My Introduction To Metal Earth Model Kits

I recently stumbled across one of these kits and decided to give one a go.

They come as flat packed steel sheets with parts you bend and lock into place using metal tabs.

I thought it was a great idea so I decided to give the X wing kit a go from the Star Wars series.

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Being a bit eager to get started I did not get a shot of the packaging but here are the steel sheets.

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As this is my first metal earth build I knew it would not be perfect. There is a lot I have learned already which will help me on the next one. The hull of the ship was pretty easy to put together.

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It started to become challenging when I started working on the cylindrical engine parts. I tried to wrap the sheets around a few things to get a nice curve but could not find something the right size. I later annoyingly found out screwdrivers were ideal so have used these for the next part. (Adding the lasers)

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Although not perfect the engines still look OK. There is an impressive amount of detail on these laser cut kits I especially like the droid. All that there is left to do as add the lasers.

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I already have my second kit ready to build!