Hobbyist Forums banner
  • If you've ever been interested in the history of Zee Toys or Maisto over the course of the 80s, 90s and into the modern day, you should come over to the Hobbytalk Ask Me Anything with Chepp going live on Tuesday, September 21st and running until Thursday, September 23rd. Don't miss out! You can ask your questions here!
1 - 20 of 25 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
There's clearly a lot of Star Trek builders here, just wondering if anyone enjoys building Star Wars kits?

I've been digging up my old builds from before I went to college (the first time), and most of them are pretty, well, amateur-ish. The B-Wing that I once thought looked good is going to be replaced once ERTL/RC2 releases their new stuff.

So anyone else?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
723 Posts
I started on Star Wars kits.. I have an old Falcon and X-Wing back home (in canada), and sicne i moved here I have an AMT, and Fine Molds X-Wing, Finmolds TIE & TIE Interceptor, have an AT-AT waiting, Falcon waiting, snowspeeder done (going to redo) and a vader TIE to redo.

Also looking at getting a CC X-Wing too...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,695 Posts
I'm one too. I got Slave 1,Jabb's Thone Room, Hoth,Cantana, Falcon Cutaway, Deathstar,Tie Fighters,Episode Droid Fighters, and a few more I don't remember now.

Hope to get X-Wing when AMT puts out again.
 

·
Starship Class
Joined
·
12,120 Posts
I'm an SW model fan. I've built a few over the years and plan on rebuilding my old original X-Wing from when I was 16 or 17 (still have the parts). I also have quite a few in storage that I'll be building before too long. Most of them I got at huge discounts the last time they were released.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,046 Posts
I have a Falcon that is 80% completed for my son. And a Tie Intercepter I did about 6 years ago. If they ever rereleased the original non cutaway falcon again I would probably get more, even with all the inaccuracies.
 

·
Cautiously Optimistic
Joined
·
5,016 Posts
"It's a good bet the Empire knows we're here..."

I picked up this Probe Droid kit at a model swap meet a year or so ago. I have no idea who the manufacturer is, but after much sanding, puttying and detailing, it yielded a nice model.

I keep threatening to scratch build an Imperial Crusier. One a these days...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,588 Posts
Used to in my teens, but almost none since. Did the vinyl Vader from ERTL and the Fine Molds TIE and X-Wing. Restored a Tydirium a few years ago. Surprised the hell outta me, my X-Wing took second in the spacecraft category at last year's Sci-Fan in Washington alongside far better craft modelers. Must be because the FineMolds is such a nice kit it's hard to go wrong with it.

I hope to get back into building SW kits next year. Have a Fine Molds Jedi Starfighter partly done, but not happy with the paint job - wnat to carefully strip it and repaint.
 

·
Cautiously Optimistic
Joined
·
5,016 Posts
Johnnyb1 said:
Hey Carson, I think your probe droid is an SMT model.
If you say so. Like I said, I got it at a swap meet, and there were no markings on the box. Is "SMT" still around?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
406 Posts
:confused: Star Wars models, Star Wars models................ where have I seen some other kits at ................:wave: Oh ya, now I remember, there all over in my basement in boxes!

I'm trying to get over to the local model masters (when he has the time for me to see him) and have him start on the new hangers for the SD. I'm going to try to push as much as I can for replacement parts for the SD.
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
Top