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Revell of Germany 1/700 Colombo Express

Less than a year ago, REVELL GERMANY released their 1/700 Colombo Express in a fair 1/700 scale. We’ve had the chance to build this kit upon commission by someone who works on exports often times with the Happag Lloyd vessel. The kit comes molded in white with markings for all 6 ships in the Colombo Express fleet. Personally I don’t like that much white kits because I can’t see panel lines very well due to the lack of contrast.

Other than the kit didn’t have any major issues. The 2 halves of the hulls fitted very nicely with almost 0 need for putty or gap filler. For those interested on this subjects, I highly recommend this kit.


Paints are called in Revell colors.

FEATURES: New tooling
          Detailed two-piece hull with bow thruster
          True-to-the-original deck with structural details
          23 optional container blocks with
           finely engraved details
          Filigree bridge superstructures with steps
          True-to-the-original funnel
          Free-fall lifeboats
          Representation of command bridge
          Reproduction masts and radar equipment
          Reproduction anchor, bitts and windlasses
          Display stand
          Waterslide decals

SPECS:    Scale: 1/700
          Skill level: 4
          Length: 18.9 in (479 mm)
          Parts: 226

George Collazo
George Collazo

George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.

  • Markus

    Hi Paul,

    Revell itself offers photoetched railings for colombo express kit.
    It is item number Revell 00703.

  • Hi,
    I have built 3 colombo express models, I now would like to find railings for my finished models