Arc Republic Gunship . After many many years of off and on building, It is finally done! The republic gunship is one of my favorite vehicles in the Star Wars Universe, especially the most iconic in the Clone Wars. Though one variant of the ship sticks out, and that is the Arc Gunship. This ship features blue wings and stripes along the body of the ship, but the most striking feature is the fearsome Rancor face on the front.
. The Build: First off, let me say how awesome Mike Psiaki's rendition of the ship was. I drew a lot of inspiration and design from his Gunship. I initially built mine just like Mikes . After awhile I then realized I could not put the rancor's face on the way it should, so I modified the front. As well as changing other various parts of the ship to make it more of my own. changes including, the cockpit/canopy, troop deck, side doors, rear ramp, and the wings. With some of these mods, I was forced to add some transparent technic beams for support and rigidity. Unfortunately this cuts into the build, but was needed.
Features: The Gunship sports the customized Arc variant color scheme, based off the same Arc Gunship from Genndy Tartakovsky's 'Clone Wars' cartoon . The face of the ship, striping along the side and the wings, are custom decals, made by me. There is a full sized rear folding ramp, which can fit two speeder bikes. Rotating missile loader. Liftable handle, for take off. and Last but not least, Side sliding doors, which can be opened simultaneously (When one opens, the other opens with it).
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