Sunday, October 8

Preview: Italeri's October releases in art, sprues, colours...

Italeri have four releases for October. We look at the artwork, sprues, parts & decal / marking choices in our preview...
Preview: Italeri's October releases in art, sprues, colours...

Hurricane Mk. IIC
From Italeri
No #2828
1/48th scale
Model Dim. 20,5 cm
6 marking choices in the box
The Hawker Hurricane was the most common and most widely used fighter of the British Royal Air Force at the start of the Second World War. It contributed significantly to the ultimate victory of the R.A.F. during the Battle of Britain, but over the course of the war it was progressively superseded in its front-line fighter role by the much more modern Spitfire. However, the Hurricane’s role was gradually changed by the provision of awfully specific versions and armaments.

The 6 marking choices in this kit.
The decals supplied in this kit
The Hurricane Mk. IIC for example was equipped with 4 powerful 20 mm Hispano-Suiza cannons mounted in the wings with nearly 400 rounds of ammunition. The adoption of 20 mm cannons, instead of the traditional 7.7 mm machine guns, made the Hurricane extremely effective in ground attack and close support missions. Additionally, the Hurricane Mk. IIC was effectively deployed in a night fighter role.

The parts of the kit

Battle of Normandy Sainte-Mère-Eglise 6 June 1944
From Italeri
No #6199
1/72nd scale
Within the overall strategic planning of the acclaimed operation "Overlord", the code name for the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy, the French village of Sainte-Mère-Église played a key role. On battle plan maps it was rightly identified as an important road junction that the defending Germans could have used to carry out rapid counter attacks directed towards the Utah and Omaha beachheads.

The elements that make up this scene...
The laser cut wooden parts of the kit
The decals supplied in this kit
The plastic parts of the kit
It was therefore strategically important to attack and quickly occupy the village with American airborne troops to support the landings. In the early hours of June 6, 1944, paratroopers of the famous 82nd and 101st US Airborne Divisions secured the small French town following a period of intense fighting. The contribution made by the American paratroops has been widely recognised and celebrated in numerous movies from "The Longest Day" made in the 1960s, to the most recent war movies like Saving Private Ryan.

How the kit looks like when completed (depending on your own skill)

MAN 26.321 Formel Six
From Italeri
No #756
1/24th scale
Model Dim.34,0 cm
8 marking choices in the box
MAN is one of the most famous and well-known manufacturers of heavy industrial and commercial vehicles in Europe. Throughout its long industrial history it has introduced many technological innovations which have become benchmarks within the heavy transport vehicle sector. The MAN 26.321 was fitted with the 6-cylinder “Formula 6” diesel engine which, at the time, was a forerunner of the adoption of advanced technology capable of optimizing power and minimizing consumption.

The decals supplied in this kit with numberplates for countries from around the world
Even the cab design was studied and developed in order to satisfy the requirements of modern truck drivers who were becoming more aware and attentive to on-board comfort and vehicle ease of use. Equally, design changes also incorporated aesthetic features such as large horns, aerodynamic appendages and the characteristic spoiler on the roof of the cab. In this version the frame was strengthened to allow the adoption and fitting of four rear wheels.

The parts of this kit
Clear parts of the kit
Chromed arts included in the kit
Vinyl tyres are included
The kit made up by Italeri's model makers

Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V San Remo 1989
1/12th scale
Kit No #4709
Model Length: 32,6 cm
Plastic injection moulded kit, Vinyl tyres and multimedia accessories included.
Available directly from Italeri - Price: €180
Italeri continues in their tradition of immortalizing great Italian cars in plastic. This, their latest kit is presented to us in CAD for today, it represents the Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V San Remo 1989 in 1/12th scale.
The "HF" 4WD performance version of the Lancia Delta road is an icon of rally car history. The Delta HF was produced in the second half of the 1980s and took part in the World Rally Championship from 1987 to 1988, won two world championship titles and took first place in numerous races such as the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally and that of San Remo. 
Through its development, the Lancia Delta Integrale, took part in races until 1993, won another 5 world championship titles and consolidated the "Palmares" in the Italian company's off-road competitions.
There were many aesthetic details that made it more muscular, such as the enlarged fenders and new air inlets on the bonnet, the technology and engine of the HF Integrale have also been improved. The performance of the 1995 cc turbo engine, for example, has been increased to 185 hp.
In 1989 the Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v participated in the San Remo Rally with an original and eye-catching “Rosso Corsa” livery. Conceived by the racing team’s "main sponsor" and designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, it was inspired by the rally cars of the 60s and 70s such as the Flavia and the Fulvia. Miki Biasion and Tiziano Siviero led the Delta “in red” to victory, consolidating Lancia's tradition and legendary status in the world of rally driving.

The Kit: 1/12th scale model Lancia Delta Integrale 16V – San Remo 1989.
Italeri's 1/12th scale line is now expanded with a “super model” dedicated to a true legend of the world of Rallying. After the kit with the characteristic white livery (number 4709), they are now introducing the new Lancia Delta "Rosso Corsa", winner at the San Remo Rally in 1989, kit (number 4712). This is a partially new tooled kit after their "HF" model earlier this year.
Model features:
● 2 super decal sheets with exterior markings...
  ....and composite materials parts
The decals in the kit...
The two marking choices from the San Remo rally - the cars we have already shown in the article...
● Photo-etched fret to replicate scale thickness on some of the thinner items of the kit including the mesh grilles.
● Chromed parts
● Black acetate splash guards
● Accessories set with hoses, screws and springs
● Opening bonnet & boot
● Opening front doors
● Highly detailed interior
● Engine bay is faithfully reproduced
● Working suspension
● Off-road rims and rubber tyres
● Movable steering wheel

These should be in shops at the beginning of next month. From more on Italeri's kits check out their website...