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history in miniature
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posted 05-07-2011 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Slated for sometime in the fall, Revell is going to re-release their Apollo Lunar Spacecraft. This is the kit with a Block One CSM combined with the LM and the SLA in 1/48th scale. Perfect for an Apollo 1 re-creation.

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posted 05-07-2011 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info Steve! Nice kit, the shuttle 1/72 with stacks by Monogram has also to release this year?

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posted 11-03-2011 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Revell's 1/48 scale Apollo Lunar Spacecraft has just been released. The reissue of the 1/48 scale Mercury and Gemini is scheduled for early 2012.

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posted 11-03-2011 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, I'm curious when the Gemini 1/24 will be released?

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posted 11-03-2011 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish they would reissue the Mercury-Redstone.

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posted 11-03-2011 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you mean the Mercury-Atlas "Everthing is GO" - A salute to John Glenn kit? Or was there a Mercury-Redstone kit too?

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posted 11-03-2011 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for X-Plane Fan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Revell did a 1/110 scale Mercury Redstone, it was only released once as far as I know.

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posted 11-03-2011 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Revell used the US Army Redstone rocket die with a Mercury capsule insert and packaged it as the Mercury Redstone kit. The same was done with the "Everything is go" Mercury kit. That was originally issued with the Convair Atlas with launch pad and re-tooled for the later Mercury flights.

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posted 11-14-2011 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got confirmation from a friend of mine in the UK who is in the know about these things that Revell of Germany is reissuing the 1/24 scale Gemini spacecraft model kit sometime early next year. It will be released in their Revell Classics kit line. It should be available in the USA as well when it comes out.

I have a feeling all the Dragon pre-built and kit releases are driving the Revell reissues on both sides of the Atlantic. It is nice to see old kits seeing the light of day once again.

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posted 11-15-2011 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the life of me I can't understand why Revell never has issued either a 1/48 standalone CSM or a 1/32 LM to match the existing counterpart kits that are still so plentiful on eBay.

A 1/32 LM would be an outstanding model for detail.

I haven't seen any of the full 1/48 re-releases yet anywhere, I hope it isn't just an overseas item. It doesn't show on Revell's websites either.

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posted 11-15-2011 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Click on 'Fall 2011 releases' at the bottom of their website. Also by clicking on 2012 items, they show the 1/48 scale Mercury and Gemini being available.

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posted 11-15-2011 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I checked the distributor website for Revell. The 1/48 Apollo CSM/LM combo won't be out until late December (probably just after Christmas). But, it is coming.

By the way, that would be MONOGRAM that didn't do companion vehicles for their kits (Revell covered it all in 1/48 nicely). Who knows the reason why exactly, although with the spindly legs of an LM, I might be a little concerned that a styrene LM in that scale could support its own weight, especially when assembled with only tube glue. A 1/48 Block 2 CSM from Monogram would have been nice, but they probably had their reasons for choosing 1/32 instead (of course, Monogram's other LARGE cutaway models at the time were also 1/32 scale).

I understand Dragon is doing a 1/48 CSM kit. So, when it comes out you have the option of pairing it up with Dragon's kit, or the Monogram kit currently being offered by Revell (the Apollo 11 on the moon diorama).

As for the 1/24 Gemini, checking one of the German model club sites, it looks like the Gemini is due out in January. That means we may not see it in the USA until February or March, but it IS going to be here pretty soon it sounds like.

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posted 11-16-2011 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am definitely getting the 1/24 Gemini - but may pay someone to build it for me. I would like a respectable detailed model and I am no modeler!

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posted 11-16-2011 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This was my favorite kit in the 60's. I'm currently building and painting one now per the kits instructions (no additional upgrading or detailing) for the nostalgia of yesteryear.

I knew the person who won the Revell contest for the full scale McDonell mock-up back home in Portland Oregon where it is currently on display at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).

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posted 11-16-2011 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess that's correct about Monogram.

I have one of the Monogram 1/48 LM's and have been assembling it to represent Aquarius with the proper coating patterns and such. Been a LONG-TERM process. I want to put it in a lunar surface "it finally gets there" context diorama.

I intend to get the full 1/48 Revell kit and will likely do the LM as representative of a J-mission.

My 1/96 Apollo kit (already built) has the LM markings of Eagle, to the extent that it's possible to do in such a small scale.

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posted 12-29-2011 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like the new 1/48 Apollo Lunar Spacecraft Plastic Model Kit is now on eBay for about $40. Good price for a cool model.

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posted 12-29-2011 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like Monogram's re-release of their 1/72 B-52B with X-15 Experimental Aircraft kit is now available. Saw it yesterday at a hobby shop in Long Island.

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posted 12-30-2011 12:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The B-52 kit has been out for about six months now actually.

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posted 01-03-2012 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if anyone has seen the packaging for the 1/48 Revell Apollo re-issue... if it is the original box or a newer version.

I know when the reissued the 1/24 Gemini in the mid-90's, they used the vintage packaging. I have one of those.

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posted 01-04-2012 06:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you want to build a Block II Apollo, detail kits are available from New Ware. They also have kits to improve the accuracy of the LEM.

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posted 01-23-2012 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw the Revell 1/48 scale Apollo Lunar Spacecraft at my local hobby shop today. Retails for $34.99. The box art is of a new design with the Buzz Aldrin Rocket Hero logo.

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posted 01-25-2012 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard from a friend today that the Revell of Germany 1/24 Gemini kits are now out in the UK and Europe, in case anyone is interested. So if they are coming to the US, I would expect them no earlier than March.

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posted 01-29-2012 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Revell Germany has re-released the 1/24 scale Gemini Spacecraft. This is on their website.

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posted 03-06-2012 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One hobby site (advantagehobby.com) has an anticipated delivery date of April 30 and a price of $16.70. These dates tend to slip, but the pricing is great and the fact it is available soon is good.

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posted 03-06-2012 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
one hobby site (Advantagehobby.com) has an anticipated delivery date of 4/30 and a price of $16.70, These dates tend to slip, but the pricing is great and the fact it is available soon is good.

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posted 03-22-2012 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1/24 Revell Gemini reissue is in stock at Philshobbyshop.com for $16.40 with $5.99 shipping in the lower 48, in case anyone one wants to pick one of these up while they are avaiable.

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posted 03-22-2012 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1/24 Gemini is now in stock at Advantage Hobby for $15.61 plus $4.99 postage/handling.

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posted 05-03-2012 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know where I can find one of the 1/24 Gemini? The two links on this thread show the item as out-of-stock or back-ordered.

Anyone know who has it, or have an extra they might want to sell?

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posted 05-07-2012 02:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you get the 1/24 Gemini, PLEASE make sure you buy the correction kit from RealSpace Models - it makes all the difference in the world.

Received the 1/48 SLA/CSM/LES model. Also ordered the correction kit from New Ware in the Czech Republic. This is its first re-release since 1994. Even though it's a Block I, it's fun to build.

The 1/32 LM was never officially released. There was a resin version promised, but the "maufacturer" took the money and ran and shipped few if any at all. I'd love one, too, to match the 1/32 CSM

Could do without the new Box Art from Revell, if you know what I mean.

Now, I need to see if my fingers still work. The 1/48 SLA/CSM/LES was one of my favorites after the 1/96 Saturn V and the 1/24 Gemini. By the way, New Ware also sells an excellent update kit for the Saturn V which I highly recommend.

This will be my first attempt at a plastic scale model kit in about six years when arthrtis decided to plant itself in exactly the wrong spot in my hands.

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posted 06-08-2012 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Evidently the 1/24 Gemini has had a hard time making its way across the pond, I FINALLY have one that came from a US seller on eBay. There were several UK dealers that had them and lately a few Canadian ones popped up. Lots of places in the US showed them as backordered.

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posted 06-08-2012 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too was finally able to get one of the Gemini 1/24 scale this week from a seller on ebay. I was wanting an original and have been watching several for quite sometime but just didn't want to pay the price. I will eventually get a good deal on one but for now the one I purchased will do.

Any ideas as to why it is taking so long for the re-issue kits to reach the U.S.?

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posted 06-08-2012 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The U.S. release arrived a couple months ago. I picked one of the three up that my local hobby shop got (and the other two went out the door quick).

Be aware that the kit is a limited production reissue and it sold out quick. Checking the distributor website, it appears that Revell is expecting more. The kit production run was only supposed to be 3000 units, but it appears demand has exceeded supply.

Revell may have decided to do at least one more production run of it, which is a good thing in my opinion since it is such a cool kit. Part of the reason for the demand isn't necessarily due to a lot of people loving Gemini.

In the UK, several of these got snatched up by studio scale model builders who wanted to use the parts in model creations, like replica Space:1999 Eagle transporters.

By the way, the 1/48 Mercury and Gemini kit set is also due out this month as well according to the distributor.

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posted 06-10-2012 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Revell reissue of the 1/48 scale Apollo Lunar Spacecraft does not include the original "cloud base" or the lunar surface display bases. However new to this kit are water slide decals for the CM instrument panels that match the raised detail and for the CM RCS thrusters.

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posted 01-20-2013 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just purchased the re-release of "Apollo Lunar Spacecraft." Stay as clear from this as possible... The thickness of the plastic is weak, parts do not fit very well, the original square bases (one moonscape, one orbital) are no longer included. It's horrible!!

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posted 01-22-2013 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also have this kit. The plastic seems soft. However the parts have the mis-match and tooling defects as the original did. The newly added control panel water slide decals are a nice touch. Still a nice kit. Luckily I still have some extra display bases that I can use.

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posted 01-22-2013 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ironman One:
Revell used the US Army Redstone rocket die with a Mercury capsule insert and packaged it as the Mercury Redstone kit.
Does anyone know if Revell still has the tooling for this kit and/or why this has never been re-issued?

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