Paul Dilts – STAR WARS – MPC X-Wing

I pulled out my really old MPC X-Wing kit to build, and I kind of got carried away with it. What started as a simple out of the box build became a little more. I threw out the cannons and replaced them with brass rods, spruced up the cockpit a bit (as the kit one was pathetic), then I added two mounting points (one on the bottom with a plug and one in the rear with a plug). I cut out the round area in the rear area and glued in a magnet on the back. I then added detail to the interior wings and cut off those two damned nubs, and filling the holes on the wings. I lit up the engines with four red flickering LED’s, with The cockpit and R2 unit using Fiber Optics, and placing styrene bits here and there. For those of you who have built this kit, and many there are, you will notice the additions. I wanted to cut the windows out of the canopy, but being over 40 years old it was very brittle so it’s not glued on. I’m hoping to find someone to 3D print me a new canopy and maybe a pilot as well. It is a bit heavy on the weathering, and in no way is this depicting any sort of RED # X-Wing that we know of. I just had fun with it and enjoyed every second of bringing it to life. This is definitely a far cry from my first time building this when I was 11 years old! Like I stated, this was a FUN Build!
Paul Dilts

 

Paul Dilts

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Alberta, Canada

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