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Star Wars Escape Pod model

This is an improved version of a famous Star Wars vehicle in episode IV. Many Star Wars fan don’t realize that this vehicle is responsible of transporting not only R2-D2 and C-3PO. It also transported us the audience to a world far far away. Thanks to the Escape Pod, WE all arrived to Tatooine, and got a glimpse of a sandy hot and harsh planet orbiting 2 suns. So basically, the Escape Pod is our vehicle to coolest adventure and symbol of pop culture ever. If only a plastic model making company could see the role of this vehicle and release a nice 1:1 model kit of the Escape Pod.

This is nothing but an off-the-shelf toy from Hasbro released back in 2002. I took the toy apart and painted it completely, I added some styrene plates to the toy and 5 LDS. 4 LDS were used for the trusters and one is loose inside to provide some light on te pod’s window. All LEDs are fed by 2 AAA batteries. I used Acryl Light Ghost Gray to paint and weathered it with Acryl Rust diluted with water. I hope you like it!

George Collazo
George Collazo
George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.