Tuesday, November 4

Revell's New November kits in detail built up for you to start wishing Christmas was here already...

In November’s new items from Revell we have ships of the water – ships for space, Fighters, bombers and New Jersey? We thought you could use some info and pictures of them built up to see what’s-a-comin’

Revell’s New Items for November 2014

U.S.S. Constitution
Scale 1:146
Single components: 191
The U.S.S. Constitution was the first ship commissioned by the United States Navy. In the war of 1812 she earned herself the nickname of Old Ironside. Gun fire from the English warship H.M.S. Guerriere bounced off the side of the Constitution as if they were made of iron rather than hard wood. Gun fire from the Constitution subsequently destroyed the Guerriere. Throughout her entire service life she was never boarded by hostile forces. To this day the Constitution can be viewed in the harbour of Boston where she is moored as a symbol of a young, new nation.
Model Features
- Structured hull and deck
- 4 lifeboats
- 24 cannons
- 2 anchors
- Detailed bowsprit
- Shrouds in one piece
- Sails with fabric texture
- Detailed masts with masthead
- Detailed rigging instructions (option of simple or full rigging)
- Sheet of flags
- Display stand 

1/48th scale
Length 394 mm
Number of parts 224
Wingspan 267 mm
The F-15 E is probably the most powerful Air Superiority Fighter in the USAF. It can reach a maximum speed of Mach 2.5 at high altitude. Developed in 1984, is a further development of the F-15D. This two-seater is used for both air-to-ground operations with a heavy weapon load as well as an interceptor for night and all-weather missions. The F-15 E has advanced radar and infrared systems, multifunction displays for both navigation and weapon delivery and additional fuel tanks and numerous external attachment points. 
With the high-performance AN / AGP 63 on-board radar, targets up to a distance of 160 km (100 miles) can be detected and engaged with one of the numerous weapon systems. With a maximum weapon load of up to 11 tons the F-15E is able to accommodate a wide range of different weapons systems, including laser-guided JDAM and Paveway series bombs. It mastered its baptism of fire in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. The aircraft we have selected is nicknamed Tiger Lead and together with the Manhattan silhouette is a reminder of the terrorist attacks of 9-11-2001. She received the nose livery during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Model Features:
- Finely detailed surfaces with recessed panel joints
- Detailed cockpit with ejection seats and instrument panels
- Separate air-brake flaps, optionally deployed
- Detailed undercarriage
- Very detailed engine exhaust cone with separate control linkage
- 2 additional fuel tanks
- Extensive pylon armament
- 4 GBU-10 Bombs
- 2 GBU-15 Bombs
- 4 Sidewinder guided missiles
- LANTIRN pods
- Covers for the air-intakes
- Cockpit ladder
- Authentic decal set for following versions:
- F-15E Strike Eagle AF 87-0169 Tiger Lead 391st FS / 366th FW - Mountain Home AFB
- F-15E Strike Eagle AF 89-0474 Demo Team 2011 336th FS / 4th TFW - Seymour Johnson AFB

M48 A2/A2C
1/35th scale
Length: 245 mm
Number of parts: 183
After the Second World War the M48 Patton was the United States first essentially newly developed Main Battle Tank (MBT). It formed part of the initial equipment of the newly formed Bundeswehr and in the improved A2 and A2C combat versions was the backbone of the German armoured forces until well into the 1970s. The A2 version was built from 1956 onwards, in the modified A2C version only the track tensioning wheel was omitted.
The Bundeswehr's first M48A2/A2C were used in original condition, but later Bundeswehr specific modifications were added. The M48A2/A2C had an optical rangefinder, which was operated by the commander. It was also the commander’s task to operate the 12.7mm MG in the commander's cupola.
Model Features:
- New mould
- Authentic reproduction of cast parts
- Finely detailed gratings
- Easy to mount vinyl tracks
- Fully detailed commanders turret with 12.7 mm MG
- Rotating turret
- Fully detailed gun
- Hatches can be positioned open or closed

- Authentic decal set for follwing versions:
- M48A2C, Bundeswehr, Panzerbrigade 2, 3. Kompanie, PzBtl 24, Braunschweig, 1962
- M48A2, Bundeswehr, Panzerlehrbrigade 9, 2. Kompanie, PzLehrBtl 93, Munster, 1959
- M48A2C, US Army, 1st Cavalry Division, 3re TkBn, 40th Armor, Korea, 1963
- M48A2, US Army, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Squadron, Fulda, 1962
- Magach (M48A2C), Israel Defense Forces, Rafah, Sinai, Six-Day War, 1967

U.S.S. New Jersey BB-62 (1982)
Country version: The United States of America
Length 775 mm
Number of parts: 1375
The USS New Jersey was one of the largest warships in the world. Belonging to the Iowa-class the ship had an ideal combination of high speed and fire-power and was therefore considered a formidable opponent for many years. Construction of the New Jersey began on 16 September 1940, as the keel was laid at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. She was commissioned into service on 23 May 1943. Thereafter she took part in various operations during World War II, the Korean and Vietnam War, off the coast of Lebanon and ultimately in the Persian Gulf. In 1981/82 she underwent fundamental modernisation during her last overhaul and received the latest electronics and guided weapon systems. Eight Tomahawk cruise missile launchers and four Harpoon missile launchers were added to the nine massive 40.6 cm (16 inch) guns of the main armament. Additionally, four 20 mm Phalanx Gatling guns were added for short-range defence. Instead of the on-board aircraft from the Second World War the battleship now carried modern Sea Hawk helicopters. With its latest equipment fit, the New Jersey differed considerably from its condition during the Second World War.
In September 1983, due to the Lebanese civil war the New Jersey was ordered into the Mediterranean to support American and French troops. She bombarded several enemy positions in the Lebanon. Later she took part in various operations and exercises, including the Persian Gulf early in 1990. In mid 1990 the New Jersey undertook its farewell tour along the west coast of the USA. It was finally de-commissioned on 08 February 1991. She then lay in reserve in the US Navy Shipyard in Puget Sound along with her sister ship the USS Missouri (BB-63). She was finally deleted from the official ships register in 1999. Today the battleship lies at anchor on the Delaware River as a museum ship in Camden, New Jersey. Although it looked like the era of the battleships had come to an end during the Second World War, the U.S. Navy could and would not dispense with the steadfastness and tremendous fire-power of the Iowa class battleships. The shells fired from the main 40.6 cm (16 inch) guns weighed about 1.2 tons and had a range of about 40 km. 
Model Features
- Includes photo-etched parts
- Includes metal barrels for the guns
- Includes self-adhesive wooden decking
- Metal anchor chain
- Armament corresponds to the year 1982
- One-piece hull
- Detailed decks
- Authentic 40.6 cm (16 inch) guns in three rotatable turrets
- Faithfully reproduced 12.7 (5 inch) cm guns in six turrets
- Aft launcher for Tomahawk cruise missiles
- Four-tube launcher battery's for Harpoon missiles
- Four 20 mm Phalanx Gatling guns
- Propulsion system with four propellers
- Detailed superstructures
- Radar mast
- Two Sikorsky SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopters
- Display stands
- Colored instruction for painting
- Authentic decal set for following version:
- USS New Jersey, BB-62, 1982

Vickers Wellington Mk.II
Single components: 151
Length270 mm
Number of parts151
Wingspan 364 mm
Popularly known by the nickname Wimpey, the Wellington was the most successful RAF twin-engine bomber of the Second World War. They bore the brunt of night missions, particularly during the initial phase of the war but due to increasing losses were replaced by the more powerful four-engined bombers from October 1943 onwards. More than 400 Wellington Mk.II bombers were fitted with the more powerful Merlin engine. A total of 21 Squadrons were equipped with the Wellington nearly 600 participated in the big raid on Cologne.

Dassault Mirage 2000D
1/72nd scale
Length 207 mm
Number of parts74
Wingspan 123 mm
The Mirage 2000 Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) is the result of a development of delta wing aircraft without a separate tailplane. The interceptor can climb to 15000m within 4 minutes and achieve Mach 2. The D variant was developed in 1990 as a fighter-bomber version of the Mirage 2000N and equipped with conventional weapons.
Model features:
- Structured surfaces
- Detailed 2 seat cockpit
- Detailed undercarriage
- One auxiliary fuel tank
- 2 Magic guided missiles
- 2 AS.30 guided missiles
- Refuelling probe
- Authentic decal set for following versions:
- Dassault Mirage 2000D, 683, 133-IV, EC 01, 003 Navarre, 62nd Esc., French Air Force, Nancy AB, 2014
- Dassault Mirage 2000D, 602, 3-XJ, EC 03, 003 Ardennes, 2nd Esc., French Air Force, Nancy AB, 2014

International Space Station ISS
Height 406 mm
Length 745 mm
Number of parts183
“Wingspan” 500 mm
The International Space Station is the largest man-made extra-terrestrial object. The construction and operation of this space station represent the greatest scientific and technical project ever carried out in global collaboration. Highly qualified engineers and scientists from 15 nations participate in the installation and have thereby created a serviceable centre for space research for peaceful purposes in a low orbit round the earth. Biological and materials sciences, technology, earth resources technology and astronomy have been given totally new impetus by this space station. The space lab circles the globe at a speed of approx. 28,000 km/h on an orbit between 350 and 450 km above the earth. One earth orbit takes approx 90 minutes. The station is powered by gigantic solar sails extending over a total area of 4,500 m² generating 110 kW of electric power. The individual components such as externalsolar collectors, experiment platforms, research and living modules are anchoredto a huge lattice tower structure. The total weight is approx 500 tonnes. The international partners who are participating in the construction and utilization of this space station include the USA, Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an important partner in this project and is responsible for the Columbus space laboratory (COF) and the automatic transport vehicle (ATV). A major NASA contractor, Boeing, is responsible for the tubular space frame, solar panels and various other modules. In future, the space station will provide a permanent orbital workplace for men and women from many countries and, according to the current schedules, should be completed in 2006. The first module went into orbit in 1998 and it will be assembled piece by piece within 12 years. The International Space Station is a platform, not only for leading edge know-how, but also for essential research into space and all its mysteries.
Model Features
- Aluminium square and round bars to support the structure are included in the kit
- Display stand with earth hemisphere
- Detailed lattice tower construction
- Movable large solar panels
- Detailed representation of modules
- Experiment platforms
- 2 Sojuz transport modules
- Solar panels with finely detailed features
- 3 robot arms
- 3 astronaut figures
- Decals with numerous emblems
These new items will be available from Revell’s Distributors worldwide this month