- Dec 21, 2012
Who suggested to Revell that releasing a model kit that was prepainted and snap together was a good idea? I mean COME ON! Most of the fun of this hobby is gluing and painting and now they took that away from us? I know I could deal with some of the snap-together kits that AMC/Ertl put out awhile back because you couldn't get the model any other way (eg: AT-ST) but lately it seems as if every Star Wars model that Revell has put out lately (not including that first Rebel Transport Carrier) has been prepainted snap-together non-sense. And while I'm at it, who told them that smaller was better? I mean really? They came out with a 3" inch Falcon (of course prepainted and snap together). Have these companies been fed a line of BS that smaller and easier is better and costs less to make and people aren't as intelligent and skillful as they think? At least Fine Molds had the right idea. We want detailed kits that you have to actually glue together and paint. Not these knock-off preschool canon fodder! And now that Fine Molds lost their license, we've got Bandai picking up the reigns. Lets hope we'll see some better quality kits in the SW line in the future... but comon Revell... we expected alot more that what you offered! OK... I'm done ranting... just had to get it out of my system!