Chris Ford’s – Star Wars – Salzo (MSLZ22 Models) V2 Studio Scale X-Wing RE-BUILD!!

This is my X Wing rebuild. There are already a few photos of this model back from 2009 under my name on Modeler Magic (SEEN HERE), but…..sadly over a rather hot summer about 8 years ago and during a house mode, my pride and joy X-Wing got left in a too hot place for a few months. When I finally got around to sorting out my models, both lower wings were drooping like a hound dog’s. Both upper wings had sever warping. Then body was still intact. Needless to say I was heartbroken and then got really angry. I pulled all the wings off and put the lot into a black back destined for the rubbish. Fortunately it never made it to the rubbish. It all ended up in the bottom of a drawer.

Cut to the most recent Star Wars film 9 The Rise of Skywalker. I saw it just before last Christmas. The scene which moved me the most was when Luke raised his original X-Wing from the sea for Rey to use. That gave me hope for mine. I figured if Luke could raise his, I could resurrect mine. So I immediately sought advice into correcting the droops and warps. Using a too hot oven and with a lot of luck I managed to straightened the wings. So I stripped the entire model and started over. I re-lit the engines (the fiber optic lit cockpit had survived the ordeal fortunately) and set about rebuilding, re-priming and repainting it. So I present to you my resurrected X Wing – a Mike Salzo V2 kit. Personally I love it and am so glad I didn’t act on impulse and bin it.

Chris Ford
(Jurassic Coast, Dorset, UK)

Chris Ford (SciFord)






Mike Salzo





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