R3-T2 Custom Astromech Figure

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Corellianexports

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With the release of the new Wedge X-Wing helmet, I realized that Hasbro never released a R3-T2 figure. In fact, I attempted to build the figure from parts at the Star Trader years ago, but the best I could come up with was an R2 body and a white dome with yellow details.

After some trial and error with different cleaners, I discovered that paint thinner was the best at removing the yellow paint from the dome.
I sprayed the dome flat white and covered the panels with painters tape and a little car, detailing tape left over from my full size R5 dome:

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I used some candy apple red paint left over from my R5 dome to paint the dome.

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After a week of dry time, I removed the tape:

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To paint the aluminum ring on the bottom, I applied some auto detailing tape near the bottom:

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I used a very small X-Acto knife to remove the excess red paint and then used some Testors paints with a small brush to add the details:


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I'm not a big fan of yellow for the PSI on the back of the dome, but I came across some neon yellow paint and decided to use it. For the logic box, I used tiny dabs of green paint since those lights are just a series of green and red:

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Wedge with his R3-T2 Astromech:

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