The best Revell model car kits

Revell is one of the original producers of scale model kits and remains one of the best. Parkers recommends its favourite Revell model car kits.

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by Chris Williams |

Revell emerged in the mid 20th century, being one of the first companies to produce true-to-scale plastic model kits. Today, its range covers cars, trucks, aircraft, and ships and Revell enjoys a well-deserved reputation for high quality kits with a dedicated following to reflect that. In fact, the number of fans has grown recently thanks to the pandemic confining people to their homes more than usual.

In addition to our LEGO vehicle kit guide, we've put together this one for Revell to help you chose the best scale model car kit for you.

Revell skill levels

Revell kits are ranked from one to five, in ascending order of 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 for kit building

Other than the most basic kits (Level 1), Revell kits require gluing together and painting of the panels. Most kits don't supply glue and paint so you will need to buy these separately. These extras aren't too expensive though.

Revell Model-Set Plus Modelling Tools

Revell Model-Set Plus Modelling Tools
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The basic toolkit you need for model building. Contains a spruce cutter, file, tweezers, and hobby knife.

Revell Contacta Liquid Glue

Revell Contacta Liquid Glue
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This is a needle point glue applicator for detailed glue application. The amount of glue is 25g.

Revell Model Set Plus Painting Accessories

Revell Model Set Plus Painting Accessories
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Everything you need for applying paint to a model kit. Contains 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

Jaguar E-type
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Level 3 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 142

Land Rover Defender Series III

Land Rover Defender Series III
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Level 3 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 184

Porsche 911 G Targa

Porsche 911 G Targa
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Level 3 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 114

Volkswagen T1 Samba Bus

Volkswagen T1 Samba Bus
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Level 5 | Scale 1:16 | Parts 223

A smaller 1:24-scale Volkswagen Samba Bus is also available.

35 Years VW Golf GTI Pirelli

35 Years VW Golf GTI Pirelli
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Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 118

Glue, paints, and a paintbrush are included in this kit.

The standard Volkswagen Golf GTI is also available in silver.

Volkswagen Beetle Limousine 1968

Volkswagen Beetle Limousine 1968
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Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 125

Porsche 356 C Cabriolet

Porsche 356 C Cabriolet
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Level 4 | Scale 1:16 | Parts 174

Classic muscle cars

'68 Dodge Charger R/T

'68 Dodge Charger R/T
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Level 4 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 139

'58 Corvette Roadster

'58 Corvette Roadster
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Level 4 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 137

'68 Chevy Chevelle SS 396

'68 Chevy Chevelle SS 396
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Level 4 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 121

1970 Pontiac Firebird

1970 Pontiac Firebird
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Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 84

'65 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback

1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback
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Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 82

'70 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

'70 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
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Level 4 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 128

Modern cars

McLaren 570S

McLaren 570S
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Level 3 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 106

Porsche Panamera & Porsche 918 Spyder Gift Set

Porsche Panamera & Porsche 918 Spyder Gift Set
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Panamera: Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 98

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

Glue, paints, and a paintbrush are included in this kit.

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
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Level 4 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 128

Camaro Concept Car

Camaro Concept Car
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Level 2 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 43

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
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Level 2 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 18

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
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Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 141

BMW i8

BMW i8
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Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 131

Audi R8

Audi R8
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Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 106

Racing cars

'62 Shelby Cobra 289

'62 Shelby Cobra 289
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Level 5 | Scale 1:25 | Parts 119

Porsche 934 RSR 'Martini'

Porsche 934 RSR 'Martini'
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Level 3 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 104

Ford GT Le Mans

Ford GT Le Mans
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Level 4 | Scale 1:24 | Parts 88

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