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Revell Poe Dameron X-Wing Fighter

Poe Dameron was a human male who served as a pilot in the Resistance approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. A leader in the Resistance’s fight against the First Order and a member of Black Squadron, he flew under the callsign of Black Leader while commanding a squadron of T-70 X-wing fighters in the company of his loyal astromech droid, BB-8. Poe was the son of Shara Bey and Kes Dameron, who served the Alliance to Restore the Republic in the fight against the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War.

Poe Dameron

As an infant, Poe barely saw his parents due to continued operations against the Imperials following the Battle of Endor, as her mother worked as Rebel pilot for the Alliance’s Green Squadron and his father was a member of the Pathfinders, and was thus left in the care of his maternal grandfather. Only after the Imperial remnant put forward Operation: Cinder did Poe’s parents leave Rebel service to reunite with him, settle on Yavin 4 and build a house—close to which they planted a Force-sensitive tree, a gift from Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker.
[Source: Star Wars Wikia]

Revell Poe Dameron X-Wing Fighter

Directly from the movie “Star Wars™ Episode VII – The Force Awakens!” SnapTite® Build & Play™ kit with all-new DuraMod™ Snap Design. No tools, paint or glue needed for assembly.

KIT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cockpit canopy opens and closes
  • Battle action sounds
  • Wings open into “Attack” mode
  • Removable, retractable landing gear
  • Kit #: 85-1635
  • Model type: SnapTite® Build & Play
  • Skill Level: 1
  • Length: 8-3/5″
  • Parts: 18
  • Batteries: 2 LR44 included
  • MSRP: $19.99 (US)

The Kit

I am as excited about the new Star Wars movie coming out as about anybody. I’ve always loved the X-Wing Fighter and when I saw the new Revell release of the unique Poe fighter I jumped all over it. Revell advertises it as a snap-tite plastic model. It pretty much is best characterized as a snap-tite kit that is more like a toy. The parts come pre-painted. It took less than 5-minutes to put it together and it looks pretty cool. But I had to add some character to it. I took it apart and masked off the area behind the canopy and sprayed primer on it…as well as primer on the cockpit area.

Next I applied flat black paint on the area behind the cockpit and the very rear of the fuselage. I then applied Uschi powder to the rear areas. I also applied Uschi metal powders to the blasters and landing gear to give them some life. Finally, I painted some panels in the cockpit and applied some Vallejo medium grey along parts of the front fuselage to give somewhat of a worn and chipped appearance.

I probably should have done something with the intakes, but I was in haste to get this kit off the bench, so that I could give it to a friend. I may pick up another one of these and bring it to life with a little more weathering.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
I understand Revell may be coming out with some bigger scale plastic kits of the X-Wings…I sure hope so.

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