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Samuelmcguire

Halo Revell kits are extremely disappointing

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So I don’t know about anyone else but I was super excited about these kits I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the pelican and the warthog especially after seeing their prototype models 

 

however after seeing them in my local model shop I almost wanted to cry they looked terrible! What is with Revell kits lately! 

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I admit freely that I'm not very familiar with “Halo” other than i know its a video game. But i agree the models look very toylike. Not sure if revell is hoping to lure younger generations to model building by making them toylike but if they are its a 60 year backwards leap. And it is a solid shame they would go that route. 

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And you're surprised by this? EVERY promotional model series released to cash in on what's hot has had major suckage of some sort or other; the kit manufacturers want to get into the market while things are selling, and that precludes spending any real time in design and testing. Besides, it's only kids who build models, right...? And they don't care about the fine points of the kits. ;)

 

Star Wars models. Terrible. Babylon 5 models. Terrible. Batman models. Terrible. Star Trek models. Oy vey... some of them are horrendous, but most are just terrible.

 

The exceptions are the kits from the Japanese manufacturers who release kits long after the event, where they're deliberately targeting the adult fan and modeller. Most of the US-sourced stuff... junk.

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I saw these Halo kits at the Abingdon IPMS show last month and persuaded one of the Traders to break the box seal and let me poke around inside the box - needless to say, the lid went back on quite soon after and it was re-shelved. What a load of ****

I bought a Zvezda Star Destroyer from him instead - far better, properly made, accurate and although overbadged by Revell, was far better than any of their (Revell's that is) other Star Wars crap - thank you Russia (Zvezda)

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I think y’all missing the point.:D

 

The box for the Pelican has the words ‘Build & Play’ ‘Snap Tite’ age’8+’ and has ‘Light and sounds’.

It’s pretty obvious to me what the market for this kit is, and that it has not been designed or released with 'old nerds' like us in mind.:pipe:

 

 

Mart

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Revell decided some time ago that the scifi specialty kits would be aimed at lower ages and used to introduce a young kid to model making. Simplified detail, easy assembly and sound/light features and a quick no-skills-needed build do make them attractive for somebody starting out. Revell has the old Finemolds kits and the Zvezda ISD for older, more experienced modelers- a convenient way to save R&D and tooling costs. 

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red flag when they said they are designed and produced by revell america. if they were done by german wing of revell i would have gladly pre ordered.

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On 10/17/2017 at 20:43, LotusArenco said:

I think y’all missing the point.:D

 

The box for the Pelican has the words ‘Build & Play’ ‘Snap Tite’ age’8+’ and has ‘Light and sounds’.

It’s pretty obvious to me what the market for this kit is, and that it has not been designed or released with 'old nerds' like us in mind.:pipe:

 

 

Mart

This is something i've seen with quite a lot of their recent kits, especially the Star Wars stuff. Several 'models' that i've seen and thought would be interesting before realizing it's Snap-tite/Build & play.. If these were just something available as well as a more conventional model kit, that wouldn't be a problem, but they aren't...it's so disappointing to have a model company getting these unique sci-fi properties and then making what seems more like toys.

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