Italian-based, Italeri, has plans to release 14 new 1:100 scale helicopters and aircraft this coming February. Many are based upon aircraft that fly with leading aerobatic teams, while others conjure up vivid scenes in recently-released movies, such as the AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter used in the James Bond feature-film, Skyfall. Happily, the new batch of aircraft will come packaged in more secure outer boxes, which, naturally enough, means you’ll have to cough up another $2 apiece to get a more appealing finished look. Still, at $14 a model, these models can’t be beat, in many cases offering subject matter no one else has offered.
With the first batch of aircraft now in our possession comes news that a second aerial armada is slated for a May arrival. Nine new aircraft types are among the mix, including two new helicopters, a UCAV, multi-colored Pakistani fighter and several cutting edge weapons platforms.
All of the aircraft have now been added to our site and we expect brisk sales for these inexpensive favorites.
Astute collectors will be happy to learn that we are now stocking Italeri’s line of 1:100 scale combat aircraft. Nine manned fixed and rotary wing aircraft comprise the initial mix as well as a 1:72 scale rendition of the Predator drone. All ten aircraft are expected later this month, each carrying a price tag of just $11.95.