I just received my new Revell Germany 1/450 HMS Victory.
I stumbled across it on ebay a couple of days ago, and after a quick Google search to see what it was all about, decided to buy it.
Apparently this new mold slipped by me somehow, as I don't recall seeing it mentioned before.
From what I've read, I believe it was released in Nov. 2016.
The only review that I have been able to find is on kitsreviewonline.de in German - but it does have a translate button. There are some good pictures of the kit on the site. I would put a hotlink in but I'm not quite sure how to do it.
The kit consists of 45 pieces molded in two colors and the hull is split at the waterline for those who prefer waterline kits. I find some of the detail a little clunky, especially on the copper hull plating. But all in all I find it quite a nice little kit on my initial look.
The Instruction manual is a full size, 11 page color manual that is well done and attractive. Also included is a decal sheet with 'Victory' for the display base in yellow, 'Victory' for the stern also in yellow. For the bow, the decal sheet includes scrollwork in yellow and a multi-colored decal for the figurehead.. A flagsheet is also included.
If I can get my photo skills in gear later, I'll try to attach a couple photos.
For those of us who have been wanting new sailing ship kits, this is nice. I would have really liked a 74 or maybe a small scale Leda class frigate but I will definately take a new mold first rate. I do however, question why they chose 1/450 scale, it seems 1/350 would have been a better choice??
If you're interested in sailing ship kits, check out the review. I think you may like what you see.
Thanks for looking in.