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1:48 Junkers Ju 87B-2
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Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 10:03 PM UTC
Jean-Luc takes a look at Italeri's brand-new quarterscale Stuka.

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badwolf
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 10:31 AM UTC
I bought mine a few weeks back, and have more Stuka's than enough to build already, but this one is sweet, the best of the bunch, so far etched fret, better detail on the wings, Italeri i give you 9/10
TedMamere
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2010 - 09:07 PM UTC
Hi Keith,

It's always nice to see that someone else has the same opinion about a kit, especially if it is an Italeri one... I hope the followers will be equally good or maybe even better. I also wonder, if Tamiya does a rebox under their name, if some goodies will be included.

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 01:36 AM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc

Got the kit today and I think it is the best of Italeri's new releases (already told you when I've inspected it on your kitchen table ) ... I think I can even use one of the c&m options included (only need to find a pic of it).

All in all it "smells chinese" though the box says "Made in Italy" ... and before another flame war starts: this is not meant negative in any way it is just the look and feel of the kit compared to other kits from Europe, Japan, Korea and China... (I am actually on the goal line with my Me262A-1/U4 which is actually a very good kit )

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 06:32 AM UTC
Ummmmm yeah. Can anyone say price ? As in, "holly crap it's expensive"?
alpha_tango
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Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 06:46 AM UTC
Well, I am not sure it hit the shelves already here in Germany. I had a quick online search and found it at amazon.de for 29 Euro so it is similarily priced as the Mc200 and re2002 and IMHO it is a worth that price in contarast to the other 2 models (although it would be nice to get it 10 Euro cheaper)

Else just write a letter to the FED and ask them not to print more money ...

all the best

Steffen

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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 04:45 AM UTC
ran across this from while searching up info on ju-87 kits.
the Italeri (and Tamiya rebox) is another Italeri botch

it has grossly misshaped spinner, and according to some comments, the entire cockpit is in the wrong place, which looks to be the case




after much searching for comparable image


.... note distance between windscreen and cowling, and the bulbous spinner shape,( Italeri really have problems with spinners...their Hurricane ones are absymal)

from
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235006818-which-stuka/

The spinner can be replaced, the cockpit fault? Well, I'mnot a Ju-87 nut so I'm not about to pay good money to really find out.
shame, as in other aspects Italeri do a good job, with added etch and multiple decal options.