X-Wing (original) No2

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A vintage X-Wing arrived in a mess, looked like it had been outdoors for 30 years. Over the weekend I've restored it to its former glories - cleaned it, new decals, cannons and repaired the wing mechanism. Looks pretty good! This is the second one I've cleaned up. #starwars #anh #esb #rotj

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@gojirafan1985 thanks! Glad you like it!

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Amazing job @tomwaugh79! It looks fantastic.

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@stoner @stonecold the decals are always ever so slightly off but I should try harder to colour match them (or buy a better printer!)

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@stonecold not any longer - looks almost as it should.

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Nice clean up. The left pic is kinda what all my figures and vehicles looked like before i gave them to @stoner . That poor Wampa.....

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@stoner I've just done a millennium falcon for my son! Prices for parts are silly. He's a bit too small (only 19 months) for it yet but it's complete and waiting for him in a storage box. It actually looks better than my own - his sparkles now it's had its bath and fresh stickers. I've done a chicken walker as well in the past - not easy to take apart but cleaned up well, have a look in my collection for it. I've got a snow speeder that has yellowed but I don't want to strip the decals - would be a shame to lose them just to clean it up. Do some 'before' and 'after' posts so I can see how you get on!!!

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@tomwaugh79 cool. I have a snowspeeder at chicken walker to to do up and also the falcon but waiting for the right priced parts for it. Most of this will probably go to my son to play with next year at the same age I was when I played with them.

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@stoner good stuff, I really enjoy doing it. I've got another X-wing in the process now but it's taking longer because the sunlight here isn't great this time of year. The one I'm doing now will keep its stickers, managed to peel them off without damaging them....

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@tomwaugh79 looks great. Just bought one in the exact same condition so going to follow the same videos to restore it too.

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Hi @timmymoss quick answer is YT videos - retroblasting, toy-palloi and other users. It's fairly easy really, once you've seen how it's done. The cleaning is tricky - involves hydrogen peroxide and patience.

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