The first thing I did when I opened up my Battle droid was to take
sandpaper to him. Apparently the decided to just hit him a couple
of times with some gray paint sprays here and there, how pathetic.
This cheesy 'weathering' they put on these figures was almost as
disappointing as the 12" electronic C-3P0, but this time I can do
something about it.
After I sanded off all the gray spots on him I gave him a light wash
dark brown, which filled in all the nice detail lines. Then I added a light
dry brushing of silver here and there to give him more of a metal than
plastic appearance. It was at this point that I decided that since I'm
painting him anyway, might as well make him even more unique and
turn him into a security droid.
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Here's a simple scan of the upper torso, I've finished painting
now, but I'm not thrilled with the articulation Hasbro saw fit to
bestow upon him, there is no upper arm swivel, which I feel
is an absolutely necessity. So I'm going to have to add my own.
I've been debating on how to accomplish that for a while now.
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