Sunday, 21 August 2011

From the back of the cabinet - Jawa Sandcrawler

While i'm talking Star Wars, thought i'd show you this lil' fella. Its little alright - only about 6 inches long and is actually a Micro Machines playset that opens up to reveal a little play area for the figures that came with it.
What struck me by it is the wealth of detail packed into it, and how accurate some of it is - check out the two 1/24th Airfix Harrier Jump Jet engine halves recreated on the rear.
So, it was a nice project years back to have a go at repainting it more like the studio model.
For that, i used the excellent "Star Wars Archives" book, which has some really nice clear shots of it.
And that's when i appreciated the toy even more - most of the panels on the sides are an exact match.
So it was great fun picking them all out in their various colours.
Keep meaning to take it with us when we go down to Camber Sands for some dune shots.

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