News Revell mar-apr 2011: Ships


1/485 USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-3017

Skill Level: 2
Scale: 1/485
Length: 20-1/4″
Parts: 114

The Battle of Midway’s celebrated hero.

Launched in April, 1936, the U.S.S. Yorktown was among the first “true” aircraft carriers ever built. During the Battle of Midway, the Yorktown scored a decisive victory against the Japanese, with the help of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the U.S.S. Hornet. For the heroic sacrifices made by her soldiers in this battle, the Yorktown earned three battle stars. Kit features highly detailed hangar and flight decks with optional-position deck elevators and cranes, twenty Douglas SBD dive bombers, a display stand and official U.S. Navy marking decals.


U-Boat Type XXI Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5078

Skill level: 4
Scale: 1:144
Length: 531 mm
Parts: 163

Submerge with WWII’s most advanced sub.

By 1945, Germany had the most advanced submarine in the world with the Type XXI. Its increased battery capacity, efficient diesel engines and stealthy electric motors made the potential for underwater travel virtually unlimited. Kit features a separate left outer hull wall with an interior view, detailed diesel engines and electric motors, rotating twin AA gun turrets, a realistic control room and crew living quarters, a con tower with internal structures, battery/accumulator compartments, movable diving planes and hydroplanes, a detailed fin superstructure and authentic decals for U-2540 with interior details.

H.M.S. Duke of York Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5105

Skill level: 4
Scale: 1:700
Length: 324 mm
Parts: 186

A WWII classic given the royal treatment.

One of five King George V-class battleships constructed between 1937 and 1942, the H.M.S. Duke of York was built by Scotland’s John Brown and Company. In 1943’s Battle of North Cape, she helped in the sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst. After WWII, she became the flagship of the Home Fleet until 1949, and was scrapped in 1957. Kit features a detailed deck with extensive superstructure, waterline hull, ten 35.6 cm cannons, sixteen 13.3 cm cannons, six 20 mm Oerlikons, a catapult with flying boat and numerous cutters and lifeboats.