The kit is approx 1/72 scale from Mos Eisely Modelworks and it makes for a very nice replica of this unique ship. I lit the TIE’s cockpit with a chip-sized SMD and used 1.0mm fiberoptics feeding into a 3mm red LED for each of the exhaust ports. The ship was painted with a blue-gray mix of Testors Intermediate blue and camo gray. The simulated explosion was created using expandable foam, a departure from the cotton/stuffing method I’ve tried in the past. I really like the way it turned out. Since it is a paintable surface, I applied shadows and highlights to mimic a plume from an explosion. I think this is why it even looks fairly decent with the internal lights off. Was a very fun project to work on. Thanks to Jason Chadwell from Mos Eisley Modelworks for designing a great kit.