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Re: Revell
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2012, 08:37:26 AM »
<...> That gun turret with the sensors just begs to be applied to another vehicle :)  <...>
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Re: Revell
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2012, 04:45:53 AM »
Jeffry, I'd like to see the Fennek done in 1/35 scale too.

As cool as the Puma is, I'm odd in that I'm actually looking forward to Revell's new Leo 2A6M. This is an all-new tool that replaces the older, Italeri-based kit. So far, the details look nice and it seems that it will be significantly cheaper than Tamiya's "A6".

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Re: Revell
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2012, 11:36:46 AM »
I actually have a 1/35 Fennek. It it is an all metal, pre-built one. Will still be getting a repaint in the future though...
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Re: Revell
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2012, 06:50:02 AM »
I have never looked closely at the revell 1/35th stuff, but was wondering is the choice of window material the same as the 1/72nd scale stuff as I really can not stand the thin plastic film that is a nightmare to cut to the correct shape, let alone instal without covering in glue. I have a truck sat waiting for its windows as I really can not face doing them. I built a 1/72nd Fennek and the windscreen decided to fall out, never to be reinstalled again  :icon_twisted:
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Re: Revell
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2012, 12:14:28 AM »
Some first quarter news for 2013! LINK

Mostly repops or conversions. All-new kits and the rest of the year will probably be announced on New Year's Day or at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg.
Really looking forward to that Stridsvagn 122 in 1/72!  8) Also glad to see the "Solo Türk" and further Tornado Tigermeet versions.
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Re: Revell
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2012, 03:21:06 AM »
the F-89 Scorpoin looks like a good build, Belgium concidered it, but went for the CF-100 instead.
would make a rather cool loking Belgian AF Nightfighter  8)

the Ju52 in 1/144 is going on the wishlist aswell.
on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
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Re: Revell
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2012, 03:30:32 AM »
the F-89 Scorpoin looks like a good build, Belgium concidered it, but went for the CF-100 instead.
would make a rather cool loking Belgian AF Nightfighter  8)

I like that!  The F-89 was never used operationally in anything but ADC Gray or NMF so it would look good in the camouflage and markings of the CF-100.  Excellent what-if and so simple to make. 
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Re: Revell
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2012, 04:15:04 AM »
Yep.  Me too. 
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Re: Revell
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2012, 05:07:35 AM »
Sign me up for the Scorpion and the Tante Ju!

A Ju-52 in 1/144 has so many possibilities!

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Re: Revell
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2012, 06:35:31 AM »
The great John Lacey  a few years ago was kind enough indulge my desire for a stronger RCAF to support Canadian Sovereignty including the F-89 . No rogue rabid racoons are getting across the border:

















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Re: Revell
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2012, 02:07:18 AM »
In-box review available to view at Hyperscale for the Revell 1:32nd scale Westland Sea Lynx Mk.88A (Kit Number 04652) courtesy of Phil Parsons and Brett Green
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Re: Revell
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2012, 03:26:30 AM »
Sign me up for the Scorpion and the Tante Ju!

A Ju-52 in 1/144 has so many possibilities!

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Eduard's 1/144 Ju 52 has been available for a few years, and they are releasing it in a civil version.
I have the kit and it's OK, but nothing great. Most sources figure that the Revell kit is a re-box of the
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Re: Revell
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2012, 09:08:34 AM »
Thanks for the info, Mr JCF! I thought I'd heard about a 1/144 Ju-52 before, but sometimes my memory is a bit foggy.

I wonder if there will really be much difference between the military & civil kits. Of course, I'm really hoping the civil version will have some lovely, streamlined spats!
 :-* :-* :-*
If it does, I'll be tempted to report to them that mine had some "missing" parts...
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Re: Revell
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2012, 10:09:28 AM »
If done properly it will have many differences as the civil and military versions were very different aircraft.
Revell's 1/48 civil version is a proper airliner version, unlike Italeri's 1/72 kit which is a hybrid between the
airliner and military transport versions.

Here is the newsleter with the civil variant info, note, however, that it shows the same sprue drawing as the military versions sans spats.

http://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/distributors/leaflet/leaflet2013-01.pdf#page5

I wonder how many folks will build D-ANAL?  ;D
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Re: Revell
« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2012, 10:02:49 PM »
I'm really hoping that sprue drawing is wrong, Mr JCF. There's something about having box art that shows such lovely spats but not having any in the kit that bothers me.

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Re: Revell
« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2012, 06:48:13 PM »
1/700 HMS Tiger, unless I am greatly mistaken it is the old Matchbox kit.

http://www.revell.com/germany/ships/80-5116.html

I need several of these, just need to wait until I move house.

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Re: Revell
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2012, 12:13:25 PM »
In-box review available to view at CyberModeler for the Revell 1:35th scale SPz PUMA (Kit Number 3096) courtesy of  Sundiata Cowels

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Re: Revell
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2012, 02:56:48 PM »
Does anybody else see something odd about the side of the mantlet on that painting?  It looks like it has two separate elevating sections, not in alignment. 

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Re: Revell
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2012, 11:13:54 PM »
I thought the same thing about the box art. Not sure if its just wonky angles, or if the assembly had independent elevation mechanisms?


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Re: Revell
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2012, 01:23:15 AM »
Do you mean the lattice-like cover of the main gun and the solid box next to it? The solid box houses the coaxial 5.56mm (what were they thinking?) MG4 and doesn't move independently.
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Re: Revell
« Reply #45 on: December 27, 2012, 12:46:06 PM »
I mean the solid "box" structure to the left of the gun in both the painting and the photo (on the right side, if in alignment with the front of the turret, facing forwards).  To me, it appears to be an odd shape/angle, almost as if is elevating separate to the main gun, surrounded by its lattice-like support structure. 

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Re: Revell
« Reply #46 on: December 27, 2012, 02:51:18 PM »
 :) Yup, that's the housing of the MG4, coaxial to the main gun.
I also think it looks odd. On the Revell box it almost looks like there's a kink in the main gun.  ;D
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Re: Revell
« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2012, 03:34:48 AM »
Kit review uploaded to Modellversium.de showing the contents of the Revell Germany 1:48th scale Bell UH-1D SAR/Heeresflieger (kit number 04452) courtesy of Roland Kunze. 

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Nice kit that has its origins with the Italeri UH-1D/UH-1H kit but improved upon by Revell with additional parts on a separate sprue for the SAR version.
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Re: Revell
« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2012, 08:52:50 AM »
:) Yup, that's the housing of the MG4, coaxial to the main gun.
I also think it looks odd. On the Revell box it almost looks like there's a kink in the main gun.  ;D

I just got this kit and the boxtop artwork seems a little misleading. The main gun barrel runs along the lower part of the trapezoidial latticework and it doesn't look as kinked in the instructions (or plastic). This is a big vehicle, too - it looks comparable in size to a MBT like the Leo II or an M1.

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Re: Revell
« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2012, 09:36:49 AM »
<snip>- it looks comparable in size to a MBT like the Leo II or an M1.
Right about that.  There is a test vehicle rocking a Leopard 1 turret and it looks right at home on the Puma hull. 
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