Thursday, June 19

Somethings old, something new, something re-released & something from the blue - Revell's new July releases

Revell of Germany has several new (and one ancient) new release in their June/July items. The old tool Mosquito, and a new Lambo Diablo, in time for the D-Day celebrations landing craft and jeep plus a new and very colourful Apache. Let’s have a look at the completed models which will show you more about these kits.
Revell's New Items July 2014

ATF Dingo 2 GE A2 PatSi
Since it was introduced in 2000 the Allschutz-Transportfahrzeug (ATF = all-protected transport vehicle) Dingo has developed into a real all-rounder in the German army. Both the Dingo 1 and Dingo 2 combine ideal protection, off-road mobility and speed. The variant ATF Dingo 2 GE A2 PatSi has been in service in Afghanistan as a patrol and security vehicle since 2006. Thanks to outstanding anti-mine protection provided by the V-shaped deflector under the safety cell, the 6 occupants have the best possible protection. By way of self-protection, as a rule, it is equipped with a type 1530 mechanical overhead weapons station with a 7.62 mm MG3A1. With sales figures of 149 the ATF Dingo 2 GE A2 PatSi is the vehicle in greatest demand. In total, over 1,000 vehicles in different variants have already been supplied. In addition to the German army the Dingo 2 is used by the Czech army.
- New tool
- Finely engraved surface details
- Anti-slip coating
- Doors optionally open or closed
- Detailed interior
- Rear hatch optionally open or closed
- Weapons station with 7.62 mm MG3A1
- Detailed chassis
- Rubber tyres
- Authentic decals for 4 vehicles:
- Bundeswehr, Mission Training, 2011
- Bundeswehr, ISAF, Afghanistan, 2010
- Bundeswehr, ISAF, Afghanistan, 2012
- Czech Army, 2010

AH-64D Longbow Apache 100 Years Military Aviation
The AH-64D Apache Longbow is currently the most versatile, advanced and heavily armed attack helicopter in the world. The Royal Dutch Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht / KLU) also operates twenty-nine AH-64D without however the Longbow radar. In 2013 the Royal Dutch Air Force had one of its AH-64D Longbow Apaches decorated in a very attractive colour scheme for the occasion of the KLU centenary. The helicopter carrying the number Q-17 received a colour scheme in shades of orange, grey and black to represent the Netherlands at air shows. During air shows, the Royal Dutch Air Force aerobatic team pilots demonstrate spectacular loops, rolls and spins - manoeuvres that are normally unusual for helicopters. The emblem of the 301st Squadron stationed in Gilze-Rijen, home of the Apache Solo Display Team, also shows an arrow drawn in the Centaurs Longbow.
- Main rotor without Longbow Radar Dome
- AH-64D cockpit instrument panels
- Wide landing gear casing
- Cable cutting devices
- Detailed cockpit with control column
- 2 pilot figures
- Textured fuselage surfaces
- Rotating tail-rotor
- Detailed Main rotor head
- Stub-wings with weapons pylons
- Rotating front sensor/night-vision dome
- Detailed MG under the fuselage
- Super decal set containing all decorative elements of the Solo Display Teams special livery of the occasion of the Centenary of the formation of the Netherlands Air Force (AH-64D Apache Q-17 100 Years Military Aviation Royal Netherlands Air Force 1913-2013)

De Havilland Mosquito MK.IV
The Mosquito was one of the fastest and most powerful RAF bombers of the Second World War. Up until 1945, a total of 5500 of these aircraft were built. The lightweight Mosquito owes its success to the use of special materials for the basic airframe and the outer wing covering where mainly wood was used instead of aluminium. The prototype first flew on 25 November 1940, the Wooden Wonder then went into mass production. The Mosquito was faster than all of the German fighters. On the last day of the year in 1943, three Mosquito bombers dropped their bomb loads in the near vicinity of Reichsmarshal Goering as he wanted to take a parade in Berlin. They departed unhindered despite a huge number of enemy fighters being launched. Production was increased during the War and the Mosquito was also used as a fighter and for photo-reconnaissance inter alia, also in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Its maximum speed was 611 km/h (380 mph), range 3272 km (2032 miles). It could carry a maximum bomb load of 906 Kg (2000 lbs).
- Historical Revell mould
- Textured surfaces
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel
- 2 Pilot figures
- Detailed RR Merlin Engines
- Moveable Propellers
- Detailed undercarriage
- Undercarriage can be mounted p or Down
- Detailed Rudder
- One removable engine cowling
- Decal Set for 2 RAF versions:
Mosquito Mk.IV, NO. 627 Squadron, RAF, Woodhall Spa, England, June 1944
Mosquito Mk.IV, No. 105 Squadron, RAF, Marham, England, Dec 1942

Lamborghini Diablo VT
Calling a sports car after a bull with the incisive name of “Devil” is a clear indication to the buyer of what to expect. In 1990 Lamborghini presented the Diablo, at that time the fastest production car in the world. It was a potent successor to the Countach which had been in production for 16 years. In 1993 the Diablo VT was on offer for around DM 500,000. For this price one got a brutal 492 brake horsepower out of a 5.7 litres cubic capacity engine. Who dared, could try to reach the all-wheel drive Diablo VT's maximum speed of 328 km/h (204 mph). At that time the Lamborghini however already consumed about 25 litres per 100 kilometres of the best Super Plus. Nevertheless, between 1993 and 1999 four hundred Diablo VT's were sold.
- Reproduction of the original bodywork with fine surface details
- Separate, opening bonnet
- Multi-part detailed twelve-cylinder engine
- Separate exhaust system
- Detailed interior with authentic dashboard and textured seats
- Detailed suspension
- Reproduction of the original wheel rims
- Fully detailed chassis
- Diversity of chrome parts, including wheel rims, engine block and exhaust manifold
- Instruction sheet and authentic decal set for various registrations (D, GB, F, NL, I, A, B, CH)

D-Day Set (LCM3 & 4x4 Off-Road Vehicle)
On 6 June 1944, the Allies landed in Normandy. This famous day is commonly known as D-Day. In 2014, the 70th anniversary of this day, which was so crucial to the outcome of the war, will be celebrated.

From 1942 in the Second World War, a good 8,000 of the LCM 3 (50ft landing craft) were used by the American and British navies to transport light armoured cars and materials from ship to shore. These landing crafts could carry up to 30 tonnes of cargo and were used for landing the Allied forces in Normandy (D-Day). With a total build of at least 640,000, the Off-Road Vehicle is the vehicle most used in warfare. This robust, light and the all-wheel-drive vehicle was used by the Allied forces in all theatres of war. The vehicle was often brought ashore from landing craft to the coastal areas taken by the troops for supply and transport purposes.
- Landing craft inclusive of Off-Road Vehicle and trailer
- Includes 6 figures
- Structural details on surfaces
- Movable bow ramp
- Detailed stand
- True-to-original reproduction of propelling screw
- Two movable MG mounts
- Numerous accessories such as fuel drums and life buoys
- Decals for the following versions:
- U.S. Navy, Operation Overlord, invasion of Europe, D-Day June 6th, 1944 Normandy (France)
- Royal Navy (GB), Operation Torch, Invasion of Algeire (N. Africa), Eastern Task Force, Apple Beach , November 1942
4x4 Off-Road Vehicle:
- Vixen Tor, Vehicle of Maj. Gen. C.H. Gerhardt, Commander of U.S. 29th. ID Blue and Gray , D-Day June 6th, 1944, Normandy (France)
- Royal Navy, Personal Vehicle of Rear-Admiral, Royal Navy Depot, Portsmouth (Great Britain), 1944

These new items will be available from Revell’s Distributors worldwide this month - For further information on Revell's releases visit or email