Italeri July 2019 Releases

1/12 RENAULT RE 20 Turbo
Unique model in terms of technology and accuracy, consists of over 500 pieces with partial screws assembly

Steerable wheels – Working suspension – Highly detailed engine – Removable cowling – Slick rubber tyres.

In 1977 the French car manufacturer Renault made its debut in the Formula 1 world championship with a dedicated racing team that introduced important innovations in the world of competition. The F1 Renault team took part in the world championship in the 1980 season with the Renault RE20 powered by a turbocharged V6 Renault Gordini EF1 engine capable of delivering 520 HP. The team was completely French as the team of pilots composed by Jean-Pierre Jabouille, with the racing number 15 and René Arnoux with the racing number 16.

During the season the team obtained three victories in Brazil, South Africa and Austria GP. The Renault 20 series was modified and improved but in 1981 season, after the first five races, it was replaced by the 30 series with a redesigned chassis.

1/48 Bf 110 C/D
SUPER DECALS FOR 5 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

Together with the fighter Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the dive bomber Junkers Ju-87 Stuka the Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstörer is considered one of the symbols of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. The Bf 110 was a twin-engine heavy fighter and fighter-bomber and was widely used by the German Air Force during the war in various versions to perform different operative tasks: fighter-bomber, interceptor, night-fighter, reconnaissance and anti-ship aircraft. Thanks to its two Daimler-Benz DB 601 engines, the Messerschmitt Bf 110 was able to reach the max speed of 560 Km/h. In detail the C and D versions were used on all fronts since the early stages of the war. They were heavily armed with two 20 mm cannons, four 7.92 MG 17 machine guns and one MG 15 as rear defensive armament. Further more under the wings the Bf 110 could carry bombs or additional fuel tanks to increase the operating range.

1/35 VK 4501(P) TIGER FERDINAND
NEW GLUEABLE RUBBER TRUCKS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

The German Army, during the Second World War, expressed the specific need to have available a heavy tank, characterized by an high protective armor and armed with a high velocity gun able to defeat every kind of enemy tank. Ferdinand Porsche, to meet the request, developed the heavy tank VK 4501 (P) prototype. The tank introduced several innovative solutions for the time but not enough reliable. In fact, during the testing, the tank highlighted some weaknesses in the driving system and in the engine that didn’t permit to go ahead with the mass production. The German Army preferred the Henschel prototype, the VK 4501 (H), which became the development base for the famous and lethal Tiger I. However, from the first production batch of the VK 4501 (P) Porsche released other versions as the new heavy Jagdpanzer “Ferdinand“ that mounted the longer 88 mm. gun.

1/72 SH-3D Sea King Apollo Recovery
SUPER DECALS FOR 3 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

The twin-engine helicopter SH-3 Sea King, developed and produced by the American company Sikorsky Aircraft, entered service in the ‘60s and it was widely used for years by the U.S. Navy to carry out numerous tasks and operational activities. It’s main role of Anti-submariner warfare (ASW) helicopter was flanked by transportation and Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. Thanks to its design based on a sturdy structure, the folding main rotor blades and the tail section, the Sea King was the ideal solution to be used in naval-orientated operations and to be used on-board of the U.S. Navy ships. Furthermore the Sea King was the first helicopter to have amphibious capabilities. It could load a wide variety of armament as torpedoes, depth charges and anti-ship missiles. The SH-3 Sea King was also produced under license in Japan, in United Kingdom and in Italy. Among the most interesting version the Sea King S.A.R. that recovered the crew of the lunar mission “Apollo” in 1969.

1/24 MERCEDES BENZ 300 SL GULLWING
Chromed parts – Color Instuctions sheet

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was produced in 1954 by the German car manufacturer and it’s a masterpiece on four-wheels for design, elegance and luxury. The 300 SL, where the acronym stands for Sport Leicht, (Sport Light), adopted innovative solutions for the time. The Mercedes 2 door coupe had a tubular frame, a front 2.996 cc longitudinal engine connected to a 4-speed transmission and the rear drive. The maximum speed of 300 SL was 260 Km/h (162 mph). The real strength of the car, however, was in its innovative design and the adoption of the characteristic and eye-catching Gull-wing doors. Even today the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is an icon of design and style of the period ant it is a real icon for collectors and fans

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Paul Tosney

Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.

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