CC X-Wing Returns!

Ivanhotep

Well-Known Member
Looks like someone has bought the molds and masters from Scott and has plans to reissue the kit.

If you've thought about picking one up, you may want to hold off a bit and see if the reissue prices are better than ebay.

OTOH, I hope this doesn't run afoul of MR, which surely has plans to sell an X-Wing replica somewhere down the line.

More (not MUCH more) here:
http://p197.ezboard.com/fatomiccityfrm3.showMessage?topicID=40.topic
 

morpheus13

Well-Known Member
If any of you are on the fence, dont be! Mike is amazing to deal with, keeps great email contact ussually within minutes and is an all around great guy. While I never owned a CC kit I cannot compare the two, but regardless the quality of the kit is top notch. Even my wife was amazed by Mike's casting ability. Minimal cleanup if any is required. Im really just floored by the speed of this transaction and the product in general. I simply couldnt be happier.
 

Ivanhotep

Well-Known Member
How clean are the castings of the "lugs" at the read end of the lasers? My CC versions had more problems there than anywhere else (but the CC casting was overall very clean).
 

Treadwell

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I don't have either version of the CC kit but I do have the source kit for those parts (M8 Ammunition Carrier wheels) and I can tell ya they tend to be pretty nasty right out of the box. It seems Tamiya's mold was breaking down (even in the 70s); I was hard pressed to get four decent-looking wheels out of the 20 or so that come with the kit. CC might've had worse luck with his donor kit.
 

morpheus13

Well-Known Member
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Im going through the kit now. I will take some pics and post later today. So far, everything is very clean. The cannon bodies have a slight line where the mold wasnt sitting perfectly but I believe this part sits against the wing. It really doent matter as the line can be easily cleaned up. That is the worst thing Ive found so far; a hairline mold slip line.
 

STEVE THE SWEDE

Sr Member
I just got a copy of this new kit that I have been comisioned to build for a board member. Let me just tell you, IT ROCKS!

The new kit is just as sharp and crisp as the old CC kits, I have one of those so I was able to compare them. The old CC kits are great, don't get me wrong, but these new ones are even better! According to Mike more parts (that didn't use to be) are being pressure cast then before. He didn't need to tell me that though, you can tell just looking at the parts! Hardly any bubbles at all.

This is without doubt one of the best resin kits I ever seen, don't miss out!

Steve.
 

spinner 44

Well-Known Member
Steve,
How about the detail panel behind R2? That's the one that had more bubbles on my CC X-wing because is so full of tiny details...

Sergio
 

star-art

Sr Member
The R2 strip looks absolutely perfect to me -- the only way you could do better is build one from scratch using the original donor parts!

Hope that helps. . .
 

spinner 44

Well-Known Member
That helped indeed... I was thinking of buying another X-wing hope that I can buy the extra stripe too (too much filling on the other!)

Thanks star-art!
 

Akanah

New Member
This makes me so incredibly happy, because I missed out on CC initial offering, so this is awsome for me!
 
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