It took me a long time to invent the design for this figure.
The hardest part was finding a starting base which would allow me to create the
fuselage, wings, and main guns with the right proportions and still include the
4 smaller wings. I borrowed a base from another artist, David Brill, and came
up with 2 designs which differed from each other by only a few steps at the end
of the folding process. The first design was slightly closer to the overall proportions
of the ARC 170. The Second had a slightly cleaner design. Personally, I preferred
the first version but all the friends and family I polled unanimously voted for
the second. Therefore the official version is the second design and I'm no longer
speaking with any of them.
The ARC-170 (Aggressive Re-Connaissance
fighter) was the primary starfighter of the Old Republic just before the rise
of the Empire. It had a crew of three clones consisting of one pilot and two gunners.
The craft also had an R2
astromech droid for navigation and repairs. The ship was armed with 4 laser cannons
(two forward and two rear facing) as well as 6 proton torpedoes.