Obi-Wan Kenobi's Actis Jedi Interceptor

Revell custom (1/50)

 

 

Removable canopy

♦ Detailed interior

♦ Removable R4 unit

♦ Poseable Obi-Wan Kenobi and R4-P17

Construction

As with Anakin’s Jedi Interceptor, this began as a Revell Pocket model. These kits are snap together and come in a decent pre-painted state. However, the figure and droid are solid plastic. Furthermore, the wings are fixed in an open position. For this custom, I rearranged/glued the wings in the correct position. I also hollowed out a space for R4 and added a rod for her to connect to.

Painting was minimal. I hand-painted the cockpit interior, as well as a few highlights on the hull. I then gave this vessel a basic wash weathering to make it look a little darker like the film version..

History

The Eta-2 Actis-class Interceptor or Jedi Interceptor became the fighter of choice for Jedi during the last years of the clone wars. It’s s-foil design gave it better stability than previous Jedi fighters, and it was absolutely lethal in the hands of a trained pilot. The craft featured two laser cannons and two out-board ion cannons. The front canopy plate allowed the pilot to “aim” the interceptor for better accuracy when firing the lasers. An astromech droid could also control the craft and perform minor repairs in conjunction with the pilot. As with the previous Jedi Starfighter, the Jedi Interceptor did not have a hyperdrive and relied on hyperspace rings for long-range transport. Because the ship has no hyperdrive navigation system, the pilot must have an astromech droid aboard with the proper hyperspace routes to plot the correct course.

This red Jedi Interceptor was used by General Kenobi during the Battle of Coruscant. It was lost aboard the Invisible Hand when the cruiser’s tail section tore apart. Kenobi’s R4 unit was lost earlier in the battle due to a Buzz Droid attack.

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