italeri Facebook page...