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Vlog_001

Trying something new with some short Vlog videos of builds.  Starting with this resin Force Awakens First Order Trooper helmet.

Please take a look and let me know what you think by leaving a thumbs up (or down if you think it’s crap) and subscribing on my YouTube channel. Trying to get this off the ground so your subscription would be really supportive of this new venture.

And sorry about the sound.  No idea why this happened (as never happened on other videos, so assume it must have been the location) and will make sure it doesn’t happen again.

RetroKit Star Wars Speeder

Adding some old builds which dropped off when I moved from one site to another, so here is a a build up of the RetroSF Rebel Speeder all combined into a single post.

Review

Picked up RetroKit’s Star Wars Speeder recently, as a test for a large Star Wars build which is going to be coming up soon, and very impressed with the quality and the detail on it.  I must confess to having been a little nervous ordering it as the website only had 1 very small image of the kit.  They have now updated this will a parts shot.

The kit is 25.99 euros plus a small delivery charge and arrived very quickly (with a couple of days).  They also contacted me to let me know that it was on it’s way.  Very good customer service and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Model arrived in a stout box to protect what turns out to be the numerous parts.

Box
Box

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Fine Molds Star Wars X-Wing

Adding some old builds which dropped off when I moved from one site to another, so here is a a build up of the RetroSF Rebel Speeder all combined into a single post.

As the Speeder is nearing completion and I need to get it all sealed (and the weather outside is not great tonight, which is where I need to be to do the spraying) I decided to make a little start on the X-Wing that will also be part of the display.

The Fine Mold kits are pretty decent and need no introduction or review, there are plenty elsewhere.  So started with the cockpit.  Not sure about the placement of the imaging scanner thingy.  Looks too far forwards so might tweak that later.  Followed tak5haka’s idea of some extra cables which were done with some solder wire.

Cockpit
Cockpit

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Triliance Star Wars Personnel and Equipment

Managed to pick up both sets of the Triliance Star Wars accessory sets recently for the upcoming hanger build to busy up the scene as a whole and provide some additional interest.  They seem to be listed as permanently out of stock and if you want to get hold of a set it seems to you have to get on their mailing list and email to show interest.  Maybe they are really popular and they never actually get to be listed on the site?

There are two sets, the personnel and the equipment, which also has a couple of additional figures.

The personnel set includes 5 figures, with 5 replacement heads (presumably for the Fine Molds figures to give variety), 3 R2 type droids with 3 different heads and 2 Gonk droids.

Personnel
Personnel

Casting looks good but there is quite a bit of flash, as you might expect for a 2 part mould of this size, and clean up does not appear to be particularly challenging.  The droid parts are mounted on a wafer.

Figures may have limited usefulness for this particular build as there are really only 3 which would be useful for the hanger.  The other 2 appear to be Luke and Han in their Stormtrooper disguises.

Gonk
Gonk

The Gonk droids are a nice touch and include a separate foot.

The equipment set gives you 2 more figures (a pilot and a technician), a hover cart, 2 R2 type droids, 1 Gonk droid and then some diagnostic equipment and some lighting parts which are seen around parked ships.

Equipment
Equipment

Again there is some flash around the parts and the smaller bits are on a wafer.

Figures and droids
Figures and droids

The pilot is a Greedo (I believe the species is Rodian) and a maintenance guy.

Hover cart
Hover cart

The underside of the hover cart is really nicely detailed.  Shame it is very unlikely to be seen.

Equipment
Equipment

And finally all the various items of equipment.

Overall the parts all look nicely detailed and cleanup should not be a challenge.  The droids don’t come with any decals so finishing them could be something of a challenge, but possible that the Fine Molds ones could be used as a template as long as they are the same size.  Must confess to not looking forwards to painting the figures as this scale is way smaller than I am particularly comfortable with and not very good at faces anyway.