The best Revell car kits to build

Tired of racing games? Rebuilt your LEGO sets five times? Model kits could be your next step. We've recommended our favourite Revell car kits.

Revell car kits

by Chris Williams |
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Model kits are a fantastic analogue alternative to racing video games when it comes to indulging in your passion for cars. Like Tamiya, Revell is one of the big names in model kits. Its range extends beyond cars and into marine vessels and aircraft.

We’ve put together guides to the best model car kits from LEGO and Tamiya, and now we’re turning to Revell.

History of Revell

Instinct says the brand may be French and indeed the name Revell seems to be based on the French verb ‘reveille’, which means ‘awakening’. This would have made sense because Revell was one of the first to begin producing true-scale plastic toy models back in the mid-20th century.

With its good value and high-quality detailing, Revell has certainly developed a dedicated following just like Tamiya has. It’s also enjoyed a bit of a surge in popularity over the last couple of years as people have been relegated to the confines of their homes much more than was previously the case.

Skill levels

Revell kits are ranked from one to five, depending on the difficulty.

Level 1: Very basic and no need for glue or paint. For young children.

Level 2: Basic kits with up to 30 parts. Requires glue and paint.

Level 3: Medium complexity kits with up to 100 parts.

Level 4: Detailed models with up to 150 parts.

Level 5: Complex kits with over 150 parts for those who’ve done models before.

What you need

Most Revell kits require painting and of course gluing together. And these extras don’t come with the kits.

Recommended
Revell Model-Set Plus Modelling Tools
Price: $15.68

Contents: spruce cutter, file, tweezers, and hobby knife.

Recommended
Revell Contacta Liquid Glue
Price: $10.90

Glue (25g) has a needle point tip for detailed glue application.

Recommended
Revell Model Set Plus Painting Accessories
Price: $10.12

Contents: three paintbrushes (0/3/5), brush cleaner (14ml), and a pair of pipettes.

The best Revell car kits

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Classic cars

Jaguar E-type
Price: $39.99
Alternative retailers
Walmart$66.99View offer

Level 3 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 142

Land Rover Defender Series III

Rrp: $46.80

Price: $39.99

Level 3 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 184

Porsche 911 G Targa

Rrp: $40.29

Price: $36.99

Level 3 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 114

Volkswagen T1 Samba Bus
Price: $44.99

Level 5 | Scale 1:16 | Parts 223

Smaller 1:24-scale Volkswagen Samba Bus also available.

35 Years VW Golf GTI Pirelli
Price: $56.40

Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 118

Glue, paints, and paintbrush included.
Standard Volkswagen Golf GTI also available in silver.

Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 125

Porsche 356 C Cabriolet
Price: $156.28

Level 4 | Scale 1:16 | Parts 174

Classic muscle cars

1968 Dodge Charger R/T
Price: $51.53

Level 4 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 139

Level 4 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 137

Level 4 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 121

1970 Pontiac Firebird
Price: $39.95

Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 84

1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback
Price: $37.99
Alternative retailers
Walmart$54.99View offer

Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 82

1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

Rrp: $69.99

Price: $65.99

Level 4 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 128

Modern cars

McLaren 570S
Price: $41.05

Level 3 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 106

Porsche Panamera & Porsche 918 Spyder Gift Pack
Price: $74.88

Panamera: Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 98

918 Spyder: Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 129

Glue, paints, and paintbrush included.

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Rrp: $59.99

Price: $42.75

Level 4 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 128

Camaro Concept Car
Price: $45.42

Level 2 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 43

Level 2 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 18

Mercedes SLS AMG
Price: $45.15

Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 141

BMW i8
Price: $39.95

Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 131

Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 106

Racing cars

'62 Shelby Cobra 289
Price: $42.20

Level 5 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 119

Porsche 934 RSR 'Martini'
Price: $43.12

Level 3 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 104

Ford GT Le Mans
Price: $42.34

Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 88

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