1/24 Scale "A"ngel Wing Fighter

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Watson, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dakota_in_the_sky over at the SSM sent me this wonderful kit he had commissioned. My first impressions out of the box are that it is a very simple, yet very well cast little kit. No bubbles that I could find, nice crisp detail and the two halves of the fuselage, with no cleaning up, match together perfectly.

    This thing will look awesome next to my X-Wing. The only thing I think could be done better is casting the engines, cockpit bucket and instruments in clear resin to allow lighting. Other than that I can't say a bad thing about it, and I believe this kit is well worth your time.

    NOW ONTO THE PICS.....

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  2. Viceland

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    Glad to see these are shipping, I'll be keeping an eye on my mailbox.

    Can you post a pic of the canopy or fuselage next to one of your SS X-Wings?
     
  3. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Viceland @ Jun 19 2006, 08:10 PM) [snapback]1264256[/snapback]</div>
    Yeah I can pull the X-Wing down really quick.

    Pics Inc.
     
  4. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Awesome.
    I can't wait to see what you do with it,

    Lynn
     
  5. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here is a comparison to my X-Wing

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  6. imaginager

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    Nice. Nice. Nice.
     
  7. Treadwell

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    Looks nice.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but that isn't studio scale, though. SS was bigger.
     
  8. swpropmaker

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    Far from Studio Scale. It's in scale with other Studio Scale ships ie 1/24 Xwing so this thread might be better suited for the general modeling forum. Looks like a great model but not the 15 inches wide, 23.6 inches long and 8.6 inches tall needed to be considered studio scale. The SS A wing was gigantic.

    Looks like a clean casting and a great job but my 2 cents itÂ’s not studio scale.

    Steve
     
  9. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would like to get one, do you have the seller's contact information?
    Thanks
    Steve
     
  10. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(swpropmaker @ Jun 20 2006, 12:08 AM) [snapback]1264358[/snapback]</div>
    Quite right Steve :p I adjusted the title to Not Quite Studio Scale, LOL Just so everyone knows, I am not pushing this kit, and I am not selling it personally, I just think it is a really neat, simple kit that will match perfectly with my X-Wing and should be a BREEZE to build.

    G

    P.S. PM if you want this guys email
     
  11. Less than Super Ostrich

    Less than Super Ostrich Well-Known Member

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    It's an Alfred Wong creation, correct?
     
  12. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Less than Super Ostrich @ Jun 20 2006, 01:40 PM) [snapback]1264597[/snapback]</div>
    Correct
     
  13. Lynn TXP 0369

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Jades Dark Heart @ Jun 20 2006, 02:41 PM) [snapback]1264598[/snapback]</div>
    Correct
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    So this one is different the A-wing SMT did a few years ago?
    I thought the SMT was based off of and the same size as the Ertl kit.

    Lynn
     
  14. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Lynn TXP 0369 @ Jun 20 2006, 04:39 PM) [snapback]1264695[/snapback]</div>
    Correct
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    So this one is different the A-wing SMT did a few years ago?
    I thought the SMT was based off of and the same size as the Ertl kit.

    Lynn
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    Yes this is a brand new model, NOT the same as the SMT. The SMT was 1/48 I believe.

    JDH
     
  15. Krachenvogel

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    What's the overall length on the A wing model, JDH? The 'actual' size of the A wing is often disputed, and I was curious what the size of this kit was.
     
  16. imaginager

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  17. belleauwood

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    I think the original "studio scale" scaled out to 1/12, so this would be about 1/2 scale of the studio. Looks to be about the same size as the hasbro(ken) toy from the POTF line.


    Nice kit and what looks like nice clean castings though. A heck of a lot easier to clean up than the raised panel lines that are on the toy, though most of the general shape of the toy was spot on. (I know, I have one "in a box" that I've been working on off and on for awhile, seeing this makes me want to take it out of the box and start it up again . . .)


    JDH, post some buildup pics when you get 'er done.


    Ryan
     
  18. Refit1701

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    Nice pics. I've been in line for one of those for a month or more. I can hardly wait to hear from him.
     
  19. Jestefarean

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    got one...and got to say the casting is super...
     
  20. Mechamaniac

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    Oooh, I always liked the A wing. By far my favorite SW fighter.
     
  21. Watson

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    Took some new pics of the assembly last night but did not upload them yet. Will do that tonight.

    JDH
     
  22. 12Rogues

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  23. Watson

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    <div class='quotetop'>(12Rogues @ Jul 12 2006, 09:27 AM) [snapback]1279273[/snapback]</div>
    Pilot in the A-Wing model always looked huge to me. Having said that, Alfred Wong does tend to take liberties with his models but in this case his cockpit does seem to look better to me.

    JDH
     
  24. REL

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    Looks perfect. Very clean casting.
     
  25. falcondesigns

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    Beautiful castings and engineering,like a plastic model kit,Well Done...Alexander
     

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