1:72 scale armor

jwsleser

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#2
Very nice models. What company?

Pista! Jeff
 
#3
They're originally from esci, which is now italeri.

The modern italeri 1:72 M13/40 & Semovente 75/18 has an easier mold for the spring leaf suspension. It basically comes as one piece with the track already wrapped around the suspension.

Gone are the days of trying to glue each individual track around the rear idle wheel and front drive sprocket.
 

jwsleser

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Esci make some nice models. I haven't built any in many years.

Pista! Jeff
 
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Ah, I remember making the Esci kits many years ago. Then I went onto the 1/35 Italieri kits which had more detail and were easier to build.
I attach a photo of my powerful armoured column which consists of the excellent 1/30 die caste King and Country products. They are more expensive but come ready made!
Bob
 

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Nice Models. I dabbled with 1:35 but found 1:72 to be space friendly. Plus, it's the scale I started with in my youth (easier to play with). It's nice to see Italian wheeled vehicles getting the attention they deserve. We didn't have the wide variety they have these days (spoiled rotten kids). WOT just released a limited edition P40 in 1:35 and I plan on getting a Semovente 90/53 in 1:72 someday. Sadly, I believe the P40 is currently sold out and rather pricey at $41.00 .
 
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