This is a nearly finished R2 build that I am doing for a mate. He was so depressed by the quality of the kit that he just said,  "please do something with this crap!" It came to me looking truely horrible. Warped castings and very brittle poor materials made this one of the most difficult and time consuming builds I have ever done and had I known, I would have thrown it in the canal. The final paintjob is a 'Dagobah mud' effect. This is good as it hides some of the inept casting.

 

The kit was supposed to be cast from original parts used in ESB but I'm not sure. Maybe someone out there knows the origins.