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Crown X Fighter: Not quite Poe's Ride
Mechworker
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 07:52 PM UTC
It’s only human nature to jump onto the bandwagon. When that bandwagon is being pulled by a successful franchise like Star Wars, it should come as no surprise that everybody wants in on the action. However, in the rush to cash in on a name, some companies take short cuts. This is where the wonderful world of “bootleg” or “non-licenced” toys, models and other goods takes centre stage.

I’m not here to encourage bootleggs, but when I come across one that’s interesting, I can’t help but show it off. Just in time for The Last Jedi, then, (See how I hopped on that bandwagon? ) I would like to present to you, the modelling public, my out of box review for the Crown Star Warrior X Fighter. Not even Poe’s signature Black and Orange paint can save this outcast from failure!

Check it out at the link below!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/crown-non-scale-star-warrior-x-fighter-oob/


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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 09:15 PM UTC
I got AMT Ertl's X-wing and Vader's Tie Fighter and they are just about as bad as this thing.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:13 PM UTC

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I got AMT Ertl's X-wing and Vader's Tie Fighter and they are just about as bad as this thing.


The original 1978 kits? Built them when they first came out. Crude. AMT was crude by any standard, but 1970s crude was something to behold. Ever look at the original AMT Star Trek: the original series kits? They must have carved the molds out of stone.

We've come so far.
Scarred
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 07:07 AM UTC

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I got AMT Ertl's X-wing and Vader's Tie Fighter and they are just about as bad as this thing.


The original 1978 kits? Built them when they first came out. Crude. AMT was crude by any standard, but 1970s crude was something to behold. Ever look at the original AMT Star Trek: the original series kits? They must have carved the molds out of stone.

We've come so far.


Yeah, I built those including the K7 Space Station. Definitely looked like they came from the 60's. No panel lines, gaps wider than the Grand Canyon, no detail at all.