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Kit Name: Rancor
Scale: 1/15
Material: Vinyl & Metal
Manufacturer: AMT/ERTL

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Released: 1998
Number Of Parts: 20
Final Dimensions: 13.75"D x 13.5"W x 11"H
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Instructions: Click Here (.zip)
Country of Origin: USA
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This kit is easily the best vinyl kit AMT/ERTL put out. It's a shame that they lost the license, they started to put out some GREAT kits toward the end. This beast is certainly no exception. This is a very large model at around 1/15 scale. It is roughly a 12 inch cube. There were a few main body parts and just a few smaller parts. Assembly was pretty easy but, as with most vinyl kits, there were some seams even after heating. These were filled in with putty. The good thing about filling seams on this kit is that you can be a little messy and no one will notice. I bet you can't tell where the seams are! They blend right in with the wrinkles in his skin. Painting this kit was a chore! But is was very fun. I started by basing the whole thing in a rich wood color. It's a little lighter than the actual Rancor piece, but it works. After that I went through extensive sessions of dry brushing as many shades of brown, black, gray and even some green, as I had. I then moved on to airbrushing. I airbrushed some dark brown around the highlight areas like armor. You'll notice the airbrushing around the shoulders and along the back. Once this airbrushing was done, I dry brushed some more. For the mouth I slathered a bunch of nice, glossy red in there for that nasty wet look. To add to this, there was a dried drip of white Sobo glue on its bottle that I peeled off and stuck to his teeth for that slobbering look. After that I picked out the rest of the details. I highlighted some of the knobbiest parts of him and his nails with a tan color. For the little Gamorrean, I painted him basically like my other Gamorrean kits. This is where I first learned to paint Gamorreans. For an in depth discussion of painting them, please see the Gamorrean kits. Be careful when fitting the Gamorrean into the claws. It's a tight fit so you can scratch paint very easily. Once he's in there, he moves around a lot. I got this kit off eBay for less than $20.

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