I am selling this finished Fine Molds Slave 1 – Boba Fett’s Customized Version.
Handcrafted by Michael Fichtenmayer, this beautiful Fine Molds kit has been masterfully painted and modified with light up thrusters and cockpit. Paint colors and placement were based off of those used on the original Studio Model used for filming Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back. The finished piece has been weathered to have more of a used and realistic appearance. Display stand, seated figure of Boba Fett and painted metal Han Solo frozen in carbonite included.
The Slave 1’s thrusters and cockpit are lit using LEDs. This means no bulb heat to warp the model and a VERY long bulb life. LEDs used in a model last almost forever! The lights are powered by a replacable 9 volt battery hidden beneath the radar dish. A small switch is hidden beneath a magnetically attached panel on the underside.
While I have had numerous requests for commissioned models, this will be the first finished kit I have ever put up for sale. Thanks for looking!
About The Kit »
This is the Fine Molds Slave one kit depicting Boba Fett’s customized version. Having been a fan of Star Wars and especially Boba Fett since I was a kid, I had to pick this model up when a friend offered it for sale. I wasn’t planning on starting it right away, but as soon as I got it and opened the box, I just had t build it… now!
What impressed me the most was the size of the kit. Having seen a few Fine Molds X-Wing and Tie fighter kits at model shows, and an unbuilt Fine Molds Millenium Falcon, I expected this to be on the smaller side, but the model is very large measuring about 11 inches from front to back.
Seeing all the empty space inside the hull made this a perfect kit for lighting. Amber LEDs were used to light up the three engine thrusters. The long thruster needed to be recast in clear resin since it came in gray plastic. Otherwise the lighting of the long thruster would not had been possible. The mold making and casting went off without a hitch as did the lighting.
The Slave 1’s thrusters and cockpit are lit using LEDs. This means no bulb heat to warp the model and a VERY long bulb life. LEDs used in a model last almost forever! The lights and are powered by a replacable 9 volt battery hidden beneath the radar dish. A small switch is hidden beneath a magnetically attached panel on the underside.
Base painting was done using Tamiya Acrylics. Chips were created by using liquid mask applied with a sponge. After the next coat of paint was airbrushed on the masking film was removed leaving the beatuful chipped paint pattern behind. Weathering was done using various colors of oil-paint and applied as washes and filters. I also used some Mig pigment powders for weathering some of the dust and soot.