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Churchill Mk.III

 

Italeri, 1/72 scale


Italeri's 1/72 scale Churchill Mk.III will be available online from Squadron.com

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 7019 Churchill Mk.III
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 53 parts on 2 sprues and 32 piece link and length tracks on a third sprue; markings for six vehicles
Price: Around GBP5.00 / USD$10.00
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: The only 1/72 scale Churchill Mk.III available from a mainstream company; link and length tracks included; good level of detail and moulding; impressive range of marking options for Europe and North Africa
Disadvantages: Ex-ESCI moulds not quite up to the standard of the newest releases from Revell and Trumpeter
Recommendation: Recommended as an accurate and nicely detailed replica of the Churchill in small scale

 

Reviewed by Glenn Porter

 

FirstLook

 

For the last couple of years Italeri has been releasing some of the out-of-production, but very good, 1/72 scale ESCI military vehicle kits. Although these models may not be up to the standard of the best small-scale armour kits available today they still stand up well, especially as ESCI produced many vehicles that are unlikely to be done as new-tool kits by other mainstream model companies.

 

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Nicely detailed and very accurate, these kits build into excellent models and Italeri's impressive decals combine to deliver an even nicer package.

Early in their production, ESCI supplied the world's worst rubber band tracks with their models, but they made up for it by introducing Braille Scale to injection moulded "link and length" tracks. So far, all of Itaeleri's re-releases have included these much improved link and length tracks.

Which brings me to my only gripe - nice detail on the outisde of the tracks but zilch on the inside. Well, as I said, perhaps not up to the standard of a brand new Revell or Trumpeter kit but hey. still nice!

Recommended.

Thanks to Italeri for the review sample.


Review and Images Copyright 2004 by Glen Porter
Page Created 03 July, 2004
Last updated 03 July, 2004

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