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So, I was going through some boxes that had been in storage and found this old 2002 Toys R’ Us Exlusive Red 5 X-Wing and decided that I would attempt a conversion. This will be something new for me, I am just getting back into building models after a break that lasted decades. I figured it would give me a chance to practice several things like some scratch building, adding details, do some problem solving and most importantly practice learning the ILM style of painting and weathering. I just recently received an airbrush as a gift from my wife and this is the perfect chance to test it out. My goal is simply to make it look less like a toy and a little more like a studio scale model. I am not going for screen accurate, but more of an “inspired by” type build for practice. Threads of similar conversions by PHArchivist and Randy13 have been studied closely and will be a big influence. Follow me on this learning adventure.