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LVM Studios
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posted 11-11-2013 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LVM Studios   Click Here to Email LVM Studios     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At Telford, I found out that Revell Germany is releasing the Shuttle Launch Tower in a limited edition in March 2014.

Not sure which version, with or without full stack shuttle.

The number of the limited edition they could not tell me for sure, but were talking about a few thousand units.

Ronpur
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posted 11-11-2013 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, awesome news! I need two to build a Saturn V tower, lol. My RSS was badly damaged in a move but the Fixed tower is safe and sound.

Constellation One
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posted 11-12-2013 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Constellation One   Click Here to Email Constellation One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About time!

I suspect I'll buy two. One to build, one to hoard!

Maybe three to allow for a future space program diorama.

onesmallstep
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posted 11-12-2013 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hopefully they'll add some photo etch and extra decals or details with the reissue; aftermarket parts can add a lot to the cost of a kit, unless you're striving for a museum-quality model.

cspg
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posted 11-12-2013 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That was the last model I built eons ago. It burned quite well...

LVM Studios
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posted 11-12-2013 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LVM Studios   Click Here to Email LVM Studios     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Revell kit is not so expensive as on eBay. 70 GBP according to their price list so photo etched parts will not be included in this release.

The Revell kit is not highly detailed so aftermarket parts will not be cheap.

LVM Studios has already done four detail kits in their LC-39 detail kit series and the fifth (and last) kit will be released Q1 2014. LC39S5 will have all the details of the Rotating Service Structure.

LVM Studios
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posted 11-13-2013 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LVM Studios   Click Here to Email LVM Studios     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

MrSpace86
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posted 11-13-2013 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Limited edition equates to "we can charge whatever price we want since we know there is a high demand."

That's the last thing I wanted to see for that kit. Oh well.

Ronpur
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posted 11-13-2013 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hopefully it will be better than the current eBay prices...

the clocks running
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posted 11-14-2013 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This German retailer includes pricing information in Euros in regards to this limited edition kit. The converted price is about $85.00 USD.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 11-14-2013 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That seems reasonable, if the shuttle stack is included.

the clocks running
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posted 11-14-2013 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the Revell Germany 2014 product release photo above the space shuttle stack is not included in the description. Revell Germany still manufacturers a 1/144 Space Shuttle with the Mobile Launch Platform.

My guess is that the shuttle stack is not included.

PeterO
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posted 11-14-2013 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The original Revell #4911 did include the shuttle stack. #4910 was the kit without the shuttle. So it stands to reason that this reissue does have the shuttle included.

divemaster
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posted 11-16-2013 02:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it's the original Revell kit, it is highly inaccurate and takes up a lot of space. It looks nothing like the real thing. I hope that they made an attempt to bring it up to date so it, at least, looks like the real thing.

garyd2831
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posted 11-16-2013 05:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure there will be nothing different or new to this kit. They just went into the closet, dusted off the old molds and started using them again. How many reissues have you seen where major retooling has been done?

the clocks running
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posted 11-16-2013 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. The kit will probably utilize the same old, inaccurate molds.

This model is so hot on the used market Revell Germany has no need to change anything about it.

the clocks running
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posted 01-02-2014 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When is this kit scheduled for release?

sev8n
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posted 01-05-2014 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to this page (scroll almost to the bottom of the page):
04911 Shuttle Launch Tower + Space Shuttle and Booster (re-release as a set) 03/2014

LVM Studios
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posted 03-29-2014 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LVM Studios   Click Here to Email LVM Studios     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LVM Studios released the fifth detail kit for the Revell Shuttle Launch Tower (04911, 1/144). The detail kits are available in two combo kits: LC39S123 and LC39S45.

robert_l
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posted 04-16-2014 06:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Revell kit is now available. I ordered it from a dealer on eBay, UK price £69. I was expecting it to cost more!

Headshot
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posted 05-01-2014 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's the going price for the 4911?

I have an original sitting in the closet that I bought about two decades ago. I opened the box, but never built the kit and probably never will.

jjknap
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posted 05-13-2014 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know a good place to get this? I had it ordered at Al's Hobby Shop, but I found out that it just closed.

robert_l
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posted 05-15-2014 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got mine on eBay but it is a limited kit and the place I got mine only had eight for sale.

RocketmanRob
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posted 05-16-2014 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like this is now in-stock via Hobbylinc USA.

the clocks running
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posted 05-16-2014 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tower Hobbies has it is stock. I just ordered mine today.

RocketmanRob
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posted 05-19-2014 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting... just got an email this morning from HobbyLinc that this will not be available until July. TowerHobbies is now listing it as not in stock until late May.

the clocks running
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posted 05-19-2014 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lucky I ordered mine ASAP. Mine will arrive tomorrow from Tower Hobbies.

If you want one order now!

I have a feeling this kit won't be available very long.

jjknap
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posted 05-19-2014 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found one from a seller on Amazon.

Daugherty54
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posted 06-14-2014 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got mine in today. Man that was one large box. Now I am intimidated to even start it.

robert_l
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posted 06-15-2014 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just do it a bit at a time. I have started with help of my friend Richard to build the launch tower, then hammerhead crane and rotating service structure. Then once finished, start the shuttle. Yep, the box is huge!

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