News Revell oct-nov-dec 2012: Ships


Spanish Galleon Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5620

Skill level: 5
Scale: 1:96
Length: 724 mm
Parts: 306

Super-sized, high-seas adventure!

Lighter and faster than carracks, galleons served as transports, trading vessels and warships. Historical records show that five galleons cost the same as three carracks! Kit features a detailed hull with simulated timber, detailed decks with simulated timber, side walls with ornaments, a decorative stern escutcheon, a movable rudder, stairways, pin rails, a lifeboat with oars, a stern-galley, a large anchor, side escutcheons with coats-of-arms, detailed masts, a crow’s nest, ready-assembled shrouds, rigging blocks, sheet-formed sails, rigging thread, a cannon on mounts, a flag charge, large decals and display stands.


R.M.S. Titanic Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5210

Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:700
Length: 385 mm
Parts: 132

Never let go of the memories

When it was launched in 1911, the Titanic was the largest ship in the world. Three engines drove the 882 ft (269 m) luxury liner across the English Channel to Cherbourg, to Ireland and then across the Atlantic on her maiden voyage to New York. Near midnight on April 14, 1912, the ship struck an iceberg. Over the next two hours the ship sank, taking with it over 1,500 people. This hundredth anniversary kit features detailed hull and deck structures, lifeboats with hoists, display stand and decals.

Kreuzer Admiral Hipper Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5117

Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:720
Length: 295 mm
Parts: 74

Named for the famous WWI Naval Commander

WWI was a disaster for the German Navy. Many ships were sunk, scuttled or became prize ships. By 1939, when the Admiral Hipper was commissioned, it was one of only three heavy cruisers in the German arsenal. The Hipper participated in several commerce raids against shipping in the North Sea, and the disastrous Battle of the Barents Sea. She was scuttled at her moorings in Kiel in 1945. This full-hull kit features a display stand, Arado 196 aircraft and two paint options: North Sea, 1940 or Atlantic Ocean, 1941.


H.M.S. Tiger Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5116

Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:700
Length: 245 mm
Parts: 75

Minotaur class light cruiser of the Cold War era

Originally designed as a light cruiser with semi-automatic 6 in (152 mm) guns, the Tiger was put on hold throughout World War II. In the 1960s, the ship was overhauled so it could combat submarine threats. The aft quarter of the ship was redesigned with a helicopter landing pad and hangars for 4 anti-submarine warfare helicopters. As part of this conversion, the ship was also upgraded to a command, control and communications vessel. This kit features a waterline hull, detailed structures, one helicopter, six lifeboats and authentic decals.


U-Boot Typ IIB Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5115

Skill level: 4
Scale: 1:144
Length: 296 mm
Parts: 60

Turning pups into Sea Wolves

After WWI, Germany was forced to turn over all of its submarines to the Allies and agree to not produce any more submarines for its navy. In secret, Germany continued research and development on submarines. The Type II was one of the first submarines constructed by Germany after WWI and it served as a trainer for the Wolf Packs that ravaged Allied shipping in the Atlantic. This kit features two conning towers, vents, periscope, 20 mm anti-aircraft gun and a display stand plus decals for three subs.


Flower Class Corvette-Platinum Edition Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5112

Skill level: 5
Scale: 1:72
Length: 850 mm
Parts: 1003

Ships that saved Atlantic Convoys

Flower Class Corvettes were based on merchant ships, specifically the whaler Southern Pride. Designed and built by civilian shipyards, these ships were equipped with depth charges and other available weapons and sent into the teeth of the wolf packs. In the freezing waters of the North Atlantic, their half-trained crews faced down the hardened elite of the Kriegsmarine. They kept supplies flowing to England and kept the Allies alive. This kit features photo-etched parts, detailed, realistic pieces, a display stand and decals for two HMCS warships.

1/350 Black Diamond Pirate Ship Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-1971

Skill Level: 1
Scale: 1/350
Length: 11-1/4″
Width: 2-1/4″
Height: 8-1/2″
Parts: 26

Climb aboard for a high-seas adventure

The crew of the Black Diamond lives on a cutlass’ edge, sweeping the high seas of any lubber hapless enough to get in range of the long nines. This crew of sea dogs is looking for a new captain to lead them to riches, do you have what it takes? Sure you do, the one-piece hull makes it easy to get the Diamond into the seas. But beware, there’s a short rope hanging from a tall mast for any who get themselves caught by the East India Company.