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Skill level 4 kit?

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Skill level 4 kit?
Posted by smhardesty on Monday, July 10, 2017 2:19 PM

I received the July 2017 Revellations newsletter today. First on the list was the new ‘66 Suburban kit. I noticed it states the kit is Skill Level 4. I’ve never seen that before. Can somebody give some details as to what makes a kit Skill Level 4? I’m sure I want to add the kit to my stash. I’d just like to know what I’ll be looking at down the road.


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Posted by Ranchn62 on Monday, July 10, 2017 2:36 PM

I don't know... But I think the "Orange Crate" kit should be one.

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Posted by mini man on Monday, July 10, 2017 3:12 PM

1-5 With 1being the easiest and 5 the most complicated.




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Posted by Goofy62 on Monday, July 10, 2017 3:49 PM

The higher the number, the higher the difficulty & subsequently the detail.

I never even look at the skill level of a kit.

Usually I think of it as a plus.

Better detail & a higher parts count as a general rule.



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Posted by 195X on Monday, July 10, 2017 3:57 PM

With more and more kits coming out with resin or photo etched parts, my guess is it refers to a multi media kit, hence the higher skill rating. It's just the next logical step from skill set three.

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Posted by icegs on Monday, July 10, 2017 4:20 PM

From a kit I recently bought...

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Monday, July 10, 2017 5:25 PM

Interesting, never saw that chart always wonder who determined the level never seen more than a 3 but all my kits be it a snapper. Or what end up as skill level 10+ just because of all the modifying but as a kids I found the big rigs most challenging then came photo etch


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Posted by smhardesty on Monday, July 10, 2017 6:20 PM

OK. Kind of gleaning from all your replies, it's just more parts and more detail. Nothing specifically makes a kit a level 4 or 5 except number of parts and level of detail.

Thanks, guys.


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Posted by mrmike on Monday, July 10, 2017 8:36 PM

Revell has found it fit to change their skill level ratings to a 1 through 5 rating system.  1 is considered the easiest and 5 the most complex.  I believe that their system is a stand-alone system as no other manufacturer has adopted it and I believe the other manufacturers may be sticking with the 1 through 3 rating system.  With the two different rating systems, it can be easy to get confused.    

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Posted by oldcarguy on Sunday, October 01, 2017 8:02 AM


 I think that's why I like the more complicated ship models . I have one now that could easily be a skill level 12 . Over 2200 parts and four frets of P.E.  Plus there's at least 75 brass parts and about 30 resin parts too .

 I can build a kit a day and take all of a year or more to get this thing together . Don't get me wrong though .I love building Box stock or Factory stock and I build them over a couple of months . The ships , I build to sell .

   And sell them I do .But I ain't sellin my wheels , No way , Man ! O.C.G.



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