Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Statue Of Liberty And Austrian Infantry

Italeri has just released two new plastic model kits: one born of war and the other of peace.

Never in the history of mankind has a single statue represented the best of man. 

A symbol of freedom, opportunity and peace the Statue of Liberty has shown as a flame-bearing beacon to weary pilgrims traveling to the United States looking for a better life for themselves and their families.

The Statue of Liberty model kit recreates in miniature scale the neoclassical copper statue given to the United States in 1886 from the grateful people of France.

The robed Roman goddess Libertas bears a torch and a Tabula Ansata (evoking the law) inscribed July 4, 1776, the date of the American Declaration of Independence.

A broken chain at her feet symbolizes freedom:  of speech, religion, race, gender and social status.

The Statue of Liberty model stands on a reproduction of its famous multi-tiered masonry base and ten-sided star-representing Liberty Island in New York City.

Included with the easy-to-assemble model is a full color Reference Leaflet filled with historical facts, features, instructions and color guide.  Let freedom reign!

Wherever there is peace, war is not far behind-unfortunately.

Every nation has taken part in bloody battles and needless lose of life and property.
Austria is no exception. The Austrian Infantry clashed against Napoleon troops in Marnego and lost, but not for the lack of trying.

Resilient, courageous and brave the Austrian Infantry 1798-1805 fought valiantly.

Dressed in their customary white and black attire, resplendent in short leather caps and brass front plates bearing the Imperial Eagle, the Austrian Infantry was impressive.

Forty eight unpainted figures are included in the model kit along with full paint instruction on the back of the kit box.