Having already released Mk.I/IV sub-types, Italeri has now reworked its tooling to provide the Stirling Mk.III. CHRIS CLIFFORD investigates the contents.
Expectation was high in the build-up to Italeri releasing its initial Stirling in 2014. On actual release it impressed and confounded, due to what was deemed heavy panel line engraving in places, and slightly confusing instructions. However, it was packed with detail inside and out. There were fully loaded bomb bays, a busy cockpit and navigator stations, well-appointed gun turrets and undercarriage units… all this being boosted by photo-etched (PE) brass items, and even an Elsan toilet was included.