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Kit Name: X-wing Fighter
Scale: 1/72
Material: Vinyl & Resin
Manufacturer: Argo Nauts

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Released: 1993
Number Of Parts: Approx. 30
Final Dimensions: (Wings Closed) 7.25"L x 6.75"W x 1.75"H
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Instructions: Click Here (.zip)
Country of Origin: Japan
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At the time it was released, this was the greatest X-wing kit available. The newer Fine Molds kit has surpassed it, but the Argonauts version can still hold its own. The detail is superb and highly accurate. Argonauts had access to the studio models to ensure the finest accuracy. The kit is made of vinyl and resin parts and goes together very well. Some of the parts need warming and bending to ensure that they fit well and look good. Assembly was fast and simple and no major problems were encountered. For painting I decided to break the standard. I had already done several Reds and I wanted to do something different. I decided this would be an old model X-wing thrust into battle against the Yuuzhan Vong on the fringe of the Galaxy near the beginning of the invasion. I started by basing the kit in the standard Camo Gray. I then painted black identification marks instead of red. I painted some random panels different shades of gray and moved on to weathering. I wanted to make it nice and dirty for a New Republic ship. Most New Republic X-wings by the time of the Yuuzhan Vong were upgraded models and kept in fairly good condition. I wanted this one to be an old model based on a backwater world so it had to be dirty, but not as dirty as the original Rebel Alliance ships. I started by washing the whole ship with thinned out black and gray. When that was dry I airbrushed some more black in the major wear areas and then some reddish rust color around the rear area. I finished it off by making it have a yellow R2 unit. This kit has since been recast by Warp under the BCI name but does not feature the detailed cockpit that the Argonauts version does. I got this kit online at a bargain for $50.

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