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Despatch pod 223

This model was built for the Empire Strikes Back. Its time on screen is very short and most of the fans wouldn't recognize this model as being a model from Empire.

Why 223 ? Because the body is made from 5 1/35 Tamiya SdKfz 223 hulls. A very few pictures of the 232 and 223 pods exist. As far as I know, those models never were in tour. They're in the Archives, in a poor state.

 

 

I used a rotocasted hull from a garage kit for this model as I used my 5 223 hulls on other projects (AT-AT etc). But I decided to add actual kitparts on the pod.

The only exception is the red plate which is cut from a 1/12 Ferrari 312B hull. I didnt want to buy 5 copies of this kit (not cheap and I had no use for 5 kits...) so I did a mold of the part. One funny thing is that on the ILM model, one of this plate is not a kit part but stock styrene sheet cut to shape, they probably didnt have 5 312B kits.

Model receives a coat of primer then the base coats. Weathering has started.

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The base coat is airbrushed, burnt places as well. Various washes are applied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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