The removal of the pirate stuff meant the removal of the weapons but that was good thing for another reason. The reason being that the arms on this model suck so much that it couldn’t hold them right. What a surprise when I first built this model to discover that not only does it have for some reason the old school no grade design elbows (where there is a pivot point in the middle) but that it and the wrists are very loose. When holding any weapon heavier than a beam saber the hand would slink down and if I was really lucky fall out at the elbow joint. All of this plus small nitpicks like the upper arm armor scratching paint cause it’s too tight, the core fighter being so damn tight that it gets stuck (I can’t imaging how much paint would be ripped off if I ever took it out again), or that the hand pegs couldn’t even hold the beam sabers right really makes this a model I would never recommend.
Even with all that I am satisfied with the final result.