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  1. I am an avid sportscar fan, and Le Mans is "Mecca" or to quote John Hindhaugh my year runs from June to June ;-) Sadly due to many reasons (new job/broken bones) I am unable to make the pilgramage this year, so I have set myself a challenge. I have to build, paint and have a showable finished build in the total time the Le Mans cars are on track this year, that's a 42hr 45 min build over a few days. But It has to be finished 2pm (3pm France time) on the 17th June. The challenge starts today with the test session, however, that leaves me over a week till the next track action, so "today" will be moved to next Sunday to close up any 'dead time'. Right now I am making sure I have all parts I need to build this. I have a Coastal Kits base on the way, and some colour matched yellow via Hiroboy.com I'm looking for some PE Brakes, other than that this will be as OOB/kitbashed as I can do it. The rules I have to follow are simple, I cannot spend more than 42:45 on the build, and I *must* be finished by 2pm (BST) 17th June.
  2. BradG

    1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-10/T1

    This one comes from my imagination, made from the older Revell/Monogram Bf 109G-10. It's not a terrible kit, but it does show its age, lacking a lot of detail but I enhanced the kit a bit using Hasegawa 109 parts; Canopy with amour, main wheels and tail wheel. I also used some RATO packs from the Tamiya Me 262, as I figured this baby might need some help hauling that torpedo into the air. The torpedo and the center line mount come out of the old Trimaster Fw 190D-9 kit.
  3. Paul Brown

    Revell 1/24 Ford GT500 2010 (07044)

    Ford Shelby GT 500 2010 The origins of the current Ford Mustang cars lie in the legendary Mustang series of cars from the sixties, possibly epitomised by the famous car chase sequence from the film Bullit. Coolest man on the planet in the coolest car - who would argue? Shelby Mustangs were the brainchild of car tuner Carroll Shelby and were manufactured by Shelby American from 1965 to 1968, then by Ford themselves from 1969 to 1970. Current Mustangs represent the fifth generation of the Mustang line and Ford decided to revive the Shelby association to launch a high performance model of the car, in this case a car fitted with a 330 cubic inch/5.4 litre V8 delivering 540 hp. That's quite a few ponies in your pony, if you get my drift, 0-60mph is about 4.5 seconds and top speed is limited to 155mph. On with the kit. The box art shows a sedately posed GT 500 on a rural road. Hmm. Would have preferred it in the metallic blue, but that's just me. The box is stuffed almost to bursting with parts and comes with a biggish decal sheet. It's very difficult to verify the provenance of some of these car kits, but my best guess is that this is a reiteration of the kit previously issued by the now defunct Revell US. The components come in one poly bag, but some of the sprues have their own poly bag which is a good thing for the body shell and transparencies to avoid surface scratching. The body shell is multi-piece with one large main component and the mouldings look crisp and neatly detailed where appropriate. One gripe, red plastic = meh. In fact red plastic is anathema to me personally due to the difficulty in painting it, even if it's red paintwork. I get it, the box art and instructions are for a red car, but red plastic, just don't go there. Grey plastic would have been fine, it's great for any colour you like and I prefer the metallic blue, but I think I mentioned that already. However... ...there are a whole bunch of sprues in a nice neutral grey colour that will be easy to prime and paint in the required colours. The floor/base comes as two pieces, the logic of which I think I can see in that it does away with separate firewall and rear bulkhead components that can be tricky to set up for the builder. It is also easier for the toolmaker to get the required detail in the places it's required and conceal the dreaded ejection pin marks. The interior, engine and running gear parts are all well moulded and whilst having a simplified nature there is a satisfactory level of detail that should please all but the most fastidious of modellers. You will need to provide your own engine wiring and seat belts if you want them. The transparencies are very nicely done, they are clear and as distortion free as you could expect. One puzzling thing, there's no glazing for the doors. Do Mustang owners insist on driving around with the windows down permanently? Weird. With respect to the chromed sprue it's definitely a case of 'my eyes, my eyes!' I would probably keep the chrome for the mirrors, lamps and maybe the badges, but the wheels are an absolute no, no. You get vinyl tyres - what else these days - that need a bit of the shine knocked off them to give a more realistic appearance. Four little metal pins, that I have kept sealed in the bag to prevent loss. These are for fitting the wheels to the axles and is a very sensible thing in my opinion, car wheels joined plastic to plastic can be very vulnerable, this should give a much better joint. The decal sheet is nicely printed and as seems to be usual with Revell, offers different registration plate options. The brake disc vents and slots is a nice touch and perfectly acceptable in my view for something that is mostly out of sight. There are various items to make the interior look more interesting, plus seat trims and go faster stripes for the bodywork. Here's the now standard instruction sheet header and finishes guide, printed on semi-gloss paper and well illustrated throughout. I've had a good look through the instructions and can't find any obvious errors or omissions, although building the model might change that. This is a neat looking kit from Revell, one or two anomalous things that I have mentioned, but overall not at all bad package if cars are your thing, especially fans of American muscle cars. Review sample courtesy of Revell. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For details visit: Revell Website Revell Facebook
  4. BradG

    1/72 Focke Wulf Flitzer

    A little Luftwaffe '46 for today and one I rescued from the shelf of doom although I'm not sure why I put it there in the first place, the very nice Revell 1/72 Focke Wulf Flitzer. Believe it or not this aircraft actually made it to the wooden mock up stage, but never progressed further. I've equipped mine with a pair of 21cm mortar tubes from a 262 and two X-4 wire guided air to air missiles as a bomber destroyer. The little tractor is from Academy and the base was made from scrap plastic and the base of an old trophy.
  5. Paul Brown

    Ford GT 2017 full build

    Ford GT 2017 I was well impressed by the look of this kit when doing the in-box review and as a Ford fan was pretty keen to crack on with it. I've set out to execute the build in the manner of a learner or newcomer to the hobby, to see what they might get out of it. Notwithstanding this, I thought there might be some profit in giving the body shell a polish up, also as a trial run for the Tamiya polishing compounds that I acquired recently. After a vigorous polish with all three grades, I'm not too sure about the outcome, it may be the plastic is as good as it gets straight from the box, although i think there may be a tad more sparkle than there was before. Looking at the roof, it was probably worth the effort. I confess I didn't get at all the nooks and crannies and with the shell being so complex in shape you really need some specialised tools to treat all the panels. The headlamp covers were looking a little dull and these were definitely improved with the Tamiya compounds and a good buffing. I wouldn't expect a tyro to bother with any of this, most people will find what they get out of the box is perfectly fine. So the covers and the main glazing were attached to the shell. Whilst working on the shell the rear lamp housings and exhaust outlets were painted, the rear lamp lenses attached and the decals, such as they were, added. I used Tamiya Extra thin brushed into the glazing attachment points, but not the glazing boundaries themselves. Although the parts fit very well, you feel that they might com adrift a bit too easily, but having said that you could probably build without using any cement and not have any problems. The seats had the fabric parts painted very dark grey (Tamiya NATO black) as per the instructions, but I didn't bother painting the rest of the seats. The steering wheel rim was also given a coat of NATO black and the decals added to the dash, then everything was snapped together, no issues at all. A little dot of red paint is required for the transmission controller. The engine top cover was painted with Citadel Mithril Silver, then the engine compartment decals added. The headlamp fittings were coated using a Molotow pen, the first time I've used this stuff in anger and I have to say it's brilliant, but once painted on it doesn't appear to be very robust and won't stand any handling. So far so good, I'm having a hoot, this is a fun build! The floor pan requires very little work, the brackets for the wheel axles snap into place after trimming off any excess from the large sprue gates and you need to paint the discs as these are very visible behind the spoked wheels. I used Citizen Chain Mail for the discs and Mithril Silver for the calipers. It needs a couple of coats but the paints are set after about 10 minutes and can be re-coated without any problem. There's tiny 'Brembo' decals for the calipers, I put them on, but I doubt anybody would ever notice they're there. The wheels are very nicely pre-painted, but when putting on the the tyre's I noticed that there is in fact quite a bit of flash on the inner part of the rims. I trimmed the worst of it off, but I didn't want to go so mad with it as to spoil the paint effect, so there's still some remaining. Fortunately the overall impressive look of the wheels draws the eye away from this glitch. I had previously noted during the in-box review that the mirrors were hollow shells. These were filled with UV activated glue, which if you're careful is self-levelling. A few moments exposure to a UV torch and you're ready to work on them with the Molotow pen. Everything lined up for final assembly. First off pop the tub into the shell. then et voila! Except not quite. Everything is located together by two towers projecting from the shell and held in place by two large locking pins pressed into the towers. The problem is that although the pins hold very firmly - they are actually very difficult to press all way home - the floor is not stiff enough to give the appearance of being connected to the shell. When you pick the model up the floor droops noticeably and doesn't fit well either at the front or the back. This was something that I was expecting but I didn't fancy doing a trial run because I thought the pins might be difficult to remove. I would have been right, the pins would be impossible to remove once pressed into place. I think Revell could have mitigated against this problem by having some sort of attachment where the shell meets the sills. I adopted a plan that I'd already had in mind and using a few rubber bands strapped everything firmly together, then ran some Extra Thin into all the mating surfaces, then put the whole lot to one side. A couple of hours later all the bands were removed, et voila! Check out that profile! A little bit taller than the original 40", but still a case of 'ooh my back' getting in and out. I am very pleased with the result of only a couple of hours work. Final jobs after removing the rubber bands were replacing the indicator decals with the vinyl stickers, because a couple of them had flaked under the rubber bands. The vinyl was a little lacking in colour so I painted over them with some Humbrol translucent amber. Then a final polish to remove any dust and fingerprints before taking the photos. To summarise, I must say this was a very enjoyable build even with the shell/floor issue that 99% of punters would have ignored in any case. Without the fix I used to secure the shell to the floor, you'd still have a good looking model to place on a shelf and nobody would be the wiser unless they picked the model up. I'm a little surprised that the kit came with empty mirror casings, but it wasn't difficult to fix. I think if I were to build another one I'd probably paint the shell (the Gulf Oil scheme beckons) and I did toy with the idea of spraying this one with Tamiya clear blue to make the colour look a little more vibrant and give it some depth, but that would have been straying well beyond my self-imposed brief of building it as an average punter. For any of the latter this kit should tick all the right boxes and you end up with a very nice model of a stunning looking car. Even Mrs PB likes it! Highly recommended. [border=black,1,solid][bgcolor=yellow]Link to instructions[/bgcolor][/border] Review sample courtesy of Revell. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For details visit: Revell Website Revell Facebook PS: For those of you that prefer 'proper' kits, I can tell you that the 1/25 Ford GT developed by and prior to the demise of Revell US will be on release later this month.
  6. Paul Brown

    Revell 1/48 Sopwith Camel (03906)

    Sopwith Camel One of several outstanding types produced by the Sopwith Aviation Company during WWI and probably one of the most iconic aircraft of its time. Not an easy machine to fly, but in the hands of an experienced pilot its outstanding agility could give it an edge over other fighters and the Camel had almost 1300 kills to its credit by the end of the war, the highest total for any allied fighter type. In any case, those of us of a certain age would have read all the Biggles books as youngsters and Biggles flew a Camel, so it must have been the best, naturally. For those of you wondering how this pugnacious looking, stubby little fighter came to be named after a creature that cannot fly and is normally associated with the desert, the answer is in the hump that covers the gun breeches. That makes it a dromedary, then. Enough frivolity, this is actually a re-box of the Eduard tooled kit first released in 2003, so let's proceed with a look at what you get and see how well it stands up. I have to say the box art on its own would not inspire to make a purchase, but... ...praise be, it's a proper box with a lid, not the regular end opening things that we all hate. The kit is moulded in the dark blue-grey plastic that you will be familiar with if you have bought any Eduard kits previously. The parts are moulded very cleanly in the main, there is a hint of flash to deal with on some of the smaller components, also the prop needs a little attention. Here's frame A with the fuselage plus the fin, rudder tailplane, elevators and ailerons (with options). The fabric on the fuselage and flying surfaces have a hint of sag and the flying surfaces have rib tapes. These are both features that can easily be over-cooked on plastic kits, but given the limitations of injection moulding this is about as good as it can get with this kit. the parts also have delicate detail where required. Frame B has undercarriage, engine and various ancillary components. Everything is very nicely moulded, only tiny amounts of flash to deal with on the tiddly bits. The wheels and engine cylinders look excellent, with the wiring harness, pushrods etc as scalish as you could possibly get in plastic. Frame C is the upper wing, cowlings, optional cockpit coamings, panel and cabane struts. There are two seats, one moulded solid which is meant to be painted and then decals applied to get the wicker effect. The other is designed such that you use parts off the Eduard PE set to get a wicker effect. The wing has rib tapes and almost imperceptible fabric sag that gives a very realist effect, whilst the cowlings are beautifully moulded. The panel has bezels, with instrument faces on the decal sheet that can be applied. Frame D is the lower wing and an optional upper wing. I really can't stress enough how well the combined fabric and rib tape detail has been captured, under paint it should look very realistic. The final bit of the plastic itself is a transparency frame. These are for 'glazing' the wing inspection panels, a very neat touch that you wouldn't necessarily find in other kits, even at 1/48 scale. The decal sheet is 'printed in Italy' which I take to mean as done by Cartograf. Whatever the provenance it's very nicely done with good colours that look suitably opaque. There is no historical background to the schemes that are offered on the decal sheet, other than identifying squadrons. The pierced heart motif is that of Major William Barker VC, whilst D9398 fell to the guns (probably) of Lothar von Richthofen on the 25th July 1918. You can find good photos of both machines by using Google search and whilst the paint guide appears to conform to the images you can find of D9398, those of Barker's machine are at variance, although it should be pointed out that Barker's Camel was somewhat evolutionary in appearance and went through a number of changes. The paint guide is also at variance with the cover picture of a completed Camel model on the instruction booklet, so you might want to do a bit of research before committing paint to the model. Whilst on the subject of instructions, here's a few pages to peruse, including the rigging diagram (which is more helpful than the diagram included with the original Eduard instructions). To summarise, this is still a very worthy kit to consider adding to your stash or for building if you're a WWI/Sopwith Camel fan. Everything is cleanly and in the main beautifully moulded. You will need to follow the instructions carefully in respect of which optional parts apply to which scheme you want to use. Also the kit contains, I believe, the Clerget engine which might limit your options if you were looking for aftermarket decals, assuming that's the sort of thing that bothers you. What you get with this Revell release is the equivalent of an Eduard Weekend Edition, if you're buying - and I think I can offer a 'highly recommended' in this instance - you might consider the Eduard PE set EDFE432, it has a number of nice things to add, including seat harness, pushrods and wiring harness for the engine and a rather essential piece for Barker's machine - the little red devil mascot mounted to one of the machine guns. And if you've never read any Biggles books, get it sorted! Review sample courtesy of Revell. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For details visit: Revell Website Revell Facebook PS: Want more Camel references? Visit Old Warden!
  7. sWS with 15cm Panzerwerfer 42 This vehicle is well outside my already limited knowledge about German AFVs and softskins from the WWII period, so I'll quote from Wikipedia: The kit we're looking at here is an armoured type fitted with a werfer rocket launcher system. I'm a little curious that the vehicle has no Sonderkraftfahrzeug (Sd.Kfz) designation, but maybe there's an experten here who can put me right? I was very interested in this kit release not just from the point of view that it isn't a run-of-the-mill Sd.Kfz (is there such a thing?), but also because the tooling was acquired from an independent manufacturer and has been previously released under the MACO lable. It appears that the owner of MACO, Matthias Conrad, decided to call it a day and Revell were able to buy up tooling for kits that were sometimes based around their own products, whilst offering something a little more off the wall than a mainstream manufacturer might consider adding to their catalogue. Without any further ado, the box art. Quite a dramatic image of an sWS loosing off a salvo of rockets that shows off the brutish and angular lines of the vehicle. There's only two and a half runners, but the box feels crammed with bits, although the A4 format instruction booklet folded in half pads it out somewhat. The runners are not indexed. This one contains the armored components, the werfer unit and a whole bunch of ancillaries. The quality of the moulding, engineering and fineness of detail is very, very good. Some of the parts are insanely small and delicate, so even if you can remove them without damage, they're still very much in line to end up as carpet monster fodder. I think it's this factor that has led Revell to rate the kit at 'Level 4' and this is very sensible in my opinion. Check out not only the tiny and near as scale as you can achieve hatch and grab handles, but also the MG 42 with separate bipod, ammo drum and mounting bracket! The rest of the plastic consists of one and a half runners with the chassis and running gear. Quality of design is exactly the same, but the mouldings themselves exhibit a tiny amount of flash. It's really not very much, but clean up of some of the very tiny and fragile components is likely to be challenging and in the case of the myriad track links something of a chore. The link and length track parts and the wheels all feature excellent detail. Tools are moulded separately which will get the old hands rejoicing and, but for the flash that needs removing, are exquisite. Decals are perforce on a small sheet with everything that is needed for the two scheme options offered with the kit. Instructions are in the now standard format of line drawings printed on semi-gloss paper (that wears well on the bench) with paint guide and colour call-outs referenced to Revell paints with explanatory mixes as required. One curiosity with the kit is that it actually offers two versions, the Panzerwerfer or Munitionsfahrzeug, but there's no mention of this on the box and it's only until you get near the end of the instructions in Step 32 that there's any mention of it. There's no colour option for the Munitionsfahrzeug, so if this is your choice you will need to research it. I'm a little disappointed there's no plan view to show the topside camouflage blotches, you will need to either research it or wing it. This is a cracking looking little kit on the sprue, but go easy on those little parts! I think it's quite brave of Revell to go with a kit that would appear (to me at least) to be some way outside of the mainstream, but that's part of the charm. MACO had other variants of the sWS on their catalogue including the earlier un-armored versions, I hope that this one does well enough to encourage them to look at these and the rest of the range in the near future. Revell have couple already lined up and we'll be looking at the Pz KpfW II Luchs in the near future, in the meantime I would suggest giving this one a look in. Review sample courtesy of Revell. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For details visit: Revell Website Revell Facebook
  8. Grunhertz

    A sad day

    It appears that yesterday the hobbico businesses were put up for sale and a buyer was not found for Revell Germany or US. Please don't turn this into an argument about relative good or bad points of the manufacturer but let's hope someone can buy up the tooling particularly some of the matchbox tools and the newer bits e.g. 1/32 bf109g's tornados and 1/32 fw190's I really hope that this is the case as some of their kits deserve to survive
  9. James Hatch

    1/32 Me 262B-1/U-1 Nightfighter

    1/32 Me 262B-1/U-1 Nightfighter Revell Catalogue No. 04995 Whilst there was a rush to not just develop a viable jet engine, by both Britain and Germany, with various airframe prototypes being constructed by both sides, the final accolade must go to Germany for being the first country to introduce the world’s first operational jet fighter. The Me 262 seemed to be beset with problems from the very outset, stemming from logistical issues with raw materials and engine supply, to there not being an appetite to use new technologies to forge Germany’s military destiny. The initial prototype flew in April 1942, under piston power, with Junkers’ Jumo004 engines eventually being available for the Me 262 to fly for the first time using this revolutionary new technology, in July 1942. By now, the gestation period of this project was already 3 years, and for Germany, military fortunes were now changing. A lack of suitable materials with high melting points, was a severe drawback for the jet engine, with running time being quite short before overhaul was required. Nonetheless, the Me 262 entered service in April 1944, with Hitler’s initial insistence on the aircraft being utilised as a bomber, fully missing the main strength of the design. Sturmvogel (Stormbird) was the nickname given to the fighter-bomber version of the Me 262, whilst the fighter version was generally referred to as the Schwalbe (Swallow). It was March 1945 by the time that the Me 262 was to see its first full-scale assault on Allied bomber formations. However, the bell was tolling on the Third Reich, and by early May 1945, it was all over. The Nazi’s had much planned for the Me 262, with various prototypes and sub-versions either test flown, in service or under construction. Thankfully, a lack of foresight, materials, planning and numbers, prevented the 262 being a bigger problem than it could’ve been. The Kit Of course, Revell’s 2017 Me 262 release isn’t the first kit to have been released in 1:32. We have had everything from 1970s Frog and Revell kits, to several incarnations of the Hasegawa release, encompassing both single seat and two seat versions. Probably the best kit up until now has been the Trumpeter series of Me 262 kits (single and two-seat). These have been amongst the best from this manufacturer, and I have built a couple of these myself, so can testify to their standard. They are generally known to be accurate in both shape and detail, with plenty of the latter abound. Trumpeter’s Me 262B kit does suffer from a different rendering of its panel lines and rivets on the later-tooled fuselage, in comparison with the common wing of the fighter, that is shares. So how will Revell’s newly tooled Stormbird fare against the now harder to find, and more expensive Trumpeter kit? Revell state this about their new kit: A choice of lowered flaps Replica Jumo004 engines Moveable ailerons and rudder Radar antennae• Machine guns Detailed cockpit with side consoles Detailed Cockpit well in the under-carriage bay Detailed undercarriage 2 auxiliary fuel tanks Whilst Revell seems to improve with each new release, the same can’t be said for their box with its new livery. This more attractive looking package suffers from the same flimsiness and end-opening design as before. As with previous box designs, some nice images of the prototype model adorn the edges, and in all, it will certainly look attractive on the shelf, with its atmospheric artwork of the 262 in a late dusk combat with a Mosquito. Inside the box, it can be seen that Revell still insist on packaging multiple sprues in the same bag, with the ever-present risk of part breakage and scuffing. My sample does suffer from a few scuffs here and there, but nothing to be concerned about. A decent cockpit is always the centre of my project, and that appears to be exactly what Revell has delivered with this release. Of course, we now have two crew positions to consider, and both forward and rear cockpits are well-appointed with a wealth of both instrument and side console details, interspersed with levers, radio set details etc. Construction is quite different to the Trumpeter release, with a single forward cockpit being constructed first, and then fastened to the forward bulkhead. Onto this is then bolted the rear cockpit and bulkhead, before the lower tub is fitted around this, as two parts. Of course, this allows Revell to adapt this nicely for a future single seat fighter or fighter-bomber version. I hope the seam that will run along the underside centre of this assembly will be easy enough to remove, as it would be clearly seen in the main gear wells. The forward and main gear wells are exceptional in terms of detail, with only a little wire needed here and there. A key component of the main gear bay is the underside of the cockpit tub, and there is nothing to complain about here. This, along with the moulded internal fuselage wall detail, is further detailed with various linkages that related to the pilot’s control column. Further details adorn the internal walls, including parts associated with the hydraulics, electrical junction boxes etc. The latter would benefit from wiring up to the main cockpit tub. A single framework of spars is then assembled and fastened to the lower wing. Incidentally, the lower wing is made up from a centre section and two outboard panels. The spare box also provides a little extra rigidity that extends onto the outboard panels. Revell’s representation of the gun bay looks excellent, with a set of very detailed MK108 cannon, complete with feed and ejection chutes and detailed forward and rear bulkheads. Again, the only thing you need to add here is a little wiring on the rear bulkhead, and the cables for the cannon’s electrical firing circuit. The design of the 262 necessitates that the gun bay construction be tackled at the same time as the nose gear well. On the real aircraft, the nose was constructed as a pod, thus the modular construction of this does follow that trend. Of course, the fuselage itself has the associated gun bay cowls moulded separately. Of particular note is the single-piece forward gun cowl, with its slide-moulded muzzle troughs. If you wish to pose the gun bay doors in the open position, you will need to carefully score the inside of the single piece gun bay cover, and separate the three components. Although Trumpeter include two Jumo004 engines in their releases, there is no real option to display them, whatsoever, unless you use the clear nacelle halves. Not ideal. Now, whilst Revell’s release doesn’t feature separate main engine panels, the forward, upper nacelle cowl is indeed a separate part, and if you remove this, nacelle frame detail can be seen in situ, as well as the engine’s gearbox and pumps. The upper, rear cowl is also a separate part, allowing the engine’s exhaust pipe to be seen if left off. I would have liked to see the ability to display the whole engine beneath the wing, with lugs to mount it directly to the wing, but that’s no criticism as no kit has yet supplied this possibility. If you do want to display the engine, and even through the limited kit possibilities, then you will need to add some plumbing to it. Zoukei-mura made an excellent job in their Ho 229 kit, so if you have this, or check photos of it online, you should be able to get some good reference for simple plumbing. There are a lot of nice touches with this kit, such as the leading-edge slats that can be posed in retracted or deployed positions (some surgery required for retracted), separate ailerons, elevators and rudder with separate trim tab. The forward wheel is moulded with separate hub inserts, but unfortunately, the wheels themselves aren’t weighted. There are two styles of forward nose wheel supplied (smooth and treaded). I was a little undecided when I saw the test sprues, with things perhaps looking a little soft in places, but seeing the production kit has allayed any fears about that. With the plastic looking as refined as the best of Revell’s recent releases. Panel lines and ports are refined and whilst the model isn’t riveted, there are a number of fasteners represented in various locations. A very clean-looking exterior that will appeal to most, and still allow modellers like myself to add a little flush-rivet detail, maybe. Moulding quality is also commensurate with new Revell releases, with minimal flash and negligible mould seams. The transparent parts are also crystal clear, albeit with one of my canopy parts detached from the sprue on arrival. You should have no problem with ejector pin marks as those that exist appear to be tucked out of view and away from detail areas. I’m also very impressed with the new style instruction manual. Gone are the busy looking line drawing images, replaced with much clearer images against a pale blue background. I find the appearance of these very akin to the manuals that HpH supply for their resin its, and it gets full marks from me. A colour reference chart and parts map is supplied (Revell paints), and the last four pages are taken up by the colour profiles for the schemes. A single decal sheet is supplied, printed by Cartograf, and containing markings for just two schemes: Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12, 10./NJG 11, Schleswig, May 1945 Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 8, 10./NJG 11. Schleswig, May 1945 Being a RoG kit, you would be correct to assume that no swastikas are supplied, even as halves, so you will need to root through your decal stash to come up with something suitable for these specific machines. As well as markings, you will also find comprehensive stencil data, as well as instrument decals that are printed in one piece. You might want to consider punching them from the paper and applying them individually. Revell has also supplied some reasonable-looking seatbelts, but using decals for such doesn’t provide a very convincing finish. Consider aftermarket for these. Printing is clear, solid, thin, and with a relatively small amount of carrier film. Everything is also in register. Conclusion I have to say that this is a superb kit, full of detail and clever engineering, and could be built straight from the box with no additional parts. On the other hand, if you wanted to really go to town, then those extra details would make the result absolutely magical. I’m a fan of Revell’s price-point on their 1/32 kits, with this one coming in at an average of only £35. I consider that to be a steal. I’m not going to start looking at shape accuracy, as I know that the designer of this particular release is impeccable with his approach to getting things right, and he worked with a team of extremely knowledgeable people who have intimate knowledge of the subject. Revell really has a winner with their new Me 262B-1/U-1 Nightfighter. Thanks to Radu Brinzan and RB Productions for the sample.
  10. KitGuyJohn

    Constitution Class Starship ST:TOS

    Make: Revell Model: Star Trek:TOS Constitution Class Starship Scale: 1:600 Kit Number: 04880/05721 Markings: NCC-1657 USS Potemkin Type of Build: Out of Box Paint Method: Brush Painted Paints used: Revell Aquacolor throughout (except Rattle Can gold leaf on the base) Weathering mediums used: None Varnishes Used: Humbrol Clear; Revell Aquacolor Mat/Gloss 50/50 for Satin Finish Decal Solution: Humbrol Decalfix Aftermarket Items: None Scratch Built Items: None Here is my attempt at the Revell 2011 release of the Constitution Class Starfleet from Star Trek; The Original Series built as NCC-1657 USS Potemkin. The Potemkin was named after Grigory Alexandrovitsh Potemkin (1739-1791) and was one of 4 Starships to participate in a wargame with the USS Enterprise to test the M-5 Experimental Multitronic unit designed by Doctor Richard Daystom (ST:TOS “The Ultimate Computer”). The others being the USS Lexington; USS Excalibur and USS Hood. The experimental unit suffered a major error which resulting in it treating the simulation as an actual attack, in the resulting exchange 500 crew of the USS Lexington and USS Excalibur were killed and all four vessels damaged, a further attack resulted in the Excalibur being crippled. The Potemkin, Hood and Lexington were ordered to destroy the Enterprise, but quick thinking by it’s Captain after the M-5 unit had been disabled prevented this happening. The kit had no fit issues, and was a joy to build after my experiences making the AMT version some years ago.
  11. McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II 1:72 Scale Background One of the most recognisable and widely used Western Cold War Jets, the F-4 Phantom II was a twin engined supersonic jet fighter/bomber developed initially for the US Navy with whom it entered service in 1960. Due to its adaptability it also entered service with the United States Marine Corp and the U.S. Air Force. 5,195 Phantoms of various marks were produced and operated by the U.S. and eleven other countries with the plane being produced between 1958 and 1981. The F-4J was the final version produced for the U.S.Navy and Marine Corps that flew for the first time in 1966. It was an improved heavier version of the F-4B that required some modifications to the wings and strengthened landing gear to cope with the higher sink rates this caused. 565 F-4J’s were built between 1966 and 1972, 265 of which went through a mid life update to increase structural strength, a longer fatigue life and a slatted wing and were re-designated F-4S. Following the Falkland war, the U.K. bought 14 examples to replace the F-4M’s that had been sent to the Falklands Garrison, these being designated F-4J(UK) which differed from the rest the UK’s Phantom fleet as they retained the majority of US equipment including the engines. The Kit This is the second time Revell has released this Monogram original from 1985. It comes in the standard Revell end opening box with the striking artwork depiction a Phantom from VF-84 “Jolly Rogers” on the front. The 85 prices are on four sprues of light grey plastic plus one of clear parts. Panel lines are of the fine raised. The Plastic The parts are still crisply moulded, however as you will see in the pictures there are some areas of quite noticeable flash that will need to be cleaned. As you may be able to see some the daisycutter fuses are a bit bent but this again should be easily resolved. Decals Only one decals option with this kit, as mentioned earlier they are for VF-84 Jolly Rogers and a colourful scheme it is. The decals are in perfect register and display excellent colour saturation. Instructions Full colour and clear instructions with Revell only colour callouts, full details below. Link to Instructions Conclusions Although a product of an earlier generation of model, the dimensions look accurate (I don’t have plans for comparison) and whist the panel lines are raised, they are very fine. I have no reason to think that this will not build up to an accurate and attractive model of such an iconic aircraft in equally iconic markings. Whilst advanced modellers may take some issues with some of it’s features, this would be an ideal kit for intermediate builders or novices looking for something a bit more challenging, consequently a kit I would recommend.
  12. Revell Anakin Skywalker's Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor With the arrival of the new interceptors, Anakin began using this star-fighter instead of his yellow Delta-7B. He flew his Eta-2 in numerous battles during the closing days of the Clone Wars, proving time and again his superiority as a pilot. Often at his side was his former Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Although he was impressed with Anakin's skill, Obi-Wan often remarked on Anakin's reckless piloting. Obi-Wan and other Jedi were also concerned about Anakin's obsession and possessive attitude toward the ships he had for personal use. Saesee Tiin, however, often encouraged the young Jedi Knight to continue making modifications and enhancements to his ships. The Invisible Hand was a modified Providence class Star Destroyer and one of General Grievous's flagships and was the command ship for the Battle of Coruscant. It was during this assault that Anakin used his interceptor's weapons to disable the Hand's hangar shields. Anakin with Obi-Wan then crash-landed their ships inside that starship's hangar bay, After a protracted assault fought by Anakin and Obi-Wan the Invisible Hand was destroyed after it plummeted into the atmosphere of Coruscant. It is from the above engagement that I have based this build. The kit is Revell's 1:53 offering and is a really simple kit. So much so it is very nearly a snap together kit, but for £5 what more can you ask? I have painted it with a mix of Vallejo and AK Interactive paints and weathered with Mig Ammo washes. The base is a square of MDF donated by Sean of Topnotch Models, again painted using Vallejo and AK Interactive using a screen grab from the Star Wars Film The Revenge of the Sith as a guide. Thanks for looking.
  13. 1/32 Revell P-51D Mustang TEST SHOT First Look I've been asked to build a test shot of the forthcoming P-51D from Revell. This will be for TMMI, and be finished in the kit decals for LOU IV. Permission has been given for me to publish these images of the test shot here on BxM. Please remember though that there are quite a few scuffs on this model as they aren't treated with the same kid gloves as a production standard kit, and the plastic is also darker, harder and a little more brittle than what you will see in your own kits. So, take a look at what we have here and ready your wallet for a right royal bashing.
  14. BlackMike Models

    The Mighty Fin has landed!!

    After a slight delay the Revell 1/48 scale Tornado F.3 ADV has landed at BlackMike Models. I haven't opened one up yet but there is a bold and cunning plan afoot as one has managed to slip past VP Security and made it into my man-cave. For more information visit the BlackMike Models website: https://www.blackmikemodels.co.uk/products/revell-03925-1-48-tornado-f-3 I haven't decided which of the 2 decal options I'll be looking at.....oh what a Liar, no prizes for guessing it'll be the RAF Leuchars one Duncan B
  15. KitGuyJohn

    Revell 1:72 Airbus A400M Atlas

    Airbus A400M Atlas 1:72 Scale 03929 Background The Airbus Industries A400M Atlas is a multinational turboprop transport aircraft intended to replace older aircraft such as the Transall and Hercules and compete with the Hercules in the international market. First flown in 2009, 174 airframes are on order with the first being supplied to the French Air Force in 2013. [centre] [/centre] Having seen the aircraft display a couple of times one can only be impressed with the manoeuvrability of such a large airframe producing a display not normally associated with transport aircraft (rivalling the Vulcan for it’s wingover). More details of the aircraft can be found from this Wikipedia page Link The Kit The kit was initially released in 2011 as the A400M Grizzly with two Flight test markings and two proposed in service markings. This kit is the same plastic but now issued with actual in service decals for French and German machines. The kit comes in a large (quite flimsy) top opening box that contains the 212 parts on 14 (plus fuselage halves) of grey plastic plus one of clear parts. Features (as detailed on the box) include: Recessed panel lines Detailed cockpit and I/P Detailed cargo hold and structured flooring Detailed main undercarriage Optional deployed or feathered propellers Can be displayed with the cargo ramp open Detailed decal options for either a French or German aircraft As you will see from the following pictures, this ain’t no shrinking violet, the finished kit will be 64.4cm x 59cm so a substantial space will be required the finished article. The Plastic I’ve taken pictures of the parts on a cutting mat with a 1cm grid on to give some impression of size. This is an impressive piece of moulding giving us a one-piece full span top wing with four of the eight engine halves. Detail is both restrained recessed panel lines with some raised portions where appropriate. There is a very small amount of flash the fuselage portion of the wing, but it is very small and can be cleaned up in no time. Due the substantive nature of these parts, and some others to come, the sprue attachment points are quite large and care will be needed to remove the parts from the runners without causing damage. The lower wing portions and U/C doors. The doors are moulded in the closed position so will need to be cut if building if U/C deployed. The fin and U/C sponsons. As you can see, none of the control surfaces can be built in an operating position, well not without a lot of surgery and remedial scratch building. Both of the above gates are duplicated and contain primarily the U/C engines and props. A nice touch to include feathered props. Again all moulded crisply with very minimal flash, only a little on some of the blades. The cargo bay floor, some fine detail on this as you will see later. The ramp is moulded integral to the piece and will have to be detached if wanting to pose the ramp open. The inner cargo bay that incorporates seats along the walls, and ribbing details for the rear fuselage. Flap actuators and rear ramp. Ancillaries, refuelling probe and internals. The outer fuselage halves. And finally the clear parts which are very clear and free from distortion. In Detail A few close ups of the details. Decals Surprisingly the decal sheet does not fit on my scanner! Options are for: 54+03, 60 Jahre Luftwaffe, LTG 62, Wunstorf, June 2016 0014 F-RBAF, “Ville de Colmar”, ET 1/61 Olreans-Bricy 2017. Possibly of interest Bibbi models have released an aftermarket decals sheet that includes markings for British, Turkish, German, French and Malaysian machines (product code DDT-01020) Instructions The instructions are the new A4 all colour format. Construction is covered in 60 stages plus 5 of painting and decal placement. Colour callouts are in Revell colours only of which several will need mixing. Link to Instructions Conclusions This is one imposing impressive kit. The parts are virtually flash free, Detail seem excellent to me. Whilst the lack of possible control surfaces is unfortunate I recognise the inclusion of flaps and slats would have had an impact on the price of what is not a cheap kit. If you want and have the space for an Atlas in 1:72 this is really the only game in town. If you want something about half the size then Revell recently released one in 1:144. Would I recommend it, well yes wholeheartedly to a modeller of moderate experience or higher, and if you want an idea for a display: And finally, did I mention wing over earlier? A400M RIAT Display
  16. Il-2 Stormovik 1:48 Scale 03932 Background The Ilyushin Il-2 Stormovik was an important Soviet WWII ground attack aircraft, it initially flew in 1939 and some 36,183 examples of the Il-2 were produced. The aircraft was a pivotal weapon in stopping the German army and armoured division in the east and contributed greatly the defeat of the Third Reich. Anyone unaware, or wants any further information on the plane and it’s history can find the Wikipedia details in the Link. The Kit The kit itself is not a Revell original. It is a re-box of the Accurate Miniatures kit of 1997 vintage, indeed looking at the packaging I would suggest that it has been produced by AM and put straight in a Revell box. The kit comprises of 116 parts and the finished model will be 240mmx304mm when finished. The parts come on seven trees of quite hard light grey styrene, plus one of clear(N.B. the clear sprue is loose and unprotected in the bag- it may be wise to wrap it in kitchen roll or similar to protect it). If you look at the tree schematics in the instructions you will notice a portion of the parts blanked off as not needed. I believe these parts are for the ski undercarriage that has been removed from the trees during production unfortunately, so reducing the possible variants that can be made from this kit. Detail as you will see later is of fine recessed panel lines with raised details when required and is done to quite a high level. Internal details are mainly limited to the cockpit areas you will be able to see in the following pictures. The Plastic The sprues are not numbered or lettered so I will work through them one by one. This spure incorporates the main spars, cockpit parts, U/C and various panels/pasts. There is a very small bit of flash on a couple of pieces, ejector pins are on non visible areas with the exception of part 23, this is appears to incorporate a radiator which fits in the lowered central wing section, on this part the raised radiator detail has been spoilt by a ejection pin, however the limited view into the bay may negate the issue. Lower central wing, tail planes and wheels. No production issues on these parts, loaded and unloaded tyres are provided with separate hubs that should make painting them easier. The clear parts, the canopy parts seem to be clear of distortion with the framing having distinct demarcation, also supplied are gun sight, landing light lens and instrument panel (augmented by a decal as will be seen later,) Also supplied in clear is the rear cockpit wall which has two small windows located behind the pilot, this method should make the construction both more robust and easier. The wings, these are moulded with engraved panel lines and control surfaces which could possible be posed with a little cutting, flaps being deployed would require a fair bit more work. Locating holes for ordinance are pre drilled so would require filling if not required. Fuselage , ordinance and tail wheel. Again recessed panel lines and fixed rudder. Ordinance, Prop, engine covers and wheel sponsons. Strangely not detailed on the instruction schematic, more ordinance & ancillaries In Detail A few close to illustrate, details, panel lines etc. Decals The decals are printed in Italy (Cartograph?) and are in perfect register with excellent colour saturation. A decal for the I/P is included as are two for the seat harness. Markings are for two machines, one winter, one summer of 1942/1943 but regiment info is not quoted in the instructions. Instructions Comprising of 16 pages, the instructions are in the Companies now standard A4 all colour format with construction being covered over 38 stages plus 4 of painting and decals placement. Paint is quoted in Revell colours only of which 4 require mixing. Link to Instructions Conclusions The plastic looks quire impressive, there is not a huge amount of internals provided by the kit (specifically the engine or lack thereof) however, a good representation of this important machine should be possible with what is provided. The plastic is crisply moulded and virtually devoid of flash. Digging a little on line I have come across comments about the kit being difficult to build, but others saying if you stick to the construction sequence in the instructions then few problems should be encountered The removal of the ski U/C is a little disappointing as it restricts the options that could have been possible with aftermarket decals. I would initially recommend the kit to modellers of moderate or better experience purely based upon the base kits on-line reputation. I will update this recommendation after I have built it.
  17. Revell/Monogram 1:48 F-100D (85-5317) 56-3321 494th FBS, 48th TFW, Weapons Team, Chaumont, France 1958 Here we have the Revell re-box of the 1980 Monogram "Hun". It's not a bad kit at all to be honest, the open panels would require a little attention if it was to be built with them shut or with the wheel bays shut, but I didn't so happy days. The tail plains being an integral part of the lower fuselage is not the best idea I have come across but not an insurmountable issue. A little flash in places but as is the case with Monigram kits of this era the internal bay detail is quite nice a pops with a little effort. Again brush painted (apart from rattle can white) with Aquacolors and Humbrol Decalfix and Clear used. A little Flory dark wash on the guns and crewman. Now to get the Kittyhawk Starfire finished.
  18. Muttley

    RAF 31Sqn "Goldstar" Tornado GR4

    Have been a bit secret squirrel over the last 2 months, that is because I was asked/volunteered for a rather special retirement project. So, with my BBMF Dakota on pause, it was time to bashon. And this is why. I volunteered to build a model for a retiring RAF Officer. As you can imagine, making a model for a man who is around the original every day is quite stressful. It is being presented to him tonight (sadly am not able to be there) and as he cannot be seeing this, I can now show off my efforts to the collective; I remembered DR_GNs fantastic build of the Revell GR1 converted to a GR4 as a 617 Special, and I read the old thread to get a few hints and know some pit falls. I also converted the Revell GR1 to a GR4, It's pretty much an OOB build, except for the Aires resin cockpit set and a brass nose pitot, PE Remove Before Flight tagsand decal set. Set onto a picture frame containing some personalised artwork.
  19. Jockster

    KMS Bismarck

    Greetings floaty fans! As described above we have Revells very fine example of a 1/700 scale Bismarck with a wooden deck from Hunter, photo etch from Eduard and Hunter, barrels from Aber and some decals from Peddinghaus. I've managed to somehow bin all my early progress photos so I'm afraid that you will be spared all the boring early shots of me sticking bits of plastic together and will have to jump to the halfway mark from the start. First off though is a brief run down of the extras. Some required reading in the shape of Ship Craft #10. Lots of good info, drawings, colour schemes and pictures of both Bismarck and Tirpitz, as well as info on some of the available kits and aftermarket accessories. A set of Aber guns barrels. 8 x 380mm (15") 12 x 150mm (6") 8 x 105mm (4") early and 8 x 105mm (4") late. (one of the missing pictures so you'll have to settle for the instruction sheet!) Another missing picture is the Hunter wood deck but here is the layout sheet that comes with it. The plank detail is laser etched onto paper thin wood with a self-adhesive backing. There are holes laser cut through the deck to suit some of the lumpy bits on the plastic kit deck. When you fix the wood deck into place, keep the backing sheet and lay that over your deck afterwards to keep it clean. An actual pic of the excellent sheet from Eduard. Not too much and not too little, the only thing I would have liked would have been the launch cradles for the catapult. The set is a joy to work with, all railings are tailored to fit with half etched weak points so that the railing will bend in all the right places to conform with the various deck edges. The rest is self explanatory with cranes, handrails, funnel cap grill, radars, cable reels, ladders, etc.. And the one that came with the Hunter deck. Breakwaters, cable reels and hatches for the main deck including entrance surrounds (parts no.5) which will be very usefull. And last, but not least, the Peddinghaus decals. I had to by these German decals from this German company manufactured in Germany because the German model kit manufactured by a German company refuses to include these historical accuracies. If these emblems are banned then how can we teach the younger generations the horrific significance of them. Rant over. The decals are nice, glossy and quite comprehensive but will require that the carrier film is cut for each individual image. I wonder what the wierd question mark thingies are for! So thats the preliminary stuff. 'Do you want to see more?'
  20. I'm in the mancave at the moment working on Bismarck and was enjoying myself and it has recently been dawning on me (the past few months.) that I have been buying more and more Revell kits. It was only a few years ago that I wouldn't have touched them for love nor money but the past couple of years has seen my stash grow quite a bit with those awful end opening boxes. Mostly ships I hasten to add but I have seen the odd aircraft and AFV creep in there. I cannot find much fault with them these days and have several absolutely stunning kits such as the 1/400 Queen Mary 2, the 1/350 USS New York and Iwo Jima. The 1/144 HMCS Snowberry. 1/200 Hermann Marwede, 1/72 Fairplay X and in 1/700 there is the Bismarck and Colombo Express. There are more but that's just an example of how they've changed my opinion of their products. Customer service too is nothing short of friendly, helpfull and effective. What about you folks? Ever had a manufacturer change your opinion like this. You used to hate them and just discovered that your stash seems to be full of their kits? Let's hear what you have to say, I'd genuinely like to know!
  21. Jockster

    Queen Elizabeth 2

    I picked this up from a local toy shop in Ayr the last time I was home. My oldest friend works there and I always try to buy something when I drop in. Choice was very limited but I'm somewhat rather pleased with what I got. Pocket money price too. The Box. Nice artwork with the Dear Lady arriving in New York. It works as I bought the kit! The plastic. A single piece very nicely detailed hull plus 6 runners containing 35 rather nicely detailed parts, which include 3 for the stand, all in bright white styrene. The hull is a whopping 24.4cm (9 5/8") and containing 5 strengthening bulkheads. A single mold line runs the entire length of the piece and will require very little clean up. Lots of very fine engraved detail including rudder, bilge keels, doors and hundreds of windows. A lot going on in this one piece alone. Next up.... Some detailed close ups of some of the detail going on here. The planking is raised rather than engraved and will really stand out with some dark brown drybrushing against a tan base colour. Note the rows of individual seats. Quarter decks. Port and starboard boats and davitts as single piece inserts for ease of painting. Upper hull structure sides. More nice detail and can be painted before assembly. Finely detailed mast and bridge wings. Foredeck. Propellers. They're only 6mm (1/4") in diameter. Plain black and white 2 page instruction sheet depicting 10 simple construction steps and a somewhat old fashioned painting plan compared to todays standards but it has all you need to do the job. 7 colour callouts in Revell paint numbers only. Decals are again basic but contain all that you need for a nice model. Registration appears good and the long ones will save on tedious masking. The carrier film is a little thick but you may find that a blessing when the long ones start curling up in the dish of water. I would recommend cutting them into smaller lengths for an easier application. Conclusion. This is a nice little weekend kit. Very few parts with little flash but plenty of nicely executed detail. Ejector pin marks have been kept to the hidden sides so nothing to worry about there. The whole kit has been well thought out in terms of assembly with most of the parts designed to be fully painted before final assembly with minimal post construction touching up required. At less than ten quid it won't break the bank and you get a decent kit for your cash. Ideal for those who want a brief change from their normal modeling regime and a nice addition to the fleet for and dedicated ship modeler. I don't think that this will sit in my stash for long. Buy, build and admire. Kev. My apologies if the pictures are a little dark, this was to cut the glare from the white plastic.
  22. Michelle Edwards

    Fleet Defender Colonial Viper Mk II

    Top Secret The Viper (Mark I) was first introduced into Colonial service shortly before the outbreak of the first Cylon War. However, it was the Mark II Viper series, designed for use with the then new Colonial Battlestars, that is best remembered and celebrated. The Mark II was used throughout the first Cylon War and proved a capable fighter. Believed b many to be the reason that the Twelve Colonies didn't lose the war with the Cylons. The Mark II remained in service after the end of the war. The Mark II was superseded by newer models, ending with the Mark VII serving in front-line duties and by the end of the war the Colonial Viper had served forty years. The Viper design was progressively updated and redesigned. It retaining the basic structural configuration which was essential for use with Colonial Battlestars. No information has survived about the intervening designs, but by the time the Mark VII was introduced the design had incorporated software-based controls and fully networked systems. This providing superior agility, battle management, and flight information for the pilot. By the time of the second Cylon war the Mark VII had been upgraded to include navigational software designed and written by Dr. Gaius Baltar. This was the downfall of the mark as the software allowed the Cylons to remotely disable the Vipers during the opening engagements of the second war. The few Mark VIIs that survived the early battles were quickly stripped of the modern systems and software. The older Mark II fighters, not equipped with the more advanced systems, were unaffected by the Cylon modifications to Dr. Baltar's software. The last known two squadrons of Mark IIs were present in the Galactica's starboard flight pod in preparation for the Galactica's new role as a museum ship, and after most of the Mark VII squadron was destroyed by the Cylons, The mark II's were moved and prepared for combat by Galactica's deck crew. The rag-tag Mark II Viper squadrons went on to defend the fleet for the entirety of the second Cylon war. My tribute to this brave little SciFi fighter will be constructed from Revell's reboxing of Mobius' 1:35 kit. I will portray it as 2225NF the mount of Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama. I will attempt to portray it looking the same as the boxart example, a well worn and battle weary example. And so in to battle and my the Gods look out for us. So say we all
  23. No old kit in good or better shape was harmed. From 1955 I belive the first release pre S Revell kit of the Sikorsky S-55. Box shows the original price extension of .89 cents. Found at an antique store for $1.00 though in bad shape, as expected, and missing a few small parts. Remebering the Golden Age of modeling.
  24. Dean Large

    Royal Navy Phantom FG.1

    Ok folks, after a long wait, here's my FG.1 in naval uniform. Kit by Revell (Hasegawa re-pop), intakes by Aires, cockpit by Eduard, weapons by Hasegawa, paint by Gunze, decals by Model Alliance, patience by me... Scene setter first: Then the walk around shots: A couple of close up detail shots: And a couple of overhead shots: Standing alone on the tarmac, ready to get going... Hope you like it, Dean
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