forthcoming 1/72 scale
Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon
S u m m a r y
||04723 - Eurofighter Typhoon Two-Seater
Contents and Media:
in grey styrene; 6 parts in clear styrene.
(please note - these are pre-production test
tooling; excellent (and appropriate) surface
texture; good level of detail; thin and clear
transparencies; two-part canopy; no noticeable
ejector pin or sink marks on facing surfaces;
Previewed by Brett Green
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Revell has supplied test shots of their forthcoming 1/72
scale Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon two-seater. This is the
This kit has all new tooling, and is not an adaptation of
any other existing kit.
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127 grey plastic parts are supplied on five sprues, with
a further six parts in clear. The kit is engineered with a
separate spine, so the parts could easily be adapted for the
single-seater variant as a future release.
Surface texture is excellent, comprising mainly fine and
crisply recessed panel lines but including raised features
Detail is also very good. The multi-part
ejection seats are especially nice, even including moulded-on
harnesses. The undercarriage legs are well done too.
A good selection of ordnance, with rockets,
pods, designators and two large drop tanks, are included on
the sprues. Other options include both open and closed jet
Clear parts are thin and free of distortion.
Less obvious but equally impressive is the
total absence of ejector pin circles or sink marks on any
outside surface of any of the parts. This is a remarkable
testament to clever planning, and is especially welcome in
this smaller scale where an ejector pin mark in the wrong
place can render a part almost useless. Well done Revell.
The only problem that I could find on this
first examination was a few scuff marks on the fuselage.
This is almost certainly because the moulds have not been
polished to production standard and will surely not be
present on the kit when it released.
I hope to have this model partially
completed in the coming weeks so that I can comment on fit
and ease of assembly, but the parts look very
promising on the sprue!
The detail and surface features on Revell's
new 1/72 scale Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon would not look
out of place on a 1/48 scale kit. This looks to be another
outstanding offering from Revell.
Thanks to Revell GmbH for the review
Review and Text Copyright © 2004 by Brett
Page Created 07 September, 2004
Last updated 06 October, 2004
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