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  1. Richard Baker's Avatar
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    Oct 21, 2016, 10:28 AM - New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #1

    https://www.facebook.com/Zvezda.Mode...289672/?type=3
    (sorry for the Facebook link- only one I can find)

    60cm long and well detailed.
    They announced this kit several months ago and then we heard nothing until now. It appears to be an ISDII (TESB) version. The only real good parts images are of the Bridge and it looks like they did an excellent job with this.

    Bandai had better get busy- the options for a good sized ISD kit are getting better and better.
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    Oct 21, 2016, 10:47 AM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #2

    This is fairly exciting. That works out to about 23 inches, which is a descent size. December 2016 release is also promising.
  3. Gone but not forgotten.
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    Oct 21, 2016, 11:21 AM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #3

    Wow, it looks great and is definitely not the wonky Rebels cartoon version they showed earlier.

    23.6 inches.....Nice!

    Box art posted by geck over on SSM.

    https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1015...star-destroyer
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    Oct 21, 2016, 11:54 AM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #4

    Wow that looks great. But these pics look like computer renderings not actual parts, let's hope it's indicative of how the final kit will look.
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    Oct 21, 2016, 11:56 AM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #5

    Getting very excited for this one. Hopes are definately up! Is EBay the only place to get zvesda sci-fi kits?

    Chris
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    Oct 21, 2016, 12:08 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #6

    Does anyone have knowledge about the general quality of their model kits? I have seen that line in hobby stores and online but always assumed that the quality of their kits wasn't the greatest
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    Oct 21, 2016, 1:21 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #7

    dkaniel said: View Post
    Does anyone have knowledge about the general quality of their model kits? I have seen that line in hobby stores and online but always assumed that the quality of their kits wasn't the greatest
    Zvesda makes some pretty good models as of late. Their Flanker series are quite good.

    Chris
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    Oct 21, 2016, 1:54 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #8

    The shot of the sprue is real. It even has flash on it. Molds are probably not production ready yet. The sprue attachment points are very Bandai like, very small!
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    Oct 21, 2016, 2:01 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #9

    Dang, this just about gives me wood!

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    Oct 21, 2016, 2:14 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #10

    I will most likely be getting at least two.

    TazMan2000
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    Oct 21, 2016, 2:41 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #11

    Robiwon said: View Post
    The shot of the sprue is real. It even has flash on it. Molds are probably not production ready yet. The sprue attachment points are very Bandai like, very small!
    Damn you're right, there's even a part removed. This really looks good.
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    Oct 21, 2016, 3:17 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #12

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    The panel lines seem just right. Raised detail on the hull and conning tower not overdone. I hope the hull edges are thin and detailed.

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    Oct 21, 2016, 3:21 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #13

    That sure is going to be the definitive Star Destroyer

    Now the question is how much is it going to be?

    If 150 or under it is doable. More than that and I'll be stuck with the Revell
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    Oct 21, 2016, 3:48 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #14

    The question is, where will we be able to buy these from?
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    Oct 21, 2016, 4:03 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #15

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    Oct 21, 2016, 4:05 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #16

    dkaniel said: View Post
    Does anyone have knowledge about the general quality of their model kits? I have seen that line in hobby stores and online but always assumed that the quality of their kits wasn't the greatest
    I recently built a 747-8 that they offer and the quality was very good. The fit was damn near perfect and the level of detail was very nice. I have a 2nd one still in it's box for a future build. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up this star destroyer when it's available.

    **edit

    This thing looks awesome... Some fiber optics in this would kick it up and some scratch building and addition of details would just knock it out of the park. Can't wait!!
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    Oct 21, 2016, 4:07 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #17

    This is good news. I have some of the newer Zvezda releases (1/72 Su-27SM, 1/35 Panther D) and they are really good, molding is great and they have a lot of detail. Also accuracy-wise they are great. I'm really hoping the SD will be to the same standard!

    PS: Wow, the new pictures make me smile!
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    Oct 21, 2016, 4:48 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #18

    Revell who?
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    Oct 21, 2016, 4:48 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #19

    I think i've built at least one of their kits and it was surprisingly nice for the price even though it was a very simple tank.
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    Oct 21, 2016, 5:14 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #20

    Those new pics look so sweet. It's good to see the hull will be multiple parts. Just wondering if it will be 4 hull parts or 6.

    Given that the last commercially available Star Destroyer was the MPC kit this one is a definite winner and it's good to see this ship is now getting the attention it's due. Not only is there this kit but Revell will be releasing their kit soon and hopefully Bandai will be releasing theirs soon as well.
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    Oct 21, 2016, 5:37 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #21

    Bandai's is just vaporware until there is any confirmation from them. I'm looking forward to this one in Dec.
  22. Gone but not forgotten.
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    Oct 21, 2016, 5:54 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #22

    I'm going to give this two, yes TWO, Giggity Giggity's!!!

    I wonder if that huge X is an internal brace?
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    Oct 21, 2016, 6:06 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #23

    I almost literally can't believe it. This looks very promising! Zvezda's POTC Black Pearl is excellent, too. Got mine from Ukraine. If licensing stuff keeps this out of the US, I think we'll still be able to get the SD. And this is a nice size, too -- I don't know how I'd deal with the 4 foot SD that people have said they want!
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    Oct 21, 2016, 6:40 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #24

    Robiwon said: View Post
    I'm going to give this two, yes TWO, Giggity Giggity's!!!

    I wonder if that huge X is an internal brace?
    Looks like that and the bone shaped piece are part of the stand.
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    Oct 21, 2016, 7:07 PM - Re: New Zvezda Star Destroyer Model kit #25

    It only took about 40 years but it looks like we are finally getting a good kit of this iconic ship. I really hope Zvezda can make the Dec release date estimate.

    Chris

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