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Italian Light Tank L6/40 (Italeri)

This is the 1/35 Scale Italian Light Tank L6/40 Plastic Model Kit from Tamiya. Suitable for Ages 10 & Up.

Tamiya Italian Light Tank L6/40 (Italeri) Plastic Model Military Vehicle Kit 1/35 Scale #89783
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Specifications :
  • Length: 4.21" (107mm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 89783
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"Excellent kit"
kalarand
This is a fun kit to build. The L6/40 was not a well known tank even in its day - less than 300 were built and they tended to be used in the Balkans for anti-partisan operations - so it is a bit more interesting than the usual World War II tank models. I have actually seen a real one in person, in the Albanian National Armaments Museum in Gjirokaster, Albania, so I can attest to this model's accuracy from experience. The quality of the kit is up to the usual Tamiya standards - the parts are easy to work with, have nice details such as grilles and rivets, and have very little flashing. There are a few metal parts in this kit as well. Instructions are clear. One particular item of note is the tracks - they are not the usual flexible band of gray plastic that you have to glue together at the ends. Rather, the tracks are made of the normal model plastic (same as the rest of the kit), and you glue them to the wheels - longer molded stretches for the ground surface and top, and individual links for the sprockets and drive wheels. The effect is actually quite good in that you can create a more realistic appearance of heavy tracks on the wheels. I used Vallejo acrylics to finish the model and was quite pleased with the result.

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Features

Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in tan This assembly model kit is made by Italeri Transmission, driver's seat, drive shaft, the turret's 20mm gun and interior are full of detail Choose either an open or closed position for the full and turret hatches and engine inspection doors Assembly type track Photo-etched parts for door hinges, exhaust cover and number plates Two soldier figures (made by Tamiya) are included (standing officer and a sitting crewman) Military uniform decals are included Waterslide decals with markings for (5) types of Italian and German units Illustrated instructions, photographic reference manual and paint/ marking guide are included.


Specs

  • Length: 4.21" (107mm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 89783

Includes

(1) 1/35 Scale Italian Light Tank L6/40


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"Interesting Italian light tank"
rockykeele (Tucson, AZ)
The L6/40 is an interesting kit that was very fun to build, paint and weather. The kit offers a small fret of photo-etched metal for exhaust cover, internal hatch mechanisms, turret rivets, and various external details. The kit has a partial interior, including the transmission, driver seat and controls, engine firewall and main gun breech and controls. Unfortunately, most of the interior detail in difficult to see even with the turret and hull hatches open. I chose to go with buttoning everything up, but if you like interiors, there is a good amount of detail to work with. For the majority of pieces, part fit was good. I had some trouble with the individual track links fitting around the front drive wheels. The drive wheel teeth spread the track links too much - If I could do it over I would either file down the teeth that attach to the links, or simply remove them altogether. The turret was missing a handful of large rivets that I added by hand. Instructions are clear and easy to follow, while decals and painting guide have offer four options, including North African Italian markings, German markings for Russia and the Balkans. The few decals performed well with a bit of decal setting solution. The suspension is fairly complex and a bit tricky, and with the small individual links, I'm not sure I'd recommend this kit to a first time builder. I really like the look of this tank, and with the variety of options and interior, I would highly recommend this kit for those interested in early WWII tanks.

 
"1/35 Italian Light tank L6/40"
shaneoye33 (Spokane, Wa.)
I just got this little tank and am on the build right now, if your a WWII tank collector then this is a must have, it gives you a idea of what the Axis powers were useing in North Africa, it seams to be a soft tank, i guess thats why they call it a light tank, but it is going in my WWII tank collection.

Comments

Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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