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Italeri Sahariana
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 11:40 AM UTC
John Murcutt has got himself the new Itaeri Sahariana, and tells us all about it. Thanks John.


Vinnie

Italeri Sahariana



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 12:19 PM UTC
Thank you for the review.
The subject of this kit is very interesting and the model would be a great addition to one's collection but I must admit that the price shocked me a little.
I hope we will see full build review soon and then I'll be more convinced to spend so much money on Italeri kit.
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 12:28 PM UTC
It seems a big one!
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 02:13 PM UTC
Hi John,

Thanks for the review. I like the look of this kit and the AB41 as well. I always throught Italeri did good wheeled vehicles and both this kit and the AB41 will be a welcome addition to the N African scene for modellers.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 02:38 PM UTC
Nice review, I'll probably be picking this one up.
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 03:20 PM UTC
Nice review of what seems to be a great kit, thanks!
Considering the extras inside and great kit of an interesting subject, price similar
to the new Dragon releases looks to be quite fair to me I definitely will be
picking one of those up in the near future!

Cheers
Grzegorz
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 04:05 PM UTC
John the kit seems fantastic with even resin figures in it, creepy from Italeri. Good review on this kit
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 04:23 PM UTC
After spending quite a bit earlier in the year, I´d decided to stop buying for this year. Already broke down and decided to get the Dragon Marder II, now it looks like I´ll be breaking down again.
This looks so cool.
To be honest, I dont think its too expensive, considering it contains resin items, engine, PE and 2 resin figures. I have a few Italeri jerry can sets, that could replace the block version in the review and the Autoblinda resin wheels would be all Id buy extra. Otherwise it appears very, very nice. There was a lot of talk previously about Italeri being left behind, but with some of the more unusal and unexpected releases they´ve had ... and now with this "Dragon" type contents ... in my books they´re back in there again.
Thanks a million for the review, John. Exactly what is needed. Hopefully you a do a "Vinnie" and build it over the next few days! :-) :-)
Cheers.
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 05:46 PM UTC

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Thanks a million for the review, John. Exactly what is needed. Hopefully you a do a "Vinnie" and build it over the next few days! :-) :-)
Cheers.



I wish that I could clear some of the ongoing builds that I have parked around the lounge and it amazes me how new builds roll out of Vinnie's hanger, I wish I had the time and the energy to do that and that other things wouldn't consistantly get in the way.

I do agree that Italeri is back and I look forward to more kits of this quality coming off the designers desk as I am really impressed and wish I had seen them as a serious manufacturer in the past. I have often looked but never felt inspired by the box art like those of Dragon and Tamiya.
When the version with the 47mm AA gun comes out I will invest in another.

Now if I can only finish the Flak 36, Wespe, Steyr and..............................

John
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 06:18 PM UTC
Thanks for the 'heads up' on this one John. It looks as though Italeri have made a good job of this one and, with any luck, I might find one parked on my workbench.

The AB41 and a Crusader I are on my list as well as an Acadamy Stuart/Honey. All I need to do now is some research! link
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 06:23 PM UTC
I was in LHS and take a look into the box. I was impressed with quality of the model. I also checked the price and it is not so high as I calculated from John's review. I think this one is a "must have".
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 12:03 PM UTC
Thankyou for the review and sprue pics John

I have been looking forwards to the arrival of this kit, the more I see and read of it the better it looks!

In your review you mentioned about the use of these trucks in N Africa, you are right, they were used in the same manner as LRDG/SAS operarations, usually by 'Arditi' troops. Their uniforms were very similar to Italian Paratrooper uniforms but in 'Italian Grey' rather than sand/khaki.

I intend to build loads of these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ciao
Dus

aka 'Sahariana'