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nathan.moeller
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posted 11-19-2012 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nathan.moeller   Click Here to Email nathan.moeller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someone showed me Revell's Boeing 747 SCA & Space Shuttle earlier today and I'm curious as to whether anyone in the U.S. has seen it available anywhere. If so, where and how much? I'd love to pick one up.

cspg
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posted 11-19-2012 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here: Amazon.co.uk

onesmallstep
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posted 11-19-2012 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice, but only decals for Discovery and not the other two transported shuttles? And what do they mean by markings for the 'last mission version' for the SCA? If they do include the markings for SCA piggyback flights below the cockpit, they must be very small!

tetrox
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posted 11-19-2012 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased a number of the kits and the decals are only for the "Discovery" spacecraft.

The kit is a re-release of the original Enterprise with 747 from the late 1970s with a new very nice decal sheet, it has been re-released previously in different guises.

The decal set is very comprehensive for both the Shuttle and 747 (N905), May 2012 and does include very small Silhouettes of carrier flights just above the blue passenger window line close to the forward passenger doors.

The kit builds into a very nice replica with a little bit of work, especially on the orbiter mounts.

If you wish to build the kit in the original modified American Airline livery, which I still particularly like, decals are available.

Additional shuttle decals can be purchased from RealSpace.

tetrox
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posted 11-19-2012 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To follow my previous post I found that copies of the instructions and new decal sheet for the new release have been posted at AirlinerCafe.

Ronpur
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posted 11-20-2012 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Draw decals are amazing. I just restored my original 747 and Enterprise and they look great. I got the other set and found another kit on ebay. And of course they re-issue it now after I spent so much on the second kit.

JimCook
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posted 12-07-2012 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JimCook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An update on the availability of Revell 04863 Boeing 747 SCA & Space Shuttle for those in the US hoping to get it from Santa:

You can order it now from the Revell Store Online (Revell Germany - Space Sci/Fi), but they do not expect to have it in stock until December 10. However for other sources, Revell indicated it "should be shipped to the distributors by the last day of the month." So if you are hoping to get it at a discount from a hobby store (online or walkup), Santa may be a little late. Keep checking your favorite hobby source in case they surprise us and it shows up sooner.

About the decals — as has been indicated, Revell confirmed that the kit will only have decals for Discovery. I was really hoping the delay in the kit's arrival in the US (it was originally supposed to arrive in October) might be because they were reprinting the decals after all the coverage Endeavour got, but, sadly, that was not the case. So if you are planning to make the orbiter into one of the other shuttles, you might want to order decals from RealSpace now, before the kit is released and their stock sells out (although I would imaging they can reprint them easily enough). You might also check eBay -- unfortunately, eBay seems to be down as I type this. If worst comes to worst, there's also the option of printing your own decals. Google turned up lots of stuff on how to do that. I understand NASA used the font Helvetica for the names printed on the sides of the orbiters, although I don't know what font size you would use for 1/144 scale -- you might have to measure it from the size of "Discovery" in the Revell decals.

By the way, if you look at the space kits available from Revell of Germany, you'll notice 04842 "SpaceShip Two and Carrier White Kngh" shows in red as "Discontinued." I was told that, in fact, they expect to ship that in April, 2013 (which I take to mean possibly during the summer). But it has NOT been discontinued.

Alas, they won't talk to me at all about possibly making a kit for the MSL rover Curiosity. I'll keep trying.

Ronpur
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posted 12-07-2012 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great info Jim!! Thanks!

sev8n
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posted 12-20-2012 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
US online retailers hobbylinc.com and towerhobbies.com are now showing this kit in stock.

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