Revell U-wing review & build

kit review, build log, modifications, painting, weathering

Build Log links

This is the build log for the Revell U-wing kit from Rogue One. This kit features a green LED and sound chip, fold out wings, and attachable landing gear. The U-wing also has a lot of nice detail, better than many Revell kits, but not quite up to Kylo Ren's Shuttle. To me, I like the U-wing design, particularly as a transport and gunship. Admittedly, I'm not big on the wings-out look, but I do like the utilitarian aspect of the craft. The Revell U-wing is 28 cm long.

 
 

1 - Scale comparisons

Comparison to similarly-scaled vehicles, the Titanium V-wing (1/101) and A-wing (1/97). Also see the size of the figure to the A-wing. EDIT: Now that the movie is out, official sizes put this model at 1/89 scale, smaller than Revell reported.

2 - Engine soft detail

The engines come in 4 pieces: nozzle, intake, and 2 halves. The grey nozzle pieces are already glued together. Unfortunately, the recessed lines near the intake become softer around the edges.

3 - Underside canopy

The U-wing actually has an underside canopy with inner detail. This would allow the pilots to scan the landing area. There's also some landing gear holes that need to removed.

4 - Pilots and cockpit detail

Check out the detailed cockpit with screens and controls. Also, the pilots are fantastic for the size. The seats have detail on both sides, and the power box has a simulated door on it leading to the troop bay.

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