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Italeri: Carro Armato M14/41 I
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 06:19 PM GMT+7


CARRO ARMATO M14/41 I SERIES WITH ITALIAN INFANTRY is a reboxing of the old 1/35 model from ITALERI. It features decals for four tanks and a set of Master Box figures.



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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 19, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 02:39 AM GMT+7
This looks like really good value: £22.50 in the UK, less in Europe, and you get the tank and the five piece figure set, and it allows you to dump the horrible Italeri crew figure as a suitable crew figure is included.

Nice too that with the change of description to the M14/41 they also updated the decals appropriately - no more Aussie kangaroo...

Just a shame about the tracks, which while well enough detailed on both sides, have a tendency to look bent where they curve around the sprocket. Replacement sets are available, if you can find them.
Taeuss
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Manitoba, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 10:29 AM GMT+7
Well, the Master Box figures look like the best part of the deal. I think the absence of the Kangaroo decal is a shame though.
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 08:10 AM GMT+7
It is a shame Italeri did not update the tracks. Link & Length style would be nice. Aftermarket track sets are expensive. I am sure down the road, a new mold Carro Armato M13/40 or M14/41 will come along.
Taeuss
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Manitoba, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 03:15 PM GMT+7
I can see MiniArt doing one in the future.
MrCompletely
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Saitama-ken, Japan / 日本
Joined: February 12, 2016
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 06:00 PM GMT+7
I recall this being pretty good back at the time it came out; not sure I'll bother with it now though. Why hasn't Italeri got around to releasing an M11/39? THAT'S something I'd buy!
TonyE78
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Hordaland, Norway
Joined: October 28, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:10 AM GMT+7
It would have been nice if they had partially retooled the kit like they did with the Pz-38(t), including a sprue with link and length tracks, + one with parts to make any of the 3 M13/40 and the 2 M14/41 variants. It would have been a 5-in-1 kit!