Wednesday, December 1

Preview: January releases from I Love Kits are already on pre-order...

"I Love Kits" has three releases due for January that are already available to pre-order from hobby shops. We look at the art, sprue shots, colours, marking choices and other information we have on them in our preview...
Preview: January releases from I Love Kits are already on pre-order...

M3 Grant Medium Tank
Kit Number #63535
1/35th scale
Price: $50 USD
The M3 Lee, officially Medium Tank, M3, was an American medium tank used during World War II. In Britain, the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration and crew size. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the "Lee", named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Variants using British pattern turrets were known as "Grant," named after Union general Ulysses S. Grant.

Markings & decals included in this kit
The hull is integrally slide-moulded, and the tracks are connected and assembled; photo-etched parts are included. 

The sprues of the kit.
- Multi-directional slide moulded lower hull & upper hull
-  160 individual tracks links
-  Photo-etched parts included
Clear parts for transparencies are included
Model Length: 162.2mm / Width: 77.8mm
Total of 20 sprues, lower hull, upper hull and turret
The kit consists of over 640 parts

F-22A Raptor
Kit Number #62801
1/48h scale
Price: $91 USD
The F-22 Raptor is a fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It is designed to penetrate enemy airspace and achieve a first-look, first-kill capability against multiple targets. 

Markings & decals included in this kit
The F-22 is characterized by a low-observable, highly maneuverable airframe; advanced integrated avionics; and aerodynamic performance allowing supersonic cruise without an afterburner.

The sprues of the kit.
 -Detailed fuselage with accurate design
   -Canopy made from clear parts
   -Finely detailed cockpit, gear bays,
   -Photo-etched parts included (not shown here)
Model Length: 328.9mm Wingspan: 283.6mm  
Total number of parts: 380+
Total number of 9 sprues, upper fuselage and lower fuselage

Kit Number #63516
1/35th scale
Price: $63 USD
The M939 Truck is a 5-ton 6×6 U.S. military heavy truck. The basic cargo versions were designed to transport a 10,000 lb (4,500 kg) cargo load over all terrain in all weather. Designed in the late 1970s to replace the M39 and M809 series of trucks, it has been in service ever since. The M939 evolved into its own family of cargo trucks, prime movers, and recovery vehicles, with about 32,000 in all produced. The M923 (M925 w/winch) had a body with drop sides so it could be loaded from the side by forklifts.

Markings & decals included in this kit
The M925 truck is a long-wheelbase dropside cargo truck equipped with the same winch used by the M939 truck series, with a 6x6-wheel drive and a loading capacity of five tons. The cab of this model kit is integrally slide-moulded; the engine and suspension are reproduced in great detail. Photo-etched parts, a metal spring, and soft resin tires are included.

The sprues of the kit.
Transparent parts for windows and lights are provided
Masks for the transparencies are included
Reproduction of details such as engine and suspension
Tires are made of soft vinyl.
photo-etched parts and metal cable is included
Metal spring with brass wire included
The cab is moulded in one piece with slide moulds

You can find out more about I Love Kits models on their Website