Does anyone else build or convert the older AMT/ERTL models? (Not sure how they might of been labeled in other countries.) I use to be a very avid Star Wars model builder but have been out of it for a few years and am looking to get back into it now that my building and modeling skills have gotten a fine tuned. Here are 2 I did a few years back, they started out as just the basic kit but then I converted them to be a lot more accurate.
1st is my Snow Speeder. This model was pretty good out of the box but there was some room for improvement. I completely cut out the side panel like pictured in the Archives book and built the exposed engine parts from scratch. All panel lines on the body were removed and scribed in to be more accurate. The cannons were completely rebuilt...the list goes on and on.
Close up of the exposed removed panel area.
Also, here's my B-Wing. This kit was a mess out of the box!!! This kit was warped and had to be built, then cut apart, then re-built. The guns are all completely built from scratch from brass and styrene