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1/48 - Vertol Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee by Italeri - box art


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Nuremberg Toy fair 2012 - Thanks to IPMS Germany!

Source: http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellunge...r_VH/index.html

A fuselage of what looks like a 1/32nd (too big to be in 1/48th?) Vertol Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee is presented on the Italeri stand nearby the 1/72nd kit of this helicopter.

links:

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellunge...lder_VH/43.html

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellunge...lder_VH/42.html

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellunge...lder_VH/41.html

 

V.P.

 

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Could be the master for the 1/72nd kit,before all the fancy CAD stuff kit masters were often a lot bigger than the final kit scale.

Paul Harrison

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That looks like a master that would be pantographed down, might be the 1/72 one (so details can be made larger then reduced on final model). Facinating to see its wood like the old days, in the age of CAD thats quite refreshing !

Colin

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As they already have a 1/72 kit I dont think these will be for one of them, hopefully is 1.48

Julien

I was going to say the very same.

SH make a 1/48 one, so it might be a 32 scale kit, its a surprisingly small model even in 48 so it wouldn't be outrageously large in 32. Once the CAD masters are complete it literally a press of a button to output at any given scale. Or simply they have done an oversized model to assist with defect spotting

Whatever scale it turns out to be, I hope they consider a Sabena liveried machine with the wheel spats. I think these were primarly used to ferry folk around for Expo 58.

Marty...

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As what looks like the 1:72 scale parts are displayed at the back I strongly suspect those patterns are just to add interest to the display (is the 1:72 kit being re-released?)

I'd be very surprised if a company like Italeri is still using carved larger scale masters rather than CAD in this day and age?

When was the 1:72 kit first released?

I'm with Paul on this one :)

Iain

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As what looks like the 1:72 scale parts are displayed at the back I strongly suspect those patterns are just to add interest to the display (is the 1:72 kit being re-released?)

The 1/72 kit was re-issued last year in an Artic scheme. One can just glimpse part of a finished example in the RHS of the image.

I'd be very surprised if a company like Italeri is still using carved larger scale masters rather than CAD in this day and age?

Curious isn't it. you well could be right about the interest thing.

When was the 1:72 kit first released?

Enough for Revell to have reboxed it a few years ago, but not long enough I would have thought for a wooden master using pantograph techniques.

Marty...

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The masters you show are double size , either 1/32 or 1/24, the kit will be 1/48 at biggest , possibly 1/72

If u look at the pics from your link you can see the kits proper steel tooling in the background, compare that to the 1/48 Hercules and drones and you can see the finished thing is quite small...

mark

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And the stand celebrates 50 years of the company...

I'll wager it's the masters that were used for the 1:72 kit.

Iain

correct, it's a piece of history exposed for the commemoration of fifty years.

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When was the 1:72 kit first released?

In 1998 in both Italeri (US Army Vietnam/USAF Arctic Rescue) and Revell Germany (Heeresflieger/Luftwaffe) boxes.

Hard to believe it was all those years ago.

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