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Any word about Revell yet?

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  • Member since
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  • From: Groton, CT
Any word about Revell yet?
Posted by warshipguy on Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:51 AM

Greetings!

Has anyone heard about the status of Revell yet?

Bill Morrison

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:04 AM

They were bought by a company in Germany, so they are back up and running.

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:08 PM

They will not be Revell us. They will be revell germany. The Revell you know and are referring to is no more.

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    October, 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, June 28, 2018 4:24 PM

In my time I hae seen many model companies come and go, Strombecker, Pyro, Lifelike, Aurora and others.  I'm gettong tired of this.  

At least kits will be comming out , eventhough it's from another place.

To me it will always be Rwevell, just like it's still Monogram.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, June 29, 2018 8:28 AM

The way I read things, we will have no new molds created by what was Revell US.  However, existing molds will be used by Revell Germany, who hopefully has the same mold technology as the former US company.

I don't know if Revell Germany will allow repop of any existing old molds by the various repop companies.

Thank goodness for those repop companies that are still supplying us with the best of the old companies.  I see a flood of Lindberg, AMT, etc. kits on shelves now while the consolidated new Revell gets things in order.  Fears of shelves going empty does not seem to be happening.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: North Pole, Alaska
Posted by richs26 on Friday, June 29, 2018 5:38 PM

Don, 

ROG has been repopping RM-US for years now.  They have done most of the 1/32 fighters before ROG developed the new BF-109's, and the Spitfire Mk II.  Repopping old kits for the US market is just a quick bunch of cash, as there is no development costs for new molds, as it just takes the graphics for a new box.

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  • From: NE OK
Posted by Dave496 on Monday, July 02, 2018 10:39 PM
For what it's worth, I asked the owner of our local model shop this same question over the weekend and he said he didn't expect to see kits from ROG again until the end of the year. When I placed an order with Squadron back in May, I asked when a particular ROG kit might be in stock again and they said August at the soonest.. So, who knows but thankfully there will be more at some point.

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