Star Wars Droid: R4-M9 Astromech Droid 


This is the third variant of the R4 series astromechs (see R4-E2), with the head's circular base blending into a square top. Like my other R4 astromechs, this was a fairly simple custom using the rear barrel half from a Matchbox cement mixer for the head. To make the blend from round-headed to square-headed, I filed four straight lines into the top edge of the barrel, then sanded down the sides of the head until there was a smooth transition between the circular and square ends. The top of the head was then filled in with sheet styrene, and the upper lens and main eye were made from scrap plastic. The stripes on the front of the body and head are dark blue, while the stripes on the sides of the body and legs are black.


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