I did say this one was going to be hefty! Also quite a nostalgia trip for me. I was four or five years old when I remember building this exact kit with my dad in our basement. When I saw the kit had a re-release it was something I immediately had to get my hands on. And since I already had Hera and Luke in the character lineup, I decided to give Wedge some love. Wedge doesn’t get enough love.
This is, of course, the Round Two kit that was originally from MPC. The kit is old as dirt and is another one of those projects that proves to me how spoiled I am with the quality of plastic and sculpts in modern Warhammer 40K and Star Wars Legion kits. It was a pain to get together but I added an acrylic rod and a base that I picked up ages ago from Troll Trader with some crashed TIE Fighter bits. This ended up being a “less is more” project, which I hadn’t expected at first, since so much of the fuselage and wings were just the same kind of stock grey color. I added little embellishments where I could but painting this kit was a lot easier than building it, in my opinion.
With this, I think I can call my Rebel Alliance starter army done for now. I have a few ideas about what I want to add to this next, but I think before I do that I’m going to purge a lot more of my Death Guard shame pile, which is the vast majority of my pile of shame right now. I also have a few new pieces I want to try and add to my Eldar army in time for the “final boss fight” of my podcast, with XenonMage. Lots of good things to come, I think.