Tuesday, December 3

Revell has some cool kits in lots of genres for Xmas - now will someone send this to your loved ones (hint hint)

The good ship Revell of Germany ploughs into the Christmas season with some serious and some fun modelling project to tempt you this Christmas – of course to modellers they are all serious but for the people buying them for you they might just look like fun….Hopefully they can be both! Check them out in our preview of their December items…

Revell December Releases

All of these kits are available this month through Revell’s many outlets around the world.

Scale: 1:144
No. of parts: 105
Length: 473 mm
Wingspan: 412 mm
In some areas the twin-engine A330 Wide-body combines the lowest operating costs of any aircraft ever built with a maximum of versatility over a wide spectrum of routes and networks. The A330 combines efficient engine technology and modern design with low operating costs through low fuel consumption and computerised maintenance. The A330 is also called the "Whispering Giant" due to its low noise signature. The sales success of this aircraft is also worthy of note. In July 2013 the 1000th sale was achieved.
Thai Airways is one of the most successful airlines in Asia has 27 A330-300 aircraft with a maximum seating for 305 passengers at its disposal. The aircraft are used on routes in the Asia / Pacific region.

- Detailed surfaces, recessed panel Joints
- Cockpit Interior
- Detailed Undercarriage with Wheel Wells
- Separate Panels over Control Surface Actuators
- Detailed Main Undercarriage with separate Brake System Modules
- Undercarriage optionally in the extended or retracted position
- Two fully detailed P & W-engines
- External Antennas
- Decal Set with Maintenance Markings for the Thai Airways version

Scale: 1:16
No. of parts: 202
Length: 261 mm
uly 1955 saw the launch of the "most beautiful Volkswagen" of all times and which made Karmann a household name throughout the world. Designed by Luigi Segre, chief of the Turin based Ghia styling studios, and based on the engine and chassis of the export version of the VW 1200, the Type 14 received its body from Karmann who handled the assembly as well. The Karmann Ghia offered neither extreme driving performance nor above-average handling characteristics. Its 1200cc rear boxer engine gave it a top speed of only 118 km/h. Other properties, including low maintenance costs and repair-friendliness, were far more impressive. The softly rounded body shape and the interior equipment appealed especially to sports car enthusiasts. At the same time, its entrance arrangements and single seat were more comfortable than on a Porsche. The type 14 was quite unique: it survived its successor, the type 34, by five years and was produced from 1955 to 1974. From 1957, the company also offered a convertible version of the type 14.
- Detailed 4-cylinder boxer engine and gearbox
- Ignition coil, two air filter versions, distributor
- Blower housing and detailed carburetor
- Detailed dual exhaust system
- Detailed under body
- Independent wheel suspension
- Detailed interior
- Steerable front axle
- Movable seat backs
- Gearshift lever and hand-brake control
- Interior rear-view mirror with sun visor
- Detailed dashboard
- Typical Karmann steering wheel
- Hinged doors
- Detailed interior door moulding
- Openable boot lid and bonnet
- Chrome-plated wheel caps, trim, outside mirrors, door handles, window cranks and bumpers
- Spare wheel with jack and spanner
- Real rubber tyres
- Authentic transfers for perfect décor

Scale: 1:48
No. of parts: 83
Length: 206 mm
Wingspan: 234 mm
The Mustang was one of the best and most effective combat aircraft of World War 2. It proved to be a powerful and most versatile weapon. The Mustang Mk.III (derived from the P-51B/C) serving with the RAF entered service in February 1944; its most distinctive feature being the "Malcolm Hood" giving better visibility. It was used as an escort fighter for bomb formations, a fighter-bomber and for reconnaissance missions in Europe until the end of the war. The P-51C reached a top speed of 711 km/h.
- Structured surfaces with recessed Panel Joints
- Detailed Cockpit with Instrument Panel
- Detailed Side-walls and Seat
- Detailed Undercarriage
- Tyres with distinctive profiles
- optionally worn
- Rotating Propeller
- Pilot Figure Included
- Two Auxiliary Fuel Tanks
- Two Bombs
- Decal Set for 2 RAF versions

Scale: 1:72
No. of parts: 160
Length: 1063 mm 
A total of 194 Type IX U-Boats designed for oceanic deployment entered service with the German Navy. Type IX-C U-Boats could operate at depths of up to 250 meters (750 ft) and were designed for an operational range of 13,450 nautical miles. The crew consisted of four officers and 44 men. The keel of U 505 was laid at the "Deutsche Werft" in Hamburg on 12 June 1940. It entered service on 26 August 1941 under the command of Lieutenant Loewe. By the end of 1942 as lead U-Boat of the 2nd U-Boat Flotilla out of Lorient, it was successful in achieving eight "sinkings" from West Africa to the Caribbean. In the spring of 1943 within the scope of a modification program, U- 505 received a new Mk III Conning Tower with a larger "Winter-Garden". The upper deck was fitted out with two 2-cm twin Flak Cannon. The 3.7-cm Flak from the after-deck was installed on the lower platform. The 10.5-cm Naval Gun was removed. Increased Allied airborne surveillance and the use of anti-submarine groups with escort carriers however led to the capture of U-505 by the U.S. Navy on 4 June 1944 off the West coast of Africa. Since 2005 it has been exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and is the only fully restored Type IX-C U-boat.

- New Mouldings
- Later Version with Mk III Conning Tower (Larger Winter-Garden)
- Highly Detailed Hull with Rivet and Weld Line Structure
- Imitation Flood Vents and Doors
- Faithfully reproduced Deck detail
- Bot Bow and Stern Torpedo Doors in the Open or Closed position
- Moveable Ruder Assembly in the Stern
- Detailed Propellers
- Moving Hydroplanes
- Retractable Periscope and Antennas
- Detailed Conning Tower Platforms
- Detailed upper Conning Tower Side-walls with Aerials, Compass and Hatch
- Separate Splash-guard on Upper Conning Tower Rim
- U-Boat Net deflection Antennae and Isolators
- Cord for the Antennae
- Detailed 2 cm Flak Twin Cannon & 3,7 cm Flak Gun
- Display Stands
- Authentic Decal Set and Flags for following two Versions:
- Submarine Type IX C, U 505, captured by the US Navy, Atlantic Ocean, June, 4th - June, 20th, 1944
- Submarine Type IX C, U 505, 2th U-Flotilla, Atlantic Ocean, March, 16th - June, 4th, 1944

Scale: 1:24
No. of parts: 112
Length: 209 mm
The Red Bull Racing RB8 is the third evolutionary stage of the RB5 developed by Adrian Newey. The engine type RS27-2012 was designed by Renault, the gearbox is their own make and the tyres were contributed by Pirelli. The stepped nose required by the rules gave the racers a highly original appearance, but without detriment to performance. Sebastian Vettel was able to win five grand Prix with the RB8 that he called "Abbey", he battled for the 3rd World Championship title in the series and ultimately Red Bull Racing won their 3rd constructors' world championship in succession.
- True-to-original front and rear spoilers
- Multi-part 8-cylinder engine
- Detailed wheel suspension
- True-to-original underbody including diffuser
- Authentic tyres and rotating wheels
- Detailed cockpit
- Typical stepped nose
- Authentic decals for the RB8 and the driver Sebastian Vettel in the versions for Bahrain, Germany and India

Scale: 1:25
No. of parts: 103
Length: 181 mm
The Dodge Viper is the epitome of the modern American muscle car. The second generation of the Dodge Viper SRT10 (SRT = Street and Racing Technology) has been rolling off the production line since 2003. In 2007 it was followed by the ACR (= American Club Racer) version, an uncompromising super sports car designed or racing which was also licensed for road use. In particular the gigantic rear wing shows what the car was built for. By 2008 the engine was slightly modified to give the two-seater an 8.4 litre V10 petrol engine with a capacity of 600 hp, torque of 760 Nm and top speed of 320 km/h.
- True-to-original reproduction of bodywork with fine surface details
- Separate movable bonnet
- Multi-piece detailed 10 cylinder engine
- Separate exhaust assembly
- Detailed interior with authentic dashboard and textured seats
- Finely detailed wheel suspension
- Rotating wheels
- True-to-original reproduction of wheels and brakes
- Detailed chassis
- Various chrome parts, including rims, tank cap and mirrors
- Instructions and authentic decals

Scale: 1:25
No. of parts: 110
Length: 201 mm
Memory clarifies many things. So the brutal muscle cars of the 1970s often made more show than they could actually deliver on the road. When in 2008 Dodge marketed a new Challenger series in a stylish retro design, only its appearance was suffused with history. Now the car delivered what was expected of a muscle car. The technology under the bodywork was state of the art. Modern axle concepts and a giant Brembo braking system gave it first class road holding and made it very easy to control. Despite its notable 425 hp output, the 6.1 litre V8 engine, purrs like a kitten in normal road traffic, but over 4,000 rpm the tomcat loudly snarls and spits. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 6 seconds and has a top speed of 247 km/h.
- Detailed, multi-part body with fine surface details
- Separate bonnet
- Authentic interior with dashboard and seats
- Multi-part detailed V8 engine
- Separate exhaust assembly
- Detailed wheel suspension
- Metal axles
- Various chrome parts, including 2 different types of wheel rims and reflectors
- Transparent and red clear parts
- True-to-original decals with markings for USA, D, F, NL, GB, B, I, A and RUS

Scale: 1:25
No. of parts: 139
Length: 213 mm
The Dodge Charger from 1968 was the second, very much sought after version of the concept of an affordable sporty car from Dodge. The streamlined fastback bodywork gave it dynamics even at a standstill. Under the bonnet engines up to 7 litres 425 hp provided breathtaking propulsion. This made one a certain winner in any race at the lights. Many called the 1968 Charger perhaps the finest US coupe of that decade. Its success was also reflected in the figures. 96,100 cars were supplied to satisfied customers. The Dodge Charger found international fame playing opposing Steve McQueen's Ford in the chase through San Francisco in the film "Bullit".
- True to original reproduction of bodywork with fine surface details
- Separate, removable bonnet
- Multi-part detailed engine
- Separate exhaust assembly
- Detailed interior with authentic dashboard and textured seats
- Detailed one-piece chassis
- True-to-original reproduction of wheel rims
- Many chrome parts including wheel rims, bumper bars, mirror and radiator grille
- Instructions and authentic decals

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