Kit Ref: 04995
Full Review with Chris Evans (December 2017)
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A note from geoff C…
As I now have the final pics of Chris’s completed project, I thought you’d like to see a couple of photos here up front – simply stunning again Chris – really excellent build this one and some highly effective weathering too :)
Let’s find out how Chris achieved this great result from the new-tool Revell kit.
I have completed a full in-box review for the Revell Messerschmitt Me262 B-1a/U-1 1:32 and that’s worth a look if you would like to see more photos of the parts before assembly.
Over to you Chris…
This is the new-tool release from Revell of the Messerschmitt Me262 B1-a/U1. The 2-seat night fighter variant was developed from the B1- a trainer with the inclusion of the FuG 218 Neptun radar, with Hirschgeweih (antler) eight-dipole antenna array.
The box is of the regular Revell offering, with end opening (who knows why!) that makes access to the sprues a bit of a pain to be honest. I ended up taping the box closed and cutting a lid flap for ease of access.
The sprues themselves look very nice. No flash and a very good amount of detail. This kit retails around the £40 mark, and that is very good value for what you get. Detail and fit wise, it’s on par with the more expensive Trumpeter kit, which retails for around £70. I would actually go as far to say that this Revell kit is better.
I will be building this straight out of the box, with the only addition being a set of HGW seat belts. The kit seat belts are decals, which I thought were lacking in detail and just wouldn’t look good enough.
So, let’s make a start….