Kit Ref: 06696
Price around: £24.99, €28.43, $30.13US, $40.31AUS (check out the web retailers, you can get this kit much cheaper than this price)
In-box review by Geoff Coughlin (January 2017)
Our thanks to Revell for supplying our review sample. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model stores. For details visit www.revell.de/en
The Incom T-70 X-wing is the latest incarnation of a classic design, and the signature combat craft of the Resistance’s Starfighter Corps. Faster than the Alliance-era T-65s, Resistance X-wings are manoeuvrable enough to engage TIE fighters in dogfights, but powerful enough to take down capital ships. The credit-strapped Resistance relies on X-wings donated or lent by sympathetic New Republic senators and local security forces. During the assault on Starkiller Base, Poe Dameron flies a customised, dark-hulled X-wing under the call sign Black Leader.
A note from Geoff
Here are the basic stats for this release:
Figures: one Droid
A stand painted flat black is included.
This kit was released in 2010 and I have to admit we have had it a while waiting for the launch of the Sci-Fi/Space Area in SMN that you can see is now live :) Let the builds begin!!
Closer look at this kit
The model offers a simple breakdown of parts that are quite well moulded and painted in light grey base with blue panels giving the model a heavy, weighty feel but that doesn’t detract from the finesse of the detail that is cleanly moulded and generally well-defined. The model actually comes with some paint applied as I say and this isn’t usually well done and here is ok on this model. Personally, I would want to get the model together and then clean up any joins etc before applying my own paint finish and that’ll be the subject of the build we’ll run in SMN – taking an entry-level ‘Easy Kit’ and making more of it and certainly trying to get the best out of the box contents. As you may have read, we’ll do this with a number of these Revell ‘Easy Kits’.
The surfaces should look good under paint, washes and general weathering. The model is designed, indeed aimed at junior modellers but that shouldn’t put anyone off, there’s potential here for creating a good model of a Resistance X-Wing Fighter from The Clone Wars.
A gentle dry-fit of parts shows that everything should go together well – remember, these are push-fit kits and designed not to come apart again – different to normal kits in this respect.
I’ll let the photos do the talking now…
The separate canopy is clear and blemish-free.
No decals are included.
You get the basic exploded view layout. The box art is pretty good for use as a painting guide and assembly is very straightforward. In terms of painting, just add the colours you like from your preferred range as no painting references are included on the simple instruction sheet and this isn’t surprising as the model is supplied pre-painted.
I have given this model quite a good rating on the scale. There’s no doubt in my mind though that it will come to life if you add personalised painting and maybe some simple LEDs and lighting and these of course, are not included.
SMN Assessment Summary Star rating out of 5
|STAR RATING (out of five)
|Quality of moulding
|Level of detail
|Pass! Looks like a Resistance X-Wing :)