Sinar Fleet Systems – TIE Advanced X1 – ~1/32 Scale
This is the original 1977 MPC release of Darth Vaders TIE Fighter. The kit, being an original release went together very well! The biggest draw back of this kit is that there is a warp molded into the kit that is really impossible to fix. So what do you do? You can try to fix it, but is it worth it? The finished result will look exactly like a movie prop.
The kit is finished out in Model Master Neutral Gray and Flat Black and weathered to look like the TIE Advanced in Episode IV: A New Hope.
The Death Star base is entirely scratch built using Evergreen styrene. The Star Wars Blueprint Book was invaluable when creating the base. While this base isn't 100% accurate to the movie, I took a lot of artistic license and put some of my own spin on the Death Star.
The TIE Advance took about 40 hours to build, paint and detail. The base on the other hand consumed almost 160 hours.
I couldn't be more pleased with the end result. Just like my previous post, these photos were taken at a contest.
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