REALLY Fine Molds....REALLY!

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  1. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This is just stupid IMHO

    1/72 Naboo Starfighter | HobbyLink Japan

    Why would you waste time on the Naboo Starfighter. This just reeks of someone at LFL strong arming them to do this ship with the re-release of EP I.
     
  2. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Boo or Boo-urns?

    BOOOO
     
  3. CessnaDriver

    CessnaDriver Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A chromed royal cruiser would have been a better decision.
     
  4. Aztek Dummy

    Aztek Dummy Well-Known Member

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    and why would you not make that big piece in chrome?
     
  5. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WHY is definately the question of the day.......sigh
     
  6. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    I'd rather have a:

    Shuttle Tydirium/Vader's or the Emperor's shuttle
    AT-AT
    AT-ST
    B-Wing

    Before a Naboo Star Fighter.
     
  7. DS Operative

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    Agree with:

    Shuttle Tydirium/Vader's or the Emperor's shuttle
    B-Wing

    And I raise you...

    Darth Vader/Advanced Tie Fighter
     
  8. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    RIGHT... I knew I was forgetting something.
     
  9. Blackbirdcd

    Blackbirdcd Well-Known Member

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    Clearly they've run out of fun ships to produce and are just filling boxes by revisiting old designs. Everything else in the Star Wars universe has been tackled. Try this... again... but smaller.
     
  10. tek2graphics

    tek2graphics Well-Known Member

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    Shuttle Tydirium!! Really!!!
     
  11. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    It's because TPM is in the theater right now. It's the ship that was used in all the advertising so it makes sense. Do I want one though? No.

    Hopefully when AOTC come out we get a Republic Gunship. Most likely we will get a reissued Jedi Starfighter...
     
  12. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    You guys are forgetting, kids dont care. they see the movie and they will want anything from it.
     
  13. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    How many kids buy a Fine Molds model?
     
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  14. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    i bought one for my nephew, whos 12 and wants to build something'
     
  15. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Womp. Womp, Womp Lol.
     
  16. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    TIE bomber? 1/48 Y-Wing? A nicely detailed 1/48 Naboo fighter would be welcome, but I wouldn't pay Finemolds prices for it.
     
  17. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    A sad design of a model, from a sadly designed, sad film, that i still to this day try to burn away the images in my head.
    Surely the chief whip at FM realises a walker, or scaled ISD would work.

    Lee
     
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  18. tek2graphics

    tek2graphics Well-Known Member

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    LOL thats funny!!

     
  19. Dedalus5550

    Dedalus5550 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Even worse--how often do you even get to pay Fine Molds' prices in the U.S?
     
  20. Dedalus5550

    Dedalus5550 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There is always going to be some market, sure enough. But for me, there's a whole range of subjects that I don't even want, but I'd want them before the Naboo fighter.
     
  21. Nwerke

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    Gawd, you'd need a microscope just to see it.

    It's a meh design. We'd probably not hate it if it came from some franchise that hadn't previously had such wonderful designs.
     
  22. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dang, you have a lucky nephew! When he wants to drive something in 4 years, I'd love to see what you buy him!

    :cool

     
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  23. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    I'm sure there are plenty of EU ships that could be turned into kits as opposed to this sickly specimen of a ship.
     
  24. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I know it's never going to happen, but I don't see why they can't tool a 1/350th Blockade Runner, price it for 25,000¥, and sell it all the live long day.

    Double dip, Hasegawa style, with some alternate sprues and release it as the ROTJ version.

    Then, they can triple dip and offer it as that stupid Ep.III bastardized version.

    Boom, Yummy!
     
  25. Nwerke

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    Aaaaaand Jason nails it. Or a Sandcrawler. Or an Executor. We could list stuff all day.

    Geeze I hate that thing from Ep. III. It's not Leia's ship. As long as I live, I'll never cease to bore the crap out of people by pointing out that you can't rebuild it into Leia's ship.

    Not one square millimetre of the hull is the same shape. Someone will inevitably dive in here citing real-world rebuilds where warships have been cut in half and lengthened but in this case you would have to literally saw it apart along every possible datum line and then reshape the hull plating to fit new bulkheads and frames, to boot. It's got OVAL cross-sections! (And why would you WANT the Blockade Runner to once have been fitted out with pimp lights anyway?!) :lol

    According to Cinefex the FX team thought they were designing a homage to SW. A ship from the same shipyard, in the service of the same planet, with a similar design. They didn't expect the marketing team to eagerly take it up and promote it as being the ACTUAL Tantive IV.

    Stupid miscalculation. Should have been the obvious risk.

    End rant. :)
     
  26. NakedMoleRat

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    Jake Lloyd would probably get one.....oh wait, he hates Star Wars now!
     
  27. 3d-builder

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    I am not a huge fine molds fan any way ........to many parts and I am
    very lazy when it comes to building models. I opened up the 1/48 Snow speeder and then closed the top, thing is tiny with way to many parts I got scared. So i opened up the old MPC one and felt much more comfortable.:lol

    We all think because we are all here that Sci/fi is huge but
    it's tiny compared to cars, armor, planes...... that makes
    getting the subject matter you might want more difficult
    if not impossible.But hey you never know.....keep complaining
    maybe someone is listening?You guys always list things you
    want and it never works, so maybe you should list things
    you don't want and maybe you will get the subjects you desire.:lol
    Like maybe ask for a Gungan sub and you will get a really
    cool SSD or a Sand Crawler or a Tyderium Shutle!:lol That
    might be the key because this is not working......you got
    a Naboo fighter.:lol:thumbsdown
     
  28. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Nwereke, could you please tell us how you really feel without beating around the bush?????


    :lol
     
  29. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Yeah i dont have my own kids so i spoil them, built Callaway race cars for years, so theres probably going to be some mods to a vette.

    Al
     
  30. astroboy

    astroboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'd love to see Jabba's sail barge because the diorama opportunities would be awesome
     
  31. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is all kinds of awesome.

     
  32. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Oh Snap Al! that is cool while I was in the ARMY I sent my portfolio to the Art Center college of design in Pasadena to study transportataion design I was accepted it was 1987 and I drove to Cali from Alaska with my wife and Dog "Trooper" and knew no one there and school was $25,000 a year there, my financial aid was not done so having no job or a place to stay the cash was running out so we had to abort mission and head back east. I found out Chip Foose studied there the same time I was supposed to:cry.
     
  33. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here is the thing I realize the Japanese modeling community is huge, but there are so many other awesome ships.

    Hell if it HAD to be an EP I ship why not the Maul's Sith Infiltrator. At least that had some kind of character and coolness associated with it.

    You know what this means right? Next we will get the droid fighter to go with it........SIGH

    This is just terribly disappointing.
     
  34. darthviper107

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    I actually wouldn't mind a Fine Molds Gungan Sub, so maybe we'll actually get one since people keep asking for SSD, Sand Crawler, and Tyderium Shuttle lol
     
  35. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Gungan sub would have been better than this. It's so ...... lame :(
     
  36. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i wish they would make a little larger models myself, they make nice stuff, just to small for me.
     
  37. Jedi Dade

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    Its the "hero" ship from EPI int he theaers now...

    Its the one they had to do.

    as for choice... the AMT version is not all that bad so why would I go here?

    I really like the fine molds stuff its very nice - with the obvious screw-ups so my beloved falcon aside - they make great models.

    But I ain't gettin' this one until I see it REALLY cheap.

    Jedi Dade
     
  38. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    You are so right I bought the Jedi starfighter with the Hyperdrive ring, opened it, examined it and put it up on Ebay Lol don't get me wrong the kit is super detailed for the size but if I have to use tweezers for such tiny parts I had to pass.
     
  39. Too Much Garlic

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    No, they should keep making 1/72nd scale kits.

    Doesn't mean they can't do other scales too, just as long as they continue the 1/72nd scale.
     
  40. ZOMBIEREPELLENT

    ZOMBIEREPELLENT Sr Member

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    I'd buy one if it were bigger. I got out of collecting micro machines years ago.
     
  41. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    exaaactly LMAO


    --for me-- 1/72 is worth less, why should i go through all that work for such an insugnificant size. i want something i can super detail out and weather...maybe add lights. i want something i can reqly work on with my hands and not tweezers like ray22 said.
    nothing against any one who enjoys that scale...it's just not for me, im use to playing with bigger things.....well...ya know what i mean :lol
     
  42. Mr Walker

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    Bring on a B-wing or a nicely detailed AT-ST.

    This ship is just so visually uninteresting!
     
  43. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    This ship is one of the few things I really like about TPM, but 1/72? That's insane. I've eaten corn flakes bigger than that.
     
  44. Mr Walker

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    I believe 1/72 is the preferred scale in Japan. Space issues.
     
  45. Timmythekid

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    Maybe this is a bit off topic, but it puzzles me as to why with all the focus on limited appeal ships like the stupid N1 there aint a decent official ISD from ANYONE. It's like a giant conspiracy - no Fine Molds, no Revel; only that crappy 1980 MPC ISD-like object. Even EFX, weren't they doing a replica of Devestator? That seems to have vanished too. What is it with the ISD that no liscensed manufacturer has done decent one?
     
  46. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This one?

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  47. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Yeah you don't see to many studio scale modelers that come out of Japan, had a buddy that lived there for 9 years and he said the apts were really cramped.
     
  48. DAVIDYR1

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    This was my first model build with my kids...and they loved it.

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    I'm certainly no pro builder like you guys here, but my girls love Star Wars and to them 'whatever' ship is great ...as long as it's from SW, and has something to do with hair clippies...:lol

    BTW, this model was a gift from two of the coolest peeps on the RPF...:thumbsup

    David
     
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  49. 3d-builder

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    Cute pic start them young!:lol

    I have this kit that's the die-cast one right?
    They look pretty happy I doubt there worried about
    what kind of car they are going to get! :lol:thumbsup
     
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  50. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    absolutely wonderful :thumbsup i have no kids myself, but those moments MUST be wonderful memories.
     

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