Okay, before I begin, let me say that I have always had a certain fondness for the original SNES game Starfox, particularly it's star starship, the Arwing. I found a copy of a model of this ship a while back, though I'm not sure where, and I decided to build it up. While this model is not exactly a great-looking representation of the Arwing(or even a good-looking one for that matter), it's one shining virtue is that its a great model for speed-building. I built the first one as a test to see how it all goes together in under 45 minutes, and the second one in forty, while at the same time taking pictures of the steps to build it. It consists of only a few parts, but the result is rather eye-pleasing, if not like the actual Arwing. It also has a rather attractive paint scheme. One thing though, be sure to select a bright print setting, as the score lines on the bottom of the fuselage are impossible to see if printed normally. So with that in mind, here's the buildup of the Arwing: First of all, this is a rather clever setup that requires you to print on both sides of the paper: Normally this isn't a problem because the designer has the actual design on one side and some solid color on the back to account for the alignment problems associated with printing double-sided. However, on this model *both* sides have designs on them, and it's flat-out impossible to allign both pages perfectly: But in a model this simple, it isn't a big issue. Just cut out the design on the top side as you normally would, as the designs on the other side are just to help you align the flaps. That's another plus: the flaps are all lettered, making this model nearly instruction-free, that is, you don't really need instructions to build it up nice. A practice run couldn't hurt, though. The first piece you need to start on is the cockpit/wing section: Cut it out, score it, and fold it up normally. You probably want to flatten the back end so the flaps don't come apart(for those of you who prefer no flaps, this area actually requires them because there is artwork on both sides of the paper that would be covered up if you glued in flaps): While that is drying you can start working on the fuselage: Cut the pieces out, and fold up the bottom section of the fuselage: Once the bottom section is dry, glue it to the engines, taking adequate precautions against warping: You'll need to trim the nose section: Once that's together and you're sure it won't warp, leave it alone to dry and glue the nose cone to the cockpit section, as it should have had plenty of time to dry thoroughly: After it's dried out a bit, glue the underside of the fuselage to that section, leaving the engines unglued until the nose has had a chance to dry a bit. The dried sections will make it harder to warp, but you still need to stay with it: Once it's dry, you can then glue in the engines(you may notice in this pic that the left-hand purple flap thingie didn't reach all the way. This is a fault of the kit and can only be helped by printing off duplicate parts and grafting new purple stuff in): Next you need to cut out the undersides of the wings and fold them up: Once they're dry glue them to the bottom of the wings, being careful of alignment. It's possible for the bottom to look aligned but the top isn't and vice versa': Once those are in you can cut out and fold up the stabilizers. Be careful of the sharp ends, as they are hard to get . . . well . . . sharp. Also, when you're folding up the triangular supports, be sure to get them the same shape: Once those are formed, glue them to the stabilizers, making sure they don't lift off(both of mine had a tendency to lift a bit as they were drying on both copies of the kit I built, so it's probably a problem common to all builds): After those parts are dry you can glue them to the wings (being careful of the lifting problem I mentioned earlier) and your Arwing is complete! Overall it's not a bad kit, like I said, but because it isn't a true representation of the ship in the manual, which is supposed to be a picture of a *real* Arwing, I'm probably going to design a new kit eventually.