Despite having a zillion other projects going I couldn’t resist starting on Revell’s Kylo Ren’s Attack Shuttle kit in the throes of The Force Awakens fever. Kylo Ren’s shuttle is a cool new design that brings to mind the Lambda class Imperial Shuttle Tydirium from Return of the Jedi. This is a really fun project due in part to the lack of reference material, which brings me back 20 years, the days when accuracy meant matching some details on the 5 available pictures, as compared to today where we have the burden of too much reference material! (yeah, I’m weird like that).
The model itself is very very accurate, down to the individual greeblies in the wing edges. Well, those that are there anyway, the upper section of the wing edges are strangely blank. This is where we start our modeling journey, filling out the wing greeblies. Rather than building this up detail by detail I decided to forgo accuracy here and populate the leading edges with resin castings of the lower wing greeblies, suitably modified to fit the narrow upper wings. I’ll do a full write up in time, but for now here are a few pictures of my efforts so far. Stay tuned!