Revell Messa Schnitzel 109 Kit First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||January 2009||Manufacturer||Revell|
|Subject||Messa Schnitzel 109||Scale||Beats me!|
|Kit Number||1746||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Most accurate Messa Schnitzel in any scale||Cons|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$17.95|
Last year, we looked at two of Revell's reissued aircraft caricature kits from the old days, the Red Baron and His Funfdecker Fokker and Flt.Lt RIF RAF and his Messa Schnitzel 109. These were two of the caricature kits from the 'Old School' series from Revell that also include a number of automotive spoofs as well.
Revell has released another from te Old School series, this one is the Messa Schnitzel 109. There are all sorts of possibilities with this kit.
Molded in tan styrene, this kit is presented on four parts trees plus a single clear transparency. You can see from the parts layout that his is not at all a complex kit, but a little time taken in painting and finishing this jewel will really set off the final result.
A caricature pilot's head is included that comes complete with a stylized service cap. You might add some flight goggles and a headset for this poor chap to fly...
Originally released as kit H-193, it doesn't look like this kit has seen the light of day since its original issue until this current release as 1746. There is one more in this series that hasn't been seen in some time - Lucky Pierre and his Nieuport (kit H-191).
Markings are provided for a White 1 and his tally of kills rendering him a double ace (no indication whether the kills were friendly or foe).
If you want a fun project to get away from AMS modeling or just to relax for one project, this is one that you've just got to have on your shelf. If you build it up with no paint, it will look pretty cool, but if you take a little time and bring out some of the interesting 'details' molded into the model, this will definitely become an eye-catcher of a model. It is the only decent Messa Schnitzel I know of in this scale (whatever this scale is!).