1:72 scale armor

jwsleser

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Very nice models. What company?

Pista! Jeff
 
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
 

1089maul

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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 .
 

jwsleser

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Wow, very nice. I guess the model doesn't come with the ammo carrier.
 

Dili

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I got the M13/40 1:72 but around at same time i also bought a modern for the time merkava 2. The two side by side was shocking how small was the M13, seems was made for Lilliputians.
 
I got the M13/40 1:72 but around at same time i also bought a modern for the time merkava 2. The two side by side was shocking how small was the M13, seems was made for Lilliputians.
Yep, the M13, Pnz 38t, & Stuart were all about the same size in my model collection. I could usually park them on top of the German AA halftracks just to save space.

Wow, very nice. I guess the model doesn't come with the ammo carrier.
I doubt it. Though I'm sure there's probably a scratch build somewhere out there on the internet. I know I've seen it somewhere.
 
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