Thursday, October 3

Italeri return to us with six kits in many genres & scales in our October preview...

Italeri has been quiet - too quiet it seems - but worry not modelling compadres - as they have a bunch of new items in different scales and genres for us this October, already on sale on their website. We take you through a preview now on the news...

Italeri's new products of October

38 cm RW 61 auf Sturmmorser Tiger
Kit no #6573
1/35th scale 
Model Dim.: 17,9 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 60 mm
Kit includes new glueable rubber tracks Link tracks 
Price: € 33.00
- Decals For 2 Versions & Color Instructions Sheet
During World War II the German Army had to combat frequently fortified positions or urban defence centres. Due to tactical reason - the troops were at a short distance to the enemy lines - artillery and air support could not be engaged. This led to the development of the “Sturm” - version of the “Tiger” heavy tank (Italeri N. 6471). Onto the heavy-duty chassis, the efficient and unique 38 cm mortar was mounted, which had a short range, but with enormous firepower. 
Only a few units of the Sturmtiger were built and were mainly used in 1944 on the Western Front.

Castle Under Siege - 100 years' War - Joan of Arc Battle Set
Kit No # 6185
1/72nd scale
Model Dim.: 440 x 270 x 70 cm
Price: € 70.00
The Hundred Years War was a long conflict which, at various stages, involved the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of France. It began, for hereditary reasons, in 1337 and was fought on French territory. It marked a decisive turning point in military strategy and tactics. During the Hundred Years War, the Heavy French cavalry was the queen of the battlefield. 
However, since the early stages of the war, the French army was defeated by the English Troops, well trained in the use of longbows and infantry, in the battle of Crecy, Poitiers and, in 1415, Azincourt. However, from 1429, thanks to the leadership of Joan of Arc during the siege of Orleans, the French troops found once again morale and determination. 

Figures, knights & Horses in the set
 The laser-etched wooden parts for the castle and surrounds
The Hundred Years War ended in 1453 with the almost complete control of the Country by the Kingdom of France.

Lastly, the set built and painted up...

MiG-21 Bis ''Fishbed''
Kit No #1427
1/72nd scale
Model Dim.: 21,9 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
Price: € 26.00
Super Decals For 3 Versions - Color Instruction Sheet
The Soviet fighter Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21 is the most widely produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history. Commonly known as ‘Fishbed’, the aircraft was a mid-1950’s aeronautical project which in its design followed the natural evolution of arrow wing fighters. The delta wing, shape, high speed, the tremendous manoeuvrability, the weapons variety and its load capacity, had been the principal factors of its commercial success. In fact, the Mig-21 routinely equipped the fighter squadrons of the Soviet Union and the then Warsaw Pact countries. 
Beyond Europe, the fighter was also widely acquired and operated by global allies of the Soviet Union over a period of many years. The Mig-21 ‘Bis’ version was one of the most technically advanced of its type. Thanks to its powerful Tumansky jet engine the ‘Fishbed’ was able to attain a maximum speed of 2.100 Km/h. Its principal armament was a 23 mm cannon and four underwing areas to load a wide array of further weaponry. The Mig-21’s operational life has been very extensive covering conflicts from the 1960s through to the 1990s.

VOLVO FH4 Globetrotter Medium Roof
Kit No #3942
1/24th scale
Model Dim.: 24,6 cm
Box Dim.: 440 x 270 x 105 mm
Price: € 69.00
Kit Features: Upgraded moulds - New parts - New photo-etched fret - Super decals sheet - Additional chromed decals - Chromed adhesive - Colour Instruction sheet
The Volvo FH is the highest expression, in terms of development and technology, of the famous commercial and industrial vehicles brand. Its modern and eye-catching design has been made to optimize aerodynamics, to minimize consumption and to ensure the highest standards of operational efficiency. The cabin has been developed to offer the highest active and passive safety standards. The vehicle is also equipped with modern driving assistance and risk prevention systems. There are several possibilities for customizing the vehicle in order to respond promptly and precisely to any kind of transportation needs. 
The Globetrotter cab (CAB-HSLP) permits comfortable overnight stays for one or two people. Moreover, its vertical structure ensures a large capacity and capability for extra compartments. The internal height is 205cm. With the benefit of leading-edge software solutions the diesel engine of the VOLVO line has a lower impact on the environment and incorporates some of the best practices of cutting-edge technologies.

Kit No #3641
1/24th scale
Model Dim.: 20,0 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm
Price: € 32.00
The LC2 was built by the Italian manufacturer Lancia to compete in the World Sport Prototype Championship at the beginning of the ‘80s. Characterized by a clean and elegant design able to optimize the aerodynamic performance, the Lancia LC2 adopted a Ferrari V8 twin-turbocharged engine, prepared by Abarth, with a displacement of 2,599 Cm3 (later increased to 3,014 Cm3). 
The car made its debut in 1983 competitions where it was able to compete in terms of speed and performance to the Porsche cars, a reference point in racing competition at those time. However, the lower level of reliability affected the results. 
A lot of Italian drivers raced on the Lancia LC2 before to became famous in Formula 1 racing as Patrese, Alboreto and Nannini.

Alpha Jet A/E
Kit No #2796
1/48th scale
Model Dim.: 24,5 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
Price: € 26.00

Super Decals For 3 Versions - Color Instruction Sheet
The Alpha Jet advanced trainer is the result of a collaboration project between the French and German aviation industry. Developed by Dassault Aviation and Dornier Flugzeug-Werke, the most relevant features were the swept-wing layout, the twin-engine solution with the adoption of SNECMA turbofans able to provide a max speed of 1,000 Km/h. and the tandem two-seat cabin. It was a compact and highly manoeuvrable plane ideal to perform its main role of an advanced trainer. 
However, it was also used as a light ground attack plane. The Alpha Jet could be armed with a 27 mm. (or 30 mm.) gun in a centreline pod and thanks to its four hardpoints it could load and use air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons. It entered in service at the end of the 1970s and is still used by numerous military air forces. The French Armée de l’Air is using the Alpha Jet to equip the official display team Patrouille de France.

These releases should be available in your local hobby shop this month. You can also buy directly from Italeri from the links in this preview...