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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2008 09:53 am 
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i was wondering where i may be able to get hold of any starwars models, i am aware that some simple pre painted snap togethor kits were realeased recently by airfix? or was it Revell, but i am really interested in any other older kits such as from AMT/Ertl (which i saw mentioned on the FSM galleries) i have found lists of models, but was wondering whether any of sites sell any of these?

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You could try Hobby Link Japan, or ModelsforSale(which has some Fine Molds models in stock) in the UK. Heritage Aviation has a Airfix AT-ST in the seondhand section - UKP12.00.
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I have a few of the AMT kits. In fact, I was refurbishing a Star Destroyer a couple of weekends ago. They all suffer from poor fit. It's enough to make you wonder if you've done something wrong. I still have quite a bit of filling to do on the Star Destroyer. Quite annoying, really.

Some say that the AMT Millenium Falcon is too fat. Personally, I think it's marginal. The Fine Molds kit is undoubtedly better, but you pay for what you get. There are resin conversions for the AMT MF, too. I  have both the original MF and the cutaway. They're both fun.

I also have, unbuilt, a Speeder bike, X-Wing, B-wing, Death Star... and a couple of others whose names escape me. Ebay is as good a place as any to find these, if they're not on your LMS shelves.

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The AMT ones have been out of production for a few years. It must be getting on for 5 years ago when my local Modelzone was knocking them out at half price & I stocked up with them.

I sold most on ebay a couple of years back, keeping only the fiber optic Star Destroyer, the TIE fighters flying over the Death Star & two of the Death Stars.  Planning on lighting one using the fiber optic taken from some ornaments that I found in the local pound shop.......one day.

The X Wing is nice, as is the AT AT. The Snowspeeder is about the worst of the bunch in my opinion with a poor cockpit.

I like the look of the Fine Molds Y Wing.


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I have those 'snap together' Revell ones, and They are far from snap together. if you assemble them without glue they just fall apart within 10 minutes. I also find that they're pre-painted pretty boring. but a lick of paint and some spare decals, and they provide some fantastic "what iff's"

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr 2011 18:49 pm 
Ayup Shorty...

If you visit a show, you'll drown in unmade Star-Wars kits... but expect to shell out a minimum of Twenty sovs for anything... But those are Dealer prices. You'll also find the boxes are usually crushed too...


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Skior:319550 wrote:
I have those 'snap together' Revell ones, and They are far from snap together. if you assemble them without glue they just fall apart within 10 minutes. I also find that they're pre-painted pretty boring. but a lick of paint and some spare decals, and they provide some fantastic "what iff's"

I've built the large X-Wing, the AT-TE and the Republic Attack Shuttle, and they all seem to fit together quite well. None of mine have fallen apart yet, anyway.

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I had a diorama a long time ago depicting the battle for Hoth. Don't remember what happened to it though

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Would've thought kingkit was a good bet..


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Ayup earnshaw...

For a good selection and 'reasonable' prices, Mr Models of Bearwood is the dogs nuts. And they attend 95% of all models shows too I reckon...


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Skior:319550 wrote:
I have those 'snap together' Revell ones, and They are far from snap together. if you assemble them without glue they just fall apart within 10 minutes. I also find that they're pre-painted pretty boring. but a lick of paint and some spare decals, and they provide some fantastic "what iff's"

I've built the large X-Wing, the AT-TE and the Republic Attack Shuttle, and they all seem to fit together quite well. None of mine have fallen apart yet, anyway.


I hope they dont fall apart i have bought a couple Of the revel snapfit kits for One  of my sons birthdays. Saying that i have been looking at some old aifix Star Wars models. from 70s/80s on ebay. I think they are reboxing of MPC kits. They do go for a few quid though :evil: Mike

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The B-Wing was always my favourite (I had the Kenner toy after ROTJ came out) but it looks like model kits are limited to a 1/94 AMT kit, Fantastic Plastic 1/72 and a limited edition (500 kits) 1/48 resin job, all of which seem to be rather hard to come by.

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The B-Wing is definitely one of the poor relations when it comes to SW kits. Mind you, the A-Wing and Y-Wing haven't really fared any better.

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Obi-Jiff Kenobi:332510 wrote:
The B-Wing is definitely one of the poor relations when it comes to SW kits. Mind you, the A-Wing and Y-Wing haven't really fared any better.


Indeed. I was reading up on the B-wing earlier (this thread reminded me) and apparently the fighter's screen time was cut because from some angles it's hard to see - several of the planned sequences therefore got canned. Presumably the kit makers saw little reason to invest in a kit of a weird looking ship that didn't feature much.


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Shame, really, as I've always found it a really cool-looking design. A couple of years ago I found an unboxed original action-figure-scaled toy one at a model/toy collectors show, and picked it up for a fiver. Shame the electronic sounds no longer worked, though.

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Nobody's mentioned the AMT kit of Anakin's podracer yet. It was about 1:48, IIRC, & a pretty impressive box of detailed plastic parts for $10 back in the 1990's. Had they done Sebulba's podracer as a "companion" kit to the same scale, it would have been twice the size & twice the price, but they didn't...

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I recently got an AMT 1:48 Naboo Starfigter (mostly diecast with the cockpit interior and a few external bits in plassic)

http://www.starwarsmodels.com/nabood.html

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I'm currently cleaning up the following:

Millenium Falcon cutaway
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Speeder Bike (my favorite SW model)
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Snowspeeder
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AT-ST
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Also an ID4 Alien attacker and a T2 Arnie model

Ive had these models for at least 15 years and after moving house 6 times, all have survived relatively undamaged. (You will have to excuse the dust on them as they have been sitting on top a bookcase for the past 5 years...)


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Must be Star Wars week or summat!  :D

I've just accquired the AMT 1/32 Trade Federation Tank kit for around a tenner and I'm extremely pleased with it.....It's quite a simple kit, but the detail is quite good and it is also absolutely HUGE.  There's barely enough box for the plastic (which makes a nice change)!  :shock:

I spent most of last night trying (unsuccessfully) to track down a pair (or more) of 2" Trade Federation Battle Droids from the 'Star Wars Unleashed Battle Packs' action figures range.....Does anyone know where I can get such things (for a sensible price)?  :pray:

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I have both Battle of Hoth dioramas and still hunting a Cantina scene for a decent price. AMT is obtainable on Ebay, but there is a very decent range in 1/72 (and other normatised scales) available from Fine Molds. In my opinion scales (or rather a lack of common ones) were the general issue in case of AMT models. For example, both dioramas  from Hoth are in several scales (from 1:144 to app. 1:300), Cantina is 1:72 but Jabba Hut throne room scene is about 1:60...

Have You also tried to research this site:

http://www.starwarsmodels.com/ ?

It's pretty decent for a starting point.

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