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PostPosted: Tue 21 Feb 2012 11:06 am 
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I got given this for a birthday some years ago as I have always been a Star Wars fan. This is the first prepainted kit I have assembled and I was fairly impressed. I did need some glue to the fin holding the canopy in place and the engine pods were very loose so I whacked glue on them too. The pilot was very nicely detailed for this scale and may get cannibalised for a future project.

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Ratch:415741 wrote:
Folk who complain about Airfix panel lines should look at those tramlines  :fear:


To be fair, I think those are deliberate "surface texture to make it look interesting", not "panel lines".  Plus the "pocket" kits are intended more for their simplicity and small size rather than rigorous "accuracy".  Nevertheless, there is clearly some exaggeration going on ....

I'm not sure that the kit is actually 1/72 -- Revell do not specify.  According to Revell, the kit is 100mm long assembled.  According to Wookiepedia, the "Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor, more commonly known as the Jedi starfighter due to its extensive use by Jedi" is 8m long.  That's 1/80.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Delta-7_Aethersprite-class_light_interceptor

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Feb 2012 11:35 am 
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I guessed at the scale from looking at the pilot. Obi Wan was a short person so I thought he fitted in at 72nd.  :)  The panel lines are a bit overdone I thought but as this is more a 'toy' than a scale model I thought they were sufficient

I have an X-wing by Revell in a snap fit kit too which I am considering doing some work on to spice it up a bit. Need to find the time for it though.

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