Saturday, November 29

Revell's December items are just in time to make that Xmas list....

In December’s new items from Revell we go topless in a VW, we dump a load, feel the sting of a hornet and get pounced on bay a Jaguar. Huey and the Centurion are here as well…

Revell’s New Items for December 2014

Product number 07071
Skill level 4
Single components123
Introduced in May 1974 the Golf stood in stark contrast to its predecessor, the VW Beetle. The angular shaped motor car had for instance front-wheel drive and a water-cooled front engine. The open top version came onto the market five years later. Often painted red, the wide roll-over bar earned the car its nickname of the day the Strawberry Basket. Nevertheless the car quickly blossomed out to become the most prolific convertible in the world at that time. Amongst other things the good workmanship on the convertible produced by the Karmann company in Osnabrück was held in very high esteem. The 70 and 110 bhp engines were also deemed to be sufficiently powerful. During the 14 years it was in production 389,000 units left the production line and the car appeared in several television series.
- Faithfully reproduced bodywork with finely structured surfaces
- Separate, opening bonnet
- Multi-part, fully detailed four-cylinder engine
- Separate exhaust system
- Detailed interior with dash-board, front seats and rear bench seat
- Can be built either as a left or right-hand drive version
- Rotating Wheels
- Can be built with an open or closed hood
- Imitation rubber tyres
- Instructions and authentic decal set with various registration numbers (D, GB, F, NL, B, A, I, S, DK)

Product number 07072
Skill level 4
Single components121
At the IAA 1975 Volkswagen presented a vehicle that was initially developed without the knowledge of the board of directors. This sporty offshoot of the Golf 1 offered properties which characterise a true sports car - a low curb weight combined with a powerful engine. Available from 1976 onwards, the outrageously fast GTI revolutionised the motoring world. There was now an affordable sports car that could easily compete with expensive competition available to everyone and suitable for daily use. The sports car sector was completely democratised by the 110 bhp GTI. Wheel arch extensions, wider wheels, the large front spoiler and a red border around the front grill characterised this compact sports car which accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 9.2 seconds. It very quickly became iconic.
- Faithfully reproduced bodywork with typical wheel arch flares
- Separate, opening bonnet
- Multi-part, fully detailed four-cylinder engine
- Separate exhaust system
- Detailed interior with dash-board, front seats and rear bench seat
- Typical steering wheel
- Faithfully reproduced dash-board for left or right hand drive versions
- Rotating wheels
- Generously dimensioned front spoiler
- Imitation rubber tyres
- Instructions and authentic decal set with various registration numbers (D, GB, F, NL, B, A, CH, I, S, DK)

Product number 04998
Skill level 4
Single components 118 
The CL-415 amphibious aircraft is one of the most modern propeller driven fire-fighting aircraft and is used mainly for fighting forest fires. It is capable of taking up 6137 gallons of water from lakes during flight without actually having to land on the water. This is sometimes the only way to get extinguishing agents to forest fires quickly, especially in difficult terrain. The aircraft comes from the proven CL-215 and is equipped with turboprop-engines and digital avionics. Its maiden flight took place in December 1993. It was specifically designed as a fire-fighting aircraft, but is also used as a patrol aircraft. The main areas of operation are Canada and the Mediterranean region.

- Structured surfaces
- Detailed cockpit with control column and seats
- Interior with imitation tank
- Detailed nose and main under-carriage
- Pontoons under the wings
- Rotatable propeller
- Antennae
- May be fitted with a ladder 
- Authentic decal set for following versions:
- Canadair CL-416 / Bombardier 415 Tanker 278 C-GOGZ, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources - Dryden Regional Airport 2008

Product number 04996
Skill level4
 Single components128
The French / British Jaguar all weather ground attack fighter aircraft has been in service with the Royal Air Force and the Armée de l'Air since 1973. It completed its maiden flight in 1968. The RAF ordered 165 Jaguar GR.1's. The aircraft quickly earned a very a good reputation for its precise navigation and weapons delivery. The British version was also equipped with a laser rangefinder, an automatic target designation system and computer navigation. Eight RAF Squadrons were equipped with the Jaguar, six of which were stationed in Germany. The Jaguar was successfully deployed in the Gulf War Zone from 1990 and returned home with no losses. The last Jaguars were decommissioned in 2007.
- Structured surfaces with recessed panel joints
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel
- Detailed undercarriage
- Air-brakes open or closed
- 2 external fuel tanks
- Reconnaissance pod
- 2 Sidewinder guided missiles
- Bombs

- Authentic decal set for following versions:
- SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1, No.54 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Coltishall, England, Mach 1979
- SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1A, No.41 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Coltishall, England, September 1987

Product number04990
Skill level3
Single components108
The Cylons are a race of sensitive robots with a human-like form. They were created by the inhabitants of the 12 colonies, some 60 years before the Second Cylon War, which ended with the collapse of the 12 colonies. Over the course of decades delicate forms have developed out of the original bulky shapes, originally planned as soldiers.
The purely mechanical Cylons are designated Centurions according to their original military role. The deadly and very efficient Centurions form the backbone of infantry units in the Cylon army. They are over six feet tall and have a ruby-red optical scanner instead of eyes, which is externally discernible as a running light. Despite their massive metal construction their appearance is still humanoid: they have a head, two arms, a torso and two legs. They are however able to unfold their hands to expose a built-in weapons system with which they can fire high velocity projectiles with great penetrating power. Their robust metal exterior can withstand small arms fire, only explosive projectiles are able to incapacitate or even destroy them.
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- Kit also suitable for beginners
- Multi-part head
- Typical visor
- Multi-part legs with protective armour
- Right arm with a retracted, large-calibre weapon in the forearm cladding
- Left arm with bent wrist and extended, heavy calibre weapon
- Diverse and separate sections of the limbs
- Separate and delicately crafted fingers
- Large torso elements with separate back and chest plates
- Large area display panel

Product number04894
Single components88
The F/A-18 carrier based all-weather multi-role combat aircraft was developed on behalf of the US Navy and the US Marine Corps to deploy from aircraft carriers of the Nimitz class. It should have the ability to combat land, sea and air targets over long ranges. Flight testing of the improved F/A-18C version began on 3 September 1986. Since 1986, the F/A-18 was involved in all major military operations concerning the United States. The aircraft's missions include securing air superiority, reconnaissance, airspace surveillance and air-to-ground attack.
- Structured surfaces
- Detailed cockpit
- Optional twin tailpipe version
- Detailed landing gear
- Landing gear optionally extended or retracted
- Antennas
- Cockpit canopy optionally open
- 2 Sidewinder missiles
- 2 auxiliary tanks

- Authentic decal set for following version:
- F/A-18C Hornet, VFA-151, USS Abraham Lincoln, Lemoore NAS, 2007

Product number 04905
Skill level 5
Single components123
The Bell UH-1, better known as the Huey, gained fame with the American Armed Forces in the 1960s during the Vietnam War. It quickly became an indispensable part of their modern battlefield equipment through rescue operations, troop transport and armed escort. With the introduction of the heavy machine-gun and rocket pod armament, it was often nicknamed the Gunship. The first Huey undertook its maiden flight on 22 October 1956. In March 1962 the first machines were sent into service in South Vietnam where they were initially used only for medi-vac flights and as a multi-purpose helicopter. The first armed versions were transferred to the UTTHC (Utility Tactical Transport Helicopter Company) in South Vietnam in September 1962. Their typical armament consisted of a hydraulically driven M-6 quad container with four 7.62 mm M-60 machine guns and a heavy missile armament, all of which were attached to the skids. They gave fire support to unarmed helicopters and ground troops and were an integral part of any tactical combat unit. The U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy also deployed the Huey in large numbers in Vietnam.
- Structured surfaces with replica rivets
- Detailed interior with instrument panel
- Authentically reproduced rotor head
- Pilot figures
- Bench seat and ammunition box
- Replica engine
- Movable main and tail rotor
- 2 rocket pods
- 4 external MGs with chain links

- Authentic decal set for following versions:
- US Army, 174th. AHC, (Attack Helicopter Company) Vietnam, 1967
- US Marine Corps, Vietnam, 1965

The BO105 is the most successful helicopter design in the light utility class. Due to its agility it is suitable for many military uses. Thus in the 70's the German Army also received a liaison and reconnaissance version in addition to the anti-tank helicopter variant. More than 300 machines entered service with various Army regiments. In the meantime, the German Army has begun to disband its first BO105 units. For this occasion, a BO105 from Combat Helicopter Regiment 26 (CHR 26) Franken stationed near the town of Roth in mid-Franconia was adorned with a spectacular livery. As well as the Bavarian flag, a timeline of CHR 26, saluting soldiers, some of the city's landmarks, the city's Coat of Arms and a Hornet as the unit’s emblem adorn both sides of this colourful helicopter.
- Super decal set with the decorative designs for fuselage side walls
- Seats and control column
- Detailed interior
- Radar detector
- Rotating main rotor
- New rotor-blade design
- Rotating tail rotor
- Extensive decal set for the fly-out special livery 35 years Roth

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