Good Star Wars models have always been hard to find, and if you do they tend to be expensive. Now that void of having the perfect Star Wars Model can be satiated. From Fascinations Metal Earth comes four stainless steel metal Star Wars kits, the much beloved droid R2D2, All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT), Darth Vader's Tie Fighter and of course, The Millennium Falcon. Each of the completed models will have dimensions of about 3 inches by 2.5 inches.
The models come as two laser etched and cut stainless steel sheets. Parts snip from the sheets and attach to adjacent parts by inserting tiny tabs into corresponding tiny slots. In our building experience of some 70+ kits, the Star Wars metal model kits will take at least three hours to assemble. You should have tweezers or fine needle nose pliers to bend parts. Nippers are useful to remove the parts from the parts sheet. Trying to use your fingers for parts removal will probably end badly.
R2D2 and Darth Vader's Tie Fighter have sections that involve the most challenging assembly. Flat pieces need to be bent into a tulip petal shape and fitted together precisely to create the barrel of the body and dome of R2D2 or the forward viewing cupola of the Tie Fighter.
After snipping a part from the parts sheet, often a small stub of the connector will remain attached. So that parts fit well together, using the the nippers, remove any of the remaining connector.
After joining two parts, twist the tiny tabs with the needle nose pliers or tweezers to lock down the parts together. Just folding the tabs over the slots will result in loose fitting parts and an unsatisfactory completed model.