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(Build dates: Saturday 24 October 2015 - Saturday 15 October 2016)

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy GB: Bandai 1/72 Resistance X-Wing

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5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #1 by Craig Sargent
Have this on the way from Japan. When it lands I'll join this GB. The kit fits into this and the Star Wars GB, but my build speed is not always fast, so the Sci-Fi time frames suit me better.

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5 years 7 months ago #2 by johnsnz
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Very nice... Mine is also on its way along with the TFA Falcon in 1/144. You gotta love eBay...

It'll be interesting to see if Poe Damerons X-wing is indeed black and orange. If so that's another colour scheme for the kit...

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5 years 7 months ago #3 by Craig Sargent
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Pretty much thought that it was confirmed he had the orange/black one. Suspect it will be a marking variation release by Bandai. Apparently it has a special purpose. Guess we'll find out for sure in just over a month.

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5 years 7 months ago #4 by johnsnz
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Agree we'll find out in a few weeks.

Another angle of it here taken during filming at RAF Greenham Common.



Exciting times.

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5 years 7 months ago #5 by Craig Sargent
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So that's why it's black?! So it can use morphing to look like anything it wants including a Kate? :woohoo:

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5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #6 by johnsnz
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Ah fat fingers on the i phone.



However a Japanese ww2 Starwars cross over sounds like Bandai's thing.
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5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #7 by johnsnz
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Here you go.

Found this on a Japanese site..

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Looks like we also have the new TIE, R2D2 / BB8 combo and Captain Phasma to look forward to along with a First Order Stormtrooper and a lighting kit for the Falcon...
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TWO new TIEs - First Order TIE and First Order Special Forces TIE. Knew about BB8/R2 combo and trooper. All on the Bandai website under coming releases. The Poe X-Wing and Cpt Phasma are news, but not interested in Phasma figure. Good find on the other X-Wing. Will have to order that. Be interesting to see how everything scales to the FM kits also.

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Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
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5 years 7 months ago #9 by PJNZ
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That looks a VERY nice kit Craig. Welcome to the build!

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5 years 7 months ago #10 by Webby_NZ
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Craig Sargent wrote: TWO new TIEs - First Order TIE and First Order Special Forces TIE. Knew about BB8/R2 combo and trooper. All on the Bandai website under coming releases. The Poe X-Wing and Cpt Phasma are news, but not interested in Phasma figure. Good find on the other X-Wing. Will have to order that. Be interesting to see how everything scales to the FM kits also.


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5 years 7 months ago #11 by Craig Sargent
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Webby_NZ wrote: bandai-hobby.net/sw/schedule/index.html

Its Star Wars, ill get em :-)


Yes, that was the schedule page I was referring to, but no mention of the Poe Dameron X-Wing or Captain Phasma figure there.

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5 years 7 months ago #12 by Gary
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Captain Phasma aka Gwendoline Christie is very tall, she's 6' 3" she makes the other cast in the programs she's been in look tiny, she's literally from down the road from where I'm from in the UK.



'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'

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5 years 7 months ago #13 by Craig Sargent
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Yes - I've have watched every episode of Game of Thrones, and know her from her portrayal of Brienne of Tarth.

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5 years 7 months ago #14 by johnsnz
Here you go...
You have to dredge into the Japanese web for info...

www.gunjap.net/site/?p=275515

Also a TFA C3PO with 'red arm'...

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5 years 7 months ago #15 by Craig Sargent
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Which is no doubt the ANH 3PO with a bit of red paint.

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5 years 7 months ago #16 by johnsnz
I think you are correct...

I've been trying to work out if the TFA TIE fighters are in anyway different from each other apart from the red marking on the SF version..

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5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #17 by Craig Sargent
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Got shipping notice from Japan for the X-Wing. About 2 hours later I got an email from the seller apologising that he had sent the wrong X-Wing, shipping the original version.

long story short, I now have 2 X-Wings on the way from Japan for the price of the original purchase

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Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
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5 years 7 months ago #18 by johnsnz
That's unfortunate...

Still good of him to let you know. I'm always amazed at Japanese sellers on eBay they always include a small gift or something in the package like a pen or something.. If you want to off load the spare OT X-wing let me know... ;-)

If myTFA arrived in time I'll bring it along on Tuesday for a look see...

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5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #19 by Craig Sargent
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Yes, I'm very cut up about it. On the positive side ;) the seller's response and handling of this has meant that I will visit his store first for any new Bandai SW releases. Service was prompt and exemplary and very polite the whole time.

Not sure yet about fate of the Bandai ANH X-Wing kit. My FM X-Wing is starting to look a little tired (funny how standards change as you improve your skills), but have so many other kits to move on with. Also in two minds, because I know that there is a size difference between the FM and the Bandai 1/72 kits (TIEs, X-Wing and Y-Wing), even though they are supposedly all the same scale.

Will do the TFA X-Wing first, and then see how I feel about the other. If I do dispose of it, I'll make sure you get first option.

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5 years 7 months ago #20 by Craig Sargent
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Look what just popped up in the latest trailer


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5 years 7 months ago #21 by johnsnz
Looks good in black...

Have you watched the Japanese trailer more new footage there and a brief view of bb-8 in the Droid slot...

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5 years 7 months ago #22 by Craig Sargent
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Saw that. This is from the most recent TV spot with some more new scenes (Also shows Han Solo handing Rey a lightsaber and saying "Here. You're going to need this").

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5 years 7 months ago #23 by johnsnz
Aye I've seen it we also get a bit of footage of Tie fighters escaping (presumably with Finn) and see 3po's red arm...

Not long now.. I was looking at box office stats the other day and I see Jurassic world is the current leader. I'm picking TFA will set some records...

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5 years 6 months ago #24 by Craig Sargent
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Arrived the postman has


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"You need to sell the OT X-Wing to John S"



"I need to sell the OT X-Wing to John S"



"Move Along"


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"Move Along!"
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5 years 6 months ago #28 by Moeggo
My Resistance X Wing turned up this morning too.. Looks fantastic! My Star Wars pile is growing...

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So I made a start on this last night, and I can't say I'm impressed. The over engineered parts just to get the blue stripes on the fuselage in plastic are gimmicky at best, a royal PITA at worst. While the fit is good, I dislike the slot and tab puzzle type construction and resorted to removing the locating pins to help with better fit. You can leave them there if you are happy with a more toylike assembly, but for me it is just annoying.

Got most of the wings and fuselage assembled (yes it does go together not too badly), but have now found two flows marks through the clear canopy that can't be ignored. This kit is now back in the box, and I will concentrate on the other GBs here instead.

And John S, I'll bring the OT X-Wing to the next club meeting and we can haggle a price :)

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Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
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