Friday, April 26

Revell Of Germany's April releases are looking nice in our preview

Revell of Germany’s April 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 – With ships, tanks and aircraft there is a variety of kits here – I bet you would like at least one of them….


Revell Of Germany April Releases
The Hawk T1A is a two-seat training aircraft but is also used by the RAF for ground attack and as a light interceptor. This successful Jet Trainer distinguishes itself with incredible manoeuvrability, outstanding performance and robust construction. After entering service with the RAF in November 1976, the Hawk T1 was used both as an advanced trainer and a weapons training platform. The first training squadron was established at RAF Valley in North Wales. For its role as a weapons trainer the Hawk was fitted with a 30mm Aden cannon and two missile pods. Commencing in 1983, 88 Hawks were modified to the Mk1A standard which enabled them to carry Sidewinder Guided Missiles. With over 800 aircraft ordered by foreign countries the Hawk is also a major export success.

Model Features:
Scale: 1:32
No. of parts: 170
Length: 368 mm
Wingspan: 294 mm

- Finely detailed model with recessed panel joints
- Detailed cockpit with foot pedals and side consoles
- Detailed ejector seats
- Replica inner air intake ducts
- Separate air brake flaps
- Detailed Undercarriage Bays
- Separate ailerons, single rudder
- Detailed landing gear
- Under-wing pylons
- Weapons Container with Gun barrel
- 2 Rocket Pods
- 2 Auxiliary Tanks
- Decals for 2 RAF versions:
- BAe Systems Hawk T.1, Xx284 of 151 (R) Squadron/ 2 Tactical Weapons Unit, Royal Air Force, RAF Chivenor, 1992
- BAe Systems Hawk T.1, XX226 of 74 Squadron, Royal Air Force, RAF Valley participating in the 1997 "Tigermeet", RAF Wattisham, 1997

Of the three ships of the Olympic Class only the R.M.S. Olympic carried on making the Atlantic crossing for 24 years. Her sister ships the R.M.S. Titanic and H.M.H.S. Britannic sank in 1912 and 1916. The Olympic went into history as the "Old Reliable". Commissioned in June 1911 with a tonnage of 45,324 GRT, in 1935 after the merger of White Star Line and Cunard she was scrapped. During the First World War she served as a troop transporter, was then converted from coal to oil fired and during one Atlantic crossing she even withstood a monster wave. The model kit shows the Olympic after her completion in 1911. After the Titanic catastrophe more lifeboats were taken on board, which visibly altered the silhouette of the Olympic. In addition she was given an internal double hull. Until the completion of the Titanic her first built sister ship the Olympic was the largest ship in the world.

Model Features:
Scale: 1:700
No. of parts: 132
Length: 385 mm
- Simple to assemble thanks to distortion resistant components
- Represents appearance in 1911
- Detailed hull with textured planking
- Three ship's screws
- Details decks with textured wooden planking
- Deck superstructures with window apertures
- Lifeboats with davits
- Derricks
- Detailed funnels
- Display stand
- Detailed decals

At the beginning of the Second World War the HMS Kelly and the HMS Kipling were among the most up-to-date of the Royal Navy warships. By 1942 a total of 24 destroyers of the same type divided into J, K and N Classes had been completed. The HMS Kelly sank on 23rd May 1941 during the battles off Crete, the HMS Kipling on 11th May 1942 off the North African coast.

Model Features:
Scale: 1:700
No. of parts: 103
Length: 155 mm
- Waterline hull
- HMS Kelly or HMS Kipling can be built
- Deck with extensive superstructures
- Lifeboats
- Torpedo tubes
- Six 120 mm guns

Decals for following versions:
- HMS Kelly, Royal Navy, 5th Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean Sea, 1941
- HMS Kipling, Royal Navy, 14th Destroyer Flottila, Mediterranean Sea, 1942
- HMS Kipling, Royal Navy, 7th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet, 1940

The "La Réale" went into service as the flagship of the French galley fleet in the Mediterranean in 1694. She was considerably larger than the usual galley, painted and decorated with magnificent gilded carvings. With 53 oars rowed by over 300 convicted galley-slaves the "La Réale" reached a speed of 6 knots.

Model Features:
Scale: 1:450
No. of parts: 22
Length: 148 mm
Height: 100 mm
- Easy to build
- Textured sails
- Built-in armaments
- 53 oars
- Authentic flags

The Sturmgeschütz III self-propelled assault gun is one of the best-known and most successful anti-tank weapons of World War II. A turretless superstructure with a 7.5 cm cannon was built onto the chassis of the tried and tested Panzerkampfwagen III. Vehicles of the later type were based on the chassis of the Pzkpfw III type M, armed with the KwK 40 L/48. In addition they had an MG 42 operated from inside mounted on the roof of the combat compartment and also a device for use with close defence weapons.
Model Features:
 Scale: 1:72
No. of parts: 148
 Length: 94 mm
- Finely detailed surface structures
- Injection moulded tracks with individual links and segments
- "Sow-head" main gun mounting with MG port
- Additional front armour
- Attachments for armoured skirts
- Engine covers

Authentic decals of the following versions:
- Sturmabteilung 2, III Abteilung, Panzer Regiment HG Italien (Rimini) 1944
- Sturmartillerie Brigade 191, 1. Batterie Ostfront, Mai 1944

The F-89D/J Scorpion was the first two-seat all weather interceptor in the USAF and the most heavily armed fighter aircraft of all time. In 1950 some of the F89D series underwent extensive modification. A combined fuel-pod/missile launcher mounted on the wing-tips could hold 1165 litre's of fuel and carry 52 FFAR Rockets. The next large series was the F-89J. It could carry 4 Falcon Guided Missiles with Infra-Red Homing Heads as well as 2 Genie Guided Missiles each with a 1.5 kiloton nuclear warhead for use against enemy bomber formations.

Model Features: 
Scale: 1:72
No. of parts: 101
Length: 225 mm
Wingspan: 250 mm

- Detailed Surfaces with Recessed Panel Joints
- A choice of building the D or J Version
- Detailed Tandem-Cockpit with moulded Instrument Panel
- Detailed Ejection Seats
- Detailed Undercarriage
- D Version with combined Fuel Pod / Missile Launcher
- J Version with Genie/Falcon Guided Missiles
- Additional Fuel Pods
- Decal Set for 2 USAF Versions:
- Northrop F-89J-NO Scorpion 59th. FIS; Goose Bay AFB, Labrador; May 1957
- Northrop F-89D-45-NO Scorpion 61st. FIS at Ernest Harmon AFB; Newfoundland, June 1957

These kits should be in the nearest hobby shop to you now – if not take a look at Revell’s webpage to see more detail of the closest distributor to you..