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”.