Yes, there is something nostalgic about the medium stone grey. I'd like to see that build. This version is pretty good. I would suggest using "stick 3.2 W. holder" from pick-a-brick as the control stick -- less bulky. But everything looks much better in proportion than the original set. Good job.
Quoting Deus The Risen
Definetely better than the original set.
Thanks. I made some a few other mods to this fighter. I'll be posting those photos hopefully today. I'm actually planning on buying the new Lego Star Wars X-wing fighter set, No 6212 and incorporate some of these changes into that one. The biggest change I plan to make is to replace all of the white pieces with medium stone grey pieces.