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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #20 on: 02/16/2014 12:14 PM »
Hi folks,

I press all U.S. friends both thumbs that even U.S. retailers offer this Revell reissue of the legendary Launch tower, and if it should be true, the Limited Edition is said to comprise 2.500 kits.

In Germany also ANDROMEDA24.DE offers pre-orders at a discount.



It's for only 69.95 (pre-order, after the release of 74.95) really a super bargain!

And now adds one to the other, as I had already suspected. Now LVM Studios has recognized the opportunity and finally brings out the announced more than a year LC-39 Detailed kit No.4/5 . This is a variety pack, for however you must fork out proud 224.95.

The separate Detail Kit No. 5 with RSS Exteriors costs at least still 104.95, which one can see now, so a lot of details like cable trays, platforms, walkways, stairs and much more, as it says on the LVM site ...





So we'll see.

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #21 on: 02/16/2014 01:06 PM »
I have seen these two photos of kit #5, but no details yet. I would like to see the download instructions, just to get an idea of what we are in for. All of kit #5 is going to be exciting tho, we've waited so long.
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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #22 on: 02/16/2014 01:20 PM »
Yep, unfortunately the downloadable manual on the LVM site is only of Kit No. 4.

Therefore we have to wait and Leon makes it more exciting.

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #23 on: 02/24/2014 02:03 AM »
Will they make a 1/72 scale version of this kit? :)

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #24 on: 02/24/2014 02:08 AM »
would be so kewl if they did
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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #25 on: 02/25/2014 08:01 AM »
Hello Guys,

then make but Leon just the proposal to produce LC Detail kits in 1:72, maybe he likes this.

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #26 on: 02/27/2014 08:31 PM »
It would be hard to guess the cost of the kits at 1/72!!
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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #27 on: 03/22/2014 02:09 PM »
I went to my local hobby shop this week, and they had several of these kits in, so it's available now.

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #28 on: 03/22/2014 04:24 PM »
Wow, that's interesting for all Pad rats!

Only LVM Studiosis still in arrears with shipping their Detail kit No. 5, wanted to be on the market actually before Revell reissue ...

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #29 on: 05/28/2014 11:37 PM »
My kit arrived in the mail today.  I got it at a slightly reduced price because the box was damaged.  Wow, I forgot how much was in this kit.  The decals for the shuttle are fantastic, just like the ones that came in the reissue of the Discovery and 747 last year.  Now to dig out my old one and figure out how to build my Saturn MLP!

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #30 on: 05/29/2014 02:09 AM »
Is there a US source for this?

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #31 on: 05/29/2014 03:14 AM »
I got mine from Starshipmodeler.com.  They are currently out of stock.  I am not sure if they are getting more, but it is available to preorder from them.

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #32 on: 05/29/2014 12:36 PM »
RON,

  I lucked out on my perchase of this great kit. I got the original antique at an estate sale, and it had two MLP's and two shuttle stacks, extra stairs and hand rails and a large amount of drawings from Ravell. All for $75.00!!!
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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #33 on: 05/29/2014 01:53 PM »
Wow, just got a old tower complex from ebay for less than half of what I paid for the complete kit.  This will help my Saturn V project.  I can start the whole tower from scratch instead of tearing apart a broken model from 30 years ago.  And I can rebuild a shuttle complex if I want to!
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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #34 on: 05/29/2014 02:58 PM »
RON,

  I lucked out on my perchase of this great kit. I got the original antique at an estate sale, and it had two MLP's and two shuttle stacks, extra stairs and hand rails and a large amount of drawings from Ravell. All for $75.00!!!

Hi Rich,

you're a lucky man if you got the rare old Revell kit for this price, plus as an encore an MLP with stack and also stairs and hand rails. That was a direct hit.

What are the drawings, from the installation instructions from Revell or technical drawings from NASA?

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #35 on: 05/29/2014 03:13 PM »
Wow, just got a old tower complex from ebay for less than half of what I paid for the complete kit.  This will help my Saturn V project.  I can start the whole tower from scratch instead of tearing apart a broken model from 30 years ago.  And I can rebuild a shuttle complex if I want to!

Hello Ron,

that sounds very interesting, what you are planning there.

So you want to build from Revell Launch tower kit a LUT for the Saturn V, if I understood it correctly, right?

How strange, NASA is gone the opposite way at that time ...

I'm curious, when do you want to start with it?

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #36 on: 05/29/2014 03:25 PM »
Wow, just got a old tower complex from ebay for less than half of what I paid for the complete kit.  This will help my Saturn V project.  I can start the whole tower from scratch instead of tearing apart a broken model from 30 years ago.  And I can rebuild a shuttle complex if I want to!

Hello Ron,

that sounds very interesting, what you are planning there.

So you want to build from Revell Launch tower kit a LUT for the Saturn V, if I understood it correctly, right?

How strange, NASA is gone the opposite way at that time ...

I'm curious, when do you want to start with it?




 
Yep, that is the idea, working backwards from what NASA did!  I will need to scratch build the platform and lower three levels that are tapered out.  Plus all the swing arms.  (No lights! LOL)

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #37 on: 05/29/2014 04:00 PM »
Wow, thats a great challenge, have you drawings for scratch building? There you have to build a lot of stairs and other stuff ...

BTW, because of the lighting of the LUT you'd have to ask Rich, who knows how much the lamps had, but much more then the shuttle tower.

Therefore keep your hands off better ...

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #38 on: 07/08/2014 12:20 AM »
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Wow, just got a old tower complex from ebay for less than half of what I paid for the complete kit.  This will help my Saturn V project.  I can start the whole tower from scratch instead of tearing apart a broken model from 30 years ago.  And I can rebuild a shuttle complex if I want to!


Because the shuttle launch tower is underscale (1/160 or thereabouts) you'll have to cheat a bit and add two extra levels to get it to the proper height compared to either an Airfix or Momogram Saturn V (I built one for the Apollo 11 25th anniversary).

Keith

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #39 on: 07/08/2014 05:30 PM »
KEITH,
  Make sure that you look at Manfred's build. He has a lot of the variables worked out already, and what a build!

RON,
  How can you see where you are going without the lights? LOL!

Manfred,
  The drawings that I got with the kit are some from Revell, and some from NASA. All extra reference material is good.

 
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