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Bluejackets Charles P. Notman (what have I just gotten into)

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8 hours ago, Rcboater Bill said:

A group of investors in Germany bought Revell-Monogram and Revell Germany and combined the companies under the Revell Germany name as a German company.  
 

-Bill

For ship modelers, the disruption to Revell had more impact.   AFAIK, Hobbico was not the exclusive N. America distributor for any ship modeling products, and hadn’t acquired any ship model companies.  Revell products were hard to get throughout 2018, as the new Revell Germany had to get all the molds and other assets, ship them to Germany, then put them back into production, plus get a new N.America distribution plan in place.  

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1 hour ago, Rcboater Bill said:

For ship modelers, the disruption to Revell had more impact.   AFAIK, Hobbico was not the exclusive N. America distributor for any ship modeling products, and hadn’t acquired any ship model companies.  Revell products were hard to get throughout 2018, as the new Revell Germany had to get all the molds and other assets, ship them to Germany, then put them back into production, plus get a new N.America distribution plan in place.  

Somewhere along the way, a company called Atlantis bought some of the very old Revell molds. Don't know if they acquired them from Revell or from Revell Germany, but Atlantis now has the molds and have released a few kits with more on the way. So it doesn't seem like Revell Germany has all the Revell molds, only certain ones of them.

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Yes- the new Revell Germany only took some of the molds- they didn’t want the real old ones. Atlantis picked them up. They have been refurbish the Pm and re-releasing the old classics.   
On the ship modeling front, one of the molds they have is the old 1/96 scale Higgins  78 foot PT boat.  As a builder of 1/96 scale RC warships, I’m thinking They would look good alongside a PT Tender!

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I started putting the frames together on the keel for the Notman. I'm kind of working on two models at the same time, the Notman and a Dumas Typhoon.  

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I got the Notman all braced in to the building board to minimize any warping or twisting until I can get back to it and start the planking and filler blocks, which I will put in before I flip it over and glue the ribs to the building board for planking. This way, I can observe any undue stress that the filler blocks are doing to minimize any warping. 

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