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Military Container
20' Military Container
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by: janwillem [ JANWILLEM ]

Introduction

This is a a quick review of Italeris new 20' Military Container No6516.

Review

The kit just came out and is something I had been wishing for for some time. There are resin containers but they cost a bit more then the €15,- I paid for the Italeri ones.

The kit contains 22 grey styrene parts. The casting is good and the punch marks are located on the inside of the model. This does mean that if you want to display the container with the doors open you will have to fill them.

The sides walls are single pieces were as the roof,floor and back wall are made up of two separate parts that have to be glued together. The parts fit good so a minimum of filler is required to get rid of the seam.

The locking handles can only be installed in one way so if you want to have them in the open position you will have to cut and relocate them but that won't be to much of a task.

Conclusion

Only downside is that the decal options are limited to the military versions. But with a bit of creative cutting and mixing up of the decals commercial versions should be able to be made. Plus I don't think it will be long before the after market company's will come out with decals for that.
SUMMARY
Highs: Quick and easy to biuld.
Lows: limited decal options.
Verdict: A great addition to a diorama or as a load on a flatbed.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 6516
  Suggested Retail: €15.00
  PUBLISHED: Aug 13, 2013
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 79.70%

About janwillem (janwillem)
FROM: GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS

Hi, my name is Jan-Willem, I life in the Nederland’s and I work for social securaty in the Netherlands. My interests are 1/35 middel eastern AFV as there is a nice mix of soviet en werstern armour but realy love IDF armor

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Comments

Hi Nice review. Does anyone know if these are suitable for the Vietnam period. Shaun
SEP 12, 2013 - 03:26 AM
Cannot answer this particular question. But ..... Mec Models have a 1/35 Conex container that was used in Vietnam. direct link
SEP 12, 2013 - 03:48 AM
Hi Thanks I'll check them out. Shaun
SEP 12, 2013 - 10:48 PM
   

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