Looking for a Studio Scale or slightly lower scale SNOWSPEEDER KIT

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by pepperbone, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. pepperbone

    pepperbone Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So far I contacted NICE-N MODEL DESIGNS (a few months ago) but I never got a reply. Based on what I read, they're usually busy.
    I contacted NEXUS-MODELS (just a few days ago) and waiting for a reply. But, also based on what I read: he's pretty busy too.
    IMO, this is the best one I've seen so far.
    A while ago I saw EPIC-MODELS' 1/6th Speeder but it looks like that project was abandoned.

    Would anyone out there know of other places to look for a good kit?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. scotthothpatrol

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    Nice-n and Nexus are your two best bets. I don't know about Nexus but Steve at Nice-N can be tricky to get a hold of. I payed for the SS snowspeeder back in early July and I spoke to Steve a week ago and I should be getting it shortly. The delay seems to be due to hot weather unsuitable for poring up the molds.Steve seems to travel quite a bit. That has been my experience in trying to contact him. Best way is by phone or text you just have to keep trying.
     
  3. pepperbone

    pepperbone Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'll connect with Steve when I have a bit of free time and see where it goes.

    Thanks scotthothpatrol

     
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  4. Yorkie Fett

    Yorkie Fett Well-Known Member

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    Try Mike Salzo for a SS Speeder- I got mine from him (same kit as Nicen).

    Fantastic communications and service- top bloke!
     
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  5. mslz22

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    I cast the speeder kit for Steve, sometimes he lets me take a direct order for ease of transaction, but all the SS speeder kits are his.

    Yes our summer here was super hot and super humid. I am just now getting back to casting on Steves stuff.

    mike
     
  6. scotthothpatrol

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    Hi Mike good to here from you directly. on the Speeder kits, especially because I have one coming that I paid for in July. Do you have an ETA on that? I have really been looking forward to getting the kit. Thanks Scott
     
  7. pepperbone

    pepperbone Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sweet, thanks!
     
  8. pepperbone

    pepperbone Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Okay Mike, thanks!
    I'll connect with you in a few weeks when I get back in town. :thumbsup
     
  9. mslz22

    mslz22 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'll shoot for like 2 weeks, today has been the first day I was able to really cast since like July.


     
  10. scotthothpatrol

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    Thanks Mike "Great"
     
  11. mslz22

    mslz22 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ok guys, since I need to cast a couple for Steve as it is he asked me to go ahead and let anyone here who wants one direct PM me here and I will take a few for a very short run. Molds are up and running.
    mike
     
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    removed post
     
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  13. mslz22

    mslz22 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    no longer relevant
     
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  14. pepperbone

    pepperbone Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Will PM you shortly.
     
  15. akumazeto

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    Mike how far out are you?
     
  16. pepperbone

    pepperbone Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    For those interested, I received my kit from Mike.
    It's slightly rougher than expected, but I'm new to resin kits, so maybe this is standard.
    The model is a nice, big size, so it should be fun to clean-up and build.
    I'll likely model and print (or have printed) certain aspects of it for definition and extra details, and I plan on documenting every step of the build so I can share in a new thread. Not sure when I'll start - or how I'll be able to make time for it - but it'll come.
     
  17. akumazeto

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    Mine is aces whats rough?
     
  18. Jkirkon

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    I think what you are seeing is normal for resin. It ain’t like a styrene kit!

    Mike Salzo does excellent casting work. You’d be hard pressed to find better.
     
  19. pepperbone

    pepperbone Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Rough for me, an inexperienced resin modeler.
    Some chunky casting artifacts, and the bottom portion of the hull is warped slightly in the front. None of which I can't handle.

    In general, I'm extremely pleased. Thanks (again) Mike!
     
  20. pepperbone

    pepperbone Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yep, that's what I'm learning. :)
     
  21. scotthothpatrol

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    I got my speeder kit on Saturday. It is my first Salzo kit. Very impressed excellent casting.
     
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