releases 2016 model kit lineup for 1st quarter
Revell has released some news about the coming
model kits for 2016, in the first quarter. So far the printed
/ PDF flyer only mentions car kits, but I expect there will
be others as we get closer to January, 2016. Revell USA
is traditionally heavy on car subjects, while Revell Germany
releases a lot of military and other varied subjects as
Ford GT - This will be an all new mold. It's marked
as a Snap-Tite kit, but that shouldn't be a problem. Many
of Revell's newer car kits are made that way, but still
include an opening hood and an engine. Many are prepainted,
which save a little money right there for young builders.
Adults can primer and paint them like any other kit if
they wish to.
FOOSE Dodge Challenger SRT8 - This should be like
Revell's previous issues of this car, but with FOOSE wheels
and new decals. Possibly some minor cosmetic changes or
parts. The flyer mentions that it will be pre-painted.
(like some of their other more current kits).
Chevy Corvette Stingray - Revell
just issued a similar kit of this car last month,
so I believe this may be similar. This version will have
FOOSE wheels, and possibly new decals and minor cosmetic
changes or parts. The flyer mentions that it will be pre-painted.
Chevy Fleetside Pickup - This should be a welcome model
kit for truck and Chevy builders. The styleside kit has
been out for a while, they're easy to get, but it's been
a few years since the fleetside kit has been available.
I imagine this kit will be unchanged, except for new decals.
Chevy Camaro ZL1 - I think this will be similar to
Revell's previous Camaro kits, possibly the police package
version. It looks like it will include new wheels, new
decals, and an "outlaw" style hood. (the wheels look hideous
to me though).
Ford Mustang - I think this will be similar to Revells
previous Mustang kits. Like the Camaro, it appears to
get new wheels, new decals, and an "Outlaw" style hood
as well. The hoods make sense, since there are a lot of
resin cast cowl hoods out there, and now, with the hood
included in the kit, it's one less part to buy aftermarket.
Porsche 918 Spyder
- I'm sure this is based off the current Revell German
918 kit. Basically, a stock relica kit.
Chevy Camaro - This is a reissue, but with new decals
maybe, new wheels, and possibly a new hood. It's to replicate
Nickey Chevrolet dealer built musclecars from the
Missile and Truck - This is an old Renwal kit. Revell
has reissued several Renwal military kits over the recent
years, and I guess they're selling well, as they keep
on re-issuing different ones each year. Some that haven't
been available since the 1960's. This one is a 1/32 scale
Germany planned model kits for 2016
Revell Germany has also released news of their upcoming
kits for early 2016 in the first quarter. As usual, the
kits are heavy on military subjects (which are popular in
Europe). But there are a few cars, and I'll list those first:
Boxter - I believe this is based off a previous issue.
This one is a cabrio version.
F40 - It's a 1/32 scale kit. It's hard to say how
popular it will be.
Samba Bus / Van - This is a reissue, but it now includes
decals for Lufthansa.
2CV - I think this is a reissue, with new decals.
250 SWB - a reissue, in 1/24 scale. I think this was previously
an Italeri kit, which means it should be a pretty good
Bug - 1:35 scale, with military style parts.
"Eidechse" - a model ship.
Submarine Type XXII - this kit is in 1:144 scale.
Typhoon Class Submarine - this is a reissue of the submarine
from the movie "Red October". It's 1:400 scale.
135 Swiss Air Glacier Rescue Helicopter - this kit is
in 1:72 scale.
UH-1D - helicopter model in 1:100 scale.
Triple-Seven 777-300ER - this aircraft comes to us in
1:144 scale with Boeing decals.
Plane - I think this is a reissue. This one is in 1:32
Mk II - a reissue of the 1:48 kit.
"Cadet" - this should be a reissue, with military training
F4U4 - a reissued kit in 1:72 scale
DeHavilland "Twin Otter" - aircraft kit, in 1:72 scale.
I'm not sure if this is a reissue or not. The markings
(decals) appear to be Swiss.
SS-25 "TOPOL" - military missile carrier / launcher. This
is produced in 1:72 scale. I think it was previously a
T34/85 Tank - another military kit, coming in at 1:72
LKW 1.5 Ton Military Truck - a 1:35 scale model. Possibly
a previous ICM kit?
"Havoc" Helicopter - this one is in 1:72 scale.
Osprey Tilt Rotor - in 1:72 scale. Possibly includes decal
markings for both the Navy and Marines.
C.II "Walfisch" - a biplane kit. This is made with (or
from) an Eduard mold.
He 70 - This kit will be 1:72 scale. I think this is an
all new mold, to depict one of Germany's "Secret Weapons"
from WWII (that probably never saw production).
I-153 - another biplane, in 1"72 scale.
Twin Engine - Possibly a previous ICM kit. It will probably
have new decals at least. The kit is 1:48 scale.
Dallas - submarine model, in 1:400 scale. It's the same
scale as the Red October Typhoon kit.
many other model companies, some of the kits that come out
are originally produced by other brands. Model companies
of today like to share and use each others molds, and I
think this is a smart thing to do. Why re-invent the wheel?
Most of it has to do with distribution. Making and packaging
a kit in a certain area of the world can bring the price
down locally, and that's a good thing for modelers. Revell
is extremely well known, but they halso have a vast distributor
network world wide. I wish more model companies would share
molds and products. Not that it's new, model companies did
this back in the 1960's and '70's. But it seems more common
today, and it sure helps with lower prices.
So that's the new model kits coming out for 2016 so far
from Revell. Nothing really grabs me as far as what I would
build (maybe tbe 250 SWB, or the Outlaw Mustang), but nothing
course, there are 100 other model companies that will have
more kits in 2016, so we can all expect another great year
of fresh kits and new model subjects from all of them. And
this is only the first quarter for Revell. They have 3 other
quarters of the year to surprise us with new kits!