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The Forgotten A-Wing

I've been a Star Wars fan since I was a kid. I remember when The Empire Strikes Back first came out; I was so excited to see it. I went to the theater with my dad and had a great time. I also remember seeing all the Star Wars toys in the store and wanting them all. Of course, I didn't get all of them, but I did get most. I still have those toys today, and I love them.





Over the years, I've collected more and more Star Wars toys. I have figures, vehicles, and playsets. I also have some rare and collectible items. I love displaying my collection and showing it off to friends and family.


I started restoring and customizing old Star Wars toys a few years ago. I found that I enjoyed it. It's a great way to give old toys a new life. I've restored a lot of different toys, including figures, vehicles, and playsets. I've also customized some of my toys, adding new paint jobs, decals, and weathering.


One of the toys I restored was an A-Wing. I found it on eBay, and it was in pretty bad shape. The paint was faded, the plastic was yellowed, and there were some cracks in the wings. So I cleaned it up and repainted it. I used Liquid Chrome for some highlights, Tooli-Art Acrylic Paint Pens Earth and Skin Tones, and Vallejo model paint. I also applied Minwax Polycrylic Crystal Clear Coat to protect the paint job. The results were terrific. The A-Wing looked like it had just landed at the Space Port.


I'm proud of my work restoring and customizing old Star Wars toys. It's a great way to give these toys a new life. I'm also glad I can share my love of Star Wars. If you're interested in restoring or customizing old Star Wars toys, I encourage you to try them. It's a lot of fun and a great way to show your love of Star Wars.









Here are some tips for restoring and customizing old Star Wars toys:


  • Start by cleaning the toy thoroughly. This will remove accumulated dirt, dust, or grime over the years.

  • If the toy is missing parts, you can usually find replacement parts on ebay.

  • If the toy is damaged, you can try to repair it yourself with parts from ebay sellers who specialize in custom pieces.

  • Once the toy is clean and repaired, you can start painting it. Use high-quality paint that is specifically designed for plastic toys.

  • Be sure to apply several coats of paint to get a good finish.

  • Once the paint is dry, add any decals or weathering you like.

  • Finally, apply a clear coat to protect the paint job.

Restoring and customizing old Star Wars toys can be a fun and rewarding hobby. It's a great way to give these toys a new life and to show your love of Star Wars. So if you have any old Star Wars toys that need some TLC, I encourage you to try them.

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