KIT ALERT!! Star Wars Build your own X-wing | 1:18 (29.3 Inch!) Model from DeAgostini MODEL SPACE USA




1/18 (29.3 Inch!)

RED 5 X-Wing!

Pay-as-you-build options:

STANDARD: 25 months subscription at $64.99 USD per month plus S&H

PREMIUM: 25 months subscription at $74.99 USD per month plus S&H


Kit Price: Monthly Subscription

Shipping Amount: Calculated Upon Location

Shipping: World-Wide (some restrictions may apply)

Kit Description: Opt for the PREMIUM offer and receive exclusive 1:18 scale hangar accessories to create a detailed display of your X-wing including Luke Skywalker pilot figure that slots into the X-wing’s cockpit!

The Star Wars X-wing model is inspired by the movie props from Star Wars A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

With every pack, you will receive high-quality parts to assemble your model as well as official full-color magazines including an easy-to-follow, detailed Assembly Guide plus a fascinating look inside the Star Wars universe.

New York, NY—July 31, 2018—Award-winning De Agostini ModelSpace announces the release of their newest build-your-own scale model magazine series: the iconic Red Five X-wing*, Luke Skywalker’s legendary starfighter!

This Disney-approved and officially licensed 1:18 scale model of the starfighter Skywalker piloted to victory in the original Star Wars movie has been painstakingly created and is supplied in kit form for self-assembly. Each component of the engines, weapons, cockpit, wings—every last element—is captured in precise detail. It is constructed over an internal metal armature, supplied in sections and screwed together to form the ship’s reinforced frame. External panels made of high-impact ABS, pre-finished with Red Five’s distinctive markings and battle damage are fitted
over top of the frame.

It’s not just the exterior that’s superbly detailed. The cockpit, torpedo bay, engines and removable hyperdrive unit are all faithfully rendered, bringing incredible realism to features that have only previously been seen in illustrations. Additionally, inside the model are motors to make the “S-foil” wings open to their distinctive “X” attack configuration, plus lighting systems that highlight the engines, laser cannons, and cockpit instruments. There’s also a miniature R2-D2 astromech droid, complete with turning head and light-up displays, which can be removed to stand on its own, or be fitted into a socket behind the cockpit. For those who want even greater realism, a comprehensive customizing guide, showing how to add authentic weathering and markings will be included.

The fully assembled model extends 29.3 inches in length and stands 7.4 inches tall with a wingspan of 25.7 inches. The model is designed to be displayed in three different ways: poised on its three landing legs, on a desk stand in low-level “flight” mode, or mounted on a wall bracket that enables the ship to be positioned spiraling through space. In all cases, the model’s wings, light-up engines and cannons are fully activated by remote control.

Star Wars fans can also opt for the Premium subscription which includes exclusive 1:18 scale hangar accessories to create a detailed display of the X-wing including Luke Skywalker pilot figure that slots into the X-wing’s cockpit, working landing lights, a fuel pump, ground crewmen figurines and more.

De Agostini ModelSpace created this Lucasfilm officially licensed grand, fully vetted 1:18 scale model of Red Five to include all the internal details and mechanisms. Because Lucasfilm changed the official size of the X-wing in the years since the release of the original film to ensure greater consistency with the newer movies, De Agostini ModelSpace pulled from multiple sources during its exacting construction process to create the most realistic and complete model of the starfighter. These sources include the original filming miniatures, as well as stills of the full-size Xwing that was constructed on set for live-action sequences showing Skywalker boarding the ship, flying off, and returning. Close-ups of Skywalker and other members of the squadron were shot on another small set depicting only the interior of the cockpit, and images of this set provided source material for features that didn’t appear on the filming miniatures, including the landing legs and cockpit instrumentation, controls, and seating. Finally, features such as the torpedo bay, engines, and hyperdrive are based on detailed cross-section illustrations created in the 1990s.

Build Your Own X-wing is sent directly to the modeler from De Agostini ModelSpace in 25 monthly shipments of $64.99 plus shipping and handling, with all the parts needed to complete the model. The Premium subscription, featuring the special diorama collectible to show off the completed X-wing, will be available for $74.99. Each monthly shipment includes 4 beautifully designed magazines with detailed build guides that lead the modeler step-by-step through the construction process. Each magazine, packed with rare photos and little-known information, details how
Industrial Light & Magic’s skilled designers, model makers, digital artists, and set builders created the real props and miniatures that brought the films to life. Also included are rare images and features about the X-wing and the other starfighters of the Star Wars galaxy, and the stories of their intrepid pilots in action that are at the heart of this gripping saga.

Key Features of the X-wing
Your Star Wars X-wing model comes in 1:18 scale and is a highly detailed model based on the full-sized and special effects crafts that were created by Industrial Light & Magic for the original trilogy. Assemble your X-wing model from the high-quality parts provided following the clear step-by-step instructions accompanied by detailed photos.

Opt for the PREMIUM offer and receive exclusive 1:18 scale hangar accessories to create a detailed display of your X-wing including Luke Skywalker pilot figure that slots into the X-wing’s cockpit. This exciting accessory pack is ideal for creating a detailed display of your X-wing and includes:
– PERSONNEL TRANSPORTER complete with driver figure and pilot passenger figures.
– FUEL PUMP with hose and X-wing ground crewman.
– CREW LADDER allowing access to X-wing droid socket, complete with technician figure.
– LANDING LIGHTS that really light up!
– STORAGE CONTAINERS for equipment and cargo.
– SPECIAL LUKE SKYWALKER pilot figure that slots into the X-wing’s cockpit.
Please note: all figures are non-poseable and affixed to items in the set (or are designed to only fit in the starfighter cockpit, in the case of the Luke figure).

Model Details
1:18 scale | High-quality parts | Highly detailed | Based on features seen in Star Wars: A New Hope

Overall Dimensions
Length: 29.3 inches | Wingspan: 25.7 inches | Height: 7.4 inches | Weight: 8.8 lbs

Further Features
Authentic Finish & Markings
Your Star Wars X-wing model comes pre-painted with markings based on Industrial Light & Magic’s models that were used to film the special effects shots in the first Star Wars movie.

Fusial Thrust Engines
The outlet nozzles of the X-wing’s four sublight engines attached to the S-foils light up to simulate its powerful thrust.

Sublight Engines
Each of the four engine cases have fully detailed internal workings that you assemble and install as you put the model together.

Movable S-Foils
The S-foils are motorized and open via a remote control.

The canopy opens to reveal a superbly detailed interior with illuminated instrumentation, including the targeting computer.

Light-Up R2-D2 Astromech
Your X-wing model comes complete with a scale replica of R2-D2. When inserted into the X-wing’s droid socket, R2’s head can turn and his sensors light up via remote control.

Proton Torpedo Bay
The lower panel in the fuselage is detachable, allowing the rack containing the proton torpedoes to be removed or reloaded.

Removable Hyperdrive Section
The top section of the rear fuselage behind the droid socket lifts off to reveal a fully detailed hyperdrive unit, which is removable for inspection.

Laser Cannons
Each of the highly detailed cannons includes a model of the internal laser generator, plus an LED and fibre optic that lights up to mimic ‘firing’.

Landing Gear & Mounting Point:
Your X-wing features landing gear that can be fitted to display your model on a shelf or table. You can also remove the landing gear and attach a mounting bracket (not included) to display the X-wing in flight mode.

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