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Revell's forthcoming 1/72 scale
Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon
Two-Seater

 

Preview

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 04723 - Eurofighter Typhoon Two-Seater
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 127 parts in grey styrene; 6 parts in clear styrene. (please note - these are pre-production test shots)
Price: TBA
Review Type: Preview
Advantages: All-new 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; ample ordnance
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Previewed by Brett Green


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Preview

 
Revell has supplied test shots of their forthcoming 1/72 scale Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon two-seater. This is the production variant.

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 where appropriate.

 

 

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 pipes.

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 sample.
 


Review and Text Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 07 September, 2004
Last updated 06 October, 2004

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