The UNSC Pelican is the armored air transport with a distinctive twin-bubble canopy that carries troops and vehicles into battle against the Covenant. A fully functional rear hatch opens to reveal the cargo bay of this massive combat dropship, and wings and engines rotate as seen in Halo 5: Guardians. The illuminated cockpit and engine thrusters plus takeoff and flying sounds bring the Pelican to life, while the Master Chief and Linda-058 pilot figures are poised in the cockpit for their next assignment.
A mass produced model kit of the famous video game franchise. The Pelican model kit from Revell leave us mortal fans with a more affordable option in a nice 1/100 model kit. At almost 12” (30.5mm) is a big model. As it is known with all Build & Play moels from Revell, this one also has a small module under the cockpit which activate lights and original game sounds. The humble cargo hold has plenty of room for customization and at the time of this entry, I bet there are a few 3D designers almost ready to export their designs to 3D printing services like Shapeways.
Unlike some early pictures of prototypes we saw on the web, the canopy has the frame already painted. I never doubted for a second that Revell would leave us with that void. The model comes molded in a light olive green shade with some mustard colored accents on the engine intakes. I could have had this model assembled to share it here. But I believe that the work done on the box art conveys a clear message of what’s inside plus plenty of ”me first” have done it on YouTube. To me as a modeler suffering from AMS (After Market Syndrome) and SBS (Scratch Building Syndrome), I have to take this model to the next level the same way I did with the new Star Wars A-Wing Fighter and others.
The canvas is great and it is screaming for a nice paint job and weathering. As usual, my only pet peeve with these kits is the lack of a tiny sheet of waterslide decals for those of us. Other than that, I’d be more than confident to recommended this kit to any kid ages 8 to 100.