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Paul H

Member Since 24 Jul 2011
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In Topic: New Model T series

13 December 2014 - 11:51 AM

Details of the 1912 T roadster kit (including pics of the sprues) here:

 

http://www.icm.com.u...senger-car.html


In Topic: Revell Q1 2015 releases

04 November 2014 - 11:26 AM

Many thanks for the info - that sounds very promising!  Btw, what wheels does it have?


In Topic: Revell Q1 2015 releases

04 November 2014 - 10:44 AM

BRE Datsun 240Z

’57 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon 2n1

’59 Caddy Hardtop

 

I'm not supposed to be buying any new kits as I already have too many, but these three are so tempting, especially the '57 wagon!

 

Btw, does anyone know much about that 240Z kit?  I'd be wanting to build a standard, road version & wondered how easy it would be to do from the BRE one?


In Topic: Revell 4th Quarter new kit announcements

04 November 2014 - 10:23 AM

Cool, thanks. Looking at the timeline for that kit, it does look like Revell - Heller cooperation is a new thing. The only company I knew of that had re-boxed Heller kits was Airfix while they were both under the same parent company. Hope this means we might start to see more of the Heller kits that haven't been issued for a while.

Paul, agree on Heller kits. Like most old companies they have some clunker kits, but they also have some really nice ones. I have one of the earlier boxings of this kit and it looks pretty nice, with a lot of fine detail.

 

I have most of their older stuff waiting to be built, and reckon that they all look pretty good - if anyone would like further details, I can take some pics.  In addition to the mostly French classic / vintage European cars (most of which have not been kitted by other companies) it is worth noting that they also produced full detail kits of the Jaguar E Type / XKE.  These roadster and coupe versions are vastly superior to either of the Revell / Monogram kits of the Jag, in detail and accuracy - would be fantastic if those were to be re-released too!!


In Topic: Revell 4th Quarter new kit announcements

03 November 2014 - 11:44 AM

That Bentley is indeed the old Heller kit.  The decal sheet from the Revell version looks to be more comprehensive than how I remember the Heller one to be though.  If anyone would like confirmation, I can dig out my Heller release to double check.

 

Oh, and in case anyone is put off by it being from Heller, don't be!  Whilst they are quite old tooling now, the series that this Bentley kit is from were pretty good.  The two that I have built (Merc 500K and Bugatti T50) were the third and fourth models that I built when I first took up this hobby, and they turned out very nicely.  As a result, I'm looking forward to building the Bentley when I have the time!