I can't believe I didn't think of this until whenever it was that I posted that LDView pic of this fighter in orange and dk blue.
On the left is the original (sort of, click here to see the original coloring), which uses 4L bars and technic half pins to hold the wings.
But on the right is more my original vision for the thing, with the wings tucked in nice and close, giving it a much more polished look. That's only been possible with these new flick-fire parts, which are a technic half-pin with a 3L bar (2L from the half-pin).
Also, I found some of those pyramid wedges on BL, which are what I originally wanted, but didn't have in dark red.
Now all I need are those big wedges in dark blue, and I'm good to go.
PS - the lighting sucks b/c I was playing around with a new lamp I bought at Staples.