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Revell SnowSpeeder 1/52.

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, February 7, 2022 11:02 AM

Thanks Rob.

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, February 6, 2022 10:46 PM

One of the best things about science fiction vehicles is that you can rarely be wrong.

It's just as easy to do a factory fresh space ship as a weather worn one.

The snowspeeder is an awesome piece of equipment in the Star Wars universe. Too bad it only existed during the Battle of Hoth. Would have been cool to see them make an appearance during the assault on Starkiller Base in The Force Awakens.

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, January 31, 2022 4:34 PM

Well thanks guys. I don't normally build sci fi/planes etc and my weathering is reasonably new too. So your comments are very well appreciated, I'm chuffed to bits!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    February 2021
Posted by JimC2020 on Sunday, January 30, 2022 7:06 PM

Detailing is really good, love the battle damage too. Always loved these guys, look super cool. Great paint job and weathering.

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    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:29 PM

Great job . the detailing is just perfect.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, January 29, 2022 12:17 PM

MR TOM SCHRY

That is looking great!  Your weathering is so good which just makes this kit POP!  I didn't know that Revell made a Snowspeeder kit.  Is it the old AMT kit just rekitted under the Revell banner?

TJS

First of all PatW, great job on an iconic subject. I loved the snowspeeder when I first saw it in theaters in the 80s. I had the old MPC (now AMT/Ertl) kit. That kit is quite a bit larger, around 1/35 scale.

Tom, Fine Molds did a 1/48 scale snowspeeder in 2009. Bandai did one of their own in 2015 in both 1/48 and 1/144.

The Revell kit is an entirely different kit in their "box scale" that they did for their extensive Star Wars series. Easy to build, sometimes prepainted/decorated, they are very well engineered model kits aimed at kids who were watching the Clone Wars cartoons on TV.

Why everyone skipped 1/72 scale is beyond me. One of the cottage industry companies did a limited run one in this scale.

The Fine Molds kits were supposed to only be available in Japan and I ordered one when it first came out. But the seller shipped me the wrong kit (a Hasegawa VW bus instead). He eventually sent me the correct kit and told me to keep the VW.

I never got around to building the FM kit, but got one of the Bandai kits. The FM kit looks better, but the Bandai kit is very nice.

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, January 28, 2022 4:17 PM

Thanks guys, for your comments.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, January 28, 2022 10:32 AM

Looks cool, Pat. It has seen some serious battles. I like it.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 28, 2022 9:26 AM

She looks great Pat- as good or better than the studio model!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, January 27, 2022 4:40 PM

Thanks Gamera, now finished with extra weathering and battle damage! I hope not too much extra!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:48 AM

That's cool Pat! Nice work!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 4:57 PM

Hi guys thanks for your comments. My weathering is in light or dark grey acrylic brush on. I just brush on and when still wet go over with a peice of kitchen roll/paper. EG smear it!

As far as the kit is concerned this and the Bandai are the only two kits I've seen on this subject so don't know who would have produced it before.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:37 AM

That is looking great!  Your weathering is so good which just makes this kit POP!  I didn't know that Revell made a Snowspeeder kit.  Is it the old AMT kit just rekitted under the Revell banner?

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:00 AM

Very nice.  I would say it's perfect right at this stage.  What was the weathering process? It looks convincing 

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 2:22 AM

Thanks fotofrank.

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 8:19 PM

I like it, Pat. Nicely done. Now I hafta find me this kit.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Revell SnowSpeeder 1/52.
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 3:39 PM

I'm gradually building this allongside two floatplanes. I added some paint and decals today. I'm following a Bandai 1/48 version, kit build in a Damaged magazine.

I'll see tomorrow if I should add any further detail.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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