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posted 04-24-2009 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The new April Revell catalog is out.

They are re-releasing under the "Buzz Aldrin Rocket Hero" banner the Saturn V in 1/144 scale, the 1/32 scale Apollo Command/Service Module, and the 1/48 scale Apollo 11 landing.

Hopefully more to follow soon.

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posted 04-24-2009 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dwmzmm   Click Here to Email dwmzmm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, great!! I haven't built any plastic display models in a long while, but these should be "must buy" items on my list. Thanks for posting!

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posted 04-25-2009 02:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great! I still have the original models of the Apollo rocket and Lunar Landing Site that I built in my youth. The kits were all white plastic then, so everything had to be painted (and gold foil added - Christmas Sellotape I think!). The new Lunar Site is different too. The original was just the LEM and two astronauts on a circular base (about 5.5 inches in diameter). I never did buy the Command and Service Module kit.

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posted 04-25-2009 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These models were originally not a Revell release, rather Monogram:
Revell was purchased by Odyssey Partners of New York and folded into the Monogram Models Company of Morton Grove, Illinois which Odyssey had purchased earlier that year. Its plant in Venice was closed and all its usable assets were transferred to Monogram's Des Plaines, Illinois Number 2 plant. The new company then moved to Northbrook, Illinois. Due to Revell's prolific world wide name recognition, Revell has become the primary brand name used on many of its kit lines. This has led to the humorous nickname "Revellogram" among the model building community. (Source: Wikipedia)
Note the Saturn V in the the catalog shows the graphic of the 1:96 scale version that Revell actually produced.

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posted 04-25-2009 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely correct, rookie mistake even when I have the Monogram kit right in front of me of the Lunar landing.

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posted 04-25-2009 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll second that these are the former Monogram kits. In addition to recognizing their fundamentals (scale, subject, etc.), the background paintings for each boxtop have been used for these kits for a long time. I specifically recall these paintings on the "Young Astronauts" issuance of these kits in the 1980s. These are older kits, but they're still a lot of fun, especially if you built them when you were a kid and want to re-live the fun.

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posted 04-25-2009 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dwmzmm   Click Here to Email dwmzmm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo Spacecraft and Lunar Landing models I have from the early 1970's (Monogram). I don't have the Saturn V (do have the flying model rocket versions from Centuri and Estes at 1/100 scale). If I remember correctly, Revell acquired Monogram some time ago.

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posted 05-16-2010 01:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What are the differences - if any - between the Rocket Hero Revell 1:32 Apollo CSM (# 85-5086) and the regular Revell 1:32 Apollo CSM (#04829)?

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posted 05-16-2010 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Obviousman:
What are the differences - if any - between the Rocket Hero Revell 1:32 Apollo CSM (# 85-5086) and the regular Revell 1:32 Apollo CSM (#04829)?
As far as I've seen and heard, no differences except for the packaging and the bonus item (the pin) in the Buzz Aldrin issue.

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posted 05-16-2010 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jr-transport   Click Here to Email jr-transport     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And also the decals for the S-II and S-IC in the Saturn V kit are all black.

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posted 10-17-2011 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Revell has reissued the 1/48 scale Apollo Lunar Spacecraft under the Buzz Aldrin Rocket Hero Series. The release date is Fall 2011 retail for around $49.00.

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