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darbyvet
#1 Posted : 06 September 2018 15:11:15

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I got my first month of the x-wing build.So here are some pictures of what you get.

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#2 Posted : 06 September 2018 15:14:51

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Stage 1 is pretty simple.Attach the 2 pieces of the canopy and build part of the cannon. I dont know if this is the final canopy or not because it is the wrong color.You do need a bit of force to click the 2 parts together.

The paint on the parts is pretty good.Not perfect color between parts, but I think a light blending coat would cover that up and tone down the weathering.

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#3 Posted : 06 September 2018 15:19:35

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A nice beginning.

Mind you - I find it a bit strange to see 'Disney' next to the Star Wars logo...
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#4 Posted : 06 September 2018 15:20:52

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The laser cannon has a thick piece of flexible clear acrylic which is the fiber optic for the laser effect.There is considerable light leakage from the fiber.I am going to try painting the outside of the fiber to block the leak and I will be making a part that connects the LEd to the fiber.As is the fiber optic just abuts the LED and there is a lot of light leakage around it.The manual says you can paint the interior of the laser cannon black to block out some of the leak and I will be doing that also.I put the laser cannon next to a 1/72 x-wing so you really get a feel for how big this is going to be.

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#5 Posted : 06 September 2018 15:26:54

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The R2 D2 is pretty nice.It has a LED to light up the lights on the dome.IT too has some light leakage, but I think painting the interior black will probably block most of it.The head is also on a spindle so it can turn from side to side.

NOTE there are 2 very small parts to add to R2s foot detail.Both of these stuck to the packaging when I opened them so be very carefully when you open the packages that you dont accidentally throw these parts away.Here is a pic of R2 and the part.

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#6 Posted : 06 September 2018 15:28:32

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There are parts to start assembly of the cockpit base too.There are metal parts and these are pretty heavy. They assembled with no problems
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#7 Posted : 06 September 2018 15:31:05

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Nice start Carl. This is going to be one cool build.Love

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#8 Posted : 06 September 2018 16:28:13

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Great to see another X-Wing build up and running Love
Another one for the list when launched in the UK ThumpUp
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#9 Posted : 06 September 2018 19:12:56

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Good to see you running with this one Carl.

Cool Cool Cool

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#10 Posted : 06 September 2018 22:03:35

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Off to a great start Carl, will be following your progress on this..... Good luck with the build....Cool Cool

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#11 Posted : 07 September 2018 07:11:11

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BigGrin Nice start and looking goodCool
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#12 Posted : 07 September 2018 10:07:17

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Good to see your build get underway, nice job.

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#13 Posted : 07 September 2018 17:32:48

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Great start CarlBigGrin looks an quality kitBigGrin regards PhilCool
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#14 Posted : 07 September 2018 17:57:00

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You guys are killing me. I've got 3 models going already, and now I may need to add this one!!!!
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#15 Posted : 07 September 2018 18:56:53

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BigGrin Go on, you know you want to LOL
Let’s be honest here you won’t be the only one thinking that! It does look a great kit ThumpUp
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#16 Posted : 08 September 2018 00:03:25

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Great start CarlBigGrin looks like some great quality parts, look forward to seeing it take shape.

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