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Kit Name: Gungan Sub
Scale: 1/72
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: AMT/ERTL

Model Number:

Released: 199
Number Of Parts: 28 plus decals
Final Dimensions: 12.5"L x 6"W x 2"H
Box Cover: Click Here
Instructions: Click Here (.zip)
Country of Origin: USA
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This is one of the last kits AMT/ERTL put out. Like their other Episode One kits, this is very nice. The detail is crisp, the form is accurate and the kit goes together quite well. Unfortunately, ERTL decided Star Wars was not profitable enough and they let the license go. Oh well. The kit went together pretty well with no major problems. There were only minor seams along the midline of the ship around the sides. These were easily fixed. The tricky part in assembling this kit was inserting the fins in the rear housing. They were pretty thin and the guide pins could easily snap. You have to push pretty hard so be careful! You may want to either cut off the pins and save yourself the trouble, or enlarge the holes. For the interior of this kit I made a couple of modifications. I added some greeblie detail in the cockpit area like a control yoke for Obi-Wan. In the cargo area I used some black thread for cargo netting over the flotsam in there. I just cut a bunch of strips and ran them over the cargo areas in perpendicular lines. I taped them underneath to hold them. I think it adds a nice touch of realism. Everything else on this kit is pretty straightforward. I based the kit in a light gray. I hand painted the blue parts to give it that organic, grown feel since the Bongos are grown and not made. I also used this blue to accent the fins with some dry brushing. I weathered it with a little darker gray wash around the edges to give it that dirty water look. This more evident in the second picture. One thing weird about this kit is that the box says 1/48, but the figures are 1/72. I don't if it was a typo or what, but I go by 1/72. I got this kit off Yahoo Auctions for under $10. If you ever see it on eBay now, watch how much they sell for. I've seen them go over $100!!

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