This is an injection-plastic kit of a science-fiction/anime item.
Fine Molds' 1/48 X-Wing is far more than just a bigger version of its 1/72 cousin (which still holds the crown as the best-selling model kit we've ever handled!). Fine Molds has upped their game, and this fantastic kit features swift and easy snap-together assembly! But don't misinterpret that feature to mean this is a simplified kiddie kit, as there is no compromise on the detail whatsoever; it is still a perfect X-Wing model, based on all the same careful research that Fine Molds did on Lucas' special effects miniatures for the 1/72 offering.
Self-tapping screws insure a solid fit and smooth operation of the movable S-Foils (a Phillips Head screwdriver is needed for assembly, not included). Coupling that with self-adhesive stickers as well as waterslide decals for the markings means the best of both worlds: The kit makes a perfect gift for kids or people who haven't done much modeling, but still offers more experienced modelers the kind of perfection they demand. The kit also features removable landing gear so you can pose it either with gear up or gear down. A stand with a nifty angle adjustment feature is also included to display your X-Wing in flight!