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Sd.Kfz. 250/9

1/72 scale

 

Italeri


Italeri's 1/72 scale Sd.Kfz.250/9 will be available online from Squadron.com

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 7020 Sd.Kfz.250/9
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 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.
Price: Around GBP£5.00 / USD$10.00
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Interesting vehicle, heaps of detail and nice colour schemes.
Disadvantages: No link and length tracks; solid "mesh" top.
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Glenn Porter

 

FirstLook

 

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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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 it.

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.

Recommended.

Thanks to Italeri for the review sample.


Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Page Created 07 September, 2004
Last updated 07 September, 2004

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