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Italaerei Fiat-Ansaldo M13/40 Italian “Medium” tank

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  • Member since
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  • From: Meridian, ID
Italaerei Fiat-Ansaldo M13/40 Italian “Medium” tank
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 06, 2017 5:01 PM
Italaerei? Yes before the name change. The 1960ish kit that's been in my stash for a few years.
I'm in an armor mood and will be starting this tonight. And since the Hurricane (parts issue) and AB (again, parts issue) are on standby it seems like a good time. I have been studying several YouTube vids on weathering and have a lot of ideas rattling around in my head. So, to step up to the next level, this will be my victim.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

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1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 5:24 PM

Sweet! I'd like to see how your 60's M13 turns out. Straight outa the box?

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 06, 2017 6:18 PM

Yes, nothing fancy.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 06, 2017 6:25 PM

Oh you should have fun with this Steve!

 

My first 1/35th tank was an Italeri Panzer IV late model back in the late '80s.

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Posted by bufflehead on Thursday, July 06, 2017 8:31 PM

Oooh yeaah!!  For an oldie its not a bad kit.  Detail is pretty good and with some TLC it actually can be quite nice.  Does it still come with the hard vinyl tracks?  If so, those are probably the only downside of the kit.

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 06, 2017 10:53 PM

Thanks Gam and Ernest,

Ernest, yes it has the vinyl tracks. Armor is probably my weakest link in model building so I can use all the help you guys are willing to give. It may be some time before I'm as good as y'all in this area.

It does look like a quick fun little kit.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:29 PM

Honestly, Italeri kits were much better then similar old Tamiya kits. I do agree that the tracks are the weakest link, but they are at least detailed on both sides, unlike said Tamiya kit.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, July 07, 2017 5:49 AM

Now that is an oldie. lets hope theres no fit issues, might not be so easy to get a replacment part. Will be watching.

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On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 10, 2017 11:27 PM
Bish, I did run into a missing part. That doesn’t surprise me since I've had it for years and the box wasn't sealed. The part is on the rear deck between the engine grills and looks like the top of the fuel tank, or at least it has a filler cap. I can add some storage or something to cover it though so no biggie.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:10 AM

It's the same mold as the kit that Italeri sells today. Track down the current kit number and the part number and you can try requesting the list part from their customer service. 

 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:41 AM

I can try that. It may take another 12 weeks though like the Hurricane. I may order it and go ahead and finish it for now. I wanted to show it in this years local IPMS contest....If it turned out OK that is.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:38 AM

Nice work there on the bogies. 

Yeah, I think I'd probably just throw a tarp over the missing piece as long as it won't cover the air intakes. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:59 AM

Giving it some thought I will probably make some tarp rolls and place them between the grills with ropes or something tied to the grills to secure them.

That's one of the great things about armor, you can always cover a missing or damaged piece Wink

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:48 PM

I would go the kit route as wel. Even though i have painted the inside of my Pz II black, its still evidant looking through the grills that there is nothing in there, so i will put some kit on there. I use ship rigging rope for tieing down equipment, 0.5mm seems about the right size to me.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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