DeAgostini Build Your Own X-Wing Partwork
1/18th Scale

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More parts!

More Building And Gritting Of Teeth!

Anyone else I can't speak for but the outer panels are a bit iffy when it comes to fitting.
Still, you do the best you can with what you got and that's it.

That said, with the light blocking, some mods to the stock cockpit bucket were needed.
The part as fitted and again after my hack and slash violence.

Sorted so time for a dry fit cockpit looksee.

Looks nice though the canopy fit is not the best it could be.
That will get dealt with.

So the last of the parts arrived so to at least the construction of the main event is done.

Now to start tackling the outside.

After a bit of panel clamping to get some around the nose to at least sit level,
and a lump or two of Aves Apoxie Sculpt filled in the gaps.
And there was more than a few of those.

After curing and clean up, a smidge of exterior detailing and using the ROTJ 5 footer as a bit of inspiration.
Some sliced up styrene got lobbed in it's direction.

And more than a few shallow drilled holes to mimic panel fasteners.

A coat of primer/fault finder got laid on.

Ok, happy with that, now for the rest of it.

The circular bits of detail to the rear of the cockpit were next on the hit list.
On the studio models they were the power sockets for the model.
Like so on the Studio Red 2...

The ones on this look like so.

So these got shaved off both sides and replacements printed up.

Another coat of primer/fault finder showed a couple of small surface errors but nothing that couldn't be dealt with.

Now to the nitty gritty of the paint job. That's on page 5 so off you go!

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