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Ed Sexton
Vice President Product Development
Revell-Monogram

Revell Forthcoming Releases

at the

IPMS USA 2004 Nats

 

by Brett Green

 


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Preview

 

Revell-Monogram had an interesting display including the test shots from several forthcoming kits. It should be noted that the details and shapes of the parts may change prior to release. Indeed, Ed Sexton from Revell-Monogram confirmed that the 1/48 scale F/A-18E is still being "tweaked"; and the moulds for the Heinkel 162 will likely be modified too.

1/32 scale Heinkel He 162

The parts on the test sprues are well moulded and include sharply recessed panel lines. The parts breakdown is quite simple - entirely appropriate for the Volksjager - suggesting a fast build, but detail looks great.

 

 

The model will include an engine with some moulded-on detail and nacelle clamshell doors that may be positioned open.

The turbine faces are deeply moulded and look very nice.

 

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1/48 scale F/A-18E

Revell's 1/48 scale F-18E is in the late stages of development. Ed Sexton, Revell-Monogram's Vice President of Product Development, said that the moulds were still being tweaked, so some minor changes will probably be evident on the final product.

 

 

However, he did confirm that the impressive array of stores on display would be included in the initial kit release.

Surface detail is by way of extremely fine panel and rivet lines.

One aspect of the tooling that caught my eye was the well detailed but one-piece undercarriage legs.

 

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1/144 scale E-2C Hawkeye

 

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Text and Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 06 August, 2004
Last updated 12 August, 2004

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