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Your Two Cents: Obi-Wan/Anakin Jedi Starfighter

The following are reader's opinions of the Obi-Wan/Anakin Jedi Starfighter made by Revell (Germany).

Reviewer   Rich Dula
Date Reviewed   Nov 11, 2005
Overall Rating       Good kit, but with some problems.
Comments I purchased this kit at WonderFest '05 because I liked the design. About a month later I dragged out the box and snapped the kit together in about 30 minutes with the intention of redoing it at some point.

Two months later I took the whole thing apart and redid it. I used MM Lt. Gray as the primary hull color, taking care to paint around the roundels on the wings and fuselage. I also added painted details to the cockpit. The red sections were painted with a mixture of MM Insignia Red/Flat Black that I had left over from my Republic Star Destroyer. The insides of the wings and the guns were all painted MM Gunship Gray. The engines were painted MM Euro Dark Gray.

I brushed on a coat of DullCote, then added some drybrushed MM Chrome Silver and pastels for weathering. I painted the panel lines with a thin-tip paint marker, and sealed with a final layer of DullCote. I will be submitting photos later for the Reader Gallery.

I opted to go for an "empty cockpit" for display at this point. I don't like the lumpy blob of a Kenobi that came with the kit. I might overhaul Obi-Wan later, but I just didn't feel like dealing with him now.

Overall the kit is nicely done, with little or no flash. The only real question that has to be answered by a builder is whether you want to leave the prepainted scheme intact, or if you want to repaint the entire kit.

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