UCS X-Wing observations
My first thought when I saw it was, why on earth did they make it white again? When I look at the picture at Wookiepedia I see grey. Am I the only one? I converted my original UCS X-Wing to all grey and it looks far better. (I still have it assembled in storage: I'll have to dig it out to photograph). Hopefully it will be possible to do the same for this one.
The engines make use of some new, as yet unidentified (by me at least) parts to provide some interesting textures. However it was noted by others present, that the engines were a bit flimsy and could be wobbled when touched.
Unfortunately, that's a dirty great sticker on the 6 x 8 slope on the wing...
As stated in the designer video, the cockpit is a new piece and is one stud longer than the old one. However, it's covered in stickers. I'd say there's little hope of getting them on perfectly without dirt or air bubbles given their size: such imperfections were certainly visible on this one.
My first impressions then, if I'm honest, were of disappointment. To the untrained eye it looks much the same as the old version, certainly in terms of size and colour. Why on earth it's white again, I really don't know. Look at all the images that Google finds and tell me which ones show it not looking grey. Okay, it might be dirty white, but it certainly isn't bright white.
Whether I buy it will probably depend on whether all the white can be substituted for grey or not.