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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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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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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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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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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.

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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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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Posted by hurricane40 on Saturday, August 25, 2018 4:38 PM

I asked my local hobby shop owner this same question last night.  He figures next February before product will start making its way to the shelves.  I mainly do aircraft but we got into a conversation about auto models and my LHS owner was lamenting the fact about how AMT seems to be price gauging due to the fact Revell is not currently getting any product to market.  My two cents. 

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Posted by tankboy51 on Saturday, August 25, 2018 11:35 PM

I got a message today, August 25, that Colpar   Hobbies just got a shipment of cars and all sorts of aircraft from Revell.  So here in Denver there is an answer.  They had pictures of them as well.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, August 25, 2018 11:56 PM

Well, they have a new revamped website. All Revell Germany stuff. No sign of Revell USA or Revellogram on there.

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:15 AM

There are threads on Scale Auto and Model Cars Magazines forum. In fact on the thread at MCM there are lists of cars Revell is issuing soon.

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Posted by EdGrune on Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:00 PM

midnightprowler

There are threads on Scale Auto and Model Cars Magazines forum. In fact on the thread at MCM there are lists of cars Revell is issuing soon.

 

 

 

Looks like Revell.DE has been dealing with Zvezda of Russia.   They used to have the Cars contract with Disney.  

But 30 (dollars, Euros, whatever) is too much for these for the target audience.   Revell DE will follow their US cousins into the dust bin of modeling history unless they get real

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:03 PM

midnightprowler

There are threads on Scale Auto and Model Cars Magazines forum. In fact on the thread at MCM there are lists of cars Revell is issuing soon.

 

Do you have any links on them. If they stay strictly in the car model subject and neglect us modelers that are not car modelers, that will be a loss for both sides.

 

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Posted by jeffpez on Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:29 PM

Looks like there will be plenty of variety

 

https://www.revell.de/en/home/

 

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:43 PM

warshipguy

Greetings!

Has anyone heard about the status of Revell yet?

Bill Morrison

See my thread here:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/9/t/179839.aspx

 

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:54 PM

Anyways... here is a hot link to the article linked in the link...

 

https://culttvman.com/main/breaking-news-atlantis-buys-revell-toolings/

 

Atlantis is a new name in modeling to me, but the news is good.

 

Rvell, Monogram, Aurora, and Renwall shall live again.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:57 PM

Correct me if mistaken, it sounds like the sci fi figure and space ship stuff. Flash Gordon "in stock". 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:01 PM

stikpusher

Anyways... here is a hot link to the article linked in the link...

 

https://culttvman.com/main/breaking-news-atlantis-buys-revell-toolings/

 

Atlantis is a new name in modeling to me, but the news is good.

 

Rvell, Monogram, Aurora, and Renwall shall live again.

 

They've been selling old Aurora stuff. Not to be confused with Mobeius.

It's funny, I got all excited when Round2 started repopping the AMT kits of a misspent youth. Then I was reminded how rough the things were. I could NOT get the hood to close over the engine of the Avanti, try as I might.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:09 PM

Well, if they ever re issue the old Aurora 1/48 MBT-70 and AH-56 kits, I’ll grab those for a nice pair of “what if’s?”.

I may have come across the Atlantis label before, but paid it no mind. Moebius and Polar Lights I had noticed issuing the same old kits, along with around 2. 

Yeah, those old AMT kits are a challenge. I built most of their early 1/48 aircraft kits. Ill leave it at that.

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:21 PM

Yes, I know you- the guy walking down the street talking to himself.

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Posted by MARK GUTTAG on Friday, August 31, 2018 4:32 PM

stikpusher

Well, if they ever re issue the old Aurora 1/48 MBT-70 and AH-56 kits, I’ll grab those for a nice pair of “what if’s?”.

I may have come across the Atlantis label before, but paid it no mind. Moebius and Polar Lights I had noticed issuing the same old kits, along with around 2. 

Yeah, those old AMT kits are a challenge. I built most of their early 1/48 aircraft kits. Ill leave it at that.

 



Interesting you should mention the Aurora MBT-70 kit, because Atlantis appears to be considering reissuing it:

"Atlantis has been inquiring about reissuing the line of  Aurora 1/48 Armor.
If you would like to see them send us an email requesting the kits you would like to see come to production."

https://www.atlantis-models.com/plasticmilitarymodelkits.aspx


 

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Posted by bobbaily on Friday, August 31, 2018 5:57 PM

Saw this one on my FaceBook yesterday

bob

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 31, 2018 6:02 PM

bobbaily

Saw this one on my FaceBook yesterday

 

Whatever is in the small box does not show up...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by bobbaily on Friday, August 31, 2018 6:11 PM

Sorry-Mike's Decals (auto/auto racing decals & accessories) posted-

"So, the cat is out of the bag. Rick and I have been working on this for a few months and finally it's official. Salvino JR has purchased, and is now in the possession of most, but not all, of the Monogram Nascar kit molds from 1981 through about 1993 And yes, he's going to use the molds to run some future productions, so look for certain '80s Nascar kits to be released again. Of course the releases will be all new subjects. Rick and I are working together right now on what is coming and also decals for those kits. I'll post more news here as it's released by Rick. We've started decal art for one the first productions, but I can't disclose that until Rick makes the announcement."

 Here's a link for Salvino JR website-

https://salvinosjrmodels.com/

bob

 

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Saturday, September 01, 2018 1:03 AM

So essentailly Revell is finished and other that an few old re releases on occasion there is no more from Revell USA. On the other hand Revell Germany has been over the years and will continue to make great kits at good prices and the new ownership is releasing new kits already. That's good to see.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 01, 2018 1:16 AM

modelmaker66

So essentailly Revell is finished and other that an few old re releases on occasion there is no more from Revell USA. On the other hand Revell Germany has been over the years and will continue to make great kits at good prices and the new ownership is releasing new kits already. That's good to see.

 

That sounds like a fair assessment of Revell USA and Revell Germany. Unless Atlantis starts tooling up new molds and releasing them under a new Revell label

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, September 01, 2018 1:21 AM

Agree. I suspect Revell USA and Monogram are gone. But Revell Germany has been a decent source of new issues and they continue.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, September 01, 2018 6:45 AM

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/134868-news-of-revell-molding-preparing-in-us/?page=3

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:13 AM
Yep, I don't know about the USA, but I live in Germany and Revell of Germany is always coming out with new product, at least at my local hobby shop. Interesting subjects, good details and decent fit...

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