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« on: January 01, 2012, 07:53:40 AM »
Revell news for 2012! CLICKY!

Yay! 1/144 F-16C!

New SPz Puma in 1/35, new-tool He 219 and Me 109G-6 in 1/32, new modern German, British and US pilot figures in 1/72 (double-yay for those!), re-intro of the 1/48 Rafale M (probably with the updated parts), re-box of the Zvezda 1/72 Sukhoi PAK-FA, the 1/72 Sea King makes a comeback,....
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Re: Revell
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 08:30:41 AM »
Some nice stuff in there to be sure.  The 32nd Lynx was a surprise.  Pity they didn't do it in 35th.

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Re: Revell
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 08:35:09 AM »
The official description for this huge weapon was M65 280mm Heavy Motorized Gun.  Unfortunately it is better known as Atomic Cannon thanks to one of the units making history when it fired the first ever live artillery fired atomic projectile at Frenchmen Flats, Nevada Proving Ground on May 25th, 1953. 

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(image source: Wikipedia/Atomic Energy Commission, now known as Department of Energy)



(image source: Michael Benolkin/CyberModeler)


On-line kit reviews:

Michael Benolkin on CyberModeler at this link: Revell (Renwal) 1/32 Atomic Cannon

Mike Whye on Internet Modeler at this link: Renwal (Revell) 1/32 Atomic Cannon


References:

Wikipedia - M65 Atomic Cannon

For additional viewing enjoyment you really need to see this Sratch Build 1/72nd scale M65 280mm Heavy Motorized Gun, built by Paul Gaertner, Crozet, Virginia
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Re: Revell
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 02:21:20 PM »
The PUMA IFV is a welcome addition. 

Pity they didn't do the Leonardo da Vinci stuff in 1/35 or even 1/48.  Would have made for a possible interesting diorama...
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Re: Revell
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 04:58:05 AM »
The PUMA IFV is a welcome addition.


Certainly looking forward to seeing the Puma kit.  So many possibilities . . .
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Re: Revell
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 05:09:58 AM »
Revell's PV-1 Ventura built by Dieter Wiegmann can be seen at this link on Hyperscale: http://www.hyperscale.com/2012/galleries/pv148dw_1.htm

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Apparently Dieter was one of the fortunate few that was provided with an advance copy of the model to build up for a review.  Certainly looks good from the images included in the article. 
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Re: Revell
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 04:06:07 PM »
Thomas Geier has provided images of the Revell of Germany 1/72nd scale Airbus A400M "Grizzly" (Nr. 04800) in an in-box kit review at Modellversium


(image source: Thomas Geier/Modellversium)

It was certainly nice of Revell to include feathered and unfeathered propellers in the kit. 
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Re: Revell
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 02:20:53 AM »
Thomas Hofmann provides an in-box kit review of the Revell of Germany 1/35th scale GTK (GTFz) Boxer (product number 03093) with plenty of images showing what is provided in this kit at Modellversium


(Click on image or html to view the article.  Image source: Thomas Hofmann/Modellversium)

This is an interesting kit with the personnel carrier module being a separate component that can be removed to reveal the details underneath the module that would normally be hidden from view.  My first thoughts were to start wondering how this vehicle would look with a standard fifth wheel mounted in that space to pull a trailer or modify it to become a cargo truck with stake sides and bench seats from one of the cargo truck kits.  It would certainly be an interesting diversion from following the kit instructions. 
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Re: Revell
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 12:22:14 AM »
The Renwal Mace Missile kit with the very unique looking FWD MM-1 Teracruzer missile transporter, erector, launcher vehicle is to be released again in a Renwal branded retro-look boxing by Revell. 

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Details were found on the Revell New Products Announcements Page
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Re: Revell
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2012, 02:12:17 AM »
Hmmm...that could be buyable just for the transporter wheels...
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Re: Revell
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 02:22:58 AM »
just perfect for mounting a ZELL. F.100 or F.104  8)

i recall the standard mobile ZELL. launcher was same unit used by the Martin Matador, predecessor of the Mace  ;D


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Re: Revell
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 02:49:34 AM »
Hmmm...that could be buyable just for the transporter wheels...


I had the previous release under the Revell "History Makers" brand name and the box was huge.  A friend of mine convinced me that he should undertake the task of building the thing and so it was left in his custody.  About the only thing I liked about the kit was the missile launcher which appealed to me for the similarities it had with the USAF ZELL program.  I was liking the idea of mounting something other than a Mace missile on it. 

What other modeling possibilities are there for a model of the FWD MM-1 Terracruzer?  How about this?  FWD MM-1 Terracruzer supporting a gold mine operation in Alaska

History of the FWD MM-1 Terracruzer in USAF service

Wikipedia - TM-76 (MGM-13/CGM-13) Mace Missile

FWD Terracruzer (pdf file download from unusuallocomotion.com)

Google Image Search Results for ''FWD Terracruzer''
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Re: Revell
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 07:36:02 AM »
Hell either which way, at 32nd scale that's a beauty.  My initial thoughts are a 72nd bomber for the Mace and god knows what whiffy goodness for the Terracruzer.

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John
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Re: Revell
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2012, 09:43:54 PM »
Guido Hopp provides an in-box kit review of the Revell of Germany 1/32nd scale MiG-29UB/GT (product number 04751) with plenty of images showing what is provided in this kit at Modellversium

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Re: Revell
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 07:08:12 AM »
I'm going to get a Teracruiser & do it as one of the supply trucks used at the US Antarctic base.  Tower Hobbies has the kit for US$63 & one only has been ordered by the Oz Revell agent but it retails here for AU$110 ???
Back in the 1980s IPMS-USA did a two-part article on how to correct & spiff it up.

I may also get the new Revell "Visible Giraffe" when it surfaces ;D
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