Revell-Monogram kits worth getting

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Revell-Monogram kits worth getting

  • Hello

    The "Show your Revell/Monogram builds" thread made me think :

    the other day I was at a LHS shopping for some bottles of paint and I saw a few Revell-Monogram aircraft kits at great prices.

    Care to tell me what you think about them ? Great or not, fun to build or throw in the trash ?

    These are the ones that I was really interested :

    All kits are in 1/48 scale

    -  Mosquito Mk IV with Royal Canadian Air Force decals

    -  P-51B/C Mustang

    -  Messerschmitt BF109 G-10

    -  Monogram Hawker MK 1B Typhoon

    -  P-39 Airacobra

    -  F-84 Thunderjet

    So which one should I choose for my next built ?

    Thanks a lot !

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  • As I recall, I built the F-84 some years back and it was a very nice simple kit to put together. The panel lines are raised which is no big deal. The cockpit details are sharp and easy to detail. It's a very nice kit and affordable. You did not mention the F-100, 101, 102, 105 and 106, all have IMO fantastic details and make excellent models.

    With the use of Alclad paints you can make a stunning Thunderstreak in NMF.

  • Lol! Come join La Familia ;-) but seriously, if you saw that thread, most if those kits have been built on there. That being said, the Mosquito, P-39, and Typhoon are roughly 40+ years old. They build up nicely and the Airacobra still compares well to the latest Eduard kit. The 109 G-10 is late 70s vintage and not bad at all. With a little AM or creative work it can really shine. The Mustang is an older kit that was retooled in the mid to late 90s and is also a good kit that has held it's age well. And the Thunderjet is a new mold, new tooled kit that is VERY nice! Definitely one not to miss if you like 50's/Korean War jets.

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  • PJ, you're thinking of the F-84F Thunderstreak, with the raised panel lines. The F-84E/G Thunderjet is new tooled recessed panel lines. A real gem of a build.

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  • Good catch there stik! I mistook it for the older one and yes the new mold is super as I have it too. Another sweetheart is the F-86 Saber Dog, another gem.

  • Yup, I have that one in my stash too... ;-)

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    U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

    N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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  • All of 'em!...and grab a couple of their 1/72 Phantoms if you can find them...

  • Aren't they all good ones!!!!!!!!!!!  Wink  (Hey stik, can I get my Mono Mafia card now!)  Whistling

    Eagle90

  • I'm new to this one but. I like the revell line. Back in the day they was the main stay of the hobby or I should say they was the affordable line. I still pickem up.

    I picked up there pc-1 Ventura it's 1/48 I think it's a new model not a  old/New releas. Can't say about the build but in the box very up to date.

    Also have there  Me 410 under there pro modeler line very nice kit even has both pits full of colored photo etch by Czech republic....Edward maybe ?

  • The Ventura was the newest mold released by Revell until the new Stearman is due out this month. The Me-410 was one of the final new release Pro Modeler line kits. Another new tooled kit that has just been re issued in a new variant a month or two ago. There are only a handful of their kits that really have not held up well over the years.

    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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  • According to my experience, the Revell P-61 Black Widow kit is a real bummer, and one to be avoided.

    Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

  • Ok that must be what I picked up. Squadron just had it as a new release  like 3 weeks ago. It's the

    ME 410B-6/R-2  it has photo etch radar and is decaled for north Atlantic patrole or the after the war British bird.

    The lines of the 410 are one of the best looking planes of the war it wouldn't look out of place today. Very modern looking.

  • stikpusher

    There are only a handful of their kits that really have not held up well over the years.

    I'm curious to know, if you have a couple off the top of your head

    -Josiah

    UMW Lacrosse 2012-2013
    RIP GriffDaddy #29 

  • the p-61 can be a little tough the canopys don't look bad they just don't fit well. They was the only game in town in 1/48  till I think it's wall models came out with there 1/48 line  There pricy 100$ give or take.

    I have the revell I cut off the location pins and put my own on the rescribed the panel lines. That's how far I got then the new ones came out. It's bin sitting since I joined the GB here.

  • Their original Bf-109E, their Spitfire IX, the A6M5 Zero, the F4F/FM-1, the original SB2C (not the Pro Modeler new tool release)... Those are all older kits with working landing gear, folding wings, etc. and are meant for the young modeler to play with. Part model, and part toy. Mind you they are fun nostalgia builds, or good for getting kids into the hobby with as easy starter kits. But there are better more recent kits of the same subject out there. I would probably add the F6F and F4U-4B as well. Maybe the SBD too, although it is still the only 1/48 SBD kit with an accurate raised rivet exterior like the real SBD. But correcting all the other gigs and bringing it up to snuff is a MAJOR project. Their TBF is marginally less so, and also is still the only early production TBF-1 kit in 1/48 out there. If you want a Midway or Guadalcanal/Eastern Solomons/Santa Cruz Avenger, you have to convert an Accurate Miniatures kit, or work with the Monogram kit.

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

    U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

    N is for NO SURVIVORS...

           - Plankton

    LSM