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Bandai 1/72 X-Wing

This is the first Bandai kit I have ever made, and first 1/72 kit in maybe 20 years.

I ordered the Bandai kit off eBay and wasn’t really expecting much. Was I wrong! – what a great little kit, heaps of really good detail and it fitted together with ease. I didn’t actually realise it was marketed as a ‘snap fit’ kit until i was almost finished.

I didn’t use the markings with the kit, I just played and made my own (Its Sci-Fi – I can do that).
The decals with the kit are excellent – note the markings on the droid and on the pilots helmet are decals not my paintwork. They were fiddly to do, but looked good when done.

I wanted to make it into a small diorama so took a drive to my dads place and raided his spare box of 1/72 figures and accessories as I don’t have one of my own for that scale. I am happy with the result as I threw it together over just a couple of days I had free at home while kids were at school.

I actually then felt ‘obligated’ to get the 1/72 Tie-Fighter, so back to eBay, and now that’s on its way too. Hopefully it arrives while the boss is at work so I don’t have to explain ANOTHER eBay package to her…

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4 responses to Bandai 1/72 X-Wing

  1. Nicely finished, Carl….don’t see all that many Sci-Fi offerings. I like it.

  2. It comes down to the maintenance guys, in any era. Great job.

  3. Another nice model Carl!

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