Revell Model Kits



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Revell is a manufacturer and a primary brand name of a broad range of plastic and die-cast models of cars, trucks, aircraft, engines, military vehicles and ships. Revell Monogram has been a leading company in the model kit business since 1948. Revell Monogram has many years of experience and plenty of model kits. Revell plastic models are suitable not only for young kids or beginners, many older and experienced modelers and collectors love to assemble replicas of real vehicles.Most Revell model kits are injection-molded in polystyrene. You glue parts together with cyanoacrylate, epoxy, or some other plastic solvent-based adhesive. The models are painted with special paints for plastic models which must be purchased separately, while complex markings, decorative details and badges are provided with kits as water-slide decals. Most Revell plastic models are designed in a well-established scale which is different for each type of subject. The purpose of various scales is to allow the replica to be of a reasonable size and maintaining consistency across different models.

Revell model kits include aircraft, cars, engines, ships, snaptite, trucks, motorcycles and military vehicles. Model kits are labeled with required skill level.

  • Skill 1 - The easiest - Suitable for 8 years or older. Glue and paint is not required. Easy Snap Tite assembly, Easy Peel-n-Stick decals.
  • Skill 2 - Moderate - Suitable for 10 years or older. Generally requires glue and paint. Waterslide DecalsSkill 2, requires glue and paint.
  • Skill 3 - Most challenging - Suitable for 12 years or older. Advanced gluing and painting is required. Kit includes waterslide decals.

Aircraft

Available in popular scales 1/48 and 1/72. Some of the popular Revell plastic models include:

  • F/A-18F Super Hornet - The two-seat jet fighter serves a multiple role as an attack plane and crew trainer
  • F-15E Strike Eagle - An extremely versatile deep interdiction strike aircraft, which still retains its air-to-air capability
  • MiG 21PF Plastic Model Kit - A supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed and built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union
  • AH-64 Apache Helicopter - A chopper armed with a flexible, rapid-fire gun and missiles
  • Boeing 737-200 - The most succesful passenger aircraft of all time
  • Airbus A319 - One of the most successful member of the Airbus family

Cars

Available in scales 1/8,1/12,1/16,1/18,1/20,1/24,1/25,1/32,1/35,1/43. Some popular model kits include:

  • Audi R8 - A sport coupe with bodywork completely made of aluminum with a 420 horse power mid-mounted engine
  • 2005 Corvette C6 Coupe - Quicker acceleration and better handling combines with a tighter body and chassis and good fuel economy
  • '70 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - A dream vehicle for most

Ships

Available in scales 1/72, 1/144, 1/96, 1/350, 1/450, 1/535, 1/600, 1/700. Some popular model kits include:
  • RMS Titanic - A historical ocean liner that went down on her maiden voyage in 1912
  • SS Missouri Battleship - A battleship from World War II

Trucks

Available in popular scaale 1/25. Some of the popular Revell model trucks include:
  • '50 Ford Pickup - The Ford F series pickups stared out as simple trucks used to haul feed and hay on the farm, or tools on a construction site
  • Kenworth W900 - The Kenworth W900 truck has everything that long-haul truckers need to get the job done

Motorcycles

Available in popular scale 1/12. Some of the popular Revell model motorcycles include:
  • R.M. Kustom Chopper "Bone Daddy" - This chopper has long frame, it is an old school design, usualy displayed at television and in biker magazines, created for special bikers
  • R.M. Kustom Gambler Chopper - This chopper was also created for for special bikers, there are many parts for customization, tires look realistic, many parts are chromed.

Military

Due to the wider variety of form and historical context compared to civilian vehicles, the military vehicles are very popular Revell model kits. One of such models is a M4 Sherman Tank - member of the the Sherman family of armored vehicles which was the mainstay of the allied armored forces in World War II. It is available in popular scale 1/32.

Beside model kits Revell also makes die-cast models, radio controlled models, slot cars and toys. Revell also offers some specialized tools for model assembly like knives, blades and paint brushes.

 

It doesn't matter if you are just thinking to start building Revell plastic models as a hobby or you've been doing it for a while, you'll be able to find a Revell model kit to suit your skill level. If you are a beginner then you might start with some smaller model that requires little gluing or paint. More advanced models require some time, patience and skills to assemble but once you'll build few models you'll be ready also for bigger ones. If your goal is to build a perfect model then keep in mind some important ideas as well as some simple and tried techniques.

Before You Start building

You will probably want to jump right to work. But building a model is no different than building real things.You should take some time to read assembly instructions, to check that all the parts are present and nothing is missing or damaged. It is better to spot any problems before you begin assembling. Make sure you put all the parts not immediately needed back in the box. Most parts are very small and can easily be damaged or lost.

Tools and Supplies

In order to build realistic models you need proper tools. For model building you will need various hobby knives, tweezers, small drills, pin vise, paint brushes, a desktop work lamp, and other tools found at every home. You will also need supplies like plastic cement or some other glue, paints, thinner, very fine grit sandpaper, toothpicks. It is also a good idea to to cover your work area with old newspapers.

Model Building Tips

Unless you are an experienced modeler read the manual and follow all of the directions. Before you start painting you should test paint on some old plastic part to see how it looks when applied. When using plastic cement, paints or thinner, work in a well ventilated place. And finally, be patient. Revell model kits have many small parts that need to be assembled together. If you will follow the instructions you can expect to build a realistic model that will get a lot of attention.