Thursday, November 5

Preview: Italeri's five latest releases are large in scope, in subject & they are out now...

Italeri has five kits in different scales, genres & difficulties on sale in November with some serious modelling to be had just before Christmas. We have art, decals, colour choices and sprue pictures in our preview...

Italeri's November items on sale now...

Tornado GR.4
From Italeri
1/32nd scale Kit No #2513
The kit comes with 4 decal choices
Photo-Etch included in the kit.
Rubber or plastic tyres included
Length 52.1 cm
The new box art that has been a little more dramatic with the lightning in the background...
Italeri's blurb on the new Tornado GR.4:
The Tornado Gr.4 arose from a collaborative project between Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom to produce a multi-role high-performance combat aircraft. The primary requirement, however, was to develop a ‘state of the art’ modern aircraft able to perform low-altitude penetrating strike missions. This need was met by the development of a twin-engine combat aircraft with a variable-sweep wing.  

Panavia Tornado GR4s in liveries to mark 100th anniversaries of Nos. IX(B), 12(B), XV(R) and 31 Squadrons as well as 40 years of Tornado, 2015.
In 1996 the Tornado was upgraded to the Gr.4 standard which was characterized by improved operational capabilities, new avionics systems for navigation and the adoption of new ‘on-board’ technologies. These systems enabled the effective identification and tracking of targets and the weapons management of the newer generation of weapons such as Paveway IV bombs and Storm Shadow cruise missiles.
Kit features:
● Finely detailed photo-etch parts included
● Removable RB.199 Engine with special support trolley
● Retracted or extended flaps and slats
● Movable ailerons
● Openable radome and fully detailed radar
● Rubber or Plastic Tyres
● Movable variable-geometry wings and wing pylons
● Rubber cover for the wing entry point into the fuselage
● Colour instruction sheet
● 4 R.A.F. versions included on the decals sheet

The completed test kit, ready to go to market  - shown here with wings swept forward. Notice the crew ladder included also?
A view from the rear showing the thrust reverser deployed, airbrakes up and flaps down, lots of feathers on this bird.
You can see the large droptanks of the "Tonka" are included also
Not sure if there are activators or not - but we can't see any in this photo...
A photo showing the range of the wing's sweep. thy can be posed after assembly to your desired angle...
A very nice cockpit awaits modellers, this one looks very well detailed and it includes Photo-etch for the more delicate / thinner parts
You can see the moulded on canopy destructing cord here on the perspex... 
A very nice looking prospect we think for modellers, we look forward to seeing one ASAP!
An extended in-flight refuelling probe is an option here. There is an option of both rubber and plastic injection moulded tyres (which are weighted) - a great move to included both.
Some of the closer in details of the kit - notice just like the real thing the wing stores that  pivot - they can be positioned to suit the angle of sweep you desire on your finished kit.
The cockpit does look really good we have to say. There is also the option of an openable radome and fully detailed radar. We see also that there is a removable RB.199 Engine with special support trolley included.
There are four marking choices in this boxing of the Tornado GR.4 in British service
The decal sheet supplied with this kit
The sprues of the kit...
The photo-etch sheet of this kit.

Battle for the Reichstag 1945 - BATTLE SET
Kit No #6195
1/72nd scale
Model Dim.: 68 x 30 cm
Box Dim.: 440 x 270 x 70 mm
The “Battle of Berlin” heralded the end of the Second World War in the European theatre. This major offensive launched by the Soviet Red Army, after passing the German defensive lines on the Oder River, moved directly to the capital of the Third Reich.

Contents of this kit
The decal sheet used in making this kit
The plastic parts in the kit include vehicles and figures
The city itself was defended by Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS, “Hitlerjugend” and “Volkssturm” soldiers, and was the setting for the final and most fierce clashes of the war. The Soviet forces, led by Marshal Zhukov and Marshal Konev, with an overwhelming superiority of soldiers, vehicles and artillery, forced the surrender and capitulation of the city on May 2, 1945. 

The last cut wood building features of this kit make it easy to put together

the built building unpainted
The dimensions of the Reichstag in 1/72nd cale
The Reichstag building, seat of the Reich parliament, had a huge symbolic value and was the stage for the final acts of the conflict in Europe. The Red Army soldier raising the Soviet flag on the ruins of the Reichstag at the end of the battle of Berlin, is one of the most iconic images of the Second World War.

The set built and painted up

VOLVO F16 Globetrotter Canvas Truck with elevator
Kit No #3945
1/24th scale
Model Dim.: 37,5 cm
Box Dim.: 440 x 270 x 105 mm
Product Link on the Italeri Website
Introduced to the market in 1988, the Volvo F16 achieved considerable commercial success largely due to its innovative “powertrain” line which was able to achieve a high level of driving performance, low fuel consumption and low running and maintenance costs. The exceptional features of its 6-cylinder engine were complemented by the innovative "Globetrotter" cab which provided exceptional onboard comfort. 

Super Decals Sheet for 14! trucks - Color Instruction Sheet is included.
The sturdy frame served as a developmental platform for the creation of numerous specially outfitted versions to meet a wide range of different customer requirements. One configuration that was particularly appreciated and used by long and medium-range logistics operators was the canvass rear deck. This feature was characterised by good size/space ratios and further enhanced by the rear hydraulic platform which facilitated easy loading and unloading of goods.

The plastic sprues of the kit
Transparent sprue for windows, lights and mirrors
Vynil tyres are included in this kit
A view of the rear of the completed truck showing lift on the back lowered

Bf 109 K-4
Kit No #2805
1/48th scale
Model Dim.: 18,8 cm
Price: € 29.00
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is undoubtedly one of the best-known fighters of the Second World War and is considered an iconic aircraft of the German Luftwaffe. During the conflict, the engines and armaments were regularly upgraded to be kept in line with the emerging, more modern enemy fighters.

The four marking choices of this kit.
The decal sheet included in the box for these markings. Note, no Swastikas in this boxing.
The Bf 109 K-4 “Kurfürst” was introduced at the end of 1944 and substantially derived from the G model, was the last version produced of this famous German fighter. It was equipped with a powerful 2000 HP Daimler-Benz DB 605 supercharged engine and was able to exceed 720 km/h. 

The plastic sprues in this kit
Another notable feature was its impressive climbing capability which was even superior to that of allied fighters. Armed with a powerful 30 mm MK108 cannon installed in the propeller hub, and with two MG 131 13 mm. machine guns on the engine cowling, the Bf 109 K-4.

P-38J Lightning
Kit No #1446
1/72nd scale
Model Dim.: 16cm
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was certainly one of the foremost aircraft of WW2 in terms of aerodynamic structure and design. It was a revolutionary heavy fighter with a twin-boom fuselage where the two engines were installed. The pilot was accommodated in a leading-edge cockpit at the centre of the aircraft. The P-38 could reach a top speed of over 660 km/h thanks to its two 12 cylinders liquid-cooled V-1710 Allison engines, each capable of 1,425hp. 

Decal Sheet For 4 Versions in US service during WWII
The four marking choices:
It was armed with four Browning 12.7 mm machine guns and one Hispano M2 cannon which ensured highly effective firepower. The P38 was not particularly manoeuvrable compared to other single-engine fighters of the period, but it was very robust and stable. Its huge versatility made it a key aircraft both on operations in the Pacific theatre and on escort missions for long-range bombers over Europe. The P-38 with its characteristic shape and its ‘fear effect’ was nicknamed ‘the fork-tailed devil’ by enemy pilots.
These new kits are now for sale from Italeri directly from their website or from their distributors worldwide