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Upcoming 1/32 Revell Bf 109G-6..?


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http://www.revell.de...ARTN=04665&sp=1

Does anybody have the lowdown on this kit? Is it some ancient mold refired? A rebox? New tool?

Knowing the latest revell gear has very nice prices i am wondering if it is the same with this one and wether it would be an actual decent kit.

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Its a completely new tool... not a repop of Hasegawa...

 

Nuremburg 2012...

 

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Maybe they can flat-pack the canopy again, like on the Ar 196?

 

Seriously, though, looking forward to this (Revell actually has a lot of interesting kits coming...the new-tool 1/48 Tornados have my attention). Now about those stupid side-opening boxes...


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Not a big 109 fan, but I'm looking forward to this one. I have a G-4 trop.............Harv



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Richard, all...

 

The forthcoming Revell 1/32nd scale Bf109G-6 is supposedly a new-tool kit, utilising different moulds from the Hasegawa kits that Revell shared common sprues with during the past decade. Originally rumoured to include full engine detail, this was later denied in an online interview with a Revell representative hosted by Hyperscale's Brett Green. However, the parts count of 170 attributed to the kit is significantly higher than the Hasegawa kits, which may indicate that all of the different parts required to make any G-6/14 variant are included in the kit, along with perhaps extra weapons including the Werfer Gerät rockets shown in the publicity shots.

 

But... And it's a big BUT too... All along Revell have been consistent in showing this forthcoming kit as being 280mm in length. 280mm equates to 8.96 metres in 1/32nd scale, whereas the Bf109G-6 variant was 9.02 metres long in actuality (281.8 mm in 1/32nd scale). This difference of almost 2mm is worrying, given the many accuracy issues found on Revell's !/32nd scale He219 kit.

 

I guess only time will tell on this one...

 

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The boxes..... well at least theyre usually pretty...? It is a thing that they fanatically continue doing and i kinda got used to it.  <_<

 

Since revell have been putting out very good quality stuff at low prices as of late (AR196...JU88...B17G...Bismarck etc.) I am happy to hear its a new tooling. Makes me carefully positive about this release.Nobody ever accused me of throwing a fit over a 2mm inaccuracy or a hatch being 1mm too far this or that way so i dont think it will be a problem for me.

 

Thanks for the info guys! Never really dabbled into the jerry stuff and this 1/32 109 seems like an affordable testbed in this froggies' hands ^_^

 

Richard



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Maybe they can flat-pack the canopy again, like on the Ar 196?

 

Seriously, though, looking forward to this (Revell actually has a lot of interesting kits coming...the new-tool 1/48 Tornados have my attention). Now about those stupid side-opening boxes...

Lol....everyone gets so worked up over the boxes. I wish they'd number their parts better...i.e...give each sprue a letter designation. 



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I can even live with the numbering... For me the biggest problem with RoG kits and especially the older ones is the bad paint callouts and the mixing paint ratio's being off the mark alot.

 

Richard



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Instructions printed on toiletpaper too.
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Yeah...and staple the dang instruction books too please.



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Instructions printed on toilet paper too.

 

Is that why these kits are so popular in some countries?

 

 

 

Seriously, the side opening boxes are claimed to be necessary according to EU-rules about the packaging of goods. 



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That would explain all my side-opening Airfix and Eduard kits. Oh, wait...
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The boxes suck indeed, but as of late I have been taping shut the end flaps. Then you neatly cut open the top along three sides, and you have a nice big top-opening box. Problem solved.
As for the German rules... Well, let's not go into politics, shall we? Our job is just modelling the historic instruments of those politics.
 
Speaking about modelling: Here's a Luftwaffe model-build on 1/1 scale:
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Some miles east from the German nightfighter base at Bergen, Noord Holland, the Luftwaffe built a mock airfield at Middenmeer. Wooden models of Bf 110's were stationed there, complete with a length of track so these models could be seen taxiing from the air.
The British must have been wise to these wooden decoys, because there is a story (from a very dependable source) that this airfield has been bombed by the RAF - with a wooden bomb.
 
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:rolleyes:



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:lol:

Cheers,

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Instructions printed on toiletpaper too.
Cees

 

 

Yeah...and staple the dang instruction books too please.

 

I  suggest you don't use it for toilet paper anymore, then... B)


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When does this sucker hit shelves? Are any sprue shots to be found?


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I thought it was mid 2013... can anyone else elaborate?

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I've just cancelled Revell. They are a nightmare to deal with, and the guy who does UK promo is a plonker.

 

If we need anything, I'll source elsewhere instead.



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I've just cancelled Revell. They are a nightmare to deal with, and the guy who does UK promo is a plonker.

 

If we need anything, I'll source from elsewhere instead.

Don't order it, I surely will buy one.

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