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Revell B1-B Platinum Edition 1/48th. Anyone going to build it?

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Revell B1-B Platinum Edition 1/48th. Anyone going to build it?
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Sunday, December 22, 2019 12:59 PM

I just recently saw that Revell re-released this big kit.  I have been collecting aftermarket parts over the years in anticipation of this, although I don't know when I would get to it.

 

Anyone else going to attempt this kit, has anyone bought it yet?

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 22, 2019 1:25 PM

I've got one in the stash but no immediate plans of building it.  Pretty impressed with the amount of aftermarket goodies it comes with! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 22, 2019 3:35 PM

I was gonna add it to the stash, but I haven't found one in stock anywhere. I can hang it beside my SR-71 when they are both done.

BK

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, December 22, 2019 3:46 PM

Does this mean Revell is back?

I'm confused.

-Greg

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 22, 2019 4:45 PM

Greg

Does this mean Revell is back?

I'm confused.

 

Oh, ya, 

They are up and running, I just don't think they have US operations now. They have updated and added bits to some of thier kits and are releasing them. The B1 is back in 1/48 with updates and some PE. Hard to find still though.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, December 22, 2019 5:07 PM

That's great to hear. I found the end of Revell/Monogram to be depressing as I'm sure a lot of us did.

Thanks for the encouraging news, Brandon.

-Greg

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Posted by MJames70 on Sunday, December 22, 2019 5:36 PM

Revell is now a totally European company. They bought most of the recent tooling items, and will make new kits going forward. As mentioned, they do not have a dedicated US operation as of now. Could change in the future. Any tooling they did not acquire in the Hobbico collapse was bought by Atlantis Models, who have been steadily releasing the older Revell, Monogram, Renwal, and Aurora items the new Euro owners turned their noses up at. 
https://www.atlantis-models.com/

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, December 23, 2019 9:16 AM

MJames70

Revell is now a totally European company. They bought most of the recent tooling items, and will make new kits going forward. As mentioned, they do not have a dedicated US operation as of now. Could change in the future. Any tooling they did not acquire in the Hobbico collapse was bought by Atlantis Models, who have been steadily releasing the older Revell, Monogram, Renwal, and Aurora items the new Euro owners turned their noses up at. 
https://www.atlantis-models.com/

 

I have built one Atlantis kit and found it very satisfactory.  Bought another which is now in my stash.  The molding was pretty crisp.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Inverness, IL (suburb of Chicago)
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, December 23, 2019 11:49 AM

MJames70

Revell is now a totally European company. They bought most of the recent tooling items, and will make new kits going forward. As mentioned, they do not have a dedicated US operation as of now. Could change in the future. Any tooling they did not acquire in the Hobbico collapse was bought by Atlantis Models, who have been steadily releasing the older Revell, Monogram, Renwal, and Aurora items the new Euro owners turned their noses up at. 
https://www.atlantis-models.com/

 

I recently saw models by Atlantis at Hobby Lobby. I never saw that brand until recently. Now I know why.

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Saturday, December 28, 2019 8:24 AM

What's so platinum about it? The description here sounds like the same old beast. 

If there's no major upgrade, I'd save my shelf space. 

https://www.shop4megastore.com/military-model-kits/b-1b-lancer-148-platinum-edition-revell-model-kit

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  • From: Armpit of NY
Posted by MJames70 on Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:07 AM

That site's description is garbage, like many others that copy and pasted the same thing. The kit has some extensive etch for the engines and cockpit, some of it pre painted, for example. The plastic is exactly the same as it was, of course. 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:21 PM

MJames70

That site's description is garbage, like many others that copy and pasted the same thing. The kit has some extensive etch for the engines and cockpit, some of it pre painted, for example. The plastic is exactly the same as it was, of course. 

 

 

That being the case, I'll save my money. 

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Posted by MJames70 on Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:12 PM
I’m not really sure why anyone would expect the plastic to be different. Making changes to the mold, especially on one of the largest injection molded kits ever, would never be cheap, or very practical.
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Posted by Wilbur Wright on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:20 PM

Just received this model from Scale Hobbyist.  They are in stock for anyone looking.

Probably start it this summer.   I have the Sniper pod and need to get an accurate pylon for that.  Will also order the resin exhausts from Barracuda.

I wish there was an accurate Gunship Grey in acrylic, without mixing it.

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