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Revell 1/29 X-Wing Starfighter

Rebel forces used these powerful fighters in intense space dogfights throughout the Galaxy in the second trilogy of Star Wars™ movies. Everywhere these strike ships went they helped turn the tide in the favor of the rebels. From blowing up Death Stars (twice) to ferrying Luke to his rendezvous with Yoda, it was the humble X-wing that did it all. Now you can help build up the strength of the Rebel Alliance with this Revell X-wing Fighter™ Kit! Kit features four laser cannon, proton torpedoes, deflector shields, hyperdrive and a nav. droid all in a highly-detailed snap-together kit.

KIT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Product ID: 85-1894
  • Skill level 2
  • Length: 17″
  • Width: 14-3/4″
  • Height: 4-7/8″ (6-1/2″ on stand)
  • Parts: 93
  • MSRP: $99.95
  • Street Price: $84.99

When it comes to Star Wars, no fan can have enough X Wing Starfighers and here I present you the latest iteration of the most iconic starship in the galaxy. The 1/29 scale X Wing Fighter from Revell kit # 85-1894. This model kit was introduced not too long ago in a not too far galaxy. The 1/29 (also known as 1/30 scale) X-Wing Fighter is comprised of 93 parts. Remember that this is a pre-painted Snap-Tite™ kit. It does come pre-painted and ready to assemble.

This model kit breaks the mold -no pun intended- in size. It measures 17” long and 14-3/4” with. For you viewing pleasure and reference, I’m including a picture of the current 1/48 X-Wing from Revell’s Master Series. This baby is 2.5 inches shorter than my old Kenner POTF-2 FX X-Wing. Like Tatooine, the cockpit is sparsely populated but at this scale you can definitely go loco detailing it. Our good friend Antonio Regidor has a few 3D printed upgrades to address some lack of/or wrong detail on key points.

There is a removable plate that reveals 4 nice proton torpedoes. That area can be super detailed with pipes and other junction boxes to make it look more busy. This is Luke’s famous Red 5 X wing and this model kit does include a complete pre-painted figure of him and R2-D2. For a mass produced figure the paint job isn’t that bad at all. But unfortunately I can not say the same about the ship itself. The paint and weathering is quite sloppy and if the modeler want to make this starship look the best, we will need to take matters into our own hands.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

In all I really do like the 1/30 X-Wing fighter from Revell. It is far from being perfect (which model is?) but offers a nice canvas to go bezerk with extra detail, LEDs and even fiber optics on the cockpit.

My sincere thanks to Revell USA for the review sample.

George Collazo
George Collazo

George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.

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