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REVELL 2012 News


Dexter Models
01-01-2012, 07:08 PM
1/25 Chevy Camaro SS 2010
1/24 Mini Cooper
1/24 Ferrari 512 TR
1/24 Ferrari 250GT SWB (Ex-Italeri)
1/24 Audi A4 DTM 2011
1/24 Mercedes C-Class DTM 2011
1/24 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta
1/24 Ferrari 599 GTO (Yesssssssss !!! :biggrin:)

Link to whole list of Revell news
http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/blog/revell-neuheiten-april-dezember-2012/2012/#more-1593

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-01-2012, 07:41 PM
I can easily find myself building 3 of the 599 GTO's, and probably an Aperta as well. Good stuff! And a lot of neat models of all kinds; I'd say Revell AG must be doing fairly well.

Our local dealership got in 3 599 GTO's, and I'd like to build all 3. They're all pretty neat color combos. The first one I saw is Silverstone Gray w/red stripes and mirrors (though it now has Silverstone mirrors). A week later I saw the other one delivered at the same time (early October 2010) in Rosso Corsa w/gloss black roof and wheels. Normally I shy away from "resale red", but this looked perfect on the GTO. The newest one was just delivered in the past month or so to the owner of the local dealership, white w/Blue Pozzi stripes and dark blue leather/Daytona's interior w/lighter stitching. Basically an homage to the NART Ferraris.

http://images112.fotki.com/v113/photos/6/498566/10099111/DSC_4252-vi.jpg
http://images17.fotki.com/v147/photos/8/10258/9141988/IMG_0860-vi.jpg
http://images54.fotki.com/v104/photos/6/498566/10249272/IMG_0054-vi.jpg

The Silverstone car is kept at the Ferrari dealership, ownership is in limbo, the owner got it, had a terrible personal tragedy right after he got it, lost interest. It's not for sale, but may be someday. Not sure about the red car, never saw it again, thought the owner had the dealership ship the car to a track event this past year. The white one is staying with the dealership owner, will never be really driven. More of a museum piece. His Enzo only has about 100 miles on it.

I would imagine the next Revell AG announcements we'll see SLS and 458 open top versions. I have plenty to play with before that happens :naughty:

chaos
01-01-2012, 08:08 PM
The red with the black roof/wheels looks the goods! :)

BVC500
01-01-2012, 09:09 PM
Good news!

360spider
01-01-2012, 09:58 PM
I'm glad that I didn't get that expensive resin of the GTO. With all the "grade-up" kits that are sure to pop up after release, I'm sure I could build a model that would be better than that overpriced resin and be much cheaper too.

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-01-2012, 10:02 PM
I'm glad that I didn't get that expensive resin of the GTO. With all the "grade-up" kits that are sure to pop up after release, I'm sure I could build a model that would be better than that overpriced resin and be much cheaper too.

I've seen the Hobby Design GTO up close.

Looks pretty good.

If you like 1/26th scale models :uhoh:

Considering you use Fujimi 1/24 scale parts with it...I can imagine the frustration factor with parts that won't fit.

It's better than their horrific 599XX "parts pack", but HD needs to quit wasting time with either resin or molds that shrink.

Between the Revell kit and aftermarket photoetch, and perhaps HD wheels and better brakes, you'll most certainly end up with an impressive replica.

auw12
01-02-2012, 12:01 AM
What? No FF?

blubaja
01-02-2012, 12:25 AM
Thanks for the infos!

What? No FF?

Yea wtf!? I want some AWD hatchback!

rallymaster
01-02-2012, 04:12 AM
everything is a logical follow to their previous releases, I don't see any special surprise, but I think the 599 GTO was highly expected and uncertain till being anounced ! It's good to see Revell active and productive with their highly improved quality they can only cross success.

lovegt40
01-02-2012, 06:48 AM
wow, finally some interesting car models from revell, after the narcotic 2011 list.
Good news for the599 GTO, we just have to find nice wheels and revell models drastically change (build a 599 fiorano..decent model,with fugly wheels...).

Also very good news is they started reprint the italeri models of the past.several of theme are still at today very nice moulds (as the california, the 365gt4,the swb, the gto..)Just also here,we have ugly wheels and tires, but today is easy to change theme with nicer ones.

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-02-2012, 09:21 AM
What? No FF?

Nope...not yet, anyway. I didn't care for the FF much until I saw a couple of them in the flesh. That said, Revell is better off making GTO (and Aperta...they share a lot) and 458 Spider vs. the FF. Now I kind of want an FF kit...but I lust after the GTO. That's a compromise I can live with :biggrin:

360spider
01-02-2012, 09:16 PM
I want an FF kit. I'll get it built anyway, somehow. I think that FF is absolutely brillian - but I'm strange, I have Z3 M Coupe as my DD.

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-02-2012, 09:52 PM
I want an FF kit. I'll get it built anyway, somehow. I think that FF is absolutely brillian - but I'm strange, I have Z3 M Coupe as my DD.

I totally understand, and I would like to build the FF as well (the interior design is especially nice, and the seats/driving position are divine). I've always loved the M Coupe, neat car and very unique (and rare). I thought I'd enjoy driving it more than I did; what struck me was a great amount of road noise and rear end noise coming from behind the seats, whereas my drive in the M Roadster (top down on a beautiful fall day) was perfection. The roadster all I heard behind me was the great sound of the exhaust; couple that w/the buttery-smooth, almost rheostat-type power delivery, and it was a drive I won't forget.

Hawk312
01-02-2012, 11:59 PM
On the Ferraris, please give us correct size tires. Not the truck tires that were in the Challenger kits.

janositamas
01-03-2012, 02:54 AM
Probably Fujimi will take care of the FF kit?

auw12
01-03-2012, 03:42 AM
Someone, anyone, please... I'm desperate for an FF...

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-03-2012, 10:24 AM
It would be a good time for Fujimi to do an FF...I doubt Revell would have a chance to do it in the next 18-24 months, what with all the other Ferrari and other stuff that is in the pipeline. It would be a lot smarter than something overlapping, like the Enzo or the SLS. And since Revell hasn't announced a 458 Spider yet, they could do that as well (but please don't cheap out on the interior molds).

BVC500
01-03-2012, 10:44 AM
Definitely SLS and 458 droptops. I could also see Tamiya doing an DBS Volante. Or nothing at all...

360spider
01-03-2012, 11:16 AM
I totally understand, and I would like to build the FF as well (the interior design is especially nice, and the seats/driving position are divine). I've always loved the M Coupe, neat car and very unique (and rare). I thought I'd enjoy driving it more than I did; what struck me was a great amount of road noise and rear end noise coming from behind the seats, whereas my drive in the M Roadster (top down on a beautiful fall day) was perfection. The roadster all I heard behind me was the great sound of the exhaust; couple that w/the buttery-smooth, almost rheostat-type power delivery, and it was a drive I won't forget.

M Coupes have different rear shock set-up and differential, thus resulting in slightly more noise. There is absolutely no insulation between the trunk floor and interior. And having a metal roof kinda amplifies that vs. roadster. But I love it exactly for that - raw, beastly nature. There is nothing buttery-smooth about an M Coupe, and that is why I like it!

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-03-2012, 11:55 AM
M Coupes have different rear shock set-up and differential, thus resulting in slightly more noise. There is absolutely no insulation between the trunk floor and interior. And having a metal roof kinda amplifies that vs. roadster. But I love it exactly for that - raw, beastly nature. There is nothing buttery-smooth about an M Coupe, and that is why I like it!

If I owned an M Coupe, I'd probably line the floor w/Dynamat and install a really good custom exhaust so I could hear the good sounds vs. being drowned out from the ambient sounds :cool: There was absolutely nothing wrong w/how it drove, but I also had just stepped out of a 540i Sport wagon, which to me seemed like nearly the perfect "all-in-one" car. Basically a velvet hammer.

leafs004
01-03-2012, 02:32 PM
I think we can safely say that someone will do an FF. Just focus on the unfinished stack of cars we have sitting in storage until then. Revell even did a model of the pedestrian (looking) 612.

james d
01-03-2012, 02:38 PM
The 250 Ferrari would be nice and the Mk1 mini is a welcome change

F1Tommy
01-03-2012, 06:40 PM
I would guess the FF will be done in 1/24th diecast first. Funny thing is the diecast might be more detailed!! Thats the way it has been lately.


Tom Tanner/Scale Designs/Ferrari Expo 2012-Chicago March 17th 2012-Carrera Panamericana 1950-1954 special theme this year at the EXPO.

drunken monkey
01-05-2012, 01:48 PM
hmm, re-iisue of the Italeri SWB?
Guess that means we'll be seeing guys off-load their stash before the kits get released then...

Wonder what the hopes are for the full range of 275 kits coming soon after?

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-05-2012, 02:24 PM
hmm, re-iisue of the Italeri SWB?
Guess that means we'll be seeing guys off-load their stash before the kits get released then...

Wonder what the hopes are for the full range of 275 kits coming soon after?

Not me! My pair of Italeri SWB's cost me only about $45, which is probably about what one will cost in the new box. I guess I could try to offload for more $$, but what if something happened and the new kit didn't get issued? I'd rather keep what I've got, which is a sure thing, and relatively inexpensive :cool:

Would be nice to see more 275's as well; I have Berlinetta and NART Spyder, but I'd certainly welcome a second Berlinetta to build as a racer.

drunken monkey
01-05-2012, 02:40 PM
Would be nice to see more 275's as well; I have Berlinetta and NART Spyder, but I'd certainly welcome a second Berlinetta to build as a racer.

Ever since seeing a complete(?) set of variants, at a show, I had an itch to have a short nose/long nose, 4/2 cam versions to match.
They're only ever so slightly different externally but it's the small differences that I like about the old Ferrari. I suppose it's part of my vintage geek syndrome...

mattbacon
01-05-2012, 02:46 PM
I guess it depends on how these "classic" releases sell. As always, there's been a vocal minority clamouring for the reissue of some of those older Italeri/?Protar? Ferraris - I sent them an email about the 250 California Spider and 275 NART only a year or so ago, for example - but to make it worth Revell's while, they have to sell not just to enthusiasts like us, but to average modellers in the local model and toy shops that are Revell's main distribution channel. You gotta hope that people have taste, but how many people today even know what a Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta or 275 NART actually ARE, let alone have seen one in the flesh? At least the R8 Spider is in Iron Man, and the 599 GTO is on Top Gear and in Evo...

So, you know what this means? It is our DUTY, for the good of our hobby and our hobby's future, to go forth and fill our stashes with Revell classic Ferraris, and eventually they'll re-release the whole range!

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it, and that someone is us...

bestest,
M.

BVC500
01-05-2012, 02:57 PM
I have to agree with Matt's point. Only a few of us care about the older Ferraris. Today, its all muscle and sports cars.

Personally, I'd rather see a company create new tooling for the California and 275 kits, like Fujimi did with the 250 GTO, since the Italeri kits fail to capture the true look of the cars. For that reason, I unloaded my Italeri kits and bought Renaissance kits, which capture the look better. I was going to kit bash them, but don't have the time or inclination to do that anymore.

MidMazar
01-05-2012, 07:58 PM
599 GTo is great news, as i also wanted to get the HD kit but couldn't see myself spending that much money on resin that is aweful and shrinks. The new dtm audis and benz are also good news.

But best of all for me is the swb as i have an older issue with some pieces missing, now i will be able to cast them and have a full kit. Wooohooo.

Keep it up Revell.

lovegt40
01-06-2012, 07:23 AM
some italeri kits have great proportions.Look at the 250 gto.before the fujimi kits,it was the best quality/price kit around.No comparison with protar/revell reissued kit.


Build some of theme, just need to improve the wheels and they remain great kits.almost all.
http://multiply.com/mu/alsoldatino/image/1:soldatino/photos/37/500x500/9/DSCF0010.jpg?et=IsUhcXd2d7c6%2BJpRAfUtAQ&nmid=177857715

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