Sunday, May 31

June Already? Several built up kits from Revell of Germany to show you what's new…

June’s new items from Revell feature some cold war jets with massive cans (afterburners), a few please seeking tourist transporters, a few choppers, engineers and a pocket sized panther. . Let’s see what Revell has in store this month in our preview…

Revell’s June 2015 new items

Limited Edition
1/48th scale
The B-1B is still one of the largest, fastest and most advanced long-range bombers in the USAF and forms the backbone of the Strategic Air Command. The swing-wing bomber is capable of carrying a 34 ton weapon load internally as well as 26 tons externally. It has a range of 12,000 km (7452 miles) at high altitude and can penetrate deep into enemy territory. The B-1B successfully withstood its baptism of fire in Operation Desert Fox in the war against Iraq. As planned successor to the B-52 the B-1A undertook its maiden flight in 1977 but then the program was delayed. The first B-1B was delivered to the USAF on 27.07.1985. The radar irradiation surface of the B-1B is only 25% that of the B-52. The weapon load has also been increased enormously. In three internal weapons bays both cruise missiles, guided missiles on a rotating bomb-bay system and conventional bombs can be carried.
The four GE F-101 engines each generate a thrust of 13,620 kg with afterburner. The maximum speed at an altitude of 10,600 metres (35,000 ft) is 1324 Km/h (822 mph).  
- Detailed surfaces with recessed panel joints
- Moveable swing wings, can be firmly affixed by choice
- Moveable rear elevator
- Removable emergency escape hatch
- Rotatable front undercarriage wheel
- Detailed main undercarriage
- Bomb shaft doors may be optionally mounted in the open or closed position
- Removable nose cone with detailed radar equipment
- Detailed cockpit and operations centre
- Moveable cockpit ladder
- 2 bomb-shafts with a total of 16 AGM-69 SRAM guided missiles
- Additional fuel tank in the third bomb shaft
- Separate tyres
Authentic decal set for following versions:
- Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 77 Weapons Squadron, USAF Weapons School, Dyess AFB, Texas, October 2012
- Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 116 Bomb Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins AFB, Georgia, July 2000

Product number# 04937
Skill level 5
Single components 210
The Su-27 Flanker is known worldwide as one of the best fighter aircraft. It has spectacular manoeuvrability which is achieved for example by modifying the wing leading edges. Due to the powerful thrust of its engines the Su-27 is easily able to perform the legendary Cobra maneouver. This air superiority fighter was developed to counter the F-15 Eagle and entered service in 1984. After 1991 the Su-27 modernization program came to a halt. Development was only continued after later export successes. At the end of 2004 the first Su-27 SM's were delivered to front line aviation units. The AL-31 FM engine now produces 13.5 tons of thrust. Maximum speed: Mach 2.15 at 10,000 m (30,000 ft) altitude, weapon load 8 tons.
Model features:
- Detailed surfaces wit recessed panel joints
- Detailed cockpit with ejection seat and instrument panel
- Pilot figure included
- Detailed air intakes
- Detailed nose and main undercarriage
- Undercarriage can be assembled in the extended or retracted position by choice
- Detailed exhaust cones
- Separate air-brake flap
- 8 external load pylons
- Alamo, Archer and Adder guided weapons as well as Krypton guided weapon
- Standing pilot figure and cockpit ladder
- Separate brake units and engine intake covers

Authentic decal set for following versions:
- Sukhoi Su-27SM Flanker - #06 RF-92210 Russian Air Force 2013
- Sukhoi Su-27SM Flanker - #54 RF-91731 Russian Air Force 2012

1:400th scale
Kit # 05230
Explore the world of the most beautiful smile on the high seas! AIDA combines cruising, wellness holiday, city break and experiencing nature with all the amenities of a floating hotel. Unlimited variety on board and ashore, premium quality and service as well as attractive all-in offers offer complete and all-round satisfaction. These ships with their striking red lips adorning the bow are amongst the most innovative and environmentally friendly ships in the world. 
Amongst others, one can expect to find the following highlights on board the similarly built sister ships AIDAblu, AIDAmar, AIDAsol and AIDAstella:

Model Features:
- Option to build AIDAblu / AIDAsol / AIDAmar / AIDAstella
- Two-piece hull with many structural details
- Imitation bow and stern jet vane
- 2 side stabilisers that can be folded out
- 6 tenders, 10 lifeboats, 2 speedboats
- Filigree railings
- Reproduction of glazed atrium
- Structural details of sun decks with swimming pools and parasols
- Detailed funnel with stamped on AIDA lettering
- Wellness suite with adjustable glass dome
- Detailed signal mast
- Display stand
- Extensive decals 

Product number# 04938
Skill level 4
Single components 43
The OH-58 is the military version of the Bell® 206 Jet Ranger. The first of these machines were delivered to the US Army as early as 1969. Numerous improvements have led to the OH-58D version that was first delivered in 1985. The helicopter was a four-bladed main-rotor, a more powerful engine and advanced navigation and communication systems that are recognisable by the eye-catching spherical block above the main-rotor head. 
Model Features:
- Cockpit with instrument console
- Rotatable main-rotor
- Landing skids
Authentic decal set for two US Army helicopters:
- Bell OH-58 D, 85-24724, U.S. Army, Germany, 1993
- Bell OH-58 D, 87-0744, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army, Germany, 1993

Product number# 06599
1:288 Scale
Level 2 easy
Single parts 47 
A new era of long haul passenger air travel was inaugurated in October 2007 with the entry into airline service of the A380. The A380 is the most advanced, spacious and eco-efficient airliner in service today. In a typical three-class, 525-seat configuration, it delivers noticeably more comfort while offering 40 per cent more capacity than the next largest airliner. For kids and beginners of scale modelling!

With easykit and MiniKits model building its super easy. All the pieces come fully painted and printed. The models are ready to assemble. Their snap-fit feature makes assembly simple and fast.

Product number# 02508
Single Parts 51
To meet the many different demands made on the German army’s pioneer force in the Second World War, it was necessary to form increasingly specialized task units, such as the landing pioneers, the tank and parachute units. A special mention should also be made of the storm units which operated with the infantry to lead direct attacks on enemy strongholds.

Product number# 03107
1:72nd Scale
After the massed appearance of the Soviet T-34 the Germans developed the V Panther armoured combat vehicle (Sd.Kfz 171) which was used for the first time as version D in 1943. The necessary improvements gave rise to version A at the end of 1943. With its 7.5 cm 42 L/70 combat vehicle gun, by the end of the war the Panther had proved its superiority to most enemy combat tanks. The V 12 cylinder Otto engine with a capacity of 600 HP provided the 44,800 kg heavy Panther with a maximum speed of up to 55 km/h. It was crewed by five men. 
Model Details:
- Fine surface details
- Detailed tracks and suspension
- Injection moulded tracks with individual links and segments
- Rotating turret
- Decals for two German version

Product number# 03969
Scale 1:144
Skill level 3
Single components 31
The MiG-25 single-seat interceptor was developed in the Soviet Union in the early '60s and flew for the first time in 1964. The MiG-25 set many of records and some still stand today.

Model Features
Structured surfaces
- Undercarriage may be assembled in the extended or retracted position
- Pylons for external loads
- 4 guided weapons
- Decal set for a Russian version

A-109 K2 Rega
Product number# 04941
Scale 1:72
Skill level 3
Single components 66 
Swiss Air-Rescue Rega is the largest air rescue organisation in Switzerland. It brings emergency medical assistance by air to people in distress. Between 1992 and 2010, it flew rescue missions using the Italian twin-engined Agusta A 109 K2 helicopter. For 11 years, Rega’s aircraft fleet comprised 15 helicopters of this one type, specially customised to meet its requirements. They demonstrated excellent flight performance in the mountains and were fitted with compact medical equipment.
Model Features:
- Detailed cockpit
- Detailed ambulance cabin with stretcher
- Movable main and tail rotors
- Detailed landing gear
- Antennae
Detailed decals for the Rega version:
- Agusta A-109 K2, Rega, Airport Zurich, Switzerland 2010

These new items will be available from Revell’s Distributors worldwide this month