This guy has been sitting in my bin for sometime now and lately the itch to build him just kept getting stronger and stronger. I figured this would be a good time because I can get some steps done during the in-between stages on a couple of other builds (both posts coming soon!). It’s also a fairly straight-forward build because it needs very little work to be built up nicely. REL (Richard Long, Sovereign Replicas) patterned this a few years back and sold off the master to JBOT, who cast a copy for me.
Here’s a list of the modifications I’ve done (all it “needs”):
- wings were a little misshapen so I heated and fixed
- sanded down canopy panel to allow a flush fit for the clear resin canopy
- added some detail to the rear opening in each wing
- added small steel tubes to replace the laser cannon barrels
I could have hollowed out the cockpit ball pretty easily but I didn’t really want to deal with a cockpit build up for this one. It’ll be badass enough. 🙂 God, I just love the shape of this fighter!