Starbase101 Nice review and compelled me to finally go buy the kit after also reading its detailing being better than the larger Zvezda kit, and pre-drilled holes yet too!
7. August, 17:24
Christopher J That is if you can find the lighted version, don't have the standard but am almost certain that it does not come with the pre-drilled holes.
7. August, 18:01
Starbase101 There are plenty of the lighted versions available for sale online. Thanks for the video.
7. August, 18:58
Starbase101 Mine arrived today - it's funny (or not) that the model is smaller than the old MPC kit from the '70s, yet packaged in a box more than twice the size giving an impression of a large kit like the Zvezda but in reality is the smallest Star Destroyer in my collection. The pre-drilled holes are fantastic, though!
13. August, 21:11
Christopher J Oh yeah that is one of the best aspects as it significantly simplifies the assembly process for lighting this thing up.
Cody Kwok It turns out there are two ways to light the kit, the default way where you just have the light ooze out of the holes from the LEDs, and the traditional and more labor intensive one where you use fiber optics (not included). The optimization they've done for you is they included some clear parts where you can stick the FO in. The included booklet by Model Graphix has a SBS guide (english/japanese) of how to do this. The booklet didn't do a good job of differentiating the final outcome (it doesn't want to say the original way is bad of course), but I think FO is by far the better option. But tons more work so back to the stash it did.
7. October 2019, 18:16
Treehugger Ooh, what is this? I would guess a 30-35 cm long model.
4. May 2019, 13:55
Roger Lustenberger True. But if it would be twice as big, then it would be worth the size! And impressiv imo
4. May 2019, 18:16
Treehugger These Bandai Star Wars models are nicely detailed.
Demigod Word on the street is there will be the lighted premium version and a cheaper version without the lighting kit.
5. May 2019, 09:56
Jdalianis @ Demigod: Yes the lighted version is about 50% more than the unlighted one. The lighted one is supposed to include a special booklet and have clear parts (duh!).
If Bandai had done this a year and a half ago I would have grabbed one. As it is I spent a lot of time super detailing and lighting the Revell kit (which is slightly bigger than Banadai's) and then I bought the Zvezda with all the Resin and PE aftermarket items along with a lighting kit. The Zvezda is almost twice the size of Bandai. I love Bandai and have all their smaller Star Wars kits but this came too late for me. I will pass.
7. May 2019, 05:21
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