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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Italeri or Revell LVT(A)1?
Valkyrie
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Alur Setar, Malaysia
Joined: November 19, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 12:18 PM UTC
Hi...I'm thinking of getting a 1:35 LVT(A)1 for my next project. I have two choices; one is Italeri's and another is the Revell's. Anybody can help me with the pro's and con's of those two?
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 01:59 PM UTC
They are one in the same. Italeri and Revell have a deal where they are reboxing and marketing eachothers kits.
MrRoo
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: October 07, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 09:36 PM UTC
Hi, I can't comment on this kit but I got the Revelle Opel Maultier kit and it's a lot more detailed than the Italeri one. However I found it required more cleaning up as the mould lines were quite deep.

Cliff (I'm still a driver) :-)
tedward
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Taipei, Taiwan / 台灣
Joined: July 22, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 12:35 AM UTC
Basically it is the same mold like HeavyArty comment. However, there are 2 differences. 1. each have its own decal, especial Revell provide the marking for Gray Blue painting. 2. Shape of engine cover grill at the top-real hull, Revell is using net shape but Italeri is flat board with 4 bars.
Valkyrie
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Alur Setar, Malaysia
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2002 - 07:52 PM UTC
Thank you guys...now where's my credit card.....