What’s new from Italeri for 2021, quite a bit. As I don’t want to spoil the surprise in this blog, so click on the link below to view their PDF:
Italeri have put together a good mix of periods. What did catch my eye was the Korean War marked kits.
They have some 1:72 and 1:48 aircraft in this range and some 1:35 armour. It will be interesting to see if they expand on this range.
There is no mention of these kits being new moulds. This makes me think they are reissues with new decals.
The 1:48 BAE Hawk T.Mk.1 caught my eye. Again Italeri do not mention if it is a new mould. This makes me think it is another re-release.
The 1:32 NATO Pilots, Ground Crew and Accessories look very interesting.
Having a 1:32 Revell Tornado ECR sat in the stash, I can see these new Italeri figures coming in very handy to complement the Tornado.
A plus point, these figures are new moulds. I’m really looking forward to see what they look like when the are released.
Lets have a look at the other Cold War related kits have Italeri released for 2021 (excluding those mentioned above):
- 1:72 TU-22M3 Backfire C (Kit No. 1440)
- 1:72 F-5A Freedom Fighter (Kit No. 1441)
- 1:72 RF-84F Thunderflash (Kit No. 1449)
- 1:72 C-27A Spartan / G.222 (Kit No. 1450)
- 1:72 B-52G early with Hound Dog (Kit No. 1451)
- 1:72 F4E/F Phantom II (Kit No. 1448)
- 1:72 Fokker F-27 SAR (Kit No. 1455)
- 1:72 F-8E Crusader (Kit No. 1456)
- 1:48 S-3 A/B Viking (Kit No. 2623)
- 1:48 TR-1A/B (Kit No.2809)
- 1:48 North American FJ-2/3 Fury (Kit N0. 2811)
- 1:48 U-2 R/S TU-2 S (Kit No. 2812)
- 1:48 MB326 (Kit No. 2814)
- 1:48 Mirage III (Kit No. 2816)
- 1:48 MiG-23 Flogger D (Kit No. 2817)
- 1:48 RF-4E Phantom (Kit No. 2818)
- 1:32 Tornado IDS/ECR (Kit No. 2517) – includes new parts
- 1:72 CH-53E Super Stallion (Kit No. 1431)
- 1:72 Mil Mi-24P / Mil Mi-35P (Kit No. 1432)
- 1:48 OH-13 Sioux Korean War (Kit No. 2820)
- 1:72 T-62 (Kit No. 7006)
- 1:72 T-55A (Kit No. 7081)
- 1:35 T34/85 Korean War (Kit No. 6585)
- 1:35 M4A3E8 Sherman Korean War (Kit No. 6586)
- 1:35 M24 Chaffee Korean War (Kit No. 6587)
As we can see, quite a lot of Cold War subjects. Apart from the kits I highlighted at the start of the blog, oh and maybe the T-55 and T-62 1:72 scale tanks, there are not many I would consider adding to my stash. (But never say never!!).
It is great to see more kit choice from Italeri and long may this continue.