Saturday, July 25

Several built up kits from Revell of Germany’s August assortment sees some variety in it’s ranks

A flash pony, a pretty fighting falcon in a very small size, a boxer that isn’t a Porsche, a paint set with a battery powered car, a candy bomber and a “mickey mouse tank. These are the new Revell of Germany’s new items for August…

Revell’s August 2015 new items

Product number #03209
Scale 1:72 
Level 4 challenging
Single components 120
Stealth design, great mobility, modern surveillance devices, optimum protection and a very effective armament are key elements in critical situations. In all of these disciplines the BOXER Armoured Transport Vehicle (ATV) is superior to all other vehicles of its class. It is constructed in modular form and serves as a Command Vehicle (Führungsfahrzeug FüFz). It is a highly manoeuvrable mobile command centre or command post vehicle at battalion level. It carries a FLW 200 weapons station for self-defence. The modified combat performance A1 version was used by the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan.
- Detailed chassis
- Faithfully reproduced modular construction
- FLW 200 with 12.7 mm MG
- Smoke discharger unit
- Imitation Driving Compartment
- Moveable drivers hatch
Authentic decal set for following versions:
- Unknown unit, Germany, 2015
- Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan 2012

Product number #07061
Scale 1:25
Skill level 3 advanced
Single components 47
An attractively designed coupé that would appeal to a wide audience at an affordable price was presented to the public at the 1964 World Exhibition in New York. The Ford Mustang's appearance was explosive. Around 420,000 cars were sold in the first year. Fifty years on the Mustang now in the 5th generation, has not still lost any of its appeal. Classical design elements can still be found in the stylish retro design of these Pony Cars . Even the original basic concept was used: a lot of car for little money. The Mustang GT's V8 engine not only produces a convincing 420 bhp but also has a typical low bass exhaust rumble at low engine speeds. 

An ideal model kit for beginners and people returning to the hobby: all body parts are pre-coloured. Further painting or decoration of body parts is not necessary but if required can be carried out according to the enclosed instructions.
- Multi-part fully detailed engine
- Two part chassis
- Detailed interior with authentic dashboard
- Metal axles and chromed wheel rims
- Opening pre-mounted bonnet
- Rotating wheels
- A precise and detailed yet easily built model kit
- Comprehensive decal set with international registration plates (D, A, NL, F, B, GB, I, USA, RUS)

Product number #03244
Scale 1:35
Skill level 5 very challenging
Single components 183
At the beginning of the Russian campaign the Russian T-34 Main Battle Tank came as a shock to German troops. It combined mobility with armour protection and firepower in an almost perfect way. The 1943 model features a 76.2 mm F-34 main armament and 100 rounds of ammunition. Its weight was 31 tonnes and its engine delivered 500 bhp enabling a maximum speed of 55 km/h (33 mph). Between 1940 and 1944 a total of 35,000 T-34/76's were built. The German Wehrmacht could only counter the T-34 after the Panther and Tiger tanks were developed and entered service.
- New moulds
- Rotating turret
- Adjustable gun elevation
- Structured surface detail
- Authentic vinyl tracks
- Hatches can be mounted either open or closed
Authentic decal set for following versions:
- T-34/76 (model 1943), 106 , 30th Guards Tank Brigade, Red Army, Leningrad Front, 1943
- T-34/76 (model 1943), 17 , unknown unit, Red Army, Stalingrad, winter 1942-34

Product number #03971
Scale 1:144
Skill level 3 advanced
Single components 68 
The F-16 is one of the most successful combat aircraft in the world. For the NATO Tiger Meet 2014 in Schleswig/Jagel the 31st Tiger Squadron of the Belgian Air Force presented a F-16 Mlu in a striking tiger livery.

- Detailed surfaces, recessed panel joints
- AIM 120 guided missiles
- Detailed cockpit
- Detailed undercarriage
- Centre and wing fuel tanks
Authentic decal set for following version:
- F-16A MLU - 31 Tiger Sqn, Kleine Brogel, Belgium 2014

Product number #67008
Skill level 3 advanced
Single components 131
The BMW i8 is the embodiment of a future orientated sports car incorporating the latest in revolutionary technology. The rear axle of the plug-in hybrid is powered by a 3 cylinder engine which although it only has 1.5 litres capacity still produces a whopping 170 kW (231 bhp) and 320Nm of torque with the help of two turbochargers. 
The front axle draws power from an electric motor that delivers 96 kW (131 bhp). Interaction between the two engines is optimally co-ordinated thanks to an intelligent energy management system. The result: true sports car performance and this with fuel consumption and emission values of a small car. The i8 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds and can achieve the usual BMW top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
- Faithfully reproduced multi-part bodywork
- Multi-part 3 cylinder engine
- Highly detailed reproduction of the electric motor
- Doors can be built in either the open or closed position
- Detailed interior with authentic dashboard
- Structured front seats and authentic jump seats
- Separate movable tailgate
- Fully detailed suspension
- Rotating wheels
- Detailed chassis
- Various chrome parts, including wheel rims and reflectors
- Extensive decal set with international number plates (D, A, NL, F, B, CH, GB, I, RUS)

Product number #04877
Skill level 5 very challenging
Single components352 
The legendary C-54 was used for intercontinental transport operations and set numerous records. She was the first mass produced four-engine aircraft to make trans-Atlantic crossings. The Douglas Aircraft Company began development of the DC-4 passenger aircraft in 1938. This was changed to become the C-54 long-range military transport aircraft after the United States entered the war in 1942. A total of 1,160 C-54 aircraft have been built. First flights across the Pacific to resupply troops fighting against the Japanese and repatriate the wounded began in 1942. Numerous modifications and special versions made the C-54 one of the most versatile of all military aircraft. Among other missions it also served as the President's airplane transport.
The C-54 achieved special recognition during the Berlin Airlift when it became known as the Candy Bomber. It was used to completely resupply the three Western Sectors of the city during 1948 -1949.
- New Mould
- Finely structured surfaces, recessed panel joints
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel
- Detailed seats
- Detailed radio room with equipment
- Cargo hold door can be built in the open or closed position
- Inner bulkheads
- Complete set of interior seating
- Rest cabin with bunks
- Cargo hold floor with fine details
- Separate landing flaps
- Detailed interior fuselage walls
- Detailed forward undercarriage
- Separate ailerons
- Detailed tail-unit
- Detailed main under-carriage, 3 different wheel rims
- Rotating propellers
- Detailed twin radial engines with exhaust manifolds
- Any antennae
- Detailed nose area, 2 nose variants 
Authentic decal set for following versions:
- Douglas C-54 Skymaster, USAF, 1949
- Douglas C-54 Skymaster, USAF, Airlift Berlin, Wiesbaden AB, Winter 1948 - 1949

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