Is the smaller AT-AT in front of the Snap-Kit the older Kit which was originally issued by Airfix? I wonder if the other new Revell Star Wars kits are larger too. Good work, thundergod!
Managed to get a look at some of the other kits in the range .( Isn't it terrible how people open kits in the shops with no intention of buying ? Another cough ! )
1) The Falcon is about 2/3rds the size of the old kit , nowhere near as detailed , but has a rudimentary paint finish with o.k weathering effects .
2) The X-Wing is VERY small , similar in size to the old ( smaller ,snap fit) AMT kit , with a pretty poor paint job .
3) The Imperial Shuttle , again , is about 2/3rds the size of the old kit , but seems on 1st appearance , a nice kit with minimal paint effects .
4) Snowspeeder , didn't get much of a look at this model , but it looks similar in size and detail to the Micromachine "Action Fleet" model from a few years back .
I did pick up the "Revenge of the Sith "kits at heavily discounted prices and they are excellent ! The A.R.C Fighter and the Jedi Starfighter are belting kits , snap fit again , but featuring good detail and nice paint jobs .( I did buy the Republic Star Destroyer on it's release a couple of years ago and this is a "proper" kit , glue needed and no pre-painting ! And excellent it is too .)
Generally , these ( original movie) kits are NOT as good as the old AMT/AIRFIX/ERTL kits , but , they are aimed at TODAYS kids , with shorter attention spans etc, but they are brilliant introductions into the world of model making and as such are to be applauded . Unfortunately , the fact that they are turning up heavily discounted , would indicate that the sales are not great . The good side of that though , is that we older modellers can snap them up for next to nothing . I intend to do so and hoard them away for a rainy day as even if you don't want to make a "super-accurate" model , they are good for a relaxing "Father and Son " project to go on the little lads shelf .:thumbup: