This item is an injection-plastic kit of a science-fiction item.
Since Luke is getting his own model kit, there's no reason the ultimate villain shouldn't get one also! This is the TIE Fighter piloted by Darth Vader in the final scene of A New Hope in detail like you've never seen before! The iconic wing pattern is recreated using two layers of plastic for ultimate realism, and beam effect parts are included as well! You can display this alongside Luke's X-Wing with the provided Death Star surface bases to make what will surely be the start of a beautiful model kit series!
About the model
Includes: Colored Plastic Sprues, Waterslide Decals, Stickers, Clear Parts.
NOTE: The instructions are in Japanese but it did not cause problems putting the kit together as the pictures and illustrations for each step are very good.
Skill Level 2:
Easy to Complete
Skill Level 2 kits require basic plastic model assembly techniques, such as cutting parts from the runners, and cutting or sanding away the remains of the gates (the place where the part was connected to the runner). Some kits in this level also provide stickers for some markings. Most level 2 kits do not require cement or paint, but be sure to read any additional information provided to be sure. To nicely complete a level 2 kit, you will want to have a pair of plastic nippers for cutting parts from the runners, and a fine file, sandpaper or hobby knife for cleaning the gates. In some cases, a pair of tweezers makes applying stickers easier.
Most adults with no prior modeling experience would have no trouble completing a kit of skill level 2. Parents would probably want to assist younger children with a kit of this level if they have never built one before.
No Cement Required
This item does not require the use of cement to complete.
Some modelers prefer to use cement on snap-together kits in order to fix them into a particular pose, or make a joint more secure. However, this is not required to complete these kits.
No Painting Required
This item does not require painting.
Either the item is completely pre-painted, such as an action figure or other completed figure, or it is molded in the colors of the finished item so that it appears natural after you have assembled it.
Note that kits which are molded in their final colors will always look better when painted, even if this is not required. At the very least, a light coat of flat clear spray will make a science-fiction kit look much less "toy-like" after assembly. The same goes for some action figures as well.
|Date Released||November 2014|