Revised A-Wing by Shunichi Makino

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  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Shunichi Makino has returned to building again!!!

    After the loss of his wife he has decided to revise his old A-Wing paper model. This model has been the goto model if you wanted to build that plane. However, since I always saw this model as near perfect (the addition of a cockpit interior would have made it definitive), he mentions some inaccuracies and imperfections like a too big diameter of the engine rings and a too clean exterior. These are the first things he is tackling. He thinks about revising the general assembly because a test build proved a tad difficult. We'll see where the journey goes! :)

    https://ameblo.jp/sfpaperist/

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    intended revision

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    added weathering
  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    AA cockpit would make this a most awesome model. It kind of is anyways, but he would be raising the bar again!! ;)
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  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I friended him on FB. He is doing better. He likes to post pictures of the meals that he makes. They look GREAT! I am glad to see that he is revisiting some of his old models again. I am curious to see if he will will release something new.
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  4. Revell-Fan

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    Indeed! As I said, I find the old model perfect as is. However, I counted on him revisiting it some day. I'm looking forward to seeing what more he intends to do. I'd love to see is a major revamp of the Sandcrawler, especially the back side. That portion is almost completely flat and should be filled up with tons of greeblies, tubes and plates. :)
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  5. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    His A-Wing was probably the first one I was happy with regarding my build quality & looking like the movie version. I still have it, since 2010! (survived 2 renovations!)

    Does need a cockpit to be truly in a class of it's own... ;)

    Also looking forward to the re-vamp, if it's anything like how he redid his Falcon....:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Cockpits, even simply ones, are "da bomb"!! :)
  7. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Wow, that are a good news. It is great that he feels better and found some distraction and joy in designing again.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    He is one of the good people. The world needs all the good people it can get. ;)
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    A view of the back side and a comparison of the old and the new one:

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  10. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    I am sooo looking forward to build this:fireguy:
  11. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    I want to seethis one! I have a decent interior mesh that would work for this ... and looking at the model so far, looks like a plug-and-play... sort of!
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  12. Revell-Fan

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    That sounds great! I'm looking forward to seeing where the journey goes - that means, if he descides to add an interior himself. If not, your offer would greatly enhance the kit. So far it does indeed look better than the original! :)