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Kit Name: Slave 1
Scale: 1/85
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: AMT/ERTL

Model Number:

8768
Released: 1995
Number Of Parts: 47
Final Dimensions: 10.25"H x 9"W x 4.25"D
Box Cover: Click Here
Instructions: Click Here (.zip)
Country of Origin: USA
Special Note: Includes a tiny Han Solo frozen in Carbonite (not shown).

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Sigh, I am really embarrassed to show you this kit. Just let it be known that it was done a long time ago in a room not so far away from the one I am in now. I really didn't have much experience and I really didn't know much about weathering. As you can see the seams aren't filled and are pretty darn messy. I really don't feel like talking about this kit, hopefully I'll be able to salvage it and redo it some day. As for accuracy it isn't too bad. It resembles the Slave 1 pretty good. Some things are off, some shapes, some panels, the panel lines are raised and so on but it isn't bad. It just needs some TLC like most of the ERTL kits. For it's size it makes a cool piece. I've seen some people do some great stuff with this kit. Fine Molds has a Slave 1 that blows this one out of the water, or should I say sky, or space? Anyway, if you have the cash, go for Fine Molds instead of this kit. For painting I based the kit in Camo Gray, added some Interior Green for the panels and washed, yes that's right washed, the "skirt" with some purply rust. I would suggest basing the skirt in Camo Gray and then spreading rubber cement on it where the purple paint chips should be. Let them dry a bit and then spray your reddish/purplish mix and let it dry. When that is done you'll see all of the places where the cement is. Make sure the paint is dry and then rub your finger over the areas to take up the cement. You'll find that it removes a little extra paint too to make a nice uneven chip. This is the best method for the chips on Slave I. Just get lots of good reference and you should be ok with the rest of it. You can also use this method for the dark paint on the sides of the ship. If you wanted, you could build this kit as Jango's Slave 1 from Attack Of The Clones! That would be neat! I got this kit from KB for around $5.

 
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Kit Name: Boba Fett's Slave 1
Scale: 1/85
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: MPC

Model Number:

1919
Released: 1982
Number Of Parts: 47
Final Dimensions: 10.25"H x 9"W x 4.25"D
Box Cover:  
Instructions:  
Country of Origin: USA
Special Note: Includes a tiny Han Solo frozen in Carbonite (not shown).
Kit Name: Boba Fett's Slave 1
Scale: 1/85
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Airfix

Model Number:

910178
Released: 1983
Number Of Parts: 47
Final Dimensions: 10.25"H x 9"W x 4.25"D
Box Cover:  
Instructions:  
Country of Origin: UK
Special Note: Includes a tiny Han Solo frozen in Carbonite (not shown).
Kit Name: Slave 1
Scale: 1/85
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: AMT/ERTL

Model Number:

38306
Released: 2005
Number Of Parts: 47
Final Dimensions: 10.25"H x 9"W x 4.25"D
Box Cover:  
Instructions:  
Country of Origin: USA
Special Note: Includes a tiny Han Solo frozen in Carbonite (not shown), and a 5x7 movie print.
 
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