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Offline Gadgetron_3000

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[Revell Millennium Falcon] 1:144 Fine Molds Re-Release
« on: May 29, 2018, 01:19:29 pm »
Hi, Everyone!

Looks like Revell isn't stopping with their Fine Molds Star Wars model kit re-releases under their limited edition Master Series line.  After re-releasing the Fine Molds glue-together 1:72 Millennium Falcon and 1:48 X-Wing and 1:48 TIE Fighter model kits, Revell Germany has now quietly re-released the 2010 Fine Molds 1:144 Millennium Falcon glue-together kit (kit number 06880).

For those who are unfamiliar with the Fine Molds kit, here are some details:

  • Builds as the Millennium Falcon as seen in The Empire Strikes Back
  • Skill level 5
  • 93 parts
  • 218 mm (8.58268 inches) in length
  • Landing gear can be built extended or retracted
  • Decal sheet included
  • Display stand included
  • MSRP is 129 Euro (currently about $160.00 U.S.D.)

The kit is available now from online retailers, eBay, and directly from Revell Germany's online shop.

If you want to check out the assembly instructions, here's the link: https://www.revell.de/fileadmin/import/images/bau/06880_%23BAU_MILLENNIUM_FALCON_LOW.PDF

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Offline Decoman

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Re: [Revell Millennium Falcon] 1:144 Fine Molds Re-Release
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 04:55:51 am »
I must see if I can find the 1:48 scale kit re-relase of the Incom T-65 X-Wing. :) Though.. I guess I am out of luck hoping it to be reasonably priced. On that point, I think the price for the 1:144 falcon is too much. I have the Fine Molds kit, and although it is a nice kit, I can't help but think that the price is too much as a general plastic kit to build.

Edit: I also have the Bandai falcon in 1:144 scale, but I haven't yet looked at the parts or opened anything. :)
« Last Edit: June 01, 2018, 10:26:46 am by Decoman »

Offline jmilesmusicman

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Re: [Revell Millennium Falcon] 1:144 Fine Molds Re-Release
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 08:48:01 pm »
WOW! Isn't the Bandai 1/144 scale Millennium Falcon less than $40 US on Amazon? From what I've seen it's a better kit also.
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Re: [Revell Millennium Falcon] 1:144 Fine Molds Re-Release
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 12:43:20 pm »
WOW! Isn't the Bandai 1/144 scale Millennium Falcon less than $40 US on Amazon? From what I've seen it's a better kit also.

When the Fine Molds 1:144 Millennium Falcon was first released back in 2010, it was about $50.00 to $60.00 U.S.D. which was reasonable for an imported glue-together kit made up of about 100 parts.

However, Revell's pricing strategy for their Master Series Fine Molds re-releases does make you scratch your head.  For all the kits that they put out so far (the 1:48 X-Wing, the 1:48 TIE Fighter, the 1:72 Millennium Falcon, and now the 1:144 Millennium Falcon), Revell seems to be charging collectors' prices instead of more realistic ones.

Bandai's 1:144 Millennium Falcon comes with about 200 parts for super-details, is snap-fit, and can be had between $40 to $60.  It's hard to imagine how Revell can be blind to this.
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Offline navin rhode

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Re: [Revell Millennium Falcon] 1:144 Fine Molds Re-Release
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 06:41:43 am »
Have both kits, the Bandai is way superior and at in or around a third of the price. Revell have lost the plot re their Star Wars kits they are only taking up shelf space in any shop I have been in (too expensive, poor kits and a franchise that is not as strong as it has been) in fact the only decent kit they have released in a long time (fine molds excluded) was the Zvezda Star Destroyer. They need to take their heads out of the sand and drop the prices and here in Europe they should cop on and strike some form of licensing agreement with Bandai for their kits much in the same way that bluefin does in the US. Sorry about the rant

 




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