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brewerjerry

opinion pls 1:32 revell or italeri mirage III

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Hi

  1:32 

    So which is better, revell or italeri ?

     and which is easier to build ?

      cheers

       jerry

Edited by brewerjerry

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My understanding is that the new Revell offering is just the Italeri kit reboxed by Revell but on sale at a much lower price. 

 

On on the other hand the old Revell boxing  of their own tooling still seen on auction sites etc is a product of the 1970s with all that implies and is to be avoided. It was not a bad kit back in the day but now well surpassed by the modern Italeri/Revell reboxed tooling. Oddly folks still seem to ask silly prices for ithe ancient Revell kit on well known auction sites. I have two that won’t see the light of day now the Revell/Italeri one is available. 

 

A quick check on Scalemates should give a detailed history of both toolings. 

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The (very) old Revell kit is basically accurate in outline. The best advice I read for it on an Australian website was to treat it as a vac-form (i.e. basic outline only) then either scratchbuild the details or obtain them as aftermarket components after re-scribing it.

 

If you look  here at what Meindert did with the old kit, you'll see that it is not past redemption.

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So there's still hope for this bugger... Anybody knows whether the resin cockpit for the new Italeri one more or less also fits the Revell bird?

Edited by Silenoz

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7 hours ago, JohnT said:

My understanding is that the new Revell offering is just the Italeri kit reboxed by Revell but on sale at a much lower price. 

 

On on the other hand the old Revell boxing  of their own tooling still seen on auction sites etc is a product of the 1970s with all that implies and is to be avoided. It was not a bad kit back in the day but now well surpassed by the modern Italeri/Revell reboxed tooling. Oddly folks still seem to ask silly prices for ithe ancient Revell kit on well known auction sites. I have two that won’t see the light of day now the Revell/Italeri one is available. 

 

A quick check on Scalemates should give a detailed history of both toolings. 

Hi

    Thanks i did mean the new revell one but i forgot to mention that.

   i also forgot scalemates so will check later, but it might explain the price of the revell kit if it is the italeri one

   cheers

      jerry 

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Apart from the different decals, the Revell kit doesn't have the etched brass either.

Edited by Wez

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