Some pictures of my old Revell 1/96 scale Caravelle III with original SAS decals. I built it almost right from the box with minor inprovement. Now Revell has reissued the plane with the old moulds but with very good decals for the second Viking livery and also for Swissair. Many modellers may think that this is a very old kit and it is worthless. I would like to break a lance in favour of this kit. With a little work it can represent very well in shape the real thing. I have been looking for pictures of this model in the net but i haven´t found anyone. As many collectors are also modellers, here are the pictures so that you could see them and judge by yourselves. Remember that yes, it´s an old kit but there was a time when these were the only kits that could you put close to the commercial aviation....no aeroclassics or inflight back then.
There is no transparent look....there is transparent indeed. With curtains inside...
oh you mean, there is really some stuff which makes up the curtains inside that model?? GREAT!! then it must be having seats as well!! mate your CARAVELLE is really out of this world!! tats nice!! now can u tell me where I can get it from?? any help would be appreciated!!
If you are planning to build an inside built Caravelle, go for Mach2 Caravelle in 1/72 scale with full interior. You can build from Caravelle III to Caravelle 6 and 6R. Decals are for Air Inter, Air France, United, and you can get other as Transavia Holland, SAS, Alitalia separatelly.
Beware that this is a hard work kit (not bad kit...) parts are detailed but doesn´t join together very well and you will have to work a lot.
Jesus....lovely work, great models, you can't beat the Caravelle for looks. I have many models of them, the largest being a 1/50 Finnair Caravelle 10. I was lucky enough to be employed in aviation when they were still being flown to my local airport by Transeuropa, Hispania, Sterling, and Transwede and so had the task of doing loadsheets for them on an almost daily basis...lovely aircraft...their kind will never come again!
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I bought this Revell model (2 of them) in 1981. I already thought back then that i had found a relic. I prepared one of them to be built with all the details, window holes, improved wing fairings and rear stair...etc. I started some parts like landing gear and engines but that´s all. The model, as many other, was stored for years and about 2 years ago i finished the model.
The transparent caravelle that you remember is a Lindberg one. Is also in 1/96 scale. Is the only Caravelle model kit that i have never got.
I will try to get one and see how good is. I would like to build one with complete interior and even with lights.
I´m currently building a Transavia caravelle 6R PH-TRX (ex United) without dorsal fin. I would like to paint it in a special livery that used to come to my local airport in the beginning of the 70´s. This plane was painted with a double green (dark/light) window stripe and the tail in white with a black T but in opposite direction and also in the forward fuselage. We used to call this plane Transavia "the white". I haven´t found pictures of this plane and if you have seen one i will apreciate that you tell me where can i see that picture. "The white" was wearing that livery for almost all his life with Transavia until 1973 when it was repainted in the normal green tail livery. It would be great that Aeroclassics or Inflight release this plane . May be some day....
The nice part about the Revell kit is the entire forward cockpit section is one piece and just glues onto the fuselage plug. Makes it easy to keep the flightdeck from getting damaged or mucked up.
Wow, what a great job you made of this. I remember building this the first time around, in the late '60s, making a lash up of it and thinking what a lousy kit it was! Obviously, not in the right hands!! The only issue I have with this is the odd scale - 1/100th - which doesn't fit in with anything else as there are few kits around in this scale. I can only think of FROG 1/96th,VEB and Entex that made 1/100th airliners.
The missing B.707s still needed to be done in 1/400: Uganda Airlines, Luxair,
DC-8s still needed to be done in 1/400: UAT, Iberia ('80s scheme), Air Ceylon, Air Spain, Seaboard World (-63CF)
Aeroclassics Comets still missing- Dan Air (4 & 4C), United Arab Airlines/Misrair/Egyptair, Kuwait AW, Sudan AW, East African AW, Saudi Royal Flt.