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Gamorrean Guard Model Kit by Knight Models (Spain)

March 26, 2012

I posted about my Knight Models Jabba the Hutt kit a while back. I like it pretty well even though it’s much more expensive than it really seems like it should be. The same can be said of the Knight Models Gamorrean Guard kit, which has a suggested retail price of €42.33 — or close to $60. I found a reasonably good deal on this, however, so I decided to get one. Like the Jabba kit, it comes in a nice metal case which does make it seem a bit more like a premium product.

When you open it up, though, you’ll see that the Gamorrean is only partially made of metal. His body and stand are made of gray resin, while his head, two arms, and axe are made of metal. I said this about Jabba as well, but when you’re paying this much for a kit, it just seems chintzy to only do part of it in metal. I don’t know if cost reduction was the only reason for this or if there’s some technical advantage to using resin, but I can’t say that I like it.

Here it is assembled. Needless to say, it was MUCH easier to assemble than Jabba. I’m a little unsure about the pose they chose, with him looking down, but it’s well sculpted. Like the Jabba kit, this is a 70mm scale model, so it’s slightly more than 3″ tall. Since both kits are the same scale, they should fit in well together, but the Gamorrean does seem a bit too big next to Jabba and Leia. I think the problem is that Leia is actually a bit smaller than she should be. Still, it’s not a fatal flaw and I’ll be displaying them together.

This is how Knight Models has painted the kit. I’ll post again when I’ve painted mine.

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