Buck Rogers Starfighter (Thunderfighter) by E. James Small

Built up to be displayed at this past HAL-CON, famed artist E. James Small did this piece the justice it deserves with fantastic paint and lighting! I hope he was able to get Erin Gray to sign the piece as he was looking to do.

Here is what Jim has to say…

Here’s a Starfighter model I built quickly so I could display it at Hal-Con. I used super-bright LED’s for engine lights and a self-contained power supply under the rear body cover which is held in place by magnets covering the switch and battery.

I also used a 1/32 scale pilot figure robbed from a fighter jet kit for the cockpit (the Monogram kit doesn’t come with a figure) and built a new dashboard and joystick column details.

E. James Small

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