Revell Landspeeder

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Revell Landspeeder

Post by Thundergod » January 3rd, 2015, 10:26 pm

I picked up the Revell Landspeeder recently , as I found it for a good price at a local discount shop . Although I'm generally a fan of the Revell kits , the RRP of about £25 was a little steep , so when I saw it for £9.99 I had to snap it up ! Though not perfect , the model is a pretty good representation of one of the studio miniatures ( the full size "prop" has a slightly different profile than the models ) and with a little work good results can be achieved . I've kept the majority of the studio paint on the bodywork , as the actual colour is pretty close and the darker striping would be a bit of a pain to mask etc . ( Lazy , I know , but my airbrush is currently out of commission so I'd have to paint it by hand or find a matching colour in a spray can !) And before anyone points it out , I know the stripe ISN'T 100% screen accurate ( the stripe on the miniatures and 1/1 car is slightly off-centre ) , but them's the breaks ! I've added detail to the exposed engine and will add more accurate detail to the cockpit/dashboard . I should really have done this before cementing the body halves together , but I got a little ahead of myself ( you know how it is , the one thing I've never learnt in 40 years of model making is patience ) . I "matted down" the paintwork with a flat varnish and begun to add weathering and damage with pastel chalk washes and acrylic filters .
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I've also added Milliput upholstery to the seats and the damage to the front end .

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Re: Revell Landspeeder

Post by Scott Girvan » January 3rd, 2015, 11:15 pm

Looks cool. Nice job on the nose end damage.

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Re: Revell Landspeeder

Post by Jaitea » January 4th, 2015, 1:55 am

Brilliant paintwork,....love it

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Re: Revell Landspeeder

Post by TCSloan » January 4th, 2015, 2:31 am

looks good to me..how big is this sucker?

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Re: Revell Landspeeder

Post by dupes » January 4th, 2015, 4:41 am

Same question...I've never seen this kit before. Any idea what scale it is?
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Re: Revell Landspeeder

Post by Thundergod » January 4th, 2015, 9:06 pm

The scale is a bit of a head-scratcher with this one , as the packaging quotes it as 1/14 ( I think , the box has long gone with all the Christmas packaging !) , but going from the size of the figures included ( Luke and Threepio ,I opted not to use them , but they're not TOO bad ) and the general length of the model ( 9 1/2 inches ) I'd guess at closer to 1/24th .

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Re: Revell Landspeeder

Post by blakeh1 » January 5th, 2015, 4:07 pm

Weathering and damage looks perfect
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Re: Revell Landspeeder

Post by TCSloan » January 7th, 2015, 9:27 pm

This is it right? HLJ states its 1/14 scale..wonder if the Hasbro 6" would work with this?
http://www.hlj.com/product/REV06676/Sci

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Re: Revell Landspeeder

Post by nicholassagan » January 7th, 2015, 9:35 pm

No, it's really 1/24...

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Re: Revell Landspeeder

Post by TCSloan » January 7th, 2015, 10:19 pm

ahh fooey.. guess they decided to make it the same scale as all the SW 1/24 figures :geek:

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