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SO 20' Container
Mario_HR
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 03:30 AM UTC
Sebastien Viale shows us one kit that no one thinks of really, but is really a ubiquitous thing in any modern scene, and a very welcome addition for anyone doing modern-type dioramas. This is a short in-box review of the Italeri ISO 20' container in 1/35 scale.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
janwillem
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 05:50 AM UTC
He Mario,

It is indeed a great addition to dressing up a diorama or on a flat-bed.

Not to high jack the thread but some extra on the kit.

There are some additional photos of the 20' container here

And build up and painted shots of the kit here

If I am out of line with the links please tell me and I will remove them.
Maki
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 06:10 PM UTC
No problems with the additional info JW, it is always good to have more references. I just saw your own short review of the container. Would you like to submit it to the site as the regular review which will be featured in the review section?

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 06:49 PM UTC
Seb,

The handles direction is not necessarily messed up. There is a few systems of these handles and one of them includes asymmetrical handles, so it is not a mistake. One minor issue however is that all asymmetrical handles I saw had the upper handles pointing to the right and the lower ones to the left, while the Italeri parts are a mirror of that configuration. But as I wrote, there is several configurations, so I cannot tell if the one in the kit is wrong, or just rare.



Several systems visible in this stack:

Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 08:00 PM UTC
And some "drafted" containers by the Dutch Ministery of Defense in Kundus.
Here Dutch soldiers are loading them to go home.
The picture comes from a Dutch Army website.

http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showphoto.php/photo/399340/ppuser/42050
seb43
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 02:22 AM UTC
Most hanldes I seen were not symmetrical. But thanks for the heads up
jphillips
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 07:58 AM UTC
This kit is a very welcome accessory. Now all we need are some new decals for logos and stencils as might appear on freight containers in various war zones around the world.
People have done a lot of innovative things with these containers.