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1/72 - Piaggio P.108B "Quadrimotore" by Special Hobby - released


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Special Hobby is to re-release its 1/72nd Piaggio P.108B "Quadrimotore" under ref. SH72406

Source: http://www.specialhobby.net/2020/01/sh72406-piaggio-p108-172-boxart.html

 

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Boxart for 1/72 SH72406 Piaggio P.108 ‘Quadrimotore’ by Standa Hájek. Kit will be on offer this spring. Plastic sprues are the same as in the sold out kit SH72035. New resin parts, decals and a new plastic sprue will be added.

 

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That is nice news. I have P108 in stash but just started to look around for a second one to do transport version P108T. When I realized that it is difficult to get - it appears!

Cheers

J-W

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On 1/17/2020 at 6:03 PM, JWM said:

That is nice news. I have P108 in stash but just started to look around for a second one to do transport version P108T. When I realized that it is difficult to get - it appears!

Cheers

J-W

I believe Italian Kits had a P-108T resin conversion.

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17 hours ago, Robertone139 said:

Italian Kits had a P-108T resin conversion.

Indeed, but I have found info that it is sold out...

J-W

 

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Wait, wait.... I ave the original Special Hobby P.108 kit and I don't recognise any of those moulds ! Does this mean this is a brand new mould kit and not a reissue of the previous one ? Seems so to me...

The original kit is today fetching some crazy prices among Italian modellers, if they issue a new or even just an improved mould many of the ones who are paying over € 100 for the old one will be seriously stung...

Personally at this point I don't know... should I sell my copy of the old kit for a high price and then buy the new mould when issued ? Or cling to the original kit ?

Oh well, I know what kind of answer I'll get here; build the old one and buy the new one too to build in a different scheme ! 🤣

 

 

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On 2/10/2020 at 7:12 PM, Mick4350 said:

Time to have a read of my copy of the Ali D'Italia book on the Piaggio P.108.

 

Anyone interested in the Piaggio bomber may want to look for this book too:

 

https://www.amazon.it/Piaggio-P-108-Garello-Giancarlo/dp/B003TS5WJE

 

It is an old book and it's completely in Italian language. It is also not a book for modellers, although there are some information on the colour schemes. However it contains a good number of pictures, including several useful shots of the interiors and other details. And, at least in Italy, it's easily available at what are IMHO affordable prices (in the €12-20 range).

Once international delivery is added it may not be so cheap anymore, but it's much less than what many Ali d'Italia books are fetching today

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Giorgio, I'm sorry for you but probably you are confusing the molds of Martin Bomber ( showh mixed with the Piaggio's ones)  with some for the Piaggio. The Piaggio new molds are limited to undercarriages and wheels elements, cockpit ( Instrument panel and seats) and some other pieces. The main parts are the same of the old tools. No changes. We have also some improvements with new resin parts in the armament turrets on wings and something more but the basic structure of the kit is the old one. No new tools for wings, fuselage, etc ... it's of course an improvement but not a new tool at all.   

 

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On 5/18/2020 at 5:34 PM, gioca said:

Giorgio, I'm sorry for you but probably you are confusing the molds of Martin Bomber ( showh mixed with the Piaggio's ones)  with some for the Piaggio. The Piaggio new molds are limited to undercarriages and wheels elements, cockpit ( Instrument panel and seats) and some other pieces. The main parts are the same of the old tools. No changes. We have also some improvements with new resin parts in the armament turrets on wings and something more but the basic structure of the kit is the old one. No new tools for wings, fuselage, etc ... it's of course an improvement but not a new tool at all.   

 

 

Ah ok, I had identified the undercarriage and noticed how the sprue differed from the ones in my box and hoped that the whole kit was new. So it's only some parts, guess I'll just build the old kit

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On 5/18/2020 at 12:54 PM, Giorgio N said:

Wait, wait.... I ave the original Special Hobby P.108 kit and I don't recognise any of those moulds ! Does this mean this is a brand new mould kit and not a reissue of the previous one ? Seems so to me...

The original kit is today fetching some crazy prices among Italian modellers, if they issue a new or even just an improved mould many of the ones who are paying over € 100 for the old one will be seriously stung...

Personally at this point I don't know... should I sell my copy of the old kit for a high price and then buy the new mould when issued ? Or cling to the original kit ?

Oh well, I know what kind of answer I'll get here; build the old one and buy the new one too to build in a different scheme ! 🤣

 

 

Sell it and buy 2 new ones! 

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