Container Ship Colombo Express

This is the 1/700 Scale Container Ship Colombo Express Plastic Model Kit from Revell Germany. Suitable for Ages 12 & Older.

Revell-Germany Container Ship Colombo Express Plastic Model Ship Kit 1/700 Scale #05152
 Revell of Germany # rvl05152
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Revell of Germany Item # rvl05152
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/700
  • Length: 18.85" (479mm)
  • Skill level: 4
  • Parts: 226
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So far had to build it backwards from instructions do to a technical difficulty. But has been fun so far

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  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in gray.
  • Two-part hull with bow thruster.
  • Rotating ships propeller and moving rudder.
  • Faithfully reproduced deck textures.
  • 23 container blocks with fine details.
  • The ship can be displayed with or without containers.
  • Free-fall life-boat.
  • Separate bridge bridges.
  • Finely detailed bridge construction with stairways.
  • Representation of the command bridge.
  • Display stand.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.


  • Scale: 1/700
  • Length: 18.85" (479mm)
  • Skill level: 4
  • Parts: 226


One plastic model

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Plastic cement (TES3501) (TES3502) (PLS00002) (TAM87012) or glue (HLC107)
  • Sprue Cutter (XUR410A) (TES8940) (EXL55594)
  • Paint (Silky-Matte White, Silky-Matte Purple Red, Matte Rust, Silky-Matte Lufthansa Yellow, Gloss Orange, Matte Carmine Red, Silky-Matte Black, Silky-Matte Leaf Green, Matte Luminous Orange, Metallic Brass, Metallic Iron, Matte Ochre, Matte Blue, Matte Gray, Matte Light Green)
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"A challenge worthy of your building skills"
JD Racing (North Carolina)
This container ship kit from Revell is a challenge to build but if you plan your build and take your time, you will be rewarded with a realistic masterpiece. I have been building model car kits exclusively for years so this was my first ever ship build and I am glad I chose this one. When I opened the box to view the 226 parts I was very impressed with the molding because every part has nice clean detail and no flash. The instruction manual is nicely done with number call outs for the assembly,and alpha call outs for the recommended paint colors. The hull and deck assemble nice and easy, take the time to aline the 2 halfs of the hull up when gluing so that there's no gaps to fill and the seam line is minimal before clean up. The 23 container stacks are a good challenge, each assembly contains 6 parts, take your time to get the parts lined up square so that they will rest level on the deck of the ship. I assembled the first 14 then painted them. I decided to paint the last 9 while still attached to the sprues and then assemble. It was very difficult to assemble the 6 parts of each container stack without smudging the nice smooth paint I applied so I had to do a lot of paint touch up later. I highly recommend assembling the containers first and then painting them. The bridge construction is the most challenging part of this excellent kit. 11 steps in the instruction sheet with 44 parts to assemble. Here again you must take your time to get every level of the bridge square. I completed the entire assembly before painting which makes detail painting each deck more of a challenge but my bridge sits square and correct on the deck. I used Rustolium satin finish paint colors for the hull and deck, and Tamiya and Testers lacquer paints for the containers and bridge. The decals are beautiful and apply with ease. This kit definitely requires good building skills and a lot of patience to achieve a nice clean finish. I highly recommend this fine kit from Revell. I have tried to add a photo of my build but it would not upload at the time of this writing.


Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.