Friday, May 24

There is some Voodoo in Revell of Germany's May Releases

Revell of Germany’s May 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 – there is a variety of kits here – I bet you would like at least one of them….

Revell of Germany May Releases

F-101B VOODOO (04854)

As part of the Air Defence Command, the two-seat F-101 interceptor formed the backbone of American Air Defence for many decades. The first modified F-101B versions entered service with the USAF on 05.01.1959. Their armament included the new M-13 Weapons Control System for the AIM-4G Falcon Guided Missile which was housed in a rotating housing within the fuselage. Alternatively, two MB-1 Genie missiles with a nuclear warhead could becarried. The last three F-101B Squadrons were disbanded in 1971.
Scale: 1:72
No. of parts: 93
Length: 298 mm Wingspan: 169 mm

- Detailed Surfaces, Recessed Panel Joints
- Detailed Cockpit with 2 Ejection Seats
- Separate Air-Brake Flaps
- Detailed Jet Exhausts
- Detailed Undercarriage
- 2 Falcon Guided Missiles
- 2 Genie Guided Missiles
- Decal Sets for 2 USAF Versions of the F-101B

The Ju88 was initially designed as a fast bomber with long range capability. Awarding a contract for a new Attack Aircraft the RLM (Imperial Aviation Ministry) decided in favour of the Ju88, which only needed slight modification in order to fulfil this role. Instead of the glazed nose section a new flat metal nose was fitted which housed three MG17's and either one MG FF or an MG 151/20. As a substitute for the Bf110 Attack Aircraft a Night Fighter version based on the Ju88C was introduced and entered service as the Ju88 C-6. When the first night surveillance equipment - FuG 202 "Lichtenstein" - came into service this was also fitted to the Ju88C-6. By the end of the War and Including the Ju 88C Night Fighter version, a total of 3964 Ju 88 Night and Attack fighters were manufactured.
Scale: 1:72
No. of parts: 107
Length: 207 mm

Wingspan: 280 mm
- Both the Ju88C-6Z or the N version can be built
- MG Nose Segment
- Radar Antennas
- Detailed Surfaces, Recessed Panel Joints
- Super Detailed Cockpit
- Fully Detailed Pilots Seat
- Radio Operators Console
- Fully detailed Instrument Panel
- Belly Gondola with MG
- Separate Ailerons and Flaps
- Rotating Propeller
- 2 Flash Hiders
- Rear Cockpit Glazing with MG's for the C-6Z or C-6N
- Decal Set for 2 Luftwaffe Versions (the C-6 and C-N 6Z)

They came across the wild Atlantic - 104 men, women and children, as well as 30 sailors - in search of the longed-for land of freedom. A typical merchant vessel of the 17th century, the Mayflower left the English coast behind on 6 September 1620. On board the little vessel the Pilgrim Fathers and their families were at the mercy of the swirling sea, exposed to terrible storms, fever, disease and constant uncertainty. After 67 days and a distance of 3,500 sea miles, land was sighted at last. Still on board, the 41 Pilgrim Fathers signed Americas first charter proclaiming majority rule, the basis of American democracy. Their first settlement later became the city of Plymouth.

Scale: 1:83
No. of parts: 369
Length: 367 mm

Height: 298 mm
- Structurally detailed hull
- Detailed deck
- Detailed yards
- Structurally detailed masts and mastheads
- One lifeboat
- Mooring blocks
- Prefabricated shrouds
- Linen-look sails
- Yarn for the standing and running rigging
- Flag chart
- 5 crew figures
- Display stand

The Sd.Kfz. 7 - 8 tonne medium tracked infantry vehicle - was one of the best known tractors used by the German Army in the Second World War. This half-track was primarily used as an artillery tractor for heavy guns. Another variant was the Sd.Kfz. 7/1 with a mount for a 2 cm four-barrelled AA gun 38. For transporting munitions an Sd.Ah 52 was also used. An armoured driver's cab provided better protection for the crew. To defend against the continually growing threat from allied aircraft more and more mechanised troop units were equipped with these self-propelled gun carriages.
Scale: 1:72
No. of parts: 156
Length: 150 mm
- New tool
- Fine surface details
- Munitions trailer (Sd.Ah. 52)
- Detailed 2 cm 4-barrelled AA gun 38
- Armoured driver's cab
- One-piece bendable injection moulded track
- Chassis with reproduction drive line

- Detailed interior
- Authentic decals for the following 4 versions:
- Fallschirm-Panzer-Division 1 "Hermann Göhring", Rom/Italien, 1944
- Heeres-Flak-Artillerie-Abteilung 283 (motorisiert), 24. Panzer Division, Russland, 1944
- Flak-Regiment 79 (motorisiert), 1. Flak-Brigade, Normandie/Frankreich, 1944
- Heeres-Flak-Artillerie-Abteilung 281 (motorisiert), 116. Panzerdivision "Windhund-Division", Aachen, 1944

The Falklands War was an armed conflict between Argentina and Great Britain over the Falkland Islands which lasted from April to June 1982. Paratroopers were used in the recapture by British armed forces. These were equipped as standard with automatic weapons. However they also had larger machine guns types L7A2 and L4A4, mortars and anti-tank rocket launchers.
Model details
Scale  1:76
Release date            05/2013
No. of parts    46
Number of figures    42

A Gift Set with two models of the R.M.S. Titanic

The keel of the Titanic was laid on 31.03.1909 at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Northern Ireland. The liner was equipped with the ultimate in elegance and luxury for service with the noted transatlantic White Star Line. Two years later, on 31.05.1911 the Titanic was launched. With a length of 269.04 m, a beam of 28.19 m and a tonnage of 46,320 GRT, in 1912 she was the largest ship in the world. Captain Edward John Smith transferred from her sister ship the Olympic specifically for the maiden voyage of the Titanic. On Wednesday 10.04.1912 she set out from Southampton. Cherbourg (France) and Queenstown (Ireland) were stops on the way to New York (USA). The voyage proceeded without problems until, following numerous warnings of icebergs, on Sunday (14.04.1912) at about 23.40 hours (ship's time) the look-out's bell rang out. The ship scraped against the iceberg on the starboard side and after two hours and forty minutes in the icy waters of the Atlantic she sank. Only 712 souls survived this disaster.

© T-M-G (Titanic-Museum-Germany), scientific advice from the historian and Titanic expert Andreas Pfeffer
Model details
Release date            05/2013
No. of parts    172
Length           385 / 223 mm
Skill Level      3
- Easy to build due to torsional resistance of components
- Detailed hull showing material structure
- Three ship's screws
- Detailed decks with wood plank structure
- Deck superstructures pierced with windows
- Lifeboats with davits
- Cargo hoists
- Detailed funnels
- Display stand
- Detailed decals of the R.M.S. Titanic

A Gift Set with two models of the R.M.S. Titanic in scales 1:700 and 1:1200. Adhesives and paint are included in addition to six basic colours.

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Scale: 1:500
No. of parts: 91
Length: 588 mm
- Newly developed construction kit
- Large scale, two-piece Saucer Section
- Separate command bridge
- Multi-part deflector and sensor
- Large-scale, two-piece secondary hull
- Multi-part nacelles with separate pylons
- Many transparent parts, including Bussard collectors and navigation lights
- Display stand
- Kit suitable for the addition of lighting (equipment not included)
- Detailed instructions with tips for painting
- Extensive set of decals for the Enterprise

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..