Star Wars Altaya Miniatures Archives

Imperial Era Ships

In 2021, Altaya started a new line of diecast models, similar to the older De Agostini line. Primarily sold in France as a subscription, this new Star Wars Altaya Miniatures line is quite a bit larger. Fortunately, I have a buddy who subscribed to the line for me and sends the models to the US for me. They come in simple packaging, but also include magazines (in French) detailing the ships.

Below, I describe the Altaya ships by issue number. Some are better than others, while some leave a little to be desired. Note: I chose NOT to collect the Millennium Falcon and Death Star.

Luckily, I'm happy with Star Wars Altaya line, as they are doing some ships never before released. If you have any questions about the line, feel free to message me. We also regularly discuss these on the Rebelscum forums.

If you are curious about their scales or sizes, that information is on the Altaya Scale List.

Below are the Imperial Era Ships & Vehicles

Old Republic and New Republic Eras are listed under the main menu

Next to each ship, I list the Altaya Issue Number for reference

2 - TIE Advanced x1

The whole body is a little stretched, but the detail is nice. You get a full interior, but no opening cockpit. And there's no detail at all for the 4 thrusters.

4 – Imperial Star Destroyer

Surface detail and panel lines are way oversized. However, this a Devastator class, which you don't often see. I also love the thruster details.

5 – AT-AT

Overall, the AT-AT is pretty awesome. The leg and rear greeble detail is great.

6 – Imperial Shuttle

The cockpit seems a little oversized, but everything else is great. I love the weathered look. The engine detail and ALL laser turrets are great.

8 – Boba Fett’s Slave I

Boba is upset. The paint looks bluish instead of off-white. Worst of all, the panel lines are raised and ugly. Honestly, the rear looks better than the front.

10 – Snowspeeder

Detail is pretty good, but the canopy has no panel line showing where it meets the hull. Also, mine had a terribly warped left side of the canopy.

11 – AT-ST

I'd take the Bandai kit over this one. Detail isn't bad, but the pose looks like it's about to fall over. However, it does show the pivoting feet that I talk about.

12 – A-wing

The A-wing is really big and has excellent detail. The red is very bright though. However, the greebling on the engines is amazing.

13 – Tantive IV

The Blockade Runner is alright. It's not much bigger than the Titanium. You do get the individual barrels for the main turbolasers, but no the smaller side cannons.

17 – B-wing

I love the B-wing, so I'm biased. This one is decent though. Detail is great, but paint job is so-so. Plus the panel lines are oversized.

18 – The Khetanna (Sail Barge)

Surprisingly I love this one. The metallic brown color is amazing. I love the railing detail, the sails, and the golden deck gun. Best Sail Barge out there.

19 – Y-Wing

The piping is oversized, and the ion turret is way off. However, it's still a pretty decent model.

21 – Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing

I LOVE the weathering on the X-wing. The lasers aren't rotated correctly, but overall a nice ship.

24 – TIE Interceptor

Even though I love the Interceptor, I'm not a fan of this one. They used grey instead of the blue. And the laser cannons look way too stubby.

27 – Sandcrawler

The color doesn't look right, but I like it anyway. It would look great based in a desert diorama.

31 – TIE Fighter

This is a TIE modeled from Rogue One, Mandalorian, et al. with the smaller canopy window. The blue is too dark IMO, but the wings look nice/slim.

35 – Nebulon-B Frigate

The Nebulon-B is amazing, if a bit small. It actually depicts the version from Rogue One because of the rear stripes and molded cannons on the sides.

37 – U-wing

While small, I love that they did the paint job from the Scarif battle, and not the typical scheme.

38 – TIE Bomber

The TIE Bomber is probably my favorite. It is proportioned well, has great detail, and the Stormy Sea color is perfect.

40 – Hammerhead

The detail on the Hammerhead is really amazing, and I love the shape. They took the details from the Rogue One version, so it looks better than the Rebels variant.

Bonus issue – Death Star II

Even though the superlaser circle is too small, this one has some amazing detail, especially on the inside.

41 – Executor

The Executor is really small and the panel lines are WAY overdone.

43 – Han’s Landspeeder

While it's not as shiny as I'd like, the paint and weathering is very nice. The interior has a nice amount of detail, and it's just a really cool size.

46 – Speeder Bike

Overall, this one has nice detailing. I like the delicate details underneath, but the weathering seems excessive.

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