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Kit Name: Imperial TIE Fighters
Scale: 1/51
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: AMT/ERTL

Model Number:

Released: 1997
Number Of Parts: 64
Final Dimensions: 4.75"W x 2.5"H x 5.25"L
Box Cover: Click Here
Instructions: Click Here (.zip)
Country of Origin: USA
Special Note: Comes with two TIE Fighters and a Death Star display base (not shown).

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This is a rescued model. What I mean by that is that it was rescued from an old paint job that I had done that was just horrible. If you visited my site a long time ago than you might remember that awful dark blue color that I had used for some reason. As of right now, you can still see it on my MPC/ERTL TIE Interceptor. Get a good look now because that one is next! The AMT/ERTL Imperial TIE Fighters kit that this one came from is arguably one of the best they ever made for the Star Wars line. It's accurate, has crisp detail, recessed panel lines and comes with an great interior and pilot. Not only that, but you get two, count 'em two, TIEs in one box and a neat section of Death Star base to put them on. The base is not pictured here, but you can see 4 of them cannibalized to make a base for my ProShop X-wing Red 5. Overall the kit contains a very impressive amount of styrene. Another advantage to the kit is that you can swap the wings with the TIE Interceptor wings to have a much more accurate and detailed TIE Interceptor. One thing that is flawed about the kit is in the rear. Where there should be a window in the aft center of the main body, there are two engines. Just cut this section out, put in a clear sheet and cut a hole in the back wall of the cockpit to fix it. No sweat. To make it even easier, you can just eliminate the engines and paint the panel Neutral Gray. The kit goes together pretty easily. No major fit problems like older ERTL kits and seams are pretty easily fixed. For painting I used my standard TIE colors of Bluebell, Flat Black, Pewter Gray and miscellaneous detail colors. This kit is a must have for Star Wars modelers. I got this kit for like $6 at KB so I got quite a deal!
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