Italeri 1/250 The Parthenon Kit First Look
|Date of Review||January 2016||Manufacturer||Italeri|
|Kit Number||68001||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Nice details, easy build||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$33.99|
Italeri has released a new series of kits which cover famous architectural sites around the globe. In this release, we have a nice-looking kit of the Parthenon which was located in Acropolis of Athens circa 348 BC. The kit is molded in light tan styrene and presented on eight parts trees plus the foundation and one tree of vinyl figures (duplicate trees not shown).
The kit assembles logically with the temple and lobby structure followed by the outer structure of the building. The wall panels have optional cut lines molded in place so you can remove one or more sections in order to see the details inside the temple and lobby after assembly.
The well-illustrated instructions show the step by step assembly process along with nice painting instructions using (of course) Italeri paint color references, but these will logically translate to any paint line you prefer. The figure of Athena in statue form is rendered in vinyl along with scale figures of a guard and priestess.
If you are a student of architecture or are interested in an interesting project different from your usual choices, give one of these architectural kits a try. These kits also provide a nice opportunity to try out various structural weathering techniques as well.
My sincere thanks to Hobbico for this review sample!