Eurocopter EC 635 Military
(Revell - Nr. 04647)
In October 2010 Revell introduced this†plastic kit for the Military†version of the Eurocopter EC-635. The kit with number 04647†comes up with 96 plastic parts in the skill level range of 4. The basic EC-135 aircraft is the same as in the ADAC/ ÷AMTC - Boxing and the Austrian Police/ Bundespolizei- Boxing and offers therefore the same critical points (see in reviews above). Obviously the mouldings suffered a bit in this 4th different variant of the kit as there is some flash at some parts.
Apart from the known sprues with the already described errors, Revell alsoc included a newly tooled sprue. The new sprue includes some useful parts like new serial-production settling protectors, cargo hook installation and sling load mirrors, wire strike protection system, several antennae, non-bent step bar, one-hand-rear-door closing handle, some parts for detailing the underside and the rescue winch. Someone who expected a new skid undercarriage to correct the old too-low one might be disappointed as this issue is still a case for the modeler.
All these parts from the new sprue are also suitable for other versions of the serial production EC-135. If you plan to build one, start with this kit, doesn't matter which one the original is. The extra sprue contains all parts for an ÷AMTC-Version which are missed in this boxing. The rescue interior is included in this boxing anyway.
This boxing is the one which tries to match the newer serial production EC-1/635 as near as possible.
Well printed decals are provided for one Swiss Aircraft. For some unknown reason, the second Swiss option promised on the box disappeared on the decal sheet.
Reviewed by Felix Troschier - 05. November 2010
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