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STAR WARS!!!
Posted by Pinkbooger on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 1:47 PM

I have looked around for Star Wars models and most of them seem to be snap-tite. I have seen that Bandai does make some that are not snap tites. Are the Star Wars Snap Tites still pretty awesome and worth getting? Where is a good place to get Star Wars models? Eventually I want to build a whole bunch of Star Wars models so I am starting my research on what kind and where to get them. Thanks in advance, you all have always been so awesome in your responses.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 1:52 PM

PB,

The snap tites can make into a pretty good kit. I havn't tried the Bandi yet.

Steve

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 2:06 PM

The Bandai kits are very nice. I find them at Hobby Lobby and using the 40% off coupon, they are reasonably priced. I've gotten the AT-ST, TIE Striker from Rogue One, TIE Interceptor.

Do not discount the snap together Revell kits. While the smaller ones with lights and sounds are very simple for kids, the larger ones are very nice. I picked up the 1/30 scale X-Wing (original style), Kylo Ren's shuttle and Poe's black Force Awakens X-Wing. They are good model kits, light years beyond the old MPC kits from the original movies.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:08 PM

I was always out off by the snap tite kits, but i have seen some very good models at the moment. Unfortunatly, with Fine Molds loseing their licence to build Star wars kits, Bandai are probably the best out there. But there are still plenty of the old AMT kits around if you look for them. The detail may not be as good as some of the more recent ones, but still nice kits and they do some subjects others have not yet.

If you check out the Star Wars Group Buld, you will get a god idea of some of whats out there.

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Posted by Tesoe on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:13 PM
I just built Poe Dameron's x-wing from Bandai. It's a very nice kit.
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Posted by NucMedTech on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:46 PM

Since you are looking to build quite a few kits I would go with Bandai. The kits are in common scale ( 1/144, 1/72, 1/48) so they will look right sitting next to each other. They build very well out of the box with no glue or paint or/and you can detail, paint, weather, add lights to whatever your skill allows. If you have a barnes & nobles you can stop by there, they usually have a basic out of box build on display that you can look at.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:57 PM

Yeah as the guys said the Bandai kits are amazing. I'm building their 1/72nd A-Wing and other than my stupid idea to cut up the kit to install lighting it's just incredible in the detail and ease of fit.

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Posted by Mikeym_us on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:01 PM

Gamera

Yeah as the guys said the Bandai kits are amazing. I'm building their 1/72nd A-Wing and other than my stupid idea to cut up the kit to install lighting it's just incredible in the detail and ease of fit.

 

I just finished up the Bandai first Order TIE Fighter the other day. And with the right painting plan you can put out a realistic kit. And from what I learned from my build I could apply to the First Order Special forces TIE Fighter once I buy one.

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 7:30 AM

Thank you for all of the replys. If you have pictures of your completed models I would love to see them. 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:57 AM

Well, seeing as you asked, heres some of mine. Most of these are now out of production but you can still find some of them on e-bay and the like.

A couple of 18inch vinyl kits from Screamin.

This is a 72nd resin kit from Multi verse models. I really liked this and they have had some new releases this year.

A couple of AMT kits.

And another 72nd resin kit, this time from Retro SF.

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 10:31 AM

Bish

Well, seeing as you asked, heres some of mine. Most of these are now out of production but you can still find some of them on e-bay and the like.

A couple of 18inch vinyl kits from Screamin.

This is a 72nd resin kit from Multi verse models. I really liked this and they have had some new releases this year.

A couple of AMT kits.

And another 72nd resin kit, this time from Retro SF.

 

I am in love with all of these. I can’t wait to get to that level!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, November 09, 2017 12:43 PM

Here is my Fourth Axis conversion for the old MPC TIE Interceptor. It is long out of production.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 10, 2017 3:49 AM

I would love to get hold of one of those TIE Crawler conversions.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, November 10, 2017 12:10 PM

Bish

I would love to get hold of one of those TIE Crawler conversions.

It was available for the blink of an eye around 2002. 
http://www.starshipmodeler.com/starwars/jl_tiec.htm

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Posted by egadgetguy on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:08 AM

Almost 40 years ago I made a Darth Vader Tie fighter and installed firing lasers with a couple diodes and a 555 timer circuit. Was cool... Only photo I have is this one...

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Posted by Cobra 427 on Saturday, February 03, 2018 7:44 PM

Bish

Well, seeing as you asked, heres some of mine. Most of these are now out of production but you can still find some of them on e-bay and the like.

A couple of 18inch vinyl kits from Screamin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I always hated that Stormtrooper - this version anyway. The helmet is horribly distorted! And that Darth Vader is simply the AMT kit re-released. I have the orginal one. Nice job on those kits though. Thanks for sharing.

Maybe a picture of a squirrel playing a harmonica will make you feel better?

 

 

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