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Revell Slave 1

Postby blakeh1 » December 23rd, 2014, 3:19 am

This is a placeholder for now.

After christmas I am going to pick one of these up. I need something to practice on before tacking the Fine Molds version.

Supposedly this is close to 1/72

I want to build a cloud city landing platform and backdrop for it. My end goal is something like this
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I also plan on building an interior for it and having it displayed with the ramp open. The only shot I could find was from the prequels and even then it's not much
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Anybody have any good reference material showing what the interior might look like and the boarding ramp?
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Re: Revell Slave 1

Postby dupes » December 25th, 2014, 11:33 pm

I thought I had this kit, but it turns out I have the AMT offering...no idea what scale it is. Need to take it out of the box and compare to my FM Jango fuselage.
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Re: Revell Slave 1

Postby nicholassagan » December 27th, 2014, 6:58 am

AMT's is actually pretty close to 1/72 IIRC....
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Re: Revell Slave 1

Postby blakeh1 » January 9th, 2015, 6:22 pm

So it finally arrived. Got one on E-Bay for $16.95 + $6.95 shipping

No idea what it actually scales to since I have heard it mentioned that the FM 1/72 one is actually larger than it should be. REgardless of what it actually scales out to, it seems perfect for Micromachine figure size. Larger than HO (1/87) and smaller than 1/72

Here it is compared to the Fine Molds 1/72
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bigger size difference from this angle
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micromachine figure on left, FM stormtrooper on right
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The pilot figures are pretty close in size as well
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micromachine Lando looks about right size wise
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So I cut out the boarding ramp

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Although does anyone know how the top part opens (if at all)?
Does it go up like the boarding ramp goes down, or does the just the door on the backwall open (like the door slides up)?
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Re: Revell Slave 1

Postby blakeh1 » January 9th, 2015, 6:30 pm

Looks like it opens upward as well

Just found this

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Re: Revell Slave 1

Postby dano985 » January 9th, 2015, 7:44 pm

Looking good!!
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Re: Revell Slave 1

Postby blakeh1 » January 11th, 2015, 8:44 am

So here is a more complete comparison to the Fine Molds kit

I am actually pretty impressed at the detail Revell got. There are some areas where compromises were made to keep the tooling and parts required to be more cost effective, but for the most part, they got things almost exactly where fine molds have them. In a few parts, I actually prefer the Revell version (like under the "nose" section)
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The most simplied area is the airlift/wings
Revell got all the shapes right. they just went for a two part mold rather than the layered individual parts of the fine molds. Of course this means they had to avoid undercuts.

Fine Molds on left, Revell on the right
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Fine Molds
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Revell
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The guns
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Either Revell got the one greeblie on wrong, or I put mine on upside down. I'm betting me :lol:
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There is a lot of missing stuff on the Fine Molds right now since I haven't glued it on, but you can see everything from Revell matches pretty close
Revell on left Fine molds on the right
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Re: Revell Slave 1

Postby blakeh1 » January 11th, 2015, 8:53 am

So to make the wings/airlifts more Fine Molds like....

out came the jewelers saw

Cut this part off

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Cut out the filler between the flaps

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Cut out the box at the top and put in a brass rod

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Paste the flap back on after putting in three risers for a much better profile

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Re: Revell Slave 1

Postby blakeh1 » January 11th, 2015, 11:30 pm

Opened up the top part of the access way to get a sense of how it will look

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Re: Revell Slave 1

Postby dupes » January 12th, 2015, 5:36 pm

Some good looking work there, Blake!
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