Review of 1/72 Heller Models

Heller Flash Service, BP5, 61160 Trun, France

Heller has re-released some of their old kits and also a few kits from Airfix in their range.

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Old 1/72 scale line

The old Heller 1/72 AMX and Somua releases.
The first two kits (AMX 13 and AMX 30) were also released in the earlier flipopen box with yellow band. All five kits were released as two part sturdy boxes with black band.
Alfred van Netburg , september 2010

Kit 192 - AMX13 AA Bi-tubes - (Out of Production)

Built model by Alfred van Netburg

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For an "Keith Goodman's / KGWings" review of Kit 192 - AMX-13DCA "Bi-Tubes" Self Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun visit:

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Kit 193 AMX 30 AA Bi-tubes - (Out of Production)

Built model by Alfred van Netburg

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Kit 198 AMX13 105mm - (re-released December 2012 - kit 79874)

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Built model by Alfred van Netburg


Kit 199 AMX 30 105mm - (Out of Production)

Built model by Alfred van Netburg - (Tsjaad version)

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Kit 79889 AMX 30 105 mm - Re-release 2001

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For "On The Way's" review about kit 79889 - AMX30 visit:

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For "Stephen Brezinski's" comparison of kit 80199/79889 with ADV Mini Kit# 72007 - AMX30 visit:

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For "Ozgur Aydin's / MiniAFV" review kit Kit 199 AMX 30 105mm visit:

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For "Tufan Gur's / MiniAFV" pictures built vehicle Kit 199 AMX 30 105mm visit:

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Kit 79875 - Somua S35 - Re-release 2001
Kit 197 - Somua S35 - old layout
Kit 71221 - Somua - Re-release, now including glue, pencil and paint

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Latest release 79875

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Built model by Juraj Korpa

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For "Agusto Versiani's" review about kit 79875 - Somua S35 visit:

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1/76 scale - (In collaboration with Airfix - same kits)

Kit 79888 - Tiger I (is Airfix kit)

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For "Alguhan Aksar's / MiniAFV" review of kit 79888 - Tiger I visit:

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Kit 79883 - Sherman (is 1/76 Airfix kit)

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Kit 79884 - Churchill (is Airfix kit)

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Kit 71234 - Opel Blitz with pak 40 - (Re-release, is 1/72 Italeri or ex-Esci kit)
Kit 79894 -Opel Blitz with pak 40 (is Airfix kit)

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Kit 79898 - Vab 4 x 4

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Model built by Al Magnus

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Model built by Alexandre Novellino

Heller/79898/1/01.jpg For "On The Way's" preview about kit 79898 - Vab 4 x 4 visit:

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For "Al Magnus'" preview of kit 79898 - Vab 4 x 4 visit:

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For "Keith Goodman's " review of kit 79898 - Vab 4 x 4 visit:

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1/72 scale - (New Toolings)

Kit 49995 - LCVP Landingsboat

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For "Al Magnus'" Improving the Airfix/Heller LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) kit 49995 visit:

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Model built by Al Magnus

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My Heller LCVP is finally finished. This was one of my most involved projects taking clos to three months to complete. There's not a lot left of the original kit save the hull, decks and ramp, and a couple of smaller items. Almost everything in the original kit was replaced because it was basically garbage and I had to add a lot of missing detail. -----Al Magnus

Kit 49996 - GMC Truck

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Converting GMC Truck into Gunship based on the SOKOL (Hawk) vehicle of the 1991 Croatian War, by Vojislav Jereb

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For "Danillo Carli's / OTW" review of kit 49996 - GMC Truck visit:

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For "Stephen Brezinski's / OTW" review of kit 49996 - GMC Truck visit:

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For "Zafer Yakar's / MiniAFV" pictures built model kit 49996 - GMC Truck visit:

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Kit 49997 - Willy Jeep with trailer

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Kit 50986 - GMC CCKW-353 Military Truck - (Mistercraft)

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Kit 52313 - D-Day Air-Assault - AS-51 Horsa MK-I Assault Glider - (History Collection)

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This pictures are taken from the website from modelstories.free.fr.
For the whole article, with more pictures and excellent review (French language), please visit:

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Kit 53006 - "Division Leclerc" - kit contains next kits Infantry US (49601) 1/4 Ton Truck (79997) GMC CCKW (79996) Sherman ( 79894)

Pictures are taken from www.small-tracks.org

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Kit 79892 - M4 Sherman "D-Day" - (new tooling)

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Built model by unknown

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For "Minitracks.forum" preview of kit 79892 - M4 Sherman "D-Day" visit:

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For "Peter Van Kempen's / OTW" preview of kit 79892 - M4 Sherman "D-Day" visit:

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For "Danilo Carli's / OTW" preview of kit 79892 - M4 Sherman "D-Day" visit:

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For "Stephen Brezinski's / OTW / Modelling the Sherman" preview of kit 79892 - M4 Sherman "D-Day" visit:

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Kit 79893 - Tiger I - (Late version) - (124 pieces - new tooling)

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Kit 79894 - M4A2 Sherman "Division Leclerc"

pictures by Elliott Winthrop

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For "Elliott Winthrop's / OTW" preview of kit 79894 - M4A2 Sherman "Division Leclerc" visit:

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For "Doug Chaltry's / 1/72 Shermans.com" review of kit 79894 - M4A2 Sherman "Division Leclerc" visit:

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For "Stephen Brezinski's / 1/72 Shermans.com" review of kit 79894 - M4A2 Sherman "Division Leclerc" visit:

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Late lay-out

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Heller kit released under the label "BOBKIT"

Heller has released some of his kits also under the label "Bobkit"

The Heller BOBKIT release in 1/72 consists of toylike kits of the VAB 4x4, Jeep, Renault truck 4x4 and a helicopter. Although toylike, this is the only 1/72 release of a Renault military truck !!-------- Alfred van Netburg , september 2010

Kit 3701 - Commando set

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Kit 3702 - Airport set

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Kit 370? - C-160 Transport Alliance - C-160 Super Transal

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On another note, the Bobkit Commando set was included with the " C-160 Transport Alliance and Commandos" (minus the helicopter), and on another issue, the C-160 Super Transal come with the bobkit commando figures. .......Goncalo Mendes

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