This MPC kit is an original 1977 release of Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter.The Death Star base is entirely scratch built using Evergreen sheet styrene and PVC pipe couplings dress up to look like exhaust stacks. The ship is painted with Model Master’s Neutral Gray and Flat Black. The base is painted Model Master Gunship Gray. Details were highlighted using pastels.
The one of a kind TIE Fighter X1 was developed by Sinar Fleet Systems exclusively for Darth Vader. This ship was damaged when Darth Vader was defending the Death Star and another TIE Fighter, flying as his wing man, lost control of his ship and collided with Darth Vader’s ship sending it out of control into space. Luckily, for Darth Vader, this sent him a safe distance away from the Death Star when it exploded.