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, and is listed at 1/100 scale.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.