Friday, July 29

Revell’s “Master Series” Star Wars Kit Preview, Fine moulds or just old Finemolds...

Just when you thought the Star Wars models from Revell of Germany weren’t going to get past the beginners kits we have already seen we have three launch products to their “Master Series with the TIE, X-Wing and the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy in some great detail. We thought you might want to look at all built up in our preview…

Revell’s “Master Series” Star Wars Kit Preview

Revell of Germany’s new Star Wars kits has been EAGERLY awaited by the more discerning modellers looking for something more than the beginner's kits we had already seen. These three new kits are in fact from Finemolds stock, but that is no bad thing as these kits are seen to be the best on the market. In fact, they may be more easily attainable and maybe even cheaper? Let’s have a look at them in our preview…

 This is from the Revell Spiel on these new kit series…

“The Master Series, exclusively for you: we are bringing surely the best Star Wars kits to Europe. Finely engraved surfaces, high-precision components and excellent fits guarantee a great modelling experience for even the most demanding modellers. With up to 900 individual parts in each model and scales of 1:48 and 1:72, the detail is amazing. These models are sure to be the highlight of any collection.”

Let's hope so - these are the first three kits from the range to be released by RoG.

1:48th scale
Product number #15092
Number of parts 43
height 157 mm, length 133 mm
79,99 €
Darth Vader used this prototype as the basis for the terrifyingly effective TIE interceptor in the Battle of Yavin IV. Unlike all other TIE fighters this prototype has a deflector shield generator and a simple hyperdrive. Vader's TIE Advanced is armed with heavy twin blaster cannon on fixed mounts but has no life support systems. The TIE Advanced is characterised by a hull made of duralloy steel, an extended after deck and unique solar cell wings. The Tie Advanced quickly became one of Darth Vader's favourite ships. Like all the TIE ships the prototype has a drive system consisting of twin ion engines. Its solar ionization reactor is reputed to be much more powerful than that of the standard TIE fighters. The TIE Advanced has proved itself in battle, as it is capable of withstanding many direct hits. In addition, the pilots' chances of survival were considerably enhanced by the incorporation of a hyperdrive system, which enables the ship to escape from hopeless battle situations.
Product specifications
- A challenging construction kit
- Including a scale model figure of a pilot and an Imperial Officer
- Large area wing parts
- Display Stand
- Assembly instructions with paint schemes
- Comprehensive decal set

Product number #15091
1:48th Scale
Height 71mm, length 271mm
Number of parts 141
99,99 €
This is the most important rebel alliance fighter and one of the most powerful single-seat space ships ever produced. The T-65 X-wing Fighter owes its name to the double wings one above the other that form an X in combat in order to increase the firing range of the pilot. In addition to four high-energy laser cannon the X-wing Fighter has proton torpedoes, deflector shields, hyperdrive and a navigation droid. Luke Skywalker prefers this type of fighter. It was used by the young Jedi to destroy the first Death Star in the Battle of Yavin IV. The X-wing Fighter quickly proved to be one of the most effective military aircraft in the galaxy. The unusual wing design of the T-65 is frequently regarded as the success formula of the space ship. The pair of twin wings remains closed during normal flights under the speed of light. In combat and on entry into the atmosphere of a planet, they can be extended. On the wing tips are high-energy laser cannon that can be fired singly, simultaneously, in pairs or in other combinations.
Product specifications
- A challenging construction kit with more than 140 parts
- A scale model figure of a pilot and an astromech droid
- Multi-part wing and engine elements
- Landing gear can be assembled in the extended or retracted position
- Display Stand
- Assembly instructions with paint schemes
- Comprehensive decal set

Product number #15093
1:72nd Scale
Height 76mm, length 456mm
number of parts 904
349 €
This Corellian transporter is reputed to be one of the fastest and best-equipped ships in the galaxy. The Millennium Falcon may look old and broken down, but continual modifications have made it into something special. The crew has for years consisted of the reckless pilot and smuggler become a hero of the rebel alliance, Han Solo, and his co-pilot and technician, the trusty Wookie Chewbacca. A long time ago Solo won the ship from Lando Calrissian in a game of Sabacc. The Corellian transport type YT-1300 played an important role in the destruction of both battle stars and is probably the most famous ship in the galaxy. Inside the ship, there is a hyperdrive that gives it almost double the speed of any imperial star cruiser. The heavily armoured Falcon has an illegal bank of sensors that can track distant imperial ships before they are aware of its presence. The ship goes into battle with the most up-to-date imperial deflector system, two quad laser cannon and two disruptors.
Product specifications
- A challenging construction kit with more than 900 parts very precise parts
- Including scale model figures
- Separate upper and lower ship hull parts
- Landing gear can be assembled in the extended or retracted position
- Display Stander included
- Extensive assembly instructions
- Separate insert with pictures of the colour scheme
- Extensive decal set
These new varied and pretty promising items will be available from Revell’s Distributors worldwide this month.