New Stirling kitset

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New Stirling kitset

Post by wayne » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:40 am

Hi all,

Just looking around Facebook and saw this;

https://www.facebook.com/ItaleriModelKit

Hello to everybody. We have posted a Stirling Mk. IV boxart "preview" (it will be a 100% new kit) dedicated to the anniversary of D-Day.

They say it's a totally new kit :D
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Re: New Stirling kitset

Post by Stirling Project » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:40 am

Hi Wayne

Italeri have had a Mk I/III planned for about a year, but this recent posting on a Mk IV is new. They're notorious for releasing kits slowly (or never in the case of their Jaguar and Canberra kits), but a recent post on Britmodeller has alluded that the Mk IV will be available in time for this years D-Day commemorations. We can but hope :roll:

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Re: New Stirling kitset

Post by jamesinnewcastle » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:53 pm

Hmmmmm

Did they go back to the old SBA dipole under the belly for that Mark?


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Re: New Stirling kitset

Post by K4KittyCrew » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:39 am

Stirling Project wrote:Hi Wayne

Italeri have had a Mk I/III planned for about a year, but this recent posting on a Mk IV is new. They're notorious for releasing kits slowly (or never in the case of their Jaguar and Canberra kits), but a recent post on Britmodeller has alluded that the Mk IV will be available in time for this years D-Day commemorations. We can but hope :roll:

John L
Gents, when it comes to the Short Stirling, any news is good news ................. many thanks for posting it.

Can I ask is it 1:72, 1:48 or in my dreams ........ 1:32 scale, perhaps?????????
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Re: New Stirling kitset

Post by Stirling Project » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:37 pm

sorry to disappoint you John but it's 1/72. unlike you Antipodean modellers, us europeans live in shoe boxes LOL

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Re: New Stirling kitset

Post by Stirling Project » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:39 pm

jamesinnewcastle wrote:Hmmmmm

Did they go back to the old SBA dipole under the belly for that Mark?


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Hi James,

Bearing mind that some Mk IVs started off as mk IIIs I wouldn't be surprised if they kept the towel rack aerial. i think you'd have to look at the aircraft you building to be sure.

John

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Re: New Stirling kitset

Post by K4KittyCrew » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:28 am

Stirling Project wrote:sorry to disappoint you John but it's 1/72. unlike you Antipodean modellers, us europeans live in shoe boxes LOL

John L
Looks like a trip to 'specsavers' is in order before one considers modelling that scale.
Truth is, I do struggle with that scale nowadays and find 1:48 a bit easier to work with. The joys of being a 'Babyboomer' !
Surely the model makers realise us 'boomers' are getting older and they should be doing everything to assist us in buying their products, that is of course unless they are made by Sanger.
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