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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2017, 02:26:15 AM »
I don't remember the Italeri logo being on the earlier kit boxes. Maybe Italeri made  them for Warlord?

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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2017, 02:51:42 AM »
I don't remember the Italeri logo being on the earlier kit boxes. Maybe Italeri made  them for Warlord?
Salute 2014 instructions

I do not have access to any boxes (I might have one left from the original five).
Italeri's seemed to issue their own boxes of the kits later, the KV-1/2 kit appears to have a much later release date from Italeri.

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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2017, 09:31:04 AM »
I don't have the boxes , but still have the instructions for these kits   - BA/ Italeri logos are on  the Panther , Pzr III  ,Puma , M4 , Cromwell & Tiger . The BA logo is on the Universal Carrier , M3A1 Halftrack , 251 C , and T-34 76/85 . Italeri also boxes some BA plastic troops in their own boxes . The more companies that produce kits , the better chance we have of getting that favorite kit we're just waiting  for  ( Tiger II , Matilda , etc ) . The quality of Rubicon's kits have made the other guys up their game  and improve , and Rubicon has decided to retool their early kits to bring up to currant standard . Its a win for us IMO .

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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2017, 09:53:58 AM »
Yes, those kits are by Warlord, although someone (maybe it was Rubicon) said that they were actually designed for Warlord by Renedra.  My only point was that, compared to Rubicon and Italeri, Warlord's own kits aren't that great.  Compare the Warlord M3A1 half-track with Rubicon's to see what I mean.  Strange that some reviewers (like the chap from Volleyfire) can't seem to see the difference...

Still, I'd rather have an average plastic kit of the M13/40 than a resin one!

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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #49 on: February 09, 2017, 10:00:13 AM »
Oops. I am wrong about the M-4, Tiger 1 and Panther not having the Italeri logos on the early kit boxes. I mixed them up with the Warlord Panzer IV and M-3 halftrack kits. Sorry

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« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2017, 05:38:37 PM »
Yes, those kits are by Warlord, although someone (maybe it was Rubicon) said that they were actually designed for Warlord by Renedra.
My suspicion is that besides the Giant Womble of Nottingham, Renedra is the only game (or at least manufacturer) in town (or country).

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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2017, 12:40:12 PM »
And PSC.  Don't they mould their own now?

I see the Warlord/Italeri IS-2 is out.  It looks okay, but seems a bit rough compared with their best kits (like the StuG III) - look at the tracks and spare fuel tanks.  Is this the last one from Italeri?

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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2017, 01:27:37 PM »
Doesn't look too bad , although IMO the road wheels are wrong . Always something  ::)

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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2017, 07:34:09 PM »
Interesting - Italeri/Warlord have just released a plastic Chi-ha kit.  That accords with the rumour mentioned above, which means a plastic M13/40 may well be in the works. 

The Chi-ha looks okay, judging from the photos, although I'm going to bet that it's a bit fiddly to assemble (like the M3).  It's not a tank I'm in any hurry to get (I still haven't picked up the Warlord KV-1 or IS-2), but it could be quite popular. 

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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2017, 08:24:03 PM »
Interesting - Italeri/Warlord have just released a plastic Chi-ha kit.  That accords with the rumour mentioned above, which means a plastic M13/40 may well be in the works. 
The Chi-ha looks okay, judging from the photos, although I'm going to bet that it's a bit fiddly to assemble (like the M3).  It's not a tank I'm in any hurry to get (I still haven't picked up the Warlord KV-1 or IS-2), but it could be quite popular.

Italeri also just shown a plastic Tiger II at the GAMA show in the US too!

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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #55 on: March 24, 2017, 11:41:07 PM »
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Italeri also just shown a plastic Tiger II at the GAMA show in the US too!
Interesting, anyone got a picture?

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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2017, 12:51:35 AM »
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Italeri also just shown a plastic Tiger II at the GAMA show in the US too!
Interesting, anyone got a picture?

I second that (saying that I have not found the Japanese tank either.).

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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2017, 01:24:58 AM »
Chi - Ha is shown on Warlord / Bolt action new items tab . Looks like you get a Shinhoto 47mm turret as well ( 2 turrets like the KV ) . Weather you get all the parts for both turrets ( mgs , hatches , etc ) is another matter . You do in the KV , you don't in the Churchill
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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #58 on: March 25, 2017, 01:41:32 AM »
Here's the box top.  Apologies to Rubicon if this looks like promoting the competition on their site, but I think it's worth discuss what Warlord/Italeri are doing. 


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Re: Italian M13/40
« Reply #59 on: March 25, 2017, 01:55:06 AM »
Thanks (and found the WL page, which went up today).

They do seem unsure if it contains decals, blast markers and status sheets (I suspect they will correct the page and remove/replace the errant question marks).

The only bits missing on the Churchill turret is the rear turret bin, the tubular thing on the side and the extinguishers.

I am using a Rubicon bin on my second turret.