Italeri's 1/72 scale Sd.Kfz.250/9 will be available
online from Squadron.com
S u m m a r y
||79 parts in tan coloured
very cleanly molded plastic on two sprues, 2 silvery grey tracks
molded in a soft rubbery plastic, decals for four colour schemes
and Italeriís usual four page instructions containing history,
build diagrams, parts plan and colour and markings drawings.|
Around GBP£5.00 / USD$10.00|
||Interesting vehicle, heaps
of detail and nice colour schemes.|
||No link and length tracks;
solid "mesh" top.|
This 1/72 scale Sd.Kfz. 250/9 is, of course, the ex-Esci kit of
yesteryear reboxed by Italeri.
I was under the impression that Italeri were only marketing these
Esci tracked vehicles with the link and length tracks. Apparently I
was wrong. This is a major disappointment. Even by todayís standards
these are very good kits but the Esci tracks were among the worst on
the market. Even if Italeri had put the tracks from the 251/1 in the
kit, a good result could have been had. Without them this kit will
be in trouble.
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below to view larger images:
Apart from the tracks, this is a lovely kit, not perfect mind
you, but well up to the level of Revell and other manufacturers in
1/72 scale. The seats in the vehicle are too small but they wonít be
seen and the anti grenade screens above the turret, which should be
mesh, are molded solid, although I donít know how else they would do
The decals are very nice and up to the usual Italeri standard and
there are four interesting colour schemes to whet your appetite.
There are even three figures included which might be very handy.
Even though the tracks are a disappointment, I still feel I must
recommend this kit, as everything else is just so good.
Italeri for the review sample.
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