Italaerei 1/35 Military Road Signs
Throughout the years, armies have removed useful signs such as names on railway
stations and replaced them with their own, sometimes cryptic, signs.
This little kit is a collection of 14 English, German and Italian
military signs, mostly from the North African campaigns of World War 2.
Must have been released before 1979, as it has the old Italaerei name on
the box. It's not on the Italeri website. You might find it at a swap meet.
2 sprues with 31 pieces of light brown plastic, enough to make a couple
of trees, 2 oil drums, a telephone pole, and lots of sign-boards.
There is a heavy wood grain effect on the sign boards,
which may cause problems with the decals settling. Some ejector pin
marks which will be mostly hidden when assembled. There is a slight mould seam
along the edges of the parts, a light sand should fix that. There are no visible
sink marks, unless that's what the dents in the oil drums are.
The decal sheet was printed, in black and white only,
by Cartograf, and probably would have worked if it wasn't so badly
water damaged. It remains to be seen if it can be recovered.
There seem to be no registration problems.
(The image has been darkened to try to show the white bits. Ed)
There were no instructions with my kit, apart from what was on the back
of the box. Probably doesn't need any more. One of the oil drum lids was missing
An odd little kit that should not challenge the building skills at all.
Will come to life with a bit of imaginative paintwork, and add a bit of interest
to a diorama. A good rest cure after little fiddly brass, resin bits or track
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