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||Kit No. SW3 - Jedi Starfighter
|Contents and Media:
||76 White and 2 Clear injection
moulded plastic parts; 2 massive sheets of decals for Kenobi’s
||Includes Hyperdrive rings and stand;
beautiful surface detail; well detailed cockpit; massive decal sheets
reduce painting pain; Obi-Wan figure inlcluded.
||No option for landing gear to be
displayed both up and down after assembly; currently only available
Reviewed by Valentin E. Bueno
I wonder if Uncle George had to ask Lockheed for permission to use the
As the only Star Wars: Episode 2 kit currently available, the
folks at Fine Molds have done it again and produced an absolutely gorgeous
kit. I was very surprised at how tiny, and I do mean tiny, the Starfighter
was. It measures a total of 4¼” long, about 25½’ in full scale. Yet the
box is bigger than the previous X-wing and TIE Fighter kit boxes. This is
because of the Hyperdrive Ring included in the kit. The ring looks like it
will be 8” in diameter when fully assembled. It has two huge Hyperdrive
engines and the center section where you can mount your finished
All the parts were washed
with dirty filthy Tamiya Thinner.
The only time you get dirtier the more you wash!
Interestingly enough, they do not provide you with a way of displaying the
kit with and without the landing gear extended and retracted. They did
this on the X-Wing by providing vinyl polycaps to install the X-wing’s
landing gear. On this kit, I don’t see how you would do both, thus you
must chose now and forever hold your peace which way to display your Jedi
Starfighter, on the Hyperdrive Ring or off?
Hyperspace Ring Parts
The cockpit is well detailed with 6 parts and decals for the sidewall
detail. An Obi Wan Kenobi pilot figure is included. They even dressed him
in the appropriate robes.
first I thought it was the same pilot figure from the old 1/72 scale
Monogram kits until I gave him a wash with dirty thinner and saw the folds
of the robes and Light Saber. You can see the light saber in the photo to
the left. And no, he is not pleased to see you - that is a light saber in
The decals are a sight to behold. I counted about 211 separate decals
before my eyes went looking for something else to look at. All the red and
green-yellow areas are supplied as decals. Everything needs to be painted
white when completed with the decals adding ALL of the color. Building and
painting this kit will be a breeze. Decaling and finishing might be a
chore. I think I’ll go nuts and decal one of these as a Thunderbirds or
Blue Angles machine, wadda ya think?
Click the thumbnails below
to view larger images:
There are two of these
trees. There are two bases, one for the Hyperspace Ring and one for
Currently this kit will be only available in Japan. Hobby Link Japan,
Rainbow 10 or a buddy going to Japan is the only way to get this kit.
Good Luck finding this kit and May the Force Be With You.
Review and Images Copyright © 2002 by Valentin E. Bueno
Page Created 07 October, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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