Saturday, March 31

Revell of Germany kits built up on display in our April new release preview...

The new items from Revell of Germany this month include some very nice little aircraft, some from space and some from a stealthy sky, a popular big gun on the battlefield and some heavily upgraded WWII shipping - Today we show you the box-art, features & built-up models in this month's new releases preview

Revell of Germany kits in this month's new release preview

M109 US Army
Product #03265
1:72nd Scale
Length 91 mm
number of parts 160
The most built self-propelled howitzer in the world as a very demanding kit with 160 individual parts. With a rotating tower and detailed landing gear, the hobbyist receives an authentic model with two decal options from the US Army. Built ready, the backbone of the artillery of the USA stands on an injection-moulded chain with sections and has a length of 9.1 cm.
A model construction kit of the most prolific armoured self-propelled gun in the world in the original US Army version.
This model features: 
- A rotatable turret
- Detailed chassis
- Injection moulded tracks with individual parts
Authentic representation of the following versions:
- 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment Vietnam, ca. 1968
- 2nd Battalion, 22th Field Artillery Regiment 1st Armoured Division REFORFERIII FTX Certain Forge, 1971

Flower Class Corvette "HMS BUTTERCUP"
Product: 05158
1:144th scale
Length 478 mm
number of parts 492
This ship kit for very demanding hobbyists consists of 492 individual parts. Highlights of the Corvette, which was under Belgian command in the fight against German submarines during World War II, include the 10.2 cm main gun, the realistic radar tower, the eye-catching acoustic hammer and the water bomb launching system. On the display stand the finished model with 47.8 cm length comes into its own.
A model construction kit of HMS Buttercup which whilst under command of the Royal Navy Section Belge (Naval Forces of the Free Belgian Army). Specially equipped for acoustic and magnet mine clearance.
Model Features:
- Detailed superstructures
- 10,2 cm main armament
- Detailed radar tower
- Depth charge launchers
- Acoustic hammer
- Display stand
Authentic representation of the following version:
- HMS Buttercup, Royal Navy Section Belge (RNSB), 1941-1944

TIRPITZ - Platinum Edition
Product #05160
1:350th scale
Length 717mm
number of parts 2190
The largest and most modern battleship of its time also comes with superlatives as a very sophisticated kit: this limited kit contains 2,190 individual parts! Included: metal gun barrels and anchor chain, many photoetched parts for filigree details and a self-adhesive wooden deck. In addition, 2 Arado 196 seaplanes on deck, 16 anti-aircraft guns, 12 15mm and 38cm gun turrets and 16 lifeboats. For the length of 71,7cm some space may be made in the showcase.
A model construction kit of at that time the largest and most modern battleship in the world.
The Model Features:  
photo-etched parts
- metal gun barrels
- self-adhesive wooden decking
- Metal anchor chain
- Detailed 38 cm gun turrets
- Twelve 15 cm guns
- Sixteen 10,5 cm flak guns
- Search-lights with transparent parts
- 16 lifeboats
- Two Arado 196 Seaplanes with transparent cockpits
- Display stand
Authentic representation of the following versions:
- Battleship Tirpitz, Altafjord, Norway, July-September 1942
- Battleship Tirpitz, Kaafjord, Norway 6.-9. September 1943, Operation Sizilien

Millennium Falcon
Product number #06718
1:72nd Scale
Length 375 mm
number of parts 52
 An easy to assemble model construction kit of the Correllian transporter, the Millennium Falcon, one of the fastest and best-equipped spaceships in the galaxy. It may look old and dilapidated but constant modifications have made it something special. Thus, also inside the craft is a Hyper-drive that makes the Falcon almost twice as fast as all the Imperial Starcruisers.
Model Includes:
- Detailed large area fuselage
- Rotatable sensor
- Opening loading ramp
- Assembly instructions and decal set included 

Focke Wulf Fw190 F-8
Product number #03898
1:72 Scale
Length 123 mm
wingspan 145 mm
number of parts 46
A model construction kit of the world-famous WWII fighter-bomber that was also used in support of ground troops in the latter period of the war.
- Rotatable propeller
- Under-carriage can be mounted down or retracted
Authentic representation of the following version:
- Focke Wulf 190F-8, Stab II./SG 4, Tilsit/East Prussia, July 1944 

Lockheed Martin F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter
Length 270 mm
wingspan182 mm
number of parts 37
1:72 scale
An easy to assemble model construction kit of the Lockheed F-117, the first stealth fighter in the world. It is used mainly for night attack missions. The multi-faceted construction helps the F-117 to remain undetected by radar.
Model Includes
- Authentic surface structure
- Two laser-guided bombs
Authentic representation of the following version:
- Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk, Serial 80-0788, 49th FW, Holloman AFB 2006
These new varied and pretty promising items will be available from Revell’s Distributors worldwide this month.