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Offline Spencer

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1/72 Vader's Tie Fighter comparison?
« on: August 29, 2018, 09:53:01 pm »
Hey everyone,

I've heard the news that Revell of Germany is re-releasing the Fine Molds 1/72 Vader TIE fighter as part of their Master Series.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1161109-revell-06881-darth-vader-s-tie-fighter

I have the Bandai 1/72 kit and I was wondering how the two compare. Anyone out there who owns both the Bandai
and older Fine Molds kit that can chime in?


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« Last Edit: August 29, 2018, 09:54:40 pm by Spencer »

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Re: 1/72 Vader's Tie Fighter comparison?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 09:59:14 am »
I've heard the news that Revell of Germany is re-releasing the Fine Molds 1/72 Vader TIE fighter as part of their Master Series.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1161109-revell-06881-darth-vader-s-tie-fighter

I have the Bandai 1/72 kit and I was wondering how the two compare. Anyone out there who owns both the Bandai
and older Fine Molds kit that can chime in?

Here is a comparison video on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/Mt-Hw4ZpYQY

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Re: 1/72 Vader's Tie Fighter comparison?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 10:11:52 am »
Huh!

I am unnerved by how there seems to be a real size difference for something that is supposed to be 1:72 scale. :(
I have the FineMolds Tie fighter kit, though I have the Bandai's Tie Advanced. :)
« Last Edit: August 30, 2018, 10:14:07 am by Decoman »

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Re: 1/72 Vader's Tie Fighter comparison?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 03:16:58 pm »
Thanks for providing the video link! That pretty much answers the questions I had.


Huh!

I am unnerved by how there seems to be a real size difference for something that is supposed to be 1:72 scale. :(
I have the FineMolds Tie fighter kit, though I have the Bandai's Tie Advanced. :)


Indeed. The differences in size are a bit more than you would expect.

If you want a 1/48 regular TIE, it's kinda hard to go wrong with Fine Molds, but I now think Bandai has the better advanced TIE.

I would prefer to have the rear triangular cockpit detail on Bandai's version to be a separate piece though. Would make it possible to light those red slits
like you can do with photoetch on the 1/48 regular TIE.

 




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