Revell Model Kits for 2015
Just want to mention some kits that Revell has
announced for the upcoming 2015 year.
1957 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon 2-N-1 - Since Revell's 1957
Ford 2-Door kit has become a popular model, this kit should
be another hit for them. I'm sure it's based on their earlier
1957 kit. It's a 2-N-1 model, so chances are, it will have extra
wheels and maybe some engine accessory options. This is also
a 2-Door, so I'm thinking more along the lines of a commercial
car, for a house painter or a handyman. Should be a great project
Honda Civic Coupe Si - This is a reissued kit, but a popular
one. Originally one of their "Tuner" series, it features optional
wheel sets, engine parts, and fascia options. I would say this
is the same quality as Revell's Acura Integra kit, which one
of the best models they ever produced. This Civic issue will
have a box that says "Fast and Furious", though it's a good
kit, and doesn't really need that movie tie-in to sell it.
Ford F150 Ranger Pickup Truck - This is another reissue, but
a welcome one (for me at least). This is an early 1980's Ford
pickup. Back then, indeed from the late 1970's, Ford used the
Ranger name on their full size F150s, before the compact truck
was introduced years later. This truck model represents the
1980 to 1986 series. It's also 4WD.
Stone, Woods & Cook Willys Gasser - This was released just
a few years ago, but it's a longtime popular Revell kit, and
should make drag racing model builders very happy.
BRE Datsun 240z - It's been a few years since this model
has been out. It makes a good companion to the Datsun 510 kit.
Auto Transport Carrier Trailer - Truck builders will be
looking forward to this kit. I don't think it has been out since
the 1990's. When assembled it holds about 3 or 4 cars.
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Hardtop - This is a great model by
Revell. Boy is this car long and big! The thing that impressed
me most about this model when it first came out was all the
engine detail. It's packed full of parts. Every bit of space
under the hood is filled. The wheels and tires are exceptional
as well. Just a great kit.
2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1 - Revell just issued a prepainted
model of this car in 2014, I suspect this is a more detailed
glue kit of the same model for more experienced builders.
1940 Standard Coupe - Another kit that Hot Rod builders
are looking forward too. Though I'm sure it will probably be
build stock in most cases.
P51B Mustang - This is their large version 1/32 scale kit.
This classic kit includes a Merlin engine and an optional pilot
figure. I want to say this will probably be an RAF version,
or Britain based decals for the Army Corps.
UH-1D Huey Gunship - This is another 1/32 kit. Familar as the
working horse of the military in Vietnam. This is also an older
kit, but a popular one.
are some gems in that list, something for everyone. Let's hope
Revell keeps them coming for the new 2015 year!