Thursday, April 30, 2009
FASTEST STARFIGHTER IN THE GALAXY? OBI-WAN'S JEDI STARFIGHTER BUILD
I'm a huge fan of Revell Easy-Build kits. For those of us who are pressed for time, they are a quick way of getting rid of 'model fever' - this Jedi Starfighter took only about 30 minutes or so to put together. It's about 1:48 scale and could sit nicely on a shelf, for a comparison to current jet fighters, such as F-16s and the like.
The assembled Jedi Starfighter is pretty small, pointing to the fact that in the 'long ago' Star Wars universe, spacecraft tapped into energy forces that didn't involve lugging around huge tanks of propellant!
As built, the Starfighter is a nice decoration; with some weathering, super-detailing, and maybe a mini diorama, it could be a show winner. If you're short of time and want to 'do a kit' between dinner and bedtime, it's recommended.