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opinions on bandai's star wars line

Post by johnwaljr » May 21st, 2015, 3:38 am

Hi every one, sorry it's been awhile since I posted anything, "real" life issues kind of put things on hiatus for a time :cry: . anyway what's the consensus on the Bandai star wars line ? from what I've seen their 1/72 is good, but how does it stack up against fine molds? Just wanted to get everyone's input before I put an order into hlj. thanks :)

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Post by dano985 » May 21st, 2015, 1:30 pm

I Like the FM 1-72 X-wing better. But, other than that I am loving Bandai's line so far!

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Post by Stefan Hacker » May 21st, 2015, 3:41 pm

I started the 1:48 X-Wing and i can only say those kits are awesome!

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Post by IG-58 » May 21st, 2015, 7:12 pm

I'm working on R5-D4. Really like the little fellow! Superbly engineered kit. Additionally, with the droids the joints people gripe about are not an issue.
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Post by nicholassagan » May 21st, 2015, 10:04 pm

I have the droids on the way and am pretty excited. The AT-ST is coming up REAL soon though...everything I've heard is that they're great. I had the X-Wing in my stash for a hot minute but didn't really like the huge panel lines, which I've seen are far worse on the 1/48...

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Post by Unreality » May 22nd, 2015, 3:53 am

The AT-ST is seriously the greatest kit I've ever built. The TIE Fighter looks fantastic, and I can't wait to get the Snowspeeder and Y-wing (plus the AT-AT and Star Destroyer...you hear me Bandai. You better release those.)

Oh, and I love Bandai's B-wing too......ok that was wishful thinking. (Are you reading this yet Bandai??)
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Post by TCSloan » May 22nd, 2015, 12:46 pm

Cant comment about the 72nd stuff,but Ive already built their Vader,3PO ,droids,and Im working on 3 ATSTs and the 48th scale Xwing..love em all! great details,engineering..only thing I dont like is their instructions.

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Post by dupes » May 24th, 2015, 2:41 am

Is the AT-ST the only kit that has problems with enamel wash products? That part has me a bit scared, as I use those on Just about everything I build.
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Post by Unreality » May 24th, 2015, 3:24 am

dupes wrote:Is the AT-ST the only kit that has problems with enamel wash products? That part has me a bit scared, as I use those on Just about everything I build.
I had no problem with enamel washes. Granted, everything I did/am doing was primed and painted first.
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