|While "Red Three" still resides happily in the archives and was easily referenced by us, it was clear from the extensive archival pictures that "Red Five," or indeed any of the X-wing squadron, shared little details in common with its fellow wing members.
While it's almost certain that all of the hero models originated from the same base molding, it's equally clear that individual modelers assigned the job of assembling the individual squadron craft, took their own creative liberties with regard to detailing. No two models seem to share the exact same panel lines or raised panel details. Even their noses differ considerably in fit, finish and shape.
As circumstance would have it a friend of eFX had to hand a casting of a hero X-wing fuselage and many original, unassembled components. This body's dimensions and rudimentary details matched other hero craft in the archive so we digitally scanned it and used it as the basis for our reconstruction of "Red Five."
Also at this point we were joined by our intrepid duo Frank Cerney and Morten Moeslund. These guys had proved so adept at tracking down the original model kit parts for Master Replicas' Millennium Falcon, that the droid strip and various other detailed panels on the X-wing proved to be of little challenge.
Armed with scan data, extensive photographic reference and original kit parts and sub assemblies, our engineers in Hong Kong set to work building the X-wing master pattern.