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U9-C4 Astromech R5 Unit Droid - D-Squad Star Wars The Clone Wars So, the first droid's done. U9, despite the name, is an R5 unit, although I've had to make a few tiny alterations to the base kit to bring it closer to the screen version. For those who haven't seen The Clone Wars animation, U9 was part of D-Squad, a group of four astromechs, including R2-D2, who were sent on an undercover mission to steal an encryption unit in a season 5 story arc. The laser cutter arm was a scratch built addition as it's the most prominent aspect of U9 in the show. The top of the dome was also altered a
R2 & R5 So, R2 & R5 finally found their way from the land of the rising sun to my front door this morning and I've had a chance to have a rummage through the box and fondle the plastic. I had been a bit put off by some of the online photos of the parts but in person they seem pretty good, maybe not as pin sharp in the details as the Chicken Walker but that could be down to the garishly coloured plastic which makes it harder to see the details. I probably won't be starting these two just yet as I want to get the SS-23 finished and that build seems to be stretching out in front of me