Alright guys, here it is--my magnum opus, my pièce de résistance: I present my verison of the droid tri-fighter from Episode III.
This MOC has a whopping 415 pieces (with most of those being cheese slopes as you can tell), and is the most movie-accurate version I have seen. It is very sturdy and close in size to the 75044 model.
I do have an extra copy of this model that I would be willing to part with, if you are interested send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to leave a comment below and, as always, thanks for looking!
About this creation
Bottom View: Notice the integration of the new launcher
Quoting droid hunter
Amazing build. I just wish there was a way to cover up the gaps, still with lego there is always compromises.
I agree, there are always trade-offs. The 75044 model has fewer gaps, but more studs and less of the ship's actual shape.
Another problem I had was stickers. I wanted to put some of the decals on my model, but the gaps made it difficult. So I guess for now she shall travel au naturale!