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Your Two Cents: Jedi Starfighter

The following are reader's opinions of the Jedi Starfighter made by AMT.

Reviewer   Don Marshall
Date Reviewed   Jan 1, 2001
Overall Rating       Well worth getting.
Comments Just an observation regarding the scale of this kit and the Revell offering. The figure in the Revell kit seems to fit the cockpit quite well. Although the figure is not very well done in that the head is either too small or the legs are a bit too long, it does average out very,very close to 1/32 scale,not 1/24. It compares very well in scale with Airfix multi-pose plastic, military figures. These 1/32 figure sets, although they do not include a pilot of any kind would be a fine source for a conversion to a Jedi pilot for the Revell kit. So; if that is the case,then based on the comparisons in the former review,the AMT kit would be fairly close to 1/35 scale,maybe just a tad smaller. That would make a world of plastic and resin figures and accessories suitable for use with that kit. I build and scratchbuild primarily in 1/35 military and sci-fi, vehicles of my own design,so I am always watching for this kind of compatability. I hope this helps in some way to see more possibilities in either of these kits...I too started out thinking these starfighters were a little lame looking and then found the design more and more appealing. So much for first impressions eh?

Reviewer   Ryan Shortt
Date Reviewed   Jan 1, 2001
Overall Rating       Good kit, but with some problems.
Comments Hello Fellow Builders,

I read a pretty accurate review just recently of this kit, and mostly agree with it. As a HUGE Star Wars fan, I have some extra information that could increase the value of modelling experience with this kit. The only real problem with this kit is the lack of painting instructions, and information available about paint schemes. This, however, can be solved by a little research, which I have conducted with only a little difficulty. The versions on the box break down as follows: Yellow and metal are Anakin's from the opening battle, red and metal are Obi-Wan's from the same battle. The Green starfighter is Anakin's/Vader's when he flies to Mustafar, and the blue one is Obi_wan's when he flies to Utapau. If you wish to make your models movie accurate, then perusing a copy of the Art of Revenge of the Sith and the Making of ROTS will greatly help, they even have a couple of unused hot rod-type schemes. For those of you who want to go that EXTRA distance, on the Clone Wars volume II DVD you get to see a purple version for Mace Windu, and a green and yellow/metal version for Saesee Tiin. All in all, the thing that makes this kit stand above the Revell kit, and makes it a joy to build are the VARIANTS you can build with it. By simply watching the movie, checking out some books, or making up your own, it's hard to make a WRONG jedi starfighter. And one last thing before I forget! For all the Vader fans out there, in the book DARK Lord, it details an ALL-BLACK jedi interceptor that he uses as his first ship. There's a pic of it in the New Essential Chronology, and is well worth a peek! For your consideration, Ryan

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