Star Wars - The Clone Wars
I am one of the few old SW fans that also enjoyed Star Wars I , II, III. So I always waited for some ships for this era. Once FFG brought out the ARC 170, I bought some back market ships to flesh out both sides of the civil war.
ARC 170 and Eta-2 Jedi Starfighter (by Melís Miniatures)
The Aggressive Reconnaissance-170 starfighter, also known as the ARC-170 starfighter and Advanced Recon fighter, was a heavy starfighter that saw widespread use by the Republic Navy throughout the Clone Wars. Designed and manufactured by the Incom Corporation, the ARC-170 was an ancestor of the T-65 X-wing starfighter, which would be mainly used by the Alliance to Restore the Republic.
The miniature below had the wings and guns slightly warped, I decided to fix it by closing the attack wing configuration.
ARC 170 by FFG
Anakin Skywalker's craft had bright yellow markings similar to his previous Delta-7B and the podracer he piloted as a child on Tatooine. With the arrival of the new interceptors, Anakin began using this starfighter instead of his yellow Delta-7B. He flew his Eta-2 in numerous battles during the closing days of the Clone Wars, proving time and again his superiority as a pilot. Often at his side was his former Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, in a gray and maroon-colored Eta-2 interceptor. Although he was impressed with Anakin's skill, Obi-Wan often remarked on Anakin's reckless piloting. Obi-Wan and other Jedi were also concerned about Anakin's obsession and possessive attitude toward the ships he had for personal use. Saesee Tiin, however, often encouraged the young Jedi Knight to continue making modifications and enhancements to his ships.
The miniature below is again once of Melís fantastic designs.
Anakinís Eta-2 Jedi Starfighter (by Melís Miniatures)
The Belbullab-22 starfighter was a heavy starfighter constructed by Feethan Ottraw Scalable Assemblies for the Confederacy of Independent Systems. General Grievous flew a heavily-modified and battle-worn Belbullab-22, Soulless One, during the Clone Wars.
The starfighter was bulkier and hardier than the droid starfighters employed by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, with two rapid-fire triple laser cannons capable of inflicting damage equal to that dealt by a V-wing starfighter, and two powerful main ion drives. The Belbullab was designed for a single pilot.
Grievous modified his fighter with a top-of-the-line hyperdrive allowing the cyborg general to stay mobile on a galaxy-wide scale. In order to remain in touch with his forces while flying his fighter, a powerful but compact HoloNet transceiver was installed onboard, allowing Grievous to slice into legitimate and pirate networks.
Soulless One (by Melís Miniatures)
The Variable Geometry Self-Propelled Battle Droid, Mark I (also known as the Vulture-class droid starfighter or simply as the vulture droid) was a droid starfighter used by the Trade Federation. Later, in much greater numbers, it was utilized by the Confederacy of Independent Systems. It participated heavily in the Clone Wars, at engagements such as the Battles of Kamino and Coruscant. Like most of the Trade Federation's armed forces, it carried no living pilot, but rather a droid brain that was linked to a central control computer, often aboard a Lucrehulk-class Droid Control Ship. Each Trade Federation battleship carried 1,500 such droid starfighters.
The Vulture-class was designed by Haor Chall Engineering, which was founded by the fanatical Xi Char, a religious order dedicated to high-precision manufacturing. As a result, it represented classic Xi Charrian designó an insectoid appearance, multiple weapons emplacements, and a compact body that offered only a small target for enemy fighters.
The miniature below is a Vulture byEta-2 a Mel designs.
Vulture-class Droid starfighter (by Melís Miniatures)
Hyena-class bombers, also known as Hyena bomber droids, were droid starfighters designed for heavy ordnance bombing runs. Based on vulture droid designs, hyena bombers had wider and sturdier hulls with huge wings to gain stability during flight. Like vulture droids, it could transform its shape into walking mode. These were used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, against the Republic forces during the Clone Wars.
Hyena bomber droid (by Melís Miniatures)