News Revell sept-oct 2011: Ships


U-BoatType VII D Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5107

Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:350
Length: 220 mm
Parts: 28


German Destroyer Z-38 (Narvik Class) Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5106

Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:700
Length: 181 mm
Parts: 72

Deftly designed, for Kriegsmarine dominance.

Launched on August 5, 1941, the Z38 was the second-to-last 1936A (Mob) sub-class destroyer built for the Kriegsmarine. Like other ships in her class, the Z38 recycled elements – including 150 mm twin turrets – from planned “O”-class battlecruisers. Renamed “Nonsuch” by Great Britain after WWII’s end, the Z38 served as a test ship before she was scrapped in 1949. Kit features a waterline hull, a deck with extensive superstructures, four 150 mm guns, eight torpedo tubes, lifeboats and marking options for four “Narvik Klasse” destroyers: Z31, Z33, Z37 and Z38.


Yamato Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5813

Skill level: 2
Scale: 1:1200
Length: 219 mm
Parts: 33

The IJN’s tenacious WWII battlecruiser.

One of the largest, heaviest battleships ever constructed, the Yamato displaced a whopping 72,800 tons at full load. She was armed with nine 46 cm (18 in) main guns, which is the largest caliber artillery ever recorded for any warship. Surprisingly, the only time the Yamato ever fired her guns was during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944. Today, her legacy lives on at the Yamato Museum, which opened in 2005 to educate visitors about Japan’s rich naval history. Kit features a waterline hull and anti-aircraft guns.


U-Boat Type VIIC Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5015

Skill level: 5
Scale: 1:72
Length: 933 mm
Parts: 150

Nazi Germany’s underwater workhorse.

While the Type VIIC U-Boat was effective in combat, it could only run for 6,500 knots before refueling. Despite this limitation, the Type VIIC was successful against the Allies in early WWII. This limited-run kit features a two-piece hull with molded details, a highly detailed bridge, two conning tower options with spray guards, an anti-aircraft gun with rotating mount, an 88 mm cannon with optical sighting and fire-control equipment, movable hydroplanes, a movable stern rudder, a posable periscope, opening torpedo hatches, antenna thread, a display stand and 5 decal options.