Thursday, July 31

Revell has a plethora of diverse kits coming this August...

Revell of Germany’s latest items of the months of August and September feature some really varied models due to suit a wide audience – the good thing is most of them have been built up to show us a little of their quality. Let’s have a look.
Revell New Items April 2014 

1/72nd F4U-1D Corsair
Length 148 mm
Number of parts63
Wingspan 173 mm 
The Corsair is considered to have been one of the U.S. Navy's best World War 2 fighter aircraft. It was feared by its Japanese opponents who nicknamed it "Whistling Death" Corsairs fought in the Pacific theatre from 1943 to 1945, scoring record-breaking successes. The Corsairs combined fire-power consisted of six 12.7 mm Browning machine guns.

- New mould
- Structured surfaces with recessed panel joints
- Detailed R2800 radial engine
- Cooling valve manifold selectively open or closed
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel
- 2 Auxiliary fuel tanks
- Movable propeller
- Detailed landing gear
- Decal set for 2 US Navy versions
1/24th scale Iveco Stralis
The Iveco Stralis, voted Truck of the Year in 2003, was modified in 2006 and currently represents one of the most modern trucks of Euro 5 generation. The 7.5 ton heavy top model for long distance transport is powered by an easy revving, turbocharged six-cylinder in-line engine with 8, 10 or 13 litres capacity. It offers up to 560 bhp and puts itself therefore on a par with 16 litre engines of the competition. In addition to the excellent chassis, good visibility, ample storage space and a powerful engine, it is the Active Space Cab with over 2.30 metres of height that makes the Stralis stands out. The cabin has been specifically developed using modern design methods with intensive customer involvement in order to meet the clients' requirements in the best possible way. It not only offers the ultimate in ergonomics and comfort for long distance driving but also considerable aerodynamic efficiency, so that together with its engines the Stralis is particularly impressive in the field of economy.
- Detailed bodywork with many add-on parts
- Multi-part six cylinder engine
- 2 axle chassis
- Moveable front axle
- Engine cover can be built open or closed
- Detailed cab with interior furnishings
- Authentic front grill
- Tilting cab
- Authentic rotatable wheels
- Spare wheel plus mounting bracket
- Side panels
- Roof spoiler
- Side mirrors and windscreen wipers
- Faithfully reproduced, large decal set with number plates from various nations (D, I, NL, A, GB, F, E, CH, B, S, PL, RUS)

1/32nd scale Piper PA-18 with Bush wheels
Length 220 mm
Number of parts111
Wingspan 338 mm
The Piper Super Cub is one of the most famous light aircraft in the world. The name became synonymous for the pleasure of flying a light sporty airplane. The Piper PA-18 light aircraft was mass-produced between 1949 and 1983 in various versions and up to 1994 in smaller numbers. Together with the Piper Cub more than 40,000 aircraft have been sold. Even today it is still available as a kit of prefabricated parts. The light but sturdy aircraft has excellent short take-off and landing performance, and is very popular for private use in inaccessible areas. It is widely used in Alaska where it is known as the Poor man's helicopter. Fitted with 31 inch Alaskan Bush Tundra Tyres, a Super Cub can land on snow, gravel and even on the surface of shallow water near the shore or river-bank.
- Large balloon tyres
- Detailed surfaces and fabrics with recessed panel joints
- Detailed 150 HP engine
- Large Propeller
- Detailed Cockpit with 2 seats
- Separate access hatch
- Detailed undercarriage for the Bush wheel version
- Intricate lattice work structure in the cockpit area
- Faithfully represented large area cockpit glazing
- Detailed tail wheel
- Separate navigation lights
- Authentic decal set for following versions:
- Piper Super Cub PA-18, C/N 18-8043, N7059, U.S. State Troopers, Alaska 2012
- Piper Super Cub PA-18, C/N 18-1255, N693JB, Birchwood Airport, Alaska, 2009

 1/1200th scale Battleship U.S.S. Missouri (WWII)
Length 225 mm
Number of parts 27
The U.S.S. Missouri, affectionately referred to as Mighty Mo , one of the largest and most powerful warships in the U.S. Navy, came to fame through the signing of the Japanese Surrender Documents. The Missouri was completed in June 1944 and was the last of a total of four ships of the Iowa-class who possessed an ideal combination of fire-power and speed. The Missouri's active service operations ranged from the Iwo Jima Landings in February 1945 to the cessation of hostilities in September 1945. She also served in the Korean War.

M48 A2GA2
Number of parts 216
Length 265 mm
- New mould
 The U.S. main battle tank M48 with its 90 mm cannon, first in the version A1, then in larger numbers than A2 belonged to the original equipment of the Bundeswehr. He was for many years the backbone of the armoured force and thus the army. The M48A2GA2 was a combat efficiency through a 105 mm gun M48A2, the first closed the gap until the introduction of the Leopard 2, and then for many years in associations of the Territorial Army was on duty. Also, the shutter was renewed in the course of this, as also replaced the gun turret of the commander with the cal.50 MG by a dome with the hatch as the Leopard 1. The first M48A2GA2 1978 were passed. Leopard 1 were retired Upon his withdrawal from operational service in the wake of German reunification in 1990/91 already built for him.
- Authentic reproduction of cast structures
- Finely detailed gratings
- Mounting vinyl tracks
- Smoke grenade dischargers
- Rotating turret
- Detailed cannon
- Hatches open or closed
- search and target headlights
- Authentic decals for the following versions:
- Territorial Brigade 52, PzBtl 523 (Tmob), Lingen 1990
 - Territorial Brigade 62, PzBtl 623, Wietmarschen-wages, 1988
- 4 PzGren, PzAufklBtl 4, Roding, 1980
- Territorial Brigade 54, PzBtl 543 (Tmob), Hermes Keil, 1989

1/32 scale Bristol Beaufighter Mk.IF
Number of parts 110
Length 396 mm
Span 545 mm
The Bristol Beaufighter was one of the most successful and most effective night fighter of World War 2. With the outbreak of the war the German Luftwaffe undertook intensified night raids on Britain, so that an effective system of defense was required by the RAF. Based provided on the Bristol Beaufort bombers and with more powerful engines was the Beaufighter Mk.IF from the summer of 1940 are available. Its size, the heavy armament and speed combined with a highly secretive new interceptor made the Beaufighter a very effective night fighter, the first launch (a Ju88) took place on 19.11.1940. The enormous firepower was created by six machine guns in the wings and four 20mm cannons under the nose. From the Japanese, the Beaufighter was nicknamed The Whispering Death due to the noise attack flights. More than 5,800 machines were produced, including 364 for the Royal Australian Air Force.
- Structurally detailed surfaces
- Detailed twin radial engines
- Movable propeller
- Detailed cockpit with pilot figures
- Navigator cockpit with figure
- tail wheel optionally extended or retracted
- Separate navigation lights
- Landing gear optionally extended or retracted
- Radar antennae
- Removable engine cowlings
- Decals for 2 RAF versions

Eurofighter Typhoon Two-seater
Product number 04879,
Scale: 1:144
Length 111 mm
Number of parts 83
Wingspan 76 mm
The Eurofighter Typhoon is presently the most outstanding new generation high-performance Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA). With a top speed in excess of Mach 2.0 the Eurofighter is master of both long and short range air-to-air combat as well as air-to-ground attack. The two-seater variant is primarily intended for operational type conversion and training, but is now used in the fighter-bomber role as well.

- Finely structured surface details with recessed panel joints
- Detailed two-seat cockpit
- Detailed undercarriage
- Two external fuel-tanks
- 4 METEOR guided missiles
- 4 AMRAAM guided missiles
- 2 IRIS-T guided missiles
- 2 TAURUSstand-off weapons
- stand-off weapons for the RAF version
- Super decal set for a German Air Force and an RAF version

These new items will be available from Revell’s Distributors worldwide this month - For further information on Revell's releases visit or email