Monday, April 4

Preview: Revell's new kits for April/May revealed...

Revell's website has undergone a few changes, with their recent spate of gift sets and non-scale kits. We thought it important to show the latest kits from Germany to remind people that they do in fact, still make scale models! See their releases for April/ May, built up by Revell's own modellers in our preview...

Preview: Revell's new kits for April/May...

69 Camaro SS
Product number: 07712
Number of parts:111
Length:189 mm / Width:78 mm / Height: 52 mm
The 1969 Camaro carried over the previous year's drivetrain and major mechanical components, but all-new sheet metal, except the hood and trunk lid, gave the car a substantially sportier look. The grille was redesigned with a heavy "V" cant and deeply inset headlights. New door skins, rear quarter panels, and rear valance panels also gave the car a much lower, wider, more aggressive look. This styling would serve for the 1969 model year only.
This classic Chevrolet two-door coupé or convertible was developed and introduced as a competitor to the Ford Mustang.
Faithfully reproduced body with fine surface textures
Separate, removable engine hood
Detailed chassis
Many chrome parts, including rims and exterior mirrors
Instructions and authentic decals included for this car type

F/A-18F Super Hornet
Product number: 03834
Number of parts:97
Length:254 mm / Height:67 mm / Wingspan:189 mm
The Boeing F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet are twin-engine, carrier-capable, multirole fighter aircraft variants based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The F/A-18E single-seat and F/A-18F tandem-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet.
Model kit of the popular F/A-18 Super Hornet. Being an F model like the Tomcat, it features a two-seat cockpit to accommodate a weapon systems operator behind the pilot. This officer is in charge of the tactical operation of avionics, weapons and navigation.
Very detailed kit
Fully armed
2 decal versions

Queen Mary 2
Product number: 05231
Number of parts:323
Length:494 mm
Queen Mary 2 is a superlative passenger ship. With a length of 345 meters and 150,000 GRT, the Queen Mary 2 is one of the largest and most magnificent passenger ships ever built. 
2,620 passengers are looked after by 1,253 crew members, and have space on 14 stylishly and luxuriously furnished decks. Revell's model kit of the iconic Queen Mary 2 ocean liner includes large-format decals
Kit Features
Detailed two-piece hull
Clear parts
Display stand
Extensive decal set

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (easy-click-system kit)
Product number: 03652
Number of parts:15
Length:290 mm / Width:154 mm / Height:110 mm
The legendary SR-71 “Blackbird” as a model kit. Even after more than 20 years since its official decommissioning and almost 60 years since its first flight, the legendary SR-71 remains the subject of numerous myths and legends.
The innovative Easy-Click system makes this model fast and easy to assemble: Simply snap these colourful, precisely crafted parts together for a sturdy fit, and decorate your model with stickers.

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Product number: 07710
1:8th scale
Number of parts:154
Length:624 mm / Width:233 mm / Height:159 mm
Large-format and very challenging model kit of the Firebird, Pontiac’s pony car. The second generation of this beloved sports car came out in 1970 and stayed in production for 11 years. In 1979, the grill was redesigned yet again, and each pair of headlights was now separated by a plastic divider. 
The 1979 Firebird became the best-selling model in the whole series. The top model was the Trans Am. It became known as the most popular version, thanks, in part, to its appearances in various films.
A very demanding construction kit for the experienced modeller
Multi-piece V8 engine
Movable bonnet
Multi-piece chassis
Various chrome parts, including rims, exhaust pipe and carburettor
Decal for three famous versions featured in films (you know the ones!)

Messerschmitt Bf109G-2/4
kit number: 03829
1:32nd Scale
Number of parts:184
Length:284mm / Span:310mm
The Messerschmitt Bf109G-2 was an early version of the G version of the fighter, equipped with the new DB 605 engine, and was used in all theaters of war.
This model kit from Revell Germany can be built as the Messerschmitt Bf109G G2 or G4  versions
One of the earliest variants of the G series depicted in a large scale kit
Improved undercarriage
2× 7.92mm MG 17
1× 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon

Mercedes-Benz 1625 TLF 24/50
Product number: 07516
Number of parts:231
Lenght:296mm / Width:118mm / Height:122mm
The tank fire engine (= TLF) based on the Mercedes-Benz 1625 (16 t, 250 hp) and with a 5000-litre extinguishing water tank was originally intended for firefighting on motorways. 
In the course of its long service life with numerous fire brigades, however, it has proven itself excellently in many other fire operations.
Multi-part engine
Box body with two detailed cargo spaces
Movable foam/water cannon
Cab with opening doors
Movable wheels
Decals with license plates of different versions (3xD = Nottuln, Holzminden, Mühlheim ad Ruhr)
All of these new products are available now from the Revell Website...