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Old 08-30-2007, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Engine details. It´s also from the box, only a little wiring added. You can open and close jets.
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a great CARAVELLE altogether!! almost like real!! does REVELL make them even now??
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Oh, Very Nice! I Got The Aeroclassics Version, But This Looks So Much Nice!
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I Looked Again... A-Fukking Mazing! You Painted Fukking Rivets! & The Patience Reqired To Paint Each Window Differently...With A Transparent Look...You Can See The Curtains.
So Realistic!
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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There is no transparent look....there is transparent indeed. With curtains inside...
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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!!
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Very nice, Jesus!

The model is excellent - and so are your pictures! Long live the Caravelle!!!

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Wow, an amazing model indeed! You did an excellent job! I love the openable engine cowlings and the retractable rear stairs!
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Old 08-31-2007, 01:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Karun83, you can purchase the kit in any of the online modelshops and also in many other:
Modellbau Shop moduni
Hannants - Plastic model kits and accessories
Plastic Model Kits

and many other sites...

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.
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There is no transparent look....there is transparent indeed. With curtains inside...
"Old Worthless Kit" Indeed. Does That Mean This Kit Sells Cheap?
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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"Old Worthless Kit" Indeed. Does That Mean This Kit Sells Cheap?
The kit from Revell costs only 15 dollars more or less.
If you are talking about mine in the photo, er.....mmmmm.....a litle more expensive... You won´t have fallen in love with "la plus belle"...???
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I Love Caravelles !
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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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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Old 09-06-2007, 01:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
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AHHH Yes!, I remember it well. You did an excellent job on this. Was this a recent assembly or was this done way back?

Revell also had a Comet back then which I believe has also been re-released.

There was also an Air France Caravelle made with a clear plastic side with interior detail, retractable landing gear and movable controls. However, I do not remember who released that one.

Yes, those were the days and that is a fond memory.

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Old 09-06-2007, 05:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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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....
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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.
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Old 09-07-2007, 02:15 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Outstanding job, Jesus!

I built the original Revell kit as well as their CV 990 with both Swissair and SAS markings.
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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.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:19 AM   #21 (permalink)
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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.
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