This particular droid is in use on the planet Hope in the Virtue star system.. Terraforming is still in progress on Hope. Although the atmosphere is now breathable, it has not yet reached the level where strenuous work is possible without help from a breath mask. Here you see the droid alongside a terraforming technician with his oxygen mask.
|With a human for scale...|
I'm sure most of you will have recognised the Star Wars power droid I used as the basis for this model! I cleaned up the flash and mould lines before drilling a couple of holes in the front and adding the guitar string manipulator arms. The base was trimmed down and it was re-mounted on the same size base as my other larger figures (eg. armoured fighting suits and weapons teams).
|A good view of the droid's manipulator arms.|
The tech is from GZG's pack SG15-V04 Techs and Crew. He's had a head swap from SG15-XH2 conversion heads pack B.
|Rear view - note power sockets (under grey flaps) on rear of droid.|
Not much to say about the painting - after a good layer of white undercoat, the droid is GW sunburst yellow with a Vallejo sepia wash. Tech is Humbrol 24 matt blue with a Vallejo black wash, then drybrushed with base colour and highlighted with base colour + white. Stonewall grey for the belt and tool bag.