Bandai Y-Wing Review
From Bandai, we have the Y-Wing Starfighter from Star Wars in 1:72 scale
A snap fit, pre-coloured kit of the iconic ship.
The kit comes on 10 runners, includes a display base, clear parts, effect parts and two small sheets for decals. One sheet of decals are water-slides, the other stickers.
The parts have an amazing amount of detail, and they rival the FineMolds kits in this regard. All the detail is crisp, no flash is present.
The manual is a large fold out sheet and as with all Bandai kits, it is in Japanese. The instructions are easy to follow with clear steps and excellent images.
Bandai kits are very well engineered, injection points seem well placed. This makes clean up the parts after removing them from the runners very easy. The instructions have you build in sub-assemblies and the parts fit together very nicely and easily. The cockpit took around 10 minutes to build, with the full nose of the ship taking around 20 minutes. The kit has 2 variations of the canopy, a clear 3 piece option and a solid coloured plastic one.
The main body of the Y-Wing is covered in detail, I have deliberately left off the pipe work that is on the C runner as I will be painting this kit and the addition of those parts will interfere with paint process.
Adding the cockpit to the fuselage is simple, it just slides onto the neck. Easily removed for ease of painting.
The same goes for the engines, they just slid on and are easy to remove. They were a little fiddly to build with the rear struts. Very delicate parts in this assembly.
Altogether a very nice kit. A fun build for any Star Wars fan. Having a spare R2 unit and a standing pilot figure is a bonus as well as a spare sitting pilot.
The base can be set up so the ship sits at different angles.
It took about 3 hours to build this, and probably another hour to add all the pipe work from the C runner.
All in all a kit, I would highly recommend.