Patrick Hagelstein Oh Daniel..... You're a very brave man! I have this kit as well and I will only use the decals as I considered the kit just a collection of plastic lumps. But wow, you're putting a lot of effort in and from what I can see, it starts to pay off. Keep the good work up and I will support you in spirit!
Daniel K @Stefan, thank you for visiting the project and for the link(awesome pictures) . @Patrick, you are right. The kit itself is not really worth it, getting it for the declas is the way to go. I will probably build a larger scale version with resin upgrades someday as this is a very good looking aircraft.
Daniel K Ok so this is what I would call the budget line of Star Wars model kits. Its not bad per se, but requires some patience to assemble. Parts are warped, the engine nacelle shell is undersized. I have dry fitted the whole thing, clipped all of the pegs and sanded everything flat for a better fit. I have painted the cockpit section as a separate unit and have glued it into place. I have left the light/and sound effects intact. The light-up engine actually looks cool.
9. March, 07:33
Roman Modelar "budget line" is a polite statement for Revell SW kits btw, any pictures ?
Torsten Wendt Made a comment at the project, again, the first one looks great
11. June, 08:56
JD Someday when my skills have improved enough, maybe after my current project (which is kicking my butt) I will attempt some of my Ma.k.'s
I admire the scratch building and the mold making...
11. June, 18:38
Daniel K Thank you, @JD. This kit, albeit very basic, could be a good stepping stone into the Universe. The seam lines are pain though. The shapes and the "weight" is there, painting it is quick and fun.