I posted before about the Bandai Star Wars vehicle models, but I thought I would do another post on them as I have built up another batch.
Bandai has released a Return of the Jedi set that contains a Star Destroyer and the Death Star II. I mostly got this kit for the Death Star model, but I also didn't mind having another Star Destroyer.
This kit comes in a much larger box than the individual vehicle model kits. Instead of the four or so small sprues, you get one large sprue for each model.
I mostly bought this for the Death Star model though. I was impressed with the details considering the scale. It gives you just enough to look accurate without looking toy-like. If this were a larger model you would need hundreds of tiny parts to get enough detail for the scale.
On a side note, I’m kind of surprised there are not many Death Star model kits out there. It seems to me that it would be a simple kit to produce.
The instructions are only two pages. The instructions for the small individual kits are printed on the inside of the lid, so a real instruction book is nice.
The Star Destroyers were painted with Tamiya’s flat white with a little dark grey mixed in. After the paint dried I dry-brushed them with a grey to highlight the details and edges.
I painted the Death Star with a darkish grey. I started with the white I used on Star Destroyer and added some more dark grey until I was happy with the shade.
Next I used the Tamiya black panel liner as a wash to darken the interior. I also applied it to the exterior, then cleaned most of it off before it dried, bringing out the panel lines.
Finally, I dry-brushed on a light grey to highlight the edges, mainly focusing on the exposed interior pieces.
I used the A-Wing box as the header in the other post, but I though I'd dig into those models a bit more here.
Like the other kits, they are pretty simple. Two sprues each, and you get two A-wings in the box.
As with the other models, there aren’t a lot of parts to these. Construction is pretty straightforward too, these went together in about 30 minutes. I’m not painting them yet, that’ll be a project for another day.