Revell Halo Model Kits Review: UNSC Warthog and Pelican
Building models can be a very therapeutic experience, but the hobby can also be very frustrating due to the precision required to assemble them. The hobby can be messy too if you need glue to fasten them together, as well as having to pry the model pieces from their plastic carriers. While I’m a fan of models and building them, I’m not a fan of the time and patience required to build many of them. Luckily, for people like me, there’s the Revell model company, which specializes in models that are built to fit together like a set of LEGOs. Thanks to their SnapTite Build & Play Design I didn’t have to worry about breaking down the model pieces and assembling them with glue. They were all ready to be assembled right out of the box, and thanks to the PC-like plug and play technology, I was able to craft two awesome looking models based on vehicles from the Halo universe in just about two hours.
I can’t stress how much I appreciated the SnapTite technology, which like I mentioned earlier is best described as more advanced and lifelike looking LEGO pieces. As you’ll see in the design of the two Halo models I built, they don’t look like LEGO creations at all, but the pieces do fit together with a simple snap to lock them into place. The directions make the building process very easy to follow, and you can complete both of Revell’s Halo UNSC vehicle sets in about 16 total steps, so deciphering the directions isn’t a chore.
In terms of the Warthog and Pelican model kits from Revell, I find both of them to look fantastic and franchise authentic. I think some weathering effects applied after the build could bring even more authenticity to these models, but they still look great once completed. The Warthog retails for $24.99 and the Pelican retails for $29.99, so both are affordable models that also look fantastic on display or in pictures if you’re into toy photography. You can see both of these Halo themed Revell model kits in detail by checking out the video reviews after the break.
If you want my quick and short take, then I highly recommend investing in Revell’s model kits, especially the Halo line thanks to how fun they are to build, and how great the final product looks.
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Review Statement: The author of this review was provided a sample by the manufacturer for the purposes of this review.