With the crash landing of the beleaguered droids’ escape pod on the desert planet of Tatooine, we might have been forgiven for thinking that their troubles were over, but alas nothing could be further from the truth! After a tactical disagreement, the two decide to go their separate ways, but all too quickly run into more difficulties.
The jabbering language of the faceless Jawas* always brings a smile to my face. Their glowing eyes, the only discernible feature under the shabby, brown cowls. Jawas are a native species to Tatooine that scavenge for a living and were clearly thrilled that R2-D2 had strayed into their path.
*Apparently drawn from several African languages, most notably Zulu.This rather diminutive model wasn’t going to require the most sophisticated of paint jobs, but during an intensive bout of web based research, I happened across a rather fine example of imaginative base work using salvaged parts. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to be able to find the original source for the creator and if anyone can point me in the right direction, I would love to let them know how their work inspired me to do the same.
My parts came from ‘Zinge Industries’ and were simply littered on the base before the whole thing was painted brown – thank goodness for the glowing, orange eyes to break the monotony!