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Re: Revell U-wing

Post by PixelMagic » October 4th, 2016, 6:21 am

Ok, here are the lines I filled and new ones I scribed. The blue lines are the newly scribed lines, and the red are the lines already on the kit that I filled. I had never scribed panel lines before, so I was nervous. However, it actually wasn't too bad at all.

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And without the graphic lines...

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Re: Revell U-wing

Post by sci-fi-bldr » October 4th, 2016, 7:28 am

I'm really starting to like this vehicle...... :D

Can't wait to see more.......

Just curious...does anyone know how many troops it will hold?

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Re: Revell U-wing

Post by Unreality » October 4th, 2016, 2:03 pm

Damn that looks fantastic. I guess I have some work cut out for me. What did you use for references?
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Re: Revell U-wing

Post by Unreality » October 4th, 2016, 2:03 pm

sci-fi-bldr wrote:I'm really starting to like this vehicle...... :D

Can't wait to see more.......

Just curious...does anyone know how many troops it will hold?
I'm pretty sure all of those interior shots where Jyn says "May the Force be with you", and where Bistan is shooting the gun are all inside this vehicle. I would guess 16 troops.
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Re: Revell U-wing

Post by nicholassagan » October 4th, 2016, 4:59 pm

Unreality wrote:I would guess 16 troops.
I'm thinking more like 12 plus pilot/co-pilot. If that even...

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Re: Revell U-wing

Post by PixelMagic » October 4th, 2016, 6:10 pm

Unreality wrote:Damn that looks fantastic. I guess I have some work cut out for me. What did you use for references?
Mostly the turntable of this digital asset from ILM...

https://youtu.be/p8ExkYS_Uog?t=1m38s

If I was unsure of details, I would check the Hasbro U-Wing to see if they matched up. If they did, I was fairly certain it was accurate. This kit will never be 100% accurate, so I just got it as far as I could...

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Re: Revell U-wing

Post by blakeh1 » October 4th, 2016, 8:03 pm

The Hasboro one actually looks pretty good apart from the way oversized cockpit which only barely holds one 3/4" figure

I wonder what scale that works out to? maybe 1/48? Might be worth modding one

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Re: Revell U-wing

Post by PixelMagic » October 4th, 2016, 8:28 pm

The Hasbro wings are also way too short.

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Re: Revell U-wing

Post by Unreality » October 4th, 2016, 8:41 pm

Yeah, and doesn't this one have that ridiculous NERF blaster on the underside. Ugh. Might as well recast the whole thing at that point.
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Re: Revell U-wing

Post by Jason Abbadon » October 4th, 2016, 8:48 pm

This looks like a great kit to modify into a bounty hunter's ship- that underslung compartment would be perfect for shackled prisoners, a speeder bike and maybe a jukebox...

I actually think the vertical wings from the V-Wing would work here: they move, so they could sit where the U-Wing's extended wings and engines meet- giving more atmospheric control and folding horizontal for landing.

Like the best SW designs, this inspires variants!

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