Saturday, March 1

We preview the varied new kits that make up Revell of Germany’s February 2014 Releases

Revell of Germany’s February 2014 Releases have now some added pictures to them so you can see a little better what is in store for you before you take the plunge – there is a variety of kits here – I bet you would like at least one of them….

Revell kits of February  2014

Product number 05795
Skill level3
Two plastic model kits plus 6 Aqua Color paints, brush and glue included
MINI COOPER Mk. 1 (1964)
In 1956 Sir Alec Issigonis was commissioned to develop a small and economical family car with space for four persons and their luggage. To achieve this he used a transverse front engine with the gearbox located under it. This completely new and absolutely revolutionary concept was an enormous space saver. Consequently every cm of room in the 3 m long MINI was used and the relation between size of interior and external dimensions was unique and unequalled. The sporty version of the MINI bore the name of the tuner John Cooper. With over 39,000 sold, the MINI Cooper Mk. 1, which delivered 55 hp and a top speed of 143 km/h, was the most successful Cooper variant.

- True-to-original bodywork with fine surface details
- Separate movable bonnet
- Multipart detailed 4-cylinder engine
- Separate exhaust assembly
- Detailed interior with dashboard, front seats and rear bench seat
- Build as optional left or right hand drive
- Movable wheels
- Two optional front radiator versions to build
- Various chrome parts including rims, door handles and lamps
- Imitation rubber wheels
- Instructions and authentic decals with different markings

MINI Cooper (modern, 2000)
The new MINI with its round headlamps, striking radiator grille and curved rear reflects the typical features of its English predecessor. This stylistic influence is also expressed in the interior, in particular in the very large speedometer and rev-counter. In this sporty three-door car, the characteristic design of its legendary ancestor makes a familiar, but at the same time a very modern impression. Ultra-modern technology and up-to-date comfort dominate the inner workings of the MINI, which is served by disc brakes, five speed gearbox and electronic stability programme. The 115 bhp Cooper has a 1.6 litre engine, front wheel drive and, as shown in the model, also has a chrome radiator grille.
- One-piece body with fine surface details
- Detailed interior with dashboard and seats
- True-to-original reproduction wheel rims
- Separate rubber tyres
- Detailed chassis
- Chrome parts such as wheel rims, reflectors and radiator grille
- Authentic decals

Product number 03980
Scale 1:72
Skill level 4
 98 parts
The F-16 is still one of the most successful combat aircraft in the world. In the mid-1990's a Mid-Life Update (MLU) modernisation program was started with the aim of uprating the European F-16's combat effectiveness. In 2009 the Dutch Air Force prepared a F-16 (MLU) in a very attractive livery for solo displays. The aircraft was given an orange / mother-of-pearl base colour with a red lion motif in very eye-catching colours to present the Netherlands at Air Shows. This aircraft is so popular that it is still performing the complete flying program during 2013. J-015 was stationed at Leeuwarden and is currently based in Volkel.
- Structured surfaces with recessed panel joints
- Detailed Cockpit with instrument panel
- Pilot figure with adjustable arm
- Detailed Seat
- Detailed nose and main undercarriage
- Two-part thrust nozzle with interior detail
- 2 AIM 9 guided missiles
- 2 AIM 12 guided missiles
- Fuselage and wing-tanks
- Detailed Pylons
- Super decal set with all special livery decorative details
- F-16AM Falcon J-015 Solo Display Royal Netherlands Air Force 2009 - 2013

Product number: 07069
Skill level 4
98 parts
With the appearance of the Corvette C5 General Motors decided to set up a works team and take part in all sports car races throughout the world, but primarily in the prestigious Le Mans 24 hour races. In 1998 they started to develop a racing car similar to the production version, which was to become one of the most successful GT racing cars.
In 2003 the Corvette racing team achieved various Class wins in the American Le Mans series. The quality of the coordination and preparation of the 610 hp C5-R was proved by the so-called 50th anniversary edition in the dark blue livery, also at Le Mans. The team of drivers starting under no. 50 secured 2nd place in the GTS Class, directly followed by the C5-R under no. 53.
- Detailed interior fittings with dashboard
- Body-contoured seat
- True-to-original tyres and rims
- Detailed wheel suspension
- Roll bar and protective grille
- Authentic bodywork with fine surface details
- Separate rear spoiler
- Detailed engine
- Super decals sheet with extensive trim strips and markings for both works teams in the Le Mans 24 hours race 2003

Product number 03300
Skill level 4
110 parts
For the movement of supplies to troops on the battlefield, the Federal German Army uses high mobility off-road vehicles. At the end of the nineteen seventies MAN introduced the Lkw 5 t mil gl which, due to its all-wheel drive (4x4) and free-moving axles meets the requirements and is therefore one of the best trucks of its class in the world. With its 256 bhp V8 engine it can reach a maximum road speed of 90 km/h.
- Finely engraved surface details
- Authentic chassis
- Detailed transmission and axles
- True-to-original tyres and rims
- Detailed driver's cab and internal fittings
- Platform with finely engraved surface detailing
- Separate tilts
- Fuel can
- Spare tyres with mounting bracket on cab
- Authentic decals for 4 Federal German Army vehicles:
- GEKON UNOSOM, Somalia, 1994
- 1./JgBtl 511, Flensburg, 1987
- KFOR, Kosovo, 2006
- Panzerlehrbrigade 9, Stabskompanie, Munster, 2012

Product number 04730
Scale 1:28
Skill level 3
80 parts
The SPAD XIII is one of the Allies most successful fighter aircraft of the FirstWorld War. After faults were eliminated in the spring of 1918 this sturdily built aircraft possessed very good dive characteristics and was fast and agile at altitudes above 1000 meters (3000 ft). The SPAD XIII was powered by the new Hispano-Suiza engine, a water-cooled in-line engine developing 220 bhp and was able to reach 2,000 meters (6000 feet) in 5½ minutes. Its armament consisted of 2 Vickers MG. Nine French factories produced around 7300 of these aircraft. In total 80 French fighter squadrons and 15 Squadrons of the U.S. Air Force equipped with the SPAD XIII stood opposite the German Air Force at end of the War.
- Structured surfaces with rib detail
- Detailed V-8 engine
- Moveable wheels and propeller
- Detailed cockpit with pedals, seat and control column
- Exhaust pipe
- Instrument panel
- Two Vickers MG
- Detailed undercarriage
- Yarn for wing bracing
- Pilot figure
- 2 Ground crew figures
- Decal Set for 2 American versions:
- SPAD XIII, S.7714, Capt. R. Soubiran, 103rd Aero Squadron, 3rd Pursuit Group, United States Air Service, Lisle-en-Barrois, France, November 1918
- SPAD XIII, S.7799, 1/Lt. Long, 93rd Aero Squadron, 3rd Pursuit Group, United States Air Service, France, October 1918

Product number 07068
Skill level 3
44 parts
The eighth generation of the Chevrolet® Impala came out in 1999. This mid-range car was very successful in the USA and, like other Chevrolets in the past, was offered with a specially developed police package. The Impala differs from older full-size saloons in that it has smaller dimensions, so that the car is essentially lighter to steer and control. However it still offers ample space for both the policemen and their 'passengers' in the separate rear compartment. Unlike the civil version, it has a reinforced chassis and the large, 203 hp, 3.8 litre, V6 engine giving it a top speed of 216 km/h and acceleration of 0 to 100 in 7.2 seconds.
- True-to-original reproduction, one-piece body and fine surface details
- Model easy to build
- Bucket seats
- Ready assembled and painted light bar for the roof
- Detailed interior with dashboard, textured door lining, rear bench seat and typical partition
- Detailed one-piece chassis
- Screws and metal axles
- True-to-original reproduction of special police wheel rims
- Instructions and authentic decals for three trim variants

Product number 05019
Skill level 3
With the Class 212 A submarines the Federal German Navy has available to it the most up-to-date conventional type of submarine, equipped with state-of-the-art technology for long-duration almost silent travel. This submarine is the first in the world to be equipped with an ultra-modern hydrogen fuel cell engine and can operate submerged for weeks independently of external air without needing to come to the surface. The fuel cells are used for long-duration operations at moderate speeds, while the diesel-electric engine with batteries is used for high-speed manoeuvres. The submarine is powered by a newly-developed sickle-shaped propeller. During development the highest priority was placed on reducing the acoustic, magnetic and radar signatures. The armament includes the newly developed heavy-weight Seehecht torpedo that is launched from six torpedo tubes. The submarine is expected to travel at speeds of ca. 10 knots surfaced and ca. 20 knots dived. Weight: 1,450 t.
- The submarine can be built as a dived or a surfaced version
- Detailed hull with recessed panel lines
- Transparent part for the fin area
- Detailed propeller
- 4 separate rudders aft
- 2 movable diving planes on fin
- Rear stabilizers reproduced in wire
- Display stands with decals for different markings
- Equipment on top of fin optionally up (periscope, antenna mast, exhaust mast etc.)
- Separate front hatch/side door
- Bitt and mast on gangway
- Decals with draught markings for 4 German and Italian navy versions

Product number04781
Scale 1:32
Skill level 3
68 parts
The Vought Corsair was one of the most unusual but also successful naval aircraft of World War 2. Feared by her Japanese opponents who nicknamed her the Whispering Death she fought her way across the Pacific sky's during 1943-1945, scoring record-braking successes: 2140 enemy aircraft destroyed against 189 own losses. The combined fire-power of the Corsair consisted of six 12.7 mm Browning machine guns. Her characteristic bent wing gave it a prominent recognition feature for Ground Forces which called her the Sweetheart of Okinawa . The F4U-1A was the first production lot with many modifications. Top speed 671km/h (416 mph)
- Structured surfaces
- Wings may be folded
- Detailed R2800 twin-radial engine
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel
- Pilot figure
- Rotating propeller
- Detailed undercarriage
- Decal set for 2 US Navy versions:
- Vought F4U-1A Corsair, VF-17 Squadron, US Navy, Ondonga, Solomon Islands, November 1943
- Vought F4U-1A Corsair, VF-17 Squadron, US Navy, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, February 1944
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