Saturday, July 11

Several built up kits from Revell of Germany as they show their July variety..

A couple of very nice top end motors from completely different mind-sets, some German armour, fast jets and armoured ships from another era we see what’s be-“Hind” Revell of Germany’s new items for July…

Revell’s July’s 2015 new items

Product number #05136
1/1200 Scale
Skill level 3 advanced
Parts 48
When the Scharnhorst was launched in 1936, she and her sister ship, the Gneisenau, represented a completely new type of battlecruiser. Operating from Brest, she was the biggest threat to Allied merchant shipping until, in February 1942, she managed to escape north through the Channel. On 26.12.1943 she was engaged and sunk by the HMS Duke of York off the northern coast of Norway.
Product details
Length 188 mm
- Waterline hull
- Detailed deck surfaces
- Gun turrets
- Ship-borne airplanes
- Authentic painting scheme

Product number #07059
Appearance date
June 2015
1:25th Scale
Skill level: 3 advanced
Single components: 48
According to Chevrolet the name Camaro is derived from the French word “camarade”, which can be translated to mean comrade or friend. In production since 1967 the Camaro has more than lived up to its name. Whereas the first Camaros were just muscle cars the new ZL1 really does show its muscles. 580bhp delivered from a 6.2 litre V8 engine unleashes a fearsome 750 newton meters (553 ft/lbs) of torque onto the rear axle. After only 4 seconds the speedometer sweeps past the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark as it continues to climb right up to 290 km/h (180 mph). Thanks to state of the art technology in the chassis, these forces are held in check in the true style of European sports cars. With the new Camaro ZL1, General Motors has stood a super sports car on its rubber slicks which, thanks to its affordable price is also competitive in Europe. 
Model details
- An ideal kit for beginners and people returning to the hobby: all body-parts are pre-painted. Further painting or decorating of the bodywork is not necessary, but can be undertaken according to the enclosed instructions.
- Detailed multi-part engine
- Two-part chassis
- Detailed interior with authentic instrument panel
- Metal axles and chromed wheel rims
- Opening bonnet, already attached
- Rotatable wheels
- Precise, detailed but easy to assemble kit
- Comprehensive decal set with international registration plates (D, A, NL, F, B, GB, I, USA, RUS) 

Product number #04942
1/48th Scale
Skill level: 4 challenging
Single components 150 
Designed in the 1960s the Mil Mi-24 holds a special place within the gunship fraternity. Bristling with weapons the robust D version is one of the most powerful attack helicopters in the world. Thanks to two powerful engines and a slender fuselage this Flying Fortress is very manoeuvrable and can achieve a top speed of over 330 km/h (205 mph) even with a full weapon load. This Soviet designed and heavily armoured attack helicopter became well known during the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya and was widely used by the forces of the Warsaw Pact. The Hind D is equipped with a 12.7 mm heavy MG in a chin turret - Swatter guided missiles and rocket pods can be carried on outer stations of the stub wings. The 24 D - NATO codename Hind - has been in military front-line service since the mid-70s.
Product details
- Structured surfaces
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel and control column
- Imitation figures for the pilot and gunner
- Rotatable chin turret with machine-gun
- Detailed interior with seating
- Detailed imitation engines
- Rotating main and tail rotors
- Fully detailed rotor-head
- Detailed undercarriage
- Stub-wings with weapon pylons
- 4 rocket pods
- 2 launch ramps for Swatter guided missiles
- Cockpit doors can be assembled in the open or closed positions by choice
- Antennae and infrared sensors
Authentic decal set for following versions:
- Mil Mi-24D Hind-D, 414 - East German Army (NVA), KHG-3 Cottbus AB, 1985
- Mil Mi-24D Hind-D, 98+31 - German Air Force, WTD-61 Manching AB, 1995
- Mil Mi-24D Hind-D, 457 - Polish Air Force, 56.KPSB, Inowroclaw - Latkowo 2006

Product number #03208
1:72nd Scale
Skill level: 5 very challenging
168 Single components
Country - Germany
Length 107 mm
Number of parts 168
The Spaehpanzer 2 Luchs that has been used by German army tank reconnaissance units since 1975 is well armoured, has an on-board NBC system and is characterized by extremely quiet running. As armament it has an RH 202 20 mm cannon.
Product details
- Filigree surface structures
- Rotary turret
- Detailed wheels with authentic tread profile
- Hatches optionally open or closed
- MG mount with detailed machine gun
- Detailed tool simulation
Authentic decal set for following versions:
- 3./Gebirgspanzeraufklärungsbataillon, Freyung, 1993
- 4./Panzeraufklärungsbataillon 5, Sontra, 1992

Product number# 03141
1:72nd Scale
Skill level: 5 very challenging
Single components 153
Country versions – Germany & Turkey
The Sd. Kfz. 9 - 18 t heavy recovery vehicle is one of the best known German towing vehicles of World War II. The final version was built at the Fahrzeug-und Motorenwerken (FAMO) in Breslau where about 2,500 units were made between 1939 and 1944. It was used for recovering tanks and transporting heavy artillery and bulky goods of all kinds. The 12-cylinder Maybach engine developed 250 hp and made the 8.30 m long monster into the heaviest tractor used by the German Army.
- Finely detailed model with many features incised on the surface
- Injection moulded track with individual links and sections
- Hinged windscreen
- Chassis with reproductions of drive line and winch
Authentic decal set for following versions:
- Captured by RAOC (Royal Army Ordnance Corps) Tunesia, 1943
- III. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 7 / 10. Panzer-Division, Tunesia, 1943

Product number #07008
1:24th Scale
Skill level: 3 advanced
Single components: 131
The BMW i8 is the embodiment of a future orientated sports car incorporating the latest in revolutionary technology. The rear axle of the plug-in hybrid is powered by a 3 cylinder engine which although it only has 1.5 litres capacity still produces a whopping 170 kW (231 bhp) and 320Nm of torque with the help of two turbochargers. The front axle draws power from an electric motor that delivers 96 kW (131 bhp). Interaction between the two engines is optimally co-ordinated thanks to an intelligent energy management system. The result: true sports car performance and this with fuel consumption and emission values of a small car. The i8 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds and can achieve the usual BMW top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
- Faithfully reproduced multi-part bodywork
- Multi-part 3 cylinder engine
- Highly detailed reproduction of the electric motor
- Doors can be built in either the open or closed position
- Detailed interior with authentic dashboard
- Structured front seats and authentic jump seats
- Separate movable tailgate
- Fully detailed suspension
- Rotating wheels
- Detailed chassis
- Various chrome parts, including wheel rims and reflectors
- Extensive decal set with international number plates (D, A, NL, F, B, CH, GB, I, RUS)

Product number #03970
Scale 1:144th
Length 111 mm
Number of parts 63
Wingspan 76 mm
Skill level: 3 advanced
Single components: 63
The Euro Fighter is the most outstanding high-performance multi-role combat aircraft of the current generation. Taktlwg 74 in Neuburg presented a truly fantastic livery during the 2014 Tiger Meet with which it won one of the coveted Tiger Meet prizes.
Product details
- Finely structured surfaces with recessed panel joints
- Detailed Cockpit
- Detailed undercarriage
- Two external fuel-tanks
- 4 METEOR guided missiles
- 4 AMRAAM guided missiles
- 2 IRIS-T guided missiles
- Super decal set with decor-panels for the Bronze Tiger version:
- Eurofighter Typhoon 30+09 Bronze Tiger - Tigermeet 2014, Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 74 - Neuburg AB

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