Monday, January 27

We blast into the new year pausing to take a look at Revell's new Items...

Revell of Germany has several new releases – some from the past – some flying, some tracked, some on foot and some from outer space. We thought you could use some info and pictures of them built up to see what’s-a-comin’

Revell New Items January 2014

Scale: 1:35
No. of parts: 423
Length: 129 mm
The German army LeFlaSys (Light Air Defence System) is one of the most advanced short ranger air defence systems in the world. Air targets can be spotted, identified, detected and successfully attacked up to a distance of 6 km. In addition it is highly mobile and airportable. The system consists of various vehicles which together form the LeFlaSys system. The vehicles are based among other things on the light armoured tracked vehicle Wiesel (weasel) 2. 
The AFF (reconnaissance, command and control vehicle) is the eyes and brains of the system. Its 3D radar acquires the targets and transfers the target data by radio to the "Ozelot" (ocelot) weapons carrier which then launches up to four type FIM-92 "Stinger" or "Igla" surface/air guided missiles. Four more guided missiles are carried in rear ammunition stowage compartments. Five "Ozelot" and one AFF form one convoy, three convoys form one battery (Bttr), which also includes the two battery command/support cell vehicles (BF/UF) also on Wiesel 2s. The system was procured by the German army from 2001 onwards.
- Contains 3 models (Ozelot, AFF, BF/UF)
- Finely engraved surface details
- Vinyl tracks easy to assemble
- Detailed running gear
- Filigree tooling
- Smoke discharger system
- Filigree 7.62 mm MG 3
- Rear stowage compartments with 4 "Stingers"
- Turret traverses through 360º
- Movable 3D radar
- Authentic decals for LeFlaBttr 300, Hardheim, 2009 (army) and air defence rocket group 61, Todendorf, 2013 (airforce)

Scale: 1:144
No. of parts: 64
Length: 252 mm
Wingspan: 167 mm
Developed by the U.S. space agency NASA the "Space Shuttle" is the only re-usable Space Transportation System in the world. The main components are the Space Shuttle (Orbiter) with three re-usable main engines, an external fuel tank and two solid fuel rockets with a total take-off thrust of 12.46 MN (1,270,566 kp). The Space Shuttle can convey a 24.5 ton payload as well as 7 astronauts into a Low Earth Orbit of between 200 and 650 kilometres. The fourth Space Shuttle "Atlantis" has completed 35 missions since the 3rd October 1985. In 2012 the shuttle program was discontinued after a period 30 years.
- Textured surfaces
- Reproduced Heat Shield Tile Structure
- One Astronaut Figure
- Cargo Doors optionally open
- Landing Gear optionally extended or retracted
- ESA Space Laboratory
- Air Lock
- Space Telescope
- Transport Arm (Load Arm)
- Thrusters
- Super Decal Set with Servicing Markings and Registration of the Space Shuttles Discovery, Enterprise, Endeavour and Atlantis before 1998 plus Space Shuttles Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis after 1998

Scale: 1:32
No. of parts: 147
Length: 284 mm
Wingspan: 310 mm
The Bf109 is one of the Luftwaffe's most famous Second World War fighter aircraft. The Bf109G-10 fitted with the uprated DB-605D engine and a 50-MW injection unit rolled out of the Erla factory in Leipzig from September 1944 onwards. The design of the Bf109 G-10's manufactured by Erla differed from those produced by other companies through a completely modified, more aerodynamic engine cowling. All aircraft were equipped to carry a 300 litre drop-tank and drop bombs. Due to its lower take-off weight the G-10 had better performance than its successor the Bf109,K-4. Including all variants the German Luftwaffe took delivery of over 2000 Bf109 G-10.
- Widened Fuselage
- Wings Panels with Long Coamings
- Detailed Surfaces with Recessed Panel Joints
- Detailed Cockpit with Instrument Panel
- Many Interior Details in Cockpit
- Separate Tail Wheel
- Rotating Propeller with large Propeller Blades
- Detailed Landing Gear Bay with Side Walls
- Detailed Undercarriage
- Large Wheels
- Wide Upper Engine Cowling
- Separate Ailerons and Flaps
- Separate Slats
- Split Cockpit Canopy with Rear Armour
- Option to build either of 2 later Cockpit versions
- Drop-tank
Decals for 2 Luftwaffe versions:
- Bf 109 G-10 Erla, W.Nr. 152016, JG300, Praha-Kbely AB, Mai 1945
- Bf 109 G-10 Erla, W.Nr. 491446, Mj. E. Hartmann, JG52, April 1945

Scale: 1:144
No. of parts: 82
Height: 775 mm
At 09:32hrs on 16th July 1969 the giant Saturn V rocket was launched from the launchpad at Cape Canaveral on the most important journey in the history of mankind. The giant Saturn V consisted of three main stages was 110 meters (361 ft) high and weighed 3,000 tons. It could carry a payload of 50 tons and reach a speed of 11.2 km/second (25050 mph). The 394,000 km ( 244,800 mile) journey to the moon took 72 hours. 
After achieving low Earth Orbit, the upper assembly with the Apollo Capsule received a final push from the third stage rocket thrusters to achieve the speed required for its flight to the moon. Later the Apollo module broke away from the rocket, turned and pulled the Lunar Module from its protective covering. Coupled together like this, the combination eventually reached the Moon and entered lunar orbit. After several Lunar orbits the Lunar Module with the astronauts N. Armstrong and E. Aldrin on board separated from the Command Module in which only the astronaut M. Collins remained. With two firings of the retro rockets the Lunar Module commenced its final approach into the "Sea of Tranquillity". This historic event will be remembered for eternity.
- Model of the Saturn V, 77 cm (30¼ inches) in height
- Launch Platform
- Final Stage with 5 detailed Thruster Nozzles
- Structured Outer Surfaces
- 2nd Stage with 5 Thrust Nozzles
- Inter-Stage Ring with Control Nozzles
- 3rd Stage with Thrust Nozzle
- Detailed Lunar Module
- Opening Protective Shield over the Lunar Module
- Service Module with Thruster and Control Nozzles
- Command Module
- Emergency Rescue Rocket on the Nose
- 3 Figures to populate the Launch Platform
- Detailed Decal Set

Scale: 1:76
No. of parts: 52
Number of figures: 50
Early in 1941, the German supreme command dispatched the Africa Corps to aid its Italian allies in Libya. By the summer of 1942, these well-equipped troops had pushed the numerically vastly superior British out of Libya and back into Egypt. After the battle of el-Alamein, however, the exhausted German-Italian army was forced to withdraw.

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