TIE Fighter

4901

Introduction

Scale
N/S
Maker
AMT/ERTL
Completed
3/25/99
Retail
$19.95

This is the TIE Fighter featured in the original Star Wars. This is also the first kit I bought after my “modelling revival”.

Kit Review

The mold of AMT is still as bad as it used to be 10 years ago. Fits are poor especially between the top and bottom halves of the the fighter. The kit comes with testors paint (part of the reason I bought it), but the paint is so thin that you can’t brush them on. Painted it with acrylics in the end.
Building

There’s a Darth Vader sitting inside the cockpit but it’s better if you can’t see him properly; it’s like he’s sitting on top of a stool in the middle of the cockpit without any support. The kit also comes with a base but you can’t really support with TIE with that. Ended up creating my own wood+brass rod base. This kit becomes a wedding present to a Star Wars fanatic 🙂

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