AMT/Ertl kit 30118, Evergreen plastic, spare model pieces
Scale = 1/48
Length = 7.7 cm
Width = 4.8 cm
Height = 2.1 cm
is the Flight Mode of the Trade Federation Droid fighter. The
weaponry is concealed within the wing sections. This kit bash
was accomplished by Dremeling the weapons from the kit and
gluing the remaining haves together.
colors used on all three fighters included Dark Ghost Gray,
Steel, Gloss Red and Flat Black over the Neutral Gray basecoat.
Attack Mode fighter is built stock. All three kits in the box
were made to build to this fighter. Since there were three transformable
modes for the Droid and parts for three kits in the box, I chose
to make each version.
three kits were hand painted, as they are very small models. The
dimensions listed above are for the Attack Mode Fighter, as that
was what was in the box.
all three models were completed the same day I bought them, the
Walking Mode Fighter took the longest to assemble. The Droid
head area was carefully cut from the upper and lower main body
halves. the two pieces of the head were glued together and the
seam line was removed. Some small panels in the scribed body
panels were removed with a knife to be glued back at raised
angles to suggest where the mechanism for the leg pieces attach
to the body.
small generic looking detail pieces from tank models were used
to act as the articulation pieces for the legs. Two small strips
of Evergreen plastic of different widths were attached to the
main body and acted as the neck pieces to raise the head from
the main body.
The legs were glued at a random angle to depict a walking stance
for the Droid.
The three droids were both built and painted and detailed in a