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CLAW-3

This model has a bit of a history. It started off with Mike Yoder’s ZR-28 ThunderClaw! starfighter. The ThunderClaw is (by Yoder’s own admission) an up-armored version of Peter L. Morris designed Starfighters

 

When I saw the Thunderclaw, I made a typically flippant comment, something clever like I want one. So Yoder says I can have it, but I’ve got to put up a fighter for trade, or shut up about it already. A couple of weeks later I mailed him Sand Bat 2

 

The concept for the diorama was suggested by Yoder, more like a drunken mumbling really: “Dude, it doesn’t have gear, so it should like hang from a claw and drop out of a big-ass hangar bay… or something like that.”

 

I think this qualifies as “something like that”.

 

Special thanks to my man Catsy for the FX, I owe you one!

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Uploaded on April 30, 2011